Friday, January 28, 2011

DIY Valentine banner!

Happy Friday everyone! I have been a busy bee getting the shop all pretty for Valentine's day! I thought I would share a simple DIY for a pretty felt heart banner like the one I made for my Valentine themed table. :)

It is so simple.. all you need is a few pieces of pretty felt & a hot glue gun. I cut out about 9 hearts to make the banner shown in pics. I put a dab of hot glue on the very edge of the heart and overlapped the very edges to keep them joined togther. If you can sew you could sew them as well. That is about it. :) You could do different shapes and colors add ribbon or buttons (I used push pins to hang it on the wood table)!

It is a really cute way to decorate your house, bedroom or anything really.. it would be soo cute for a Valentine themed party!

The shop is open 10-5 today. I also am having quite a few sales at the shop... a few select items are 20% off, fancy headbands are now ONLY $10.00 (That is 1/2 off & I don't have many left!) as well as kistchy earrings buy 1 get 1/2 off!

Have a great weekend!! xo!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I had to close a little early today! I have a sick little boy at home. I apologize for any inconvenience. Mama first.. shop owner second!

Thank you for understanding!

New goodies!

New goodies just arrived from Molly of Whimsy house.. Including these ADORABLE heart broaches! I love the mix of felt & lace!

and sweet new hair pin sets..

I love this super fun necklace! The lace button detail is the cutest!

and I just got in more handmade pocket mirrors from Space oddities. They would make great Valentine gifts!

Shop hours are 10-5 today!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

glitter n hearts...

New glitter heart hair pins now at the shop!

They are limited edition! Available in 2 colors.. red & pink! annd they are only $3. each.

I think they would look so pretty in your hair on Valentine's day!!

Shop hours are 10-5 today!

Monday, January 24, 2011


My b&m shop may be closed on Mondays.. but guess what?? You can shop my etsy shop anytime you like! I just added some of my soy candles in tins & have plans to add a few Valentine soy candles soon.

Keep checking back .. I have been trying to add new things daily!
Happy Monday! xo!

Friday, January 21, 2011

In LOVE with red..

cute red (&white) heart hair bows (handmade by me)..

pretty red sweater by The Painted Daisy..

and new heart hair pin sets.. ( you may recognize the cards.. I recycled the holiday cards that didn't sell into accessory cards )

we have them in, crystal clear, pink & red..

and the sweetest red flower headband by glitter workshop.. (How cute for your Valentine's day attire!)

Shop hours are 10-5 today & 10-3(new Saturday hours) tomorrow!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


We LOVE the Midwest! Midwest is Best tee's are back in stock at the shop sizes S-XL in stock.

and pretty things for our hair like this new headband..

and this one! I only have 2 of these so hurry in!

Shop hours are 10-4 today!! I have lots of pretty new things in.. come in & check it all out!
Have a great day!!! xo!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Brr.. it is supposed to get pretty cold this week! Well good thing Jenny from the Painted Daisy brought in more of her beautiful Mix it up sweaters & arm warmers. I also have new hats from Tizzy Dee.. including an adorable Sock Monkey hat as well as wrist warmer & headbands sets.

Amanda just dropped off some really cute new shorter cowls with vintage buttons as well as some longer cowls in really fun colors. I love them! Remember the cute bear hat I was modeling the other day.. well Jess sent some bigger sizes! Yay! I will have more pics soon

...and pony tail holders are back in stock. I have soo many cute prints & they make great gifts!

We are running a few sales at the shop too.. so stop on down & check everything out! Hours are 10-5 today!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Fall in LOVE with handmade ... Trunk show!

I will be a vendor at The glitter workshop's first ever trunk show. Naomi has come up with a fun idea for regular trunk shows in the back or her ADORABLE shop in Madison! The 1st one is Feb. 6th 10-4 at the Glitter Workshop 6138 Mineral Point rd. in the Homestead shops, (on the West side) Madison!

Come and see me there as well as a handful of very talented ladies.. there will also be treats while you shop!!

featuring.. glitter Workshop, dainty daisies, Kim's crafty apple, Space Oddities, The Painted Daisy & Whimsy House.

I am a bit behind on blogging.. but catching up on everything else so that is good! I have spent most of the day cleaning my house, laundry & making some yummy, yummy smelling candles for the shop!

See you tomorrow 10-5!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Etsy shop..

One of my many new years resolutions is to keep my etsy shop current & filled with new handmade goodies! I am slowly adding things.. I have to say photography is not my strong point soo I am doing my best to make the pictures decent! ;)

I have added some cute reclaimed scarves with fun appliques..

