Sunday, December 11, 2011

Trunk Show Preview: Fabric Button Pendants

It's such a beautiful Sunday morning here in Richmond, Virginia!  Cold and not a cloud in the sky!  THIS is how I like to do winter!

I'll be heading back to my hometown in FL soon to spend some time with my family, as well as to co-host a holiday trunk show with my good friend and former neighbor, Marcy who is the creator of K.a.i-y.a. Designs.

Autumn's TN trunk show last month was a huge success and she's been busy filling orders.  Because my show is so close to Christmas (and is actually on the first night of Hanukkah), I have to focus on physical inventory, which has been no easy task.  Thankfully, I just LOVE what I do!

My kids have been very patient with me and my hubby has even helped me out with some ironing.   With their support, I've been able to come up with some fun new accessories to present at the show, which I have been featuring here on our blog and on our Facebook page.

Today I am going to show you some of my newest pendant necklaces.

I can't tell you how much I adore when my clients see my previews on the Facebook page and call dibs on certain pieces.  Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside, especially since I truly make each and every item with SO MUCH LOVE in my heart!  xoxo--Yvette

Click here to see where this and our other projects are linked!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Guest Posting at delicateCONSTRUCTION!

We are a day late announcing our guest post over at delicateCONSTRUCTION.  Michelle was sweet enough to allow us to share some of our favorite gift ideas for this holiday season.  Take a minute to visit her site and show her some love!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Everything Pouch

For years I traveled with the zippered pouch I was given when I opened my very first checking account. You remember those, right?  I'm not THAT old.  Sometimes it held my travel documents, other times toiletries, occasionally make-up. It accompanied me on my honeymoon and on our first family vacation to the Cancun.

It wasn't until I learned how to sew that I realized how HIDEOUS this thing was.  I couldn't exactly throw it out, it carried too many memories. So off it went to storage with 50 other bins of items with which we just couldn't seem to part.

I still needed a multi-purpose zippered pouch, so I decided to make my own using my favorite fabrics.

I ended up making two, because I kept thinking of new ways to use them! What do you think?  Tell us in the comments!

Click here to see where this and our other projects are linked!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Wrist Strap Key Rings

Years ago, my mom had her purse snatched while walking out of a department store with her arms full of shopping bags.  Because her keys were in her purse (along with our home address on her drivers license) we had to change all of the locks (and worried for years that someone would use her spare key to my dad's car to steal that as well!)

My purse is huge and no matter how often I clean it out, it is always a veritable abyss of receipts, wrappers, and goodness-knows-what-else. Because of this, I always dig out my keys before exiting a store and walking to my car.  The last thing I want is to be distracted while I find my keys in a parking lot. (I also tuck my cell phone into my pocket before walking into a parking lot.)

I had seen the bungee cord key rings and those made out of lanyard ribbon that could be slipped over the wrist, which would solve part of my dilemma.  But there was no reason that these wristlet key rings couldn't be more attractive, so I decided to make my own.

In a few days I was asked by three friends where I purchased my key ring, and AquaSeventy6's newest product line came to fruition.

Our Wrist Strap Key Rings have been a huge success in our shop and at our shows.  We carry them in many colors and patterns and can be made to order to match a handbag, a checkbook cover, your makeup case or more.

These are just some of your options:

I wish I would have had one of these when my kids were younger and I would have to hold their hands (along with my shopping bags, purse, cell phone and keys!)