Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Everyone!! Made it through yet another week. This week was hard, with my cold, but I did it! (voice still cracking. . . ) and now Tom's gotten a mild version of my cold! Poor guy. He's taken it easy today at home. Rest up!

BIG NEWS!!! Really excited to share with you! I GOT INTO MY ART SHOW!!!!! YAHOO!!!!
July 3! WOOT!! This is big because, here in great ol' N. Michigan that is the week of the National Cherry Festival! YES! I got into the Cherry Fest Art Show Downtown TC!! (Traverse City for non-residents haha). If you're in the area, come and check out my booth!! So, I will be crafting for the next two months! Advice is totally welcomed, I'm scared and nervous but mostly excited!

Now, let's get to some of my fav's this week shall we!

I love this hoop-art kitty!
meowadays makes some adorable stuff!

couldn't resist adding this cutie :)

GO MICHIGAN!! Truche has these adorable 'I Heart States' collection. I love it!

I love American Eagle Tanks, and Aerie tanks as well!

made this adorable print! This made me laugh!!! hahaha, that is totally my cats!

Have a great weekend everyone! I might post, might not post. Busy weekend. We are going to look at our reception/ceremony place tomorrow. Mothers have not seen it yet, plus I will be taking pictures to see what we have to work with. Crunch time, less than 5 months!!! WEE!! Plus, I have to get the store ready! New May items are coming!!

What are your weekend plans?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Eggs!

Okay, so first off, I would like to thank each and everyone for coming to my blog, taking time to comment and read my (most of the time) rambling posts. Thank you!

Last Friday Tom and I went over to my friend Judy's house to paint Easter Eggs. There was a bit of a twist to them though. We decorated them in the "pysanky" style. Check them out! I did one over the summer but these are not to keep. A different non-toxic dye.

This one is suppose to be chicken feet :)

This one may look easy, but all of the white had to be filled in. It took Tom quite a while to complete. You put wax over the part that you want to be white, the rest become the color you dip.

I tried my hand at some chevrons!

Had to get some bunting flags in there

Tom's funny little guy!

This was Tom's first egg. He did an amazing job. He was going for more of a traditional egg design. The first layer he colored everything he wanted white, dipped it in orange, colored everything he wanted orange, then dipped it in green. Pretty cool!

A co-worker on Tuesday brought in her baby chickens. These little guys are one day old! Amazing. I heard peep peep peep all day long haha.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

It's time for another round of "What I Wore Wednesday" yes yes folks, I'll be linking up with the wonderful Lindsey over at The Pleated Poppy for this Hump Day.
Cold: Day 3.5 (started Sunday night)
I decided to hide my nose since it is red and doesn't want to be photographed. Sorry!

I love love love how mustard yellow and white go together! It's pretty darn popular right now! Oh yeah, another bathroom shot, Tom was willing but the clock wasn't.
Shirt: Target
Cardigan: Target
Tank: AE
Jeans: Gap Outlet (love this store!)
Necklace: moi!
Shoes: TOMS!!! (My first pair, love the yellow!)
Camera Strap: sew ewe-nique designs (coupon code SPRING15 15% off )

Have a wonderful Wednesday Everyone!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sorry for the Delay

My latest WIP! This is my first time using lace weight yarn! This project is about two weeks into the running, but it's fun. I really like this color.

Look at how thin that yarn is!

I also wanted to update on some etsy shop love! Rosette Earrings from Muchloveilly and that cute bow from Sandy a la Mode

So I have a few Easter Egg pictures that I will be posting probably tomorrow. I am getting over a cold! bleh! It hit me yesterday, unknowingly just hit me. My defences must have been low. . . ugh.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Favorites

Happy Earth Day Everyone!! Yeah!! I plan on getting me a free cup of coffee at Starbucks today, are you?
Tom and I both have today off from work, so we are relaxing this morning on the couch. Hamlet is snuggled up next to me. Several things to get done today, but it should be fun :)
Theme-ish today, Birds, Bags and Yarn :)

I love this Tweet Tweet Print from Aisle to Aloha. I just love the colors together.
So, I have been getting a little bit back into knitting. Strange how I float from one type of media to the next. . . haha. Anyways, this Seaweed yarn is adorable, it changes colors as you knit.

