Monday, September 27, 2010

Baby's Room

He's only getting half the room currently, we're using the other half to store some totes we don't have room for anywhere else. But eventually, after much time sorting and clever storing, he'll get the entire room.

We're getting a crib bumper, sheet and duster set for the second baby shower, I've already seen it and it's adorable. So the crib will look a lot more put together then.

Clearly, we're going for a safari animal theme. Lots of monkeys and elephants, the occasional lion.

And yes, that's a teddy bear in a diaper on the changing table.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Halloween Eearrings

I've mentioned time and time again that I'm making loads of earrings but haven't shown much of anything yet. These earrings are all halloween inspired, the orange, black and green that I associate with the Halloween season. They're elegant and not so spooky cheesy, that you can wear them to parties, with costumes, with every day wear. They're nothing over the top, but I think they're cute.

I'm slowly, every so slowly, listing them on Etsy. Go have a look, gear up for the fall season, or just enjoy a little browse. Peacock Tres Chic at Etsy.

Nothing new on the baby front. He's still kicking like a champ, expecting a rowdy little bundle. I've got some problems with my hips but expecting it to go away shortly.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Look at the adorable little owl! I have half a mind to keep him, but I have enough jewelry, I need to share. I think he's perfect for the Halloween season, owls are all spooky like, though... this one is too cute to be really spooky. Anyhow, he's available at the Shop!
In other news, I saw my doc this morning, and I got some good news that will allow me to rest a little easier. I had to have a second ultrasound because my baby had a cyst on his brain way back when I had my first one done. She said 9 times out of 10 it gooes away by 28 weeks so we'd check again. I thought fantastic, I'd be that 1 out of 10. My luck tends to run that way. But it's gone and baby is perfect!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Goodbye Tudors

Sigh. I will miss you King Henry
Just watched the final episode. There were tears.

Things I miss

Hello third trimester!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm in the home stretch, I can see light at the end of the tunnel!

However, having made it this far, and my size really restricting some of the things I used to do with ease, I've been thinking lot about the things I miss about being my normal old size, and look forward to again once this is all over.

*Sleeping on my belly
*Letting Squee sleep on my chest
*Curling up in a corner of the couch
*Snuggling up to my husband's back at night
*Skinny jeans
*Guilt free coffee

Back to that light at the end of the tunnel.... these are some of my favorite Etsy baby items.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ice in Autumn

I heart this little piece here. It came to me last night when I thought I was done.
It's listed at my Etsy shop.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Excited about fall

It's my favorite time of year, autumn. It might be a little early, but it's on it's way. I love the colors, and once it starts to cool down..... sweaters! I love me some sweaters.

A few pieces of jewelry to celebrate this beautiful time of year.

Seasonal Handmade Toddler Food - Recipes, Ingredients, and gift guide!

I love this post, even though I don't have a toddler, the recipes are fantastic. Pumpkin and Sweet potatoes are some of my favorite things to eat.

Seasonal Handmade Toddler Food - Recipes, Ingredients, and gift guide!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Animal Rescue Site

Each day I go to this website, where you can click a button and help feed shelter animals absolutely free. You can click once every 24 hours.
Please visit and click the link, I promise it doesn't cost a penny and it doesn't ask you to type anything in.

Most comfy spot in the house

is apparently the X-Box carrying case lol These two were fighting over it all evening. When one was in it, the other sat a couple feet away and glared. It would only be vacant a few seconds before the other would take over lol


I'm undecided about posting some of my bracelets to my shop. There's only one bracelet there, but I want to make sure I have plenty to take with me on Saturday. Though I'm reasonably sure they're not going to sell between now and then, they're nothing special after all. But I've taken some pictures, as a little preview.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stuff and Things

Why is it so hard to get my stuff listed anymore? Pain in my ass I tell ya. Literally, I photograph my stuff on the floor, and once I'm there it's hard to get up lol me and my additional 30 pounds and creaky hips! I'm really looking forward to getting my full range of mobility back.

I haven't posted the last couple of days because I'm making bracelets like a mad woman. I'm seeing a buyer on Saturday and I want a wider range of stuff for her to browse. I also know the shop keeps and the casual shopper tend to gravitate towards bracelets and earrings. I'll list the bracelets next week if she doesn't buy them.

In the mean time, look! A picture!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Baby on Board

I've had a break from my Etsy shop for a few months now, adjusting to being pregnant with my first baby!!!!!

