Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Goodies in the Shop (finally...)

I must admit that lately I've had a hard time working.
I'm just enjoying the summer too much with my girls.
Which isn't a bad thing... we've been having lots of fun.
Playdates, day trips, ice cream, chillin' by the kiddie pool...
Trying to squeeze out every possible bit of fun of these fabulous summer days.
My Little One will be heading to kindergarten in September, so these are our last days before she enters school and has a lot less free-time.
But, I've also been promising a shop update since early June.
These boxes and piles of goodies that I've been collecting are starting to make me dizzy... heehee.
Even though we are still in the middle of summer, I know that many of us are starting to think about projects for the Fall. I've added some fabulous new things to the shop that would be perfect for these creations.

Vintage 1940's fabric scraps. Delicious colors and pretty floral prints.

Lots of vintage ephemera.

New colors of German Scrap, including this yummy chocolate border. Also, two styles of a matte orange border, perfect for Halloween! (Plus many re-stocks.)

Lots of the velvet flowers and leaves have been re-stocked, plus new colors of the flat blossoms and these shimmery velvet leaves.

You can see all of the newbies here!

I'm also happy to share that Kari has asked me to be a guest designer on her Sweet and Sinister Halloween Blog! I'm so excited and have a million ideas brewing for fun Halloween projects! You can read all about it here. The swap part is full, but you can still sign up to be a part of the blog fun... full of ideas and inspiration!

And finally, Speckled Egg will be celebrating its 4th birthday in a few weeks! I'm working on some fun giveaways, free gifts, crafty tutorials, and a new swap. I can't wait!!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Jewels of the Sea

Thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes! I had a wonderful day with my girls including lunch, shopping, and a trip to Chuck E Cheese's (that's what happens when you let a 5 year old be the event planner:). We had a great time though! My sweetie had to work a realllly long day, but I let him off the hook since he snuck out for an hour to bring me one of these. Yummmm.

I stretched the birthday festivities all week. Lunch with my best friend, a day trip to visit my sister, dinner at my parents. I'm officially having a "birthweek" from now on... one day just isn't long enough to get everything in!

Also be sure to stop by and send some birthday wishes to my friends Beth and Mel.
They're July babies too!

In other news, the Jewels of the Sea Swap that I'm hosting is wrapping up. You can see some of the fabulous pendants that the players created here. Really gorgeous stuff!

These are the ones that I made. I finally put to use some of the vintage components that I've been hoarding! These were made with a vintage chandelier crystal, pearls, and glass beads. I really love the colors... it's actually the same palette of colors found throughout my house. Lots of shades of whites with some aqua, light green, and a touch of pink.

I guess that's all for now... time to get back to packing orders. I have several boxes (and random piles) of goodies to add to the shop as well. I've been promising them to you for a while now, haven't I? Soon, I promise. For real, this time! :)

Have a great weekend!!!