Valentine hair pins & rings...

and vintage inspired purses..

plus if you are from Oshkosh I will refund shipping.. just enter in note to seller "Oshkosh" & I will ship your item(s) or you can pick it up at my shop! ;)

I also have plans to add some vintage. I have some really cute dresses in the shop from the 60's - early 80's!

The shop is open today 10-4!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fun new jewelry by Prettifications!

I just started carrying some fun new jewelry handmade by Cyndi of Prettifications out of Madison! I love her vintage style & use of color! They fit right in here at my shop! :) Everything is soo pretty! I know my pics. don't her beautiful jewelry any justice!

We just got in a new batch of mix it up sweaters. arm warmers, new vintage,knit cowls in pretty colors & I finally made some new purses w/ vintage enamel broaches! They are all so pretty.. made with fun polyesters or vintage corduroy! Super durable & machine washable!

Hours are 10-5 today! Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


is Tuesday.. yes it is! Lol! My Tuesdays always feel like bad Mondays to me (well not always but today started off a little rough again!)

however I got to the shop & got right to work! We are back to regular hours now..

Sunday & Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-5
Wed. 10-5
Thur. 10-4
Fri 10-5
Sat. 10-2

I have been working on lots of cute Valetine's goodies & I have some new inventory to share.. here are a few new goodies..

Valentine bobbies & rings...

and the most adorable bear hat from Little Dandelion Studios! (she sent lots of cute
kiddo hats & the bigger sizes do fit adult heads.. well this one did anyhow &
I think it must to go home with me! )

Stop in & check out all our new goodies.. I have lots of new vintage, candles, hats, headbands, wrap skirts & purses! I will be a busy blogger this week!

Have a great day!

p.s. Dexter is back at the shop with me this week! ;)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Our Sunday..

started with this.. a quick little run to my favorite antique store on my way to my not so favorite trip to the grocery store. (I really dislike grocery shopping!)

I picked up this sweet vintage heart shaped cookie cutter for $1. and since we had never gotten around to making those Christmas cookies .. I had everything I needed to make these!

Jada & I made these special for Jake & Max while they were in the Man cave.. Lol (our family room in the basement)! They turned out soo cute & so much less stress then baking Christmas cookies.

I have been busy sewing today & I have more cute vintage to bring to the shop tomorrow!! Shop hours are back to normal this week. I am thinking about changing Saturday hours to 10:30-2. Stay tuned!

Happy Monday!! xo!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


I just got this new headband handmade by Tiny Bazaar on Etsy! I love it.. I think my dolls do too!

Happy weekend! xo!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Me & You!

I found the sweetest vintage mugs while thrifting the other day! I knew they would make the cutest set of candles for my shop! I used the yummiest french vanilla scent. These will be sold as a set.

I have finished lots of fun goodies for the shop but I have plenty left to do.. today is full of running errands, taking my old sewing machine in.. YAY! It still has warranty left.. and sewing up wrap skirts later & a valentine banner idea that I actually made last year.. but it never made its way to the shop!

p.s. I am thinking about opening the shop tomorrow 11:15-2:00. My son has a basketball game in the morning! See you tomorrow!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dexter wants to say Hi!

Dexter wanted to say Hi! :) He is getting sooo big! I have been working from home all week & it feels great to get caught up!

I spent Monday in Milwaukee with my friend Laurie and came home with some fun things for the shop! I also found these ADORABLE vintage hats yesterday. I washed them all up & they will be heading to the shop with me next week.. along with all the yummy candles I have been making!

Have a great day! I am off to sew!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 is off to a good start!

2011 is off to a good start for me! I have been busy reorganizing my sewing room.. getting caught up on paper work and all that end of year stuff I am behind on! I decided to close the shop this week to allow me some time to get caught up.. it is just me running the show & sometimes I need a little break to get reinspired & regrouped.

I have rewarded myself with this sweet gal! She came in the mail yesterday.. I love her so much!

While I was organizing my sewing room I came across lots of prints & things that I love & kind of forgot about. I made up a cute new collage for inspiration on the wall above my sewing machines! It is filled with a few things that make me happy!

annnnd I just ordered lots of pretty fabrics to be made into new wrap skirts! I have plans on making purses again too. One of my New years resolutions is to get more of my own projects done & fill the shop with more of my work!

Speaking of making more of my own goods.. I think I am going to make a few more candles tonight for the shop . I love making them! :)

Happy 2011 to you!

p.s. I am closed all week, but shop hours will be back to normal next Tuesday! Thanks for understanding!