my first feature!!!
I am delighted to announce that my work has been featured in the lovely Vintage Indie blog! I am bouncing off the walls right now! lol. A big thank you to both G. who writes VI for featuring my shop, and all the lovely people who I have had the pleasure of doing business with. You all are making my dream possible–thank you!

new additions to the shoppe!
In other, shoppe-related news: there is a wee update in the Shoppe of whale pins! I blame it on Dad recently rewatching a family-favorite: Moby Dick, because I was suddenly seized by the need to make blue and white whale pins! So check them out before they all swim away!

Speaking of whales, ships and the romance of the old sea-faring life, I was sifting through my collection of vintage National Geographics the other day and lit upon this:

a sailor's life for me...
Isn’t the cover lovely?! All those tall mast ships are just gorgeous (and oddly enough, this issue also has a feature on whales…); I almost want to tear the cover off and pin it up to my inspiration board. I almost went to a tall ships festival when I was out in California, but unfortunately by that time I was feeling quite ill, so we skipped that. *sigh* At least the day before I could stand on the beach and watch the tall ships (and little sail boats!) coming into the port. Lovely.

whimsical days & silliness
I have an exciting find to share with you all, but I’m keeping it until tomorrow! Until then, have a lovely Tuesday evening!

Cheers & Creativity,
Casey [ email me ]

p.s. my outfit was inspired by the talented and whimsically-inclined Marjorie (this painting specifically)! Click on the thumbnail for more details on my Flickr page.