Friday, December 31

Carry On

I will probably be less present on Etsy and here on my blog due to some family health issues. Just so no one thinks I've abandoned Etsy and disappeared into the night. Things are tough right now, but we'll get through it somehow.

Print by Please Be Still

Sunday, December 12

Front Door: Before & After

When we first moved here 6 years ago, the front door was always a special part of the house. It was one of the few original peices left (almost) intact. The beauty was there, but it needed some help. The bottom panel was cracked, as well as some of the glass.. and I don't have to mention the terrible paint job.

I went back and forth on wether or not to keep the wood detailing on the front of the door. While it wasn't my style, part of me wanted to keep it unchanged, in honor of all the things I wish had never been changed by family's past. Once I saw it stripped down, the choice was obvious to me. It fits us so much better this way. Bradley did an amazing job on it, and learned how to do stained glass so he could create the address panel in the bottom, and fix the cracks on top. He added the hardware for the transom window on top, and gave her other fixtures a shiny new makeover. One of my favorite parts is how it revealed all of the old nail holes where curtains would have been from generations of people before us. It's a very visual reminder of the history that it's been through.

Thursday, December 2

New Wreath!

This one is so fresh out of the crafty oven.. it's still warm! I wasn't in a wreathy mood until I crusied down the yarn isle at the store and spotted this super thick yarn in these gorgeous colors.. that's all it took! I kind of want to keep it for myself, but I must resist!

JJ's Faves

Meet Jennifer! We met in third grade and have been bff's ever since. She runs the Etsy shop Craftstatic where she sells handmade and vintage goods.  Not only is she a great friend, and just generally awesome, she has great taste too so I am digging through her Etsy favorites to share with you!
Victoraian style keyhole necklace from Grigio Design
Zombie Golden Girls from Chuck Hodi
Trailer Birdhouse from Jumahl
Leather Wristband from Art of Spirit Leatherworks
Traffic Light Light from Primary Redux
Plaid Cameo Necklace from the Mix Shop
Dangers of Wearing a Corset Embroidery from Thread of Consciousness

My Favorite Bike Print from Juxtaposed Design
Patchwork Cloud Brooch by Handmade Pretties