Monday, May 3, 2010

My Spotlight Monday

It is the start of Spring Bling week!

I hope you are excited.  I know I am.

I love accessories.  A little bit of bling.  It makes me happy.

I especially love spring.  The freshness and newness of it all.

I really love spring clothing and dressing them up (if only my wallet was as deep as my desires.)

It is the perfect week to look at pretty things. 
Mother's Day is this Sunday.  Maybe you'll see some great gift ideas.
I know I have.

Today's spotlight is the perfect beginning for Spring Bling!

Kalleen from At Second Street.

She's been a serious contender on So You Think You're Crafty and has won quite a few times.  Her ideas are original and fresh, she shares fabulous, easy to follow tutorials and she does all of this while being mom to four beautiful children.
Wow.  I'm impressed.

I could go on and on, but see for yourself (her sewing skills that is):

When I first saw this Tag Wallet, I fell in love with it's one-of-a-kind bling.

These upcycled bracelets are aMAZing.  And yes, she tells you how to make these too!

Sometimes mom's best accessory is the one that keeps their child entertained.
Ahh . . .  can you hear that peace and quiet?

This may be some winter bling, but isn't it too chic?

And I just had to add this bracelet.  You have just enough time to get a few whipped up for your moms.
A little bit of grandbabies' artwork on your arm.

As always, if you'd like to get to know Kalleen a little more, read on:

1. When did you first start sewing and why?

I started sewing around the age of 8 or 9 years old. My mom was a fabulous sewer and wanted to teach me and my sister through 4H. I hated it and didn't really do it much beyond that. I didn't like patterns and making clothing. I did however use the sewing machine for various "projects" over the years. I'm the same today. I'm not a traditional sewer but I sew a lot for crafts and such. Now that I have kids I've enjoyed making them things as well.

2. Name two sewing blogs you frequent.

I love Ruffles and Stuff and Sutton Grace. Both are very inspirational to me.

3. Do you have one thing that inspires you?

I love refashioned clothing. I get very inspired seeing others create something new out of something old. It makes me want to go through my closet and find a treasure.

4. When you are not sewing, what do you do?

I have four kids so they keep me pretty busy. I love spending time with family.

5. What is your favorite book/author?

These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E. Turner


1 comment:

  1. Vanessa and Eva,
    I'm so excited to be here. Thanks for the spotlight and all your super kind words. I'm enjoying all the other stoplights and look forward to more of Bling Week.
    p.s. I added your button to my sidebar.


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