Thursday, June 24, 2010

Going to the Lake

We've gone to this Lake for 25 years. Every summer all my sisters pack up their families, board their pets, and put their lives on hold for this one treasured week. Every summer we survived the water skiing, Dad's famous rum punches, cousins, scrabble games, sunsets, fishing, birthday parties, flea markets.....
I'm very thankful for another year we are all healthy and able to make the trip. Even though their place is small, no one treasures this week more than my parents. So many changes over the years- new additions to the family, babies, marriages, my baby niece starting college this year!
I'll be back in 10 days- rested and sunburned- ready for more crafty endeavors. I hope to read a book, catch up with everyone, find some new antique barns, and only check my email once a day!
See you all soon- hopefully with a few stories to tell!
Me & my sisters!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

...a few new bracelets...

I've been hanging on to these vintage glass "man in the moon" beads for awhile. They've been hanging over my table for a few years- inspiring me. I used a few in some new leather wrap bracelets- all designed to wrap around your wrist 3 times...
I love the soothing colors in this one- sea blue & pale blue quartz with turquoise accent the glass "man in the moon" bead perfectly. You can find it here in my Etsy shop.
I don't use alot of purple in my work, but I love these vintage glass flowers mixed with amethyst, Korean jade, and tiny seed beads with a vintage train token. You can find it here. The purple and green are very striking together I think....
This last bracelet features a vintage religious medal- with carnelian, quartz, and vintage glass beads. You can find this one here.
More tomorrow!

Monday, June 21, 2010

New RobinsEggBlue Website Updates-

FINALLY- my RobinsEggBlue website has been updated! Take a peak at my recent crafty endeavors- my birdcage pillows and bags, my house pillows, and my leather wrap-around bracelets.
The site links directly to my Etsy shop where most everything is available. The top bar has "what's new", "bags", & "jewelry" tabs. Email me if you don't see something in the shop. (with upcoming craft shows sometimes things don't make it to Etsy but are still available).
Let me know what you think!

Friday, June 18, 2010

...just a few new pillows...

I just realized this morning that I haven't posted anything here for awhile. I have alot going on but not alot photographed. Here's a few new pillows I made...
...appliqued on linen, using vintage feedsack and quilt fabrics. I just put a few in my Etsy shop.
I'm working on new fabric birdhouses that I'll blog about next. I'm making them for my show booth- and to sell. They're designed to both hang and sit on a shelf. More soon!

Don't forget your Fathers this weekend!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Avacado Baby

While She Dreams... featured my Bird Bag in her blog post I Wish...Avacado Baby. Such a pretty blog (LOVE the banner!) with great shopping & crafty finds.
I like the idea of her series "i wish...a series of things i really really want". Thanks A.J.! I'm thinking of doing a similar series of my inspirations.
Off to sew! Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Aren't they cute? My MOO mini cards arrived today & I love them! I plan to use these as hang-tags for my bags & pillows. I can't take credit for the artwork- they have hundreds of great images to choose from.
Here's the link if interested. Just a helpful tip- keep this landscape format in mind when editing your photos. The only reason I used MOO's artwork instead of my own was because none of my existing images worked with this format. These are an adorable 2 3/4" x 1 1/8".

Bird Nerd

I'm not really sure how it all happened- I never was crazy about birds. I have 2 or 3 bird feeders outside- but that's not too crazy. We had a canary named Mike when I was little- but I don't recall liking him much.
So what's with all the birds in my work? And my shop/ blog name? I guess robin's-egg-blue IS my favorite color.
I won't be posting a lot of new work in the next few weeks- I'm in production mode for upcoming shows. I need to make a lot of purses and pillows over the next month.

One new project I hope to share later this week is some new fabric birdhouses I'm working on. These are made entirely of fabric (not like my other ones that are fabric on a cardboard base- see previous post). I'm making these to suspend from my tent at shows- and hopefully sell! More soon!

Here's the latest of the linen bird cage pillows in my Etsy shop.