Friday, July 24, 2009

Our new art line revealed today!

Hi there :)
I have been very busy creating all sorts of new art and am VERY HAPPY to announce our new art line - Fashionistas!
Check it out here: and go to the Fashionista section :)
I have also listed the Barbie/Barenaked Ladies box and some new tins!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

It's Destash time :D

Happy Holiday weekend, all! :D
Today, in between bouts of doing housework, I was able to take a batch of Destash pictures for posting in my Destash shop (
I added a whole bunch of Ephemera (some of it vintage!) and calendars :D
Come take a peek!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Blankets galore :)

Greetings from Baby Blanket Central :)
I have been crocheting my fingers off lately, making baby blankets. My niece needed a new "magic blanket" (aka "woobie" or "goo-ga") which I made from mossy green Moda Dea yarn, so fluffy! My new niece or nephew to be is getting what I call the Auntie Heather Special - every new baby that comes to my family gets 1 rainbow wool blanket from me and I buy the hand spun hand dyed yarn from a friend of mine, which makes the blanket that much more special :). The last 2 "Specials" were simple Granny Squares (red in the middle, working its way out to purple along the outside), which work perfectly in the car. This new blanket will have 12 squares, each color will be its own square, then all joined together and topped off with a non-gender-specific ruffle along the edge :)
This baby will also be getting a blanket in "nursery colors" (this time the colors are cocoa, blue, yellow) and mom may be getting a cocoa colored chenille shawl :)
I also have a blanket that I have been working on sporadically (because the pattern is a little complicated, so I really have to concentrate), but I think I need to get more yarn for that one :)
I am also thinking about making a granny triangle shawl, which I just found a great pattern for. I'll let you know how that works out!
In other news, I finally seem to have tamed my yarn stash (I think *lol*). I separated out the wool from "everything else", which was daunting, seeing that the wool fills an entire (overflowing!) tub, while the "everything else" almost fills the tub it is in. Then I have a small container of special baby yarn (like the Moda Dea and a little bit of angora). I am happy to say that this experiment seems to be working well because I was able to easily reach into the stash and pull out exactly what I needed for my niece's "magic blanket" replacement :)
Other than all that *wink*, it's all quiet here :D
Hope all is well in your world!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Decadence Destash now open for business :)

Happy Memorial Day weekend, faithful readers :) I hope that you are enjoying beautiful weather and fun things during this long weekend.
I am happy to report that I have finally been successful in opening my destash shop, Decadence Destash -
Right now I have some pin up girl ephemera packs listed, but I will be listing other items very soon, so keep an eye on the shop and the blog.
Also, if you are looking for something specific, let me know and I will see if I have it :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Etsy Store and Ron & Fez!

Hello, faithful readers! :) I am sorry (again!) that I have been away for so long.
David (the bf) returned from Mexico (far away from the swine flu!) last week so we have been very busy!
In other news, last week I called in to my favorite radio show, Ron & Fez (noon-3, XM 202). It seems that one of the staff members, "East Side" Dave MacDonald, didn't see the point in giving his wife (a pregnant mom of a 1 year old) a Mother's Day gift (!). His reasoning, it seems, is that she's not *his* mom and the kids can give her gifts and cards when they get a bit older. So I called in, mentioned that I have an Etsy shop and would love to *donate* a Mother's Day gift for his wife :)
The another staff member contacted me later, got all of my info and told me to expect an email from Dave. Dave thanked me for the offer of a gift and gave me the address.
Long ago, when I started my Etsy shop, I did jewelry. So I picked one of the (imho) beautiful and funky necklaces that I had created, boxed it in a repurposed Altoid tin (so he wouldn't have to wrap the gift) and sent it along :)
I mentioned in my cover letter that I also do baby clothes and plan to send along a baby gift once the baby is born.
I was promised a mention for my Etsy store. I am SO excited :)
I have relisted a group of my cigar boxes (because I mentioned them in the original call) and jewelry (because that is what I sent along). I can't wait to see what happens!
I'll keep you posted :D

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile!
Had to get the bf ready to go away for a month (which, at times, took up the entire house). Then I spent 2 weeks quitting smoking, spring cleaning (still in progress) and crocheting for the La Leche League conference on April 17 & 18 (Farmington, CT Marriott, if you are interested in attending)
All is well, but still extremely busy!! :)

Friday, March 27, 2009

It's Craft Show Set-Up Day!!!

