Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fuzzy Monkey Felted Bowls

I am in LOVE with these adorable felted bowls made by The Fuzzy Monkey on Etsy!  I want/need/have to have one!  I'm really into felted bowls right now and these are amazing!  When I discovered their shop, I totally hearted everything in it and I decided that they deserved a blog post (and it counts as one of my entries for a giveaway of one of these adorable bowls on my friend Ashley's blog).  Check out my favorites:

So head on over to Ashley's blog, enter the giveaway, and check out The Fuzzy Monkey's Etsy shop.  I promise it'll make your day a little happier (it made me smile!)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gasp! Gray hairs!

Yes, those are gray hairs you're looking at.  I started noticing them when I was 15 or 16, but now, ten years later, they're everywhere!  Should I give in and start coloring my hair or just leave it?

I'm hoping a get a bunch in the front like Stacy London from What Not to Wear on TLC. That wouldn't be so bad.  If it's going to happen naturally, it might as well do something cool and look like her hair...

By the way, do any of you know if hers is natural?  I'm sure it's not, but just looking at it makes me feel a little better about graying at 25.  :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010


From the moment I started reading Shiver, I was hooked (I literally could not put the book down).  It's a love story about Grace, a teenage girl who was attacked by wolves when she was a child, and Sam, the werewolf who saved her life. I know you're probably rolling your eyes, thinking, "Not another werewolf story!" but this one is awesome.  I don't want to go into too much detail, so just trust me when I say you need to read it.  Maggie Stiefvater is a fantastic writer, it felt like I was in the story and left me breathless at the end.  I bought the second book a few days ago and can't wait to start reading!  So go get a copy and let me know what you think when you're finished :)

What's your favorite book?  What are you reading right now?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

381 Mida Lane Giveaway

I know you guys are going to love this giveaway! Have you checked out 381 Mida Lane's etsy shop yet? If not, you should.  Miriam from 381 Mida Lane so generously offered to give one of my readers a pair of her white feather earrings...

Aren't they gorgeous?! These are some seriously awesome earrings. She sent me a pair and I LOVE them! Miriam is so talented, you really have to check out her other creations. Another one of my favorites are these Layered Feather earrings

Here's how to enter:
Visit 381 Mida Lane on Etsy and leave a comment on this post, telling me what item from her shop is your favorite!

Get extra entries (up to 10!!!) when you:
1. Follow my blog
2. Add Miriam's shop to your Etsy favorites
3. Like me on facebook
4. Like 381 Mida Lane on Facebook
5. Follow me on Twitter
6. Follow 381 Mida Lane on Twitter
7. Talk about this giveaway on your Facebook status and link to this post
8. Tweet about this giveaway and link back to me... @madebyjewls
9. Add my blog button to your blog sidebar
10. Make a purchase from 381 Mida Lane

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry, and make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! This giveaway will close on September 30'th. Good luck!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Yours Truly Dear Winner!

And we have a winner! picked number 27...

So Heather from A Measure of... send me an email at madebyjewls {at} gmail {dot} com with your address and I'll mail you some ridiculously cute hair bows. :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Front Page, Yeah!

Guess who's Halloween treasury made it to the front page of Etsy on Monday? Mine! I didn't even send out emails to the people I featured, and my treasury still got picked! How cool is that?! Well, here's a peek at what it looked like.

P.S. Craft Cult rocks. I wasn't home when my treasury was on the front page but I was still able to get a screen shot from

Friday, September 3, 2010


I've been watching a lot of "Say Yes to the Dress" on TLC and have come to the decision that if I were to get married to Chris all over again, I'd wear this dress...

it's a Claire Pettibone dress and I'm in love with it.  I loved my wedding dress when I got married (and I still love it), this one is just awesome as well. I've always wanted to wear flowy skirts, flowers in my hair, and walk barefoot everywhere and this dress is that. So because I'm already married, I need to figure out another event that I can wear this to (maybe for our 5 or 10 year anniversary???)