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Manic Monday: Kyrie Zimmerman of Peapod and Me

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Kyrie Zimmerman of Peapod and MeShop | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest My favorite things change on a daily basis.  One day I'll be channeling Jacki O, the next it will be Janis Joplin.  So as for a favorite item in my shop - today it is  this red rope scarf.  I made one for myself, & one to sell.  Yesterday, I wore mine over a dark gray concert T with a light gray over-sized cardigan and my oh-so-comfortably worn in jeans.  Perfection.
I get inspired by so many things everyday!  My brain is in constant 'go' mode.  I think what inspires me most when I'm creating things for my shop is thinking about the people who buy them, where they live, what they do during the day.  Do they need to wake up & throw something together to catch their cab?  Answer: Rope Scarf - instant fabulous-ness.  Are they getting bundled up to take their dog on a snowy walk?  Answer: Chunky cowl & earwarmer set - super warm.  A fall walk in the park with your little diva by your …

Wordless Wednesday

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Manic Monday: Wilma of Ozark Finds

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Wilma of Ozark FindsShop | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest


My favorite item right now is my kewpie doll.  I just love the kewpies created by Rose O'Neill who lived and worked at Bonniebrook here in the Ozarks in the late 1800's.  Rose O'Neill said of her kewpies that they, "Do good deeds in a funny way. The world needs to laugh or at least smile more than it does."  I agree with that sentiment.  Next month is Kewpiesta in Branson, Mo.  In the late 1960's people from all over the world met here to buy, sell, trade kewpies and dedicate the week to Rose O'Neill which it continues to this day.      




What is most inspirational to me in my life as a picker / antiques / collectibles dealer are shows that I watch on t.v. ie., Antiques Roadshow; American Pickers; Pawn Stars; any show that has to do with antiques, collectibes, shabby decor that I can learn from.  I even watch all the re-runs and tuck the information in my head for a future "find". …

Art Appreciation SALE!

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I'm feeling lucky. I'm feeling special. I'm feeling good. My hubby came through his thyroid surgery with flying colors. He's home, he's recovering, and it's almost the weekend. So to celebrate... a sale! ALL items in the Art section of Wilde Designs are 25% off until Sunday. Everything. Prints, paintings, art cards... EVERYTHING. So if you've had your eye on something, now's the time. The discount works one time per customer. Even if you can't buy right now, make yourself an account at Wilde Designs and start a wishlist for the next sale!
Take advantage of the sale right now - and let me know what you'd like to see up for discount next time :D

Manic Sick Day. Again.

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Forgive me for still another Manic Monday delay, but unfortunately I'm sick again. Back to normal next week!

Wordless Wednesday

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Manic Monday: Lily of MyHobbyShop

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Lily of MyHobbyShopShop | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Flickr | Site

I absolutely love making newsboys hats, especially for kids. There is something so wonderful knowing that a parent loved my item enough to order it for their special little one.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/79986764/toddler-crochet-hat-little-boy-hat-black


I love color and get inspired by different things around me. I love the colors the change of season offer. And those often lead to ideas for new items.

But my biggest inspiration comes from my children and my husband. They have been so very supportive with my business. They are 100% honest when I asked them about design ideas and they have even given me some ideas they think would be "neat". I couldn't do what I do without my families' support.


"We do what we have to in order to do what we want."

It's our family quote. We us it to explain to our kids that sometime we don't like what we HAVE to do, but its necessary to be able …

Blargh - Manic Sick Day

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Due to me feeling like death warmed over, Manic Monday will resume next week. Sorry for the delay, but if you haven't applied for a feature for your shop, that gives you extra time! Yay! Just click here to apply. The next open slot is April 30th.