Friday, October 05, 2007

What I'm buying...and reading

I've been buying some fabulous Halloween art on etsy. The amazingly talented Donna Layton has these gorgeous Spooky canvases in her etsy shop. The glass glitter and vintage embellishments are stunning.
Kris Hurst blew me away with her Countdown to Halloween calendar. I had to snatch it up from her etsy shop! It is absolutely brilliant.
I'm reading some books "for fun" now that I've finished the book club book for last month at work. French Inspired Jewelry by the amazing Kaari Meng of French General.
Decided to get the We Dare You book written by the Dare girls. Some fun challenges in there and totally outside-the-box scrapbooking. I'm always up for a new, interesting challenge. Finally a really great new book called Craft, Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco. This is a fabulous how-to book for and by a crafter that turned their hobby into a business. Great tips! That's what I've been up to on this rainy Friday. We're doing the Cure Autism walk tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

13 comments:

When We Were Young said...

You are an artist's inspiration!

Charmingdesigns said...

Wow. you got yourself some great goodies! Laurie

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Aren't the pieces by Donna amazing!!! I love the countdown calendar too... you're a lucky duck to have scored that one!!!!

I ordered French Inspired Jewelry last week and cannot wait for it to arrive!!!

Have a great weekend!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

great stuff. I am going to have to get the Dare book. I love being outside the norm when possible

Adla said...

Prettily spooky what donna has created. I love what you created in the last posts too. Gonna try get my hands on the books your recommended. Oh ya and if there are any swaps going on can you fill me in coz I've never done one before and would love to join in the fun. Thank you , Ta for now and happy creating...:)

Christi Snow said...

LOVE your new purchases! I think that for the rest of my life, when I think about Halloween, I will think of you and your gorgeous decor!!

Girl, we are book sisters. I want that first book, I have the second one, and have looked and thought seriously about buying that third one several times. LOL! smiles...

dede warren said...

fabulous finds miss Kari, gotta love a good book and some fancy new art. I hope lot of money and awareness is raised on your the walk today!!

xoxo, Dede

KJ said...

The calendar is extremely creative!

Love your inspiration!

KJ

Lilly*s of London*ish said...

That Halloween calendar is tooooo cute!

Tammy said...

I think you could write this book!

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tangled stitch said...

I love your work and thanks for the book recommendation. I always like to buy books with recommendations because if someone else liked it I might too. Thank you very much!

amymci said...

LOVE the Halloween calendar! Very, very cute :)