Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gift A Day from Etsy by Kristin

Today's Gift A Day Idea is something I definitely need for The New Year! Made by fellow Hoosier, KeepsakeCouture, this planner/calendar is everything I want! It's purple and green! My favorite colors!

"A planner that starts and ends when you want it to! Our 12 month weekly planner is perfect for keeping track of the things that keep you busy in life! This durable planner measures 8.5” x 11” and is professionally spiral bound with durable black coiling for easy access and use.

The front and back covers were made with patterned paper/card stock and reinforced and protected by clear covers. There are monthly views for each of the 12 months you specify and a page for each week to track your busy schedule.

Each month has an area dedicated to listing your task list, important dates, and other notables. Nearly each weekly view (excluding the first week of each month) has a blank page to the left of the binding that is perfect for writing down directions, meeting notes, etc.

Planner Features:

- Measures 8.5” x 11”
- Die cut numbers "09-10" on front cover
- Monthly Page Views of 12 months as chosen by the buyer
- Notes page with Task List, Important Dates, Etc.
- Weekly views with ample area for notes
- Durable and spiral bound with clear cover reinforcement

~ Just a reminder ~
Most covers and products are interchangeable at no additional cost! For example, if you would like a cover used on another product for this planner, just convo me and I'll be happy to send you the list of available covers!

* Please add in Notes to Seller section the start and end dates of your 12 months of choice. * "


My next idea is also something I want! My master bedroom deserves this fun piece! From ChuchEByrdWallArt, this Eiffel Tower would look so wonderful in my room. I have a Parisian theme going on and this decal would finish it perfectly!

"This is a highly detailed Eiffel tower that we have spent hours on tweaking the details to give you a sharp crisp decal, no grunge on this one.

It stands 8 feet tall by 4 feet wide and comes in 3 pieces for an easy installation.

We also have this decal in 2 other sizes

2 feet $24.00

5 feet 48.50

Please specify which color and finish (Matte or Gloss) you would like in the "Message to Seller" box when ordering

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Each one of our decals is made from the finest high quality self-adhesive vinyl. And, we have 40 stock colors.

Our Gloss vinyl is rated to last 6 years for exterior use and so much longer when used on any interior. Our Matte vinyl is rated to last 3 years for exterior use and it too will last so much longer when used on any interior. We recommend Gloss finish for outside use. We highly recommend Matte finish for inside use, as it gives a deep rich, almost hand painted look.

All of our decals are very easy to apply. They look great on any wall, window, or mirror and are perfectly suited for any smooth, clean surface.

Vinyl wall decals offer a fast easy way to decorate your home with out all the hassle of painting.

Our “No Paint” wall murals can change the look of any room in minutes. With our many patterns you can combine them to create a design that is truly unique to you and to your home.

In many cases our decals can be re-sized to suit your decorative needs. Just convo us and ask for a quote.

We create each Decal AFTER your purchase so that we can make them in the color of your choice and facing the direction you want.

Please chose from our 40 colors the color and finish (Matte or Gloss) you would like your decal made in and include it in the "Message to Seller" box when ordering.


Every decal comes with Complete, Easy to follow instructions that will walk you through each step. You will find on our website, a video tutorial that demonstrates each step. Just copy and paste into your browser and see just how fast and easy you can add flair to your walls. (http://www.chuckebyrdwallart.com/HowToInstallVinylWallArt.htm)


Shipping is Free for any one order totaling $125.00 or more. (Shipping fee with be refunded at time of purchase)
Most Orders will ship within 24 hours of receipt of payment, color selection, and address verification.

If paying through PayPal, please be sure the ship to address on Etsy matches the address on your PayPal account. If the address is different, please make a notation of this in the message to seller section.

Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery via USPS first class Mail for domestic orders (Estimated delivery time for USPS).

We ship worldwide from DeMotte, Indiana, USA!


Please remit payment at time of ordering.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express through PayPal.

We also accept money orders. Please convo us for further information.

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Please note: All images are either copyrighted by or licensed to Chuck E Byrd Wall Art"

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gift A Day from Etsy by Kristin

Today, I decided to feature two shops for my Gift A Day post!
First: Girls Twirl Skirt Outfit by NoahandLilah

Have I mentioned how much I love having a daughter to dress-up? Well, it's fabulous and it's because of things like this!!

