Saturday, August 28, 2010

Halloween Expo

I was in the dollar store yesterday doing errands with my friend and I saw that they already had there decorations up and candy out! We had a BLAST going through it all.

So I decided that I wanted to do a week long theme (maybe longer or shorter depending on everything I like LOL) I'm gonna try and put it into categories too.

For today though heres some awesomeness Halloween to get you going!!

Halloween Trick or Treat Candy Bucket - Hello Kitty Mummy

$18.00 USD (Approximately $19.53 CAD) 


Beware...Haunted, Handmade House

$50.00 USD (Approximately $54.24 CAD)

Creepy Skeleton Soap Bar Set

$5.00 USD (Approximately $5.42 CAD
$65.00 USD ( Approximately $70.51 CAD)

Cute New Way to Say BOO for Halloween on Onesie or Shirt

$14.99 USD (Approximately $16.26 CAD)

Bats in the Belfry - Whimsical Hair Pin Set

$15.00 USD (Approximately $16.27 CAD)

Moon decoration

$7.50 USD (Approximately $8.14 CAD)

Don't Laugh When A Hearse Goes By

$12.00 USD (Approximately $13.02 CAD)

lil' pumpkins - Needle felt Halloween decoration

$12.00 USD (Approximately $13.02 CAD)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Things I've Learned From Sewing at 2:00 a.m. ...

Thank you to Timothy Bruno for providing the original post. If you know who originally wrote this list, please let me know. I would like to give credit where it is due.
  1. I hate hemming.
  2. My bobbin winder hates me.
    Lisa Ashton's Corollary:
    Don't try to talk on the phone and sew a straight seam unless you intend for your finger to be included. Blood on white fabric is frustrating, and the screaming scares the cat.
  3. The more you try to fix the hem, the more you will screw it up.
    Lisa Ashton's Corollary:
    If you have just sewn the same seam inside out or right side to wrong side TWICE, it's time for a break.
  4. I need a serger.
  5. Don't use red chalk to draw the pattern on white fabric when you need the garb the next day.
  6. If the neck hole was too little the first time, only cut a little bit off at a time. There's no going back. I now have an off-the-shoulder undertunic.
  7. If you're trying on the garb you're sewing over and over to get the right fit, it's easier just to sew nekkid. Someone please tell me I'm not alone.
  8. The first time you sew it together, use a big stitch. They're easier to pull out.
  9. Trying to convince yourself that no one will notice that the sleeves are two different lengths gets easier as the night goes on.
  10. They play really crappy music on the radio at 2:00 a.m.
  11. Ignore the "Buy 1 more yard than you think you'll need" rule. Replace it with the "Buy 7 more yards than you think you'll need" rule.
  12. Get $1/yard fabric. Then you won't swear at yourself so much.
  13. You can see a black bra through $1/yard white cotton.
  14. You can see a white bra through $1/yard white cotton.
  15. You can see you're not wearing a bra through $1/yard white cotton.
  16. The warning on cold medicine that says you shouldn't operate heavy machinery while on this drug should state sewing machines specifically.
  17. If you're going to be trying on something that's pinned, and have to pull it over your head, remember to wear protective eye gear.
  18. The numbers on my tape measure move. They must. I've measured 3 times, and it's still not working.
  19. You really do have to match plaids or your butt looks funny.
  20. Remember Rule 6? Don't do that again on the over tunic. Next time, try a key hole.
  21. At 4:00 AM, leaving the garb too big sounds perfectly acceptable.
  22. No matter what you learned from your last 2:00 a.m. sewathon, you're gonna do it all again.
  23. Never cut fabric strips in the middle of the night!
    Michele Sol - ask her about her belly dancing outfit experience.
  24. It is best not to continue the project once the cat decides that you are still sitting at their night time sleeping area.
    Alix Jordan
  25. For the spouses of the 2:00 a.m. sewer: Learn to duplicate their "Are you still on the computer?" phrase and tone of voice. They may not be happy to hear it, but it gets the message through.
    John O'Halloran - Who had to do it on the eve of his wedding.
  26. If a costume needs machine sewing, and it is not done the day before leaving for an event, it stays home.
    Betsy R. Delaney
    Stephanie Carrigg's Corollary:
    If a costume is not done three days before the convention, it doesn't go.
  27. Allow plenty of time for bead work - complex bead work can require a year to do. Do your beadwork before the major construction.
    Lisa Ashton

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

September Blogging Special With Crissy Herron of

I got an email recently from a wonderful woman named Crissy Herron, I have been getting her tips tricks and suggestions in my inbox for quite some time now. When I got the below email, I felt I had to share it with all of you so if you have been wanting to up your game on your personal blog or maybe even wanting to finally start one yourself. Please consider helping such a wonderful person out.

I was in a bad car accident on Monday, August 16. My car is completely totaled - and I need to get a new one, soon!

I am putting together a September Blogging Special. All of the proceeds are being put towards a new car.

The price for this special is only $10. I am hoping that 100 people take advantage of the offer. That will be $1,000 - and that will go far in helping me purchase a "new" used car.

Here is what you will get when you sign up for the September Blogging Special:

- Daily blogging tips, sent to your email from September 1 - 30

- You will also receive daily blogging prompts through the month of September. You won't have to worry about blogger's block at all!

- Invitation only web chats throughout September. You will be able to get direct feedback from me on your blogging questions, as well as meet and network with other bloggers.

