Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New embroidery work

Will be listing a TON of new items next week! Building up stock for Christmas :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

I'm alive!

Sort of.

My life has been the very definition of chaos lately.

I've moved.

[long story]

But - things are finally settling down and I'm hoping to get a whole line of new items out in time for the Fall season come October 1st.

I hope everyone is enjoying their last few moments of summer.

I don't know about ya'll, but I'm glad to see her go.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More embroidery work

I seem to finish a new piece nightly! It's just so relaxing and I appreciate that it forces me to sit down and focus on something other then how stressful my life is!
{Moving and classes starting this week is making me a bit crazy}

Day-dreaming of Fall! A season that doesn't exist in Florida :(

Love machine! Electric blue! How is this not perfect?

I need more ideas for things to embroider! I'm thinking of a cute piece featuring the lovely French language ... and maybe a math/science based one. Ideas??

Monday, August 23, 2010

I can has embroidery jokes?

What had happened was ...

I found this ridiculously funny coloring book from 1961

Which had me rolling on the floor at work the other day! Particulary this page!

So I based my latest embroidery project on it. It was my first time transfering an image by hand (just the guy) and I think it turned out well. The lettering is a bit wonky but I feel it lends to the whole "coloring book" vibe (and it's the best I can do so shut it!).


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Embroidery Addiction

I love it.

I can't stop doing it!

Insight: I'm a little OCD.
[okay, a lot]

If I start something 99.9% of the time I have to finish it immediately [video games, craft projects, cleaning an entire house..]

This is a major reason behind why I love embroidery so much. It's simple, I can do it while watching It's Always Sunny, and I can finish most small pieces in 2-3 hours.

I've been hunting online for a good source for patterns. I have one book of iron-on transfers that I really enjoy and have just started using carbon paper to trace my own (although I need significant practice). and have thus far been my only great finds.

Anyone out there with suggestions for more sites please let me know!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I complain to much ...

I need to work on that.

I tend to worry about things that have not happened yet.

Things that may not even happen.

I let it all fester and compound until I'm a nervous wreck and I feel quite helpless.

That's not a fun way to feel!

I joke that I have "rich white girl" syndrome. I'm gainfully employed, educated, healthy, and have a wonderful family and network of friends to rely on if need be.

I can support myself, have an adequate amount of free time, and more hobbies to keep me entertained than I can even count.

Really - what do I have to complain about? I have it better than the majority of the world's population.

So for the next week I'm going to try my hardest to keep my trap shut if I don't have something positive to say.

Couldn't hurt, right?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Latest cravings...

As my life starts to get interesting again in the next few weeks I'll actually have more personal stuff to update about - but until then, please enjoy these latest finds!

Tub Caddy made from Reclaimed Oak -

Original Jane Eyre watercolor -

His & Hers Custom Leather Wristbands -

Baroqe Romance Sterling Silver Stacking Ring Set -

Love is Eternal Vintage Book Spine Bracelet -

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Future splurges

I am so in love with a few etsian art sellers right now! I may be moving this Fall and, if so, I think I'll have to treat myself to a few new pieces to decorate my new home with.

Marie Antoinette - $15,

Sara - $20,

Harold and Lorna - $18,

Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Line - Debuting This Week!

I will start listing the new pieces daily as of Monday, July 5th, but I am to excited to not share the great pictures I just finished taking!

I'm still working on a name for all of the pieces - feel free to suggest some!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Some recent additions

I've added a few new pieces that will be available for a while in the shop. I'm planning on adding much more in the near future! [Including a vintage Kodak camera from the 1930's tonight!]

Monday, June 7, 2010

Gibbous inspired skirt!

I am SO in love with this style. I describe it as gypsy-steampunk-pirate-victorian-romp in a meadow-scavanger hunt leftovers. It's like a wearable scrapbook. I love it. Will begin working on another, sea inspired one, as well as a dress soon. Sorry for the horrid pictures, I will be asking a friend to help me take better as soon as I complete a top for it as well as a small bag.

I love the little key & vintage buttons!