Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Some things I've been working on...

Soooo.... I've been super bad at posting... Which I figured would happen during the holiday season... BUT I haven't stopped crafting!! I've actually been doing some straight up sweat shop work... I've been making a million headbands! They were a huge hit on My Etsy There are still some available and I will be listing the most beautiful deep purple ones tomorrow. I sold out of them within the first hour at the craft show I was in on Saturday. I could kick myself for not making more purple and red ones... Oh well... At least I know for next time.

Smile rosette

I also have been making some fun little other things... I am slowly but surely getting my craft "TO DO LIST" checked off one at a time... I finally made some clothespin dolls. Don't hate on the one with super big eyes!!! Shes my first one, I used a paint pen and made one eye too big... then I was like... FUCK IT... This bitch is going to have the "stink eye"...

clothes pin gals

Isn't the tree so cute? That was another one of my "projects" I found it at Michaels on clearance for $4.00 but it was just a regular bushy tree.... Well I gave that thing a brazilian wax! I made it bare and lovely!! I love the vintage feel it gives!

The clothespin gang

I have also been thrift store shopping... I have been keeping my eye out for some cute little tea cups to make pin cushions out of and here are two I "experimented" with.

Green tea cup

cheetah pin cushion

Also I made another one of my "Embroidery art" pieces. This time I made her with green eyes, a green bow, red hair, and silver stud earrings. I think I like her better with a more traditional earring.

Woman Circa 1951

She is available here.

Other then that I have been decorating for Christmas. My boyfriend went home to Maryland for Thanksgiving, so I decorated his apartment while he was gone. The tree is so not at its prime A) because I don't have any of my handmade ornaments on there because I was going to be selling them at a craft show and B) My mom gave me all these "handmade" ornaments some crazy "aunt" of hers dropped off at our house last year... If you blow the picture up you will see there is an ornament of a "snowman" and his hat is made out of the top of a tube sock... (OH HOW CLEVER). I should be caned in the crafting world for allowing such ugly ornaments on that tree... but you know what... I love them because they are SO TACKY!!! Also see the snowman chillin' at the bottom of the tree... Ugly Ornaments need love too sort of like the Island of Misfit Toys!!! I also used dingle berry garland. I think that was a wonderful idea on my part. Partially because I bought a HUGE spool of the shit for $6.00 (thats a wonderful deal I think there is 50 yards) at a thrift store and my mom told me I would never use it... Well here you go Momma O... 2 yards down... 48 yards to go!

My Christmas tree so far

So yeah to say the least I have been keepin' busy!!! Its really rewarding to know that people actually like my stuff!!! Keep your eyes open for my headbands in some new colors..... (lets hope I take photos of them tomorrow!)

EDIT: Just listed new headbands!!






Headbands for Etsy


Headbands for Etsy

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26 comments:

Swell Stitches said...

Yeah yeah yeah so you've been busy crafting. That does not excuse you being so neglectful of this blog! haha

Your dolls look adorable! And I just looove the teacup pincushion with the leopard fabric! Your tree looks beautiful, too.. even with all of its tackiness! lol

Don't stay such a stranger!!!!

~Amy Rose~

Amie said...

Your christmas tree looks fantastic! I wish mine looked half as amazing. And I love the clothespin doll with the big eyes. It's not stink eye, it's doe eye. :P

Rachel said...

your tree is so cute! i'm tellin ya, just grab a couple kids from your neighborhood & put them to WORK! easy peasy hahahaha!

the clothespin dolls & the pincushions are SO CUTE! you're such a crafty little bitch

iowa-girl-in-korea said...

Wow! You have been busy! I really like the close pin dolls.

The embroidery is cool too! Awesome job!

Kris said...

The angels are adorable, but that Embroidery piece is kick-ass!

Jules said...

The tree is adorable, the girls are sweet (the big eyed gal made me chuckle), the headbands are AWESOME, and you are so beautiful! You talented girls leave me green with envy. :)

UK lass in US said...

I thought I was going to get to see you at the craft fair, but my grandmother-in-law went to hospital with chest pains (all is ok), so I didn't get to go. How was it?

The Paper Doll said...

That headband is amazing!! You look beautiful...

rubyredruca said...

That stuff is gorgeous! Save a rose headband for me! I'll be buying one in a few days! And a mustache!

frenzykat said...

those headbands are faboo!
your tree is so cute!
i just put up our slight decor. my boyfriend isn't a very, let's say, 'festive' person..to my dismay i've had to scale back quite a bit.

kittykill said...

I just love everything you do! I'm glad I'm adopting you. LOL!

Pr3tty* Knitty~ said...

Oh girl, you just made me yell out loud!!! I LOVE the black flower with gold headband... aaaa... I still can't decide which one I want ...

Renee said...

Thank you for the comment! Your blog is also awesome. I'm so glad you're headbands are doing well- they're so cute!

Tanya said...

I love those headbands! I need to get one. They're so retro looking!

Jacqueline said...

I love the headband and the dolls! And wow your christmas tree looks so very nice! n_n
Off to check your shop!

Marilyn said...

Oooh I want a headband!!! I must resist for the moment. My birthday is coming up shortly + Christmas so I'm trying really hard not to spend on myself until after.

And your tree and dolls are adorable! Great blog!

sewitsforyou said...

you have been super busy huh? I am glad you are selling out of stuff. Keep up the good work. Any word on if the BF is being shippied out again?

esque said...

Whoa! Busy indeed! I need to get myself up and make some stuff too!

[inkihandmade.etsy.com]

Jen said...

Your headbands are so cute! I'm off to check out your shop!
-10oneworld

CactusHead Studio said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE your headbands.

sweetheartville said...

Hello. Cute stuff! I love the headbands, and whittling down that tree was such a great idea!

Brooke S. Rochon said...

Hey, wanted to say thanks for commenting on my blog, so cool to have new peeps show up and read my blathering.

You are too funny. Love the stink eye comment. Maybe she doesn't have the stink eye, maybe that's just how she looks. I am so in love with those headbands you make. Now, my daughter is 4.5 with a pretty large head, sometimes we can wear the same headband. Are the ones you use pretty large or I guess I'm wondering to they go pretty far below the ears? Am I making sense? I'd like to order one for her for christmas if you think it would fit ok. Nothing has to be perfect.

:)

Kristen said...

Hi!
I saw your blog address on the etsy forum and thought I'd check it out. Love your blog! You look just like Gwen Stefani...bet you've heard that before.
You're welcome to visit my blogs anytime.
www.kristenkropf.blogspot.com
or
www.anni-kae.blogspot.com
be sure and say 'hi' if you stop by.

The Empty Envelope said...

I love your craftiness and the tea cup pincushions!!!

AnastasiaC said...

love the headbands - they look great!! and your tree is darling haha had to laugh at the brazilian wax job - very funny!!
thanks for visiting my blog...mince pies are fruit mince pies - english christmas treats!! really yummy!

torrance said...

Wow, I love the girlie embroidery and the headband. Way to keep busy!