Friday, November 9, 2012

We're getting hitched!!!!

I am over-the-moon, crazy-in-love with the handsom ginger you see here, and as of Sunday I'm proud to say he's my fiancee!!!!

It took a few days to get over the shock of being engaged, and I've now settled into pure bliss. I wanted to share the happy news with you guys even though there hasn't been much posting lately. If you follow me on pinterest, or facebook you will definitely be seing a pick-up in wedding related itms.

We haven't started planning anything yet, and haven't discussed anything other than agreeing it will be a fall or winter wedding.

I plan on being as creative as I can with every aspect of the wedding- not only because it's less expensive, but because it brings a personal touch- which I love.  I'd like to keep you up to date on what I'm creating, and progress we're making but it wont be an overwhelming thing.  I not your traditional bride so hopefully you'll enjoy seeing and hearing about our personalized twists and won't feel like this becomes a "wedding blog".  I promise there will be no matching bridesmaids dresses, garter tosses, chicken dances, three-course meals, or tiaras here!

Hope you're all doing well :)




Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Liz Mathews Studio launch!

Please visit www.LizMathewsStudio.com to see what I've been up too!

The big launch was a huge success and I couldn't be more excited! The website still needs a little TLC, and that's coming soon, but for now you'll be able to see what I've been up too :)

Im hoping to get back to regular blogging, and still plan to use this blog as my personal blog. Thanks for checking back in, and please do again. Please feel free to drop a line and let me know what you think of the new products- I'd love to hear from you. 

Hope all is well with you. More later!
Sunday, August 12, 2012

Napa!



I wanted to share with you a few unedited photos from Napa.  We had a wonderful time and I'm missing it already.
I'm sorry I didn't blog sooner or while we were away. Our hotel didn't provide free internet and the price was crazy for 24 hours worth of wi-fi, so it was an internet free vacation for me. Not a bad thing.


Since I've been back its been non-stop work on the new business. We are one month away from the official launch and I have about 4 months worth of tasks to accomplish between now and then. Wish me luck :)

I did start a new website/blog for the business and if anyone would like to pop over and have a look the address is here. It's still pretty empty, but filling is on one of those tasks I mentioned before!
I hope all is well with all of you. I promise- I haven't disappeared from blog land, I'm just on a brief hiatus. I think about blogging everyday and look forward to having the time again- soon!
Friday, July 6, 2012

I'm Off!

With all the work I've been doing, it's time for a little play. 

So, I'm off to Napa tomorrow!!! I can't wait to sip wine, relax, and enjoy the California vibe.  I'll be posting updates with (unedited) photos throughout the week, and would love any suggestions you have if you've ever visited before :)

Have a great weekend!
Thursday, June 28, 2012

The BIG Announcement!

Im so happy to finally be sharing my happy news with all of you, my friends! It is without further adieu that I announce that I will be launching Liz Mathews Studio in September!
Liz Mathews Studio will be getting it's start in the textile industry, but has no limitations on what it may eventually encompass. The September launch will include an all new form of textile art patterns and is sure to be fresh, fun, and exciting!!
Lots of blood, sweat and tears have gone into making this business happen, and I look forward to sharing the first full images and more informationwith you as we get closer to the official launch in September. For now it continues to be long nights, websites, packaging and sewing here in Baltimore. 


I hope you continue to check back often and take this exciting journey with me!
Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Teaser




Here is a little teaser! More info to come (so) soon!
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hello Friends

Hi, remember me? Remember when I was a regular blogger? Yeah, me too.  I miss those days and hope to be getting back to them sooner than later. Life (just like most peoples) is insanely busy and I'm finding that there just aren't enough hours in the day.  I know you know how that goes... 


In addition to regular duties I've also been working on a huge project that I'll be debuting soon. It's big, it's life changing, it's creative and will make all of you stitches out there very happy :) I can't wait to share it with all of you!


Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day


Wishing you all a wonderful Memorial Day!

A French Story

I discovered this lovely story while perusing etsy this morning. It made me smile, and I thought I'd share it with all of you. If you'd like to see more beautiful jewelry, check out the French Sentiments shop here. 

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, in a land both near and far, lived a jewelry girl. Oh, how this girl loved to make jewelry. She loved to make jewelry so much, in fact, she closed her needlework company to pursue making jewelry full time. The jewelry girl loved French jewelry most of all. Towards that end, she packed up her clothes and shoes and make up and coat and flew off to Paris with the Jewelry Girl's daughter. The Jewelry Girl and her daughter (we'll call her Liz, as the Jewelry Girl does) and such fun in Paris! They stayed a very long time and when their flight home was cancelled due to an airline strike, they didn't mind a bit! While in Paris, the Jewelry Girl and her daughter went to flea markets every chance they got. The Jewelry Girl bought piece after piece of wonderful French jewelry. Liz bought journals and deeds and hand written French documents because Liz loves paper!

