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Whatever Weekend – Shoes and Tattoos!

Today, I fell in love.

With these:

Plum Knee High Leather Boots fo Women

 

Gipsy Dharma has some of the most beautiful, handmade, leather, festival-style boots I’ve ever seen!

I’ve wanted a pair of boots like this for years now, as the hubs and I frequent our local Scarborough Faire, and see handmade shoes like this on the regular. It doesn’t hurt that I secretly want to be a fairy. (Shh…) I’m also a lover of shoes that keep me close to barefoot, which is hard to find in a boot. If you’re curious about why going barefoot is so good, check out this link. As for me, I’ve always enjoyed going barefoot, and continue to do it for health reasons (as someone with FMS, it’s important to me to walk consciously to put less strain on my body,) but I am a girl, after all, and this girl loves her shoes! Could it get any better than custom-made by hand?

The designer is based in the UK, but she’s obviously accustomed to selling internationally. There’s no shortage of detailed info on her shoes and clothing, including measuring and sizing tips to help you avoid returns. She’s also eco-conscious, which, of course, I appreciate, and her customers are clearly very happy!

In other news, I’ve found a great tattoo artist who I’d like to do a tattoo I’ve had in mind for years now. Her name is Shanti (which means “peace” in Sanskrit, in case you were wondering,) and she specializes in Art Nouveau style. My idea is somewhat general right now – a celebration of life garden with specific flowers to represent specific loved ones and important events in my life, placed on my hip, and wrapping around to my lower back. I have plenty of notes on possible flowers, and would love a swirly, Art Nouveau style background to tie it all together. So, I need an artist with a good sense of botanical work, and I also want bold, rich color, and after looking at some of Shanti’s portfolio, I’m confident she’ll be able to provide just that. Look at this beautiful Iris (a cover-up, no less.) The color variation and attention to detail really drew me in.

Shanti - Bearded Iris

 

I’m excited to work on sketching out some designs and meet with Shanti after I’ve saved up enough money to sit through at least an hour-long session!

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Chelsea

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Tuesday’s Treasure – Just Peachy

Since I haven’t had time to make any new treasuries this week, I thought I’d browse the ETC group’s treasuries. I found this beauty, and though it’s already gotten lots and lots of views and clicks, it deserves more!

I Am Gorgeous by Geejee

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to love the color peach. It all started when I worked at an independently owned Hallmark store. We got different colored shirts for different seasons, and one summer the color of choice was peach. I was terrified, until I put on the shirt. There were so many compliments: “That color looks so good on you!” As my ego boosted and my hatred of the color (spurred by early 90’s pastel paintings and southwestern furniture) subsided, I realized that peach is just a romantically less common version of pink. Embrace the peach.

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Friday’s Favorites – Etsy 817!

We’re proud new members of the Etsy817 team! It’s a group of Etsians strictly in the 817 area code, which covers a good chunk of the DFW area. Here are a few of our favorite things from 817 members:

Etsy817 Discovery Treasury

If you’re near Arlington, you can also check out some of the 817ers (including us!) at the Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market Craft Show on Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come see us, and promote small, local handmade and agricultural business! Arrive early if you want dibs – the veggies and the crafts go quickly.

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Tuesday’s Treasure – Green & Gold

Two of Mom’s items have been featured in these beautiful treasuries this week: one of her fascinators, and a vintage lingerie set! Please check them out for inspiration, eye candy, and enchanting gift ideas.

Skin - Glam Gifts by RonitGolan

The Secret Garden by waterwaif

I like the first treasury for it’s muted nude and gold tones – a classic and elegant combination. Nudes and pale pinks are trendy for this fall, and gold is always in style. The second treasury is vivid and magical! I love that green is a popular color this fall – it transitions well into winter, spring, and even into summer. Lord knows I love a piece of clothing that will leave a lasting impression in my closet.

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Tuesday’s Treasure – Teal Time

Today’s featured treasury displays one of my favorite fall colors – teal. It’s a great transition color, compliments most skin tones, and is much more lively than greys and blacks (even though I have a ton of that in my wardrobe …)

Full of Teal by LavaGifts

On a side note, I separated my “already on sale” items from my “to sell at the vendor sale” items today. I feel much better! I also went through my Christmas decorations and found 3 grocery bags’ worth of decorations to use at the winter festival. Here’s a sneak peek at the flyers for the event:

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