September 9, 2009

I love you, Wednesdays.

Because, seriously, Friday is still 2 days away. I love you, Wednesdays is my bloggin' attempt at a.) shutting up about my products and sharing the love of others' with others! and b.) sharing sources of inspiration that often stands behind my jewelry and creative process. First of all, happy 9.9.9! (so less creepy than 6.6.6, huh?). I was all ready to make this I Love You, Wednesday's report about how I spent all of Labor Day catching up on some long overdue scrapbooking. About how I used to work at a scrapbook store and have invested more money than I care to admit on scrapbook supplies throughout the years. About how I take pictures FOR my scrapbook, not make the scrapbook for the pictures. About how I have yet to finish my scrapbook for a trip I took to Italy two years ago this week, and the last two years of school, and all that was our wedding. And about how I put all my jewelry making stuff away this weekend and got cozy in the craft room again. About how I started making a dent in my scrappin' again this weekend! I was going to blog about scrapbooking, until I stumbled upon this super fabu website: I swear people create this stuff with my addictive personality in mind. The website is a host for fabrics listed on Etsy, all listed by color range, like color swatches. So if you are looking for a pink-ish color that has some green in it, just click on the hue of color you dig and voila! There are a bunch to choose from, and in single, double, or triple color combinations, all posted neatly on a black background. Needless to say, I spent more time on this site than I am willing to admit :) Though I do have a sewing machine and a mad addiction to Project Runway, I am not much of a seamstress - YET. And all the while I was looking at these fabrics, I couldn't help but notice how I was attracted to bold, chic, yet somewhat retro prints (much like my love for Marimekko and Amy Butler prints!). And that the combination of lime greens, teal blues, and magenta pinks seemed in tune with what I have been going for this fall in terms of new jewelry creations. Here's what I came up with: I never realized the depth and scope of the fabric industry on Etsy until this super-fun search! And the more I looked at these swatches, the more I couldn't help but think how FABU they would also look as scrapbook paper! Now if only I could justify buying more scrapbook paper...!
So, what inspires you today?


  1. Oh no you didn't!!!! You just commited a know that, right? You have aided and abetted me and my serious addiction/disease/obsession! Even as a paper crafter, I have begun collecting fabric....why????!!!!! Well, some of it I use when scrapbooking, some of it for some vague plans, and some that I have no idea why...but, I just love the colors and patterns so. Sigh. Now.....if you don't want to rationalize more scrapping paper, you could rationalize stamps to make your own???? ;-> lol

    Good for you for scrapping again! Don't feel bad about being don't even want to know how far behind I am. So, I just try to enjoy the proccess. to check out what could be the end of me......... :>

  2. Oooh, I am totally in the market for some fabric for DIY Christmas gifts this year. Will have to check Etsy out!

    BTW, I watched Top Chef last night with you in mind ... was paying close attention to Padma's choice of jewels. =)

  3. Julie AbrahamSeptember 10, 2009

    Oh Christyn, I love that you memtion Marimekko fabric! I have loved it since the very early '70's! (Maybe even a little earlier) When I was in college, there was a Marimekko store on campus! My sisters and I bought the fabric and strecthed it over an artist canvas, hung it, and voila! We had instant artwork for our rooms!!!

  4. this makes me wish, more than ever, that i could sew!

  5. Woa!! That's so cool! I love the use of pink and teal. I can't wait to see what you come up with next :-)

  6. I did receive the necklace and I love, love, loved it!

    Thank you :)

  7. Oh deeeeeear... I think I may get addicted too. You're evil, you know that? ;-)

    Also, thought you might want to know about the giveaway I'm doing on my blog. Go here to enter: