Tuesday, January 29, 2008
building's laundry room right now with a post-it that says "free." And I've had a problem with collecting seating since I was a kid. I had at least 3 of those butterfly chairs in my room in high school. They kept going on sale. At least those were collapsible.
Not helping the situation is a post about some cool new fabrics at Apartment Therapy. Yep, right there in the lower right hand corner is the rocking chair from the same IKEA line. With super cute fabric all over it. I could do that...maybe...eventually. Trouble is I have all kinds of unfinished projects like this. None this big though (I'm not very experienced sewing, so this seems a little big.) I could do it though...it's worth trying.
Then again I could just replace the cushion covers...I'm pretty busy right now...it'd be cheaper than the amount I'd end up spending on cute fabric. That would only cost $40.
Hm. Now where am I going to stick this thing? And do I really need seating for 5 (on cushy couch/armchair type things) in an apartment with 2 people living in it? Hm...I don't think I can be rational here...there's too much "free" happening.
UPDATE: Someone else couldn't pass it up and nabbed it before I had a chance. I was working on clearing a space for it! Oh well, I suppose it's better this way in some respects. Would've been a fun project though!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sarah hails from Providence, RI and is a member of the Rhode Island Etsy Street Team. It's a small but impressive group of artisans which you can read about on their blog: http://arts-in-ri.blogspot.com/
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Look for the new Paper Goods section in my shop!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Third picture down. It sure is a pile of cute stuff! We will be part of the February Sampler.
Below are the EtsyRAIN members who donated their talents and goods for the February sampler. And if you received a Sampler and want to check out the rest our talents have to offer, visit the links.
Ugly Baby Shower Art
Baubles by Hand
I Make Cute Stuff
Common Object Jewelry
Scary White Girl Designs
Art By Norm
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Also pretty cool if your computer can handle flash is the Periodic Table of Wines over at winesofsubstance.com Both of these sites should involve lots of clicking. Some of the wines on the periodic table feature a PDF for taking notes about the wines. Sometimes packaging is enough for me. But the wine's not bad either. It's a local winery out of Walla Wallla.
Because good things come in threes (right?) check out Anandi's Geek Magnets if you're still in a scientific mood.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Which reminds me I did have a few holiday goccoing projects that I'm proud of but haven't posted anywhere. I managed to work with Chuck (my boyfriend) to make gocco Christmas cards. They turned out well but I haven't photographed them at all! And I made gift tags. I hope I still have a few around I can snap some pictures of!
It's official I'm completely addicted to gocco.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Secondly, I work in an architecture firm, so does my boyfriend and most people I know. Today my boyfriend's firm was doing a little cleaning and he asked me if I wanted any of the plastic laminate samples they were getting rid of. Inspired by the way Sara of Rekoj Design used them to display her pendants I said yes. Not sure what I'll do with them yet, but I'm working on figuring that out. For inspiration I searched etsy. I only found about half a poster worth, but I'm feeling insipred. I particularly like the necklace by Iheartmies (ahem, architect!) and the way gadgetgirl printed on them for keychains!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Getting a treasury does make me feel like I'm back on top of things for 2008 & etsy, but really I need to get to some listing!
Here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=23214
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Etsyrain recently contributed as a group to The Sampler.
I made 20 simple necklaces right before the holidays and finished off the packaging last week. My grandmother gave me some cute pink paper at christmas. Apparently she didn't realize that she was buying 12x12 sheets of paper instead of wrapping paper. But, it worked out perfectly for making origami boxes for my necklaces. I had just enough sheets to make 20 boxes! Pink & black, very stylish thanks to my grandma.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Since I returned there hasn't been a lot going on, just trying to get back into the swing of things for the New Year. Posting on the blog and new items to Etsy have halted for the past week or so, but that's about to change. Last weekend I made at least 8 new items for the shop, so over the next week or so I should manage to photograph and list those.