Monday, January 17, 2011


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." MLK

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Yesterday was a just a blur of hot glue, hand stitching, glitter and feathers. Shortly after I woke up I received an email requesting 10 of one of the fascinators in my shop to be used for bridal party headpieces. Luckily I had the supplies on hand to make 10 of them) I don’t usually have that many of one thing since I am a new shop and since a lot of my jewelry pieces are vintage. I spent all day making them and got them boxed up and shipped them out this morning. It was my first big order so it was exciting but very stressful :)
After that whole thing, I started thinking about getting more supplies on hand incase this becomes a regular thing… making multiples of an item for bridal parties or what have you I mean. So, I just placed a big order of metal hair combs and pins and some feathers. I was a girl scout growing up so I decided to “Be Prepared”!


Last night I had a dream… a dream that I was decoupaging the entire exterior of my home with tabloids. The bad tabloids, you know… “Bigfoot Kept Lumberjack as Love Slave” or “Abraham Lincoln Really a Woman”. It was AMAZING! Someday maybe I will do it for real :)

I will decoupage anything with anything. My family and friends would attest to it! I have countless decoupage suitcases, boxes, frames, etc. around my home. I remember in high school I convinced a couple of my closest friends that it was a really good idea to decoupage shoes. They looked awesome but it turned out to be less than practical. HaHa I am completely against ever getting a tattoo simply because I don’t like anything enough to put it on my body permanently but I must say that Mod Podge is pretty darn close to being tattooed across my forehead!


I think that it’s always nice to know who you’re talking to… so, here I am:

My name is Jackie and I am 23 years old and currently live in central Oregon. I moved back here after a 4 year stint in Los Angeles. While living in LA I attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising as an interior design major and also worked for a well-known interior designer for a period of time.
After moving back to my hometown in Oregon I found myself in need of something to occupy my free time so this small town didn’t drive me crazy. Making things beautiful is my passion. Whether it’s decorating a living space or gluing rhinestones and feathers together, nothing makes me happier. I am just a crafting fool!! I have always been quite crafty so it seemed like a natural decision to begin making handmade items for sale.
I began putting some of my craft projects, fascinators specifically, in my Etsy shop about a week ago. I have made one sale so far and am encouraged and eager to really start advertising and also adding some more of my art. So far so good though!