Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pounce: Photography

Pounce is one of my favorite ways to shop on Etsy, and I thought that I would share a few of the shops I discovered this morning.

Dark and whimsical is how I would describe these photos. They remind you of fairy tales, but not the cleaned up Disney Version, more like the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales. I love the haunting quality of these photos, washed out and antiquated like an old book full of secrets.

Is a Photographer in Barcelona and has Beautiful gothic style black and white photos of Beaches, statues, and flowers. These shots are breath taking. The use of light and shadow gives these photos a romantic Bronte look about them.

Has a mix of whimsical black and white photos as well as vibrant colored floral close ups. This shop has a great mix, but what drew me to it was the "Music in the Forest" series.

Check them out!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Romper Love

My new favorite fashion trend! Check them out!

Blog post with awesome rompers listed!

Here are some of my faves!
Vintage 50s play suit by cupcakeshenanigans

Vintage 50s playsuit

Foxy Hot Pink Romper by hotvintage
Foxy Hot Pink Romper

Vintage 60s Mod Print Swimsuit/Romper by strim

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I go to brunch with one of my friends almost weekly and we have a few places we frequent, but yesterday we went to Sabrina's on 9th and christian. When it's nice out they put tables outside so, we sat in the shade enjoying the not so hot yet weather. I had the Blue Cheese Fritata and it was amazing, it had spinach mushrooms and bacon in it and a good helping on blue cheese all melty on the top. It came with potatoes and they were crisp on the outside and sateed with onions. I highly reconmend this spot to anyone looking for yummy food at great prices. My brunch was $8.99 and I had a ton of food on my plate.

Supposedly on weekends they are packed so go knowing you will have to wait for a table or go on a weekday. We went on Monday and didn't have to wait at all.

Monday, April 27, 2009


I feel like I am going to melt. It isn't as hot as yesterday, but I spent the majority of yesterday inside with AC. (One of the perks of working when its hot out.) I feel so unmotivated, and don't want to do a thing, and I had grand plans of sewing and getting work done. I did go to the thrift store and found some wonderful things to make more bags with. But as for the actual creating and sewing, I can't bring myself to do it. All I want to do is sit in a tub of cool water while drinking iced tea.

I am doing some laundry, but that's more because I have to than want to. I must venture back out in the heat at 6pm for an interview up in north Philly. I'm excited to have the interview, but not about the walk to the subway station or the subway ride. Hopefully when it's done the sun will have started to go down and it may be slightly cooler than right now.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Last night Antea and I found ourselves at a chocolate bar and desert lounge in Bella Vista. We were on the look out for gelato and found it at Golosa. We were sat at a small table and handed menus that had tasty treats like hot chococlate (real hot chocolate, the thick melted 70% chocolate kind), red velevet cake, and of course gelato. Antea order a cold chocolate drink (think drinking chocolate only cool) it was a high percentage of chocolate and hade spices such as cloves and nutmeg mixed in. I did get a taste of what she ordered and it was delicous.

I ordered what we had originaly been looking for gelato, the flavors to pick from were of course chocolate, but others were more ineresting like honey with rosemary and burnt sugar. I decided on two flavors Chocolate (of course!) and thia coconut. They were delicous! The chocolte was thick and creamy, rich and dark and was like eating chilled chocolate froasting. The thia coconut flavor was lighter and sweet. Paired together they were amazing.

Golosa is located at 806 south 6th street in Bella Vista. The menu is a bit pricey, but totally worth every penny! It's a chocolate lovers heaven.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ok, Is It Summer Now?

Today is a beautiful, sunny, 80 degree day. I spent the morning and part of the afternoon at the camp I work at volunteering. I had a few volunteers to help clean up the back stage shop area and we got everything sorted and put in there places as well as getting rid of a lot of trash. It will be so nice come June to go into the shop and not have to start from scratch. I will be able to train my staff, and get ready for campers instead of worrying about stuff.

Now I am going out with the girls for some drinks and some food. Tay Tay was is here and now I'm off.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Finally Spring!

Today is a beautiful day out, to quote some Frog and Toad "the sun is shinning, the flowers are growing, the birds are chirping." With the warm weather also comes the rising of the water temp. The current water temp in Atlantic city is in the low 50's which means we should be expecting a surfing trip in the near future. Now that Simon and I not only have a board, but own wet suit we will be able to surf earlier in the spring and later in the fall extending our surf season by at least a month. Simon is ready to jump in the still chilly waters, while I am not "core" yet and am ok waiting for the waters to hit that high 50's to low 60's.

