Tuesday, September 28, 2010


my boyfriend proposed last friday! how exciting! we ordered my ring in august and it finally delivered last monday. i had no idea when he was going to ask, but he did it quick on friday morning! i've been looking for ideas ever since and not getting much else done. so i thought my treasury should be all about my ideas so far. and yes, that is my engagement ring in there. 

make sure you click and comment!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

indian summer

for treasury tuesday, i created this autumn-y collection. chicago decided to be 89 degrees today. it's supposed to storm later, so hopefully fall comes back soon.

here is the etsy link, make sure you comment!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

it's wip wednesday!

i had a really great clutch idea the other day and i finally finished it today. it's a long foldover clutch that closes with a zipper. there is a magnetic snap to keep it folded. i was originally going to put this in my etsy shop, but i sewed it a little crooked and messed up the zipper tabs. so it's all mine! i definitely want to make a few for the shop after i tweak the pattern a little bit. what do you think?

Friday, September 3, 2010


I'm always looking for ways to make my life a little bit easier. even the small things count! last night I saw a tweet about etsy treasuries. whenever I wanted to save or share one, I would have to take a screenshot and upload the picture. not anymore! look at this super cool html generator martin from whale shark websites created! thanks to handmadeology for giving me the heads up! I can't wait to try it for my next "treasury tuesday" post!

I've been using the website outright for my bookkeeping for a while now. it is so easy! I can not recommend it enough. it automatically imports all of your Paypal transactions and keeps track of your income and expenses. it's amazing. at tax time, it even fills out your paperwork! amazing! anyway, @outright tweeted today about this super cool app that is perfect for craft shows. CREDIT CARD SCANNER! it's called Square and it's free besides a fee for each transaction. sounds good to me! I'm going to read up on it a bit more, but I definitely want to try this out for my shows this winter. who knows, I might get more sales accepting credit cards!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

zip pouches!

I've been making zip pouches for a while now and I'm always looking for a new way to use them: cell phone holder, lip gloss stash, change pouch, key fob and now I have LEASH BAG!

I like to hook my pouch onto Panda's leash with my keys. I fill it with these super cute star shaped training treats to bribe her when she decides she would rather chew on a stick than walk. You can also use it for your phone or keys if you don't have a lazy dog like me.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

wip wednesday!

i'm working on a mini wholesale order for this shop in new jersey called modern love. it sounds super cute. i wish i could visit! check them out here! here is a photo of what i'm working on. card wallets and pouches! my best sellers!