Friday, February 18, 2011

Shop Talk

Today I'm listing some little things in my shop.  All handmade... supplies will be next time.  I still have the yo yo barrettes, remember those?  Well, I took better photos of them.


I also whipped up some tags in my signature style.
Tags 1

Tags 2

These are barrettes but I also make them as brooches.  I'm selling a few of the ones shown and there will also be listings for custom color combos.  Think of all the possibilities!

Now for the tough part, making it all the way through the long etsy process- ha ha.  After all, there aren't very more hours left in this day.  Besides upping my productivity level tonight, I'm also looking forward to one other thing.  It's burrito night!  I can't wait.  I'll be honest- nothing makes me feel better than guilty pleasure food.  Yummmm!

Have a lovely Friday night all.  I'll be all bundled up at home, but if you venture out into the wild and crazy world, be safe!

Happy Things

It's a gloomy day and I'm feeling a bit under the weather.  But despite this, it's easy for me to find lots of things around me to cheer me up.
New colors.

Our pretty mantle.

This picture of silly Natasha.

What's making you happy today?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


A while back (as in October!) I did a personal swap with csjoyeuxnoel on swapbot.  It's occurred to me that I never showed you the loot.

She requested a woodland themed piece with dark colors, so I made her this-
I used a Sew Lovely Embroidery pattern on muslin.  I tinted it with colored pencils, didn't do so well on the dark color part, but she like it just the same.  Phew!  The sky is my favorite part!  I promise, the border isn't really crooked.  It just looks that way with my sloppy photo- whoopsy!

For the trees, I used a few browns.  Not sure if it makes a big difference, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

 In return, csjoyeuxnoel made me this!!! Awwwww yeah- a great one-liner from one of my favorite movies, Casino.  I told her to surprise me and mentioned that movies are kind of my thing.  She did great- thanks, Courtney!

Sorry about the edit, I'm trying to keep it clean.  You know, for those folks who are reading this at the office when they're supposed to be know who you are.  I would hate for you guys to miss out on lovely, crafty distractions on account of my potty mouth.  To be honest, I'm surprised I've managed to maintain a profanity free blog for this long.  Considering the fact that I cuss like a sailor in real life.

That being said, here's the scene that this awesome stitchy piece is referencing.  It is most definitely not safe for work, unless you work someplace pretty cool.  Please don't tune in if you dislike cinematic violence, gangsters, blood, Joe Pesci, the F word, and/or tools such as, ice picks and vices.  You have been warned, thank you.

Hope everyone is having a great day.  Aside from feeding an addiction to Words with Friends, I'm getting a lot done.  Some stitching, some painting, some sewing.  And a little bit later I'm going to get busy in the kitchen making my famous lasagna....  I love busy days!

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's True...

Happy Valentine's Day to each and every one of my lovely readers!
Yours, Neglectful Nancy
aka Jackson the Mafiosagrrl

p.s.  Thanks for sticking around while I've been a naughty blogger.  That's one reason I love you so!