Thursday, January 29, 2009

More Jewelry!

All I can say about this jewelry from [wired] is wow! It is handmade from recycled and surplus industrial and commercial materials by a Chicago artist who is currently living in St. Martin and setting up a recycling program there. It's really edgy, but beautiful, too. I have many styles from which to choose--even a few pieces for men.

This cuff bracelet from is made from old electronics resistors (from the 1950s) and surplus steel wire!
These Dangling beauties are made from surplus magnet wire and scrap neoprene--a red wire necklace with the same dangles is also availbale.
I have several styles of these earrings made from surplus rubber and/or Effen vodka labels. One pair even has the Effen barcode stripes on it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mittens and Hankies and Cards--Oh My!

It's almost Valentine's Day--you can tell because I've changed the Lite Brite picture. . .

If your gal wants jewelry for Valentine's Day we have a lot to choose from. These earrings are from Dunitz & Co., a fair-trade certified company out of Hollywood, California. There are rings, bracelets and necklaces from them too--come in and check them out!

Moda Home has done it again--another set of super cute dish towels in a fabric envelope . These have rick rack trim, so that makes them even cuter in my book!

These hand crocheted hearts would look so cute on a gift box for your sweetheart!
These are the sweetest little Valentine's Day hanky cards! They're going fast, so if you want one, come and get it soon. Each card has a red and white hanky tucked inside.
Hand knit mittens for kids have just come in! Okay, that means that the knitting lady walked them over here, but they're new and cute!

I hope to see you soon! Remember: you can always have me order things for you from Melissa and Doug (and many of my other vendors). Save yourself the shipping cost!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Birds

I'm not big on birds, as some of you may know, but I couldn't resist snagging one of the soda bottle bird feeders from the store. We have cats. The cats are bored this time of year--they just lie on the bed and look out the back window for hours. The bunnies and squirrels that normally amuse them are on the down-low in the winter. So I thought I'd try a bird feeder. Now they just watch for the birdies. It took a couple of days for the birds to find the feeder, but now that they have, the seed has been going down about an inch a day. I think that Shirley (the cat in the pictures) has a new hobby. Great use for an old soda bottle, too! Luckily, the squirrels haven't discovered the bird feeder yet, but if they do, they'll have a hard time trying to get on it! It's hanging from a curved metal awning without so much as a tree branch nearby.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Marge gets a wig!

Okay, the post isn't really about Marge's new wig, but it's an exciting thing nonetheless. Here's Marge modeling her new 'do and one of the newest items in the store--the handknit neckerchief. They're so cute and come in a variety of colors. They're all really soft and seem like they'd be very comfortable indoors as well as out.

I know I'm lagging behind on this, but I've been thinking about New Year's Resolutions. Be greener, be cleaner, be more organized. . .these are the top 3 for me. I'm hoping that if I get some new things to spark this, it will help me succeed. The greener isn't so much a thing of getting things to help me (although a wrap-n-mat, some produce bags and reusable totes would be helpful if you have the same resolution). The cleaner part is easy with all the Mrs. Meyer's and Howard Naturals products I have here. If this is your resolution I can help you pick out a few starter products (and these kill the first resolution AND the second one!). As for being more organized, all I can say is that the pretty file folders really do make you want to file stuff. And keeping a running list of things to do might help. . . The weekly organizer is a cute and nice compact way to keep track of stuff--there's a weekly calendar, an accordion file, and some sticky notes to keep you motivated.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to Clarissa Novales and Kathy Houser--they're the winners of the $25 gift certificates! Thanks to all of you who signed up for the mailing list and got entered in the drawing.