Because Simon and I are getting ready for surfing I was searching surf photos on etsy and I found this great photographer. His name is Adam Dewolfe and I have fallen in love with his photos. Take a look

Here's what I've been up to. Hopfully I will have more time to sew now that I am finished with the show.
P.S. I finally Listed the "Surf or Die" tote.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Facebook Fan Page

Today I spent most of my free time making a Facebook Fan Page for Blue Betty. It was a lot of fun. It's like a facebook page for my Etsy shop, but anyone and everyone can see it.

I also took pictures of another bag that I made. Although I still need to list the "Surf or Die" Bag as well as the new one. Its on my to do list, I swear.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I Love My Bed

Today was the first day in about eight weeks that i got to lay in my bed after my alarm went off. I didn't have to jump out of bed at 7am to get ready for work at 8:30am, nor did I have plans that required me to be up by 10am and ready to go out.

As I type this I am still in my PJ's and eating my very late breakfast and drinking my morning coffee. Tomorrow and Friday will be similar days, but don't get me wrong I have a lot of stuff to get done for my etsy shop and I have to start getting things in order for my summer job. Even today I am baby sitting for the afternoon.

I need to get some sewing done by the end of the week, and I have to bind off my latest lace project. So, I have enough to keep me busy along with my day job.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Done and Dusted

The show I was on closed this Sunday and yesterday I helped strike the set. I am a little sad, I loved working on that show the cast was great and I loved hang out with the crew.

Yesterday, we took the set down and pulled it apart and helped the Technical Director and the Master Carpenter get ready to load in the next show. It will be nice to have more time to myself before camp starts as I return to my day job and nanny job. I won't be walking to Old City every morning or waking up at 7 am. (I do not like getting up in the mornings.) But I won't be working on a show till the fall it looks like.

I will also have more time for my etsy shop that has been sitting and getting little attention from me lately. I have a few new items I need to take photos of and list, also my sewing achine has been neglected these past two months.

With all of this said I'm back.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Still Rainning

It has been the most rainy April I remember in a long time. Not only is it rainy but its cold. Everything is wet, the apartment feels damp although its not, and there is a hole in my rain boot.

Other than that things are wonderous. I've been sewing and working on a few one of a kind pieces for Blue Betty. I've had time to myself which is nice since my scheadule has been packed. Hopfully I will be jumping back on the blog more often now that I have time to sit and breath and that means type!

Here's one of the "One of a Kind Items" soon to be listed.

I love this bag, it is now my new Etsy avatar. It's made from a upcucled t-shirt I bought at the local thrift store. It's extra roomy and lined with fun fabric.

I've also been dyeing roving lately, I will have pictures of that soon. Hopefully tomorrow I can get some good pics as the rain is suppose to stop and the sun is said to come out.

Monday, April 6, 2009

April Showers

I know April showers bring May flowers, but why does it have to rain on my only day off!

Looks like I will stay inside most of today as it is rainning and is suppose to rain all day. Yuck! Yesterday was sunny and warm and beautiful, but I was in a dark theatre for most of the day. Simon and I did go for a walk last night to get Rita's. (First Rita's of the season, I love their custard.)

Simon has been itching to get surfing since its been getting closer and close to summer. I agree that I want to surf, but the water temp on the shore is still in the 30's and I would much rather wait till May. My wet suit isn't think enough to keep me warm in the water till then. It's a full steamer, but it's only 3mm thick, so I will have to wait till it gets closer to summer. This is all Simon has been talking of lately, well that and Tommy Emmanual. I think he misses Oz just a bit. He says what he really misses other than his family is being able to surf year round. I think that this is going to be a requirement for where we decide to live once he's done with school. I'll be honest I wish we could surf year round too, with out having to invest in a ton of cold water gear.

Also I listed s new bag today! Check it out!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Rainy Day

It rain most of today, but I did get to the Fabric store I love. Spool is this great fabric store in Philly. They have a great selection of cotton prints and a beautiful work room with great sewing machines in the back. This is where I went to sew before I got my machine. I always find something that I want when I'm there.

Right Next door to Spool is Loop it's sister store. Loop is a lovely yarn store with beautiful silks and wools. I couls spend hours and a whole months paycheck in there.

I only went to spool today and wanted to buy everything, but I only went to find some fabric to line a bag I'm working on for me. I found this great print of pink lotus blossoms and green leaves, it's Amy Butler, her stuff is amazing.

I've listed new Bags in my etsy store take a peek.