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If Only… June 29, 2008

There are a few reasons I would want, if possible, to join Marty McFly in going back the future. Some big and some small. One of the smallish yet still important would be my wedding. Well the decorations to be specific. We had a totally simple and beautiful wedding in my grandmas backyard in Newport Beach, CA overlooking the ocean. We had all the flowers we could afford and a lot of tule, which is the cheepest way to wedding up a place. One of the things I would change is my bouquet. While mine was amazing, full of flowers of all types of colors and textures, It has since faded and fallen apart. I would order a beautiful button bouquet from Lil Fish Studios. Most of my friends are already married and on their way into parenthood but to anyone that I come across who is going to tie the knot will get this suggestion.
Lil Fish Studio is the work of Lisa Jordan.

I live in the woods surrounded by nature, which is often reflected in my craftwork. I work mostly with recycled or repurposed materials and enjoy giving a creative second life to discarded materials. You’ll also find me painting on occasion and I am currently working on a series of textural landscapes.


Christmas in June June 22, 2008

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So I am just way too excited not to share with you my newest Spoonflower fabric design. I know I am a little crazy but it is so fun. I am awaiting my first order of swatches. Yay!
CraftStylish contacted Spoonflower asking for holiday themes designs they will use in a holiday mention of Spoonflower. So here is my submission. :) Let me know what you think!


Spoonflower Fun June 19, 2008

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So I happened upon an amazing new company Spoonflower while making my daily visit to Emily Martin’s blog.

Spoonflower gives individuals the power to print their own designs on fabric that they can then use to make quilts, clothes, pillows, blankets, framed textile art and many, many other things that might surprise you.

Right now they are in the Beta stage so you have to put your name on a list to be invited. And I got one! Yipee! I have been learning tons about Photoshop/Gimpshop and am having so much fun coming up with fabric design ideas. I wanted to show you a sweet example of a fabric design and the finished product.
Here is okiegirl97’s design
and here is the finished work.


Mosaic Monday June 15, 2008

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Just beacause it is Monday… Heeeehaaaay!


Wunderful Wunderkind part 2

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Well I promised you updates on the amazing and magical custom order from Wunderkind so here they are. I cant even put in words how excited I am about my new friendship with the awesome couple at Wunderkind. Yay! Woopie! Horay!


All Buttoned Up June 7, 2008

Filed under: Crafty Supplies — mayabella @ 11:29 pm

I finally sorted through my button collection and added a few piles more. Some vintage some antique. Sorting through beautiful buttons I find myself wondering what sweater or dress they came from. Who wore them? Was it their favorite? Did they hate when their mom made them wear it?