Reconstruction Zone

Nothing is better to wear then a stretchy comfy tee, but now you can jazz it up with this Turquoise Reconstructed Victorian Top from Angela Johnson and available at the Made Boutique. I also like the White Reconstructed Victorian Top and the Coral Reconstructed Victorian Top. They are one-of-a-kind, so get ‘em while you can.

And the Winner Is…

Laura from Biloxi, Mississippi is the winner in the I Support Indie Knockout contest and she will receive all the cool indie products pictured above. Laura was Contender #4 and she wrote how she loves decorating with indie style and even though she lost a lot to Hurricane Katrina last year, she at least gets … read more

“Because Mall is a Four Letter Word”

Be sure to check out The Handmade Market in Raleigh, N.C. on November 11th. The Handmade Market is a showcase of artists, independent designers, and crafters that is produced by The Handmaidens, a North Carolina collective of nine independent designers, and this Handmade Market is timed just perfectly for you to get all your holiday … read more

And Now for Something Completely Different

I make jewelry, you can find my shop at Tilting Swiftly, but even though I make jewelry, I love it and I am always on the lookout for something different than what I do—a girl can never have enough jewelry, you know…So, when I came across Mingi Jewelry I thought, “Here is something different.” I … read more

La Gauchita

I now have a new Guest Designer feature at my shop Tilting Swiftly. I will be offering for sale on my site, selected designs from some of the finest indie designers out there. The first featured designer is Alicia Freile of Gauchita who creates the most gorgeous hand-embroidered fabric bags. I wrote about Gauchita some … read more

Let’s Go to Bed With Some Amazing Design

I know that I have posted before of my dislike for busy patterns on my bedding—I absolutely cannot take overpowering patterns of any kind on my sheets and I prefer plain ones to patterned. As a result, I am always on the lookout for soothing and relaxing bedding patterns that are not visually boring. My … read more

Sinfully Delightful

What is it with octopi lately? I’ve been seeing them everywhere, which mind you is not a bad thing, because it’s my new favorite totem animal. The latest designer to incorporate an octopus in their designs is Sick on Sin. I just adore the Octopus Girlie Tee, which is available in sizes Small-2XL. Also new … read more

The Grandmama Indie Contest of ‘Em All

If you haven’t done so already, make sure to sign up for the Happily Handmade Giveaway. The Happily Handmade Giveaway was organized in appreciation of indie shoppers as a thank you for their continued support of indie businesses. Enter to win one of fifty amazing gift baskets full of donated indie items by visiting each … read more

Le Chapeau de Chocolat

By Blue St. Designs, I love this felt hat, which is available in cranberry, navy, and chocolate. I think I would look great in the chocolate one. Check out the other hat design at Blue St. Designs.



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