Friday, September 28, 2007

all life's a commercial, baby

and i could dance through it all.

• the old navy fair isle sweaters commercial music:
ingrid michaelson: "the way i am"
i really need to get this cd AND one of those sweaters
• jcpenney commercial with the telephone booth that explodes with water
regina spektor: "musicbox"
i'll pick up this song from itunes, but i'm not sure i dig the whole cd, remember her "fidelity" from grey's? ah yes.
• the new ipod nano commercial:
feist: "1 2 3 4"
imagine my giddy surprise when that song popped up on the CD i requested from the library. score!

my very first ever destash

destash_wristlets.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

i have these little beautys laying around my studio {it's not longer cool to call it a craft room, i've decided} so i thought i would get each one a good home.

wristlets, $10 each {includes shipping}, the largest being around 12 inches. they're not interfaced so they're pretty floppy, but they'ld be good for toting around the basics. snap closures except for the pink one which has velcro and a sewn-on ribbon bow. first has white with blue polka-dots interior, second is pink inside and the third has yellow interior. they're such pretty fabrics i don't have the heart to cut them up all over they'ld be great to fold up and keep in your big purse, so when you run out to lunch you don't have to bring the huge sack...

is anyone wants one just email me at i'll send you a paypal invoice and ship them asap. first come, first serve...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

she hates pink

but she's having a girl!

congrats to cousin jen! of course she had to miss out on a visit from lisa loeb to her local yarn shop, but i guess finding out the sex of your baby is a bit more important. i mean, lisa wasn't going to be singing anyway, just demonstrating her mad knitting skillz....yay for pink!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

plaid happy

anntaylor_dress.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

on summer clearance {$15!!} AND i actually get to wear it today thanks to some record-breaking warm weather...

{necklace by moi! you can't tell here but it's an amber drop with a silver bee charm...}

Monday, September 24, 2007

sew crazy

fabricpouches_etsy.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

another shop update. with the husband gone i have lots and lots of time to work on this crazy stuff. i think tonight i may just relax a bit though, i'm tired from all this cleaning and organizing and sewing....

ok, so i raised the price on these little pouches a couple of dollars. oy. i feel bad raising prices but i honestly feel the quality of anything i've made in the past has greatly improved and really is store-bought quality at this point. if anything's not, i don't sell it and it ends up getting used by moi {i'm not proud}. plus, i'm using better materials and interfacing and all that good stuff. so anyway, i'm sorry to do it again!

hope everyone had a good weekend. besides a minor mishap with a car and the side of our garage, mine was pretty good.

Friday, September 21, 2007

etsy update: wahoo

smpendant_bundle.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

for those of you who have already noticed my shop update {and ordered, thanks sara!} you can ignore this, but if you haven't noticed i put about a dozen new cute pendants up! i really do love these even if they are time consuming, and i raised the price 50 cents to try to make up for some of the new packaging costs and the time i spend on these buggers.

the cool news is i got a wholesale order inquiry from a woman in texas who wants to sell these in her boutique! wouldn't that be awesome? but i've never done wholesale, so i don't know what all's involved except a whole lot of time on my end.... :)

anyway, enjoy the weekend everyone, i'm going to try to head north and catch some sweet fall foliage!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

out with the old

method.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

in with the non-toxic. i've long been wanting to switch out all our cleaning supplies with all-natural or non-toxic supplies. i found some info to make them all myself, but really, like i need to add something else onto my list of projects...

so after a trip to target lastnight i loaded up with mostly method supplies {not sure that they are indeed all-natural but they are non-toxic and bio-degradable...} and some seventh generation cleaner. they're surprisingly affordable, and all the method cleaners smell awesome. the stainless steel wipes work great, i thought i would just get them for my fridge but i was cleaning all the outlet plates and appliances in our house, love it. and their wood dusting/polishing spray is indeed phenominal. my furniture has never smelled or looked so good.

i also loved the fact that i didn't feel like i needed a shower after i cleaned the shower.

hey, does anyone have a natural solution for getting rid of soap scum. like the hardened around your sink faucet kind of scum?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

anyone up for a free movie?

i love the library. i used to hate the library and reading in general but now that i have to actually pay for my own movies/books/clothes/heat/food, i'll generally gravitate towards anything free. a movie for a whole week for free? yes please.

lastnight it was 'sense and sensibility'. poor romantic chemistry between the leads but the story is cute. if not predictable. i'ld recommend it for fans of pride and prejudice. and for you 'house' fans, hugh laurey makes an appearance in the supporting cast as pretty much dr. house...

tonight it's 'saving grace', an indie film {sorry krista, but i LOVE indie films} about a widower left with a failing farm and a load of debt. to break even she schemes to grow and sell pot on her land. i'm really looking forward to my single piece of lasagna and not having to share the remote or the blanket.

