Thursday, January 28, 2010

Maple Love

I finally got around to putting together a chain for the awesome christmas gift from my sister.

Its a baby maple seed pair cast in gold!
and she bought it for me not even knowing I had just had the same thing inked onto my wrists. Unfortunately I can't provide the artist, but nonetheless its probably the most awesome necklace I own now.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ive been trying to come up with the perfect zipper pull to put on all the zipper pouches. Ive gone through some different kinds of things such as beads on coiled wire, stamping shrink plastic but i think i now have the one im happy with!

I had some leftover leather cord from a previous project. It just barely fits through the hole of the zipper so i couldnt just tie it and i didnt have any beads with a hole big enough. I took apart some unwanted chain links and used pliers to tightly wind it around the leather.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Sewing Machine is finally back from the shop!
So $150 and a new bobbin case later I'm back in business! I greatly enjoyed the break and am flowing with new ideas and designs. Check my Papavier Etsy page for my new 2010 stuff!

and my friends had their baby boy at 7am this morning! The most beautiful little boy with a head full of dark hair. I love babies.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Next month Im taking a trip to Humboldt County California by myself.
Ive never traveled alone and i think its going to be the best time of my life.

getting on the plane back to wisconsin will probably be the hardest thing i ever do.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A sweet thrifting find!
At goodwill the other day, in the jewelry case i found a necklace made of nothing but chunky brass tree trunks linked together!
they easily came apart and are making some awesome pendant and earring pieces.