Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Viva la Moda

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I am happy that I got my newsletter from Viva La Moda Magazine today and I am being feature on page 45 of the May 2009 Issue.

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You will find my little green whale reclaimed sweater bib in the Eco Fabulous Gifts for Little Ones article. A big thanks to Lisa for including me! This Fashion Zine is an online magazine dedicated to finding fabulous handmade fashions, indie designers, eco friendly items, vintage treasures, and all those wonderful things that unique handmade sellers have to offer. It is a stylish fashion magazine that pulls together a really great publication while still being friendly to mother nature by publishing online and not wasting paper and our precious trees. Take a minute to look at the fabulous magazine and sign up for their bi monthly newsletter to see when the next issue will be out. Oh and don't forget to spread the word about this wonderul magazine!

Hugs,Liz:)


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Saturday, May 16, 2009

I've been Indie Spotted

I've Been Spotted on IndieSpotting

I am happy to share that when I went browsing the pages of Indie Spotting on www.myshoppingconnection.com today I found one of my own creations! My Ella the Elephant recycled sweater bib is in the babies and kids section. Thank you Indie Spotters for noticing me:) Ella is still for sale in my etsy shop, www.cherrylanejane.etsy.com.

If your not sure what Indie Spotting is just take a peek over there and you will find beautiful photos in a gallery filled with handmade unique items for sale all over the web. Indie spotters find them and put them all in one place for you to window shop with ease.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

remodeling

Spotlight:

I am happy to give a big thanks to Karen of Mystic Wynd for doing a spotlight of CherryLaneJane! I did a little interview that you can read over on her blog. http://mysticwynd.blogspot.com/ Please take a minute to stop on over and read a bit about my shop and my childhood.

here is a bit of what you will see......

I grew up on a large 200 hundred acre farm that was no longer in use, except for the fields of corn and soy bean. Cherry Lane Farm was our haven in a suburban town filled with newly developed neighborhoods, soccer fields, and shopping centers. We lived atop a hill over looking Cincinnati and the view was breath taking! We used the old farm land as our playground


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REMODEL

I have been in the middle of a remodel in the basement. We moved into this house and the basement was finished....well kinda finished. We have lived with it for 2yrs and thought it was time to get rid of the yellowish orange walls, the rusty orange trim, and the awful dark blue carpet that shows everything! If you sneeze it shows the dust and that makes our poor vacuum work overtime. Especially since my husband has a bit of a clean freak streak in him. It is a large double room that we use for a second family room and the other side is for the kids playroom.

Today the carpet guys are installing the new carpet so I am thrilled! As soon as we have it all done I will post the after shoots, but for now here is a peek at the horrible before pictures. The stairwell had lattice on one side and wood paneling on the other..... yuck!

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this is it after the carpet was removed and the walls were primed for the new paint. It already looks ten times better.

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I have been so very busy with ripping carpet out and sanding and painting that I haven't shared any of my new items lately. Here are a few of the new listing at CherryLaneJane.etsy.com. All but one are made from reclaimed vintage sweaters.





As Always Hugs, Liz:)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Adding to my Fabric Stash

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I haven't added to my collection of fabric or my "STASH" in quit some time, but I had some extra paypal cash and decided to splurge on some fun new fabrics. I already have a ton of projects in mind for most of them. I know that my fabric stash is already quit large. I have collected things from my mothers vintage 70's and 80's stash and from my aunts stash. I have also spent plenty of money over the years in fabric, but if your an avid sewer or quilter than you can NEVER have enough fabric! I know some of you know what I mean. No matter how much my husband cringes when he sees my craft room and all my stuff I just close the door and smile because that is my passion. The best part of having a substantial stash of fabric is that whenever you need something you don't have to stop in the middle of a project to go find fabric at the craft store or wait to get it shipped to you. It is all there just waiting for your next inspiration.

I ordered these online on Friday and by Monday at noon they were in my mailbox! Talk about a wonderfully fast shipping service. Thanks so much to Fabric Supplies at www.fabricsupplies.etsy.com. If you are in need of fabric than you must take a look at their large variety of beautiful quality fabrics.


I am so excited that I am off to cut and sew! Big Hugs,Liz:)






Saturday, May 2, 2009

This is my newest Treasury West! It is for all those mommies out there who love earth tones and that wonderful natural look.

Make sure you click and check out all these fabulous finds.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=52577



Hugs,Liz:)

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