Monday, November 22, 2010

thanksgiving! thank goodness!

{this guy}

he's ready to grub down!

{ready or not}

can't decide what to wear...

I just love this print SO much! It looks like my little men... and I'm VERY thankful for all their snuggles and kisses!

{victorian turkey}

turkey print by: Devil Doll Creations

{mr. and mrs. delicious}

Ham and Turkey Thanksgiving's on sale, so get it while it's hot!!

{tattoos and turkey}

recycled antique plates turned into beautiful and unique pieces of art... she makes custom plates too!...hmmm, maybe I need Banjo and Trousers (the puppers) on an antique plate???!!!?

while you're at it...get two plates, one for dinner and one for left overs!!!!

{hat's off to you}

they make cards! awesome AWESOME cards!!

check them out, they've created something for EVERYONE and everything!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

merry minerals

{magic rocks}

My Uncle would buy these for me all the time when I was a little girl, it was my favorite!!!

it's still probably one of the coolest things!

{for all to see!}

I REALLY want this!!!

The Candy Shoppe via ETSY...

check out the rest of the shop...they have some really awesome finds!... like the human eye collection and the hours of fun 50 cut outs!

{left to right}

Book See Daisy Vintage Books

Rocks and Minerals and Fossils Book

check out her other shop too...all kinds of wonderful vintage goodies!

{enough said}

Bean Forest; ETSY

{crystal vanity girl}

by: Amber Lynn Seegmiller

Etsy's AMBIRD Crystal Vanity Girl

one of my favorite etsy artists!! I LOVE this so so So much!!

Her art is amazing... so beautiful....I want to hop inside this lovely piece of art and take a little vacation there!
**I love this one too, especially after cutting off over a foot of hair off...

{get to crackin'}

Jordan Willing's Shop; ETSY ...Hidden Crystals

perfect Christmas gift for all your earthy friends!!

also, a great stress reliever with something pretty inside!

includes...15 geodes from 3 different mines!!... you may find...quartz, fluorite, calcite or even amethyst!!

crack open a geode...send it to me and I'll make you a one-of-a-kind custom piece of jewelry!!!

what more could you ask for??!??

{wearing some rocks...}

I want this!
Semi-precious gemstones and vibrant geodes are taken from a 19th century Germany textbook and transformed into this lovely T.

Thank you, Ernst Haeckel for your beautiful illustrations!!! AND... THANK YOU...

for this wearable creation!!

Non Fiction Tee's Etsy Shop

check out the rest of their shop for some very unique tees!!

All this rock talk has brought back some lovely memories!
Gemstones, minerals and fossils have always been one of my most favorite things...after all...they ARE among the oldest antiques!
My youth was an abundance of uniqueness. All the women in my imitate family were terrific
artisans and crafters! My character was woven with love, support and art...the best things in life!!
...From my family owning an antique store and constantly touring the US (as a teen) with my Aunt to collect rare finds, to digging through the dirt or along shores for unique "rock" findings... to studying at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California... my passion for earthly treasures will forever continue!

I can't wait to see where my passions take me to discover more of earth's rich creations!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

amazing things for all mankind.

Rosey Grier 'pointing' needlepoint to shame!
This manly man is not only a former professional American football player, he's a master of the craft- NEEDLEPOINT.
Check out his super dope creations here!!...
so dudes... make yourself useful while watching football...put down the chicken wings and get to crafting.
other dude things...
MANCRAFT and take a gander at the football players sculpted out of butter.

I resign here via cake...

so have your cake and shove it too!

"W. Neil Berrett famously left his job at a ship yard in San Francisco last year by handing in a sheet of cake with his resignation in blue icing."

this awesome place unfortunately closed January 24th 2010.
Tom Green isn't the only one who appreciates the fine art and combination of acrylics and velvet.
FIRST person to paint/make me a velvet painting - dream catcher hybrid will receive a one-of-a-kind piece of Dallas Maynard jewelry, a dozen homemade peanut butter cupcakes and a hug (if you're located in Chicago!!)

The Kenny Rogers painting is a must see!!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Natalie Figueroa Photo Shoot

Necklace: featured on the cover of Chicago's NEW CITY Magazine.

Photos by: Natalie Figueroa



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