Sunday, July 25, 2010

Getting Lots Done

Its so hot outside in Arizona this time of year. So it doesnt take much incentive to find things that can be done indoors. My cable box broke and their service hours were pretty much the same as my works hours so I didnt have TV all week either. So whats a girl to do??? Its almost been pleasant without a tv. I have got quite abit done. I am posting pictures here of a few new things. The fall will be here before we know it and I plan on doing a few of the fall shows with the local Briarpatch Market Place. I am trying to get alot of jewelry done over the next couple weeks so that I can put it aways and start sewing. I will be doing lots of home dec pillows and other new things.

I hope you are finding lots of creative things to do this summer and staying nice and cool!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas in July

Its Christmas in July at Tillies Attic. The front room is all festive and ready for holiday shopping. I saw so many cute and original decorations. If you havent been by Tillies in awhile you should stop in. There are new vendors and lots of new merchandise. Vera and Jeannie are on their way to market and I am sure there will be lots of awesome, fresh and brand new things coming in for the holidays. Tillies Attic is open from 9:30 to 5:30 Tuesday through Saturday each week, and they are located on the SE corner of Guadalupe and Dobson in Mesa, AZ. Hope to see you there :)

This is also the week of the Christmas in July Shop Hop that Make Mine Pink has each year. This is always a FUN event and you can really win some awesome prizes. Its almost like a scavenger hunt. You register at and then visit all of the participating boutiques on the list. While at each site find the hidden pink shopping bag that says "You Found It" and click on that bag. It registers your find and the more bags you find in the shops the more chances you have of winning a prize. Its so much fun. Lots of fun shopping to be had as well.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Simply Pink

I love, love, love pink. I always have and I always will. I am the girlie girls of all time. :) This coming friday is Make Mine Pink Friday. Each friday there is a different themed shopping day. This fridays theme is Simply Pink, so I have been getting alot of new things done for this event. Its really inspired me, so I am posting this extra early. Its actually given me a new idea for my website too. Over the next couple weeks I am going to be changing the catagories around.

The first new necklace I am calling Maries Peony. I was at my friend Maries house in NYC a couple months ago and there was this amazing peony blooming in her back yard. It was huge and the most beautiful shade of pink I have ever seen. The pendant is a large peony and the necklace is strung with pearls and pink quartz beads. I came up with a pair of dragon fly earrings and these sweet lampwork teapot earrings. I love these new pink earwires I found. The last two things arent pink, but sometimes my hands just start making something before my brain catches up. I am calling this dragonfly necklace the Vinyards. There are small glass grapes and leaf charms and it is strung with very sparkly purples and deep greens. Last but not least are 3 rings that are made with gorgeous polymer clay roses that a friend of mine makes. Her name is Marie also. (Maybe the title of this post should have been "My friends named Marie" :) Marie is an amazing artist and a wonderful person. When you get a chance, visit her blog and see her work.

So, I have been busy, but I actually have more done that I just did not get photographed yet. Lots more coming. I finally feel inspired. Have a great week. I will be back in a couple days. I have a post for Christmas in July. Its 166 days until Christmas, if you want to know. (I have to say,,,I DONT)lol

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My New Suitcase

I love this suitcase! I bought it at Tillies Attic. I have had my eye on it for quite awhile and was so happy it was still there after getting my first paycheck from my new job. :) Its in great condition and the inside is divided and has a mirror. We think its from the late 40's or early 50's. The great thing is I have the matching piece thats a little larger waiting for me now. I think they will make great display pieces. I know alot of people into altered art are doing some very pretty things with these old suitcases, but these are in such good shape I could not bare to do anything to them, but admire them. This is just a sample of the awesome things that are coming into Tillies Attic now. If you havent been in awhile I think you will be pleasantly suprised. In case you didnt know, for those of you in the Phoenix area, Tillies is in Mesa on the Southeast corner of Dobson and Guadalupe. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 to 5:00. The tag I added for cuteness is from my friend Carrie of .
I have been working on some new jewelry. This is what I managed to get photographed tonight, There will be more to come soon. I am finally on a role here. I need to get these on my site in the next day or so. I am trying to work on fresh new ideas for the summer. I feel inspriration coming from mermaids :)

This is a pillow my sister Stephanie crocheted for me. It is soooo soft and it feels like chenille. I love some of the yard they have out now. I so wish I could crochet or knit, but its just not my talent.

Well, I better get busy. I am making the most of the three day holiday weekend. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!