Friday, October 30, 2009

Along came mustaches

More fun holiday gift ideas - for the gentlemen:

Mustache Man Tee by spittingimage

Pocket Notebook by DenkiAi

Shaving Kit by HeartsJCreations

Mustache Love by hownice

Mustache Monkey by blackbirdfashion

Vintage Razor from SweetLibertyPrims

DOF Glasses by BreadandBadger

Mustache Hand Towel by CyanideStitches

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween

"Ask not what your pumpkin can do for you, ask what you can do for your pumpkin."
-- Author Unknown

Happy Halloween from *my boo* and me :)

beh Z

That is "busy".
That is me.
New items in my shop.
Custom orders.
Christmas Calendars. (What? You have to wait and see.)
Craft store.
Laughing. (The Office.)

I am sure I am forgetting something.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

♥ I heart art ♥ Dallas Shaw

I like pretty pictures.
I like pretty pictures by Dallas Shaw.

In college I took Art History...
it was before I ever really experimented with painting.  
I remember learning about different artists and time periods, 
but most of all I remember specific works of art and thinking,
"How did they do that?"  
I couldn't wrap my mind around how 
an artist could create such a beautiful painting.

Looking at Dallas Shaw's work gives me that same feeling...
how does she do that?


Meet Dallas Shaw...

"I do artwork for stylish clients in fashion and interior design! You won't find the custom canvases in [my] Etsy shop (only at But in [my shop] you can find the vintage collection - original acrylic paintings on vintage wallpaper!

They are perfect for any room and have been featured all over the web including Martha Stewart's Bluelines!

The piece of work the represent's me the most currently is this one:

I have been doing tons of fashion illustrations
for clients lately and this one is just so sweet.
A lot of times I get asked to do things that aren't 'me'.
But this one I love.

My most memorable moment as an artist -

I got to do this year's show at Charles Nolan's place in the meatpacking district. I am a huge fan of his fashion and that was a fun night."

For more of Dallas's bright, pretty pictures visit her site, her shop, and her blog.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Along came pictures

For as long as I can remember I have had a difficult time doing holiday shopping for my family.  They have everything they need and can buy what they want, which makes finding a unique, meaningful gift hard...and along came Etsy.  I am super excited about my gift giving this year.

To help get visions of sugar plums and gift ideas dancing in your head check out these fabulous finds:

For the photographers:

Natural Wood Teether by WoodWorkingCrafts

Vintage Camera from Canemah

Camera Soap by servasgschaeft

Film Negative Earrings by TheLostEarring

Retro Green Frame by NurseryLove

Camera Neck Strap by bonecalinda

Large Wood Frame by StewartandJames

Gadget Pouch by KaraMiaSofia

...until next time...think handle bar.

"T" is for...

Treasury West...

You can find some of my
Wild Things in this treasury
for the Etsy Fall 2009 Baby Shower :)

View it while you can!

Monday, October 26, 2009

much more better

Incorrect grammar sums up how Mr.C, Mr.Wonderful, and I feel
(smiles all around).

Six sales ago I treated myself to this.
I decided I might try to treat myself every six sales.

SO...I made six more sales, and this is my treat.

It's green (one of my favorite colors); it's cozy; it's cute; it only cost $13.98.

Why six? Well, it's one more than five and one less than seven,
and there is no reason or rhyme.

Also, I finished this, which will be shipped away with Scrappy Little Blue...
I was really beginning to like him.

OHHH and I won a giveaway :)
Looks like we have will have a cute banner like this
for Mr.C's birthday that is in less than 3 months!

Friday, October 23, 2009

♥ I heart art ♥ The Old Post Road

As you saw the other day, apparently I like birds...

I mentioned I had a thing for red birds. It's a long story and not so easy to explain, but whenever I have needed reminding that I have a purpose, that I am loved, that everything is going to be alright...I see a red bird...and when I am with my husband we will see two. It is something special just for me.

Earlier this year when Mr.C was a tiny baby things were not so easy. I would sing or hum to him a lullaby version of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" by Renee & Jeremy. I think I would do it more for me than for him, just to remind myself everything would be alright. I can't help but think that this song somehow has something to do with a verse reminding us that we are much more important than the birds and we should not worry.  Even this week, I have had a very trying time...a sick family, unexpected things, just a hard time all around...and yesterday as Mr.Wonderful, Mr.C and I sat on our back porch I saw a red bird...I haven't seen one in a while.

Meet Trish, the artist behind The Old Post Road...not only does she have beautiful paintings of birds...but she has inspiring words as well:

"I am a married mom of three (ages 16, 13, and 10). My husband and I met in college. We had children much sooner than planned.

We live in a small town in Georgia in a 150 year old home that I love/hate. I have a civil engineering degree and used to work out of my home office until the commercial construction business ground to a halt about two years ago. I decided to try a little painting with my newfound free time (a passion I put on the back burner while the kids were young and while I was working as an engineering consultant). I have never had a formal art lesson (other than in school - elementary and middle school) - I am completely a self-taught artist.

I started painting about a year ago and started with a few small things - mostly "scripture art" on ebay. The paintings sold very quickly, so I started my Etsy site (since we are in a recession and all - thought the timing was perfect for art!(?)! HA! I have not yet gotten brave enough to ask the local store owners to place my art in their retail spaces, but am working on that. I recently turned my home office (previously used for consulting) into my art room.
I am blessed to have an eye for color and an ability to draw. I also feel a need to share scripture with others, to further affirm to our society that God is real and that His word is applicable to all generations. Just to have a few verses memorized and written in our hearts is beneficial."

Have a great weekend - enjoy the the "birds" in your life, 
whatever they may be :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

m i a

Family emergency ... Mama . Mr.Wonderful . Mr.C = sick :(

We will be better soon! Thoughts and prayers appreciated.

No, this is not what we look like when we are sick :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

v o t e

Check this out! Vote for your favorite item :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

birds . birds . birds

Apparently I like birds...

...this one I made for Mr.C.  The red birds have a special story behind them, but that is another post.
This one I made for the Etsy Kids October Challenge.
This one I made for a recent custom order.

And this one...well, it is SOLD...did I mention I have made 10 is so exciting when you make a sale.

Monday, October 19, 2009

you know I ♥ a giveaway

So here is a great big one on Or So She Says...

Plus there are chances to get discounts!

I'll take one of these: