Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wool felting is on my ever growing list of new crafts to try, and these colors of wool roving by SakinaNeedles would be my first choice for a new project.
AWESOME set of heroes magnets by kezzaroo. Superman. Batman. Mr. T. David Hasselhoff. 'nuf said.
This pendant by missficklemedia would make jeans and a t-shirt way more interesting. Add in the leather cord, and it's still less than $10!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
My favorite fabric changes at least once a week, and maybe more depending upon how often I see the UPS man, but this one is just adorable. Outlines of red birds - in varying prints, almost like appliques - on a blue and white modern floral background. I think that this print is the perfect size for a makeup bag.
After this, the next logical step for this fabric would be a bistro apron pocket.
The skinny headbands that I made to go with the makeup bags are now getting their own fan mail, and I'm getting ready to offer these in my etsy shop as well. The plan is to list them in sets of coordinated colors and prints.
I've also been working on a new bag design. It's almost ready for prime time, just a few tweaks more...
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
OK, so it's not on Etsy, and it's not handmade, but you can store your handmade cupcakes in Cup-a-Cakes...
I LOVE this! My daughter takes her lunch to school every day, and this would be perfect. No more squooshed icing!
Yeah, it doesn't take much to make me happy.
Edited to add: To fill your new Cup-a-Cakes, try Ina's Coconut Cupcakes. I'm not a big fan of coconut, but these are delish!
Also, what is up with the levitating cupcake in the top container?
Monday, May 28, 2007
I know that you have a real name. However, since winning the Indy 500, the press will only refer to you as "Ashley Judd's Husband." I'm sorry. If I had just won a prestigious sporting event, I would want to be called by my name. I would want to see my name in lights 100 feet high.
Congrats Ashley-Judd's-Husband! If you win another one, maybe they will use your real name.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
The absolute cutest fine art print for a baby's room! Mushrooms!
A set of 8 gift tags with pink designs.
A plum colored t-shirt with organic floral design.
Incredibly adorable skulls! (see for yourself - didn't I tell you?)
They had me at "Spirograph"... I loved my spirograph, and these earrings make me happy.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Today I left my sewing machine for a few hours and went with my mother to her hometown to decorate the family graves at the cemetary in honor of Memorial Day. We do this every year. We stopped in Eureka Springs on the way home for lunch and shopping, and luckily I had my camera with me. I couldn't resist geekin' out and acting like a tourist.
Here's where we had lunch. I can highly recommend the Grilled Chicken Florentine Sandwich.
This was my chair at the cafe! Decoupage cuteness!
Posted by Mendy at Modern Charm at 5:05 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Today, I posted in the Etsy forums a link to my Etsy Picks du Jour that I've made since starting this blog, and promised a headband to the first person who saw their own link on my blog. Lorenzstudio was quick on the draw, and her headband will be on its way to her studio in sunny southern California tomorrow.
Check out some of the cool items in her shop...
This awesome pillow cover made with a vintage fabric that looks totally modern.
I hope she enjoys her headband!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Pinky Swear for your hair! How cute is that?
A fab teapot (yes, I know it's reserved and all, but if you are really sweet to the seller, she might make one for you, too!)
Earrings that remind me of the sea.
A beautiful wine bottle stopper (you know, if you happen to leave wine in the bottle, not that I don't...).
A simple yet stunning necklace.
Look! Look at the vintage-y birdy goodness!
This is my promo item. I have made about 60 or so. Aren't they cute widdle magnets?
I actually put a lot of thought into this. What would people like? What would they not throw away? A magnet! Yes! I have tons of magnets, I can't bear to throw any of them away. What if I need one to hold up a school permission slip or a scribbled phone number? That magnet from the pizza place from three moves ago would come in handy! Yes, I'm a thinker, all right.
So I got the glass pieces and I printed my business name on paper (not too big, not too little, juuuuuust right!) and I cut out 60 quarter-shaped pieces of paper and carefully glued them to the underside of the glass.
And, so they would have lots of time to dry, I decided to glue the magnets on later. Much later. Much more later than I should be allowed to stay up.
Over half of the magnets are glued on backwards.
I went to put them on the side of the fridge to hang out until they were needed, and over HALF of them won't stick!
I. AM. AWESOME!
A ceramic berry collander in the greatest color.
An inspirational charm bracelet.
A set of 6 cool notecards at an awesome price.
A photograph that I could stare at for hours.
A handpainted silk scarf - I think I would tie it like a headband.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
When I was young, my grandmother had what she called The Emergency Box. Now, as ominous as that sounds, it wasn't for fire, flood, or ice storm, but rather for little girls who needed something to do.
It was a large gray shoebox, but the treasures inside made it glow and sparkle from its spot in the guest bedroom closet. Construction paper, the Sunday comics, Burpee seed catalogs, maybe a Sears wishbook left over from Christmas, odd pieces of cardboard from shirts, glue, and scissors. Sometimes there might be other things, like scraps of yarn or rubber bands.
I made paperdolls out of the models in the Sears catalogs, fancy placecards for holiday dinners, and countless useless things for my Barbies. And, of course, the artwork flowed like wine. It was a box of possibilities.
I don't know how it got its name. I don't know if my grandmother had an Emergency Box for my mother and her sister when they were growing up. I need to find these things out.
For some reason this morning, I began thinking about The Emergency Box. I hadn't thought about it in years. Maybe I should make my own Emergency Box, for when my own creativity is feeling low. What would go in it?
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
In the little bit of sleep that I got last night, I was dreaming about cutting and sewing. Getting ready for this craft fair is kicking my butt.
My husband doesn't know it yet, but I'm sending him to buy some fabric at Hobby Lobby today. He will be sooooo happy.
I'll be handing out these cards at the fair to interested parties. To the uninterested parties, I intend to fling these at them like ninja stars.
Back to the sewing... and the coffee.
Posted by Mendy at Modern Charm at 5:42 AM
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Well, thanks to some generous etsians, I will be participating in an arts and craft fair this weekend atThe Tulsa Blue Dome Arts Fair. I'm excited, but also a little anxious that I will have everything that I want and need to take ready by Saturday morning. I spent today buying supplies and bags and some cute green baskets to put my smaller items in. Now, if I just don't hyperventilate before I actually get there, I'll be doing well.
Also, I'm hoping that my cutesy craftsy stuff won't be out of place in an ARTS Fair.
Wish me luck!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
My daughter made me this card for Mother's Day...
She said that they had a project at school to do an abstract poem. I guess that she is noticing good things about my business, too.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!
(My own mom will be getting some goodies purchased on etsy from kellarama. Check her out!)
Posted by Mendy at Modern Charm at 7:57 AM