Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Etsy For Animals

I have been a member of EFA for about 3 months now. I have donated one of my bags to their wonderful store as well as took part in various projects, including donating bags to the Alaska ASPCA. Although I may not always have time or the resources to take part in all their projects, EFA members continue to blow me away by their generosity and willingness to help those who do not have their own voices - the animals.

Come support EFA - Where 100% of the profits are donated directly to the animals!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Glass Art by SarahsSky

I have been lusting over many pieces by SarahsSky, but I never thought I would get anything because of the insane shipping costs to Europe, especially for heavy things like glass. After months of lusting, and after a few sales of my own I decided to take the plunge and buy not only one thing, but three from SarahsSky.

The first piece that got me started was her beautiful tea light candle holders. She has made mosaic ones, and more simple ones like the one I got - The Light Pink Stained Glass Mosaic Candle Holder. As soon as I opened up the extremely well packaged box I had to put a tea light in and light it. The glow from the candle holder is just beautiful!

The second thing that caught my eye was the beautiful Green Stained Glass Mosaic Leaf. It is much larger than in the picture - I keep it on my desk but if I had a coffee table I would proudly display it there! It is a great size to keep small things in it like jewelry, bobby pins, or anything else you have scattered around and want to put in one place. It would also be nice to keep empty as just a main focal piece.

Finally, as if the candle holder and leaf weren't enough Sarah just happened to list the perfect necklace! It is small, detailed and makes a statement even with its' small stature - just the way I love my jewelry! So of course I had to add the necklace on to my list, but the only problem I had was deciding whether to get the magenta or mint tile. I decided to go with the magenta, I think because it looked really good on Sarah's sister :)

I really recommend buying something for yourself, or as a gift for someone else from SarahsSky. She has great customer service, wonderful communication, and my things were extremely well packed and made the transcontinental trip from the US to Europe without a hitch. She has a passion for what she does and you can really tell though her work!
Sunday, November 25, 2007

Purchase - Pendants

About a month ago I made two purchases from two different sellers for similar items. I purchased two dictonary pendants from Arete (love & hope) and one map pendant from Objects of Affection (Krakow).
Love and Hope are my two favorite words of inspiration and Kraków is my favorite city in Europe; I spent a year living there from 2006-2007. These pendants are just the right size that I can wear all three together and not have it be too bulky. They are just perfect and came out wonderfully!
Saturday, November 3, 2007


I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tickled Pink Knits

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am always cold. I am the girl that wears two pairs of pants and three sweaters to keep warm! Because of this little problem I bought two pairs of wonderfully soft fingerless gloves from Tickled Pink Knits.

I had two custom pairs done, one in chocolate brown and the other in charcoal gray. I love both pairs and wear them every day!
Sunday, October 14, 2007


I have to say that there are two stores on Etsy that I adore their jewelry. One of these shops is Sorry I'm Late - Jewelry for those who like to make an entrance

She has the cutest and sweetest jewelry on Etsy. She is all the way in Australia but the shipping is super fast and totally worth it to get a little piece of heaven you can wear every day. I have already made multiple purchases from Oli, the latest were these beautiful items:
Petalina Necklace

Sweet Vintage Sterling Silver Necklace

Your Love Has Tied Me In A Knot Earrings

She really has a unique mix of jewelry that is fun, flirty and good day or night. Not only is her stuff adorable, but she is a wonderful person all around and does her best to make sure that you are completely happy with your purchase!
Thursday, September 27, 2007


Lately I haven't had any inspiration until I talked to my Etsy soul mate, Lynnette (from http://originalsbylynnette.etsy.com & http://ohtwovintage.etsy.com) and she got me back to sewing. I am changing it up a bit and making reverseable aprons, wine gift bags, and reusable shopping bags. I will have them listed in my store soon!

Now to talk about one of my favorite artists on etsy, LaMaga, http://lamaga.etsy.com - She has beautiful & very original pieces of art. In fact I bought two pieces from her and hopefully i'll go to Ikea today and buy some picture frames for them!

My Baobab

Magical Forrest
I also have an original painting by Ali J. from http://aussiepatches.etsy.com. She has a very unique style and I absolutely love her girls! I hope that I will be able to buy a few more originals from her before she becomes too famous and I won't be able to afford anything any more!
Sleeping Bird

That's all for now! Hopefully i'll find some pretty frames at Ikea!
Friday, September 21, 2007

Wooohooo its Friday!

So its finally Friday and only 2 days left of my pre study course! So you know what that means - Wine party! LOL, nothing big, just a few friends from school, drinking wine and relaxing after a long, boring week! yay!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

oh time just flies by...

I think you know that you're getting old when the days and weeks just fly by. My birthday is in exactly 3 weeks, and I still remember last year's birthday as if it were 3 months ago! My pre-study courses are still going on, so I just sit and listen to the lectures all day, study during breaks and when I come home i'm too exhausted to really do anything - I don't even have the energy to sew. Hopefully when I get into the groove of things I will set my school time, social time and creative time so that I am able to enjoy/do it all. It feels weird not sewing every day, and I am specifically not sewing because I don't want to create mediocre things; when I sew I want to make sure that I am creating the best items possible! <3
Sunday, September 16, 2007

First entry

So, this is my first entry into my 'nitelily' blog...I should try to keep one of these up to date and a way to get all those racing thoughts out of my head! So I just finished my second week of the 'prestudy' courses for medical school..I feel like I should be studying more, but I'm still not fully into the groove yet. I have also cut down my sewing time, to just the weekends after I get all my work done..hopefully i'll be able to keep up with my constant need to sew! Oh just so many things to do right now, that I am actually being lazy and not doing much instead!

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