Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Stuff Coming! :)

We have new jewelry coming made from vintage parts! Here's a preview!

and a new hat!

Friday, May 16, 2008

New Stuff Up In Shop

I cleaned a lot of earrings out of the shop with the BOGO earrings deal. So I'm getting to work putting some new stuff in and taking new and better pics of the older stuff.

Here's a bag my mother made. The applique was my idea. I think it's so cute! I adore the vintagey looking fabric.

We have a bigcartel store now too. I opted for the free version for now so we only have 5 items at once. If we actually sell things I'll get the paid version. Trying to spread out beyond Etsy.

Going to see if I can get our web site address back too - I think it will just be a link page with places to find us.

Anyway that's all for now. Have to work putting in sign posts for the town today, then will hopefully get some more things made. :)

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I Made Etsy's Front Page!!

Wooo! I made Etsy's front page!! Came home from work, checked Etsy and there my Dew the Dew Earrings were! Made from Mountain Dew boxes. Now more people want them, that was my last pair, so I'll have to buy some soda tomorrow. Was trying to loose weight :(

Worked with my father today putting a culvert in a driveway and spreading crushed rock in two driveways. I got to try my hand at grading a driveway with the tractor. I am hoping I can do more in my father's business. He does landscape construction, but has a serious back injury. A car lift at Shepard Nissan (yes I will say the name because people should know what they're all about) fell on him 25 years ago. He had 2 failed back surgeries and has been going downhill since. A neurosurgeon is very surprised he can even walk. Unfortunately there isn't much that can be done medically for him and even if there was he could never afford it. He can't do much in his business anymore, but no one would hire him anywhere else since someday's he can't do anything at all. Anyway it's pretty depressing for everyone and I live in constant fear that my parents will loose their house.

Plus I pulled something I believe while attempting to do a sideways sit-up. The whole left side of me feels like I was kicked repeatedly. My ribs, my neck, it hurts to breathe. Consequently I was popping asprin all day long. Now my ears are ringing and my head feels weird. Is that what aspirin does?

On a happier note the fruit trees are in full bloom! I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow.
Here's Etsy's front page from this afternoon!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

New Goodies Available In The Shop!

Available On Etsy!

Reversible patchwork hat

One side is olive green corduroy with vintage buttons the other has random patchwork on every other section. I was going to do the other side in a calico, but I figured it needed some corduroy to stabilize it. I really don't want to have to put interfacing in any of my hats.

Reversible paisley hat

One side a pretty cotton calico. I love this fabric it looks so vintage. The other I appliqued a paisley and added a lot of fancy stitching. I am loving my Brother embroidery/sewing machine.

Rings- I found these adjustable rings at Fire Mountain Gems. They have two rows of rings you can attach beads too. The second ring came out better. I added larger beads, which seems to fill it in and make it less floppy.

Reversible Dandelion Hat-

I finally used this cute dandelion fabric I got in a huge bag of fabric from Goodwill. I made a dandelion applique on the corduroy side.

Earrings- on a flower earring kick


Just a few of the 30 something pairs of stud earrings I made-