Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Confection

Now that I've finally turned the calendar to March I'm getting a bit excited about the arrival of Spring. Here are two pairs of earrings that remind me of the cool, bright delight of this season.

Bright pink topaz and bright blue apatite are paired with pale green amethyst drops in a hand coiled pattern of swirling loop-d-loops.

Aquamarines ever so subtly colored in pale shades of pink, blue and green dangle playfully from oxidized chains of sterling silver.

Happy Spring Everyone!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pop To It

Happy National Popcorn Day!

While browsing Etsy I found this brand new shop and while I'm not a huge fan of popcorn (too many popcorn meals trying to stretch my meager college student dollars), this Chocolate Swirl Caramel Popcorn looks really yummy.

And if you, like me, enjoy learning fun new facts, take a look at this site. It has several tasty tidbits of trivia.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Life Saver

There are many things that we cannot control. Talking on the cell phone is one thing we can control.

Please watch and take the pledge to make your car a 'No Phone Zone'.

Working as a critical care nurse I couldn't always save lives, but you can.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Resolution Solution

Need a New Year's Resolution? How about something fun. NICO Designs blog features a number of tutorials and suggestions to get you started on creating fun and fabulous fashion items.

This Upcycled Sweater Hat tutorial caught my eye. Right on target for Winter 2010 fashion, it's 'green', warm and super cute.

Don't want to sew for yourself? Visit NICO Designs Etsy shop for handbags and accessories.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Silk Garden Mitts

I knit these as a Christmas gift for my sister. She never reads my blog so no worries about spoiling the surprise.

Pattern: Fingerless Mitts

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden

Embellishments: Silk ribbon, Turquoise Jasper, Rose Quartz and Amethyst.

Monday, October 26, 2009


I discovered fashion blogs a while ago and what fun I've had. These gals are very clever and oh so inspirational, putting together combinations of color and pattern that I've never dreamed of. They have encouraged me to put a bit more thought behind what I wear on a daily basis.

A friend made this necklace for me using hand crafted beads she bought while on vacation in the Caribbean and some interesting seed pods. I hadn't worn it because I didn't think I could do her handiwork justice. Armed with my newly budded fashion sense, I put together this outfit. Nothing worthy of the fashion section, but I'm pretty proud of my effort.
Olive green shorts (in need of ironing) from JCrew a few years back.

Marine blue tank from JCrew also a few years back. This is their favorite tee and it's one of my favorites. I own quite a few.

Faded black cardi from Liz Claiborn many, many years back.

Not shown is the pair of matte gold ballet flats that I bought on sale from Garnet Hill last year.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall Dressing

Halloween is fun. Dressing up as an alter ego or wanna-be dream can be quite a blast. But it is only one day so when I decorate my home I dress it for Fall. I love Fall and adding a bit of Fall inspired decor carries me from October through Thanksgiving.

OK, the jack-o-lantern is a bit of a stretch but it is surrounded by lots of Fall leaves :)