Monday, July 28, 2008

I did it! I made a dress!

After much fighting with my sewing machine, I finally made a baby dress I was happy with. I found a fantastic fabric I wanted to use for little baby Sophie but first, I had to do a trial run...
Let's take a moment to remember the poor fabric that had to be sacrificed before getting a winner... and here is the finished product!!!

Its a reversible dress, which after I got the hang of it, was surprisingly easy!
White on the outside, yellow on the inside!

Close up of the fabric.

BUT the final dress will be made from this beautiful fabric:

Isn't it gorgeous? I can't wait!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Vibrant Etsy Treasury

The wonderful Cynmb has been kind enough to feature one of my Note Scribblers in a treasury!

Check it out!

Thank you Cyn! What wonderful company you have me in!


Friday, July 18, 2008

New Frontiers

I ventured into new and unknown territory this past weekend. I received some beautiful felted beads from HandBEHG and decided to make some earrings, and a few necklaces. I have to say I was very surprised at how difficult it was! I now have an even GREATER appreciation and admiration for all the fabulous jewelry artists on Etsy! Its hard work what they do!

So this weekend I made two necklaces: a simple one with ribbon and beads, and a more complicated one with ribbon, beads, felted balls and chain. It was so pretty and I wish I would have taken a picture (I'll post it later). I showed my little sister, who is my toughest critic and to my surprise she loved it - so I gave it to her.

The necklaces will have to be my next project but, what I want to show you now are the earrings! My good friend Maisy from Etsy, encouraged me to list them, so they MIGHTgo up this weekend...if I don't chicken out!

She gave me some awesome tips on wire wrapping and how to use the pliers, so I hope I can master it! I gotta say though, its not as easy as it looks! And Maisy has A LOT more experience than I do. If you haven't already, check out her shop - it's absolutely fabulous!!


And now for a display as to how a professional does it...

Sodalite drops - Maisyh

Cherry Flower Earrings - MCNovelties

I HEART white howlite brushed sterling - MCNovelties


If you haven't already, head on over to her shop, its filled with eye candy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Etsy's New Feature

Refer a friend!
Its not like people weren't doing this before but now they have a way for you to send a message out to specific email addresses. It's an invite to join Etsy and it gives the person a direct link to your shop!
So if you haven't done it already, check out Etsy!!! Hello and welcome to your new addiction...

Hello - SarahJaneStudios - $24

Thursday, July 10, 2008

If I had a million dollars... (part one) spend on ETSY this is what I would buy:

Radiolaria Brooch - Nervous System - $75.00

I've been drooling over this brooch forever! So pretty, plus its ridiculously elegant!
Handmade Wilderness Project - RubysLounge - $345.00
When we buy our new house, this will be our housewarming gift to ourselves!
Granny's curtains - StarOfTheEast - $50.00

Beautiful, I think the picture speaks for itself.

Pui Coasters - StudioWonJun - $40.00
Wow! The color is magnificent!

Knitware Vase - AlyssaEttinger - $150.00

This would make any arrangement look so elegant!

Blue Haired Sea Side Doll - MilkRun - $175.00

Oh man! Just look at her! She is so cute with her little blue hair and cute little octopus!

Hand Painted Glass Vase - MaryWibis - $80.00

This would go perfect with my kitchen! Also, check out the Spring pitcher!

Twig Pendant - EhmeGlass - $48.00

I love the blue one - all of her beads have beautiful colors; check out her bird beads!

Mustard Pea Coat - Stewwie - $180

The Utah snow ain't got nothing on this coat!

Ahoy Vest - MissBrache - $68.00

Ahhh! So cute! I want! I want!

That wraps up this addition of "If I had a million dollars".