Monday, January 17, 2011
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”!
Posted by Jackie at 9:01 PM
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!
Posted by Jackie at 9:00 PM
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!
Posted by Jackie at 8:35 PM