Monday, August 9, 2010

World Traveler

Just a few new projects I've been working on! Made the bike to accompany a dress I will be wearing with the same pattern. What do you think?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Peek Through The Keyhole

I've been pretty crafty lately and just cooked up this new batch with the same theme, but all unique in their own way. Hope everyone likes them, please leave your feedback!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Misty of Chic-oteague

So I was searching through one of my favorite online stores ( which specializes in clothes, accessories, shoes and even apartment things that are nods to the 50's,60's and 70's! The site even has a vintage section with one of a kind picks, but jump fast because in the blink of an eye they are gone! Sooo... as I was searching I cam across this bag... I have to admit what stopped me was the name "Misty of Chic-oteague" and being from Chincoteague myself I think this bag is a great blend of fabulous meets ridiculous... tell me what you think?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Carpet Shoes

Lately I admit I have become a bit obsessed with carpets and things carpet-like i.e. these two adorable pairs of what I like to call "carpet heels." First we have a more colorful pick from Irregular Choice, I swear Mary Poppins herself has these shoes! If they couldn't get any cuter, you look through the back of the clear heel to see another colorful pattern on the sole. Now if there is anything I am crazy about its a colorful jacket lining or a fun shoe bottom! It's that element of surprise that gets me every time! The second pair are from Jeffery Campbell and a bizarre pairing of Danish clog meets Persian rug..and it works!! Slap on your crochet sundress and a braid and your ready to run in the daisy fields!

Awesome shoes were found on an awesome website... (not only a place for rad shoes!)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wedding Jazz

Sooooo... my best friend and partner in crime is getting married..yay.. and I am her maid of honor! As the big day creeps closer and closer I have been planning the bridal shower and bachlorette party and thinking of amazing gift ideas. On out last day together the bride to be was on the search for a headpiece that she can keep in after her veil is removed. After searching different locals and coming up empty handed I decided to take matters upon myself and...dun dun dun daaa.... make one myself! I purchased a bunch of different stuff from Michael's ready to make many different prototypes but after I finished my first one I was so excited about the results I decided to try no more I had found "the one!!"What do you think?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Inside the Box

I received this vintage inspired jewelry box for Christmas and fell in love with its look, as for its practicality however I was a bit unamused. Until....I discovered the perfect use for it AS "Ring Holder!" You see it is a bit to narrow to house my chunky jewels and a tad to short for the length of most my necklaces therefore rings are its perfect tenant! The jewelry box was purchased at .


Handmade jewelry is probably my favorite kind beside vintage because both tell a story. Handmade is made for you and is filled with the hard work and love that was put into every piece by its artist, whereas vintage jewelry has the story of the person that wore it before you and all that happened to them. Above are two of my favorite handmade pieces. The ring on the left is a sweet mix of vintage and handmade. Each mood ring is sterling silver and made to order by Miss Franky herself and can be found on under Sweet Nirvanas ( .) I stumbled upon her when Amanda Seyfried listed her ring as one of her favorite gift from a friend in Lucky magazine.
The second ring was also spotted in Lucky and it was love at first site. The Odin ring is fantastic and has a wonderful story available on the website as well( .)

When visiting my home town of Chincoteague Island, I ALWAYS have to make a stop at Guinevere's (or as I call it "The Fairy Store.") Walking into his store is like entering a magical universe. You can go in 20 times and still see something you didn't see on the 21st. It is full of fairies, mermaids, and queens depicted in beautiful paintings that fill the air with whimsy. Not only are there paintings but actual fairies flying around the store with glitter wings and colorful ribbons. The store combines the magical with the past and is a place you can find beautiful vintage bags, shoes, and beautiful soaps. Katherine Kiss is the artist behind the magic unfolding at Guinevere's. Above are pictures of a few of her works which I have acquired. The Queen of Tarts is a KKiss original work that hangs in my living room, where as the second and third paintings are prints that adorn the walls of my bed chamber.