Monday, November 30, 2009

Our 1st ButtonArcade Dress!

Not only does Button Arcade make fine quality, custom buttons to promote your business, Klye is also a very creative seamstress of Blythe doll fashion. Her dresses are extremely popular and don't last but minutes in her shop. If you are quick with nimble fingers, or just downright lucky you too could own one of these adorable dresses.

You see, we have been stalking her flickr and Artfire shop in hopes of snagging one of these beauties for a while. Always a day late or a dollar short, I was losing hope. Then a few months back I noticed she takes commissions and so I immediately got on the list. The list is long but well worth the wait!

I had just finished redesigning my shop logo and business cards to better capture the feel of what I sell so I asked Kyle if she could make a dress to match. The dress turned out wonderfully, I couldn't be happier!

The girls of course had a little fight over it, Thank God Kyle sent a little rubber chicken in the pocket of the dress, it helped Jesse calm down a little once she realized the dress wasn't for her. Little does she know that there is a surprise coming for her soon from frenchpants shhh! don't tell her!

The cool little comic above was created by me on my iphone with an app call Strip Designer. I LOVE this app and highly recommend it. 

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Christmas Treasury

My friend Lauren of Maybeads always makes the best treasuries! She featured my little gingerbread man in her latest one. It's a fun festive treasury with a lot of great items, please check it out, click and comment :)

I hope you all are continuing to have a long, wonderful holiday weekend! I actually have another update planned very soon! I received a special order in the mail today that I would love to share with you all. So please check back!

Friday, November 27, 2009

I have been featured on

Tara from has a section on her blog called Fabulous Friday Feature. She contacted me recently and asked to feature my work. I feel very honored that she chose me! The feature came out great, she asked me questions about how I got started and my inspiration and advice to others. If you would like to learn more about me please check it out here! She is a jewelry designer herself and makes unique beautiful jewelry, Thanks so much Tara!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you are shopping this weekend, I wish you great finds and fabulous deals! Be safe out there!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Shop Update and Happy Thanksgiving Wishes!

From sweet treats and Christmas trees to your favorite kitties and bears in Santa hats, holiday goodies are now in the shop. Just in time for you to treat yourself or your girl with a festive necklace for the holidays!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I can't wait for some delicious food and family time. My husband does most of the cooking, yipee! I'm really lucky (I hate cooking)! After dinner we will all sit around the table for our favorite card game Nertz. Have you every played it? It's a crazy fast paced card game similar to speed and solitaire that you play in teams of two. Teams try to get their cards out the fastest and the first team to run out of cards first yells Nertz! It's fast and so much fun! Check it out on Wikipedia if you would like to learn how to play.

For family gifts this year, I'm thinking of putting my digital scrapbooking skills to use and creating each person in my family their own special deck of cards to play with. You can send your design to Bicycle to create a personalized deck. Wish me luck, I have a lot of work ahead of me!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Look at this gorgeous pendant!

Recently on Facebook, a new friend of mine, Chad of SC Beach Beads, announced a giveaway of one of his pendants. I jumped at the chance and I won! All I had to do to win was guess his favorite flavor of ice cream, how fun is that?! It happens to be Chocolate Peanut Butter by the way. I am amazed at how beautiful his work is (this picture doesn't do it justice) and will truly treasure this pendant.

Chad and his wife Heather, own a glass studio in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, where they offer classes and sell their work. Believe me, if I lived nearby I would be there in an instant. If you are ever in the area I totally recommend stopping by, you won't be disappointed. Please visit their website  at

Thanks Chad! I really love the pendant! :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tom the Turkey Necklace

Tom the Turkey Necklace, originally uploaded by EmbellishYourself.
Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I thought Tom would need some one on one promotion. He's itching to find a home before Thanksgiving! For more info please check my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Recent Orders

Recent Orders, originally uploaded by EmbellishYourself.
I had a few orders come in over the weekend and I was busy making them and getting them ready for the mail. I couldn't resist taking a picture of them all in their tins. Don't they look fun? With the holidays right around the corner, the shop is keeping me busy and I love every minute of it!

Today, I spent the day at the torch and made some beads I'm pretty excited about. The best part is, I can't wait to do it again tomorrow. I have ideas swimming in my head right now and it's such a good feeling!