Monday, March 29, 2010

Vacation is SOOO Close

New Orleans is almost in sight! 13 days before we land.
I'm hoping Capow's outlook on the city is true for us too:

Here is a link to this fab photo from one of my etsy buddies.

Does anyone else have an adventure in their future?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Green Giveaway


Look what I came across! I've been slowly going green (bringing my own shopping bags, I bought reusable produce bags, etc.). The next step I thought would be reusable sandwich and snack bags and low and behold Bells and Unicorn is giving away some! I absolutely love the 80s replay ones (of course I wish they were leopard) and hope I win them. Check out the link above to try to win too.

PS- if I don't win these would make a great birthday present for me (only a few shopping days left until I turn 27)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Need Help Making a Decision

So, I need help making a decision. When I have tea I want a BIG mug but I don't have any that I really like. I have 3 that I find amusing and cute- so help me pick (please).
Bite Me

Too Legit to Knit (no offense knitters- this is just funny)

And Yarn Ho

These are all from but I'm still open to other options- Help Please! My tea needs a home :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Moon!

I'm sure you all know my love of vamps by now. I'm not shy about it! New Moon comes out tomorrow and you can bet I'll be at FYE to grab my copy :)

My sis, a good friend, and I watched it in the theatres and I can't wait to see it again! (this time without the constraints the HUGE slurpie I drank put on my bladder!)
I'll probably throw my pair of these in my ears to go pick it up too (yeah I'm a dork- but who does it hurt, right?)
Happy Vampire Night Everyone!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thoughts for Thursday

Friends are one of the most important resources in life. I'm blessed with very crafty and very self admited uncrafty (but gifted non the less) friends. May I introduce some of my partners in crime Amanda, Jackie, Kristy, and Shannon. (I'm in there too)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Amuck Amuck! and Kanzashi

Things are currently a bit hectic over this way.
30 days until we hit New Orleans!
I made my 100th sale in my shop
1 week until our Kindles Arrive (we caved to the siren song of technology)
The hubby graduates college in about 2 months.
This weekend I'm on my way to assist my Mom at an all Adirondack Craft Fair (and sneak in a bit of time with some of my best friends).
And last night I tried Kanzashi Flowers
Here is the tutorial I tried from
Here I am sporting my prototype:

Warning- this is projected to take an hour, my first attempt took much longer than that (roughly one episode of Vampire Diaries & The Marriage Ref give or take a commercial).
I'm pretty darn proud. What has been on your craft table lately?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Almost at 100 Sales

I've almost reached 100 Sales in my Etsy Shop!
I couldn't be happier!
My Shop

Thank you to all my customers and followers!
If you are #100 you know I'll be putting in an extra goody or 2 for you :)

Here is my current favorite in my shop: (rawr!)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Growing and Growing!

The Little Gems family is growing online- My sister's store is now open:

She's the sparkle to my crinkle. If you need something with a little extra twinkle Steph is your girl :)
Here are a couple of her offerings:

Steph's Shop

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Little bit or Lotta Luck

I've got a few new pendants in my shop and I'm just crazy about them.

Whether you need a little bit of luck, a lot, or just show your celtic pride I've got you covered.

Bring on the Cornbeef and Cabbage folks! :)