Friday, November 30, 2007


haircut.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

how miserable do i look in these photos? and skinny. i need to eat more. that's what my mom will say. i'm so not photogenic. but here's the latest haircut. i needed to chop that wannabe-mullet off {not you, wannabe}. now it's almost one length, woot. i was struggling with it the first couple of days, but now it's cooperating and i love it again.

ok, back to work. lots of cleaning this weekend in preparation for the realtor!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


since there's still no time for a real post, i give you a post of hints. lots of em.

• soon very soon it will cost more than 15 dollars to get my hair cut.
• soon very soon i'll be taking an underground train to work.
• soon oh so soon i'll pull all my hair out in clumps which negates the first clue entirely.
• soon so soon i'll be kissing my beautiful subaru goodbye and replacing it with something compact that gets good city mpgs.
• soon so very soon i'll be swapping a mortgage for rent.
• soon very soon i'll be taking a bite out of a very large and delicious apple.

for those who know keep it hush hush so i can play my mind games. if you have a guess email me at this may turn into a bit of a contest, so if you want to be in the running for a prize take a gander. i'll have more specifics ironed out later. when i can think. straight. or gay. whichever.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

smell my feet

IMG_9372_justinfeet.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

well not much time to write all the adventures of the holiday, so i'll leave you with a pic from a photo shoot with our friends this weekend. that is one gigantic foot, husband.

and soon, very soon, that foot will be doing a lot of walking {in a Park}....

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

happy slapsgiving!

we're leaving for connecticut so i'll be back on tuesday with plenty of new things to write about. hopefully.

planning to meet up with 'loggorhea' and 'letter to the world' {aka marybeth and sarah} at some swank little yarn/fabric shops complete with overpriced hot drinks from starbucks.

happy holidays everyone. i'm thankful for all of you and your blog love.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

starting now never feel the same

i managed to enter a payless, try on a pair of shoes that i've wanted SO bad, and leave without them. WITHOUT on-sale shoes. and it still makes me sad.

but soon very soon my life and my wardrobe will need to be much simpler....

Monday, November 19, 2007

it ain't over til it's over. is it over yet?

mittens.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

well one weekend of craziness behind us.

here's a project {via martha stewart living} i made with the girls who stayed over on friday night. some of them opted to double-side these, stitch them together and stuff them for ornaments, even embroidering an initial. what i'll most likely do is make several more in this color theme and use them to hang christmas cards from a rope, or magnetize them and attach them to gifts.
they're super easy and fast to make, great kids project really, you can find more details and instructions here.

as for the crafty {supply} swap of 07, mine are not yet mailed! i know. i know. why make deadlines if i have zero intention of keeping them. BUT i wanted to add a few more things in lastnight. i just didn't feel like it was 'enough'. do you know what i mean? so they WILL be in the mail first thing tomorrow morning. i PROMISE. seriously.

home for the holiday this weekend, so if any of you connecticut peeps want to hang, just let me know....hasta.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


dress.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

someday in the not so immediate future i want to make this dress out of this fabric. i have yet to sew anything clothing-wise so i'm nervous about the whole thing. but too excited to not try.

this week has been one extra grande cup of hot stress. make that two. with cream.

and i thought i had time to blog. silly me. another fire to put out by 5. perfect.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

tissue? i hardly even know you!

tissue_hold.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

so here's some of the christmas sewing i was telling you about. sorry for the bad photo, i was running out the door and taking pictures at the same time. i won't let it happen again.

these little tissue holders came from a tutorial i found online {}, with my own added tweeks like the elastic loop...

these guys just need some cute buttons sewn on and they're going in the box! {box o'christmas presents that is...} yay. now onto the next pile of projects...

Monday, November 12, 2007

i have a sickness

maryjanes.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

that involves patent leather and straps.

Friday, November 09, 2007

the gang's all here

so the shop is titally {new cool word, spread it around like peanut butter on warm toast} updated. i have a couple of things to put in there BUT for the most part it's done. {65 item for sale!?! woot!}

manda, i WILL finish your skull earrings as soon as i can get the whole punch i need. you don't want ugly hand-cut circles on your ear do you? anyway, these earrings will rock, i promise....i'll be making matching pendants too so if you want the set just holla. {guess i should have just written you an email instead of making everyone read this...}

have a crafty weekend everyone, i know i will!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

repeat after me

ponies, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

super. cute.

ok, these will be in the shop tomorrow along with about a dozen new pendants. i wanted to learn how to make these for when i can actually wear a ponytail {almost there, seriously!} but i figured until that monumental occasion, i can sell the cute ones on etsy.

nothing else for now...wicked busy. working, cleaning bathrooms, making lasagnas!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

crafty genius

buttons.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

the nice scrapbook people up the street from me decided to carry some a la carte goods. for example, these awesome buttons, 5 for a quarter! it's like a nickel and dime candy store for craft addicts. now to find lots of good homes for these colorful beauties...


the start of the handmade holidays...a cute tote on clearance at target got a nice facelift from moi and my new fancy shmancy machine. seriously. in. love. with. it.

a huge shop update to come soon! and i'm extending the 3 for $10 deal to include all $4 dollar earrings, so mix and match people and give some homemade love stocking stuffers. seriously. they're so good.

{PS: for all my myspace peeps out there, my account's been taken over by aliens. i can't even sign in to my page to delete it, so ignore any anal-probing that might take place. my apologies in advance...}

Monday, November 05, 2007

so guess who got a shiny new toy?

me of course. a spiffy new electronic sewing machine! oh the things it will do...i will do...we will do!

seriously. and my latest candy crave: rolos.
bollocks to you leftover halloween candy. bollocks to you.

Friday, November 02, 2007

and the good news is...

tonight i'm dropping my sewing machine off for repairs! i know, right, it's going to cost me money to get it back BUT it really could use a once over. it's my grandmother's machine from long long ago and she loved it, so it's only right that i start treating it like she would {and never tell her about the time i tried to sell it at a yard sale}...

Thursday, November 01, 2007

a 33% off sale! and your november discount deal

grettas.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

so here it is, two very fun etsy deals for you....

1) current gretta bags and book totes are on sale {33% OFF} but ONLY TO YOU! the two available gretta bags are $20 a piece and the two available totes are $10 a piece! as soon as you "claim" one, i'll edit the listing to the sale price and reserve it for you! but FIRST person to claim one by convo-ing me on etsy gets whichever one {or two or three...} they claim. make sense?

2) your november etsy deal is perfect pendants at 3 for $10! yep. just buy the three you want and type 3FOR10 in the message to seller...i'll refund you the difference after you make the payment!

happy thursday! (on this day in 1512, the sistine chapel ceiling was first exhibited to the public, yippee for useless trivia...)

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