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I should be safe to post this as it’s past Christmas. 🙂 As some of you know, I use my antique Wolf dress form adorned with my wedding corset as part of my display at the Charleston Farmers Market, Lowcountry Artist Market, and Holy City Artist & Fleas. I have had several conversations with people about custom corsets and have hoped that I’d have the opportunity to make one for someone. I don’t openly seek commissions, but I am very much available to do them. So, during the last HCAF I had a conversation with a lovely woman. She took my card and said that this is what she wanted for Christmas. I tried not to get too excited but lo and behold, I had a phone call from her husband just a couple days later. I put together the gift card and dropped it by his office.


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I’m very excited to work on this project as I love, love, love making them! ♥

Look… I got something added to the new shop!


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More to come…

Design*Sponge Paper Snowflake Mini-Garland

Hooray! I would like to shout a big ‘Thank You’ to Design*Sponge for featuring the snowflake mini-garland today.

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Monday, Monday

Whew, what a weekend! Our night at Middleton (Thursday) as a lot of fun and we got some pretty decent photos. Friday was scrambling for various home things and to finish several pillows for the closing weekend of the Farmers Market. Saturday was a record day and it was sad to say goodbye to many new friends made during the season. Fingers crossed that we’re in for next year!

Here’s one of the few shots I’ve edited and most likely my favorite of the batch, antlers in the tanning shed.

I’ll have more photos online this week as well as some shop updates. I keep saying I’m going to update the shop and yet… it hasn’t happened. I seriously need some inspiration for the styling of the pillows when they’re photographed.

Monday, Monday

What a wonderfully busy and fun weekend was had by all. Saturday’s HCAF was much fun and I sold a few things. I mentioned to friends that I really don’t need to get attached to some of the things I make as I almost cried when this walked away with a delightful new owner. I’m busy trying to get more inventory ready for the closing weekend of the Farmers Market, coming up this weekend!

Here’s to a fabulous week! I hope to have photos of the newer pillows taken and uploaded to Etsy tomorrow.

Instagram is hijacking my blog

With shows every weekend until Christmas, needing to get the house decorated and various other goodies, I can’t say NO to it.

It was around 90° yesterday but we got the tree. It’s gorgeous.

We got the lights up last night.

And this is a teaser of a project Michael is working on for mom.

The thread racks are up and I love them! I had no idea I had that much thread…

Back to work!

Bon Weekend

I’m so very thankful that the issues in my last post were resolved quickly and rather painlessly. Michael is now the proud owner of a new phone (he’s like a kid with new puppy) and Best Buy exchanged the DVD player. Apparently they only have a 30 day grace period, including total failure, but they were more than happy to do it.

I have been working on a new round of pillows that will be finished tonight and hopefully be for sale tomorrow!

Have a great weekend.

The Happy Heathen on Etsy

I posted the bat garland update earlier and now it’s time to ‘officially’ share the new line of housewares I’ve been working on… sassy silk pillows! I really, really love making them and have a ton of ideas for the screens. I’m actually burning a couple after I get my social networking done for the day. Just click on the image below or just go the The Happy Heathen Etsy!

I hope you like these as much as I love making them.

One more for today

I just finished this pillow and I’m pretty pleased with it, so I wanted to share it! I have several more that I’m trying to finish as fast as possible. I do wish I was at this point LAST week!

I hope to get some decent photos tomorrow!

Monday, Monday

I tried to spend the weekend working on new pieces for the upcoming Lowcountry Artist Market, but I’m encountering some unexpected issues but I’m going to push ahead.

We stopped by one of the local antique malls to check if they’d gotten in some new jewelry pieces (that I’m using in a few wrist cuffs) and we found this gorgeous pair of milk glass lamp bases. Of course, now I want them to flank the sides of the bed and not mount the gooseneck lamps (whenever we get them finished!).

Michael is going to clean and rewire them and I need to start my search for the perfect lamp shades. I ultimately want a foiled lined interior, something like this awesome DIY shade. Part of me would like to have lining color, similar to this Heathfield oval silk lined shade:

If anyone can help me find colored metallic adhesive backed vinyl, I’d be greatly appreciative. My Google-Fu has not been as successful.

Earlier this year I fell in love with the hexagonal trays featured in the image below for the Arianne Organic Duvet Cover & Sham in the Pottery Barn catalogue and wanted to incorporate something like them for the bedside stools. I’ve been scouring the intarwebs trying to find them, but haven’t. I want to believe they’re Jonathan Adler trays, but I haven’t found any that are the two-toned. Even if we did find them on his site there is no way we could afford a pair anytime soon.


Click on the image to go to the Potter Barn page and a magnified view.

We stumbled upon these two wooden trays a couple weeks back for $5.99 for the pair. I couldn’t get them into our cart fast enough! We’re going to strip and paint them. I don’t know if we’ll try the ‘distressed’ edges look. At the rate my mind changes, anything is likely!

We have several more projects to start, such as the cool little light fixture we found to go over mom’s bathtub. It needs a lot of work but I think it will be perfect in the space. Her bathroom is pretty vanilla and she’s desperate for something that will encourage her to spend more time soaking in the awesome tub, now that she can get in it. We’re only too happy to help her!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week. I’m going to predict this week will be a little light on posts as I have so, so much to do!


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