"This is a beautiful red polka dot skirt AND long-sleeve shirt with matching heart applique. Perfect for Valentine's Day! The shirt is a beautiful white cotton with scalloped edging at the seams.

As always, choose ANY fabric and matching applique from my shop!

Shirt available in 6mo & 12mo longsleeve bodysuit (not scalloped), or 4T and 5/6 longsleeve scalloped shirt. 2T is sold-out in scalloped. I can do a button-shoulder shirt in 2T as well as any other size.

Approximate measurements for skirts are as follows (waist measurements are unstretched):
12mo: 16" waist - 8" length
18mo: 17" waist - 9" length
2T: 18" waist - 10" length
3T: 19" waist - 11" length
4T: 20" waist - 12" length
5T: 21" waist - 13" length

Local customers - please convo me for a custom listing that will eliminate shipping costs."


From my friend, Jessi, @ TwoSeasideBabes : (my new favorite hat)

"This brim med beanie is crocheted in lemognrass wool yarn and ribbed to create a wonderful texture. It is crocheted with thick 80% acrylic and 20% wool yarn. I've added a double layer flower crocheted in lemongrass and plum. This soft hat is sure to keep your babe's head warm in the colder months. The hat pictured will fit 2 to 4 year old. Smaller or larger sizes may differ slightly from what is pictured due to stitches required to retain pattern.

This hat can be made in other sizes and colors. Convo me if you don't see the colors or size that you like. However, due to the thickness of the yarn, I cannot crochet this beanie smaller than 9 - 12 months. Please measure the wearer's head circumference to receive the proper fitting hat. Measurements and prices are as follows:

$27.00 9 - 12 Month: 17" - 18"
$29.00 1T - 2T: 18" - 19 1/2"
$31.00 2T - 4T: 19 1/2" - 20 1/2"
$33.00 4T - preteen: 20 1/2" - 21 1/2"
$35.00 Adult: 21 1/2" +

Also, be sure to check out my other store, Two Seaside Babes Too, which specializes in boutique hair accessories for all your bab es:

Thank you for browsing. Please take a look at my other pieces."

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
- Irish Blessing

Here are the hats from Jessi that we already own (I wear one almost everyday):

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gift A Day from Etsy by Kristin

Have been out of town and not been able to keep up with my gift a day :( I'm going to try to do two a day until Christmas Day, just in case you need some last minute ideas! Buy Handmade, Buy Local!!

From The House of Peltier:

"As an interior designer I am constantly looking for ways to add pattern and color into my rooms. You can too with these fun and funky, colorful but nuetral, eclectic and still edgy coasters! What a perfect gift for friends, family, co-workers...even yourself!

Each set includes 4 coasters measuring approximately 4.25" x 4.25". The decorative paper is wrapped completely around the ceramic tile covering the "unfinished" edges. The coasters are then sprayed several times with a sealer. A thick piece of cork is applied to the back, to protect your surfaces from scratching, and the set is tied with a piece of ribbon to hold the coasters together, adding the perfect finishing touch!

To clean, wipe with a damp cloth, these are NOT dishwasher safe." - House of Peltier

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gift A Day from Etsy by Kristin Day #4

Each day until Christmas, I'm going to be sharing one gift idea that I've found on Etsy! The catch is they are all from Indiana. You can Buy Handmade and Buy Local!

Leslie by zyoloknits

"this scarf is made of many knitted X's, held together with elastic cord. the colors are perfect for every season and every outfit. i promise, every time you wear it people will want to touch it just to figure out how it was made.

i knitted these pieces through my graduate school classes while learning about how to manage nonprofit organizations, so really, its possible that the knowledge will rub of on you."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gift A Day from Etsy by Kristin Day #3

Each day until Christmas, I'm going to be sharing one gift idea that I've found on Etsy! The catch is they are all from Indiana. You can Buy Handmade and Buy Local!

Have I mentioned how much I love Etsy? I have loved everything I have purchased from my favorite sellers! Here is someone new that I look forward to shopping with in the future!

Meet The Leather Poppy Wristlet in Black by tmStudioDesigns!!

"L I M I T E D E D I T I O N ! !