Monday, September 17, 2007

It's a lowlight kind of day

I'm truly in love with my newly long hair {anything past 1" is long to me} BUT it's boring growing one's hair out. You just feel like you need a change. Soooo...I cut it all off. Ok, just kidding. I did however get some lowlights put in on saturday along with a trim. Lowlights, what are lowlights? They're basically the exact opposite of highlights. I thought I wanted chunky highlights but apparently, the lowlights were the way to go. I got dark streaks put in the front and magically my natural hair color looks like highlights {and J didn't even notice, which in my house is a big fat wahoo!}. It was surprisingly cheap, with 25$ i walked out with a cut and color. Amazing. After that I picked myself up a real salon-style 'spensive flat iron. My hair loves me right now. And I love it right back. Adios frizz-head, hello stylish do. {Maybe i'll get you some pics tomorrow...}

P.S. I spell-checked this post for all you grammar freaks out there.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

somewhere behind the moldy cheese and jar of nutella®

we're running on empty. from our freezer to my face cream to paper towels. with not being home for a couple of weeks i haven't wanted to go grocery shopping {and leave it all sitting in the fridge to go bad, no thank you} or had any time to jet over to the body shop {why won't you people just have a promo sale already}. supplies are low. i can't even hide that nasty zit between my eyes thanks to a lack of concealer {buy two get one free, please...come on, just send me the email already, you know you want to have a sale}.

i jetted to target {cute cheap shirts...wait, i came here for what, where's that stupid list...} AND the food store lastnight {never ever talk while shopping without a list, you end up with things you don't even know how to make and nothing you actually went there needing} and i'm still out of the essentials, like concealer and daily moisturizer and kleenex. if only they sold that stuff on etsy. i'ld be set!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

shop update!

earring_packages_lot_sm.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

i'm so excited about these babies! seriously. i want to make-out with them they're so hot. but nobody wants slobbery wet earrings. hopefully people love them as much as i do. then they can make-out with them when they ship. the shop.

oh and the cute baggies that i stuffed them in from the superb to work with victoria at the beading tree. on etsy of course...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

as for the big hush hush

IMG_8868_GrpSmall.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

of what was happening this past weekend: i had the chance to meet kandid kiwi and yo_mama {or their christian names: kelly and grant} in nyc! it was an awesome day but way too short. considering the four hours on the train and the two driving to and from the train station we really only had about 5 hours to spend in the city. so we went to central park, walked around the met for a few hours and ate lunch in little italy. kelly is so awesome and pregnant and grant is quite charming even with the disformity.

the other secret was what we would be driving home, a new {new to us} truck. seriously. it's a big beefy work truck that'll be great for my husband's use. i think i'll stick to my subaru though, and save us some gas money.

and of course, a trip to IKEA. i'll show the goods as soon as we're done setting it all up...

Friday, September 07, 2007

look ma, no ears

earrings, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

introducing a lovely little line of earrings that will show up in the shop next week {they're on 3x3" cards to give you an idea of the size}. i've got about 7 done but i want to get about 3-4 more complete before they all go in the shop SO i'm holding off until mid-week. what do you think, are they sweet or what? they'll probably be about $4 a pair...{the fabric ones in the shop now will also be discounted to match the prices of these.}

AND i'm working on revamping all my marketing materials, i've already started using the awesomest mailing labels so everything looks so professional {even though we all know i'm just a crafty hack}. these earring holders say 'pretty little things' on them and once the baggies i ordered come in they'll slip in a baggie with a tinkerwiththis top stapled on. {cute, no?} i'm wanting all this stellar packaging for the christmas season. everything must look cute if it's to be gifted....

and i'm working on a great promo for all my faithful readers. it'll prob include a code when you purchase and a revised paypal invoice with a discount ;) and i don't want there to be an expiration date on it either....

surprise outing for us again this weekend, will divulge more when i get back on monday....happy weekend, already!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

13 going on 30 {in 30 days anyway}

there's so many things i ask myself when i think about
turning the big three zero. like:

should i stop shopping for clothes in the juniors section?
or for that matter in the children's section?
should i start wearing grown-up jewelry?
do i have to get pregnant now?
do i have to admit i'm 30?
is it really that big of a deal?
can i really ask for another camera for my birthday?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

southside shine

lighthouse_BI_RI.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

in case you get bored with looking at us.


us_BI_RI.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

ferry. chilly. island. ocean. seafood. sun. warm. sand. cliffs. lighthouse. sandals. shops. pictures.


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