Thursday, November 25, 2010

Erika's Chiquis and Los Chiquitos on Etsy

I am promoting my stores this Holiday Season with not only a sale on each of the stores-
(for details on the sale Nov.1 -Dec.15 go to Los Chiquitos and to Erika's Chiquis )

but also a 10% off sale in both stores with etsy coupons. All you need to type in for
coupon section is BlackFriday2010 and it will automatically take off the discount.
This will be Thanksgiving until Dec. 15.  Take a look and hurry.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dracula on Etsy

Here are some Dracula themed stuff on Etsy that I liked.

From Christine Hall Designs-Mina Harker's Red Dress Gown
From Blood Drop-Corset Monster Top

From Monster Buckles-Vlad the Impaler Belt Buckle
From Persephone Plus- Dracula Earrings
From Urban Eye-Dracula Cuff Links

New Cross Stitch Book Markers

I put up some of my mom's cross stitch book markers today.
They are here@
Los Chiquitos

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

DIY Xmas Presents

I've been already Xmas shopping. Well if you count fabric for homemade gifts.
Anyway, I need to put out a list and will show you my results from each one.
Items I need to make:
 3 Quilts-including 2 Queen size ones
 2 Shirts-Men's shirts
 3 Pj's- top and bottoms to two of them and one bottom  only
 1 knitting needle holder-probably gonna use my own pattern
 1 bag for knitting supplies-my own pattern again
 1 crochet Sponge bob scarf-I started last year and didn't get a chance to finish.

Okay, that's it for now. I hope I get it done. I did it last year and should do it this year.
I'll be posting my progress on this soon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

NCIS on Etsy

Gibbs Color
Here are a few unique things on etsy geared toward the Ncis Fan.

Handpainted yarn in each of the charcter's color scheme
This is from See Jayne Knit Yarn

Here is a Abby Doll from Santa Stitch

Abby Doll

Last one for now is a tile necklace collection of the cast(minus Ziva) of Ncis.
This is from Janitorgurl's Jewelry.

Ncis Broken Arrow

Now if you haven't seen the episode-Bye-Watch it first then come back.

Photo by Michael Yarish

For those who have it is a very good one with Tony's Father in it. He is funny in this one.
Flirting with Ziva-even asking Tony if they were a couple and when Tony said no- Dad said he would take a shot.  Poor Tony.
Of course my favorite part is when Tony's Father is going out with Ziva to this fancy party undercover. While on the steps there Tony Sr. puts his hand on Ziva's back then her bottom to which Ziva raises his hand back to her back. Tony Sr. just turns around and smiles to the camera where Tony Jr. and McGee are watching. Not only did he get away with it(you know Ziva would hurt anyone else) but showed off to his son that he could get away with it.
Oh, and now you know Abby's father is past away-her speech about forgiving him for anything just to have him back was sad but giving Tony good advice. I like episodes like this-family members.

Now go watch it on your computer on

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Xmas Diapers
Here are couple of already made cloth diapers that I posted on Los Chiquitos

Gothic Lolita Steampunk Skirts
I made some new ones and posted them on Erika's Chiquis.
I had fun making them and I hope someone will love them.
My photographer is my 8 year old son.


I don't know if they will make another one but these movies were awesome and Wesley Snipes is the man! The role fits him like a glove. It is such a pleasure to watch his martial art scenes since so many actors who play certain parts are trained for a only few months in the arts to play a role. Wesley is the real deal. I've read that he is a 5th degree black belt in Shotokan , Karate. He also studies Kung Fu and Capoeira. Hoping there will be a new Blade someday.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day of the Dead Head Pieces

As you can see one of the head pieces has skeleton hands.

You can see the stems in this picture of the feather and flowers. This is all glued on.

Project Level : Easy
Project List:
2.Skulls(Halloween is the best time to get stuff like this)
3.Feathers(Fishing stores)
4.French barrette(Jo Ann Fabrics)
5.Small pieces of fabric
6.Batting-warm and natural
7.Aleene's glue
9.Clamps(picture below)

I wanted to make a cool head piece or pieces for my Halloween Costume.
I cut out two oval 3 inch card board pieces.
I then cut 2 pieces of the warm type of batting used for quilts(warm and natural batting) and glued first the batting then the fabric to the cardboard. The batting is to make the cardboard stiffer for all the items that are going to be glued onto it. 
I used clamps(like the photo above)to make sure everything stayed glued on both sides. I then glued the french barrettes on the back.
I waited 24 hrs for everything to dry.

The next day I cut out the flowers and added glue to the stems then clamped them. One flower on first and then I glued the feather stem. Then I glued the other flower. I used clamps on the flowers and feather.
I waited a few hours before I glued on the skulls. I did paint my skulls to look like the sugar skulls before I glued them on but thats an extra thing to do . You don't have to do it.

Photo of my Costume.

You could add tulle,lace and any other things. I didn't have enough time to do all the things I wanted to. I might be adding stuff to it later.

Places to get feathers:
Fishing stores-they sell lots of different kinds of feathers
I got mine at LL Bean in Freeport
I have previous blogs for online sites for feathers
The Feather Store-here
Fancy Feather-here
Etsy store Plumule-here
Coquettishly Adorned-here

Vendors of Awesome Skull/Goth/Day of the Dead Head pieces
Stix and Jones
Jammer Designz
Artisans a GoGo
The LA Shoppe-here
Star Rose Creations-here
Another Dancing Skull-here