Gorgeous, Italian leather large wristlet with three poppies on the front. This wristlet is made with a super soft black italian leather with three poppies adorning the front in olive and parchment. This limited edition is lined with an imported, discontinued, cotton japanese fabric. Wrist strap is removable. All nickel hardware.

Pouch measures 9" wide and 5" high. I am happy to do custom work or add pockets for a small cost to this wristlet. Please convo me for further details."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gift A Day from Etsy by Kristin

Each day until Christmas, I'm going to be sharing one gift idea that I've found on Etsy! The catch is they are all from Indiana. You can Buy Handmade and Buy Local!

Day 2: Atta Boy Clarence by whimsystudios

Inspired by my favorite movie of all time...It's a Wonderful Life. These are the infamous words said by character, Zuzu Bailey at the end of the movie, as angel Clarence gets his wings. This is a 8 x 8 print of my original handlettered and painted illustration on canvas board. It is printed on gorgeous archival Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper and has a matte finish. The 8 x 8 image is printed on 8.5 x 11 paper and has a small border around the edge for framing.

The print is signed by me in the bottom right hand corner.
It will ship to you in a protective sleeve and a stiff cardboard mailer.

*I am happy to ship internationally...please convo me for rates to your location.

©Copyright Lori McDonough - whimsy studios - all rights reserved."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gift A Day Etsy

Each day until Christmas, I'm going to be sharing one gift idea that I've found on Etsy! The catch is they are all from Indiana. You can Buy Handmade and Buy Local! Here it Goes!Modern Dots by messicakes on Etsy!

"Huge, clear acrylic panel is painted in a fantastic array of vibrant colored "dots" 1/4 inch thick panel measures 36"x36" Includes mounting hardware which spaces the artwork 1/2 inch from the wall. The entire 5 piece set is available for $800.00+shipping"

Friday, November 27, 2009


**Special Alert**
FREE SHIPPING and 10% off if you purchase 2 or more items this Friday, November 27 thru Monday, November 30!!!

Shipping cost and discount will be refunded thru PayPal after transaction is complete. Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales will also apply to custom orders made the 27th-30th. Please expect at least a week to receive orders. Gift wrapping is available for FREE! Just request it in "Notes to Seller" when checking out!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What's On My Christmas List 2009?

My Christmas...
My Christmas... by madrindesigns

Click and comment on my awesome styleboard! You'll see some great Etsy artists' shops!
Think Holiday Gifts!

And then be sure to check this out! MadrinDesigns

**Special Alert**
FREE SHIPPING and 10% off if you purchase 2 or more items this Friday, November 27 thru Monday, November 30!!!

Shipping cost and discount will be refunded thru PayPal after transaction is complete. Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales will also apply to custom orders made the 27th-30th. Please expect at least a week to receive orders. Gift wrapping is available for FREE! Just request it in "Notes to Seller" when checking out!

Friday, November 13, 2009

It was a great week for MadrinDesigns on the web! Check out the following for MadrinDesigns stuff:

Black Friday Coupons @ http://www.indiesmiles.com/directory/

Cheap and Chic Gifts Under $10 featuring MadrinDesigns

Pink Dandy Chatter Friday Favorite!

Crochet by Momma J's Words of Wisdom

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

MadrinDesigns on the Web!

A wonderful woman emailed me tonight and said she featured MadrinDesigns as a "Cheap and Chic Gift Idea for Under $10". Check it out for my pendant and some equally cool stuff for cheap!

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Great Sale!!

I just sold my biggest photograph yet! The photo was Indiana's Own and was made into a 36x48 gallery-wrapped canvas! For anyone interested, I can do this for any photograph in any size up to 36x48.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Upcoming Events!!

Check us out at these upcoming events:

St. Michael's ladies Club Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Oct. 31st 9 am to 3 pm
517 Jefferson Blvd. Greenfield, IN

Decatur Central PTSA Holiday Craft Fair
Decatur Central High School
5251 Kentucky Ave, Indpls, IN 46221
Saturday, Nov 7th from 9:00 – 3:00 PM

Lawrence Central High School Holiday Boutique
**On Saturday, November 14, Lawrence Township’s Centralized Kindergarten will hold its 25th Annual Holiday Boutique, featuring more than 200 craft vendors with handmade and specialty gifts ranging in price from $.99 to $100+.

