Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Just what I wanted! And just in time!

Just about this time last year, I was so sad when I lost one of my favorite necklaces when my husband and I were traveling in Mexico. My hubby had given me one of the Tiffany key necklaces as a gift for my birthday the previous year and I wore it almost everyday, so you can imagine I was pretty upset when I lost it. And if you can also imagine, it has taken me nearly the entire year to find an "everyday" necklace I liked just as much.

But I did! And I am so happy that I found it at a great shop called GNVesigns on Etsy!

The picture doesn't even begin to do it justice, the necklace is so much prettier in person! I love the rock crystals and once I immediately tried it on I noticed it is the perfect length and size to wear everyday, just as I had hoped!

And, it arrived just in time....the hubby and I are headed to Mexico again next week! I will be sure to come home with my new necklace this time!

Have you made a great purchase off Etsy lately? Share it with me!


  1. That is pretty!
    And I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for an award over at my blog!

  2. Does Z get to travel with you guys, or is this a couples one trip? Either way, I'm jealous.

    The necklace is very pretty. Nice find!