- A chance at free advertising! I will hold a "blogging challenge" contest in September. More details will be announced on September 1 - but if you participate, you could end up receiving some great free advertising on my site!

- And More! I have several surprise bonuses in store for you!!! But you have to sign up to find out what they are!

For more information, and to register for only $10, visit

If you decide this is not for you, I would really appreciate if you could please pass this link along on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter!

Thank you so much for all of your help,
Crissy Herron

Monday, August 23, 2010

Finding Harmony From Earth To Body- cksilver Jewelry

Obviously everyone knows I LOVE creating jewelry. I also love seeing what other Jewelry artists create, and where there inspirations come from. For the mother/daughter team of cksilver, it stems from a long love of jewelry and natural elements God and Mother Earth have blessed us with.  I personally love this too.

So lets take a walk through the shop shall we :D

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Let's Have a Laugh

I hope nobody will feel offended. It's all in good nature.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Blinged OUT Babz!!!!!!!



That's right, I'm talking about Elles Beads, baby you need it, you know shes got it! With so many choices you could go with this

or this

maby even this!

On second hand wrap it on up and take it all! What girl ever has enough jewelry and accessories......really. Lets be honest with ourselves here LOL.

So go on over to Elle's place and take a peak at her shop!

You know you wannnnnttttt tooo!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Making a new start, revamping my life-Starting with my hair :D

Well on a whim I decided to go and get my hair done.  I've been sick of the way it looked and how long it took to do things with it for a long time. So I decided to take the plunge!

Here's the before and after.


AFTER (but a little fuzzy sorry)

So in case you can't tell how much was chopped off. Here's an idea.

Yes that's right! I still have this hair because it will be donated to make wigs for cancer patients.

If you are interested in doing the same thing go check out Locks of Love here, for donation information. You wouldn't believe how much something so simple as cutting a large chunk of hair off can help a child who needs it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I am  so excited this week ( although a little late) to introduce you to the fantastic Kirameku's shop. These beautiful pieces of artwork and jewelry speak for themselves how fantastic they are.

So go check her out at the link above.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

25 Questions that Provoke Thought

If the question makes you think, it’s worth asking.
  1. What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you aren’t dying?
  2. Do you believe in the death penalty?  What if someone murdered your mother in cold blood?  What if someone murdered a stranger’s mother, but saved your life the month before?
  3. If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?
  4. Would you rather be rich and paralyzed from the waist down or poor and able bodied?
  5. What’s the most expensive gift you have ever received?  Is it the best gift you have ever received?
  6. When was the last time you lied?  Is it possible to lie without saying anything at all?
  7. Stealing is immoral, right?  But what if stealing was the only way to feed a starving child?
  8. If I gave you $20, what percentage would you – really – save?  If I gave you $200,000, what percentage would you save?  Should there be a difference?
  9. If someone could tell you the exact day and time that you are going to die, would you want them to tell you?
  10. If you found out you were going to die today, would you have any regrets?  Would you be happy with the way you spent the last 24 hours of your life?
  11. What’s your single greatest moment of personal failure?  Looking back on it now, did it make you weaker or stronger?  What did you learn?
  12. Do the words ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ mean not being persecuted or discriminated against, or do they mean doing whatever you please?
  13. Have you ever discriminated against someone?  Imagine that a street gang notorious for wearing purple shirts has robbed and murdered several hundred people in your town.  If a man wearing a purple shirt just rang your doorbell, would you answer it?
  14. Is it crazier to choose to be poor or to spend 40 years of your life hating 40 hours a week?
  15. Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time?  How many hours a week do you spend watching TV, or playing video games, or…?
  16. Do you ever celebrate the green lights?
  17. If you could be given another talent or ability, what would you want it to be?  Have you ever – really – tried to perfect this ability in yourself?
  18. No matter how bad things get, are you aware that someone always has it worse than you do?
  19. When you help someone, do you ever think, “What’s in it for me?”
  20. Joy is found with simple awareness.  What does your joy look like today?
  21. What’s the difference between ‘living’ and ‘existing?’
  22. Are you willing to sacrifice the life of your child or lover to support a war?
  23. Do you ask enough questions, or do you settle for what you know?
  24. If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?
  25. If your life was a novel, what would be the title and how would your story end?
Please share your thoughts, and additional thought-provoking questions, in the comments section below.
And check out the original post here

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Some Inspiration For Your day

          “Fall seven times; stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb
“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” – Joseph Campbell
“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
“All is flux, nothing stays still.” – Heraclitus
“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.” – James Joyce
“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” – Plutarch
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus
“Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else” – Judy Garland
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
“The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven” – John Milton
“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Special Addictions Feature

So anybody who knows me knows that I love animals and one of my absolute faves is the owl! What other living thing can turn it's head 270 degrees. It's insanely cool you have to admit!

Owlsome Gifts love of everything owl came out of her college, in which the owl was there mascot. So everything owl of course is essential. Of course you have to look super cute at the same time, which is the reason this shop was born for everything owl related. Jewelry, paintings, plushies and pillows and MUCH MUCH more. Anything and everything owl that she comes up with.

Monday, August 2, 2010


I hope everyone has a great long weekend! While everyone else is closed don't forget we are still open at ElizabethMD Jewelry Designs. So feel free to drop on by! We love to meet new people.



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