Friday, October 30, 2009

just a minute.

Just a Minute was introduced to me by my friend, Liss of Daydream Lily.

Liss describes it this way: Just a Minute or J.A.M. Is a fun way for bloggers to get to know each other and visit each others blogs to see what we've all been up to. Anyone can join in, the more the merrier :) Anyone playing along this month simply add your name to the blog list over on the lastest J.A.M post on August Street so we can find each other.

C {California} magazine. and numerous blogs...oh, seriously, i could do this all day.

Keeping... busy, trying to find a bit more balance in my life. a little too much time spent on the computer lately. must be all the cool friends i have. {wink, wink}.

Sewing... last night. made two red satin capes for my daughter and her friend. they're going to be superheroes for Halloween.

Watching... my kids grow too fast. i know everyone says that, but it's true. i will say that i've enjoyed every year more than the previous, so it's sad, but good. just fast.

Trying... to keep my house cleaner and cook more meals and bake less sweets.

Making... a lot of new jewelry. always more ideas than i can put into action.

Congratulating... my husband, i'm so proud of him. he is passionate about his new career choice. i know passion in my work and it's awesome to see him so fired up.

Like to play along? If so add your name and blog roll here.

more handmade love.

busy workin' on my gift list.... more pretties.

i love t-shirts. this one is provocative.
and i believe in the message.

these are hot! all you need is a LBD
and you're all set to hit the town.

this photo made me laugh at first and then i felt sad,
but i love this artist's work
and this photo stopped me in my tracks
when i saw it.
isn't that what art is supposed to do,
make you feel something.

i have this t-shirt. mine is a v-neck, but it's got the same message,
something in french about being in love with someone
and getting them drunk when they are sad.
they have men's tees, too.

i love scrubs and these are deliciously sexy!
p.s. honey, these are on my wish list.
{note to self: make sure husband is reading my blog}.

i normally do photographs or prints on the walls,
but i am loving this personalized plate
and think it would make a beautiful gift.
many other options in her shop.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

urban plaid.

my friend, andy, shot these photos last night.
his work truly speaks for itself, but, of course,
i can't help, but say, that i love it!

a couple of shots i took below.

Monday, October 26, 2009

i'm buying handmade.

i am buying handmade this holiday season.
as a struggling artist, {yes, struggling},
i my handmade artist friends!
year round i make an effort to put my few dollars
in their pockets instead of the big retailers
and, can i just say, nothing makes me happier.

i will be sharing many handmade gift ideas
over the next several weeks,
in the hopes that you, too,
will support indie artists
this holiday season.

i love the ideas here.
i'm thinking about making some cool gifts
using these vinyl words.

oh the thinks you can think...

words on plates,
words on furniture,
words on walls...

i love this site. many more gift ideas here.
some i won't put on my site; wink, wink,
but will definitely be buying.

love. love. love.
these drawstring laundry bags!

love these dog beds.

a beautiful journal for
a beautiful girl, maybe your mom,
your friend, your wife?

perfect for an artist's studio.

a message to live by.
a perfect gift for anyone
'doing their own thing'
or contemplating
doing their own thing.

love this whimsical calendar!

love this with homemade cookies.
this would make a sweet hostess gift.

wouldn't this be a great gift to tell someone
how much you love them just they way they are?

personalized cards.
the perfect gift no one buys for themselves,
but everyone loves to have. {purchased}.

the gifts on this site are like something
you'd find in the sweetest boutique.
love these lavender sachets. {purchased}.

a unique, handmade calendar is a precious gift.
the options are endless on etsy.

stay tuned. more gift ideas to follow.