Monday, December 5, 2011

It's Been a Loooong Time...

This last year and a half kinda flew by! With work and life, and mainly work, I haven't had enough hours in a day to achieve all the things I'd love to do. Hopefully, with the new year, I'll be able to prioritize my work and life a little better.

Anyway, I was recently invited to participate in a holiday craft show at a local senior community. It was a wonderful experience, being able to provide a festive atmosphere and to bring art into the lives of the residence. I was also very fortunate to meet a few very talented artists and makers! One of them is Min from Bottle Of Clouds. In addtition to the beautifully sewn wallets in her Etsy shop, she also creates the most whimsical and beautiful rings and hair accessories! Please check out her wonderful little shop:

Since this is my first craft show and I had major time constraints, I had to get pretty creative with my table display. Take a look at the following pictures of the show and take a guess at what my greeting card display is made of? :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Custom Designs for a Yarn Shop

It's been awhile since I've posted! Life just threw me a few curve balls and I'm trying real hard to deal with them. Anyway, I finally finished designing and making a couple of designs for my mom's yarn shop in Pasadena, CA. It's called Skein, and it's an incredible yarn store for those who love to knit, and beginners who'd like to try (they've got amazing on-site teachers!). Honestly, I haven't been there for a few years, but she'd always have the best yarns that ranges from affordable to exquisite! In fact, this previous summer was the 10th year anniversary (which she completely forgot!), and I must say it is an amazing feat to own a yarn shop in Los Angeles for that long!

For those of you who live in, and/or planning to visit Southern California and are in need of beautiful yarn, please check out Skein! Maybe you'll get to see some of my goodies live! :)

(This is a little sign I made for her shop for her 10th year anniversary!)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Getting More Organized...

...Or try to. Because of the inconsistency of sales in my Etsy shop, there are a few little details I have been ignoring ever since I opened last September. If you have been reading this blog, you probably know that I finally printed out some business cards a couple months ago. I'm not sure how I operated this long without them, but I now finally have something nice to include with people's purchases!

Anyway, I came across a box of die-cut cards the other day and thought, "hmm...these will be great as 'thank you' notes..." After stamping on a few of them, they are indeed wonderful and simple as 'thank you' notes. I must say that my packaging has come a long way since the beginning. I used to buy the envelopes on my way to the post office, and I would grab the closest piece of paper to write my thank yous on it. Now, I have the same mailing envelopes (all hand-stamped), business cards, and thank you cards. I feel so organized and ready! :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thrift-store Shopping...

This has been a great week for me so far! I invited my boss and co-workers over for a little lunch before work on Monday, and somehow I got that night off! I was ecstatic! I had a really rough and long night on Sunday that I didn't even think I could've work through another night at the restaurant. So the surprise day-off was a godsend! On top of that, I found out accidentally that one of my tags were among the features for one of the Storque articles! I was definitely pleasantly surprised and confused because it took me a couple of days to figure out which one it was. It was an article about the latest trends and things to look for, I'm very honored that my tags are part of this, click here for the article and to view the wonderful collection!

Anyway, my boyfriend and I went to the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse today in Oakland to see what they have right now, and we found some useful stuff. He wants to make some wind chimes with apothecary bottles that they have there, and I found an old-school trivet. So we both left happy! :)

(So cool! It stretches out!)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Nostalgic Moments...

Even though these couple of days have been my day offs, they have been kind of blah. I should be happy and out doing things, especially since the weather has been amazing here, but I just feel exhausted and listless. I have also started to reminisce the good ol' days, when life was simpler...

Anyway, while I was in this mood, I curated another treasury which I've named, A Little Bit of Nostalgia. I hope you enjoy it, and don't forget to leave a comment for these wonderful artists! :)

Let's hope the days get better...

Friday, June 11, 2010


Yay! The treasury I curated the other day made Etsy's front page this morning! I'm so happy! I would like to thank all the sellers that made these beautiful items! :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Etsy's Front Page!!! Yay!!!

I can't believe it! One of my tags are on Etsy's front page!! I'm so excited! It has always seem like such an unattainable goal! Anyway, please check out this wonderful collection curated by blockpartypress! Thank you!