Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Shop Items!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Just wanted to share the new items I added to my Etsy shop today. They are headbands and hair clips handmade (of course!) with wool felt in brilliant hues! They are perfect for kiddos and older girls, too. Be sure to stop by the shop and check them out!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Craft Fair Synopsis

Well, my mom and I survived our first craft fair! It was a good first experience (though attendance was very limited), and we enjoyed seeing the friends and family who came out to support us. Thanks for stopping by!! Another highlight was a band called Jando, which played "nuevo flamenco" music!

Here's my mom holding down the fort!

Some of my goodies...

Miss Sofie, one of my groupies!
Me goofing off, as usual!

Jando, rocking the craft fair!

Friday, April 25, 2008


No, I'm not moving! This is just the state of my kitchen table as I prepare for my first craft show tomorrow! I was invited to this event by a fellow Etsian, and I think it will be a good experience. Plus, the event will benefit The Bridge, a local charity that provides a safe haven for abused women and their children.

My mom will be helping me out tomorrow, so hopefully everything will go smoothly! I'll be sure to share photos of the event and my little booth sometime soon!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cuff Treasury

My latest treasury, which features awesome wrist cuffs by a variety of Etsians, is going to expire in 8 hours. So, I thought I'd capture and share it with you here. Maybe it will inspire you to craft; if not, you can always head over to Etsy and support handmade!

Diego Leugim Bustelo is Here!

I'm an auntie again!! Yay! Diana and Gino welcomed little Diego on April 12. He was 8 lb, 4.5 oz. I can't wait to meet him! Much congratulations to their family!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Shower Curtain Complete!

After much fabric hunting online, I came across a lovely coverlet on sale at the Charleston Urban Outfitters (Maria and I took a road trip to S.C. during last week's vacation). This provided PLENTY of fabric for a new shower curtain. I cut it down and hemmed it to standard size, then added button holes across the top for hooks.
Though I generally dread projects involving a lot of fabric wrangling, this one didn't take too long and turned out well. Plus, I have leftover fabric for my ever-growing stash!
Here it is, plus a close-up shot of the fabric design:

I think it looks rather pretty next to my little stained glass window!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I'm Back!

Last night I returned from my trip to visit 2 of my favorite people in the universe! Here are some of my best shots:

Even sick with strep throat, Austin is adorable!

Austin and I look the same in the morning!

Maria pushing mini-Maria Von Trap!

Austin looks extra-special in this photo!

From behind, you can't tell that Maria is 7 months pregnant!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ready for My Vay-Cay!

Hello everyone! I thought I'd leave one last pretty post for you before I leave for my week-long vacation tomorrow! These gorgeous images were found by searching "Japanese fabric supply" on Etsy. Then I put together a collage with the Etsy Poster Sketch tool. Stunning*, isn't it?

*Note: While at the Bayou City Art Fest, I overheard a vendor say, "I don't know if you're familiar with my work, but this piece is particularly stunning." I don't know that I would ever be able to say that with a straight face! It just sounds so pompous! Anyway, just thought I'd share!