Sunday, December 31, 2006

prototype in leather

Ah, and here we have my ageless wrist modeling prototype b - leather. I do like the look of the leather but it does seem sort of spare.

Saturday, December 30, 2006


prototype bracelet made with psuedo-suede yarn. I'll use satin cord for the real thing...maybe even some leather.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Bead Dazzler

So, as part of that whole 'design empire' concept I'm putting together, I made some ceramic beads. Well, it's more apt to say I decorated some ceramic beads. The beads themselves came from Fire Mountain Beads.

I'm thinking I'll do leather strap bracelets with them...or maybe pendants on chains..hmmm. I'm new to the whole making jewelry concept.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

New year's list part deux

Next on my list of to-dos is to become a fabulously successful designer a la Kimora Lee Simmons of Baby Phat. That shouldn't be too hard, right?

Saturday, December 23, 2006

A little New Years..

Thin-spiration. I'm going to attempt to get skinny in '07.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Top 5 Fashion Icons

5. Nicole Richie (the new Edie Sedgwick/Talitha Pol Getty)
4. Edie Sedgwick (the original tragic socialite)
3. Sarah Jessica Parker (the return of turned out)
2.Jackie Kennedy Onassis (the death of stodgy)
1. Audrey, of course (no explaination needed)

Monday, December 18, 2006

variation on a theme

Again, taking inspiration from Wee Wonderful's Hillary, I came up with this little guy.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Recovered - a story of triumph

For the first time ever, I re-upholstered something. I'm pretty darn pleased at myself for it, too. My DH got me a 1920's maple dining room set for Christmas (early) and I've been working on restoring it ever since. I should have taken a picture of the sad shape we received it in but anyway.

This is the original sad faded and ugly condition of the chair seats.

and here is the new!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Inspired by Wee Wonderfuls

Inspired by Hilary's super cute carollers, my daughter and I painted up some cute spool gals. I had to order the candle cups online so I'll have super cute painted wooden cuties soon.

Listmas continues

Top 5 Most Overrated Bands/Acts

5. Aerosmith
4. Grateful Dead
3. Metallica
2. Whitney Houston
1. Bob Dylan

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Unhappy customers make me feel like closing up shop forever. I know it's irrational that 2 boos can drown out 292 yays.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Save the cheerleader... the world. Are you on the list?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ornament Swap - the saga continues

Today's ornament and card came from the talented Paula of The Grassy Garden in sunny Australia. I love the budgy birdy jingle ornament and the sweet plum pudding card.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I love the interwebs

In my capacity as a blog-lurker, I've happened upon some fantastic things. One of which is the strange and beautiful Green Bean Baby. The amazing Ellia not only made me a special nintendo paper illustration card, she sent it with a huge bar of Ghiradelli chocolate bar! What a doll.

I've also gotten involved Freshly Blended's ornament swap. I received my first two ornaments today.