Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dress Up!

As a little girl I loved playing dress up with all my grandmas vintage clothes.
I know that we never really need a reason to dress up but when there is a reason it makes it seem a like a little more fun. I will be putting some awesome vintage clothes in the shop today and had the best time photographing them!! Now if I only had a reason to dress up on a regular basis....
Polka Dot Vintage High Waist Skirt
Vintage Pencil Skirt!
I will be looking at more styles like this to add to my wardrobe, these don't quite fit right on me so they're up for grabs!

Dainty Squid Giveaway!

The lovely Dainty Squid is having another giveaway, this time some awesome mugs are up for grab! Head on over and check it out!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I have never lived in an apartment before so after moving in the lofts I didn't mind the noise from downstairs (most of the time). It was actually pretty entertaining and lots of drama that I made into my little daytime soap opera.

My old neighbors moved out and the noise from them was every now and then so very tolerable. Now I have new neighbors a couple with one kid. I know how kids can be LOUD and sometimes you need a break because it can be very overwhelming, I know this from experience.

Every night since they have moved in there has been screaming and it's not the kid. At first I only really noticed it at night every now and then. I'm not sure if it got worse or if I'm just realizing it more but this is what goes on every night starting around 6...8 if I'm lucky...The mother starts "bed time" and instead of calming down and explaining to her daughter that it's time for be she screams and swears, and this is her normal voice she's always the morning afternoon night...ALWAYS!!

Now I'm not one to complain much but the other night it went to far. Now she's started saying how she hates her daughter and doesn't want her anymore, the kid is like 4 or 5. Horrible horrible horrible...some people should not have kids. I'll be talking to the office gal Tuesday to complain about the noise. I'm tempted to tape them screaming and slide it under their door to listen to, maybe it would be like a wake up call but I doubt it.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Self Portrait Friday...

If you haven't noticed by now I have def been slacking on self portrait Friday, I knew in the back of my head I wouldn't be able to keep it up and I'm amazed by the people who can. Maybe it was because it was a group thing....or because I'm horrible at long projects that I'm obligated to do..whatever it was I'm sorry if you were enjoying them.

I am still going to continue on my photography though, there were a few little pictures I took that I really enjoyed and made me want to experiment with things and sell some pictures on etsy. We'll see where that goes. For now I am no longer doing the group spf but may have a few on my blog from time to time.

Any who more things in the shop today. This week has been somewhat productive. I keep getting this cold thing that sucks, I may need to go to the doctor soon it's been a couple of years and there's other things I am also concerned about...

Fingers crossed for an even more productive weekend!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

I Think I should Explain

This is what I looked like yesterday, trust me it's all gone now...except for a little bit on my shoes..and feet...and in my hair :/

I should start out by saying if you don't look at my flickr you probably wouldn't have seen this (oh and you should check out my flickr haha) and if you look at my flickr you probably won't get it until you read my blog (see how it all works out! But I understand if you don't want to).

Anyway last week I found out about a fellow friend hosting a zombie zunday at my fav bar. We (my bff and I) didn't decide to go until mid week and she was still in MN so on Sunday we went out and got our zombie gear. We ended up outdoing ourselves quite a bit, making brain and rib cage cupcakes along with some blue and green popcorn.
Rib Cages
I'd say it was a massive success. Good company, food, movies and video games. Zombies are great! Now on to some pics!
Shawn of the Dead???
Girl Group
Ps I look like a cave woman, I was supposed to be an 80's hooker...either way it works. I love zombie nights and can't wait for the next one....I wish I could do this every day.

Now onto being productive.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Productive? I Think Not.

Ugh, this week has probably been one of the most unproductive weeks I've had in awhile. I'm very frustrated by it but I suppose I can only blame myself. I let certain things get to me when I really didn't have any need to worry and I think that made up for a lot of me basically doing nothing.

To make up for it I'll be putting some more listings up today and hopefully working on some more plugs styles. I am also considering attending Milwaukee's Tattoo Convention and selling there so that would help me get quite a bit done and motivated.

I have a few costumes to finish up and some props. SO MUCH TO DO!!! Yet I'm not doing anything about it?!?! I think I just needed a little time to unwind, but not it's making me freak out a little bit.

