Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yarn Along {Orange Stripe}

Hey everyone! I'm joining the Yarn Along over at Small Things again this week. It amazes how quickly a week passes by. I didn't get any reading done this week (I know, horrifying right?) so I am still on Eggs, Beans and Crumpets - and I have been listening to a collection of Sherlock Holmes dramatized shorts stories I received for Christmas. Even though I did not read much this week I did manage to get some crocheting done. I finished the white and am on the final leg of the scarf, the orange stripe! I had hoped to finish this week, but we had a very busy week, so I didn't quite manage that. My mom and I have been having lots of fun knitting/crocheting with friends every week, which is where I manage to get most of my work done. We also went on a mini vacation to the east side of the Phoenix Metrop this weekend - though we never even made it into phoenix proper. Mom and I went to a delightful yarn shop and I got several more colors for my ripple afghan! Anyway, enough chit chat, here is my picture this week.

Much tea has been consumed while crocheting this scarf, so I decided my cup of Lady Grey deserved a cameo this week.

Have a fantastic week, Hopefully I'll have a new project to write about next week!


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Yarn Along {Wodehouse and a White Stripe}

Hey there, I'm joining Ginny's Yarn Along again over at Small Things.
Today I'm working on the white stripe of my Ireland scarf. I didn't have much time to crochet this past week, we spent most of the week cleaning house after the holidays, but I did get some reading done and a little bit on my scarf. I finished the Darcy Cousins last wednesday and ended up really liking it. I also finished up The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse last week. I was about half way through that and wanted to finish before starting on Eggs, Beans and Crumpets by Wodehouse, which is what I'm reading this week.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Yarn Along {Irish Scarf and A Pride and Prejudice spin off}

This week I am joining the yarn along over at Small Things!
I've gotten back into the crocheting mood lately, after discovering a delightful little yarn shop in Tucson and visiting it several times, as well as getting together with some lovely lady friends and knitting and crocheting over a pot of tea. There is nothing like chatting and crocheting with friends on a winter day with a warm Linkcup of tea to sip.

This week I am working on my "Irish pride" scarf - a skinny scarf in the colors of the Irish flag.So far I just have the green stripe, I am just about finished, maybe another five inches on this last row, and then I will go onto the white stripe.
I am reading a book called the Darcy Cousins by Monica Fairview. I really enjoyed the prequel to it - The Other Mr. Darcy which is a spin off of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I'm not sure if I like this one yet, and I'm half way through. I don't dislike it, but I'm just not sure if I like it yet, if that makes any sense at all - but I am withholding further judgement until I complete the book. I don't really read fan sequels, I'm too much a purist, but I did enjoy the Other Mr. Darcy a lot, and I hope this one turns out as enjoyable!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas..

Every etsy store you go..
Or something.
Well my shop is decked out for Christmas anyway. I usually wait until Thanksgiving week to add a new banner and all, but I'll be super busy then, so I figured early is better than late right?

I've already sold some tags this year, but there are plenty more in the shop, and it's the perfect time to get your own. We have lots of new designs this year, and many more are coming soon.

Today I listed these adorable Nordic inspired tags. Sweet and simple, but oh so pretty. (and guess what, any time you order anything in the shop during the christmas season, you'll get one of these beauties free!)

My favorites in the shop however, have to be these silver jingle bells.

I L-O-V-E them! And other must like them too, because I've been featured here, and here, and here, and here. So much love, I am so thankful!!!

There are also new journals coming this week, they make excellent christmas gifts! Two years ago I made over twenty fairytale inspired journals and gave them to my friends. If you are trying to come up with a great gift, these would fit the bill.

If I can find time, I am also going to list a few of these nifty gifts for readers. So cute, and filled with customized bookplates and bookmarks. So great for the bookworm, and the perfect size for a stocking stuffer!

Remember, I love love custom orders, but my cut off date for filling them will be soon, so if you want anything special, be sure to convo or email me soon!

I know this is a shameless self promotion blog post, but never fear there will be a new "etsy finds" blog post up soon!

Friday, February 25, 2011

A few of my favorites

Here are a few of the lovelies from my favorites this week!

I love all things Irish, so Saint Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays,
I've been shopping for earrings to wear with my outfit this year, I've narrowed it down to these two!

Shamrocks by BudgetBling

Shamrocks - Green Czech Glass Clovers and Antiqued Brass Earrings by polishedtwo

I always have Irish Breakfast tea on the morning of St. Patricks day (and most other days of the year too now that I think about it... I'd love to have my morning cup out of this sweet cup
Vintage Royal Tara Irish Coffee Cup
from Suesuegonzalas

Having just organized my nook area, I'm thinking these cute coasters would set off the area perfectly, just under my cuppa tea! (I promise, these are the only owls this time! ;) )
Letterpress Coaster Set - owls by luckybeepress

This scarf would be so cute with my new peasant blouses! So pretty and spring-ish!
Aqua Plaid Scarf by JANNYSGIRL

Remember me saying yesterday that I was in a "rainbow-ee" mood? Yup, still there. Isn't this Color Wheel necklace by tamar so pretty?

I can't say I'm a fan of elephants normally, but this teapot cozy is just too cute not to love!!
Dreaming Elephant Teapot Cozy by factory150

Have a beautiful weekend everyone, hope you enjoyed my finds this week!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Over the Rainbow . . .

I told my mom that I was in a "rainbow-ee" mood today. Meaning that I'm thirsting for color, so this is the card I made today, filled to the brim with bright lovely colors. Go check it out in the shop!

Multi Colored Scalloped Greeting Card "Rainbow"

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Few Etsy Finds . . .

Otherwise known as " I think I have an owl obsession. And maybe an obsession for mugs and cups."

Today I wanted to share some of the sweet things I love on etsy....

It's no secret, I love owls...
Gywn is my little owl on my bookshelf with doilies for eyes and wings (she's actually a pin cushion, but Shh, don't tell her!) and Cedric is a terra-cotta and ceramic owl on my bed (he is really a garden decoration, but I couldn't bear to banish him outside). :)

I am completely obsessed with Woolcrazy's *adorable* fuzzy creations. I first fell in love with Sparkle her little white owl, about a year or so ago, but Jelly Bean is my new love.... I mean, a fuzzy pale green owl holding a heart? What is not to love?!
oh if I only had the spending money!!

I also love love love mugs and cups, my mugs and cups fill my bedroom and pretty much every dish cabinet in our home. This is probably because I am a voracious drinker of both coffee and tea. Sometimes both in the same day.
Here are just a few of my favorites from around etsy

How cute is this? A teacup on a mug, perfection!
by mollyhatch

*Squeal* This is SOO cute. I absolutely adore this cup, I think I've mentioned owls before. An owl mug? and Purple? I want this so bad! :D
By ArtHausCeramics

(And look at the blue one, oooh so cute! )

This is the cutest purse ever, definitely going on my birthday list this year

Another thing I really want, I adore these earrings, so sweet and simple and feminine. I need to get more pink in my wardrobe. Alysabeths shop is so lovely, I've shopped with her before and she is so sweet!

Ha, you thought I was done with owls didn't you? Nope. :)
I absolutely love these teensy tiny owls from SongandBranch

One last for today, (though certainly not least!) I must share these absolutely adorable fabric reusable stickers from lovemaestore
I love all things tea-themed - how could I not fall in love with these sweet fabric stickers? My mom and I host many tea parties, I would just love to make a tea-planning journal using these!!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed looking at my "finds"! Do be sure to stop by their lovely shops!

Have a lovely weekend!