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Manic Monday: Leslie

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Leslie of Zephyr VintageShop | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest
I have a huge collection of Art Deco necklaces, so it is challenge not to keep all the ones I sell. This one in particular is so beautiful they way it is constructed and the red really pops against the gold metal beads.
I find inspiration in a variety of things. People who inspire me are those who overcome obstacles with a positive attitude and integrity. Places that inspire me range from the beautiful beaches of Hawaii to the countryside of Ireland...and ALOT in between :-)
I admire those who follow their hearts and dreams.
Oh my gosh...there are so many! But I like this one in particular...
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." Albert Einstein
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Wordless Wednesday

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Alien Fingerless Gloves, originally uploaded by boysenberrylane.

Manic Monday: Maiden Jane

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Maiden Jane
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My T Shirt quilts are my favorite item.  I have made a ton of them - initially for high school graduates.  Since then I have made quite a few memory quilts.  I find that it is quite moving to be working with very tangible pieces of someone's life.  In one case it was tees from a 12 year old boy.  In another, a young husband.  Recently, tees from dads and husbands to be given as gifts to spouses and children.  I love the idea that the T Shirt quilt becomes a practical item and I envision the customer wrapping themselves up in the memory of a loved one.

People are most inspirational to me.  I love to read biographies and true-life stories - especially survival stories.  I'm intrigued by the determination of the human spirit, leadership skills and, overall, the extraordinary lives or ordinary people.  Some books/people that I have been inspired by:  Shackleton (Endurance), A Beautiful Mind, The Soloist, Shadow Divers, The Book of…

Unintentional Hiatus

Yes, okay, so I'm dumb. It's Tuesday. I'm sure most of you knew that, but the MLK holiday threw me a bit. So our next Manic Monday feature (with the awesome Maiden Jane) will be next Monday. Because, like I said, I'm a little dumb. Maybe a lot dumb.

But today IS my birthday (I'm 30!), so, um... that means you have to forgive me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Meanwhile, if you want a feature for yourself, sign up here!

Manic Monday: akaCINDERS

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Cinders of akaCINDERS
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What are your favorite items in your shops?
I really love the Watercolor Helleborus. One of my favorite flowers and was difficult to recreate because of the color variation. It forced me to create a new process of coloring my flowers.

And of course I love the Star Wars Aprons in my Genre shop, because they are recycled and so cool.

What is most inspirational to you?
I adore the Dalai Lama and Maya Angelou, both have been through so much pain and loss in their lives and are still full of Joy, Grace and a kind giving Spirit. I truly admire those who give without question, and try to do that whenever I can.

What is your favorite quote?

So many good ones, but I gotta admit that this IS my favorite. From the movie ""Moonstruck"". Not altruistic or spiritually moving, just delightful.

"Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn't know this either, but love don't make things nice…

It's True! New Etsy Shop.

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It's true, I'm giving Etsy a second chance. This shop, however, will be just for my Barbie Murders shots. I may add more in the future, but for now... just every flavor of Barbie Murders. I don't have it all up yet, but please feel free to stop by, check it out, and let me know what you think: Wilde Designs presents The Barbie Murders.

And, of course, ALL my goodies are for sale at Wilde Designs where you can shop to your heart's content.

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If you'd like to be one of the first, just visit this link and fill out the brand new form. Yep, that's right - it's quicker and easier than ever to get yourself signed up... for both of us ;) I can't wait to see who's in this year! So far we only have one featured scheduled (keep your eyes peeled for Monday with akaCinders!), so step on up and grab one for yourself!