Sunday, January 27, 2013

More Photos

For all these views this past week.  I know someone out there is reading this!
It's Sunday. The second worst day of the week for me.  Just because it means tomorrow is Monday. The first worst day of the week.  Does anyone actually like Mondays?
My best friend was off sick for a couple of days this past week.  I was happy when she asked if I'd want to come over, and she would make me lunch.  She has 3 dogs, one of them being a Great Dane.  Due to a recent loss of my second best friend, Millie, I had pretty much sworn off ever really wanting to love another dog.  I only got a short 4 years with Mil.  One thing I am certain of, is that if I ever got a dog again, it would be SMALL.  I like small dogs, and they fit better on your lap.  Well, I quickly learned this week that it doesn't matter what size of dog it is, it will still try to sit on your lap.  I loved it, and it is seriously changing my opinion on owning a Great Dane one day.  He has such a physical presence and you can't help but watch it move around the house.  It's so big, that it's like another human.  Keep in mind, the dog I owned, was as big as this ones head. 
Isn't he just so handsome??
Anyways, I just wanted to share some more pics from last weeks freezing photo shoot. 
One of my favourite peices is this mint leaf wristlet.  It's a great pop of colour!

And this one, a leather look clutch.  This button just made it complete, and has lots of room to hold all those things you need for a night out in the city.
I'm slowly checking things off my list.  All my other inventory pictures can be found on my Etsy shop. 


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Update + Photoshoot

A HASinspiration update:
Slowly but surely things are getting up and running.  I wanted to provide you as customers, readers and friends with some numbers as my little business starts to grow.
Etsy: 10,488 views all time
Favourites: 383 including 59 shop favs and 324 listing favs
Blogger Views: 2,251 and growing
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Today was cold, to say the least.  If you were the lovely lady in these pictures you could argue that it wasn't cold, it was freezing.  Shortly after setting up, bums started to go numb and fingers started getting the early stage of frost bite.
What are best friends for?  I thanked her over and over and promised up and down that I would buy her anything she needed if she ends up sick.  Between dark clouds and thick squalls, we ended up with some great shots!
Thanks B!

Stay tuned for some more great shots coming up this week.  One of my resolutions for 2013 was to get my Etsy shop a little more organized and today I wanted to take full advantage of the natural light, even if it was freezing. 
I also had the chance to finish up a skirt that I had started and clearly gotten sidetracked.   This piece is great for the spring and into the summer.  It's soft and so easy to wear.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Bows Bows Bows

It was a slightly snowy March day when I decided to get behind the wheel of a very large, very
powerful 4- wheeler ATV. The people who know me are probably cringing at that very first
sentence.  Now when my best friend reads this, she will know exactly what happens after this.  Why?

because she made the brave decision to get on the back. Cut to - the four wheeler upside down in a
swamp.  We can laugh about this now, but at the time we came out of it literally black and blue.  My
thighs were so bruised they were black and turned every shade of the rainbow before finally returning
back to normal after SEVERAL weeks.  I was 16 years old at the time, and my best friend was just
shy of her 16th birthday. 
Where am I going with this??

Not only was I grounded for eternity, I didn't get my license until I was probably 20 years old.  I
decided to take a look at the expiry date on my license, only to find out that it expires in like 7 days.
I made the arrangments and I am happy and relieved to say that I passed my G today with FLYING
colours.  Okay, maybe not flying colours, but pretty damn close.  I now don't have to have another
test until I'm like 80 years old. YAY.
For the record, I'm a good driver.  I've never been in an accident and no, you don't have to watch out
if you're out for a stroll on the sidewalk. 
Now onto my latest little project and newest product! Bows! In my last post "DIY" I had a couple of
projects listed that I had come across on Pinterest. 
One of them was bows.  So simple and so easy, yet they add that perfect touch and a little something
extra to your outfit.  All you have to do is add a bobby pin to the back and pop it in your hair.
OR...add a saftey pin and add it to any outfit! 
Here is my version of the bow! I have a little bit of everything.  Edgy, boho and floral chic.
Hope you love!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


I love DIY.  So much, that I've created a board on Pinterest dedicated to these little projects I hope to get the time to work on SOON!  I don't have much to talk about tonight. 
Check out my DIY board on Pinterest, maybe you can get creative with these simple projects.
DIY bow
Cut a section of a long sleeve shirt and use fabric glue to hold lace in place. Stitch in various places around the lace, wash inside out and hang to dry!
cut out top.
Just a little sneak peak. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sleeping Mask Tutorial

I'm so excited to do my very first tutorial!  I thought I'd start with something easy.  Not only easy, but quick.  Although I have a little bit of experience, this bad boy took me probably 20 minutes from start to finish!  Enjoy!

First, you might want to print off a pattern. When I first came up with the idea to make these, I chose this pattern.  As you will see in the pictures, I decided to make mine a little bit bigger than the pattern`s measurements.  The great thing is that you do have the flexiblility to make it any size that you want because it is such a basic shape.  If you aren`t stuck on the shape or size of the pattern, there is this one too!

What You`ll Need:
Scissors or rotary cutter
Pretty fabric (perfect way to use some scrap you have lying around!)
Elastic (.5 inches wide works great)
Sewing machine

1.  Place your pattern on your fabric and pin into place.
* Note: If you don't have a printer around, the pattern says that it is approx. 7.5 inches long
2. Cut your pattern out.


* Note: As you can see, I've cut quite a bit more than the original pattern.  I printed this pattern and after making a trial mask with it, I wasn't happy with the size.  As I mentioned before, it is such a basic shape that you can make it as big as you'd like.  Keep in mind that you have to stitch around these edges, so when you turn it inside out -- the mask will loose a little bit of it's size.
3.  Right sides together.
My fabric hardly has a side that is "wrong" but there is a little bit of difference if you saw it in person.
4.  Set one piece aside.  This is where you attach the elastic that will go around your head.  Pin the elastic into place.

As you can see, the elastic is hanging over each side just a little bit.  I find this easier to work with, and makes it a little more secure.
5.  Place the other side back over top of the elastic.  Remember that it is right sides together still. Your elastic will now be enclosed inside the mask.  Pin the sides together to keep it all in place.
6.  Now it's time to sew! Slowly sew close to the edges of the mask (but not too close!) .  This will help you to keep as much of the size of it that you can.   If you sew too close to the edge, it won't stay together when you turn it right side out.

* Note:  Keep a small opening at the top of the mask.  This will allow  you to grab the elastic inside the mask and pull it right side out. (See pic below)

7.  Grab the elastic that you can see on the inside of the mask and carefully pull it, it will help you turn your mask right side out. Don't forget you have pins in there still! Remove those when you see them.

Use your finger to push out the edges.  Your end result should look like this:


8.  Fold in the edges of the hole that you left at the top of your mask.  Putting a pin in it will help to keep it in place while you stitch around the outside.

9.  Stitch around the outside of your mask, again close to the edge.  This helps to neaten things up and adds a finishing look.

10.  Flaunt your pretty new sleeping mask to its fullest potential!  Or get those extra z's you may need ;)


I love these things.  They are perfect for just about anyone, and take very little time, effort and fabric to make.  They are perfect for using up that little bit of fabric you may have left over. 

I hope this tutorial is helpful! If you have any questions or pictures you'd like to share, I'd love to see them!