Monday, November 29, 2010

A Handmade Holiday

As an artisan and crafter I love making gifts. I think they're personable and thoughtful and should be given for every special occasion especially for the holidays. Here's a list of my favorite handmade gifts:

Jam (yummy)

Cookies (double yumm)

Peppermint Bark (easy and delicious)

Scones with Handmade Tea (Sounds hard but is really easy)

Cupcakes(Of Course who doesn't like cupcakes)

Leg Warmers (my step mom makes the best legwarmers)

Scarves (I never have a shortage of scarves especially knitted ones)



Jewelry and Accessories
Hair pins embellished with vintage adornments

Altered Art Medallions

Headbands w/satin fabric bows

Personal Care
Beautifully Fragrant Lotions


Perfumes and Candles

Check out a wonderful website and blog for more tips on making your handmade gift item a present to remember.

{Maintaining my Fancii}

Friday, November 19, 2010

Feature Friday {Julie Nutting}

I've had the luxury of laying my eyes on the work of a wonderful artist. Julie Nutting is the creator of these amazing couture works of altered art. I've fallen in love since the very first day I spotted them. I mean they're fashionable, feminine and creatively couture what wouldn't I have liked about them.

I discovered her art at an Urban Barn event I was selling at this past summer...unfortunately she left before I got a chance to meet her but since then we've become acquainted via facebook {don't you just love facebook} I do. It didn't matter that we've never met because her art speaks to me every time I see it. I can't wait till I can own an original piece of her work. In the mean-time, feast your eyes on her work via my blog. I hope you fall in love as much as I have.

Be Blessed Friday!

Living Fancii


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


It's that time of year! Being a native {California Girl} I love my flip flops, can't live without them but when the weather gets breezy and the feet get cold, the body gets colder and only a cozy pair of socks and a warm blanket can cure that! My favorite pair of socks, are my super long thigh-high back with white stripe bobby socks! Check out these and share your favorite pair.

{Fancii} Feet

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fist Full Of Flowers*Friday*

I woke up this morning wishing I was selling my stuff with my friends at a show in Redlands...totally bummed that I'm not I had to think of something that would definitely cheer "myself" up. So what other way to give myself a boost this wonderful Friday morning, then to give myself Flowers! {yes diamonds and pearls are good too} lol! It may not be a fist full but it's a whole post full. Enjoy!
Fancy Fridays Forever!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

100th Posts! Saaay What!

OMG! I can't believe I've achieved 100 anything! This will actually be my 102nd post but whoes counting..snicker. My thoughts and ideas move around so much I can barely make 100 bucks from my craft (Just Kidding) lol! But seriously, writing my blog is very theraputic which I'm sure some of you can agree. I do admit that it's not perfect by any means and if no one else reads it I truly enjoy going back and seeing my own progression over time which brings me to my recebt discoveries via my friend the talented Lisa Loria. We met several months ago at the Urban Barn and since then we've followed each others blogs and facebook post and decided to meet it was truly inspiring to have such a casual conversation with such a wonderful person we both became exstatic about being in love with Gypsy Purple, she filled me in on the latest events one I will be attending this week hosted by the Two Wild Roses and we laughed and had a great time this morning, she also shared a friend of her's (CreshendOh) website which is remarkable and I don't know what else to say it was just really, really nice. Thank you Lisa Loria for such a great time. Check out these wonderful blogs, you're sure to be inspired.


Ebony...always fancy!