a note from Ira

February 29, 2012

I think I may have shared this note from Ira Glass once before here on this little blog, but today it is feeling especially pertinent. This is something I need to remember when developing creative works for my shop, or even simple sewing projects for myself. The more I complete the better I will get and the more confidence I will have in my abilities. I hope this little note is helpful to some of you as well. Happy Tuesday!

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

oooh child...

February 22, 2012

Sometimes we all need a little reminder. 

Go gentle with yourself.

Click image to download and print from Flickr.

Happy *Heart* Day!

February 14, 2012

 ~ Happy Valentine's Day! ~
Valentine Print by thebigharumph
Do Small Things print by UUPP
To the Moon print by artstudio54
Smitten With You print by breedingfancy

ready to per.use?

February 8, 2012

*Repost* Due to technical difficulties with the image map, I am reposting this to fix the links.

This is so exciting! The other half of my Etsy shop, per.used, is open for business!

Take a peek when you get a chance and let me know what you think of these lovely little items. Just click any item thumbnail in the image below to visit the shop. From there you can peruse the virtual shelves and en-joy!

As a special treat for joyful.life readers I'm offering 10% off your purchase. Just enter the code "joyful212"at check out to get the discount.

Have fun looking around!

per.used preview

February 2, 2012

The first set of items in per.used shop is almost ready to launch!

I'm unbelievably excited to show you all my lovely finds. For now, here is a quick snippet of what is to come...


February 1, 2012

Happy February 1st!

Here is a new desktop background for February 2012. It has a rich, glittery, Valentine's Day theme and I'm calling it "Shine".

There's even a February 2012 calendar if you need to take a quick peek at the date! You'll make my heart shine...like you usually do... if you leave me a comment to let me know how it looks on your screen! You may need to work with your desktop background image settings to get it just right, but if you need a size that isn't shown below let me know and I will add it to the list. 


Open the link and right click on the image to save or apply as desktop image.  Make sure the image size on flickr is set to "Original" so you are getting the highest quality.

Extra Wide: 1920 x 1200 (I use this size for my macbook pro)