I decided to share some of my favorite items right now from other great shops on Etsy! I guess you can tell I am very into greens and blues right now. I guess after a very relaxing vacation in Florida, I have tropical colors stuck in my mind! I had 4 new skeins of aquamarine delivered a few weeks ago (along with a whole box that made Chris roll his eyes). It’s been so hard concentrating on making items though, because I constantly want to be outside! It’s hard to go for a walk and crochet at the same time!
Stephanie and I made a few fun vines last night with some of the items. I am really starting to like hardwood as a backdrop for the pictures as well. We did stop motion videos where items look like they just appear.
I’m just starting to play around with it! Let me know if you’re on Vine, I’m looking for more fun “vine-ers” to follow
I am also posting because the shop is going to go on vacation starting tomorrow until Thursday. Chris and I (kitty stays home) are taking some time off to go to south Florida with my family! The shop will be open again Thursday evening. I’ll be tweeting, facebooking, and instagraming (because I’m obsessed) and working on some concepts for new designs. I know spring just got here, but you guys, I can’t wait until fall!
With everything that has been going on, it is time for a serious post. I am deeply saddened by the events that happened on Monday at the Boston Marathon. Last night watching the National Anthem at the Bruins game made me teary eyed. If you haven’t seen it: find it here
Even though I am a North Shore transplant, my heart is in Boston. Every post that I have read, every article, every clip, has all said it well. Boston is strong and it’s people are strong. I have the absolute most respect for everyone who was there at the time of the tragedy. People helping people: EMTs working non-stop, First Responders jumping right in, marathon runners running further to donate blood, are just a few examples of how amazing people can really be. I keep hearing stories about the good in people and that lifts my spirits. Keep doing good. We need it more than ever.
If you would like to help those affected by the tragic events, The One Fund Boston is taking donations.
Be safe, and be strong.
We ventured to Boston yesterday afternoon for a fun Red Sox game. Chris got great tickets from a coworker. It was a great time and we got to go on the field after the game! It was so cool being up close and seeing a different angle of Fenway park. Even though I don’t really follow baseball, I do appreciate the history behind Fenway.
On the Salem Style side, just finished up with taxes and I hope to be posting new items this week. I know I keep saying that, but it has been crazy! I also wanted to thank everyone that responded here, on Twitter, and on Facebook about the logo design concept. I received a lot of input and I am torn about what to do! Have a lot to think about now
I have been playing around with a new idea for a logo. I found some fun fonts and I am giving them a go! Which one do you like the best??
So the lack of… everything that has to do with my shop has been due to the fact that Chris and I recently moved! It’s been about two weeks in our new home, and we are more settled than I expected to be. The big thing missing is curtains and wall decor. Thankfully, my mom is coming up tomorrow to help me with the curtain situation, and once those go up, wall decor will follow.
I have been working on making a few new items and experimenting with some new materials. I think I may have successfully made a farmers market bag. I will post pictures soon!
I hope everyone is enjoying February! So I saw this idea on Pinterest and I had to make it. They are still hanging up, I think I am going to keep them up until Chris and I move. I was just realizing that I haven’t made nearly as many things this month as I would have liked. I have an awesome idea for a farmers market bag, and it doesn’t seem to be going that well
I have a plan: Tomorrow I am going to finish making headbands and bring them to Plum Consignment, then worry about moving stuff. Getting the keys one week from today and there are still a lot of things left to figure out!!
Another nice feature for Salem Style! I just got a message from Janee that a treasury featuring my boot cuffs has made it to her blog! Thanks Janee!
I can’t stop making these!! I have a few more coming into the shop soon. This one was just added last night. I made the lovely Shayla one and she looks so cute in it! So far I have made Tiffany, Sapphire, and Emerald. What other colors should I make this in??