Monday, March 30, 2009

A Day in Holland

This is my newest Discovery Tote design! A Day in Holland was a special order for a customer that is from Holland and in now living in the US. She has a little girl that she wants to pass her heritage on to and what a perfect place to start. This tote takes a peek into the wonderful landscape of Holland. Fields of flowers growing around a towering windmill. A canal that brings in the water through the green pastures. Imagine riding your bike through this amazing countryside or maybe you live in the tiny house where you get to tend to all the flowers. The tote allows plenty of room to throw in some little animals and people to make this wonderland complete. After playtime simply pull the ribbon and slide down the covered button. Discovery Tote A Day in Holland opens up to approx. 17inches and holds the windmill and tiny house. Made from a wool felt blend, cotton and silk fabric. For the field of flowers I used a vintage fabric that was passed on to me by a friend just for this special order.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Shopping List Saturday

Studio WonJun

This week shopping list comes from a search through tags, black and white. Recently etsy posted a "how to" update on tagging your work. I realized I don't tag my work thoroughly enough. So, today I am planning on editing some of my work and tagging it better. I will let you know if it makes any difference. Regardless, I found some beautiful work this week. The vintage closet has really amazing pictures of the items for sale. I have to say I included it just for the image, the shoes are cute too! As of late I have been more and more drawn to embroidery and crochet and there is some spectacular examples right now. It's like punk rock. Then who doesn't love coneflowers? I have them planted throughout my garden every year. With this print you can enjoy them all year if you mention how you found the shop you get 20% off your purchase. Enjoy my picks this week and have a great's raining here so it looks like more inside fun. That means studio time for me! You can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog. Cheers......

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Black Cab Sessions

Favorite Things: to see live music.....and to get turned on to new music. Well, I found my fix! The Black Cab Sessions are unbelievable peeks at incredible bands that can stand up to a performance in the back of a black cab. Playing acoustic and some playing toy pianos these bands prove that they are amazing artists that sound just as great raw. One of the coolest parts is they are driving around the streets of London and the camera pans out to the side walks. Witnessing the reactions of people on the streets and the scenery is fabulous. If you are in need of some new tunes in your arsenal well, this is a free ticket. Some of my personal favorites include Calexico, Death Cab for Cutie, Ryan Adams which are already on my ipod. Then the "new" bands I discovered are Our Broken Garden, Smoke Fairies and Charlie Siem. Another cool thing about the Black Cab Sessions is they give you some info about each performer. So, go.....check it out!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Froken Skicklig

Froken Skicklig

Good morning and Hello! We had a great week with beautiful weather here in the Carolina's. I hope everyone was able to enjoy some sunshine too. Today I am so excited to tell everyone about my new friend! I met Juliane, owner of Froken Skicklig, on Flickr this week. She emailed me and used a phrase I really loved "Thank you so much for the virtual acquaintance" after we became "contacts". I have made many virtual friendships over the past several months which has been very cool. Anyway, the topic of today's post is two fold, first I want to tell you about Froken Skicklig shop on etsy, second, I want to tell you about a giveaway Juliane is offering on her blog this week. Juliane is a trained Puppeteer, how many people do you know that have those credentials? She is also, an actress and exceptional doll maker who shares her time between Berlin and Sweden. It sounds so dreamy! Oh, she also, has a beautiful blog too.
Speaking of her have to visit it this week to see the sweetest handmade doll she is planning to give away! Of course, I would love to be the recipient but, I had to share her talent with my blog readers because she is just that talented! Check out her esty shop and blog you will be delighted! You can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog. Cheers......Have a great Day!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Campfires!!

After a weekend of non-stop rain. I got a break early this morning so I could photograph all my new totes. So, finally, I am starting to post all the Campfire totes! I usually post them all at the same time although, I hear from other people or should I say other blogs that there is a certain time in which you should post. I wish I could keep up with all that but, for me it's all about when I have time to get it posted. So, keep a check on my store for campfires!
Oh, I almost for got to mention. I got new tags....they are wooden with my logo and name laser etched in them. I really like them, they are different and I wanted something unique. What do you think?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Shopping List Saturday



I saw this cute little camera case by Hine on the front page of etsy this week. I clicked on the image to check out the shop and there was a link to Storque. There under etc. in Storque was an animation of the camera case in action! You should check it out, very creative. So, this week I put together some of my favorite "camera" image products I have come across on etsy. Enjoy!!
You can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog. Cheers......Have a great Day!!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Just a quick post to say......I'm getting there! Campfires are coming!! There is so much hand stitching involved it really takes quite a while to make each one. I have been working on them for the last two weeks and am finally nearing the end. I will be posting six new campfires on Saturday afternoon. Until then, happy stitching!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I am still trying to figure out all the information available with google analytics. I linked my etsy store to it as soon as it became an option and have been loving it! Although, I don't know if I am getting all the information that it offers? Every morning I enjoy a cup of coffee and a view of the previous days data on google analytics. My favorite part is to see where people are coming from....there are three options- direct traffic, referring sites and search engines. I like to scour the referring site list, hmmm? Who is checking out my store? When I had the feature my traffic was 10 times as much as a "normal" day. Which blew me away! Still so thankful for that feature. I have found my work featured on several other websites and blogs just from the data google analytics provides. This is where the detective side of me comes out, because you have to search for the feature. For example today I found my work on a Chinese website called DIYmom. It was written in Chinese so I couldn't read it but the feature was really great from what I saw of the images! The other feature I came across a few weeks ago was one from Serbia called Škrabalica. This website is a crafting and parenting website from Belgrade, Serbia. It was full of great images of my work and again I could not read the language. But, I did leave a comment to thank them for the feature. Pretty cool, huh?!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Shopping List Saturday



Like many of you, I get tangled up in all the shops on favorites, their favorites....on and on and on..... well you get the picture. Sometimes this lasts entirely too long but, it is so inspiring at the same time. Between etsy and I really need to say any more? The items I picked this week are a combo of flickr and esty finds, although they all have etsy stores. I hope you enjoy the result of a good tangled up hour spent this week. So many amazing finds...these are just a few of my favorites. All worth checking out! You can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog. Cheers......Have a great Day!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Trip to Tybee Island

So between being sick.....which I really don't like to blog about, but it was rough and going out of town on a long weekend with my family. Well, let's just say I have not been able to get much work done. But, that is the beauty of having an etsy store. I will be adding more totes sometime this weekend. On another note......we had a really relaxing time on Tybee Island over the weekend. It did get cold and windy with rain on Sunday but, the day finished out nicely with some sunshine and a walk on the beach. The trip home was filled with anticipation since Greensboro was hit with about six inches of snow. Although, I did manage to talk my husband into stopping at the new IKEA in Charlotte during the drive through. It was so overwhelming that I just had to walk away. That store deserves an entire day of dedication. Back at home, school has been cancelled the past two days and my saga of not getting work done continues......


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