Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!


Just wanted to pop in and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. I'll be back in a few days!
Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Morning

All of my orders are finally shipped, im about to FINISH my Christmas shopping -im determined, and the rest of the day will be spent finishing all of my handmade gifts. What a nice Saturday.

If you want to see where i'll be heading for Christmas, check out my moms website! She just posted pictures of the house decorated for Christmas. After seeing them, i truly cant wait to go home and see!!!! Is this not straight out of a magazine!?!?! She has the touch....what can i say...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Shipping/ 12 Days Sale

Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day to place orders for holiday delivery!

And, since that is the case, I have decided to wrap up my 12 Days Sale early! I wanted to make sure you all could take advantage of the sale FOR the holidays. So the pieces for the last 6 days are all available in my shop now. Today only! Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Shipping!

The deadline for holiday shipping is tomorrow! If your planing on giving a gift, make sure your order is in by tomorrow!!

Also, here is the new 12 Days item:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

12 Days Sale

The next 12 Days Sale item:

Find this pendant, along with other new pieces in my shop!

Monday, December 15, 2008

12 Days Sale


Get it while its hot!
Sunday, December 14, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Sale

On the fourth day of Christmas....

A royal pendant with pearls. Now half off... HERE!

Friday, December 12, 2008

12 Days of Christmas!

On the Second day of Christmas...50% off right here! Ho Ho Ho!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Sale!!

For the next twelve days I will be selecting one item from my shop to be on sale at 50% off!!! YES 50%! It will change each day, so get it while you can!

On the First Day of Christmas.... Prancer!

Where did the motivation go?

About 2 months ago we joined a new, fancy, awesome gym. And for about two weeks I was totally into it! I loved the classes, the atmosphere, working out, everything! I got new workout clothes, all the stuff i needed to shower before work, along with new workout tunes for my i-pod. ( i told you i jump headfirst into everything!) I had big goals, and I was on my way to reaching them. I felt totally good, and very proud of myself!

Then it all kinda died down. And now i haven't been to the gym in weeks. NOT ONCE! Shame on me! (Did i mention how expensive our gym is....?) My goals haven't changed, and i still have all the clothes and tunes, the only thing i lost was the motivation. I need it back asap!

So Ive decided to take my little mission/journey/adventure/challenge to blog land. I will be posting every Friday about the week Ive had, my mood, motivations, etc. I'm hoping the fact that I'm broadcasting my progress to the world will make me a little more accountable, and keep the motivation up this time. I hope you guys don't mind this weekly peek into my personal life! I really want to reach my goal once and for all!!

The goal is simply this; to be healthier, happier, more confident and 30 pounds lighter!

Because i think everyone needs to be rewarded for hard work, I am going to give myself 3 mile stone rewards. Each after 10 pounds of weight loss. I haven't decided on the first two, but the 3rd Ive wanted for a very long time! My sweet reward is going to be a new pair of expensive, thin jeans. Think Joe's or true religion..... you know. I cant think of a better time to get my first pair! Suggestions for the other two?

Thanks for listening to me ramble! I'm looking forward to my new weekly post, and hopefully you like them too!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Holidays







Casey and I ventured down to 34th street in Hampden last night to get into the holiday spirit! With Starbucks in hand, we walked down the (rather short) street and checked out all the lights. What a great Baltimore tradition!
Thursday, December 4, 2008

OBSESSED

Confession: I honestly believe that I have an obsessive personality. I find a new hobby, interest, whatever, and I am ALL about it! OBSESSED. Sometimes these obsessions pass in a short amount of time, and occasionally they reappear time and time again. This trait most commonly appears in me when it comes to a crafty hobby. Some examples; knitting, scrap booking, sewing, jewelry, rubber stamps, felting... you get the point. Its not necessarily a bad thing... just expensive.
My latest obsession has been the knitting and sewing thing. I cant seem to stop. Im making tons of Christmas gifts this year, and Im having a blast doing it! I rack my brains everyday trying to come up with new ideas of things to make (do you have any ideas??). The sewing machine mom lent me is what really pushed me over the obsessive edge. Thanks mom!
So in my frantic online searching for all things fiber and yarn related, i came across Amy Butlers site. Its beautiful, you must check it out! Amy is creating quite a company for herself, and coming out with the most beautiful products including; fibers, stationary, and patterns. If your looking for a fun way to kill a little time, browse all of her fabric patterns, its SO much fun!

