Monday, April 20, 2009

Etsy Find: bullfinchbarbury

There are many gorgeous things on Etsy but every once in a while I see something that completely inspires me. Take these GORGEOUS enameled bracelets made by bullfinchbarbury.
(Got to have a set for yourself? There is another one ready to be purchased. Click the photo.)

I have a new color crush this spring and it's yellow. I have always tended to stay away from yellows because my skin has an olive undertone and I thought the color always washed me out. And while I think I will still avoid a large yellow blouse, these bangles will brighten up a gray shirt dress or any black and white outfit. I love, love, love them. They are a really great size that won't slip off your hands and the color (at least on my computer monitor) is true to the photos. And I can't end this post without gushing about the packaging. Hands down, one of the best packaging I have received from any Etsy seller. Picture these bangles wrapped in a bronze tissue paper inside a rich chocolate brown Chinese take out container and then tied with a colored ribbon. Mmm. I saved every last bit of it to reuse.

And even though I some what satisfied my yellow crush with these bracelets, my heart can wander and develop new crushes easily. Enter new crush:

(Hint: My birthday is in June.)

all photos courtesy of bullfinchbarbury

Monday, April 13, 2009


For the first time (that I am aware of!) I made it on the Etsy front page! Eeee! So exciting! One of my little mason jar pincushions was front and center! Now that we got that out of the way...

I made myself a new spring tote bag. I made a pleated panel tote with a hidden pocket. Lots of linen. Lots of texture. Vintage. Yellow.

The interior has this zipper pocket and two slip pockets made from the vintage yellow rosebud sheeting.
Hidden pocket in action!

In other news, I spotted a heinous public display of a Snuggie. Gross! The culprit was a young high school age girl. The scene was a downtown side walk. The weapon was a maroon Snuggie worn as a jacket. Folks, this is why kids need parental supervision AT ALL TIMES. WTF?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Etsy Update

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This weekend I finally got my butt in gear and reopened my Etsy shop. I mean, who really goes on 'vacation' for 3 months? Anywho, a few new things are listed. More to come, but I have some house cleaning to get done before guests arrive Sunday and can't get all the photo's redone in photoshop today. And I think I am going to stop making my mason jar pincushions for a while. They are getting copied out the ying-yang so I figured I'll move onto other things.

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I did a bit of house cleaning today. Got on the hands and knees and scrubbed grout. (BTW, if I had it my way grout would NOT exist.) I am trying to decide what to make for dinner tomorrow night. This past week I have been on a salad kick and I had a craving for Caesar salad. I noticed a new Bolthouse Farms dressing in the refrigerated isle. Have you tried any of their yogurt based dressings yet? I bought the Caesar Parmigiano flavor with a tiny bit of hesitation but when the serving size was 60% less calories than normal caesar dressing I thought why not? Let me just tell you it is AMAZING. Get up, put your shoes on, and go get some. For lunch today I made a turkey bacon caesar salad with spinach. Well, basically it was any ol' salad with this amazing dressing. It's also amazing as a sauce warmed up and drizzled over salmon filets.

So for dinner tomorrow night... maybe stuffed chicken breasts... with caesar salad. Oh, and one more plug about a Bolthouse Farms product. If you have not tried their mango lemonade, just buy it next time. Don't worry about a coupon. Just get it for yourself. It's too good for kids anyways.