Saturday, June 28, 2008

Appalachia, All Good Things and Amazing Vintage Finds

So I'm back from my grandmother's country home in Pennsylvania. I love it there. It still feels like spring in southwestern PA, so it was a fun, chill visit.

The Little Mermaid and the Little Dude had a great time. Especially since TLM found a friend her exact age. They were instant sisters. I love going there, even though I'm a beachbum at heart, the mountains are in my blood. Too much history there to ignore. It's strange but I definately get a sense of peace and calm as soon as I drive into West Virginia and especially once I cross into PA. I HAVE to put on my John Denver and serenade the kiddies as we drive through.

I took lots of pics and once I download them I'll share through my Flickr account. I'm hoping that some turned out well enough to sell on my etsy site.

I found some AMAZING vintage finds at the 'boutiques' too... They are listed on Here is a little preview...

But now it is back to reality. Little Mermaid is downstairs playing with her long lost toys and the Little Dude is sitting next to me trying on a construction helmet. It's time to get to work on some fun new projects! I'm opening another Etsy Store: AllGoodThings... Nothing listed yet, but I think I'm going to use it showcase my 20+ years of sewing experience. I felt it necessary to start new shop, b/c the beachmama shop is eclectic enough and I don't want to confuse my 'green' store goodearthpaperie by adding sewn art. Plus it seems that most of the stores I come across on Etsy are dominated by one craft/art/theme. I'll post and let you know how it goes...

Which reminds me...

I'm getting ready for a new craft video! If there is anything you'd like to see, please let me know and I'll make one! I think I'm going to name my video series... Sew Suzy, So Me! But it's not exclusively sewing. ARGH! I'm still working on it. ideas are more than welcome!

Later Gators!