Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pink and Blue

Lately, I've been thinking Spring, and I got this wonderful destash from Pink Owl Creations, so I'm making rings. They'll be in my shop just as soon as I finish catching up on this semester. Had the baby at the beginning of March, and I managed to miss a whole five weeks of class, but my professors have been pretty understanding. You know that scene in 'Juno' where she's walking down the hallway at school and all the high school kids part for her like the Red Sea, gawking at her belly. Anyway, being 24 on campus with a bunch of 18-year-olds...it was just like that. Now I'm all skinny again and finding the time between poopy diapers to make little cute things, and I'm seeing this other pregnant girl on campus. She's much younger than me, probably 17, and I know it must be miserable being that huge this time of year. I want to walk up to her and tell her it gets better. I'll be cranking out more of these little lovely things as soon as I get a better grasp on the origins of human cognition and post-Vietnam history....

Monday, April 14, 2008

I'm proud to announce my first ever featured artist is Deborah of The Gaudy Goddess. She is the industrious mastermind behind the concept of "the little diva in us all who wishes she could wear her tiara eveywhere." According to her profile and Etsy shop , she seems to be the epitomy of DIY, beginning as a young girl in her father's workshop with all the spare goodies she could get her crafty mitts on. Deborah has had her hands into a variety of creative pursuits, from candle making and jewlery, to paper arts, and even perfume mixing.
To top it off, she's a swell gal, as I personally know, since she hooked up a novice Etsian with a gorgeous shop banner without being asked at all! The Gaudy Goddess features the talents of a very creative lady, and I'm excited to see what she comes up with next.

Among my favorites were her Survivor series of pendants, her stacked vintage button rings (she takes this Etsy staple to a whole new level of cute), and her beautiful stationary and magnets. $3 from the sale of anything in the "I am a Survivor" line goes to Turning Point in Kansas City. It is a place where people with chronic illnesses can find resources, classes, counseling, and friendships to help them through their medical and emotional issues. Very cool. Be sure to visit her shop and her blog and keep tabs on this wonderful talent!