Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
My client Melissa just sent me a few pics from her Special Day in January!
How absolutely glowing she is!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I have always had a soft spot for vintage charm and you will definitely find that and more when you visit Signs by Diane. All her handcrafted signs cover several styles including Shabby Cottage Chic, Paris apartment, beach cottage and Vintage. I enjoy the fact that she takes great care and effort to make something brand new look so realistically aged and old.
I believe it's details like this that can truly give your event that little something extra special.
Here are a few of my favorites!
BRIDAL WEDDING sign with ARROW
She's pretty booked so don't let too much time pass before you take a look and decide you need to have one! A LOT of time is taken to make these pieces look this way.
I know she specialized in custom work so she can design just what you'll need for your special event!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I am IN LOVE with this sumptuous photo and knew it was PERFECT for my Technicolor Tuesday share!
Photo of Pink Patio Lanterns Nestled in Green Foliage. Fine art photo entitled Patio Lanterns - 8 X 12
This wonderfully rich image is by Carla Dyck a Canadian photographer I found of Etsy.
I recommend checking out her shop CarlaDyck.
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Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
After the scorching hot weather last week I was thrilled to welcome overcast skies and lower temperatures! Cloudy weather has me feeling mellow and what a better way then share this weeks muted tones then with some incredibly diverse items from the Etsy Twitter Team.
Hand Knit Scarf Wrap in Silver Gray
Lavender Soap - Oatmeal
Totoro Smiles ACEO
Some Beach - Sea Glass Sterling Silver Necklace
Hipster Bag with Pocket and Matching Card Keychain Wallet
Geode Slice Pendant Necklace in Black and Gray
on Suede Ribbon OOAK Jewelry
Pearl Gray Fringed Cowl Capelet Handknit in Soft Chunky Wool
Elephant Tracks - Grey Glass Clip On Earrings
Dead Sea Mud Shampoo Bar
The Lotus - Vintage Inspired Ascot Necktie in GOTHIC GRAY
Cable Knit Coffee Cozie Cozy Oxford Grey
Gray Picasso Jasper with Black Cinnabar Necklace
Pouch cosmetic zipper quilted grey beaded applique copper
Crocheted Flower Pin - Gray and Black - Large
Sequin Gloves - Dark Grey Knit with Antique-Style Flower and Pearl
I can't wait for Fall and Winter weather to be here!
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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Today's spotlight is on one of the many trends for Fall 2011.
Throughout the years the cyclical trends of fashion make for interesting clothing choices... if not surely a good laugh when reminiscing over past photos.
We will be seeing a flair for the 70's influencing the fashion savvy.
Here are a few pieces I found highlighting this theme.
Join me next week for more Fall 2011 Trends!
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Monday, September 5, 2011
If you crochet, you are going to love this week’s Shop of the Week. Jennifer J. Cirka from Jaybird Designs, is a professional crochet designer who has been recognized in every major national and international crochet magazine, including Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, and Inside Crochet. She has had her Tulip Baby Set on the cover of the April 2010 edition of Crochet World Magazine and she also won the Flamie Award for the Best Children’s Design with this design! And if that doesn’t fix your craving for great crochet features, she also has a book published with Leisure Arts called “Top-sy Turvy”
She offers custom crochet items and unique and original crochet patterns for the DIYer in you.
Things you may not know about Jennifer: She trains Gracie Barra Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing. The most influential person in her craft is her grandmother. She learned the basics of crochet from her grandmother, Martha Hardway who was also an avid seamstress and quilter. She also believes she gets her creativity from her grandmother.
Jennifer loves the colors in Western Colorado and the Rocky Mountains and with the ski trends and winter sports community, she is inspired and gets a jump start on her hat creations.
If she could choose to live anywhere in the world besides where she currently lives, she would choose a place that had consistent 65-75 degree weather so she could always wear jeans, boots and sweaters. If she was stuck on a desert island, she would need her crochet hooks, yarn and her family.
When we asked her if she had a million dollars to give away, what would she do with it? She said, “That's a hard question! I'd break it up and send to The American Cancer Society in memory of my maternal Grandmother who taught me to crochet. I'd send some to The American Heart Association in memory of my father. And the Muscular Dystrophy Association because my husband has Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease and we'd love to find a cure! But there are so many other worthy causes I'd love to help too.”
Finally, her advice to Twitter users is to tweet often, but don’t get too personal.
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Friday, September 2, 2011
With the beginning of September I'm finally feeling a touch of Fall. Well, the weather still feels like Summer but I am absolutely loving the colors I am seeing being introduced into the mix.
This weeks theme revolves around warm earthy spicy tones.
"SPICE is NICE"
Red One of a Kind Fused Glass Heart Pendant, Slide Jewelry
- My Darling
Thick And Thirsty - Potholders/Washcloths/Dishcloths
-In CARAMEL And CHOCOLATE
Textured coilded copper basket wired beaded edge rustic
Copper Memories Bracelet
Shiny Little Leaf
Tibetan Dreams Necklace
Crocheted Lace Cowl Collar Cape with Flower Brooch
Pearl Ring Gold Cream Puff
Hand Knit Ruffles Scarf in Brown, Rust and Beige
Birdy in the Wood Original Collage Magnet
I just love the cooler weather, warm sweaters and snugly scarves!!!
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