Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Little Taste of Spring....

So Western New York has actually had a fairly mild winter!  I came home from work last week and the sun was shining and it was surprisingly warm- in the mid 40s I would say. I opened my door to let some of the fresh air in (it gets so stuffy being cooped up all winter long), and saw how excited my furry children were to see a glimpse of the outdoors! So I set up their chair in front of the door, and watched how excited they were becoming. Life can be so's to the little things....

Herbie, Wendy, and Miles
Friday, February 24, 2012

Best Friend Necklaces: The Chevron Arrow (Sneak Peek!)

So today I thought I would give you a sneak peek of my new design of necklaces. I have been making best friend and mother/daughter necklaces for a while; I think matching jewelry is a beautiful way for people to feel connected to each other, and to show the world what that friendship means. The chevron and arrow designs are so popular now, as they should be- the clean simple lines are so aesthetically pleasing to just about everyone. So that got me thinking- how to turn the chevron/arrow design into a best friend necklace. Ah ha! Broken arrows! So here is my newest design: clean, simple, and perfect for those boho friends who want to make their friendship known! And what about color? Here's the best part- these are customizable! The necklaces have been designed to incorporate you and your friend's favorite colors. Cool, right? Hopefully so- I would love to get your opinion!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Front Page Again!!

Wow- front page again!! When it rains it pours! This time it was my handmade shop that made the grade- it's the chevron necklace. All I have to say is.... WOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!

So many thanks to Honey Hurd who curated this awesome treasury! You can check out her awesome shop, The Honey Shack,  HERE

Here is just a sample of what is available in her awesome shop:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Inspiration: Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash

"Girl From the North Country" performed by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, written by Bob Dylan.

This song is pure inspiration, pure emotion, and pure soul.
Saturday, February 18, 2012

Combining Vintage and Handmade (courtesy of yours truly...)

BLACK- 1960s black drop waist dress, scotty dog ring and matching earrings

YELLOW- 1970s mini dress with daisy detailing, abstract patter triangle earrings

BLUE- 1970s Gunne Sax style prairie dress, Goliath Birdwing Butterfly earrings

BROWN- 1970s taupe pinstripe suit, Coyote brooch

RED- 1990s Pendleton wool suit, fawn ring

PINK- 1970s pink polka dot day dress, lamb necklace with freshwater pearls

ORANGE- 1960s tangerine drop waist dress with peter pan collar, patterned bracelet

WHITE- 1990s jumper with blue stripes, layered chevron necklace
Friday, February 17, 2012

Enter to Win An Entire Treasury!

My Vesties Team on Etsy (check out the blog here) is giving away 16 shabby chic-themed vintage treasures! That's right, 16 items with free shipping! Add a comment below the treasury to be eligible to win! I have donated a little duckling planter, and there are so many other vintage treasures that anyone would be so lucky to have!

Click HERE to check it out and enter for your chance to win!

Please note that this is a snapshot of the treasury, if you would like to enter please click the link above. :)
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I was featured in a Front Page Treasury!!!!

View an Etsy Front Page Treasury List - The Vault on Craft Cult

This feature was from my vintage shop: Coyote Marmalade Vintage. They are 1980s spectator shoes:

Sorry! I just had to share (I have never been on the front page before!)

 Thanks so much Misty from MissMPhotography for featuring me in this wonderful collection! Please check out her shop here:

Here is just a sample of her extraordinary work!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Passing Valentines

Well, here it is Valentine's Day. I got out of work at 5 while my husband was starting work at 5. At least we both work at the same place and we were able to pass each other in the hallway, and exchange the following dialogue:
Me: "Did you know today was Valentine's Day?"
Hubby: "Oh, oops....uh.....I forgot...."
Me: "I kinda forgot too, well, at least you bought that $900 guitar you wanted."
Hubby: "Oh, yeah....I guess I did. Sorry I didn't get you anything. You can buy that dress you said you wanted on Etsy."

Guilt trips can be so sweet. Here's hoping you and your Valentine enjoy the little moments that make life so sweet.

The Dependable Narwhal

When I first selling on Etsy back in October, I was racking my brain trying to think up unique designs that would draw people to my oh-so-new and 'no, I don't have any feedback' shop. I was looking for trends (mustaches, or chevrons, anyone?) that I could take my own twist on. Well, that was a nice idea (and it was an idea I was able to work with later on), but I wanted to create something truly unique and one of a kind. So that got me thinking- what is unique? Well, narwhals, of course! I quickly started laying out designs, and my narwhal necklace came to life!

Well, needless to say this little narwhal has become beloved by many wonderful etsians. I was so proud that I finally created something with my own two hands that brought attention to my little shop. I've lost count of how many of these I have had to create! I have also created some narwhal earrings using a slightly different color palette:

What's next? I will be sure to think new and exciting ways to make this elusive and mysterious narwhal wearable!


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