Open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the boutique will be held on the Lawrence Central High/Centralized Kindergarten South campus at 7300 E. 56th Street. Admission is $5.00 per person. Concessions and a raffle will also be offered. Call 317-823-3610 for more info.

Homespun Holiday Craft Fair
Sat. Nov. 21st 9 am to 3 pm
Ben Davis 9th Grade Center
1150 N. Girls School Rd. Indpls.

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar
Sun. Dec. 6, 2009 11 am to 3 pm
3085 W. 116th St. Carmel, IN 46032

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Have You Seen This? Tuesday

I've decided to feature several items today in honor of my fave gal pal's upcoming birth of her first child! I've seen Baby W's room and know his parents quite well, so I decided if $$ were no object, I would send Baby W and my friend all of these beautiful HANDMADE gifts!











Check out these great Etsy shops for so many wonderful items!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

INCrowd Team Interview

My shop, MadrinDesigns, is mentioned in a new interview with SewFrivolous aka Tracee! She makes some super-cute children's clothes! Check her out and read about her on the INCrowd blog.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Feature! "Have You Seen This?" Tuesdays

Today, I'm starting a new weekly feature to my blog, "Have You Seen This?" Tuesdays! Every Tuesday I will feature a new Etsy item/seller right here! My picks will be chosen by the things I've been watching and coveting on Etsy. Enjoy!

My first feature shop is...breagha!!!

"My Friend in Tweed"
I'm loving this bag! It is perfect for fall/winter! I would carry it everywhere! And it's big enough for diapers/wipes for all of us mothers! And who doesn't love tweed?

Several New Items in Both Shops!

Visit my Etsy Shop, MadrinDesigns, for a look at some new jewelry for fall!

And don't miss out on some brand-new photographs at MadrinPhotography!
All of my photography on display @ Greenfield Banking Co. will come down on Friday, August 28, so if you've had your eye on something, get it while you can. I'm making some deals on pieces bought while at the bank!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Fall Schedule!!

Check us out at these upcoming events:

**Fall Creek Heritage Fair
September 11 and 12, 2009
9 AM - 6 PM
Pendleton, IN

11th Annual Avon Community Heritage Festival
Saturday, September 26, 2009
10:30 AM-6:30 PM
Washington Township Park
Avon, IN

Riley Days Festival
October 1st-4th, 2009
Thursday, 5-9PM Friday and Saturday, 9 AM-9 PM
Sunday, 11 AM-5 PM
Greenfield, IN

Christmas in October Craft Fair
October 10, 2009
9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Fishers High School

Hoosier Artisan Holiday Boutique 2009
Oak Hill Mansion 5801 E. 116th St., Carmel, IN 46033
Saturday, Oct. 17th 10am-3:30pm

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cool Color Hue Test

I saw this on GlassAddictions' blog. I thought it looked fun, so I tried it. I've always thought that I had a good eye for color. Looks like I was right. I received a 4 on the Munsell Hue test (the best is 0). Try it out!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Brownsburg-This Weekend!

Look for these new items!

Festival of the Arts comes to Brownsburg (featuring MadrinDesigns) :)

by charlee beasor

BROWNSBURG Along with a name change, the 31st annual Festival of the Arts here this weekend is different in a few ways from previous years.

The event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18 at Arbuckle Acres Park, 200 N. Green St., is offering the name change, as well as a children’s area and a main entertainment stage.

Walt Duncan, executive director of the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce, said they are trying to move away from the craft aspect of the event.

“Festival of the Arts it seems to lend itself more to what we’re trying to do,” he said. “Arts in the Park had the connotation of a crafty show. Crafts as we knew them years ago, homes were decorated differently than they are now. Now it’s Festival of the Arts.”

Duncan said they hoped to get attendance up this year, as it’s been dwindling in past years.

“In the past few years, crafts have been going down, and our income has been going down as well, to the point where it’s not really profitable for us,” he said. “We’re trying to turn it around and make it a new event in the community. It’s something we can do to bring people into our community and go from there.”

Duncan and the chamber have been working with ProCAM, which is a convention and meeting planning group based in Brownsburg.

Rachael Vaught is with the organization and has been helping to rejuvenate the event.

