Tuesday, July 22, 2008

On Vacation

My dear blog readers, I am happy to announce that I am officially on vacation!

I will be visiting my family in Indiana for a little over a week.

Please feel free to shop around and purchase items as normal in my shop. All items purchased now and July 31st will be shipped the following Monday, August 4th.

Thanks for your understanding and I hope you are all enjoying your summer!

(Deer outside of my dad's home in Indiana - click to enlarge)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Woodgrain and Leaf Batik Patchwork Pillow

My new home has been inspiring me to create practical works of art for around the house.

This striking patchwork pillow features two different 100% cotton designer fabrics - Woodgrain by Joel Dewberry and a beautiful Hoffman leafy batik fabric.

The best part? Machine wash and dry! Your cat or pup can lay all over it (like mine do on my furniture) and you can just run it through a spin in the washer and dryer. No problem.

To find out more, check out this pillow in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New Skirt

This sweet and flirty patchwork strips skirt is made from 3 different 100% cotton fabrics, has an elastic waistband that stretches from 32 inches to 36 inches, and features beautiful decorative stitching at the hem.

Check out this skirt in my Etsy shop for more details. :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Arte Y Pico Award

While catching up with the Grizzly Mountain Arts blog, I discovered that I have been given an Arte y Pico award - an award passed from one artist to another to honor their creativity! So now, I get the honor of passing it on to five other artists!

*Amanda from This Old Hen House paper crafts and Twist This jewelry.
I have the honor of owning several of Amanda's hand-bound journals and I'm truly proud to call her an Etsy friend.

*Kylee from Soap Lane bath and body.
Kylee's bath and body products are all true works of art. She continues to amaze me with the quality of her work and incredible attention to detail. I've never tried one of her soaps or soy wax melts that I didn't absolutely love. She is also one of my most beloved friends in the world of Etsy.

*The artisans at Infinite Cosmos.
They offer beautiful blown glass works of art unlike anything I've ever seen.

*Sticks and Stones Designs.
Beautiful, earthy hemp and assorted materials jewlery. I have the honor of owning the Chocolate Bamboo Bracelet, and it is absolutely gorgeous!

*Kerri from Nature All Well jewelry.
My very first transaction on Etsy was with Kerri. I traded her a patchwork apron top for two of her gorgeous rings. She was so patient and kind to answer the million questions I had about Etsy and the buying/selling process. I wear her rings all the time and cherish them very much!

Thanks again to Dave and Jo of Grizzly Mountain Arts for this great award! It means a lot coming from such talented artists. :)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Slowly re-emerging into the world of blog

I know you've all been crossing your fingers to see where I've been for the past month (ok, probably not), but I'm back now and slowly re-emerging into the world of blogging and Etsy.

Brendan and I have been moving into our new place! We are totally lovin' it and livin' it up - hence my lack of much computer time lately. Our apartment is set back a ways into the country outside of a nice, small town. Still, it literally takes 15 minutes to drive from our apartment to downtown Tulsa and the million and one opportunities for fun things to do there. We pretty much have the best of both worlds here!

Here are some pictures of the new place:

The view from our balcony

Brendan and I sat on the balcony for hours a few nights ago, watching a giant storm

Our bedroom, featuring my gorgeous antique sewing machine that Brendan bought me a few anniversaries back.

It's hard to see from this picture, but my closet really is ginormous. (And for the record, yes, I really do hang my t-shirts according to color. I'm a little compulsive that way.) Brendan and I each have our own closets, which prevents more fights than you can even imagine. :)

It's a little hard to get a good picture of this bathroom because it is pretty small, but it's still awesome.

Living room - part 1. (Sorry for the poor lighting!)

Living room - part 2.

Living room - part 3.

Dining Room

Kitchen - part 1

Kitchen - part 2 (I have way more cabinets than things to put in them!)

I don't have pictures of the second bathroom or my sewing room yet. My sewing room is slowly being transformed into something like the picture of how I want it in my head. When it gets closer to how I want it, I promise to post pictures.

For those of you whose blogs I normally frequent, I'm going to spend some time this weekend catching up with you all.

A few new items should be posted to Etsy also this weekend. I will definitely update to tell you about them as soon as they are ready.

It's good to be back! :)

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