Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Mother's Handmade Products

Since my mother retired early due to her poor health she has been knitting and crocheting at home. My mother made all these bags for my other Etsy shop:
Please take a look and see if you might like one for yourself or as a gift for someone special! She welcomes custom orders as well!

Click on the photo to go straight to the listing.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for:

family and friends
a roof over my head
the Wii (we got this for ourselves as an early Christmas present ;)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Shop of the Week!

I've been back from vacation but slowly rebuilding my shop and taking inventory of the goodies I bought from Asia to make more products.

Please check out this blog to read the Shop of the Week, which is mine!

Friday, October 02, 2009


Just wanted to let everyone one know that I've put my shops in Vacation Mode as I will be doing just that. We leave for Asia next week and won't be back until the end of the month. I will be looking for new craft supplies and exploring cities I've never been to before.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Quit Your Day Job interviews

I look forward to reading these little interviews from Etsy every week. They are very inspirational and helpful as well. It's like learning from the great masters of craft selling! One day I hope to be able to do the same and read my own interview there!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Monogram Patterned Paper Stickers Envelope Seals

Following the success of the Plum Blossoms Chiyogami Seals Stickers I wanted to make these monogram stickers. I have a few more ideas in mind waiting to materialize. Click on the photo to go to the listing for more information.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Monthly Goal Meetup

I've been reading a great blog called Modish Biz Tips. The blogger has a Monthly Goal Meetup where she will list what she accomplished from last month's goals and what her new monthly goals are. I thought I'd give it a shot.

September Goals

  1. Make something every week.
  2. List something every week.
  3. Blog about something every week.
  4. Twitter at least once every weekday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


My mother made these bracelets. Enjoy!

Rose Quartz

Swarovski Emerald and Siam Red bicones with Swarovski Crystal Cubes

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Glass Tiles Work in Progress

I will be a vendor at a local street fair next Saturday so I've been busy making these glass tiles. Luckily as I was making them I received a large order for my magnets so now I'm really scrambling to make more! Don't they look lovely all neatly stacked together?

I purchased these great glass tiles from a fellow Etsy seller: ChristianHaylie

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

10th Anniversary

Ok, that's not our wedding anniversary but it's how long my hubby and I have been together now since we started dating. To celebrate, we participated in Restaurant Week in NYC at Barbetta. I've always wanted to go there but felt the prices were too high so luckily they participated in Restaurant Week. The portions were a bit small (the salmon was my husband's and he definitely needed more than that!) but the decor was lovely. The food came very quickly so we had time to spare to walk around Times Square until the meter was up.

Bittersweet chocolate mousse. Not the best presentation I have to say.

We walked around the M&M store and just the center of Times Square.

The sky after the torrential rain.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Go Green with the Etsy Twitter Team

Check out the Etsy Twitter Team blog for the current Green promotion we're doing!

We have some really great Go Green loot from the Etsy Twitter Team members up for grabs! Take a look below!!
Lavender Chamomile Facial Masque
Organic Cotton Scrubbie and Washcloth
Coffee Cup Cozy
Upcycled Earrings
Made from a tin container
Upcycled CD Scrapbook Album
(similar to the one pictured)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Blue Rhinestone Birthday Card

I made this card with a blue satin ribbon and added each rhinestone to the flowers on the patterned paper. The stamp is from Studio G. Love those $1 clear stamp sets!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Gifts Tags

I found some very colorful and artistic scrapbook paper at the craft store last month. I decided to use it to make some gift tags. Each tag has a different look since the paper doesn't have a repeated pattern. That's what makes it so unique. Hope you like them!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Mystic, CT Mini Vacation

Last weekend we had a mini vacation. We went to Mystic, CT for the weekend. It's about 2.5 hrs driving from NYC so that we wouldn't get bored with the travel. Aside from the humidity, it was a very nice little town. Coming from NYC, this was a relief. We need to do this more often!

The last picture is of the thunderstorm that came around dinner time. We got wet but not too bad.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Birthday Weekend Part 2

No, I didn't get these cupcakes for my birthday but don't they look delicious and beautiful? After the walk in the High Line Park we stumbled upon Chelsea Market where we found this bakery.

Monday, June 15, 2009

My Birthday Weekend Part 1

My birthday was this weekend. On Saturday I celebrated with my husband and parents by exploring Chelsea and the new High Line Park. Here are a few pics of the park:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brides in Central Park

Central Park in Manhattan, NYC is a beautiful place. So beautiful that it's not a surprise to find several bridal shoots going one in a small area. I went to Central Park this past Saturday and found three brides! i felt like the paparazzi trying to sneak a picture of them in their beautiful white gowns! Well, they are the star for the day!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Surprise Wedding Reception

I just saw this and thought it was the nicest and coolest thing i've ever seen. this improve group created a "surprise wedding reception" for a Manhattan couple who just got married in City Hall. check it out here!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Chiyogami Plum Blossom Glass Tile Magnets

I told you I loved this paper! I made a set of magnets out of the assortment of paper I bought recently. Click on the image to go to the listing. I imagine them to adorn someone's magnetic memo board or fridge one day. I have plans to use this paper for wedding invitations as well. Stay tuned!

Friday, May 29, 2009

EtsyTwitter Team - Wallflowers Treasury

I have two of my products in this latest Etsy Twitter Team treasury: my Tea Party Favor and Swarovski Heart Pendant. click on the image to go directly to the treasury until May 30.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Washi Chiyogami Paper

I've fallen in love! Besides with my husband, I'm in love with this Japanese Chiyogami paper. I've been made some magnets and a pendant but a few days ago I thought they would make great envelopes seals or stickers. What do you think?

Click on the first image to go to the listing for more info!