Fancy Shop Update for Fall

Monday, August 30, 2010


This update has been a long time coming. I have finally gotten a chance to squeeze in a photo shoot in order to update items for the end of summer and beginning of fall. There are really some exquisite pieces in this update. As you can see I have two new models, Christian (my roomie), and Emma. Both wonderfully beautiful ladies, it was so easy to get some great shots.

This photo shoot was quite an adventure. The pictures were taken at my moms house right next to her chicken coop haha. And let me tell you.... we were getting eaten up by mosquitoes!! Ill share a few pics with me taking pics and sporting those silly bug repellent fans. They actually work! The shoot was great fun, and I am so excited to have my friends helping me out.
All of the items will be up in The AppleSeed by the end of today! I hope you enjoy.

Salvador Dali

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This past weekend Gavin and I ventured up to Atlanta for a pretty incredible exhibit. None other than Salvador Dali had some impressive paintings, sculpture, and jewelry on display. Gavin and I came very prepared. Our travel bag included two apples, some rice cakes, a very adorable children's book (don't ask), and mustaches of course. My lil sis and I have been cranking out these mustaches to sell at the Pepper Place craft farmers market here.

The Dali exhibit was striking, and the mustaches were a hit. We were a tad bit rushed, because we got there only an hour before the museum closed, but at least we saw everything. After the museum we ventured into little five points to grab a gyro at a small Turkish restaurant.

Le me just say there are some very interesting people in Atlanta, GA. My favorite had to be the older women dressed head to toe in a neon blue super woman outfit. I was told this is a regular habit for her.

Here are a few Salvador Dali inspired finds. If you are not familiar with Dali, just look up a few paintings of his online, they are truly spectacular.

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
-Salvador Dali

1. Salvador Dali inspired shirt ETSY
Mix of Mustaches on ETSY3. The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Nectar Art Collective

Thursday, August 19, 2010

boy have I been a crafting fool these past two weeks. I thought I would share with you a few of my most recent projects. The first are my shooting star crayons. I found a massive box of crayons that my mom had been saving since my sisters and I were little. She never let me thrown them away, saying they would come in handy one day. And boy did they ever. I have already used almost the entire box of crayon remains, and melted them into these little beauties.

I took them to the craft show this past weekend, and even though it was raining the kids loved them. I had a little basket laying out where you could try them out. Its pretty neat, they write in rainbow colors.

The next are my recycled vintage book journals. I only had a picture of the back of them, but that is the best part. I used my vintage label maker if you remember from here, to print out little stickers to put on the back of the notebooks. I even brought the label maker to the show with me to stamp out personal names or sayings on the front of the journals, it was a big hit.

Both of these items will be available for purchase in my
VERY NEW Etsy store.

Nectar Art Collective. feel free to check it out.

This store will be soon filled with all things handmade.
Do you like the new design of the shop? Or have any favorite items.

Hope your having a super week.

Rainy Day Art booth

Monday, August 16, 2010


This weekend was my first time to have a booth at the Pepper Place Farmers Market. I have been getting ready for this weekend for a very long time. Plenty of crafting, painting, sewing, stamping and gluing has been going on non stop over it mi casa.

And what happened this weekend you ask..... well it poured down rain of course. There were a total of a bout 30 people at the market. Haha not exactly what I expected. Oh and get this, it was the very first weekend of the entire market, which began in May, that rained. Lily and I came straight home to research some ancient anti-ran dances to do for next weekend.

Needless to say it was not a huge success, but I learned a lot and I look forward to 5 more weekends of sunny days (fingers crossed). Here are a few pictures of my booth set up, and some of the items I brought. I would say the mustaches on a stick and herb garden spokes were favorites by far.

you can find me all this week performing anti-rain dances in my craft room....

hope you have a super week.

Rainy Day Art booth

Saturday, August 14, 2010

This past weekend was my first booth at Pepper Place Farmers Market. I have been preparing for this booth for weeks now, gluing, crafting, sewing, painting, and tons of

Colorful Mistake - Free Crafts

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Here is a sneak peak of my new craft room. I am still working on filling the walls and getting a few more shelves for organization, but it is almost there. Today I made the garland that you see hanging around the ceiling. It was super simple, and practically free. Every time I visit the hardware store I snatch a handful of paint samples. I have been hoarding them for a while now. Today I finally put them all to good use.
I present to you a FREE and simple paint swatch garland DIY.

Handful of Paint samples from the hardware store
leaf stamp
sewing machine.

cut the paint swatches into even triangles
stamp each with your favorite pattern in any color
sew together
hang and enjoy.

(only takes about 30 min)

oh and one more thing.
if you ever try to make recycled crayons.
DO NOT use an iron skillet.
so silly on my part.

iron skillet= ruined here is my beautiful mess

It was a good idea, I just figure I need the bendable chocolate molds
so the crayons will come out easier.

I will keep you updated on attempt #2

what is your favorite craft mistake?

Crafty Monday

Monday, August 9, 2010

My goodness things have been busy around here. I have almost finished moving into my new house, I just graduated this past weekend from college, and I am preparing for a 6 weekend long craft booth extravaganza, oh...and applying for jobs of course. I had an interview last week. Fingers crossed (it is an incredible position).

I have so many stories and pictures to share of what I have been working on these past two weeks. Only today I finally cleared out enough space in the craft area to get some work done. My little sister is living with me for a while as well, and we are getting very creative on ways to store all of our overwhelming crafts supplies. We are literally storing brushes and paints in the kitchen, for lack of space, and all of the tin cans and wood pieces in the dining room.

It is pretty funny unpacking with Lily. She thinks everything...and I mean EVERYTHING should be displayed. I have caught her several times rummaging through boxes and setting trinkets and tin cans on the mantel and tiny shelves. I keep having to take them back off and hide them in desks and drawers so the tiny house does not feel so cluttered.

I have also been babysitting my cousin two days out of the week, and used the opportunity to craft with her. We made the most adorable caterpillars and lady bugs out of recycled egg cartons. Ill share some more pics of crafts we are doing later on this week.

Did I mention I have been craving green tea frappuccinos from Starbucks? I normally despise all things Starbucks, because of their extraordinarily high prices, and overpowering nature to the local unique coffee shops, but once you try this you will be hooked.

I am currently searching for some green tea matcha to purchase offline, so I will not have to pay $4.85 every time I want a green tea frapp.Does anyone know a good online store to buy tea?

This week is crazy for me.
I hope everyone has a splendid Monday.

Giveaway Winner

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Today I will announce the winner!
ok, well there will be TWO winners (i am feeling generous)
drum roll please.....

Paislea Elyse
(won the 35$ gift certificate and journal)

and also

(won a journal of your choice and a few other goodies)

please contact me with your emails, so I an give you your prizes
also a very special thanks to everyone who entered.

I have had so much fun visiting these wonderful blogs over the past week.
Get ready for a few very pretty posts this week!

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