Monday, November 29, 2010
So here's my gift of gold/silver to you...
All December long... If you order either a mama skirt or a spinny skirt, you get a free sterling charm - personalized with a word of your choice.
Just mention your word in the comments section in checkout.
This works for my etsy site or my website.
And if you'd prefer a discount instead, just plug in BABYITSCOLD in as a discount code for 15% off.
Either one, it's your choice.
Silver or gold.
Thanks for being my awesome friends, readers, customers and generally great folks to write to.
J was beyond impressed. (that was the goal...) and he took this pic to celebrate.
I'll post images of my new collages. The show is Dec 17 and I've spent the past few weeks working my fingers off and exhausting myself trying to finish 10 collages for the show. They are done now, but in the process, Black Friday and Cyber Monday passed me by!
Will post more about last minute holiday special in a sec.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
We spend Thanksgiving in Malibu with family every year, ending the day with a walk to the beach and sledding down the sand dunes. Here are some fun pics from last year (which was a lot warmer than today is going to be)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Once I finish my collage artwork for the upcoming show (deadline is Thanksgiving), I'll be able to dedicate more time to the sewing. In the meantime, I'm happy with how these came out.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I rarely get time to actually read blogs these days with the kids, the baby, sewing up a boatload of Christmas gifts and working like crazy to get 10 collages done for my upcoming art show, but I did get a few minutes the other day. And I found this adorable application where you get to make your own owl calendar. Very clever art, clever programming and a fun gift idea.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I'm gonna help Ani set up her own store on etsy. Will keep you posted. In the meantime, if you want to order this necklace, send me an email... And since I'm packing these for her, I'll include a free gift from me for every purchase from her store.
Monday, November 15, 2010
This new season for Ani hasn't been easy. After being laid off recently, she's been doing everything she can to make ends meet for her and her energetic little man, having garage sales - scraping pennies together.
my etsy store to sell for her to put food on the table.
(One sold before I even got to post this!)
I hope that as you shop for the holidays, you'll consider shopping in Ani's section of my store. It will be a blessing to more than just the giver and the recipient.
The Backyard sales have really been fun! But I didn't schedule one this year... So here's my question... If I had one, would you come?
(for those of you readers in Los Angeles!)
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Anyhow, the pumpkins were pretty simple to make... And they're such a happy use of some favorite fabrics around here. And it's fun to use them to decorate for my favorite holiday...
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tonight's project is a book bag for her (lucky!) teacher. We used some of my special stash and made a gorgeous bag with AnnaMaria Horner's Good Folks laminated cotton as the exterior and we lined it with some great orange floral and gave it purple straps - per Mimi's design taste.
It's going to be the kind of bag any adult would use proudly with just a few stitching wobbles as proof that she really did make it herself, though I'm sure no one will believe her.
Good thing we've got proof in photos.
With all these boys around here, I love having a blond little mini-me to create with. And even when I'm wasted tired - almost too tired to stand... I'll drop everything to chase a creative bee in her bonnet...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I have to say I nearly began crying when I heard this. I also felt so honored to be a part of this special place in LA, an important location in history and the re-integration of our neighborhood... We've had elderly neighbors actually tell us "welcome back" to the neighborhood.
When Z and I got to enter the church to see the inside, we were rewarded with the most lovely views. It was a beautiful moment.
What I love to share is that the inside, history and heart of this church around the corner from my home is as lovely as the architecture.
You just don't picture Los Angeles in this light very often from the outside, you know?