Saturday, November 28, 2009

After three looooong weeks with no computer, my new laptop finally arrived yesterday! So now i can finally share some new items with you, starting with this adorable little blush pink and celdon green tulle tutu. And as you can see, my charming kitty Ringo decided to pose in the picture as well. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Still Lifes

Having fun with photography in my kitchen.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

All Kinds of New Things

So here are some new and old things...the two purses are from a new line of bags called the Sexy Librarian Handbag (sister to the Sexy Librarian Clutch), the Purple and Yellow Fuzzy Wuzzy Scarf I just finished the other night, and the two scarf and hat sets I made last winter, but re-photographed and listed them on etsy today. The Sexy Librarian Handbags will be put in the shop Tuesday morning.
Hope you enjoy them!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First Fabric Flower

I've been distracted lately...don't want to make more bags right now but still feeling that NEED to create.  So I checked out a few how-to's that I've been meaning to try and came up with first fabric flower. I had so much fun that I started trying to figure out ways to incorporate these feminine little touches into my handbags.  Hmmm....I may be on to something!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Love! (TWLOHA)

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

Quick Numbers:

-121 million people worldwide suffer from depression.

-18 million of these cases are happening in the United States.

-Between 20% and 50% of children and teens struggling with depression have a family history of this struggle and the offspring of depressed parents are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression.

-Depression often co-occurs with anxiety disorders and substance abuse, with 30 percent of teens with depression also developing a substance abuse problem.

-2/3 of those suffering from depression never seek treatment.

-Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, and suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I am working on a 2010 Through the Viewfinder photography calendar. Here are a few image samples. Can you guess what months?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hand Knit Scarves

I knit all of these scarves last winter on large needles and with multiple types of yarn. They are super cute, very warm, and wonderfully fuzzy. For more pics (I have other colors as well), please check out my etsy site -
One day soon I promise to share some work made more recently...I'm behind on photographing my work!

Friday, November 6, 2009

ceejaybags - First Post

Hi!  Well, I'm taking the plunge and sharing one of my newest creations here with you all before I take it to the Craft Show I'm attending tomorrow.  It's made of an upholstery weight black and white fabric with a shot of RED cotton as the lining.  The single pleat in the center front adds just a little flare.

On a totally different note, I created my first tutorial on my blog today!  So many questions in the Etsy forums this morning about the benefits of Facebook, as well as how to get started.  Hope you'll head over to my ceejaybags blog here to check it out! 

new necklaces!

Here are some of the necklaces I've finished recently. I don't really like this scan so I'm going to experiment with photographing them on different backgrounds, but I wanted to share anyway!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hippie Flower Hair Band

I made this little headband with ribbon, buttons and hippie love =)
I'll be participating in 2 craft events this holiday season. 1 on Novermber 13 - the West Pharmaceuticals craft fair - open only to their employees. (My sister who works there hooked me up;-)
And also an event hosted by Teknion on December 3rd. This event is open to everyone in the Architecture and Design community only. More details to follow... =)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Creative Flow

Since I learned the new technique of Through the Viewfinder, I can't seem to put the cameras down and my mind is racing with ideas. I have ideas for images, handmade books, ATCs etc. Finding this technique is just what I needed to help my creative flow.

Monday, November 2, 2009

napkins: a neat gift.

Hey y'all this is my first post! I just moved to Philly about two months ago, so it took me some time to get my studio set up. Fortunately, I got settled just in time to make these napkins as a wedding gift for my dear friend. I decided to use one of the first motifs I ever printed, which is the silhouette of Irish Elk antlers. Their wedding colors were black and white, and it was a gorgeous event. I enjoyed being down in Houston for a couple days, but it was nice to come home to Philly. Please check out my other work; I'm new in town and I love to collaborate :)