Archive for 2008

a couple of woodland projects

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

i wanted to make these cute mushroom ornaments. i printed out the tutorial last year but never got around to it. so a few weeks ago i was in joann’s in the styrofoam aisle and i thought ‘oh i can make those cute little mushroom ornaments i’ve been meaning to make forever!’ and i picked up the 6-pack of […]

shop local on etsy

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

have you been reading the shop local series on etsy? it’s fun to see the pictures of the people who make the things! today’s features california, and i’m included! take a peek at it here, and check out the sampling of creative californians on etsy. my friend jenny took my ‘portrait’ at the Arroyo Seco mini golf course (and […]

hungarian embroidery

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

i wanted to show you this beautiful embroidered table runner from hungary that my great-aunt deda sent to me recently. the stitching is so perfect it’s hard to tell which side is the front and which is the back! here is a cute picture of some hungarian ladies in the 60’s. the thing i especially […]

knick knack gift cards

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

i put together this page of three different knick knack gift cards for you to download and use for all of your gift-giving needs (or any other occasion where you need a little card!) all you have to do is print them out–i recommend a heavyweight paper or cardstock, and if you have a ‘photo’ setting in […]

walkin’ in a winter-white wonderland

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

i just added these new goodies to my website… the snow white winter woods skirt, which features a tawny owl brooch… and the snow maiden matryoshka skirt i promised earlier… and i also made the blue polish pottery print into an apron and trimmed it with giant red ric rac!

winter white

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

how do you feel about winter white? i think i’m really starting to like it! i just finished up this winter white version of my matryoshka skirt. i used sparkly metallic bronze and pewter ink, along with icy aqua and lavender regular ink. i’m going to call it the ‘snow maiden matryoshka skirt’. it makes me think of russian […]

cuckoo clock art wig

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

i just discovered this on etsy…did i just die and go to heaven!?! (by sweet hayseed) i especially love the pinecones tied on at the bottom of the braids. nice touch! i might try that on myself!

thrift store art

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

this past summer was a great one for scoring some awesome thrift store art. i can’t remember when i’ve found such good stuff in such a short span of time. here’s a look at some of the goodies i picked up in the last few months… i think this one is my favorite. cross-stitched fox stealing […]

polish pottery mittens

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

i was just looking around on etsy and came across this great pattern for polish pottery mittens! (photo is from SpillyJane Knits) i guess i don’t need to mention how cute a pair of these would look with my polish pottery skirt! it might just be the thing that makes me take up knitting, although i […]

international shipping

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

last night i finally updated my shopping cart to calculate international shipping up to orders totalling $350, so international customers can now check out through my website shopping cart instead of waiting for a paypal invoice. yay! all international orders are sent priority mail, you can take a peek at the rates here. and of course […]