Sunday, August 31, 2008

Paper Rock Scissors

I've been working for a month or so trying to perfect a new earring design that uses all the beautiful papers that are out there now with the popularity of scrapbooking. We academics do seem obsessed with paper, so it makes sense that the craft side of my brain would latch on to this material as well :) After many experiments with glue and spray paints and eventually nail polish... I've come up with these rectangular paper based forms. I like the versatility of the technique because I can use any kind of paper to whip up a base rectangle! Look for many more of these to come! Here I've posted a pair with a really pretty floral pattern that reminds me of a vintage fabric and a pair with a maroon and cream dot pattern that is reminiscent of Art Deco!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Earring Inspiration

So I've gotten back into the swing of creativity! That somehow always happens when I have other things I should be doing! but I figured out how to keep the kitten off of my dining table and since I can no longer create on the livingroom floor, I've set up shop on the table and it calls to me every time I walk by! Here are two new pairs of earring that I posted on Etsy today! Now if only I could find a way to take photos without making the kitten curious...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blue and Cream

I recently added a cute new purse to my Etsy page. It's blue and cream and I had intended to make it for myself but let's be honest, a girl can only use so many bags at one time! And since I still can't go anywhere without my white one (see pics below) I thought I'd put it up for sale! I'm a little concerned about putting non-jewelry objects up in my shop. Since the shop is called EJewelryDesigns, I worry about the integrity of the shop having other things in it. I've considered opening a second shop to sell things like my sewing projects and maybe eventually some knitting things, but it is hard enough to do promotion for one shop! I just don't think I could handle the upkeep of two. So for now, there will be the odd project listed in EJewelryDesigns!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Playing Fetch

Annibelle loves to fetch her blue ball! But since she has stage fright in front of company, I thought I'd post a video for everyone!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thanks Auntie Alli!

I wanted to post more kitten pics, so here's a tribute to Alli, who graciously gave Annibelle this crinkle tube that her kitty wasn't using. Anni loves the crinkle tube! She's a bit scared of it sometimes, but apparently in a good way. She loves to nibble the strings on the end and drag it around that way. here she's crawling through it, very gingerly...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

And Stitch Markers?

So recently on a trip to Ithaca, I visited the local yarn store to check out a sale. And when I was checking out I saw a pile of decorative stitch markers and thought, I can do that! So I did! I listed two sets of knitting stitch markers on my Etsy site this week. They're very pretty and will make a nice decoration while knitting for any lucky buyers. I only made two sets though to see if they sell, before I spend too much time on them. They're fun to whip up!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bags Bags Bags!

If you've seen the blog before you'll know that this past year I've taken up sewing. Well, this spring I started making bags and they are addictive! As if I didn't have an addition to buying bags before, now I'm also making more than I can use! Of course I've given one or two to my mother to lighten up my stash and to share the love :)
Here's a glimpse at two of the bags I've made from placemats, not nearly as cheesy as that sounds I hope. I've gotten a ton of compliments on the white one that is now my "go-to" purse for everyday use and I'm thinking about putting a few on my Etsy site...

Look , my first attempt at a button! I think it came out pretty well and I love these buttons with the leaf design, very pretty.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


It's been a while since I've posted anything new on here but a lot has happened in the past few months! I got a kitten! Annibelle! She was only 5 weeks old when I got her and just under 1 pound! Shortly after getting her I went to Maine for amonth and left her int he care of my friend Kara who had adopted Anni's sister. She was in good hands and grew leaps and bounds while I was away! Here are a few pics of Anni! The second one is Anni sleeping on my mom's shoulder, she was so tiny then!