Thursday, June 28, 2007

Style Will Save Us

I just discovered this website Style Will Save Us.The entire site is dedicated to environmental fashion topics. They have eco designers, interviews, discussion topics, ideas, and inspiration. It is quite fabulous and I am still expoloring- Check it out!

All tied up in a bow

My friend Dorian bought a themed present for her friend. I'm not going to give away what the gift is (just in case she's checking this out!), but Dorian thought of something I hadn't- she bought three things all made from the same fabric. What a good idea she came up with! Here are some pairings I put together:

Thursday, June 21, 2007

New Etsy Items

I keep on experimenting with how my photos look, what the description is, titles, labels.... Really my best conclusion is that Etsy is a huge craft world and selling anything there is about getting the word out and a stroke of luck. But here's the word (maybe I'll get lucky on Etsy too!)- I just added two new items- and I think they are quite fabulous! Click here to purchase!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Owl Love

I FINALLY put a little love up on my etsy site. This owl is made from recycled leather scraps and handstitched with blue thread. Inspired by all the response I received from the famous giraffe! If you love him, buy him fast!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Card Give-Away

I am so happy that one of my recycled cards found a loving home! Breanna was the first to comment and received this card as a result: (She requested a house with reds and white). You can see it on her blog HERE. Enjoy, Breanna! Thanks for commenting!

Home again home again

We have returned from our whirlwind trip to San Francisco. 3 days was not enough! We did do some amazing things with our time- including visiting the Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden, visit the beach, Muir Woods, and I was able to find some fabulous fabrics on Haight Street for future creations as well.
There was plenty of recycling: There was lots of love:
And there was even some ReLove-like things!
This figure was in the SanFrancisco Airport and is made from recycled paper board. I couldn't get a good shot of the entire figure, but it was large- slightly bigger than lifesize.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Free People Blog Announcement

Free People Clothing sent out this blog announcement to their ENTIRE MAILING LIST! Notice the giraffe? How could you not!?! I am obviously thrilled. Check out the blog for yourself here.
Also, if you look at the blog there you will get free shipping on your Free People order. Their stuff is beautiful, but I'm still locked down at Wardrobe Refashion. Let me know if you take advantage, I can get some vicarious shopping in!
Soon I may have to start selling my little guys with all the publicity they are bringing me!
Tomorrow me, my daughter, and my boyfriend are off to San Francisco for a few days. This is my first vacation in 2 years, so I am really REALLY looking forward to it. But I haven't packed... And I haven't done the pre-travel cleaning.... And I should probably get some food for the airplane (I hear that's not provided anymore)... So I better go and prepare. Check in next week for all of my post-travel exitement, photos, and stories!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

2 Cup Cozies Now For Sale!

I received so much positive feedback about my cup cozies that I whipped some out for the etsy store. You can buy them HERE!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Coffee Cozy

This is my latest creation- a coffee (or tea) cozy! It is like the paper shields, but instead made from recycled fabric, lined with batting (like a potholder) and is reuasable over and over. It works much better too- I almost always burnt my hands using the paper ones. I am making a few now, so keep an eye on my etsy shop.

Saturday, June 2, 2007


This blog is all about the word YES. I received a poem for a childhood neighbor/friend/dear one that used the word YES often and it got me thinking about how important this word is. I don't think I hear it enough, so I want more! Yes yes yes! And why not?

From Wikipedia:

Perhaps the most famous "yes" in literature comes from Molly Bloom's soliloquy, which is the concluding "Penelope" chapter in James Joyce's Ulysses. In this chapter, Joyce uses Molly Bloom's "yes" as a sort of refrain in a very long stream of consciousness sentence. The chapter both begins,

Yes because he never did a thing like that before as ask to get his breakfast in bed with a couple of eggs since the CITY ARMS hotel. . .

and ends:

. . . yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.

with the word yes.

When John Lennon met Yoko Ono, one of the first works by Ono that captured Lennon's attention was a large canvas which viewers were invited to inspect by a glass, through which they could read the single word "Yes" written on it.

Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton wrote a famous self-help book about negotiation and salesmanship called Getting to YES. This book has sold more than 2 million copies and been translated into 20 languages. By contrast, a yes-man is a sycophant or a toady; this word is used in business circles to identify people who enthusiastically endorse everything their superiors propose in order to curry favor with them. The turn of phrase is an old one; in Latin, a today was called babaecalus, someone who cried "Bravo" (Latin babae) to everything their superior did.But Friedrich Nietzsche's Zarathustra calls himself a yes-sayer, with somewhat more positive intent:

I, however, am a blesser and a Yes-sayer, if you be but around me, you pure, you luminous heaven! you abyss of light!- into all abysses do I then carry my beneficent Yes-saying.
A blesser have I become and a Yes-sayer: and therefore strove I long and was a striver, that I might one day get my hands free for blessing.