In keeping with the knitting theme, this really cute back from Wattlebird caught my eye.
Geninne has some really cute bird prints. I liked Bird No17, and several more!

Well, talking about birds here! my cute yellow clutch just had to make the list haha. :) It does have little bird cages all over it.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Please, Spring Come Back

Tuesday night we were treated to a disaster of slushy snow. Yeah, This was Tuesday night, it continued till morning.

Words fail me when I see this. Look at the snow on my bird feeder/squirrel baffle.

This was taken a week ago. Yes, that is a squirrel sitting on a fence with a piece of bread. The squirrels in our area are evil. I say this lightly, because one may think they are cute and fuzzy, but they are: case-in-point here
So I asked Tom if we put any stale bread out. (which we do to keep them at bay from the feeder, see above the squirrel baffle) He said, no. So, I just had to get this photo. Our neighbor (whom I also work with) Amanda put out bread too! Haha, I will give them credit for one thing, they are smart and crafty.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

I'll be linking up with Lindsey for What I Wore Wednesday. Yes, I forgot last week. Pretty busy, but here we are this week. I thought I would post a few funny ones!

The cat is Nanaki, he was such a good model with me this morning, hahaha

Coat: Merino
Shirt: Gap Outlet
Tank: AE
Jeans: AE
Earrings: sew ewe-nique designs
Cowl Scarf: sew ewe-nique designs-May Collection (testing it out now haha)
Bracelets: Gifts

Hope everyone is having a better Wednesday than I am. We got dumped on with snow. YES! I said SNOW! It's April 20, and we got SNOW. GRRRR Sometimes, N. Michigan I just wanna punch you! Oh well, today and tomorrow will melt it with 40's and 50's later in the week. Ugh. . .

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bridal Shower Invitations

So, my Mum and I have been on the search for some Bridal Shower Invitations. Found some super cute ones on Etsy, so I thought I'd share them with you this Monday. Please, if you have a suggestion on where to get Bridal Shower Invites, message me :)

Sayhelloshop has these cute raindrop ones.

I really love the color on these ones.

applejackdesigns has these cute bunting flag invites!

see a trend? I love the umbrella idea for shower invites. Westwillow has these.

I will have pictures up tomorrow of my weekend works. Newly finished projects, and new starts! Can't wait to show them off!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Snapshot

Yes, oh it's Saturday! Time for linking up with Kim at Yellow Songbird for Saturday Snapshots!

So last October (can't believe it was that long ago) my long-time friend Sara got married. Yes, that is me, working the sunglasses haha, great foster-grants. It was beautiful! N. Michigan as I continue to say, is well, temperamental. But this day for her wedding was perfect. Couldn't ask for better weather! I can only hope we get lovely weather for ours in September!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Favorites

Alright, once again here we go with Friday Favs!

These items are things that I've been crushing on etsy!

This pillow is adorable! I love the kite sewn on super cute!

Check out this necklace! very cute!

I love Ball Jars. This t-shirt just makes them even more cute!

Hoop are is huge right now! Check this one out!

ohsweetleeme has some adorable stamped jewelry!

This pretty Japanese tape would add something extra to packaging! really cute.

Happy Friday Everyone!

OH MY! IT'S 150!

"How Much Is That Kitty In The Window?"

Sorry everyone, he's mine!

Hamlet loves to look outside a lot. We have wide window ledges in our house. Perfect for chubby kitties.

So, back in the Fall, I raced against the elements to plant bulbs. Well, squirrels are evil and dug up several. I was worried they wouldn't survive. Guess what some did!!

This is along the front walk-way. Honestly, I think they will be tulips, haha! can't remember everything that I planted. Sad, I know.

New headband color! I have yellow and grey too. I wanna do a coral one as well. But I LOVE the mint color right now.

And, yes, I had to make a funny face, come on, it's Friday! survived another week.

SPRING15 is still going on! for 15% off at my store! I plan on posting new stuff, and probably putting items on sale. And yes, your coupon would be good on sale items! Friday Favs coming up next!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I Love Wednesday

I'm linking up with Krystina today for What I Love Wednesday!

I adore these ruffle necklace from Meg's shop.

This print from Lily Gene is adorable!!

sewingwithme3 has this adorable bag pattern. I've been looking for something to wear while biking.