Friday, June 25, 2010

Pretty Etsy Treasuries ♥

Etsy Treasuries are fun to make and even more fun watching other Etsians make them. I love the pretty collections of items people put together. And of course, I love it when one of my products gets mixed in! I thought I'd share with you some treasuries that have made me smile :)

Turquoise and Tie-Dye
Peace Out
Crazy Daisy in Orange and Purple
Rainbow Connection
These treasuries are still live, so feel free to click over and get a closer look at these amazing handmade items ♥

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Studio ♥

Yesterday, the sun finally came out in Portland. I took the opportunity to set up my summer studio in the backyard. It's so great working outside! I spent a few hours getting some new tie-dye t-shirts tagged and ready to be sold at Tender Loving Empire.

I'm so excited for summer! The clear skies and warm weather have brightened my mood and energized my creative motivation. I'm feeling ready for some new projects! ♥

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Camp!

I am soo so glad to be taking the RVA Summer Camp class! Having a list of fun, crafty projects already planned out, waiting for me to do is exactly what I need right now. Camp has just started and the first project is to create a summer logbook. I used a bunch of different random papers I had on hand for the inside pages and a bright piece of scrap fabric for the cover. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I can't wait to start filling it with summertime daydreams and doodles ♥

That's all for now! Peace ♥

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I'm a mess I guess....

Everyone's lives have cycles of ups and downs.. Lately I've felt pretty low in life. The rainy Portland weather has spun me into a spiral of having no motivation and a general feeling of being creatively stuck. The weather this past weekend has been a blessing. It has felt so good to be outside and soak up the sun, but I'm still feeling 'stuck'.

I've been dreaming about new destinations, new environments and I how I want to change my living situation. Here is where my thoughts have been lately...
(dream everyday)
(nice shrubbery)
(trio of love songs)
(trio of love songs)
(bohemian shoebox)

With that said, I'm giving myself a break from my blog posting schedule for a little while. I need some time to focus on getting myself and my life together, back on track, and moving forward. I'll still definitely be posting things a few days a week, they will just be as random and chaotic as my life currently feels :)

So, bear with me! Hopefully a week or two of this will be enough to get me going again. Have a great week everyone!

♥ Rachel

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Show of Awesome!

I am very excited to be included in the Show of Awesome! It's happening next Saturday at the Doug Fir Lounge. Me and 40 other awesome vendors will be selling our wares. Be sure to stop by!

Show of Awesome!
Saturday, June 19th from 10am to 3pm
at Doug Fir Lounge
830 E. Burnside in Portland
40 talented handmade vendors from across the country
PLUS a free projects at the Make Something Awesome area

This event is happening in conjunction with the Summit of Awesome and is sponsored by Crafty Wonderland, DIY Lounge and Hello Craft.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Until next week...

If you can't already tell I've been falling a little behind with my blogging schedule. But I'll be back next week I promise! See you then. ♥
(photo source)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Art on Etsy ♥

Today I've decided to change up my usual "Artist of the Day" post by sharing with you some of my favorite artists on Etsy. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
(Johanna Wright)
(Andy Kehoe)
(Emily Balivet)
(Golly Bard)
(The Black Apple)
(Charmaine Olivia)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rain rain go away...

With June here, I am READY for summer. But June in Portland is usually more rainy than sunny. After last weekend, I am ready for sunshine and spending time outdoors. Here is a little ode to the sun ♥ Please! Come out and play!

June Playlist

Well after a weekend of amazing music, I thought it appropriate to post my current playlist. Let me know what you think! Enjoy ♥

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Photos from Sasquatch!

Wow, what an amazing weekend! I had a blast at the festival, but am so happy to be home with a hot shower and a bed to sleep in. Here are some photos from the weekend fun...

I set up some of my tie-dye at our campsite in hopes of selling a few things.

Our camp neighbors.. (I really wanted to sit on their bus deck!)

Minus the Bear on the mainstage.

Me and Friends!

Gorge sunset!

Me in my hippie clothes ♥ Oh, and delicious tacos!

Massive Attack on the mainstage.

We got backstage for Quasi

I'm still amazed by the awesome view from the mainstage. All in all, it was an incredible weekend.
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