Im off to continue browsing the web and thinking of new things to make. I should probably begin to think about jewelry again at some point too...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pssttt...




Word on the street is that Chronicle books is offering a friends and family discount of 35% now through Friday! Just use the word FAMILY as the discount code while checking out. Thanks sfgirlbybay for pointing this out to me. Oh if only I had millions of dollars....


Happy shopping!! Im making my list now!
Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday Madness

I spent a lot of time posting new pieces in my shop today. Be sure to stop by and take a look. And... dont forget that my HOLIDAY SALE is still going on! 20% of everything!



Take a look at this cute little clutch i made as a gift this weekend! Ive been knitting my little fingers away! TOO much fun! And when my mom came for thanksgiving, she brought me her sewing machine. WAY TOO much fun!! I have been making lots of goodies for holiday gifts, and im racking my brain for new ideas!!

We went and got our Christmas tree this weekend, and spent the night decorating it!! It was fabulous! It takes me hours to put all the ornaments on, only because i have to stop and think about the story behind most of the ornaments i have in my collection. Its such a great time of year.
Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with friends, family and good food!! In honor of Black Friday, I am offering a discount in my shop.
All items are
20% off!
You will be refunded 20% of the item price back to you pay-pal account once payment has been sent. Happy Shopping!!!
PS- lots of new items are being added throughout the day!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Latest







Here are a few shots of my latest work. Available soon, i'll let you know!

Also....stay tuned for a big announcement on Friday Morning!

Don't you hate when people do that...sorry!!! But its worth the wait!!

Holiday Cards

Im sure most of you who cruise around blog land regularly have heard about the big holiday ornament swap that is put on every year. I participated last year, and it was held again this year too! I found that while excited about the swap, it was simply an un-needed stress too close to the holidays for me to participate again. (I probably should have relaxed a little about the ornaments i was trying to make , and kept it a little more basic too!)

But I did just discover that Brooklyn Bride is hosting a holiday card swap this year. All you have to do is make a card (or 5)! Here are all the deets. Im seriously considering doing this...am i crazy!?!?! Is a card less stressful than an ornament?

I can see a fun girls night of card making and wine. What a good excuse to get together and relax before the holidays kick into high gear!
Monday, November 24, 2008

Baltimore Magazine!

I was thrilled to come home on Saturday and find Baltimore Magazine in my mailbox. I always look forward to getting a new issue in the mail, but i was impatiently awaiting this issue because I am included in the local crafters section (under accessories). Not only is there a little mention about my work, there is also a large image of one of my latest brooches on the bottom of the page! Hooray!!!!
Take a look for yourself!! Thanks Baltimore Magazine!

Aside from including some of the hip-est local artists around, the entire magazine is dedicated to shopping local this holiday season, and covers/shows a lot of handmade gift ideas. Great issue!
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holiday Stuff


Hello, my name is liz, and im a knit-aholic. I honestly don't know what happened, but i just cant stop! I picked up a few new books last night, all packed with wonderful Christmas gift ideas! Ive also decided to make our christmas stockings this year too. I am going to be very busy!!

Don't forget, Holiday Heap is this weekend! Its a great show, so be sure to stop by on Saturday from 10-5. Im happy to say that I have all my work done, and packaged up for the show...with two days to spare. Yay!
Mention my blog, and get $5 off any purchase!!
I heard on the Today show this morning that the Rockefeller Christmas tree is being cut down today in NJ! Its officially the holiday season I guess!! The lighting ceremony will take place on December 3rd. Im hoping to make it up to the city again this year, but it doesn't look like its going to happen. We'll see... For more information on the tree, click here.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More New Images


Here are two more hand drawn patterns! Im getting really excited to use them!
Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday Night

Such a quick weekend! I cant believe its Sunday night already!
Here is my weekend in pictures...

