Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Have you heard about the ebay strike??? A number of designers have decided to list on etsy during the boycott week and would love for more of you to join us...

click here to join teh group on yahoo!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Estate Sales....

I LOVE going to estate sales! We happened upon one this weekend in our neighborhood...it had been quite some time since I'd gone to one so I was a bit excited to see what there was...it was also a bit sad as I knew the couple who had lived there.

When we bought our house 11 years ago you would see them walking arm-in-arm through the neighborhood to get their daily exercise. I believe they were already in their 80s...He died 1st...she stopped taking her walks...then this fall she passed away. They had no children, nobody to clear out their house for them.

it made me think about the things I hang onto and cherish...what will others think of them when I am gone? The woman who lived there must have been quite a fashion plate in her day as we found fur hats and stoles in neatly labeled boxes as well as a box full of old hats....we couldn' t resist...many of them came home with us, along with some of her gloves...eily, leo & I spent the afternoon dressing up in her treasures...something a grandchild would have loved.

I hope she saw the happiness it brought us.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Don't Play with Your Leftovers!

unless they are wool felt scraps!

I decided to let the creative juices flow this week with some of my wool scraps and made these little pins to send along as thank you to some customers...

of course I had to get photos of them and they turned out so cute i am offering them for sale in my etsy store!

little love bird

this one was actually created for the February Challenge for the etsy street team - etsyFAST - a group of fiber artist who have come together to promote their work on etsy. Search februarychallenge on etsy to see more "unvalentine" treasures!

Love Love Me Do!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, February 08, 2008

A Clovergirls Mini-Launch.....

just listed on ebay with my new design group - The Clovergirls!

Also..added a new listing to my ETSY store...

Project Runway...Family Style!

...or following in mom's footsteps??? We have had some designing fun here this week...

Eily outfitted her new guinea pig in a boa and dress from Heather Bailey's Freshcut Fabric...

Leo decided to outfit himself in 3 pairs of boxer shorts...I think he has something with the criss cross halter top!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Fresca Amica

this week I am participating in a launch with Elite Euro where we invited a friend to list with us...I invited the very talented Cammie of MyLittleFairyTales

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

How to keep a boy busy....

leo was waiting rather impatiently last weekend to leave for skiing...so needing to keep him occupied for a few minutes I handed him the juicer and a bag of oranges...

he squeezed 500ml of orange juice! Thanks buddy ;)