Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Batch of Brooches...

New Batch of Brooches

New Batch of Brooches

New Batch of Brooches

Available here.  They are fabulous additions to your favorite handbag or Winter coat.  Also, if you would prefer any of these pieces as a necklace instead of a brooch please send me an Etsy convo and I can add a chain and adjust pricing for you!

Happy New Year!

Angie & Gen New Year's 2005

2010

Happy New Year's Everybody (that's my friend Angie and I up there circa 2005 NYE. Good times...).  Hope y'all have fun tonight!  Trying to decide which nail polish to go with for the evening... #340 Black Platinum on the left or #450 Fairy Teal on the right? Whatcha think?  I'm also secretly wishing to hear this while I'm out on the town dancin' around but don't tell anybody...  I know, I know, totally cheesy, but sometimes that's fun, right?

See you in 2010!
Genevieve

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sew Cute

tiny sewing machine

sewing

Kindernähmaschinen - Toy Sewing Machines

Vintage Toy Sewing Machine

Vintage toy sewing machine

Tiny toy sewing machines- sew cute! (click on picture for original image source)

Which leads me to my latest hobby- making sewing related jewelry.  Allow me to introduce "The Sewing Gal Necklace," complete with mini charms and buttons... for sale/soon to be for sale in my Etsy shop...

Sewing Gal Necklace

Sewing Gal Necklace

Sewing Gal Necklace

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Recap

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Wow.  What a wonderful week...  Had some great R&R with family and friends, made cookies, made Christmas card with the Hubs, got a new 'do (bangs!), got a new "day job" (4 days a week instead of 5 = 1 extra full day for my art!  Woot woot!), and ate waaaaaaaay too much food.  Now it's time for me to really focus on some projects I want to put into motion for 2010...  I have a feeling it's going to be a great year ahead...

Cheers!
Genevieve

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays 2009

Hope everyone has a great couple of weeks coming up!  Here's a little card I drew the other night inspired by these, so just wanted to wish all of you guys out there Happy Happy Holidays!  I'm going on a little blog hiatus to get some stuff done and really focus on some design projects I've been needing to work on.  Not to mention relax a little and enjoy the upcoming festivities!

For all of you needing last minute Christmas gifts please check out my Etsy shop and have your orders placed by this Thursday, Dec. 17th to ensure delivery by Christmas (U.S. residents only).  I have also just finished up and listed a new batch of my #1 selling Treasure Bird items if you've been waiting for a set.

Peace, Love, and Happiness!  See you after Christmas...  Genevieve :)


Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Friday!



Happy Friday Y'all!  Saw this "Invisible Artist" last night online and thought it was pretty cool...

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Just finished up some Holiday decorating so here are some scenes from around the house (and in case you are a new reader there is a tutorial for the Fabric Wall Art here).  Wish I had some pictures to share from this past weekend's Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa too, but honestly I hardly ever left my booth!  Traffic was really good so there was a constant stream of Holiday shoppers, not to mention I was bundled up in a blanket most of the time because it was so cold outside!  Thanks to all that came out and to those who stopped by to say hello!

Last but not least I wanted to let you guys know there is a giveaway going on along with an interview I did on The Sunshine Studio's blog.  Thanks Lory!

Hope y'all have a great week ahead...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Friday!

Yarn Ball Ornaments

Happy Friday everybody!  I'm plugging away at some last minute items (like these yarn ball button ornaments) to sell at the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa...  Hope y'all have a great weekend, and if you are out for the show please stop by and say hi!

XO,
Genevieve

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Closing Up Shop

Mary Beth Eastman of True Up and Supafine fame put together a great article "Even Crafters Need a Vacation: How to Close up Shop."  Check it out to see what a few of us shop owners had to say about how we handle closing up for the Holidays.

Speaking of closing up shop, just a reminder my Etsy shop will be closed this weekend for the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa.  Hope to see you there, Athens peeps!

...and in totally unrelated random news, have you guys heard that new Timbaland song?  I can't lie, I love the way he puts beats together and his songs always end up on my "Runnin'" (workout) playlists.  I'm sure this new one will be played out soon, but for now I like it...



Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa

Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa

Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa

Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa

This weekend I will be participating in the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa!  Over 50 local artists will be downtown showcasing their work.  For all you Athens peeps, you can find more info here.

