Saturday, June 26, 2010

Favorite Things: Yermit



If stuffed singer songwriters are more your thing, they have those, too!

Also... Zombies!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I need this hat...

And her hair, too! Love it!

Loteria Confetti!

I just got an idea for table confetti for our wedding, and maybe you can use this idea for something festive, too! I wanted to write it down before I forget it, because my mind is going a million miles a minute lately.

I bought some pre-cut paper flower confetti in aqua at Michael's for something dumb, like $4 or $5 bucks for a little jar. I was daydreaming of the other things I could make confetti with (going with our schizo vintage/Mexican fiesta/dia de los muertos/papel picado themes) and thought about the random stack of Loteria cards I found in our closet the other night (which you can find in your town or on the internet... I just happen to be a hopeless packrat). Plus, I saw some awesome cut-out stamps at Michael's that I bet could make confetti even more fun!

I will post when I make them and have pics to share. I have a busy weekend of crafting coming up - new vintage Lucite studs to take to Lovely, Austin, painting ball jars aqua blue for centerpieces, and making confetti!

While I was looking for the graphic above, I also found this AMAZING fabric.... Guess who's ordering some for table runners... or hell, the ring-bearer pillow I keep putting off making! :)


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fabric Flower Crafts

Here I go reposting from my wedding blog again. It's just that a lot of wedding crafts have non-wedding uses, too, and I am also wound up in channeling my creativity into wedding stuff for now... I can totally picture some non-wedding applications for these little beauties! Now to find the time!

DIY Wedding Challenge 2010: Fabric Flower - Project Wedding

Monday, June 21, 2010

Best DIY Wedding Craft List I've Seen!

So excited about this, I am crossposting thjis great find from my wedding blog. Now if only there was more time to make it all!!!

43 DIY Wedding Projects For The Budget Bride

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Purple HazeTreasury Feature

My Vintage-Inspired Floral Necklace in June made it into a lovely treasury

Hey Austin Crafters! Check out Crafting Comfort

Crafting Comfort is a network of volunteers in the Central Texas area. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year making handcrafted items designed to provide comfort.
Volunteers come from all walks of life, young and old, sewing enthusiasts, knitters, crocheters, scrap bookers and many other varied interests. Their common goal is to provide comfort to those in need. Our volunteers understand how a warm quilt or a handcrafted toy can provide security in stressful situations. Handcrafts made with love and concern for the recipient provide their own healing power.

Here are current projects at the Charity Craft Center:
  • Medical Play Dolls - need 70 a month
  • Receiving blankets - need 50 per month
  • Kids surgical caps - need 20 per month
  • Breast Cancer Heart Pillows - need 20 per month
  • Breast Cancer Eye Sachets - need 30 per month
  • Breast Cancer Camisoles - need 20 per month
 This sounds like an awesome way to use your craftiness for a good cause!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Please help SoCoDivka Designs win a grant!

Please help me out! I am trying to win a small business grant. This could really be the kick in the pants I need... To carve out studio space (instead of the kitchen table) and get some silversmithing supplies, so I can start working in silver at home (with ventilation for those acetylene gasses!). It would be a dream come true!

It only takes a second, and I'd be eternally grateful!

It's super easy to do, if you haven't already, just go to that link above or click on "Add your comment" on the widget and fill out #3. "Cast Your Vote."

Many thanks!


Erica WeinerJewelry

Amazing vintage and vintage-inspired jewelry can be found at Erica Weiner Jewelry.

I totally want this ring as a wedding band. The story behind it is fantastic (and as you may know, I am half Czech--I even majored in Slavic Studies--so I love anything  Slavic!)

{14K Old Slavic Gift Ring}



{Blue Fluorapatite Raw Crystal Earrings LIMITED EDITION}

{Refurbished Giant Opaque Red Plastic Rhinestone Stud Earrings}

I have more goodness to share with you -- an amazing owl ring in sterling and gemstones I found on etsy for $20 (!) but the seller is on vacation now, so it will have to wait a few days...