Monday, February 16, 2009

{Blogs, Blogs, and more Blogs!}

This week, I've had the high honor of being featured in two, yes, TWO other blogs written by fellow Etsy sellers! To me, this is such a huge compliment and I am always so grateful. So let me thank them both in today's post...

First, the lovely Audrey over at Pink Sunrise featured my handmade felt heart brooches.
Audrey is a knitter and she also sells supplies on her Etsy shop. She also designs banners and avatars for fellow Etsy sellers. Check out her stash of supplies, like this pretty ribbon:

Next, the talented Emily over at Tea and Laundry featured my vintage green bingo cards.
She plans on using them in a shadow box for her daughter's room. I have a young child too and I can remember how fun it was decorating his room. Emily's favorite things to make and work with are jewelry and paper goods . Check out her adorable resin charm!

Thank you Audrey and Emily, for making me and One Cozy Nest part of your day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

{Latest Project ~ Bingo Madness}

My husband hosts a poker game at our house once a month, so a lot of bottle caps are generated as a result. For years now, he has been "collecting" them in a bin next to the recycling container. When I ask him why he's collecting them, he doesn't have an answer, really. He just likes to collect things, what can I say? The other day I decided that I was going to put some of them to good use! I'm all for recycling things and turning them into new lovely things! So I picked some out and made these adorable, kitchy fridge magnets using some of my vintage BINGO cards.
You can find them for sale up in my Etsy shop called One Cozy Nest. They are backed with super strong rare earth magnets so even though they are small, they really hold tight. I also have a ton of vintage road maps lying around and I plan on using them to make more bottlecap magnet sets. Stay tuned and check my shop regularly!

Monday, February 9, 2009

{Life's Guilty Pleasures}

Here are a few of my "guilty pleasures"...for dinner last night I had peanut butter and jelly crackers and a glass of ice cold milk. Not exactly the healthiest of meals, but boy did it hit the spot.
My husband buys me flowers for no reason. I'm not sure why I feel guilty telling people that he does this, but I do. I'm no fancy schmancy gal either...the cheap supermarket flowers do me just fine!

Vintage linens and fabrics crowd my craft room. I have no idea what to do with it all but I love knowing that I have it.
I've also started to become drawn and addicted to paper ephemera...especially if it has numbers on it. Why? I have no idea.

I am constantly on a mission to make something if everything in my house needs to be fixed, straightened, painted, or organized. I can never let well enough alone. My latest project was to turn this area of my kitchen into a well-functioning work station.

I recently chopped off all of my hair. When 2009 rolled around I had had enough and I don't know if I'll ever go back, much to the dismay of my husband. For some reason, I feel sexier and more confident.

And finally...I go ice skating with my friends during our lunch breaks. We have such a good time and for once I'm not hanging onto the hopes of an early Spring.