*Photos by Stacie Hecht

P.S. - My Etsy shop will be "on vacation" this weekend while I'm at the Craftstravaganzaa.  Since a lot of my pieces are one-of-a-kind, if they sell at the show they will not be available when the shop reopens (in other words, if you have had your eye on something in my shop I would purchase it by Friday night).  Thx!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide

Genevieve's 2009 Gift Guide



Genevieve's 2009 Gift Guide



Genevieve's 2009 Gift Guide



Genevieve's 2009 Gift Guide

All of my jewelry (except the cuffs) come packaged in a natural gift box with raffia bow.  FREE SHIPPING sale ends tonight at 10:00 EST!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Before & After Cell Phone Charger Box

Cell Phone Charger Box

Cell Phone Charger Box

Cell Phone Charger Box
As promised, here is what is inside the green box!  I think I remember seeing some type of DIY project in Real Simple or Martha Stewart like this years ago using a shoe box...  Anyway, I was going through some old stuff a couple weeks ago and found this decorative paper box that wasn't quite my style.  I painted it green, distressed the edges with some brown paint, and then cut a couple of holes in the back.  Then I strung the charger cords through the holes and voila!  Now we don't have cords and phones laying all around the house!

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Fam

The Fam at Thanksgiving

Hope everone had a great Thanksgiving!  The turkey double-header about did me in (one meal at 1:00 then another at 2:00), but it was well worth it!  One of my favorite moments was when my aunt came in the door with a big suprise- a huge stack of aprons she made out of my Flower Bucket fabric!  She made one for all the ladies in the Fam- how cool!!!

Speaking of Handmade gifts, Etsy has put together gift guides so if you are doing Holiday shopping this weekend check them out for some good ideas!  There is also FREE SHIPPING in my Etsy shop until Monday night and I hope to make some new pieces available over the weekend...

XO,
Genevieve

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope everyone has a great Holiday!  I want to give a big THANKS to all of you guys out there that read  this blog, and for all of your thoughtful comments along the way...It means a lot, so THANK YOU bunches...

Also, to get in the "Black Friday"/"Cyber Monday"/Holiday Sale mood I will be offering FREE SHIPPING in my Etsy shop until Monday night.  All of my jewelry comes "gift ready" in enviro-friendly recycled boxing with a raffia bow.  Now is the chance to grab a present for that special someone, or feel free to treat yourself!

Happy Turkey Day,
Genevieve

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Guest Blog Appearance at Lillyella

After: Earring Display

Head over to Lillyella today to see my guest blog post on how to make this earring display!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Back to my Roots...

Feria #45

Feria #45
Ummm... so it didn't make me look like the girl on the box, but it feels great to be a brunette again!  I usually go back to my "natural" color in the Fall/Winter, not to mention salon highlights are such a pain to maintain and tough on the wallet...  Thanks Feria #45!  Crap, now I need to change my profile pic, don't I?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Friday!



So who is going to see New Moon this weekend???  I went to the midnight showing and drank so much caffeine beforehand to stay awake that now it's after 3:30am and I can't sleep!  Totally worth it though, the movie was great...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shop Update: New Crafty Gal Necklaces and Wooden Spool Earrings!

Craft Gal Necklaces

Craft Gal Necklaces

Craft Gal Necklaces

Craft Gal Wooden Spool Earrings

Craft Gal Wooden Spool Earrings

Just finished a new batch of "Crafty Gal" jewelry.  Yes, those are real mini wooden spools with colored thread!  These were a lot of fun to make... available now in my Etsy shop.

Ooh, and on a personal note, I just bought tickets for B and I to see Owl City.  Woot woot!  It's a little different from the music I usually listen to but I really like it...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Too Cute

Dress by Jane Wrenn Using Flower Bucket Fabrics

A local sewer, Jane Wrenn, sent me this picture yesterday of an outfit she made for her granddaughter.  Isn't she the cutest?  It's so exciting to see what people are creating using my fabrics!  Please feel free to post your "Flower Bucket" projects in my new Flickr group.  Thanks for sharing, Jane, you made my day!

Happy Sewing,
Genevieve :)

P.S.- I updated this post of some of the online shops carrying "Flower Bucket" in case you are wondering where you can find it...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shop Update: New Craft Addict and Bee Charmer Necklaces!

Craft Addict Necklaces

Craft Addict Necklace

Craft Addict Necklace

Bee Charmer Necklace

Just got done with a new batch of "Craft Addict" and "Bee Charmer" necklaces.  I really love these guys and hope you do too!  I only do batches of these every few months, so if you would like to start your holiday shopping early now is the time to visit my Etsy shop!  Once these are gone, they are gone...  Plus I will have a Holiday shows this weekend and the first week of December, so my online store will be on "vacay" during that time.  If you are in the Athens, Ga area I will be at Elements Salon in 5 points this Sunday from 2-5 so feel free to stop by!  They have a Holiday Open House thing and all of the shops in the area will be open with special events going on, should be fun...

Cheers,
Genevieve :)