Riley Bigard is scheduled to arrive sometime around november 18th, though the way he kicks I'm sure he's powering up to bust out a little early.

I'm not currently working, because my 5 months of morning sickness really took a toll on me and wasn't able to keep a steady work schedule. I'm currently just working from home, on my jewelry.

So please if you haven't been to my shop lately, do go have a looksie! Peacock Tres Chic

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Getting ready for spring! My new spring collection of pendants, all wire wrapped and each one unique. Bright colors, lots of flowers, good stuff!

@ Peacock Tres Chic

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sneak peek!

Often, I post my pictures up on my flickr page before I post them on Etsy.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Long time no post!

Seems like I use that title a lot.

I've been working on getting my new amigurumi cat toy shop up! Kitty Kats In Hats is my new project.

$1 of every item sold in this shop will go to the Humane Animal Treatment Society here in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. I'm trying to integrate my love of crafts with my love of cats and the desire to do something good for the shelter animals in my community. Between craft shows where I'll have my jewelry this summer, I'll be hopefully volunteering with the local HATS community at fundraisers and things of that nature. I'm really excited about it.

So go have a look at the new kitty toy shop!

Here's an example of what you'll find.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Teapot Lamp by Angelic Accents-Stephanie

See her BLOG here!

Neat!!!! Mom, I bet you could turn some of dad's coffee pots into lamps without him even noticing they're gone!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentine's Necklace

This pendant is like nothing I've done before. I started with a simple round setting, then I made two wire wrapped rings with beads and Swarovski crystals to go around the setting, placing a button with an adorable cherub on top. It turned out exactly as I'd planned.

Partially inspired by a necklace from the Tudors, which is no surprise lol.

Get it at Peacock Tres Chic!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I went through a stint where I had nothing but this ity bity wire, I reinforced it the best I could but I don't trust it as much as I do thicker wire. I've had this one sitting around for almost a year, meaning to give it stronger links.

I finally did it lol Took all of 10 minutes, not sure why I put it off so long lol.

So shes been re-posted! Get it at Peacock Tres Chic!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Making Progress

I've been planning out the craft show stuff for the summer.

I've got myself a new craft show partner, my mother in law =) She makes gorgeous stained glass! She'll be selling jewelry boxes and the likes along side my jewelry. I think it will make a handsome presentation!

I've sketched out a few new ideas for the booth layout. My step father in law? Is that what they call it? lol Well he's helping us come up with new jewelry stands and things of that nature to add depth and various levels of interest to the table so it's not so flat and boring.

Sometime in the next couple of weeks I'll be visiting the fabric store to find the perfect color scheme and get the appropriate table covers. I'm thinking off white and burgundy maybe, it will look nice with the black displays.

Everyone is being really supportive and helping put their own ideas and suggestions into my efforts. I think it will be a very productive year!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


After years of battle between cat and bead board for lap privileges, at last, a compromise.

Lap, cat, bead board. In that order.

That pendant there is for the new Valentine's Collection!
Oh la la!

Time to recognize my friends!

I have several talented friends, one of which has her own Etsy shops. Go show her some luv, she does awesome work!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

So it goes

The shop has now been left to little 'ol me. I've made some minor changes, nothing drastic. I've started to detail my titles just a little, since they come across Google search as titles. A little description in the title will go a long way.

Still perfecting my pictures. I love the drastic white background, I'm going to re-take a few photos, to make sure my shop maintains a cohesiveness.

Still striving to get myself out there. Started a couple new blogs. A Tumblr and a Flickr. Not much on the Flickr page yet, just started that today.

Waiting on some new supplies to get this show on the road! It's hard to get inspired when you're running thin on beads.

Preparing for the craft season ahead. Julee and I intend to hit up a few more craft fairs this year than last, planning the booth and putting a lot of thought into how it should look.

I'll be opening up a second Etsy shop soon, to help me contribute to the local efforts to help animals in need. I'll be posting crochet cat toys, where $1 of each sale will be donated to the HATS foundation, humane animal treatment society.

One of my all time favorite pieces has left me this week, to a return shopper. Bye bye Shutter! I hope Beth loves you as much as I did.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Holiday success!!

During the holiday season, Peacock Tres Chic donated two dollars of every item sold to the Toys for Tots foundation!! We raised nearly $100.

Divide and conquer was the plan, splitting the cash and donating how we saw fit. I went shopping and got a bunch of toys for buy one get one free!

Thanks to everyone who helped us bring some holiday cheer to the local families in need!!!!!!!!

Peacock Tres Chic