artsy gal

When I said it was chilly this morning, I didn’t realize ‘til after my Vintage Monday post that it was in the lower 40’s! And we didn’t have the heat on, so no wonder it felt like my finger were icicles! But this is not complaining… oh no! I’m reveling in the newly changed weather!

woof!! another sneak peek!!

So what am I up to this fine, sunny Monday? Mostly doing my usual, clerical tasks; keeping up with comments left over the weekend, replying to emails, doing Etsy-related things. I’m also working on loads of new goodies for the Shoppe update next Monday (November 5)! I have lots of little treats and trifles to herald the holidays; many of them are perfect for not only adding a bit of charm to an outfit, but could be used for a package topper or stocking stuffer! I’ll also be offering the option of converting a pin into an ornament on select holiday pins. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks throughout the week and a special announcement closer to the weekend

I’m also designing some new tote bags, similar to the ones I donated to the Kim Family Auction last winter (you can see them here and here). I had such a lovely response to these designs then, and have been encouraged since to create some more. I daresay they’ll be up in the Shoppe later next month–and would make perfect gifts for a little someone who needs a bag to tote their treasures about! (Or a big someone, like me–I use my ladybird tote constantly!)

shattered silk I

I’ve been playing with my camera today; the sunlight was just too beautiful to pass up! Hence, the collection of pink dress photographs. Its a 1910s silk and net dress that I found in one of the boxes of vintage clothing my grandfather gave me. The silk is shattered (pretty completely), but the net is still in fine condition. I think I’ll probably be salvaging that at some point! But I thought the dress possessed a certain melancholy air, so of course I had to photograph it! More photos are located here.

shattered silk II

Well, I must get back to work; I’ve got lots of little things to finish making before the day is out!

Cheers & Creativity,
Casey [ email me ]

p.s. Attention Washington DC area readers: I have two tickets to the Decemberists concert on 11-9 at the 9:30 Club downtown. This particular show has sold out. I’ve had something come up, so I can’t go. However, I’m selling the tickets at cost, to anyone who is interested. Please drop me an email if you’re interested in these!