8.30.2011

Lime & Turquoise Treasury

Have I mentioned recently that my favorite color combination is lime and turquoise? I have? Oh, well, I'm mentioning it again. I put together and Etsy Treasury celebrating that refreshing and bright combo.
I've discovered that putting together treasuries are pretty much a lot of fun, and a really great way to kill a little bit of time. I spend a lot of time checking out different stores and items, so I might as well share some of my finds, right? Anyhow, click on the image below to see the whole treasury.



Edited to add a screenshot of the whole shebang.

8.25.2011

Allergies and Earrings

I very recently went to Seattle, which was a ton of fun! I went to the the Hempfest that they have up there, this year was Seattle's 20th year. What originally started off as a small protest against marijuana prohibition certainly has blossomed into a wonderful gathering with a purpose. There were amazing vendors, great music on three stages, and awesome food for three straight days. Located right on the waterfront, the scenery was gorgeous! It was a little too hot for my Bay Area tastes, but those Seattle natives must have been dying! Despite the heat, Seattle still remains one of my favorite American cities.

Anyhow, one thing that totally sucks about traveling is that always end up getting beat upside my head by allergies for at least a week. I took advantage of feeling like crap and wanting sit on my butt in front of the TV by cranking out a bunch of feather and beaded earrings. I made a few pairs, but mostly singles since I like to wear two different long earrings in the second hole of just one ear. Anyhow, here are two of my favorites:

This one has five strands of various materials, one each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. I love rainbows and this beauty really sparkles in the light. It measures 7 inches at it's longest point.

My favorite color combination - lime and turquoise!

I've already sold quite a few of my beaded and feather earrings to my friends and co-workers. Pretty soon they'll be available for purchase online. I'm also thinking that I'll be giving a few pairs and/or singles once I reach 25 or so followers.

8.04.2011

Key Wall Art - Mod Podge Rocks!





When I saw this little piece of wall art over at Mod Podge Rocks!, I completely fell in love.
I am such a sucker for lime green and turquoise, and I love 3-D artwork and shadow boxes. I think it would look equally stunning if you used pink paint paired with black and white polka dot fabric.
Amy was kind enough to put together a wonderful tutorial, which can be found here.
Now, I don't exactly have a key shadow box laying around, but I'm going to be on the lookout for inexpensive skeleton keys and an ornate thrift store frame so that I can make my own version.
I highly suggest that you peruse the rest of her blog for tons of projects utilizing that crafting staple that we all know and love, Mod Podge.




8.01.2011

New Blog Coming Soon!

I just started this blog today.

I will soon be blogging about my crafty endeavors as well as my foray into fixing p and redecorating my new home!

Check back soon for updates and a new layout!

In the mean time, follow me on Twitter. I tweet about tutorials, crafty giveaways, and all kinds of other crafty goodness.