I am once again considering getting a job, maybe just part time though. It def wouldn't hurt and it would be good for Milo to get some time with other kids on a regular basis....ahhhh life.

I think I need to make a list of things to do for this next week.
1. Hang pictures!!!! I still haven't put any up in my apartment and I've been there for about 5 months now! Ugh
2. Get costumes and props done
3. New plugs.
4. New listings.
5. Sew sew sew!!!!!
That's a good start, now to get on it :)

Off to do some listings! More owls in the shop soon :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Week. New Things.

So I realized today sometimes I sounds like a complete idiot when I write things (mostly replies on my flickr) but I'm not...seriously, it's only when I type things to new people that like my goods. I get a little nervous sometimes :/
Anyway it's Monday once again. I have a few things to talk about, including some weekend finds and a solution to some summer clothes for little boys that grow to fast.
I'll start with my finds
An awesome vintage typewriter. Although the keys aren't round it's still pretty spiffy. I believe it is also in working condition, I just need a new ink ribbon. If anything it'll be a nice decoration in my home until it finds a new home :)
Vintage Typewriter
Along with the typewriter came this vintage adding machine. I plugged it in and it started making all sorts of noises, I believe it works but I have to figure out how before I know for sure.
Awesome Vintage Adding Machine
This is actually from last week but I'm going to post it this week just to show it off. I scored a TON of owl things last week and will soon be putting some in the shop, I think this little guy is one of my favorites
This bag was a pretty neat find. I love the color!
Overnigh Bag/Large Purse
I have also been working on more bug plugs. Here are the newest ones "lady bugs" (actually Asian Beatles). I also got in contact with someone who raises moths and may have some moth wing jewelry in the shop soon! I'm very excited about it because she knows a few other people that raise moths and butterflies (they don't kill them) and might be willing give some pieces to me :D
Lady Bug Plugs
Now onto the little boy subject. I was looking through Milos clothes the other day once it started to warm up and realized we don't have any short sleeve shirts that fit him except for one or two. Some of his winter shirts still fit and they are the kind with the different colored sleeves so I decided to make them last a little longer. I cut the extended sleeves off to make them into short sleeves. No sewing needed! Sorry for the crappy shirt, I wanted to try it out at first without messing a good one up. Now I'm off to cut the rest! I might even cut some of the regular long sleeve ones and sew them up.
Step one:
Get your scissors and the shirt out!
Step two:
Cut off the long sleeves right next to the seam.
DONE! Easy and worth the time to save some extra money.
Now off to get some sewing done! I hope everyones week is off to a good start :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sneak Peak!

Here's a little taste of some new jewelry going into the shop :) I guess I'll just post everything but no details.
Army Man Necklace
Rocket Ship Necklace
Owl Necklace
Rocket Ship Dangle Earrings
Adjustable Owl Ring
Adjustable Card Ring
Adjustable Horse Ring
Hope you all like them!! I sure do :D
Look for them in the shop soon!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I am a mix of contradicting emotions all mashed together.

Sorry I have been away for a bit. There has defiantly been a lot going on this month. Some good, some bad, some amazing and horrible. It's all mashed together.
This month has been a roller coaster.

My etsy has been doing great, I was featured on the front page not once but twice for different items and I had an amazing amount of sales (thank you to all of my customers!). I have however been having issues in a few different parts of my life but I don't want to talk about that because it just frustrates me, it will all work out in the end.

I am keeping busy and having fun doing it I couldn't ask for more. The past two weeks I have been working on orders along with getting things ready to put in a store in Milwaukee (an amazing store by the way! Project M check it out if you're ever in the area). It has been super hectic but calm and worth it at the same time. This is what I want to do, this is what makes me happy and even at it's worse it's still the best. I would really like to continue to venture out to different stores so I hope this venture goes well and gives me the confidence to try out other stores. I also want to get my plugs into tattoo conventions (that reminds me I need to look that up!) so I have a lot on my plate this summer but I am not going to give up or let anyone get me down.

I will be posting more, I promise I won't neglect you guys. This also gives me a little bit of relief and sanity that I need every now and then.

Happy early Easter!