Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Mail Wednesday

YAY for Happy Mail posts!! I had a really great Happy Mail week :)

I got this amazing package from Gina! She sure did spoil me! Cute knitted socks, buttons, a cute panda journal she made (love love love love):), toe socks for Kaylee, nail polish, stickles (yay!!!), my favorite chocolate ever, panda figurines and a Hello Kitty Panda. I mentioned to her a long while back that I absolutely loved it (Hello Kitty Panda) and she surprised me by going to several different Targets to find one for me!!! Isn't that amazingly sweet????

Cute panda earrings :)

Gorgeous wall hanging which I absolutely adore!

Close-up of the saying

I did a craft swap with Danielle and she made me this super cute Panda camera case. My camera fits perfectly :) I love it so much!

She even lined it with this gorgeous floral fabric! Love Love Love, thanks Danielle!!!

I also got lots of sweet cards from very close friends and pen pals :) My eyes were very happy this week! I am actually in the process of writing everyone back!!

Molly surprised me with this awesome Happy Mail package! I wasn't expecting it and I squealed when I saw the panda journal!! so cute!! My kids have been fighting over the blinking bunny ring since I opened it lol :) Thanks so much for all the awesome Easter goodies Molly! The marshmallow/caramel egg was delicious!! It was an awesome surprise!

Look at this tiny baby chick she put in there. SO CUTE!!!!

Hope everyone has had a great week so far! I am looking forward to this weekend, hopefully it is as gorgeous as it is today!

What has made YOU happy this week?


P.S. CaL surprised me with this amazing new blog button :) I love love love it!!! Feel free to add it :) It's 200x80 size :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

You Are Beautiful!!

I haven't done a picture post in awhile so I will give it a go! These pics caught my eye and I wanted to share them. Just a few things I find beautiful :)

[all pics from WeHeartIt]



Craft Swap Hello!!!

Just wanted to say Hi to all the ladies visiting from Janel's craft swap :) Can't wait to see all the awesome crafts you ladies come up with!

Here's a sneak peek at mine :)

Plushies!!! Only 3 more to go!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Feature Me Monday

1. What is your name, tell us a little bit about yourself, and what you do.

Hi, I'm Jaime! By day I work in the corporate world, but by night I slip on my pink knitted cape and swarvoski crystal encrusted mask and take the crafty world by storm. I make imaginative, brightly colored toys, journals, and coffee cozies out of string, paper, and glitter and sell them in my Etsy shop, Sparkles and Sticks. I'm happiest when I have a cup of coffee in my hand and sparkly thoughts running through my mind and out my fingertips.

2. Where can we find you? (links)
We Heart It

3. What’s your obsession right now?

Paper and Fabric Flowers

Photos from Prima

Photos from Martha Stewart Weddings

Magical Wedding Details


Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore

4. Where do you get your inspiration and what keeps you motivated?

"Who knows where thoughts come from? They just appear."
-Lucas, Empire Records

My inspiration comes from a huge mish-mash of paces. Whenever I go somewhere I've never been before (whether its a new street, new country, or new imaginary land via book/tv/etc.) I find something new that makes my brain create a new little sparkly pathway of inspiration. Then, I sort of forget all about what I saw. I might write it down somewhere or "heart" it online, but I toss it out of the front of my mind. Then, if I really love it, it somehow finds its way out when I am shopping for craft supplies or making something.

Coffee keeps me motivated.

5. What are your top 5 favorite blogs?
I Love lots of blogs, but these are some long standing faves:

A Beautiful Mess - by Elsie (who doesn't list this as one of their top 5 fave blogs?!)
EnJOY Design- by Elise Blaha
Pixies and Bears- by Lindsay!
Welcome to the Hellmouth- My favorite Buffy fan site.
Green Wedding Shoes- talk about pretty pictures!

6. If you could only watch one TV show the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Easy question: Friends! I have been watching it since I was in the sixth grade, and I'll still be watching it when I am 80. It's my favorite background noise for when I am crafting or doing other things. In fact, I am watching it as we speak.

Come visit my shop! I'll include a free gift with any purchase you make in the month of April! Just mention "I Heart Lindsay" in the message to seller after you make a purchase.

I hope everyone enjoyed this week's feature, I really enjoyed putting this one together! You really should go check her stuff out, it's so cute!! I bought a coffee sleeve from her a few months ago and LOVE it!!! She is the sweetest and I think just about as organized as I am! Don't forget to leave her some love here and on her blog :)


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Craft Room Redo

So a few weeks ago I decided my craft room was a little too dark for my liking, the orange and aqua was really starting to get to my eyes, along with the clutter. At the time all I had was a desk. I had the perfect organizer in mind and it took my weeks to finally find it, had to order it online but I absolutely love it! I bought a ton of storage boxes (all white for the cleaner look) from a bunch of different stores. I labeled each one and got myself more organized. I had been looking for white organizer boxes for months now and asked everyone under the sun where I could get them. Online they were just too expensive!! I finally found a few here and my mom sent me up a couple as well, thanks Mom! I have to say I absolutely adore my "woman cave" now :)

Sorry for the picture overload, I got camera happy :)
Here's my inspiration wall :)

My Crafty Area :)

Since there is a large space there on the left, I'm thinking of putting a small sewing table there. I'm hoping that will also help with reducing the clutter on my desk.

I also have a cute Elsie wall :)

Here's the organizer I was talking about

A small amount of my Panda collection :)

All my Nick-knacks

My mailing station with all my packing supplies

My embroidery hoop wall thanks to Carrie and Jamie :) I absolutely adore them!!!

Side view

I have gotten so much done this weekend, so many little projects as well as a few big ones, I'll save those for another post though :) Hope everyone had a great weekend, I'm off to make more plushies!!!