One of the pieces the Jewelry Girl purchased was a locket. A beautiful gutta percha locket she loved beyond reason, even though it was broken. The Jewelry Girl just couldn't resist! So buy it she did. She brought it home with her and it sat on her jewelry bench for a long, long time. Over two years the locket sat. The Jewelry Girl would look at it and play with it and tried three separate times to repair the break. It was not to be. The locket remained broken. he Jewelry Girl knew the locket was still usable as even though it was broken, the broken section was riveted in place and would not fall off.The Jewelry Girl still loved the locket and vowed to use it one day. 

The day came. The Jewelry Girl was very inspired to use the broken locket. She looked through all her wonderful images for the perfect piece for the locket. She tried old photographs, she tried dried flowers. Then she found an image of a beautiful bird. The Jewelry Girl cut the image to the proper size and inserted it into the locket and was very happy. She spent hours stringing the tiniest cut steel beads onto wire thread. She attached the locket to the threaded beads and was quite happy. But, the Jewelry Girl thought, it needs just one more thing.....it needs ribbon!! So the Jewelry Girl went through her huge supply of hand dyed silk ribbon (left over from her needlework designing days) and found four colors she liked. She tied them onto the locket and all was well. She was very happy! She measured her necklace and found it to be 18 inches long.

And she lived happily ever after.

The end.
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lucketts Part 2



For me, one of the best parts of being a vendor at Lucketts Spring Market was getting to see all of the booths set up before everyone had a chance to start buying all of the treasures. It felt like the "calm before the storm"- they buying storm that is. 


I didn't get to snap too many photos while walking around Saturday morning, but here are the few that I did. These were all booths that really caught my eye, inspired me, or urged me to break out the credit card. 



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lucketts Re-Cap


It's been four days since the Lucketts Spring Market wrapped up and I finally have the energy to upload (but not edit) photos from the event. It was beautiful, hot, inspiring, tiring, friendly, dirty, fun, tiring, dreamy, and even more tiring, 


I've included several shots of our booth in this post, and plan to post photos of other vendors lovely booths soon.

Some of the first items to sell; a seltzer bottle, dress forms, a beautiful old wood trunk, taxidermy geese, huge hand written documents, spools of ribbon, one apothecary jar, and mom's jewelry

A few things things that didn't sell that I was sure would; more apothecary jars, beautiful metal scale, metal fan, carriage with flowers inside, large framed french invoices, wooden pulleys.  Go figure!

Saturday was 20 times more lucrative than Sunday, but I'm sure that's always the way these shows work. The energy and rush of Saturday shoppers on the hunt for the perfect treasure just couldn't be matched on day #2. 
All in all it was a great, successful weekend, and I look forward to next year!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lucketts- here we come!

It's finally time for the Lucketts Spring Market!


Mom and I will be spending tomorrow setting our booth up in Virginia and we are so excited for the market to open on Saturday.  We have no idea what to expect as this is both of our first times as a vendor, but we are ready to do some serious selling (hopefully!), and serious shopping (definitely)!


We have been getting together and scouring the east coast for fabulous treasures all year, and we're exited to finally offer them to our fellow vintage-lovers this weekend. 


Wish us luck with all of the loading, unloading, hauling, driving, and prepping we will be doing tomorrow. We can't wait!

And if you're in the DC/MD/VA/WV area this weekend, be sure to stop by this wonderful event.
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Day

Happy Mother's Day Mom! I had a great day with you! Love you truly, always. 
Monday, May 7, 2012

I am an artist

I spent part of the weekend locked in the studio being creative.  And I find myself here again tonight. It has been the most soul satisfying fun I've had in a long time. I feel reassured that I AM an artist, and person who was born to be creative. 
Unfortunately I I don't nurture that side of myself enough these days; when time, money and inspiration seem to run short.
Starting right now I vow to change that. No matter how stressed I am, or how busy I'm  feeling I will make time to nurture my artistic side.  And I will be a happier, better, more peaceful person for it.


Thanks for listening. I'm off to create!
Friday, May 4, 2012

Check out my ephemera binder, where I keep all of my treasured and aged pieces of paper, documents, and photographs. It's taken me years to fill it up, but each and every pieces of paper makes my heart skip a beat.  




The best part- there are still lots of empty page protectors just waiting to be filled...







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