Happy Friday! :)
Today is craft show set up day, and I am still putting the last minute touches on a few pieces (it happens every year!)
I finished up a new box last night involving beach grass and Christmas lights (now where is that extention cord?) and today I finished up a special cigar box (it has a drawer). I will let it dry tonight so I can bring it with me tomorrow.
We loaded product pictures onto the digital photo frame last night, and I will bring that with me tomorrow as well (ah, another use for the missing extention cord!).
Earlier in the week I had a nightmare about missing set up day, causing me to be behind the 8 ball all day Saturday, fumbling with my table and looking like a doofus.
Well, it almost came true! My lovely bf had to leave last night for a show today. No sooner did he leave that I realized that I had promised to bring my own table to the show and it was locked up in the trailer *and I had no key*!!! Total panic!
After a brief flurry of texts and a phone call, David calmly explained that the table is in the trailer and the keys were at home and not with him.
After I set up today, I will make a list of last minute things that I need to bring with me (like price signs!) tomorrow. I am sure it will go flawlessly :D
I still have another cigar box wall-art project rambling in my head, but it hasn't taken full shape just yet...
I'll let you know :D

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's Wednesday! :^O

I have been so busy since I last posted!
On Friday, David (my bf) and I had a nice dinner with a friend from out of town. Indian food rocks :D
On Saturday, we got up *really early* (for a Saturday, that is!) so we could travel to North Adams, MA. David had 2 full length fundraiser shows and I went with him because this is a show that I booked for him 3 years ago & he has been going back ever since :). We enjoyed a nice day of shows, an early dinner at The Red Carpet (a homey little restaurant that serves wonderful food!) and then it was home again for a nice long sleep.
Sunday found us hanging out with our family, especially our little nieces! We haven't seen them in 2 weeks and, boy, have they grown! It is thanks to the little ones that I have started my kid's line :D
And, speaking of product, I have been making more longies, 2 more pair, in fact. Not bad for spending the weekend on the road!
I *finally* nailed down a diaper wrap pattern that I am happy with and also found a sweater pattern for the little ones :)
I still have (at least) 1 more cigar box to take to the craft fair *this weekend* (eek!). Other than that, I am so ready to go :)

Friday, March 20, 2009

New completed project

Today I *finally* started and finished a cigar box art project that I have had in my head for almost 2 years. Yay! :)
I am a *huge* Barenaked Ladies fan and love the song Beautiful (off of one of their BLAM albums). In my mind, there was a doll on one side of the box, all pinned in and restrained (because being beautiful isn't as easy as it seems) with piano wire and a super soft yarn (the sweet and sour of life) and linoleum behind her (a kitchen floor from another BNL Blam song *g*). On the inner lid of the cigar box, I saw a sky with fluffy clouds. And all over the doll, tucked into the wires and yarn, are the lyrics of Beautiful.

I had my bf drill holes into the sides of the cigar box so I could weave the wire and yarn through and pin the doll in.

And this morning, after 2 years, I started and finished the project :) I am VERY happy with the results.

I can't wait to hear what you think :)

Craft show prep

Yesterday I had planned on only doing a *few* things for the upcoming Wood Memorial Library craft show on March 28.
I ended up making 6 new cigar boxes, "fixing" 1 cigar box & creating 10 cigarette cases!
Today (so far), I have picked out a few more cigar boxes and packed them up for easy transport next Saturday.
In other news, I am still working on my kid's line for Decadence Kids and just picked up another craft show in April at Le Leche League. When I have further details, I'll post them :D

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Welcome to my blog!
Today I am working on getting items together for the Wood Memorial Library Craft Show.
The show will be held at the library itself (783 Main St South Windsor, CT 06074) on Saturday March 28 from 9 to 4.
I am usually up on the second floor. Stop by, say hi and get a free gift for mentioning my blog :D
This will be my 3rd year at the show and I plan on bringing my new kid's items (bibs, longies, shorties, etc) and some cigar boxes because the women that run the show specially requested them.
Right now, I am working on a pair of red wool shorties (aka soakers) and have to put some final touches on at least 1 cigar box.
My craft room/office looks like a yarn factory blew up in there (grin), so I have to straighten up in there, too! :)
I hope to see you at the craft show!