Craftin’ up a storm…

Hi Everyone! Lately, I have been trying not have my nose stuck in the computer all day (as well as twitter, instagram, etc.) I’m starting to revaluate what I want to spend my day doing and how I use my time. Sometimes the business of blogging can weigh you down and cloud your focus. My stress level has been heavy on my shoulders and I am trying to spend more time doing hands on projects. I am really excited where this new focus will take this blog. Look for some new things popping up here and there over the next little while.

One of the things I have been working on is making some items for my etsy shop. Remember when I use to make all kinds of stuff for there? It seems so long ago. Anyway, I am loving these new bunting flag necklaces I made last week. There will be an esty shop update really soon… Stay Tuned!!


What do you think?

  1. cute! I would definitely buy one

  2. I think those are gorgeous. And I think I definitely want one!

  3. So cute. Excited to see what you come up with next!

  4. I love these! I saw them on someone else’s blog who you gifted them to (it escapes my memory now!), and automatically fell in love. I know what you mean about reorganizing and prioritizing for hands-on activities. I’ve been doing the same — embroidery and friendship bracelets and dusting off my sewing machine! Yay crafting ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. These are gorgeous. I would absolutely buy one.

  6. Awe so cute! Love the blues and green version! I’d definitely wear!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  7. They look really nice. I was just thinking about your shop today. I’m planning to make a doll for my little sister (she’s about 10 months old now) and I was thinking about the lovely dolls you had in your shop… so many lovely details. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I love it! too cute

  9. oh, they are SO cute! i really love the first one, such cute colors!!

  10. Oh those are so cute! I can’t wait to get my hands on one of those!

  11. very cute and very House of Harlow-esque. I would totally buy one of these because they’re fabulous!

  12. Love! Adorable and something I’ve never seen done!

  13. They are so cute! I love love that first one!

  14. i love these ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  15. super cute, I really like the sparkly ones!! i would wear them for sure!! check out the bracelets I made that I am wearing in my post today!! yay for homemade things!!

  16. Very pretty…. It’s nice to spend time doing what you love. Easy to forget sometimes.

  17. Love! I will be thinking hard about one of those ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Love them! So pretty! Glad to hear that you’re taking time to refocus on what you love to do: create!

  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I’d snag one in a hot second.

  20. LOVELY! I’m sure they will sell out quick!

  21. These are beautiful! Simple, yet quirky. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Super cute Jen! Shish you have all the talents!

    What material are the triangles made of?

    Virginie รขโ„ขยฅ

  23. I love these! Definitely possibly I’d buy one! GORGEOUS.

  24. really cute! i think I like the non-glitter ones the best.

    you know, lately I’ve noticed a lot of my favorite bloggers kind of “taking stock” and trying to change their focus a little bit. I think it’s a really good thing and I find it really fascinating that a lot of people are feeling the same way lately. it’s always good for your soul (and your eyes!) to spend a little time away from the screen.

  25. I love them all, though the non-glitter ones the most!

  26. so cute! totally going to buy one when they go up!

  27. I love these. Gives me inspiration to try something like this myself.
    I hear you about the Blogging life getting you down and out when it comes to being creative and hands-on. I let myself get lost in material, glue and jewels at least once a week.

    Great Necklaces, looking forward to seeing them on your ETSY Shop soon.


  28. oh goodness. they are so cute!!

  29. too cute! i bought a similar necklace for my sister for her wedding off a shop on etsy that makes them with wooden penants.


  30. Melissa •

    Jen, I’m so glad you posted this because you mentioned your Etsy shop. Can you please make your lovely tunnel scarfs again? I missed out last Fall/Winter and would really love one this year. Thanks.

  31. I love the first one! such a great selection of colors.

    I’m stoked that you’re crafting more, I love your work.

  32. LOVE! I’d totally buy one ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Oooo I love those!

  34. sooooo cute!!!!! you should definitely sell these! i love everything you make ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Make LOTS!! They are very cute! I want one! Every time you would sell your pins, cowls, etc on Etsy they were sold out before I could buy ๐Ÿ™

  36. Oh Jen! So Cute!

    Enjoy this time of getting back to what you love and what thrills you!! Life will be new again ๐Ÿ˜€

  37. I love them! I look forward to fall and winter every year just so I can wear the cowl scarf I got in your etsy shop ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. These are great!

    I hear ya! I recently realized that my face is in a screen all day between work, blogging, reading blogs, face booking and tweeting….we just implemented a technology blackout in my house. Everyday when we all get in the house after work/school our cell phones, iPods etc go in a basket until 7, so we all actually interact and do something with our time bulbs playing with electronics!

  39. I LOVE THEM!!! WANT WANT WANT!!! hehe.

    By the way, i totally get where you’re at. I’m trying to do that more now too. I worry about how addictive it is – and that i may miss out on real life.

  40. cute! I love the sparkly ones. I actually just started making leather and fabric bunting necklaces too for my shop. They’re too stinkin fun!

  41. I hope I am quick enough to snatch one of these up once you list them for sale!

  42. I like those a lot. I tend to wear a lot of low-cut things to minimize my bust, and one of those would look really nice breaking up the expanse of skin.

    I’m glad you’re thinking of some new blog ideas. I don’t really like seeing a ton of “branding” kinda posts where the blogger is working with a company or wearing a “courtesy of _____ ” outfit. I understand the need to do that when you blog for a living but I much prefer the more personal posts!

  43. Courtney •

    LOVE THEM! first one is my favorite too

  44. maybe you could volunteer / teach a community art class for kids? that way you aren’t in front of the computer all day / in the house, and you are helping the community!

  45. love ’em! so summery to me:)

  46. These are awesome!!! Looking forward to the update!!!

  47. Kat D.R. •

    Oh, wow, I love those necklaces!

  48. sara cangueiro •

    really cute… i will want one!

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