Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Fairies

I wish I had a chance to post about this sooner, but thought it being Christmas day and all, it still wasn't too late to share these little Christmas Fairy ornaments I made for gifts this year. They were originally inspired by this post I found via Pinterest. Their bodies are made from hand-painted old-fashioned clothespins, their dresses are yarn pom poms and I added wings made of felt and glitter. They turned out so darling and made a sweet addition to Christmas trees everywhere.

I didn't do hardly any Christmas shopping this year and opted to make things for friends and family instead. In addition to the fairy ornaments I made some tiki-themed homemade goodies for people to enjoy. I even ordered some pretty labels from my work to package them up in.

Hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing Christmas! Peace, Rachel

Monday, December 24, 2012

Vintage Christmas Trees

I've loved collecting vintage photos of Christmas trees this year. They seem so much more elaborate than our modern day Christmas trees (so much tinsel and trains!)

Something about seeing these vintage black and white photos really just draws me in. I can only imagine what these were like in real life!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Cheer: Day 5

This is one of my favorites!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Cheer: Day 1

Greetings! We are in the midst of the holiday season and I'm sure like me, you are all busy finding the perfect gifts, decorating your christmas tree, and baking up lots of holiday treats. I've been collecting lots of fun holiday inspiration lately and have decided to share some Christmas Cheer here everyday until December 25! Enjoy!

Friday, December 7, 2012

This Weekend!

Hope you've all had a wonderful week! I wanted to let you know about some happenings this weekend. First is Society6 is offering free shipping now through Sunday. This is their last promotion of 2012, so be sure to pick up your favorite iPhone case from my shop! CLICK HERE to receive the promotion.

Also happening this weekend is the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale! I will be one of over 250 wonderful vendors selling their handmade wares at the Oregon Convention Center here in Portland. The first 150 shoppers in the door will receive highly coveted goodie bags plus there will be some free craft activities inside the show as well! If you live in the area, be sure to stop by for some holiday shopping! My booth is #197 right near the entrance.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Peace, Rachel

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

November Instagram

I still can't believe it's December! I've been so busy this past month with work, prepping for the holidays, and lots of other fun projects. I wanted to share a few Instagram photos I took from November.
I did some fall baking with my mom! You can find this recipe here.
 Two of my favorite things- crafts and nails with my friend Zerrin! We are making shrines out of kleenex boxes, pasta and glitter. Can't wait until these are all finished!
Lots of late night drawing. See this finished drawing here.
More crafting for the My Own Ideas blog. These mini snow globes turned out SO cute! Check out my tutorial here.
I traded for a beautiful crochet lampshade from Atmosphere on Etsy!
James and I hosted a pre-Thanksgiving party and had fun showing off our little tiki bar.
And our friends from A Wooden Nest hosted a post-Thanksgiving party complete with Karaoke. Here is James singing his heart out.

In between all that fun I printed and cut SO many cards for Screaming Sky Gallery and other stores around Portland.
How has your winter been so far?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Girl's Best Friend

In the midst of preparing for the Crafty Wonderland Holiday Sale, I've managed to finish two new drawings. I've been enjoying working with colored pencil and may need to treat myself to a new set of Prismacolors soon ;)

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