7.06.2007

Fabulous Finds Friday

Ok I'm finally getting back to my fabric finds. :o) We had family here last weekend(Friday through Monday actually) and after that I was busy getting some designs done to list on ETSY and eBay. The rain has made photographing things very tough. I'm sure you've heard about all the rain in Texas! Ugh!
Anyhoo, on to the "fabulous finds"! I was really excited to receive my 2 tote bags I purchased from eBay recently. Along with my new found fabric fetish, I have been nurturing a longtime bag obsession. I looooove bags/totes/etc and now of course I'm searching for any covered in gorgeous fabrics, especially if they're by my fave fabric designers(that list seems to be growing at a rapid pace).
So on one of my recent searches for totes on eBay this Happy Hobo by Kristin of Spirited*Style really caught my eye.



I like all of her Happy Hobo's but this one I just had to have! Alas, I was outbid....but, lucky for me she sent a 2nd chance offer. Whoohoo! I received my Happy Hobo(you'll definitely remember the name won't you!) on Wednesday and used it the very next day to go shopping at Micheal's...with the matching zipper clutch, id holder and key fob from ETSY of course. :o) The Happy Hobo(overused yet?) is a great size, not too big and not too small. I love the added touch of the zipper dangles. I really want to order one of her custom Hobo's and have it done with the Freshcut fabric. Ooooh I can just picture it now! But, that will have to wait until I have more "me money" to spend. *sigh*

So I just received the 2nd tote in the mail today and I have to say I was floored when I opened the box. This one is from Mary of sweetpea-totes.



I know, I know, I should have read the dimensions on the auction but for some reason in my minds eye I just pictured it smaller. It is sooo nice and large and simply gorgeous! I can't wait to use it. I have my eye on another bag of hers listed right now but just can't get it. I wish it was closer to Christmas. Any of my family & friends that are shopping early for me and are possibly(doubtfully) reading my blog, here's the link!(just click on the pic) *wink*




Awwww! Don't they look so sweet together? I think I'm "in love"! :o)




Another unique fabric find on eBay was this necklace & pony-o set by Michele of michelesjewelry or MJD Boutique.
I think this is pretty unique myself. Atleast I haven't seen anything like this before. Yes this set was made for a child but I bought it for myself. :o) When I received the set I just added an extender chain to the necklace, easy-peasy! The neat thing is that when my girls get a little older they can wear it as intended. I'm already planning on getting a matching/coordinating set so they can wear them together. I tried it on one of the girls and it does look so darn cute. They just like to pull at & eat anything I put on them like jewelry, hats, etc. Keeping bows on them is a chore, let me tell ya!
So anyhoo, I love how Michele wire-wrapped the ends of the cords and made the clasp herself. I had already purchased some hot pink faux suede cord and some polymer clay bottle cap pendants by Mei of bycreations, or B&Y Creations, to make necklaces for my nieces for their birthdays but was going to use the normal crimp ends. After seeing this I decided to do the same technique and they turned out great. Thanks Michele. :o) The girls really loved them too! I also gave them some girly-girl Webkinz. Here's some fun pics:






I've listed a few things on eBay so please take a look at the links to your right. I'll be posting a sneak peek of one of my new bracelets that I'll be listing soon for an upcoming eBay design launch so stay tuned! Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

OH I *heart* Mary's totes! I have bought 3 myself! love the one you picked up! great choice!

Michele said...

Thanks for blogging about my necklace & ponytail holder set. I'm so happy you like it. :) That give me the kick I need to get working on more!