Monday, March 29, 2010

Spotted on Etsy: JenVecc!

Looking for a clutch that exudes femininity and style? Today is your lucky day!

JenVecc creates one of a kind clutches, scarves, laptop cases, purses, etc. All her items are hand crocheted from beautiful multi-colored yarn, and are lined with fun and funky fabrics.

I absolutely love all of Jen's handmade clutches! They are just perfect and go with practically everything!

Here is a blurb from Jen's Etsy profile, please stop by and check out her amazing shop, JenVecc, and get to know her a bit more:

Hi ! my name is Jen, and i am inspired by color. Everything i make takes form from the colors that i see. I am a maker, a person that needs to create and i have decided to see if i can make things for you! enjoy!!

Where to find JenVecc:


there is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living

- nelson mandela

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spotted on Etsy: MaKayla Creations

It's times like these when I wish I had a magic wand to make myself the little girl I once was.

Fashion designer Jocelyn Bowdre has truly captured my heart with her adorable clothing line for little girls, MaKalya Creations. Her one of a kind garments are adorned with ribbons, bows, flowers and buttons...what more could your little princess ask for?

So come on in and stay awhile . . . in MaKaylaCreations -- soon to be your favorite little girls' boutique!

Sailor Dress

Princess Victoria Gingham Dress

Button Dress

Button Flower Sundress

Here is a blurb from Jocelyn's Etsy profile, please stop by and check out her amazing shop, MaKayla Creations, and get to know her a bit more:

MaKayla Creations was born about 15 years ago when I had my second daughter. Unfortunately, I could only hand down very little clothes....different size children born in different seasons. So due to a desire to have my girls look like princesses on a soda budget, MaKayla Creations was conceived.

Our motto is "Every Little Girl Deserves to be a Princesses". We desire to keep little girls looking like princesses as long as possible. All of our designs are heavy on details. Ribbons, buttons, ribbon roses, piping, lace, trim really take a design from ordinary to extraordinary.

Where to find Mackayla Creations:




Wednesday, March 17, 2010

In a box

there are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, yes, i’ve got dreams, of course i’ve got dreams. then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there.

— Erna Bombeck

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lovable Lion Plush

Your child's new best friend?

A great floppy lovable lion for your kids to hug on or carry around everywhere they go.

Found here: QuellyRue Designs Shop



Monday, March 15, 2010

Craft For A Cause: Baobab Tree Necklace for Senegal

It is always a beautiful thing when people use their talents to help others.

This lovely necklace was made by jewelry designer Meiko Takahashi of Shizendesigns. It is inspired by the Baobab tree in Senegal, a small country on the West Coast of Africa. In Senegal, the locals call the Baobab Tree "the upside down tree" because the tree branches look like roots, as though God had dropped them from the sky upside down.

The Baobab tree shape is cut within a 30-mm diameter fine silver medallion and hung on a 16-inch sterling silver Rollo chain with a 2-inch extension chain.

Meiko is donating 10% from the sale of this necklace to World Vision in honor of her sister Kari and the people of Senegal.

Go here to shop and view more of her jewelry collection.

To find out more about World Vision, please go to



Color Splash

Adding a touch of color to your day!

color splash Pictures, Images and Photos
color splash Pictures, Images and Photos
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black white color purple dress fanciness color splash Pictures, Images and Photos
Red Wellies, Blue Jeans Pictures, Images and Photos



Sunday, March 14, 2010

Say you LOVE me

A beautiful note I received today:



Rainbow delight!

<Rainbows Pictures, Images and Photos



Saturday, March 13, 2010

Oy Vey! More Rain!

Well...looks like its going to be a washout in New York for the next couple of days. *sighs*

Rain Pictures, Images and Photos

Hope everyone is staying warm & dry!



Spotted on Etsy: Echos of Spring

A lovely ring for the coming season...

