Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I love Fall!!!

I truly think that fall is my favorite season. The colors are beautiful and vibrant, the world seems to be doing it's very best to decorate itself and there is pumpkin and apple flavored EVERYTHING here.
We are lucky enough to have an exchange student visiting and I've gotten to spend time with some of my best friends lately which has kept me busy, but I've also been VERY busy on the creativity front.
I saw a picture of these on the internet, and was reminded that my Gram had taught me to make a version years and years ago... so here are mine.
I'm out of practice, but they're SO pretty!!

And then... I made this for me because I really wanted to have my stuff organized and handy and at my fingertips. I was SO happy with how it turned out and I am still just giddy when I look at it!
When I showed it on facebook, so many people wanted one I decided to make them and put them in my etsy shop. (They're only $35 and include the pens for right now if you are interested, you can check it out at www.whimsybykelly.com)
And then I promptly got a ton of orders! YAY!

I also had several orders come in for custom converse and some cute geeky earrings. :)
So, I've been busy working on all of that.

I've done a few other things including this mini-mandala

And then I got to participate in this weeks Diva Challenge 189 which was UMT Yuma. This was my first attempt at this tangle and I struggled with it a little, but I love the idea of them feeding off the leaves, so I used green to add to it. I rarely use color but it seems to fit on this one!

I'm behind one, 188, which is one that I'm actually excited to work on, it's a LGBT alliance tile and I haven't skipped it, I just was short on time last week and didn't want to rush it, so I'll get back to that asap!

In the meantime, everyone have a great week and I'll check in when I can! Now, I'm off to go have some apple crisp or a pumpkin muffin! 


  1. nice work all - I like how you have used Yuma and the touch of colour

  2. Never had a pumpkin muffin. And what's an apple crisp? (Guessing this puff pastry folded with apple in the middle?) Now you've made me hungry - Bad girl. As for the tile, very pretty indeed. As well as the Yuma, i like the way you have made Rixty look sort of organic.Nice work.

    1. oooh, let me tell you about apple crisp. It is a baked dessert, like pie only without a bottom crust, and topped with a lovely crumble made of butter, flour, sugar, and cinnamon. When you bake it, it crisps up and is such a yummy contrast to the soft apple filling.

      Now I'm hungry! ha!

    2. Had to jump in right here. My first reaction was oooh also. I have not had apple crisp in years. I was going to comment below, but I'll just put it here. You have been busy. Love the organizer and the tiles are great also.

  3. very cool little clutches! I love that you hand decorate them, and that they are taking off so you are bringing in the big bucks.

    Love the tile, too. Your combination of patterns looks really good, stitched together like that! The piece as a whole reminds me of the thicket that Bambi was born in...I think it's the profusion of Rixty all over the place. It's so interesting to look at. Good job!

  4. Your tile with Mooka and Rixty next to Yuma is beautiful. I love what you did with the leaves

  5. Lovely challenge tile! Great choice of tangles!

  6. Yes, definitely put your cases in your etsy shop --- what with Christmas and Channukah right around the corner. I also like the way your yuma tile turned out.

  7. Great work, and I like your purse for pens and papers made out of an bookcover. Looks cool.