Monthly Archives: April 2007

Waisze Designs

This week I am featuring Waisze Designs!

I had the pleasure of swapping promos with Wai Sze a few months ago. Her main focus for her Etsy shop are her paper goods.

book

She says, “Nothing gratifies me more than to step into a scrapbook store filled with endless crafting possibilities. I think handmade is so important nowadays and I love to be able to share that.”

tin

She sells a variety of paper goods in her store. Items include mini scrapbooks, gift tags, greeting cards and altered tins. She also has embellishments, grab bags and crafting kits. Furthermore, she dabbles in jewelry making and has some lovely earrings, necklaces and bracelets, which are currently all on sale!

earring

Wai Sze is based out of New York. You can visit her website

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2 New Friends!

Meet Baleen and Lakota everyone ­čÖé

Baleen is currently featured on a handbag. I’m hoping to paint her on a shirt soon!
whale

Lakota will be painted on other things as well down the road!
lion

I would love your feedback or suggestions for new characters.

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Oakley the Owl Tote!

Here’s the new tote set as I promised! I’m happy how it came out. I have been saving this tote for the right subject, and I thought the stripes on the handles went well with Oakley’s colors.
owl

More specifics on the tote set can be found here

Anyone want to see him on a tee shirt? I just got some textile medium to mix into my paints, so I think I may start doing wearables!

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quick little post…

I just wanted to mention I have a new spring necklace in my shop, featuring my “on a limb” painting on a teal shell pendant.

necklace

I also have a new tote set featuring Oakley the Owl. Look for it to be listed early this week. Its the perfect size for carrying stuff to the beach!

My workplace had their annual meeting today, which also included a chili cook-off and a military theme. I thought some of you may enjoy the photo I’m about to post… this is me in my semi-WAC (women’s army corps) outfit.

wac

I wanted to get an authentic WAC unimform to wear but I didn’t like the $150 price tag it had. I opted for this camo dress which I found for $5 at Sears! The garrison cap and collar insignia are authentic which I ordered from eBay. I wound up winning 2nd place for my outfit. Not only did I win a nice martini set for my outfit, I also walked away with a new propane grill after winning second place with my chilli…and the nickname of “Rosie”.

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Betty Bunny

Long time no post everyone! Sorry for the delay…I have been super busy at my daytime job, but I have managed to sneak in a few crafty projects here and there.

I know Easter has come and gone but I wanted to share a project with you which I am sending to the UK for a swap. If you have watched Martha Stewart lately, you may have seen a segement which featured some super cute pom-pom bunnies by Jennifer Murphy. I loved how retro and japanese inspired her project was and I simply had to try it!

My swap partner adores bunnies, so it seemed like the perfect project for me to send to her. I wanted to stay away from the easter inspired bunny and focus on more of a modern sassy bunny.

Say hello to Betty! She’s ready for a spring shopping spree.
Betty
She’d made of wool yarn, pipe cleaners, some glass beads, muffin-tin skirt, ribbon, felt and a wood base. Betty stands about 6 inches tall. She took about 2 hours to make and I would rate the project as a beginner. I just sort of used what I had on hand to make and decorate her. I’m pretty pleased with the results.

If you want to try and make one for yourself, there are excellent instructions at Jennifer Murphy’s site here
and can also be found as a PDF file here

Look for a new featured Etsy shop soon!

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