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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Experimenting With My New Camera

Always in a hurry.
Last week while zipping through the kitchen with camera in hand, I caught the strap to my camera on a drawer pull. It yanked the camera out of my hand, slammed it to the floor and sent it skidding across the kitchen, where it hit head on, into the base of a cabinet.
Totally demolishing my camera.
The new one arrived today.
It's going to take some getting used to.

Hopefully I'll get the hang of it.
Have a lovely evening everyone!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wearable Art

Hi Everyone!
Today I am going to share with you some beautiful, wearable art.
All are for sale on Etsy.
Peacock Fascinator by Andrea Larko.

Flower Zipper Brooch by Odile Gova.

Vintage Cat Pin by Jamie Kennedy.
Wooden Vessel Pendant by Lisa Jordan.

Crocheted Choker by Sophie Goss.

Ceramic Buttons by Anita Larko.

I have been working on some new projects to share with you and will have them posted as soon as my new camera arrives. I've been without a camera for the past week and it's making me crazy.
As soon as the new one gets here and I figure out how to use it, I will be posting photos of new jewelry designs, baskets, and lots of antique and vintage goodies. All will be for sale in my Etsy Shops.
Until then, take a minute to browse some of the beautiful shops listed above.
Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sweet Baby Moccs

Aren't these the sweetest little baby moccs you've ever seen?
They were made by my dear friend Sophie.

You can purchase these darling little moccs from Sophie's Etsy shop.

Just $10.00 per pair.
Besides these sweet little booties, Sophie sells handmade hats and greeting cards.
Lovely gifts at affordable prices.

Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

For The Birds

Spring is here.
The birds are singing and looking for places to build their nests.
Here is a little bird haven that I've created.
It's crocheted with jute in freeform style.

Soon the flowers will be blooming.
I crocheted a jute vase for holding flowers that have been dried.

With Easter coming up soon, I've been making baskets for holding chocolate bunnies and eggs.
I've added some fringy silk fiber to this one.

A simple hotpad made of jute.

You can find these items for sale in my Etsy shop.
I will be adding even more new items made from jute later in the week.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Antiques In The Office

Saturday was a wonderful day of treasure hunting with my husband.
We picked up this lovely old desk, which inspired me to spend Sunday organizing my office.
I don't think it's your typical office.
It's a room that holds a lot of small antiques, packaging supplies for my etsy shops, and my computer.
These photos aren't the greatest due to the gloomy gray rainy day, but I haven't been posting much, so I thought I'd use them anyway.

Now, I just need to organize the rest of this place.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Eggs In A Row

Most of the baskets I've been working on are round.
Like this one.
Here is a rectangular one.
I called this one...
Eggs In A Row
It's available here.
It is 6 inches long and 3 inches wide, and comes with 3 brown, paper mache eggs.

I think it's the perfect little thing for a country, farmhouse, kitchen.
Don't you?

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Crusty Loveliness

Yesterday was such a wonderful day here. No snow, no rain, and the temperature was above freezing.
Tommy and I set out on a day long treasure hunt.
I found some lovely items for RECONSIDERED and a few things for myself as well.
We purchased a huge mantelpiece for a fireplace that we will pick up later in the week and I found this crusty old architectural piece.
While I was cleaning it, I wondered where it came from and what the building might have looked like.
Did it come from someone's home or maybe a carriage house?
There's so much romance in things so old.
I think most people would look at this and say it's junk, but I look at it and see beauty.
This crusty piece will be a part of my decor.
Maybe tucked between some pretty potted plants
on that mantel we have yet to bring home.
I'm pretty sure this crusty treasure will be showing up again in some future photos, looking lovely and making me wonder still about the history of this amazing piece of something.
Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Silver Fern

Recently, I had a request for some jewelry.
I hadn't made anything new for a while, so I spent the past few evennings working on this necklace.
It's called The Silver Fern.
As you can see, it looks like a silver fern unfolding.

I purchased this amazing lampwork bead from JanzArt AFiberJourney.
Her work is beautiful!
This is the back of the pod which holds the bead.
I used this gorgeous, antique glass, button as the closure for this piece.

If you're into beads or buttons, you should check out both of these Etsy shops.

And here is the finished photo of The Silver Fern Necklace.
I'm really pleased with this piece.
I had fabulous supplies to work with and that makes all the difference.

Thank you for stopping by!
Big hugs to you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Grand Reopening

Hello everyone!
I am happy to say that UMELECKY has reopened with a new line of products for you and your home.
For right now, I have listed several Natural Jute Items and some Linen Apples.
I am working on some New Jewelry Designs and will be listing them soon.
Crocheted jute baskets, containers and mug mats.
Linen Apples

Please stop over and take a peek!

Thank you all so much for your time and your kind comments!

Wedding Favors

I've had a request for some of my lavender sachets as possible wedding favors.
I've made three different samples.
There are some made with antique feed sacks, some with unbleached muslin, and some with natural linen.

I think these are such a lovely idea for a summer wedding.

Thanks for stopping by!