Thursday, February 26, 2009

Weekend Sewing with Heather Ross





Came across this really fun challenge posted by fabric designer, Heather Ross.  She just came out with a new book called "Weekend Sewing" (it looks awesome) and is holding a contest to win a signed copy along with a box of fabric!  The challenge is to come up with a Summer wardrobe using ideas from her book, but you don't actually have to sew (unless you want to)- you can also do it scrapbook style or even use Photoshop like I did above.  To get the rest of the contest details go here

UPDATE:  Totally forgot to put the item links on here!  Sorry!
Fabrics can be found at purlsoho.com 
Pants can be found at anthropologie.com
Flats can be found at thevintagecloset.etsy.com
Bikini and shorts can be found at jcrew.com
Wedges can be found at target.com
Floppy hats can be found at mjscreativecoverings.blogspot.com
And my jewelry is at genevievegail.etsy.com

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Calling All Local Crafters...


If you live in the Athens, Ga area and are looking for craft shows to participate in/attend then I would definitely recommend the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa!  It will be held downtown in the Agora parking lot (near the 40 Watt) and will be a 2 day event this year.  Here is the link for more info and vendor applications. 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cute Shoes to Cure the Blues


Some of my favorites I will be sporting this Spring (from L to R)
*  Pink heels with crochet flowers I picked up in NYC a few years ago
*  Green slingback wedges I bought at Target this weekend
*  Super cute flats from The Vintage Closet

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Coming Soon, Gypsy Collection


Just wanted to share some new pieces I've been working on.  They should be in my Etsy shop soon!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Gotta Love Photo Booths



...and a cute goofy husband!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wow



These might just be the cutest shoes I have ever seen.  Wish I had a pair of these to wear tomorrow night!  Check out Chelsea's amazing work in her Etsy shop ohmydear, or her blog here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

February Mood Board



Love is in the air...  Here are my favorite February Etsy finds:

Beautiful necklace from luxedeluxe
Pretty Red Hand Knitted Alice Bow from dollyknits
Sweet Heart postcard from journalist
So Very Happy print from dazeychic


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Etsy Treasury


The wonderful Jillian featured my "Be Free Bird Necklace" in her treasury today!  Here is her collection of Etsy wares.  It has a nice bohemian feel to it, don't you think?  That polka dot skirt is super cute too, might have to get that...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Habitat for Humanity Benefit - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Sneak Peek #3)




And last but not least, sneak peek #3, along with the event poster (wish I could make the poster bigger on here somehow, but you can click on it to get a better view)...

If you live in the Athens area please spread the word around about the event, and feel free to attach the poster to blogs or emails!  

Thank you!
Genevieve :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Habitat for Humanity Benefit - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Sneak Peek #2)


Here's sneak peek #2 from the Habitat for Humanity Benefit posted here...

Also, I added some Valentine-y Love tunes to my blog this weekend that you can check out in my sidebar.  I did the option where you have to click play to start the music since I know some people get annoyed when music automatically starts playing on blogs.  Thoughts on that subject?  Automatic music play or no?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

65 and Sunny!


What a day today!  65 degrees and sunny here in Athens, Ga!  I just had to buy this cute Spring dress at Old Navy (although the Hubs said it looks like I found it at a yard sale- whatev- yard sales are cool anyway- ha ha).  It looks great with my favorite boots and ivory cardigan and is my new favorite outfit.  Ok, off to get some sunshine :)

XO,
Genevieve 

P.S.- I am now offering FREE SHIPPING on all of my prints for the month of February.  Find them in my Etsy shop.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Habitat for Humanity Benefit - Home Is Where The Heart Is (Sneak Peek #1)



Habitat for Humanity is something I've always been interested in and wanted to help with in some way.  I'm not much of a builder but I wanted to do something...  So a little over a year ago I came up with an idea to get local artists to decorate little wood houses and auction them off for money.  I pitched the idea to a friend of mine on the Habitat board, and a few months later it became a reality!  We decided to call the event "Home Is Where The Heart Is" and tie it together with Valentine's Day.  It was held a local Athens bar with food and live music and the best part is we were able to raise over $3,000 in just 2 hours!  The Habitat folks asked us to do it again this year so here we are...

The event will take place at the Lyndon House on Friday, February 20th from 6-8pm.  All of the houses will start at around $20 and bids will go up in $5 increments so you can get an awesome piece of local art for a great price!  So, if you live in the area and want to get out and support your local Athens Area Habitat for Humanity come on out!!!  We will have hors' devours and a cash bar and then you can grab a great dinner downtown afterwards.  There, I just planned you the perfect Friday night date- ha ha.  Oh, and if there is anyone interested in donating but can't make it to the event please shoot me an email and I can get you in contact with the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity peeps.

(Above is one of the houses I just finished for the upcoming event.  I will post sneak peeks of my other 2 next week...)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Love Birds



Check out this cute love bird grouping posted by Julie of On the Dot Creations!  Get your very own ring for you or your Valentine here at my Etsy shop...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Etsy Treasury


I was featured in a cute Etsy Treasury today (thanks Ophelia!), so I thought I would share her picks with you guys because I really like this grouping.  For those that don't know an Etsy Treasury is a collection of hand-picked items put together based on themes, colors, etc.  From the looks of this one the bird trend isn't going away anytime soon and that makes me happy!  I don't think I will ever get sick of cute bird stuff...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cirque Du Soleil





Saturday night Brian, my Mother-in-Law, and I went to see the new Cirque show "Kooza" in Atlanta.  It was amazing!  My favorite 2 acts are the ones shown at the bottom- the 2 guys that were on that crazy circle thing called "The Wheel of Death " and the 3 contortionist girls.  To see more pictures or get info on upcoming shows, here is their official link...