Sunday, June 29, 2014
I have been working on new bags and loving my new fabric designed by my hubby.
These bags and coin purses will be hitting the shop soon.
But for now I am filling the shop with vintage items
Its been awhile
First up this darling vintage half apron.
It has a unique vibrant needlepoint print all cotton in roses galore.
I just think it needs to be on a gypsy rose cowgirl out there somewhere
Then the cutest little kids belt ever, they don't make them like this anymore.
Hand crafted native american beaded leather belt A souvenir from Wyoming.
Then, I have carried this shirt around with me for ages since pulling it from a bale back in my vintage sorting days at Value Village.
Vintage Motley Crue Tshirt
All of these items are now listed in my ETSY shop.
I hope they find good homes.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Have you heard of Sevenly??
Well it is a wonderful organization that produces cool goods to sell to raise awareness and money for great causes.
This weeks cause is bringing awareness to Autism. Something near and dear to my heart.
Water soothes and changes a child. Thanks to Izzy Paskowitz and his vision for getting kids out into the water he started Surfers Healing. So when you buy from Sevenly this week the money help goes to send a child with Autism to Surf Camp.
These are two amazing organizations that are coming together to spread the word and change a lives for families affected by Autism.
Please take a moment and go to Sevenly and help change the way the world sees Austism and give back just a little.
I highly recommend you visit Vimeo and watch the Izzy Paskowitz story. I found this story just as our child was being labeled and I cried all day. I knew then I had to fight for my child. Today my child is now label free. Be the change a child needs. Spread the word. Do something.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Even as a kid it wasn't my favorite.
But this year it has all changed.
I am loving Summer this year. I know, I know, you are saying...But Amy Summer just started today. Well, our Summers start much earlier here in the desert and we have all ready been on 3 Summer vacations.
Maybe it is because I am finally feeling good and healthy to enjoy the workouts that Summer brings.
Swimming, walking, biking and just good ol fashion playing.
We have been doing a lot of all of the things listed above and it feels great.
Now that the heat is really hitting us here in the desert, we get in the pool early and then we stay put at home the rest of the day.
Creating, exploring, movie watching, and playing.
Me, I am busy creating away. I have 100's of ideas for my gypsy pouches and I just need to find the time to sit and make them. They really are like holding security blanket in your hand. Softest vintage cottons and hand stitched embroidery and doilies make up all of them. Each one is a one of a kind creation full of history and vintage goodness.
Stop in my ETSY shop to see more
Happy Summer to you all, how are you spending your lazy summer days?
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Oh it was splendid.
There is nothing like the beach to renew your spirit.
Then the sun went away and the fog rolled in.
The last two days were cold and foggy. We went to visit Grammy and were able to hop in her pool for about an hour before the sun went away again.
It was disappointing but we still had so much fun. We opted for a little shopping and site seeing around Laguna. Found some great stores.
Lala-Kerry Cassill is to die for. Her handmade linens are amazing.
Then I found a few vintage shops. Sin is Pretty is very cool full of oddities and vintage. The owner is super sweet. Blast is a vintage consignment shop packed full of vintage and high end consignment items. Also very chipper and nice. It was a fun walk down PCH to discover little boutiques. It was the perfect way to spend the day if we could play on the beach.
On the last night we did an early Father's Day celebration at Coyote Grill in Laguna. If you are ever in the mood for amazing Mexican food and very cool beach front views, then this is your place. They have GF and Vegan options so the menu is huge!
Great service too.
Thanks to the manager, she tended to the boys needs perfectly with no fear of GLUTEN or DAIRY contamination.
It was so fun and relaxing and I am sure we will head out a few more times before summer is over.
Monday, June 2, 2014
We took and extra long weekend to just go chill. And it seriously was the best vacation ever!!!
Next year we will skip Disneyland and just head for a super long vacation beach side.
This boy discovered boogie boarding and we couldn't get him out of the water.
We ate jelly sandwiches under the umbrella when lunch break came around.
He just chilled and watched the guys play volleyball.
We made sand castles, we swam and warmed our skin in the sun like snakes on a hot rock.
It was glorious.
In the evening we found a little time for some shopping. Walking thru Laguna shops always makes me happy.
We so hated to say goodbye to the beach. But lots of work has to be done at home. I have fortune cookies to make, and orders to ship.
But we will be back soon Laguna!