Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Baby! Well, soon...

My older brother and his wife are expecting a girl in November. To celebrate a baby I NEVER thought would exist (my brother used to be so grumpy! :)), I commissioned a lovely baby blankie from Etsy seller ballofyarn. She is a fabulous lady with a lovely and creative shop specializing in fashions for both kids and ladies alike. Karen you are the best! I can also say Karen has an enormous amount of patience for the likes of me who cannot make up my mind to save my life. For example: try to choose just ONE accent color, just one, and see how long it takes me to decide. Try 15 convos. And, then I will second guess that choice. The pictures here Karen took of the finished product after months of decision making. My sister-in-law better love it. And so better that baby. I really do hope it is a girl. Although, color shouldn't really matter, right?

I love this gorgeous afghan seen above with matching beanie!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I just wanted to quickly share the way this packaging turned out for my latest order. I layered some paper flower cutouts, glued on a rhinestone center and made a ribbon stem. Simple little embellishments to spice up an otherwise ordinary gold cardboard jewelry box. Topped off the package with a pretty delicate ribbon bow. Each package comes complete with a handmade thank you card with a personal message inside (as well as cutouts for my business card!). I like the results but I am still on the hunt for the most beautiful packaging. Flickr has some inspirations. I might play around with some other ideas. I have an ungodly assortment of old buttons and raffia which I really should put to use.

Well, have a wonderful Labor Day weekend everyone! Be safe. We are staying indoors as Tahoe traffic on a holiday weekend is suicide. We went hog-wild and rented a movie. So, we are all set.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Just wanted to wish everyone a little happiness today! My co-clip maker in crime added some pretty, happy clips to Olibella today and I thought I would share. They made me smile.