Monday, January 18, 2010

Pearls and Swine

Originally uploaded by Pearls & Swine
You have to check out Pearls and Swine. I just stumbled upon them in the flickr Craft pool and I am totally digging these super sweet fascinators they have going on. I like that they have some that are really 'something' and not just pretty little hat like things (although i loves me some pretty little hat like things). This one of a sacred heart is just too cool for words. I would never have an occasion to wear it but I still want it- and in my book that means it is pretty darn cool.

Golden Globes 2010

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I LOVE awards season. I love everything about it. The movies, the stars, the dresses, the speeches- it is all soooo good. I love the 'star machine' of Hollywood and that these people are larger than life and that there is no WAY they are normal human beings but really we wouldn't want them to be. Just to make it clear I am not a fan of the stalking of stars and the ridiculous lengths that people go to to get a shot of them buying groceries or picking up their kids from school- frankly I don't care what they do in their everyday lives what I want is the star I know and love in movies, having interviews in magazines, and rocking it on the red carpet. Award shows always seem to bring back a little bit of that glamour of old Hollywood that I love so much and it never disappoints. The Globes are fun because they are a little bit more laid back and there is a quirkiness that tends to happen in the room that is hard to describe.

As far as the awards go I was fairly happy with the results but I am a little over Avatar and as such I was not pleased to see it get so much attention (they already have all the money in the world I don't think they need awards too!) But how cute was Robert Downey Jr.'s non-acceptance speech? And I loved Martin Scorsese's speech about movies and how the preservation of movies is so important to him. You hear him talk and you just know how much he loves movies- how refreshing is it to see someone who loves their job so much?

Also I really enjoyed seeing all the stars deal with the rain on the red carpet. They seemed to do rather well but a couple of the reporters did not. One in particular looked like a drowning rat and it was so funny. I am really not being mean it was just she was struggling so much to hold it together but you knew she was totally pissed that the rain was ruining her look- I would have been too.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Grand Opening of RubyMarilyn!

The grand opening of the etsy shop has begun! Now until then end of January there will be free shipping on all items. Welcome to RubyMarilyn!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Success! Well you see I was all excited for my new blog and yet really sad that I was leaving all my other blog posts behind...but...even my technology challenged self figured out how to import all of my old blog posts into this one! Yay! (hey let me get my kicks where i can get them). In other news be watching for tomorrow when the RubyMarilyn etsy shop will officially launch.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


So part of my New Year's resolution this year is to allow myself to be more impulsive. That is exactly what I am doing today. Welcome to RubyMarilyn. My new blog, new etsy store (which is empty at the moment), and new flickr. I needed change. As much as I loved last year and all it did for me I really needed to let go of old ideas a start fresh. New year, new decade, you know the drill.

My old blog/etsy/flickr was spes (latin for hope). It was one of those names that I decided upon without actually really thinking about. Today at work while doing nothing special at all it suddenly struck me like lightning (and let me tell you- I have been waiting for some lightning in my life) so I WENT FOR IT. Ruby=my paternal great grandmother, Marilyn=my maternal grandmother. Together they equal RubyMarilyn two of my favorite women who taught me how to craft, create, bake, and all the other things that I have been making a part of my everyday life. Besides the general wonderfullness of crafty baking goodness I will also ramble about movies, movie stars, fashion, history, politics and whatever else strikes my fancy. I look forward to this new beginning.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

daily flickr- Pin Cushion Queen

Pin Cushion Queen
Originally uploaded by FiberArtsy
FiberArtsy has created this fantastic work of stitchery! The image is from Tim Burton's book 'The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy'. I have always thought that his sketches would translate well to stitches and here is the living proof. And isn't it great that she is the pincushion queen? I mean how much more stitcherific can you get than that? I also think the pincushion queen would make a really cool/creepy Halloween costume. Part voodoo doll/part crafty-creepy this may have to be added to my list for possible costumes this year.

Too early to make a list of Halloween costumes you say? HA. Never too early for Halloween costumes.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

daily flickr- yum!

Peppermint Patty Cupcake
Originally uploaded by missamyo
I am super hungry for some baked goods. I might have to go make some cookies right now...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

daily filckr-Inventors Wife

Inventors Wife
Originally uploaded by Opulent Oddities
This amazing necklace is from Opulent Oddities. Her collections are simply breathtaking! Check our her flickr and her etsy shop for lots of jewelry goodness.

The title 'Inventors Wife' just seems so perfect for this. For Christmas I was lucky enough to get a collection of H.G. Wells novels and I just finished reading 'The Time Machine'. I can just imagine the Time Traveler's wife (if he had one) wearing this necklace.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

daily flickr

sweater clip
Originally uploaded by ilovetweek
Isn't this sweater clip perfection? The mini-tie, the blazer, the whole look is really working for me. I love the look of a tie but I don't like the way they look on me- since I have a larger chest. This little mini tie would give just the right amount of 'business' to any outfit!