“(The chamber) brought us on board to give it a makeover,” Vaught said. “It’s always been called Arts in the Park, and we’re giving it a new name. With that, we’ve tried to add in new activities they’ve never had before.”

Some of those new activities include the children’s area, which is sponsored by Clarian West Hospital.

“HIP Studios has partnered with them,” Vaught said. “I think it’s the coolest thing here at the event. There are hands-on art activities and it’s totally free. It will be a great area for kids.”

She said they are trying to aim the event in more of a family direction.

“Traditionally, it would be women who would come out and shop and we want to try to get the whole family,” she said. “The other new area is a main entertainment stage. We’ll have Hendricks County musicians performing all day long, there will be plenty of tables and chairs and (it’s under a tent), so families can come in and listen to the music.”

Some of the music acts include solo artists Alisa Turner and Jeffrey James, bands “Higher Ground,” “Called,” “The West Wind Big Band,” and “The Jazz Torino.”

The group has also tried new marketing tactics, including a banner that stretches across U.S. 136.

“It’s something that’s right here in the park, something they’ve always had,” Vaught said. “Because we’re turning it to more of a family event, it’s one more way to show what a great town Brownsburg is and showcase what we have here.”

Admission to the event is $3 per person and proceeds benefit the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce. Children ages 12 and younger will be admitted free.

For more information or to volunteer, visit the website at www.brownsburgfota.com or call 313-9654.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cool Blog That Found Me!

InventingWeddings convo'd me yesterday and said that my Dublin Ring was featured on their website! Go check it out! It's an exceptionally beautiful blog, you won't be sorry!


Monday, June 29, 2009

INCrowd Team Interview with...ME!

Check me out and learn about my creative process and many others' from Etsy's only team from Indiana!!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Upcoming Events!!

Check us out at the following upcoming events:

**Pennsy Trail Art and Music Festival
Saturday, June 27th from 10 am to 6 pm.

**Wanamaker Street Fair / Old Settler's Days & Classic Car Show
Sunday, June 28th, 2009: 9a - 4p
Downtown Wanamaker, Indiana

CarmelFest 2009
Friday, July 3rd, 12 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, July 4th, 12 PM to 10:30 PM

New Collections!

Here's what I've been working on lately!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Walk For Lupus Now 2009

There are more than 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with Lupus. I will be walking in this year’s Walk for Lupus Now event. I am creating a team to help me reach a donation goal for the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter. We will be raising money for research and education. We are raising life changing dollars for Lupus research and education.
You can help me reach this goal by joining my team today! By clicking on the link below, you will be taken to my web page where you can click on join my team and register online! Thank you for your support
You can also help me reach my goal by making a donation online. Click on the link below and you will be taken to my personal donation page where you can make a secure online credit card donation.
Lupus is a chronic, potentially life threatening autoimmune disease that can cause damage to virtually any organ in the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.
In my case, I experience extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, hair loss, eye inflammation, joint pain, swelling in my legs and ankles, anemia, sun and light sensitivity, and depression/anxiety. Fortunately, my lupus has avoided major organs like my kidneys or lungs, but that could change at any time. I do struggle everyday because of the symptoms of lupus, but I definitely try to have a positive outlook. Its hard for some friends and family to believe that I experience all of these things because I "don't look sick". Now I've realized that I need to put my personal struggle with lupus out there for everyone to know. I hope you all will walk with me in September (it's FREE). Please don't feel pressured to donate especially in the tough economic times we now face, but do know that for every dollar you donate, we're that much closer to a new treatment or cure for lupus!
Thank you for your support. And please forward this to anyone else who might be interested.

Walk for Lupus Now of Central Indiana is a half-day of fun, food, and friendship with activities for the whole family! Walkers can stroll through Central Park’s beautiful flat greenway (1- 3 miles). Central Park is both stroller and wheelchair friendly and we will walk rain or shine (the walk will move indoors if the weather is bad).
Event Location:
The Monon Center at Central Park
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Registration 9:00 am
Walk kicks off at 10:00am
Carmel, Indiana

Monday, May 4, 2009

My First Senior Portrait Session!

I met my friend Christina and her daughter Kate
at the IMA (Indianapolis Museum of Art).
My beautiful subject was so easy to work with and
the setting was fabulous of course!
Here are a few samples of what we did yesterday.