Friday, February 26, 2010

Confessions of a Serial Etsy Shopper

Congrats to the lovely Nora! who will be receiving a beautiful pair of Talula's earrings! Sorry I am late with this weeks post, I have been working feverishly in the studio this morning. Inspiration for the Happiknits Spring line is kicking into overdrive, despite being surrounded with white! Up this week is a lovely girl from someplace way warmer than here! Sunny Florida! Tracybdesigns her shop is super pretty! Very bright, and spring~ish! We are ready for spring here!! I found Tracy's shop awhile back. I loved her flower pins. She has some that say, "Ask me about my Etsy shop" I wear it on my lab coat at work all the time!
So this week I am giving away two things from Tracy's shop to one lucky winner. A beautiful flower brooch, and a pretty tissue holder. These little tissue holders are truly for those of us who are girly girls! Why carry those tissues in a wad or an ugly package when you can be pretty!!! Also Tracy's shop is totally eco-friendly, using scraps to create new pieces of fun! Also her lovlies make wonderful hostess gifts~ I hate to show up at someone's house empty handed!

Ok, so here are the rules, All you have to do is:

1) leave me a comment (please make sure to leave your email if you do not have a blogger account so I can let you know you won)

for additional entries, leave seperate comments letting me know you:

2)tweeted about the giveaway

3)gave me a follow on twitter

4)follow my blog

5) follow me on twitter

Good luck! Winner will be chosen 3/5/10 by random number generator at

Congrats to Sara from Lushmommy! You are my weekly winner!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Confessions of a Serial Etsy Shopper- Giveaway

Dear friends, it's that time of year again! Every Friday during lent, I will be "confessing" about shops I frequent on Etsy. This year I have decided to do a giveaway from the shops that are featured. Ok! First up.... Talula

I fell in love with her shop long ago. Her cuffs! Stunning! I asked Mr. Happiknits to buy one of her beautiful necklaces for me for Christmas (in August!!!). I needed that necklace something fierce! And I wear it ALL the time(I am wearing it in my "I Love Purple" photo on the side bar). So, first the lovely item that I will be giving away, a beautiful pair of earrings from Talula. These have vintage Amber stones in them. Sparkly! Unique! What girl doesn't love a bit of sparkle at her ears! This is what I love about Talula, she uses vintage/found pieces and turns them into OOAK pieces of wearable art. Lovely!

So, here are the "rules" for entry,

1) leave me a comment (please be sure to leave an email if you do not have a blogger account so I can let you know if you won)

For additional entries, leave seperate comments that you:

2)followed my blog (or are a current follower)

3) follow me on twitter

4) blogged about my giveaway

5) tweeted about my giveaway.

Good luck! Stop over and check out Talula's shop, you will be hooked! Winner will be drawn at random and announced Thursday 2/25/10

What Inspires You?

Just a quick post today with some pictures of things around my studio that are inspirational. What inspires you? Sparks your creativity? Come back and visit tommorrow when I will start a new giveaway, every friday (through lent), from some of my favorite fellow Etsy sellers.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day to My Sweetheart

Happy Valentine's day to my husband, Mr. Happiknits. He is the best friend, and hubby one could wish for. I love you, today, tommorrow, always and forever. Even before we met, we loved the same things. Thank you for being the gorgeous male face of Happiknits too, I couldn't have found a better model anywhere!


Monday, February 08, 2010

Romance Is In the Air

I love February, the most romantic month. Trust me it was not always this way for me. Before I met my husband it was kind of iffy. We had some snow here this weekend, almost a foot. Now to those of you who live in really cold areas, this may not seem like alot. To us New Jerseyans, it's a significant amount of snow. So hubby and I just happened to be off of work for the weekend. Snowed in on a Saturday with a very handsome was Casa de Romance around here. No wonder all my thoughts turned to pink. The color of love and romance in my mind. So I did have a little bit of time to snap some pictures of a small part of my pink collection. And of course, yet another pink scarf. This one is with this gorgeous art yarn that I bought in North Carolina last year. Pricey, but oh so worth it. It was an absolute joy to knit, like a surprise every time the yarn changes! Every couple of yards a new novelty yarn. Another snow storm predicted for Wednesday and another day off (hopefully) snowed in with my wonderful hubby :) xoxo

Monday, February 01, 2010

Have I Told You I Love Pink and Green

Pink and green, I SO love these two colors together. Totally girly, a little bit, dare I say..."preppy". When I do my Consignment shopping, looking for wool sweaters to felt. I am always drawn to those colors. Mom and I went last Thursday and I bought a bunch of goodies. Can't wait to felt them and start creating. Here are some pics of my latest. I must confess, it took me a long time to find the combination of items I was looking for. The bag is named, "A Girl In Paris" this was my inspiration for the bag. It is also my challenge piece for the Fashion Design and Lifestyle Etsy street team January challenge. Our challenge was to create an Altered Couture piece. Inspired by the Somerset magazines. I love Haute Handbags, but then again I buy all of there mags :)So here she is, some of the vintage pieces were purchased in Lambertville from Elizabeth and others from some vintage Etsy shops. All in all she was a joy to create. And those stunning handles came from a lovely lady all the way in Thailand. Enjoy! Oh, ps~ I had to throw in a picture of my mannequin Bella in version 2 of the I Love pink scarf, it was just such a pretty picture!