Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dress Up Time

Etsy Trio Tuesday is back! I thought I'd play dress up today without a worry or care about price or affordability. . . Because I'm on a budget, people! So I will lust and share these goodies with you and hope that they find a lovely home in someone else's arms. Here's my ideal outfit for a day full of adventure, finishing off with cocktails with friends in a dimly lit bar. . .

I can't get enough of the drama of this dress. The colors, the draping, the back! Oh-la-la! It's from the lush and lavish Etsy shop Boudoir Queen.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love to shop for jewelry, especially because I am a jewelry maker myself. I love to find designs that make me think "I never would have thought of that!" And I love to wear other jewelry maker's designs and gush about how much I love their work when others ask. This necklace would be quite easy to gush about. By Under A New Light.

I absolutely adore all of the bags in this shop. They're made from vintage and reclaimed materials, with classic styling and design to make them perfect for a lifetime! And I think the rusty orange colors would coordinate lovely with the dress I picked out above.

And at the last minute I realize I didn't pick out shoes. . . 
how about these?
I just discovered this vintage shop the other day when I was trolling around for shoes, and had a hard time resisting buying up half of the shop. It's pretty new, just opened in December, and has a very finely curated selection of vintage. Take a look at Rack Sabbath and see what you think! (Oh, and I absolutely adore her shop banner.)

I hope everyone has some time to play dress-up too!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Coming Back

Let's just be honest. The beginning of this year has gotten off to a bumpy start for me. I've been playing catch up on so many various facets of my life I sometimes feel as if I have no time to work. No good.

Needless to say, it's been quiet in these here parts. I'm back tho, and with a vengeance! Back to sharing what I love with you, back to sharing all that my hands make with you. And back with my Monday installment of Style & Reason.

I love these easy dresses and separates by Lauren Moffat, both for their seeming ease of wear and the flirty but slightly modest feel they all embody. 

I could see wearing the above dress to Sunday brunch and shopping with my gal friends. 

 this blue one (above) is my absolute favorite

and I'm a sucker for stripes

I hope everyone's week is off to a grand start!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Early Mornings

Something many of my friends don't know about me is that I LOVE to get up early. I love the feeling of rising before the rest of the world, getting an early start to my day. For me there is something magical about the morning time, more so than any other time of the day. (And, it satisfies the practical part of me that wants every day to feel productive.)

 early morning tea and reads



Here's to a happy weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Shop in the New Year

New shop in the New year!

You can now find Tangleweeds jewelry at CH Good Stock
4454A Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 

And the best part? I'll be working every Thursday from 11 am to 6pm. Stop on by and I can answer all of your jewelry related questions. Also, if you make a Tangleweeds purchase, I can adjust the length of most pieces on the spot. Some special customization that many of you know I already offer at all of the craft fairs I sell at.

Hope to see you there!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shopping for that someone special

Valentine's day is just a few weeks away! Definitely not too soon to start thinking about that special something for your someone special. With the coupon code "NewYear" you can get 30% off anything in my Etsy shop up until Valentine's day. Including these lovely mixed metal and whiskey quartz earrings, perfect for the elegant yet edge-y gal! Take a look in my shop and you'll find many great pieces for women of all sorts of tastes and styles.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I'll be vending at the 25th Street Collective in Oakland from 2 to 6pm. The Collective can be found on 25th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. I'll also be there representing Crumble Diamonds for Jeffrey Boozer, selling his screen-printed show posters and his new 2012 full moon calendar (a must for every art-y home!) And, to further entice you, all of my jewelry is 25% off today. . . Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Holidays

family, presents, trees with lights, cats and cat nip, fires, quiet times 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Sale of the Year

New year, new sales! I'm having a *Big* sale in my Etsy shop from now until Valentine's Day. Take 30% off all purchases with the coupon code "NewYear." (Make sure to type it in all as one word or Etsy won't recognize it.) It's a great chance to snag a late gift, something special for yourself (because you survived the crazy holiday season), or a Valentine's gift for your snuggle bunny, and all at great prices. And you're supporting handmade!

Monday, January 2, 2012


My "catch-all-let's-not-worry-about-expectations-or-practicalities-or-personal-realities-just-dreams-and-desires" New Year Resolutions!

1. Really listen to people
2. approach each day free of expectations
3. take the time to learn new things....
4. take some herbalism classes
5. take some jewelry making classes
6. learn how to make jam
7. STOP worrying about money
8. Take real days off
9. Stretch every single day
10. Stop giving my time and energy and resources to people and things that are not important to me
11. Write every single day
12. Wonder more
13. Gor for aimless walks
14. Spend time with friends more
15. Stop apologizing unnecessarily

What are yours?