Thursday, October 2, 2008

Charlotte "Chuck" Charles is here!

I've been drooling over Gentle River for a long time and finally made the decision to adopt her! She arrived today and I have to say she's even more beautiful in person. She was more than ready to pop out of her dark cardboard box and into a colorful world of fun as soon she debuted on my doorstep all the way from Hong Kong. The first thing she did was leap over a bowl full of cherries! She's pretty sassy and seems to be adjusting just fine considering she's got a houseful of siblings. Welcome Home Chuck!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Think I've Gone Bananas For Blythe!

Ok seriously if you'd have asked me a year ago if I wanted a Blythe doll I probably would've said....."Hmmmm....I think I'll take the money and buy myself a pair of Lucky jeans instead!" But now if you ask me today I absolutely will say "Yes in a heart beat"!!!!! I don't know what it is about these magical little dolls but they bring so much joy and happiness to me personally. It took me a long time to figure out which one to get because there are 1000's to choose from so I spent hours narrowing it down to my all time favorite Milky Way Sugar. She's so gorgeous and perfect! Her long brown hair has a tiny little flip at the ends and her eyes are beautiful no matter which setting I put them on. My favorite is the light blue that looks off to the side- so much personality! I've enjoyed sewing her different dresses and putting her in poses! She's the perfect model ; ) So here she is Tisley Sue! I'm hoping to get a few more very soon. The Rosie Red Encore & Cousin Olivia are next on the list!

Monday, September 15, 2008


This is an amazing print I just purchased! Had to share! Isn't she gorgeous? I love everything about this picture. Pinups and Octopie are two of my favorite things and to find them together wrapped into one was a real treat! I wish I could give you all the link but it's no longer available : (

Friday, August 8, 2008

A Retro Collecting I Will Go!

My obsession for years hasn't changed a bit! I think I was suppose to grow up in the 50's but alas I was 20 years too late : ) I cannot explain my love for the Vintage, the Old, the absolute Kitschy.... all I can say is Bring it On!
My parents live in Santa Barbara and I have to tell you ....I'm so glad they do! There's a little shop on State Street called Lewis and Clark ~ chock full of fun frivolities! Looky here I what I snatched up last week. I'm giving my mom the cherry napkin but the towel and the tiny wooden ornament will stay with me : )

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Recycled Material Gift Tags ~ In Honor of Earth Hour

I love hand made gift tags and was invited into Orgasmic Swappers for a small tag swap! I ended up making these for 3 partners. They each received all 4 tags! Bottle caps are a great way to announce messages ~ dontcha think?
Recycling is so important to me...for so many reasons.
Did anyone else partake in Earth Hour last night? No lights on from 8pm-9pm. Interesting.....considering I was home alone. It was so dark!!!! Scary!...just kidding...but it did make me think twice about flicking the switch!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Etsy (Finally) Open for Biz!

Scattered About, originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red.

Hi all! Well this chick has been very busy! I finally (after days, months and years of thinking about it) opened up my etsy store! It took a lot of time as I'm sure my fellow etsy-ers know! I've learned a lot in the short 5 days I've been open for business! Take good pics #1 rule in my book! Your pics are like the frosting on the cake! Please come visit my Etsy shop and look at all my creations!
Pinks & Needles

Friday, February 8, 2008

I'm in Love with Enid Collins Handbags

Enid Collins Handbags!, originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red.

I've been dreaming of finding some good Enid Collins bags and low and behold look what I found today! I didn't purchase them but I had to take a picture. They were both in very good condition too. What I'm really hoping for is one of her wooden box bags! This antique mall was so big and packed to the gills with great stuff ~ a wee bit over priced of course but a fun place I definately want to go back soon when we have more time to ding around.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Getting ready for my Birthday!

Coconut Buttercups I love to bake especially around my birthday! I used silicon baking cups in a rainbow of colors for these Coconut Buttercups! I know I use a lot of coconut in my baking but it's my husbands favorite!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick

yum yum-westwick, originally uploaded by mimi mojito.

My husband refers to him as "my new boyfriend" to love that when a husband has a great sense of humor about a cute guy on tv!I just had to blog this great shot of Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl)! He's my favorite character out of all the guys on the show. He's like the bad boy who deep down inside wants to be good. Unfortunatley it's rerun time again....but it's fun to watch all the episodes again. What a fun show - very entertaining seeing what's hot on the East Coast...of course this is coming from a West Coastie gal!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I Love Ribbon ~

Valentinzy Ribbons & Trims, originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red.

I decided to pick my most favorite Red, Pink and Valentine related ribbon and condense them in a basket for Valentine crafting! That way I don't have to shuffle through my stash to find what I'm looking for. Aren't they festive ~ super cute standing at attention : )

Why do I love to bake all the time?

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies These are an interesting texture for sure. They spread out really thin and were crisp around the edges but everywhere else they were nice and chewy!!! Yum yum! I love peanut butter!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Christmas lingered a week longer than usual....

I usually can't stand having the tree up for more than a couple days after New Years eve because our cats perch under the little table were it's set up and the fur balls are huge by the time Christmas is over.
But it sure was fun to get all of my Valentines stuff out! Since my birthday is 3 days after I always like Valentines to last about a week! So this year I know I want to decorate for my Birthday but I'm not sure what theme or even if there will be a theme. Of course I love all my pinks and reds, but poor hubby....I know he's easy going about stuff and of course he doesn't say anything but I'm sure he'd rather a different color be up to bat!