Monday, September 28, 2009

I know, I know..its been a while

With moving and getting situated, and not to mention not having cable and internet until today, I haven't done any posts!

Needless to say...I've been busy! We're about 90% situated..problem is the the 10% still needed to be completed is my craft room! When we moved in, we just thew everything into the front bedroom that is to be my craft room. Most of it is out except for hubby's baseball card collection, my antique bottle collection (which takes up soooo much space!), and my crafting supplies. My project for this week is to get that room cleaned out so I can just be in my own space and do my thing :)

Speaking of...I scored a custom order for a bridal party woo hooo! I am SO excited to do this order you have no idea! This girl is one of the loveliest I've come across -- so willing to trust my ideas but is clear about what she wants so I don't have to mind read. Not only that but since I just got married, I totally understand where she's coming from in that you want your day perfect, but you must stick with the budget! I am having so much fun looking for supplies and pretty gems that even if I only came out even on this project, I'd be happy. I know I am running a business here and am basically selling a service, but I'm just having fun. If you're not having fun, its not worth it right? I also think that out of the thousands of sellers on etsy my customer could have picked, she chose me. I better give the best damn service I possibly can so she has no regrets about her decision to go with me, and that I give her the best product I can create so her friends think she is the absolute best in the world.

Well I am off to bake a cake for a co-worker's birthday tomorrow and send my snoring hubby to bed so he doesn't snore all the way through my 'hoarders' watching :)

Have a happy tuesday all!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

hair accessories on their way!

(image from I bought my fabulous wedding invitations from them)
Lately, I have wanted to get hair accessories made SO badly! I love little things you can stick in your hair that people stop and say "ooooh what is that?!" I wore a lovely silk hydrangea and feather fascinator at my wedding so I think I'm leaning more in that direction: wedding hair. But what is there for all the rest of your days?
What would you be interested in seeing/wearing?

Headbands, bobby pins, clips, combs, all of the above? I have been sketching ideas of things I like, but what do YOU like? We're finally moving this weekend and once I get my studio set up, I'll be posting the rest of my jewelry on Etsy (since I only have 22 of the 50+ finished pieces I have up) and then start the hair line. Oh and get around to painting sometime hehe. If you have any suggestions, questions, or just wanna say hi -- I'm here! :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

breakin out the canvas!

We're moving this weekend. FINALLY! I hate blank walls more than anything so I've been working on some paintings -- both old unfinished and new -- to hang on our walls. It was easy in the apartment: I just filled my walls with my abundance of kurt halsey and it all worked. But now with about 4x the wall space, kurt will most likely be retired to my studio and new art will have to fill the house. LET THE CREATING BEGIN!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

meet my new baby :)

I am so in love!

Okay so I'm kinda a geek. During my top to bottom inspection, I discovered I don't have a bobbin case (and my machine is at the new house already so I cant see if it fits this lovely oldie) so I haven't been able to sew anything with it yet! Boo! :(
But soon...ohhh so sooooooooon :) :) :) :) :) :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

moving = boooo!

Its been a while since I've posted....


I'm really excited to get out of our tiny apartment and into a big house! I'll get my own craft room to do my jewelry, my sewing (exciting news on that below), painting, new embroidery projects (more on that below), and all around crafting. So exciting!!

Yesterday hubby and I went to my dad's house so I could pack up the china cabinet, toss the things stored in a beautiful bird's eye maple dresser, and go through my mom's sewing desk (all of which I will be taking). The very expensive china and silverware were missing (grr!) from the china cabinet...Totally sucks! But, I did score some cool old books from the late 1800's- early 1900's (one of them is a music book from 1898 in PERFECT condition!) and the winner of the day: an antique Singer 221 Featherweight sewing machine woo-hoo! I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what I have though. The manual, which I would assume to be original, has the last copyright date of 1941 (which would make me believe the machine dates 1941-1942). My machine has a plate on it called "Egyptian Scroll" which is found on the earlier machines but the later ones (like post-WWII) have a boring 'striped' plate. My serial number dated the machine to September 1956 (Per Singer. Though they couldn't explain why I had the Eqyptian plate or really...any more info than date and location of manufacture). All machines I have been able to find with the Eqyptian Scroll are either from the 1940s or the one I found from 51 or 52 I think. So from all the research I've done, my machine CANNOT be from 1956! I know the plate looks like it can probably be changed but I know for a fact it has not been. The previous owner is a friend of the family so I can confirm that not only was the machine hardly used, but nothing on it has been changed. I am pretty much pulling my hair out over this haha.

Anyways, I also found a stash of tons of embroidery thread my mom purchased sometime that I'll use for maybe some 'alternative embroidery.' Ya know...things a little edgier than "home sweet home" and all that mess. We'll see what I come up with :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009



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