October 11, 2012

What's going on here...

I thought I would catch you all up on "what's going on here" and what I have been up to lately...

The last few weeks of summer flew by and now we are already into fall!  Hard to believe that it's already October and soon we will be onto the Holidays.  With that in mind I have been working on a few things to stock my Etsy shop up again in time for some holiday shopping.  I will be adding more of my Vintage Matelasse' Floral Stockings, (done in my favorite Tanya Whelan fabrics) that were in my shop last year.

Each stocking comes with a coordinating gingham rose, 
personalized letter of your choice and your pick of colored glitter...

 

There will be a few other choice of fabrics I am adding and some will be limited, so make sure to put your order in before those are sold out!  They will be wrapped beautifully and ready for that someone special you want to give it to...or yourself! ;) 

I will also be adding some beautiful matelasse cream tree skirts and a few other Christmas items as well...stay tuned for my shop opening back up here soon!  If you want to get an order in sooner, feel free to e-mail me whimsybyvictoria@comcast.net.

Something else I have been working on...some beautiful honeycomb smocked pillow slipcovers done in dupioni silk with detailed glass beads.  These are gorgeous and I can't wait to finish them to have them listed in my Etsy! Here are some of the colors that will be available...


Besides all the designs and items I'm working on, I have also been shooting quite a few senior portraits.  I have always been interested in doing something more with photography and have found I really enjoy working with the seniors.  They love to pose, have fun and be creative for their pictures. Here is just a few pictures I have done to build my portfolio...

My beautiful daughter...can't believe she's graduating this year!!

I had so much fun doing this shoot!

I feel like these last few months have been harder and harder for me to find a little time to sit down and get posts up.  I have found I really like giving little updates here and there...peeks into my life on Instagram.  If you would like to keep up with me on a more day to day basis, you can follow me on Instagram at Victoria Hayden. 

Here I shared Instagram photos on a slumber party breakfast, a cute new handbag I bought, 
and a fun mid-summer soiree' I threw for my daughter and her friends.

One of the things I am most looking forward to this month...
*Photo permission from Jeanne Oliver*

If for some reason you missed my last post on Creatively Made Home, you can catch up here. I myself will be taking this course and am so excited for it to begin!! The amazing Jeanne Oliver has been giving little sneak peeks from all of the talented ladies this week on her blog that are hosting this course. 

Sharing in Jeanne's own words...
"This course is not just about decorating and it definitely isn't about creating the perfect home. 
 It is about creating a home that reflects you and your family."
  
Here are some of the sneak peeks she shared from three of the talented hosts...

*Photo permission from Jeanne Oliver*
Just a few of the things Kimberly will be talking about...

*Her personal journey with her home and family
*Her design influences
*How she found her own style and how she began incorporating it
*Share favorite recipes and photos of her home
*Have a live, online discussion with members of the course to ask whatever they wish about her style, home, passions.
*Share 10 project videos in different areas that are true to how she incorporates her creativity and passions in everyday living.
A peek into her project videos
Kim will have three different videos about harvesting from her land and how to enjoy it all winter long.
She will also talk about how to harvest seeds from your favorite plants and how to add to your garden naturally and cost effectively.
She will talk about food, herbs and flowers.


*Photo permission from Jeanne Oliver*
Here's a few things Jennifer will be sharing...

*Her personal journey with her home and family
*Her design influences
*How she found her own style and how she began incorporating it
*Share favorite recipes and photos of her home
*Have a live, online discussion with members of the course to ask whatever they wish about her style, home, passions.
*Share 10 project videos in different areas that are true to how she incorporates her creativity and passions in everyday living.
A peek into her project videos…
Jen’s project videos are full of creative ways to add beauty to your house!
She will show you how to turn inexpensive tablecloths into your favorite curtains.
This project video is really amazing for all of you with huge windows that you can’t find curtains to fit (or can’t afford huge custom curtains)!                                                      


*Photo permission from Jeanne Oliver*
Here's a peek into what Sara will be sharing...

*Her personal journey with her home and family
*Her design influences
*How she found her own style and how she began incorporating it
*Share favorite recipes and photos of her home
*Have a live, online discussion with members of the course to ask whatever they wish about her style, home, passions.
*Share 10 project videos in different areas that are true to how she incorporates her creativity and passions in everyday living.
A peek into her project videos…
Sara will share 10 project videos but here is a glimpse into a FEW of them!


See why I'm soo excited to take this course?!!  Again...this is only 3 of the 5 hosts and sneak peeks. My question for you...have you registered yet?! You don't want to miss this course...so much valuable information, all kinds of tips, videos, recipes, inspiration...the list can go on and on!  There is still time to register if you haven't till October 22nd 2012!! I can't wait to hear if you too will be taking the course!! 

So, there you have it...what's going on here!  Lot's more to come on updates and designs for my Etsy.  Oh...I have lots of home projects I've been working on too...will share more when I can!

Have a great weekend friends!

6 comments:

  1. Victoria,
    So pleased to see this post and hear that you have been busy creating! You are so very talented and I adore all you do. I'll be sending you an email with my stocking request. (I missed out last year.) Thanks for sharing the Creatively Home Made Series. I will check it out.
    I hope you are enjoying the season and settled into your new home. I don't have an instagram account but will set one up so I can follow you.
    Your Friend,
    Deborah
    FairfieldHouseNJ.com

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    1. Hi Deborah!
      Thank you for stopping by and your very sweet comments...that means so much! I look forward to hearing from you and keeping in touch with you on Instagram. I know you too will love Jeanne Oliver's Creatively Made Home course! Have a wonderful day and weekend friend!! xo :)

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