Take a virtual step into the Echos of Spring Shop on Etsy and you will find yourself surrounded by unique, fun and fresh, beaded creations. Gemstones and Swarovski crystals pair up with sterling silver and unexpected found objects in these one-of-a-kind handmade designs that reflect Echos love of color and symbolism.

Chic and modern earrings!

Green Valley Bracelet

Purple Amethyst and Pearl Lariat Necklace

Here is a blurb from Echos Etsy profile, please stop by and check out her amazing shop, Echos of Spring, and get to know her a bit more:

An engineer by profession, jewelry making is my passion. Jewelry design and creation helps me find relief from a fast paced techno-savvy hectic day and lets me reconnect to my feminine creative side. Honestly, I cannot keep from buying the beautiful and gorgeous beads when I visit the beads stores. I tend to use local bead stores for all my jewelry supply needs and my favorite materials for jewelry making is silver and copper. I love chunky pieces of jewelry in an outfit balanced appropriately with some lighter and quieter ones.
Through this shop, I strive to make available to you fun and flirty handmade jewelry created with quality raw material that would prove to be perfect accessory for your wardrobe and style. May the colors of spring always echo in your wardrobe throughout the year with these colorful handmade jewelry.

Where to find Echos of Spring:




Friday, March 12, 2010

The I Am Chronicles: Life........

I was surfing the web today when I came across this lovely post featuring my African print headbands. A wonderful suprise indeed!

Thanks Angelique for including me and for supporting QuellyRue Designs.



Etsy treasure!

Yayy! I've been FEATURED!

Check out Jenvecc's latest etsy treasure featuring my Love Birds Tote Bag!

Many thanks Jen for including me and for supporting QuellyRue Designs!



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Go Red and Love your HEART

Go RED, anyway you want ... eat RED - tomatoes, apples, cherries; leave RED kisses on someone's cheek; go for a run, and cheer your self on, clapping so hard your palms turn RED; but whatever you do, do it for your HEART. Take a moment everyday and out your hand on your HEART, and then make your own promise to be HEART HEALTHY. - Adapted from 'Go RED'



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

For the Love of Art

An illustration for your afternoon from Betsy Walton.



Monday, March 8, 2010

Wake up! It's Monday

Happy Monday!
New week = New Beginning.
This weekend was pretty laid back with lost of family time.

I'm looking forward to a great week ahead! More crafting, more fun, and more loving life. And for all the Monday Grinches, don’t let anyone steal your sunshine. Remember, without good thoughts and a positive attitude the day is a failure. Stay focused on being happy and do the things that keep you that way!

What are the things YOU do to keep your attitude right?



Saturday, March 6, 2010

Happy Independence Day Ghana!

Hip hip hip horaay! Today my homeland Ghana celebrates her 53rd anniversary of independence!

On this day March 6, 1957, Ghana became the first nation in sub-Sahara Africa to gain independence, with the memorable words ushered by great Pan-Africanist and founder of Ghana Dr. Kwame Nkrumah:

"At long last, the battle has ended. Ghana--our beloved country--is free forever!

