Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Shoes!

Ahhh, shoes. The colors! The textures! The styles! From flats to heels, casual to dressy, around the house to out on the town...the possibilities are endless. I'm one of those women that truly believes you can never have too many pairs of shoes. Seriously, you just can't. So this Wednesday Wishlist is all about beautiful, beautiful shoes.

Bow Tie Bootie in Light Blue at

Lily Darling Cherry with Black at
Aren't these fabulous?? Where has John Fluevog been all my life?

Seychelles Trip The Light Fantastic in Aqua at Lori's Shoes

Jeffrey Campbell Tick at

Christian Siriano Walk It Out Laceless Zip Oxford at

Rocket Dog Women's Memories at

Jack Rogers Navajo Society in Red at

Frye Harness at

Citrus Python Orange at

Bare Traps Women's Evie at

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Vintage Rings

A new feature here on the JMO Blog: the Wednesday Wishlist, personal picks found while browsing the web and added to my "I-Really-Really-Want-That!" list. Each week I will showcase items focusing on a specific theme. I've been somewhat smitten with vintage goodies lately, so what better way to inaugurate this new feature than with these little pretties I found on Etsy. Pretty groovy, huh?

Rainbow Stripe Resin Ring from Halfmad

Russian Red Garnet Crystal Glass Ring from Sherla

Golden Pearl Earring Turned Ring from Forever Classique

Thai Princess Ring from Klines Jewelry

Mojave Stong Ring from Britt Design

Art Deco Diamond Filigree Ring from Lauren Rose Design

Sno Cone Retro Ring from Pink Saguaro

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Discover This ~ The Curious Pug

I am so excited to present the newest featured indie artisan in the Discover This Series, Alycia of The Curious Pug on Etsy. Located in California, Alycia creates some of the most unique and adorable magnets, cozys, ornaments, and brooches made from felt and clay, and even has a few glass tile creations, too. One look at this shop and you'll be squealing with utter delight! Alycia has officially been on Etsy since November of 09, but has been creating all her life. She's pretty much self taught in her craft, with her only real "training" coming from her mom who taught her how to sew when she was a kid. After graduating from an xray training program in June of 09, she had (and still has) a hard time finding work so she took matters into her own two hands and started up The Curious Pug in November of 09. It keeps her busy, and she says "it's been wonderful having others enjoy my work." What's not to enjoy?

When asked where she gets inspiration for her designs, she says "Basically from things that I think are cute or colorful. And I get lots of ideas that just pop in my head at night as I'm trying to fall asleep." I can certainly relate to that!

Alycia is glad Etsy has given her the opportunity to open her shop since selling her designs "has always been something I've been interested in doing but never got around to because of busy schedules and time constraints. But as of now, I can focus fully on my shop and creating more items for customers." She says a whole new floodgate of creativity has opened up since she started her shop, thanks to the wonderful Etsy community. "Anytime I've had a question or concern the forums would be my number one spot for answers. Everyone has been so helpful and insightful so to them I am grateful."

If you're looking for something unique and different, or maybe even a little quirky, then that is what you'll get from Alycia. So head on over to The Curious Pug and check out all the offerings!

Be sure to follow Alycia's blog for all the latest news.

Special thanks to Alycia for participating in the Discover This Series on the JMO Blog.