Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Morning Blogging,Coffee and a New 'Geek Girls of Etsy' Spotlight on Wyrd And Wired!

I have to say, I love summer Sundays. We don't have to get up too early(although I still seem to anyways). I can relax, sip my iced coffee, spend time having an actual conversation with my kiddo,browse the internet,work on orders for my Etsy. It's nice to not have to adhere to a schedule, especially after the busy week we have had between graduations and birthdays
My youngest kiddo graduated from elementary school on Monday. I am both happy and sad the same time. SO very proud of his accomplishments,but not really sure where all the years have gone? Seems like just yesterday I was dropping him off for his first day of kindergarten.

Also this week, our oldest turned 21! Her dad and I met when she was in kindergarten,so I was not there for that first day of school for her but I remember all the others. It goes by in the blink of an eye,really.
She had to work the day of her birthday (as is life in the real 'grown up' world) so we had her celebration last   night. This is one of the dinner guests she invited over...

and her red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting being melted by all those candles...

So as said, BUSY week. Enjoying the opportunity to sit down right now,have a cup of iced coffee --Green Mountain Breakfast Blend with Coffee Mate 'Thin Mint' creamer via my Kuerig Vue...and yes, it is as yummy as it sounds. Even better in these cute mason tumblers I found at Walmart.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee while we check out our 'Geek Girls Of Etsy' featured shop of the day. Today our spotlight falls on Wyrd and Wired!
Here is a little bit about Cynthia is her own words--

I graduated from college with a degree in studio art and a concentration in computer graphics, but quickly found that I missed getting my hands on my work. A California vacation for graduation led to a flash of inspiration, which led me to a spool of craft wire and some craft glass. Once I discovered the joy of wire wrapping, I was hooked.

My jewelry art is constantly growing and changing, but some themes will always remain the same. I love the sparkle of sterling silver wire and how old things - be they techniques, images, or objects - can be made new again. From knit wire to reused game pieces, I hope you will find something in my collection that you love as much as I do.

And here is her shop intro:

We're never too old to play, and my jewelry reflects that. Recycled game pieces, old comic books, and more go into each fun piece. Dice earrings, comic jewelry, and other playful pieces remind us that there is always time to play. Old and new, whimsy and beauty, go hand and hand in my earrings, pendants, and other jewelry. Many of my materials are reused in new and creative ways.

There are a lot of great items in Cynthia's shop, and I love how she is recycling old items into new and exciting pieces. I think one of the things I liked most about her work was how it was focused on written words.I am a sucker for anything that gives new life to old comics,books and magazines. These are a few of my favorites.

Be sure to check out the rest of the wonderful items Cynthia has in her Etsy shop
and you can also find her on Wordpress

Thanks for checking in, and enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

New 'Geek Girls Of Etsy' Spotlight on Crystalcat1989!

Today's feature shines the spotlight on our own 'Geek Girls Of Etsy' team captain, Crystalcat1989,a.k.a. Crystal Simpson!

Here is Crystal's Etsy bio:
Who am I? I am a creative, fun loving geek. I love to read whether its a book, comic or manga. I also love video games, role playing games (DND), and board games. Since I was young I always loved doing crafts. Over the years I have learned to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, rug hooking, and some bead work. Everything I sell at this store is made by me and I hope that you enjoy my creations as much as I did making them.

I have a huge soft spot for needle-felted sculptures,and Pokemon...and when I saw this Jigglypuff it was love at first sight...

and THIS...most adorable Dalek ever!

Her bangle style,crocodile stitch cuffs are lovely and she hand spins her own wool to fabulous effect!
Love them.

Crystal also does some great cross stitch. I am a huge Pixie fan.
She had a lot of other choices listed as well.

you can check out Crystal's shop for more awesome and geektastic items here:
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Test post...

Trying a new blogger app via smartphone. This is a pic of my birthday present. Now I can drink ALL the coffees!!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Yay! An update (finally!),and a 'Geek Girls Of Etsy' Spotlight Feature on: ELEMENTEES!

Summer is finally here! Almost!                                                                                                          Here is the proof in my garden...

I do work through the summer, but my school load eases up for the summer for a couple of months and I am able to focus on fun stuff,like turning fabric strips like this:

into cool,summery pieces of jewelry like this bracelet:

I also have time to shop for fun findings. In this case,it is some jewelry that is going to be deconstructed down to parts, and then recycled into new pieces. I found these amazing ceramic beads at a favorite church thrift shop yesterday--total cost $1.00!

Also, at Saver's I found a huge bag of odds and ends with a lot of promising pieces in it. You can just see the potential!

Sam's favorite item in the bag--a Star Trek rank insignia!

I do love thrift shopping :)

Next up, let's get to our featured 'Geek Girls Of Etsy' Shop of the Day!
Today our spotlight falls on: ELEMENTEES
I love Catherine's tag line: Elementees: Tee shirts for the nerd in us all...
Here is a bit of Carherine's bio from her Etsy shop:

Hello and welcome to my shop. I am a stay at home mom who worked for years as an art director before having kids. Having been inspired to do artistic things since I was a child, I now draw inspiration from my husband and four kids. My oldest (a lover of science) came home from school one day and excitedly told me that you could spell cabbage using the periodic table. That got my creative juices flowing. I alphabetized the periodic table first and then sat with a dictionary to come up with as many fun words as possible. Next was coming up with images to compliment the words. Alas, I still am at a loss for a cabbage image. The results are in my shop, with new words and ideas developing all the time. Have a look and enjoy!

As a teacher myself,this was the first shirt that caught my eye...

Love this nautical one...

Jaws, anyone???

and my absolute favorite is the 'Caffeine' shirt
(comes in 'Expresso', too, if you need extra energy!)

You can find Catherine's amazing tees here:
Be sure to check her shop out!