Sunday, October 31, 2010

a little blue...

Isle of Mull, taken by me
Maybe it's the turn in the weather, or the fact that I have now lived in Chicago more then 4 years. But lately I have been missing Glasgow, Scotland. I miss walking through the park, eating cake for dinner with my friends, dancing at bars until far too late into the night, and of course the chips and cheese. I miss hearing that cute little accent all the time too. I'm really trying to save my money I make from sales and take Keith back with me for a two week vacation.

Don't get me wrong, Chicago has been....nice lately. We are finally getting along pretty well, but of course cold winters are coming up quickly! But there's something...magical about Glasgow. I found this on etsy and fell in love. I really want it. I used to visit there often, I even worked there one day, or maybe two... I was like a traveling museum educator while I was there.

There's no real point to this post, I suppose I am just declaring my goal for this business. Get me back to Scotland for a visit, and I guess bring K with me this time ;)

Me near the Edinburgh Castle
Until then...thinking of Glasgow.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween weekend

So I'm not big on halloween. But Keith is, and my friends and work are all into it. So, I decided to go out last night for some empanadas and martinis. I was a crime scene (because I teach forensics, get it?) and my friend Bridget was NASA Barbie. Great costume!

My was completely homemade, blood spattered shirt, made with paint, with a nice hand smear across it. I had fingerprints, and shoe prints too. Then I fashioned my crime scene scarf across my chest. Bridget went to space camp (amazing right?) then she decorated her flight suit she got there with sequins, and hot pink patches. How creative!

Keith was an old timey bartender. he bought his costume. He looked great. Have a good Halloween kids, and be safe!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My first wholesale!

My robot soap was picked up for whole sale. I think it's so neat. It's available here:
but I would recommend buying it on my site ;)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The postman was good to me this week. He delivered three of these amazing bookmarks of Moss from the IT Crowd made by dorkstitch. I love it times infinity.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

craft shows and christmas presents

I haven’t written in a long time. I’m sorry. It’s not because I don’t like you, but nothing THAT exciting has been going on. I haven’t made anything drastically new to document or tell you how. I do have a craft show on Saturday I am eagerly getting ready for, and features new resin pendants, and other jewelry. I also included soaps to this show. Look how cute my robot soap is!

Things have been going for me. Real life has gotten in the way of crafting. Work has been busy. Tires have exploded on the Illinois Skyway. my hair is growing. and of course, boyfriend is around.

I have also been Christmas shopping. I know it’s early, but if you spread it out over lots of paychecks, it doesn’t hurt as bad. I have also been working on MY wishlist. I have a list started on everything on etsy I want, it’s way too long. In a new blog I will feature a new favorite seller. At any rate, I thought I would share some of the really neat things I want for Christmas or my birthday or any-time gift. I had to pick and choose since I have 12 pages of favorite items, and even more of my favorite shops. Links are on the photos.

Bird Trouble is run by a really neat-o lady named Alexz (who I met at my hair salon) This cute little pouch is PERFECT for any occasion. How adorable is it?

This yummy looking Pumpkin Pie sugar scrub is made my MyNaturesArt. She is great to work with, and this product looks really great. And pumpkin pie is a YUMMY scent.

I am a HUGE fan of presidents and historical figure. I am also a HUGE fan of senioritis work. I have a Ulysses S. Grant (swoon!) piece from them. and I am eyeing a few more pieces of their work. I do have a soft spot for good old woodrow though...

This precious little Snow White doll made me think of my recent trip to the Magic Kingdom with the boy. Snow White was alwasy my nickname growing up (very pale skin, black hair), so I really like her. I found this doll and fell in love!

Ponder and stitch is a great shop, by a fellow etsy chatter :) She has such cute cuffs! I LOVE the print on this one. It’s so...perfect! How cute!

Recently I visited the exhibit The Fantastic World of Jim Hensen, and it made me think back to my amazing childhood. I found these cute little wallets and really feel in love. How cute!

This one is one of my favorites! Lincoln is a big name in my apartment. I love him ALMOST as much as I love Ulysses S. Grant. Anyway, this photo makes me laugh a lot. I like art prints that do. I have a lot more light hearted art prints then I do serious one. I kind of prefer it that way.

I hope you like my list. I promise times infinity I will write more.