Thursday, September 24, 2009

I've been featured!

I am surprised, beyond surprised! Well... not that people love this gorgeous piece... but, well, I suppose I'm shocked that they picked something made by me over all of the other fabulous things out there. It's a GOOD feeling!

My lovely Meghan Necklace (bonus- it's still available!) was featured, both on One Pretty Thing AND over at the blog

Well, they sure know how to get a gal all a flutter!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beau Sophie is up and running!

While I've been MIA the past month or so (eeps... can't believe it was that long), I've been a busy bed-ridden bee. Since I'm on bed rest, I've been pretty limited on which creative muscles I can flex. Good thing I had approximately 9 billion beads, really, that many- just ask my hubby. Now that I have some gorrrrrgeous new jewelry pieces, I have nowhere to wear them! Enter Etsy {swoon}.

I'm now the proud owner of Beau Sophie- my own little piece of Etsy heaven (and it is heavenly, I feel pretty safe saying that damn near everything on Etsy is at least a bit heavenly).

As of now, I've got a few jewelry pieces up there and...

wait for it....

Hair accessories! How fun, right? I've been on a kick of making adorable flower clips (perfect for any little ladies in your life).

Be sure to pop over there and snoop around, there might be a little something you just can't live without!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm still alive!

So the past month has been, in one word, insane. I got married (couldn't be happier!) and have been dealing with a whirlwind of pregnancy related.. things. We're trying to get our house ready for baby, and with me being so sore and exhausted, it isn't the easiest thing to do. But, we're hangin in there. It's a slow process, but the house will be ready- it WILL.

I do have some {super cute} things to show you, but it's going to be a bit longer before the pictures make their way up here. Let's just say, when you're basically on bed rest, you get creative. I've started embroidering!

I'll see you all soon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pattern links

First off, I suck at following through. I admit it. I've been promising and promising that I would post pictures of what I've been working on- I will get there! Things have been pretty busy for me, I'm back working my regular schedule now that I'm FINALLY feeling better, I got my wedding dress fitted yesterday and now we're working on finalizing all of our wedding plans. So, as you can see, quite a bit on my plate! I have not forgotten about posting those pictures, it {will} happen soon.

Now on to the reason for my post. Apparently my crafting addiction has not only hit daddy-to-be, but it has also crept across the country to Auntie C. I've been working on some {super cute} clothes for her daughter, my gorgeous little niece, and she was wondering where I've found the fantastically helpful patterns & tutorials for them. I figured she probably isn't the only one looking for some handy (and EASY) tutes, so here are some of my faves!

Burda Style, this site is FULL of patterns and tutorials, the best part...lots of them are free!
Savvy Seams, I have to admit that I haven't tried out anything from here yet- but I do intend to!, this little gem has patterns for allllll kinds of things. Clothes, goodies for your house, gift ideas, etc., another site that has a little bit of everything and it's organized nicely- always good.
Grand Revival Designs, not only does this mama design {gorgeous} fabric, but she's got a stash of some really great free patterns.
Grosgrain, this is one uber talented lady. I could spend days looking at her gorgeous designs, plus she's got tons of kick ass giveaways! This link is for a super easy skirt tutorial, absolutely recommend it!
Sew, Mama, Sew, this is a roundup of their Kids' clothes month tutes from a few years back. It's got a ton of really great ideas.

I'm positive those links will give your creative side a big kick in the ass and get all kinds of fabulous ideas swirling around in your head! Enjoy!

Until next time, my loves.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Musette Bracelet GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

You all have to check out this awesome Musette Bracelet giveaway
over at Grosgrain. Who wouldn't love to have that gorgeous bracelet?

I know I promised pictures and more info yesterday... and I slacked. Big time. I will get them up today! Promise!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Just had to share it

Alright, I do actually have quite a few crafty goodies to share with you today, but I'm still in bed and don't care to get up and take pictures right now. I'm lazy. I'm also 25 weeks pregnant, so laziness and I are becoming great friends.
I've been sitting here going through all of the posts on my reader, while enjoying a gigantic bowl of lucky charms (there might also be a baked potato in my near future) and I stumbled upon a post that brought me some naughty giggles. Thought you all might enjoy something to laugh about this morning too.

The mama over at Rockin' the Suburbs shares her horrifying Ohio suburb fashion experience. Here are a few tasty bits to tempt you...
"7. Ed Hardy. Just.Don’t."
"14. Facial Hair. There is no need to be embarrassed by this- just get some Nair and melt it off! A salon wax is around $15. Pick one. 14a. groom your eyebrows. Your brows frame your face, you can be the poster hanging with thumb tacks or the nice matted frame hanging neatly on the wall. Do you want to look like a dorm room or a stylish house?"

I just have to say... I couldn't agree more with nixing the Ed Hardy bandwagon. Hate it.

Be back later with some crafty fun!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I won, I won!

I never win anything. Becoming part of the blogging world has opened me up to a plethora of fabulous give away's. The awesome folks over at & Spearmint Baby (if you haven't checked out their site, even if there isn't a baby in your life, you should- super cute) held a give away for a Fauna pillow- and I WON! Woooohooo!

I got to choose which one I wanted, I went with the Fauna Kitten pillow. I think it's going to look adorable in Sophie's nursery. It's such a sweet little kittie! To check out the selection of Fauna pillows, go here.