Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Silence is Deafening

I don't know about anyone else but I can't create without some sort of sound in the room. Rather it's music, TV or a movie I need something to watch or listen to while working.
I have been this way since I was a kid. I could never do homework in a quiet room. It keeps my mind busy but focused which probably sounds weird when I say it. Yet, it make sense to me.
Sometimes the music of the show that I am watching reflects what I am working on and sometimes not at all but rather reflects my mood. Lately, I have been creating new things while watching season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on dvd. It's been really fun and making the time move by at a much more enjoyable pace. I think i would go bonkers if I didn't have that distraction right now.
What do you find inspiring to create to? What do you like to use as a distraction while creating your art to make the more monotonous tasks go by quicker? Feel free to share because I am always look for new ideas.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Nov. 29th Item of the Day

I made about 7/8" diameter sterling silver circles out of 14 gauge wire. After they were soldered I hand hammered them so they would have some texture. I then wire wrapped using more sterling silver wire an 8mm round Prehnite beads and 9mm by 6mm faceted Amethyst beads. They hang on solid sterling silver ear wires. Total length is about 1 3/4".
Original Price $40 but until 12am PST on Nov 30th you can get these earrings for $28.00 that is a 30% mark down! Click here to purchase.

Item of the Day

I figured that it would be fun to feature an item of the day in my etsy shop during the holiday season. That item will be marked down by 30% for a complete 24 hours. I will pick an item for tomorrow Nov 29th and I will keep changing it everyday until December 16th. if it seems popular I may consider doing something similar through the new year.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's raining buttons!

It would be better if it were raining men and I could actually probably sell out of those. What can I do?
Make the best of my vintage button..err not really a collection more of a this would be cool to use not so bright idea taking them kind of thing.

The old lady that I used to live next to worked for one of the big fabric chains up here and she would take home the display cards when they were no longer needed. This was back in the day when stores would have these fancy displays for buttons. Anywoo...not really my point here. The point is I have tons of vintage buttons that I am listing in my still new supply shop. These are just so cool and they have never been used. I am selling some on the original store displays. Many of them I had to remove and put in lots based on color. Check out my supply shop Rainy Day Supplies on etsy and see the current offerings. I am just starting to get them listed and I have bunches.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Etsy Shop: Rainy Day Supplies

Yes, I am also RainyDaySupplies on etsy. I just opened it today. I will be selling off my own destashed supplies. Right now I am filling it with enameling supplies. Coming soon will be patterns, fabrics, laces, trims, beads, ephemera, and other goodies.Make sure to stop by often.
Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cotton Print Handbags - a sneak peek

I figured before I even but out these bags why not give you a sneak peek at the great cottons prints that I have available. The plan is to make them all into simple and casual bags for under $30. You can see one of the first ones made using a modern bark-cloth that is completely inspired by the 1950's. On we go....

All With a Black Background
Yes, that is indeed sushi on the left. Black and white floral in the center, and a great colorful floral on the right.

Spring in Winter
Some colorful prints to liven on those dreary grey days of winter. I think the stripes will actually be used as lining for one of the floral and the cherry print.

What year is this?
More cotton bark-cloth inspired by the 1950's. I love this stuff but I haven't been able to find it anywhere and I bought this fabric over 3 years ago. It's doubtful i could find more.

For current selection of handbags and purses click here. These fabulous cotton ones will be added in the coming days/weeks.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We have a winner!

The winner of the fused glass pendant is Dotty Jane! Congratulations, I hope you enjoy the pendant when you get it.
I am planning another giveaway soon. so stay tuned. I am thinking it might be a handbag of some sort.