Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide

Genevieve's 2009 Gift Guide



Genevieve's 2009 Gift Guide



Genevieve's 2009 Gift Guide



Genevieve's 2009 Gift Guide

All of my jewelry (except the cuffs) come packaged in a natural gift box with raffia bow.  FREE SHIPPING sale ends tonight at 10:00 EST!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Before & After Cell Phone Charger Box

Cell Phone Charger Box

Cell Phone Charger Box

Cell Phone Charger Box
As promised, here is what is inside the green box!  I think I remember seeing some type of DIY project in Real Simple or Martha Stewart like this years ago using a shoe box...  Anyway, I was going through some old stuff a couple weeks ago and found this decorative paper box that wasn't quite my style.  I painted it green, distressed the edges with some brown paint, and then cut a couple of holes in the back.  Then I strung the charger cords through the holes and voila!  Now we don't have cords and phones laying all around the house!

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Fam

The Fam at Thanksgiving

Hope everone had a great Thanksgiving!  The turkey double-header about did me in (one meal at 1:00 then another at 2:00), but it was well worth it!  One of my favorite moments was when my aunt came in the door with a big suprise- a huge stack of aprons she made out of my Flower Bucket fabric!  She made one for all the ladies in the Fam- how cool!!!

Speaking of Handmade gifts, Etsy has put together gift guides so if you are doing Holiday shopping this weekend check them out for some good ideas!  There is also FREE SHIPPING in my Etsy shop until Monday night and I hope to make some new pieces available over the weekend...

XO,
Genevieve

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope everyone has a great Holiday!  I want to give a big THANKS to all of you guys out there that read  this blog, and for all of your thoughtful comments along the way...It means a lot, so THANK YOU bunches...

Also, to get in the "Black Friday"/"Cyber Monday"/Holiday Sale mood I will be offering FREE SHIPPING in my Etsy shop until Monday night.  All of my jewelry comes "gift ready" in enviro-friendly recycled boxing with a raffia bow.  Now is the chance to grab a present for that special someone, or feel free to treat yourself!

Happy Turkey Day,
Genevieve

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Guest Blog Appearance at Lillyella

After: Earring Display

Head over to Lillyella today to see my guest blog post on how to make this earring display!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Back to my Roots...

Feria #45

Feria #45
Ummm... so it didn't make me look like the girl on the box, but it feels great to be a brunette again!  I usually go back to my "natural" color in the Fall/Winter, not to mention salon highlights are such a pain to maintain and tough on the wallet...  Thanks Feria #45!  Crap, now I need to change my profile pic, don't I?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Friday!



So who is going to see New Moon this weekend???  I went to the midnight showing and drank so much caffeine beforehand to stay awake that now it's after 3:30am and I can't sleep!  Totally worth it though, the movie was great...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shop Update: New Crafty Gal Necklaces and Wooden Spool Earrings!

Craft Gal Necklaces

Craft Gal Necklaces

Craft Gal Necklaces

Craft Gal Wooden Spool Earrings

Craft Gal Wooden Spool Earrings

Just finished a new batch of "Crafty Gal" jewelry.  Yes, those are real mini wooden spools with colored thread!  These were a lot of fun to make... available now in my Etsy shop.

Ooh, and on a personal note, I just bought tickets for B and I to see Owl City.  Woot woot!  It's a little different from the music I usually listen to but I really like it...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Too Cute

Dress by Jane Wrenn Using Flower Bucket Fabrics

A local sewer, Jane Wrenn, sent me this picture yesterday of an outfit she made for her granddaughter.  Isn't she the cutest?  It's so exciting to see what people are creating using my fabrics!  Please feel free to post your "Flower Bucket" projects in my new Flickr group.  Thanks for sharing, Jane, you made my day!

Happy Sewing,
Genevieve :)

P.S.- I updated this post of some of the online shops carrying "Flower Bucket" in case you are wondering where you can find it...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shop Update: New Craft Addict and Bee Charmer Necklaces!

Craft Addict Necklaces

Craft Addict Necklace

Craft Addict Necklace

Bee Charmer Necklace

Just got done with a new batch of "Craft Addict" and "Bee Charmer" necklaces.  I really love these guys and hope you do too!  I only do batches of these every few months, so if you would like to start your holiday shopping early now is the time to visit my Etsy shop!  Once these are gone, they are gone...  Plus I will have a Holiday shows this weekend and the first week of December, so my online store will be on "vacay" during that time.  If you are in the Athens, Ga area I will be at Elements Salon in 5 points this Sunday from 2-5 so feel free to stop by!  They have a Holiday Open House thing and all of the shops in the area will be open with special events going on, should be fun...

Cheers,
Genevieve :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene

International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene

International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene

International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene

International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene is now on stands and features a display piece I put together using a old window frame, foam core panels, and fabrics from my "Flower Bucket" collection. This would be a great item to make for your home studio or bathroom to display your jewelry! The magazine is full of beautiful quilts and projects so check it out!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sesame Street Turns 40!

Rolling Stone has put together a compilation of the top 40 music performances to celebrate Sesame Street turning 40.  Classic!  Here are a few of my faves...

James Taylor singin' "Jelly Man Kelly" back in 1980. The year I was born and the year I probably started watching Sesame Street...


Paul Simon "Me and Julio" Kid Remix


Good ole Johnny Cash singin' "Nasty Dan" with Oscar the Grouch


The lovely Feist counting "1, 2, 3, 4"


And of course local Athens fave R.E.M. performing "Furry Sobbing Monsters"

Saturday, November 7, 2009

DESTASH




I'm re-organizing the studio once again and trying to make some space since my drawers are all pretty full.  I put together some supply sets in my Etsy shop for anyone looking for a great deal on some crafty goodness.  They are all listed in the DESTASH section and range from $2.99-3.99.  What a steal!

Happy Crafting,
Genevieve :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Day Trip: North Georgia Mountains

North Georgia Mountains

North Georgia Mountains

North Georgia Mountains

North Georgia Mountains

North Georgia Mountains

North Georgia Mountains

If there is one thing I love about living in Georgia, it is the fact that if you drive a couple of hours South you end up at the beach and if you drive a couple of hours North you end up in the mountains.  B and I decided to take a day trip to Helen, Ga to go hiking and celebrate our anniversary.  We even brought one of our dogs, Roo, with us.  It is the perfect time of year to go there right now- all of the leaves were changing colors and the temperature was just right.  What a great day...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Featured on Print & Pattern!



Thank you print & pattern for the shout-out today!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

3 Years Ago Today...

My Wedding Day
3 years ago today, I married my best friend :).  Happy Anniversary, B!  Oh, and since I'm in such a good mood I am offering FREE SHIPPING in my Etsy shop for today only, so if you've had your eye on something now is the time to snatch it up!


XO,
Genevieve



Monday, November 2, 2009

Fat Quarter Shop/Jolly Jabber Feature





Hey Guys!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Just wanted to let you know "Flower Bucket" is now hitting stores across the US and online as well.  The Fat Quarter shop was kind enough to do a feature on their blog, so if you would like to check out my guest post you can find it here.  Thank you Fat Quarter Shop/Jolly Jabber for the shout-out and for carrying "Flower Bucket"!!!