Thursday, March 19, 2009

I was in an Etsy Gift Guide, TWICE today

I stumbled across two of my items in two different gift guides.......woot. One item was in travel, not really sure why since it is a watch but works for me! The other item is in Nostalgic Whimsy.

Today was a good day

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This made me go....wheee!

Whee!!!!!!! I totally need a life, finding these on my favorite filigree shop made my day.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Distressed and Endearing

To get my mind off my mind I created last night.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Crushing on AARP

Ok so maybe crush is not the correct term. While sitting in the ER for what seemed like years I started on John McCain's book Faith of My Fathers. The life this man has led is amazing. The fact that he has not lost his mind after years of being a POW is impressive. That he still loves his Country after the fubar of the Vietnam war speaks volumes of his character. Today dignity and self respect seem to be a luxury, but not something most people strive for. Also the fact that he realizes how he could have done better in life, recognize his failures and admit them makes him even more amazing.

I would have to say one of the sexiest things is a man that has Honor.

So does that sound like a crush on a 72 year old man?

Steampunk thinks Wal-Mart sucks!

I have noticed our Countries newest facination with the depression era. We grew up in the 80's, the biggest hardship we faced was if Safeco was out of Aqua Net. Our society has become so materialistic and even then those materials are not coveted. The first sign of wear that once loved over priced car gets traded in.

We seem to long for when life was hard. So we could prove our worth, work hard and be rewarded. I think this is one of the reasons Steampunk has blown up like it has. Its a peice of history, since we don't really feel like we have our own we have borrowed from the past. We are tired of brand name labels that make us all look different in the same way. People demand a lot more than mass produced items, they want to own an item that will be special, last, and of course be unique. In creating Steampunk jewelry I went through my Grandmothers baskets and boxes to see what all she had kept. She kept everything, there is a huge basket of shirt buttons. They didn't have much, but the coveted what they did have. Sounds like a great way of being.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Steampunk Jewelry

New Blogger Angst

My first blog, all I have to say is that I may just be to stupid to format this site.

Guess we shall see.

Is there a blogspot for dummies?

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