Im embarrassed to admit that it's taken me so long to discover Red Tree in Hampden. SOOOOO awesome! If your like me and haven't made your way into the store yet, do it now! Ive also been totally converted to a knitter. I do it at work, at home, before bed.... I love it! LovelYarns is down the street from Red Tree, and a must see if your into knitting!

I also managed to get tons of work done this weekend too! Here are some new images that will be used in my work in 2009. Some may even appear in some pieces for Holiday Heap next weekend. All are hand drawn by yours truly!






Back to the bench!!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Beautiful Day

After a bit of a funk, Im happy to say im having a wonderful day!

The leaves are falling all around signaling that fall is really here!
Ive been having a great time knitting away on someone specials Christmas gift. Picture this scarf with a BIG lucite button...
I have finally gotten my motivation to work in the studio back! Ive been thinking about the buyers market in Feb, as well as the Holiday Heap show next weekend! My holiday line will be complete this weekend... just think holly, ice skates, pine trees and reindeer.

And last but not least. My pride and hope for the future of the county was restored last night as we watched Barak Obamas acceptance speech. AMAZING!








Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!

The day is here!!! Be sure you take the time to vote today!

Then head to Krispy Kream or Starbucks! Both chains are showing their support for voters today by offering free coffee and doughnuts! yay!
Monday, November 3, 2008

Ho Ho Ho

Now that Halloween has passed, my mind is starting to wrap itself around thanksgiving and Christmas's. Mainly these aspects; preparing thansgiving dinner since we are hosting my family, and wondering what Christmas gifts i can make this year to save a little money! (aren't we all thinking that this year....) (ps, VOTE TOMORROW : ) )
So today i came across this blog: 101 Handmade Gift Ideas. I haven't read through them all...but so far i have found several options, and im looking forward to making some of them!

If you happen to be in the same financial boat as me this year, take this opportunity to enjoy the crafts you can make, and the fun you can have making them! And def check out this website!
Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday Morning Tagging!

Eliza tagged me in her latest blogpost, FUN! So here are my answers to the questions...

Favorite artist/designer: Tord Boontje....whimsical, romantic, detailed... And Reem Acra, same reasons, plus designed for a wedding!
I love to create using... metals, and images
what inspires me:
patterns, images, colors, details...
favorite medium besides my own: glass
most inspirational city: hands down Paris
ideal weekend off:
sleeping in, shopping, overnight trip somewhere. and i'll join eliza at the bonfire ;)
favorite color: blue, almost any shade
favorite musician: (of all time)- Tom Petty (currently)- Adele or Jason Mraz
favorite movie: You've got mail
favorite song: Disturbia
favorite song lyric:
good question!
f I could have any other job it would be... Wedding Planner...shocking i know...
I wish... i were sitting at a little cafe in Paris right now, getting ready to drop off press packets at all the local boutiques!

Im going to pass this on too..... Kathy, Megan, Margaux, Valerie, Catherine!
Sunday, October 26, 2008

Holidays


The Holidays are right around the corner...and I am really excited!!

I'm putting together a small holiday line that will be available in my shop this week. Here is the first piece.
Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Friday!


After a relatively calm week at home, I'm looking forward to a hoping weekend!

Activities include an exciting night out tonight for Annies Birthday, shopping and the lantern parade tomorrow, and finally yoga and more jewelry work on Sunday! Hope you all have a great weekend too!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New!


Here is my latest work :)
Sunday, October 19, 2008

Finally!!!


It finally happened!! I have been waiting since i started my etsy shop!!!!!!

I finally made the front page!!! I am so psyched!!!

Thank you chiclurgee!! She created a beautiful treasury called "perch", check it out here!
update-------- so it turns out i was just an alternate for the treasury..sigh... But i swear!! I was on the front page for a little bit!!!
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Political Post

I found this video online today, and was left speechless. It is TERRIFYING that people like this are still out there, and happen to be living in such an important state. So so sad.

Holiday Show


Holiday Heap here I come!!!!


I am THRILLED to announce that i will be participating in the Charm City Craft Mafia's Holiday Heap again this year. This is an wonderful show, and Im looking forward to doing the show, as well as a little shopping!


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