And yet again I want to take the opportunity to thank the chiefs and people of this country, the youth, the farmers, the women who have so nobly fought and won this battle. Also I want to thank the valiant ex-service men who have so co-operated with me in this mighty task of freeing our country from foreign rule and imperialism. And as I pointed out... I made it quite clear that from now on – today – we must change our attitudes, our minds, we must realise that from now on, we are no more a colonial but a free and independent people. But also, as I pointed out, that also entails hard work. That new African is ready to fight his own battles and show that after all, the black man is capable of managing his own affairs. We are going to demonstrate to the world, to the other nations, that we are prepared to lay our own foundation. Our own African identity As I said in the assembly just minutes ago, I made a point that we are going to create our own African personality and identity. It's the only way that we can show the world that we are ready for own own battles. But today, may I call upon you all - that on this great day, let us all remember that nothing in the world can be done unless it's had the purport and support of God. We have won the battle and we again re-dedicate ourselves ... Our independence is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of Africa. Let us now fellow Ghanaians, let us now ask for God's blessing and for only two seconds in your thousands and millions, I want to ask you to pause only for one minute and give thanks to almighty God for having led us through our difficulties, imprisonments, hardships and suffering to have brought us to the end of our trouble today. One minute silence. Ghana is free forever and here I will ask the band to play the Ghana national anthem." Reshaping Ghana's destiny I am depending upon the millions of the country, and the chiefs and people, to help me to reshape the destiny of this country. We are prepared to pick it up and make it a nation that will be respected by every nation in the world. We know we are going to have difficult beginnings, but again, I'm relying upon your support, I'm relying upon your hard work. Seeing you in this… it doesn't matter how far my eye goes, I can see that you are here in your millions and my last warning to you is that you are to stand firm behind us so that we can prove to the world that when the African is given a chance he can show the world that he is somebody! We have awakened. We will not sleep anymore. Today, from now on, there is a new African in the world.”

I am proud to be Ghanaian.

Happy Independence Day Ghana, and may God continue to bless you!



Thursday, March 4, 2010

So says the tea...

I love Yogi Tea, each tea bag has a wonderful little fortune on it.

Real happiness lies in that which never comes nor goes, but simply is.

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."
- Rodin, 1840-1917

Life is a chance. Love is infinity. Grace is reality.



Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spotted on Etsy: Brick Bracelets - Connect With Fun

Jewelry designer David Haliski never ceases to amaze me. After stumbling upon his LEGO Minifig snowman, I took it upon my self to dive deeper into his world in bricks.

I found myself surrounded by his line of fun, fresh, and handmade LEGO creations called Brick Bracelets. The line is a true reflection of David's love of LEGO mosaics and sculptures!

The complete line includes gifts for all ages:

Unique and stylish LEGO bracelets

Colorful and funky LEGO rings

Retro LEGO Hair Clips - I love it!

Feeling hungry? Who's up for some McDonald's? Yes, this is an actual size LEGO representation of McDonald's popular Big Mac Meal. Cant you just smell the french fries? I can!

And for desert? How does an apple or banana sound? Yummy!

It's exciting to see a familiar toy being used in so many creative ways!

Here is a blurb from David's Etsy profile, please stop by and check out his amazing shop, Brick Bracelets, and get to know him a bit more:

In 2008, I rediscovered a passion for vibrantly colored plastic pieces that occupied so much of my time as a child. I decided to combine this passion with fine arts to create unique works of art. My direction is to further deconstruct contemporary, popular culture through the medium itself, LEGO. The pure, consistent color allows for a uniform and bold graphic style translating perfectly from my background in the graphic design and multimedia arts field.

Where to find Brick Bracelets:

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Step aside Frosty, there's a new snowman in town: Brickbracelets' Lego Minifig snowman

Tired of the same old carrot and coal snowman?

Checkout the most amazing snowman ever constructed, a Lego Minifig snowman by Brick Bracelets David Haliski.

This is the coolest snowman I have ever seen. I am frozen in a state of awe and will forever be amazed.

Job well done David! Now if only there was a freezer large enough to store this baby so it can be kept forever! (sigh)...just my wishful thinking.



March has really blown in like a lion, eh?

Wooowzers, I cant believe its March already! Seem like it was just yesterday that I was ringing in bells for 2010 in Ghana. But in any case, I'm not complaining. I am ready to kick off my snow boots and run free in a field of new blooms. I know, I know, the weather forecasters are predicting more snow on Wednesday, but watevs!

I can already smell the scent of spring in the air. While I love the longer, warmer days, and the fragrance of fresh flowers spring brings, I love women's fashion in the spring even more. Spring is the time to indulge in your feminine side with beautiful flowing skirts, and stylish, flared gaucho pants. Blouses and shirts for spring are flowery and feminine and spring sandals are to-die-for.
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