Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bird Feature

My parrot mola ornament was featured today on the FoundHandmade blog.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Handmade Raffle for Trina

Trina is a woman I've never met in person, but I have met her mother, sister, brother-in-law, and niece. A sixteen-year breast cancer survivor, she was just diagnosed with cancer again and had to terminate her very wanted pregnancy.

Please go here for some AWESOME handmade prizes you could win by purchasing raffle tickets. Prizes include handmade jewelry, children's clothing, dolls, hair bows, furniture, a quilt, and more!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Bit of Vintage

I love vintage stuff - One of my absolute favorite things to do is dig around at estate sales and thrift shops, looking for interesting treasures. Lately I've been looking for old books with old-fashioned illustrations, and I made all my Mother's Day cards using pictures from a 1950 kids' book, and old buttons.

I wondered how I could incorporate vintage into La Chapina while maintaining the Latin American theme of my shop. Then I found two old books that fit right in! One, from 1942, is a children's book about Peru. The other, from the 1950s, is a Mexican cookbook published by a company that made Mexican food products.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Recent Custom Orders

I've had quite a few custom orders recently - Here are two from last week. The first is a recycled huipil name piece, and the second is a pair of chunky double-stranded bracelets featuring Guatemalan beads and a phrase in Spanish that's an inside joke for the buyer and her friend.