Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another before and after!

I've been trying to find a cute and functional way to organize my jewelry supplies, and I think I've finally found the solution! My mom gave me a couple of lazy Susans (aka, turntables), and I thought that pairing them with some containers to hold my beads and tools seemed like a good idea. I mod podged them with some gorgeous Snow + Graham wrapping papers, and put my containers of beads on top. Perfect! Here are the pics, I hope you enjoy:

I also mod podged some cans to match so now I have coordinating pen/pencil/brush holders!Yay Mod Podge! Yes, I know they're lumpy and bubbly, but this is only my second foray into the world of Mod Podge, so I'm still learning...

Sweet tags for a sweet baby!

I made these tags for my new baby cousin Emmy, who is a-dorable! I'm hoping her mommy can use them to label Emmy's stuff with them. I love giving handmade gifts, but unfortunately Emmy doesn't have a lot of use for jewelry right now, so maybe she'll get more use out of these! Anyway, here they are! If you know any babies named Emmy please feel free to print them out on cardstock and use them!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Thank you!

Thanks so much to Laura over at Bright, Bold, and Beautiful for featuring my Summer Sun Necklace in her "Beautiful Things" section. It's in the right sidebar.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

DIY Display Fun

I found an awesome DIY necklace display tutorial over at Stella + Hodge, the blog of a fellow Etsian (you can visit her shop here). She tweaked it from another tutorial she found, and made it even better! You can see the finished product here:

Image via Stella + Hodge

Cool, huh? I'm going to try it out as soon as I get some free time (so probably never). I love the pattern she used on hers, and I just so happen to have some fabulous Snow + Graham papers laying around...maybe one day I'll have a spare couple of minutes to whip one up. If I do ever get around to making it, I will be sure to post pics!

It's almost Friday!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hey, you look like a drunk on-the-go!

Just kidding! Thanks, Jim Gaffigan, for the title of this blog post.

Anyway, here is yet another fabulous upcycle from Sue over at Junk Market Style. She found a metal caddy of some sort and repurposed it into a traveling bar! Love it! How perfect would this be for a summer party on the porch or in the backyard? I love the little bar that holds the bowl of limes and glasses. Also, the bottle opener tied to the top of the caddy? Perfection. Enjoy the pictures below, and click on over to read the whole post!

(Excuse the tee-tiny picture...that's what was on the site!)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Ad

This is what I'm thinking for my next ad on Facebook and

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? (I'm looking at you, Melissa...ahem, Miss Graphic Designer!) FYI, it will be a lot smaller (150x100 pixels)

Friday, June 19, 2009


Apparently, there is a HUGE flea market in Springfield, Ohio, which just happens to be where my husband's family is from (and where a lot of them still live!!!). There are two more weekends of flea markets this year. One is next weekend (damn you, Saturday classes!), and the other is in September. I am seriously, totally, for sure going in September. I don't care if I have to hitchhike all the way there, it's on like Donkey Kong!

Check the site for more info, and let me know if you want to come along for the ride! I will be driving, since I'm sure I'll be bringing back lots of amazing things! Just look at the pics (I'm seriously drooling already...)!

What can you do with dominoes?

A lot, if you're Sue Whitney from Junk Market Style. She's done it again! I am constantly amazed at her ingenuity! Here, she has used dominoes, hinge parts, and a piece of scrap wood to create one of the coolest desk organizers I have ever seen! Personally, I would want to use it for my mail, since I don't do so much of the desk organization type things...or really any organization type things at all. Don't judge me!

Here are some pics of the final product. Click on over to be amazed, inspired, and schooled!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I found a link to a post on Junk Market Style via, one of my fave DIY sites. I had never heard of the site, but I can tell you it is already bookmarked! Before I even got to the second page, I saw a fabulous desk redo that I had to share.

Sue Whitney revamped her high school daughter's desk with (of course) some cool flea market finds. She has some great tips and photographs on upcycling a damaged desk protector using vintage wallpaper. Please click here to read the whole post. I'll leave you with some images of the "after" loveliness.

I have a very important and serious announcement


Just kidding. My real announcement is that I'm having a Summer Scavenger Hunt in my Etsy shop! Some of my items will be shipping for free this summer, but you have to hunt for them! You will see this picture in listings that ship for free:

Happy hunting!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Something Completely Different

I stumbled upon some loveliness while trolling Etsy (as I am wont to do) this morning. I have been wanting to make a new pincushion because mine, although functional, is completely lacking in style. If your sewing area needs an interjection of lovely (or even if it doesn't), you must take a gander at The Daily Pincushion on Etsy.

Why yes, I would like a Cherry Blossom pincushion, why do you ask?

A pink and green pincushion with matching emery? I couldn't...YES I COULD!!

The cutest pincushion ever, you say? Yes, I think you're right.

What? My favorite color combo ever (as of right now), red and turquoise, in a pincushion? Impossible.

I'm done gushing. However, if anyone really wanted to get me a you're-so-awesome present, or even an un-birthday present, I certainly wouldn't mind getting one of these! I do love to sew, and pincushions are a necessary piece of equipment...

Happy Wednesday! Just two more days until the weekend!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Want. {Black, White, & Grey}

This purse by CamilleStar

These milk glass vases from ModishVintage (I don't think anyone can really comprehend how much I love milk glass. Seriously. It might be an addiction.)

This paper organizer for my office/crap room, also from ModishVintage (I'm at the point of trying anything to organize...)

These glasses, again from ModishVintage (do you see a trend here?)

These pom poms, for every room in my house, from PomLove

And this brass armadillo from ModishVintage! No, it's not black, white, or grey, but it is amazing!!

Oh, Etsy, thou art a dark mistress!

New design

Hello, all 1 reader of my blog! I decided to get fancy and make a new blog header for this summer, mainly because I have a lot of time on my hands and I like designing stuff. I think it's summery and fun, and I hope you do, too!

Speaking of summery and fun, here are my latest desires:

These exact four prints from Irene Suchocki, one of my all-time favorite artists on Etsy:
This dress, in this exact color, from Amanda Archer's Etsy store:

"Simmer" print from Yellena's Etsy shop:

This bib and onesie set from BeanPickleSprout, my favorite baby store on Etsy (not for me...for my adorable new baby cousin Emmy):

I love Etsy, as if that isn't already obvious. I've found some of the most beautiful and unique items there, and the sellers I've worked with have been amazing! If you haven't ever bought something from Etsy (and I'm sure you have), then do it! Now! (From my shop, preferably...just kidding...sort of...)

Speaking of hawleywood, I listed some new necklaces in my shop, so take a gander if you've got some time!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I was bored today, since I spent all day laying in bed, followed by a little organizing (only a little). Then I started thinking about how I need to cook dinner more often, and I thought that if I had some cute recipe cards that might inspire me to cook more often (probably not). So I whipped some up and thought I would post them here for you to enjoy as well! You should be able to print them double-sided (unless I messed up, which is entirely possible!).

Click here to download, and please let me know if you love/hate them!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Giveaway to End All Giveaways!

You'll find it at oh, hello friend. Hop on over to the 1-year blogiversary giveaway and enter!! There are several ways to enter, and you can enter up to 5 times! Amazing!

Good luck!

On a side note, I found my camera, got a sweet free shelf for the crap room, and I have rehearsal tonight for my gig with The Substitutes!! How's that for an awesome Tuesday?