Tuesday, June 22, 2010

...Can't Sleep

I haven't been sleeping well again...I'm going to really regret this in the morning...
but for the first time in about 6 years I actually sat down and wrote out something.  Poetry used to be a HUGE part me, since I was a little kid, but somehow in the stress of life, I forgot how freeing it is to get ideas out on paper....Anyways, I thought I would share it:

I envision it as a tiny meadow
A clearing prayed for after miles and miles of endless cover from the sun.
A silent, still, breathless place
A vast plane of sun and warmth
Utter perfection compared to its surroundings
A gateway to everything anyone could dream
To me, it's a sanctuary from the tangled mess that exists around this ismple elegant place.
To me, it's a tiny meadow surround by a dark, mysterious forest.

...anyways my battery is about to die....goodnight :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

RVA Summer Camp!!!

So excited to start RVA Summer Camp tomorrow!  Lindsay and I have decided to take this on for the summer.  I've been wanting to get back into crafting...school took a lot out of me and I really want to make the most of my free time in the summer, especially since my skin + too much sun = really sad Kristen...this might save me a few sunburns...You still have time to sign up...but today is your last chance! Info is here, or you can go sign up directly for 60 bucks here.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Handmade Stuffies

Lately I have just been obsessed with finding different handmade stuffed dolls and animals!  Some of my favorites, that I plan on owning ASAP (although some are a little pricey......)

These dolls from WildCotton Gifts are precious and only 25 bucks!

These little guys from Skunkboy Creations are SO adorable!  She even makes little owl cake toppers!!!!  I think I wanna order the Norwal for a friends birthday...she would absolutely LOVE it!  They are around 60 bucks. 

And these from Jess Brown are absolutely stunning.  They're a little pricey, starting at 136 for the dolls.  However the bunnies are only 45. She even sells changes of clothes!! I love the shoes on the last doll. They are so pretty!

Bit of Whimsy offers patterns for all kinds of DIY rag dolls for 9 bucks. These are SO adorable.  I love the hair!!

These ones are adorable and the cheapest by far only 15-20 bucks!  Nancy & Stitch does dolls and animals!  

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Over The Top Fashion Swap

Last Saturday, Lindsay and I went to a unique event held at the Winspear.  The largest clothing swap I have ever witnessed, topping 750 people.  It was FANTASTIC!  We got there around 11, and stayed till past 7.  

We got to sampled Belinis, ate a delicious lunch from Careit Urban Deli and browsed a bunch of lovely handmade, and local vendors.  

Lunet Muse - Etsy / Blog
I bought a lovely purple ring from her...she makes beautiful pieces!
Danni Boii - Etsy
All of her gift bags were made out of newspaper.  They were SO pretty! 
 Seller Unknown (if you know please leave a comment)
...The crocheted necklaces are to DIE for!

Seller Unknown
Such a unique idea...they're reversible...geek one day, chic the next!
 Seller Unknown
Wild Cotton Gifts - Facebook
I want one of these for myself!  Turns out the seller is my junior high best friend's little sister!   

(Photo Credits: Irene Austin Photography)
I also bought a lovely shawl for my friend Christine's birthday.  And really wanted to purchase this beautiful hand painted containers made by women in Afghanistan.  Their website isn't working yet, but I hope they post things soon because I really want to buy one for my mom for her birthday.  
Of course the most fun...also a bit intense part was the swap.  They had 50 racks of clothes, and I scored a couple blazers, 2 purses, a couple shirts, some dresses,  and a skirt.  Lindsay got some awesome things as well!  We also got some glamour shots done...waiting to get them so I can share! In the mean time we took some pictures in the photobooth.