Monday, June 22, 2009

Handmade Brigade

Visit me this Saturday at Handmade Brigade in Laguna Niguel!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Long Time …No Blog

How does life get so busy? My newest full-time job as mommy has been busier than expected. And, now Summer Vacation has arrived, Yikes! What do I do now? We are on a very tight budget and I am trying to figure out how to entertain a 7yr. old all summer long! So far, we have morning walks around the lake, Wednesday FREE movies, visits to the library, and visits to the park and beach. We're gonna pack our own lunches, sneak in some candy bars to the theater, co-op baby sitting and take advantage of every FREE activity we can. Times are tough. I'd love any suggestions any of you might have for summer fun! I'll put all your suggestions in a random generator and the winner will get a darling little surprise from Delightful Trinkets!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

you're invited to...

click on image to get a close up of map

the premier indie arts & crafts festival in the oc

SHOP: over 80 local vendors featuring handmade goods for you, your family & your home including... amazing clothing for men, women & kids, letterpress stationary, jewelry, rock'n'roll belt buckles, edgy dolls, artsy purses, green & sustainable goods, aprons, refashioned vintage clothing, art & so much more...

EAT & DRINK: memphis, the gypsy den and the crosby serving up barbeque, veggie delights and libations

LISTEN: evocal, and crew dj and dish out live music

GET: harvey's - the original seatbelt bag - will be making purses & buttons on site just for you!

CHECK OUT THE MAP: it's right off the 5 and it's a sunday so if you're headed down from los angeles (only 30 miles!) or up from san diego there shouldn't be any traffic!!!! if you're coming in from out of town it'll be a fun all day event and there's lot's to do around the area... including bowers museum, the beach, the discovery science center, the best antique stores in downtown orange, art galleries bars & restaurants in downtown santa ana... so you can make a day of it!

help spread the word and forward this email to your pals!

2202 1/2 north main street
santa ana, ca 92706
may 17th 11-5pm

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Give a Hoot!

One of my first Etsy sales was a sweet little owl ring I called Woodsy, since then I have had numerous requests for another. They usually fly solo, but today I've managed to gather an entire forest of these delightfully sweet creatures. Visit my Etsy shop, Delightful Trinkets, to see the newest parliment.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Handmade District

What a lovely day! I cannot thank our fearless leader Kayte enough, she was amazing!!!

The day was a complete success. It was the greatest group of vendors with so many lovely items. Thank you to our supportive friends who visited and I am thankful for the new friends made. Best of all $500 was raised to benefit Music Saves Lives.

Here are but a few photos of the day, it was a little overcast, would be my only complaint.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

You're Invited to...

The FIRST Handmade District Craft Show 
benefiting Music Saves Lives

What is Music Saves Lives?
Music Saves Lives is a non-profit based out of Southern California and is the conduit between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes. Music Saves Lives educates the youth of North America about the importance of donating blood on a regular basis as well as becoming a member of the National Marrow Program. In 2008 alone, Music Saves Lives collected over 50,000 units of blood nationwide, 20,000 of which were from Southern California, and registered over 6,000 people for the National Marrow Program. (

Over 40 vendors selling items for the whole family! Ranging from clothing, accessories, leather goods, artwork, handbags, jewelry, paper goods and MUCH more!

Dickey's Barbeque Pit will be there serving up sanwhiches, chips and drinks. 20% of their sales will go to benefit Music Saves Lives!! There will also be vendors selling baked goods to satsify your sweet tooth needs.

Vendors and local business have donated items to be raffled off. All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to Music Saves Lives. Tickets will be available for $1 each or 6 for only $5!!!

When and Where:
Saturday, March 14th, 2009
10am - 3pm

Tustin Presbyterian Church (in the parking lot)
225 W. Main Street
Tustin, CA 92780
(located in the beautiful, historic Old Town Tustin, TPC is only 45 minutes from LA and 1.5 hours from San Diego) 

Pack up the car, bring the friends, the kids and the dog and head on over for a day of fun, relaxing, handmade artwork, good eats and a chance to save lives!

Please feel free to forward this email to everyone you know!
See you there!
Kayte Turner 

Delightful Trinkets

Just a few of the things you'll be seeing at Handmade District this Saturday, March 14th.

Friday, February 27, 2009

My First Etsy Treasury

I made it on an Etsy Treasury!!!
Thank you Jennifer @jayteedoubleyou - Blue Hair Knits

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Handmade District

Here is the upcoming Craft Fair I will be showing at in March. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Giveaway Winner

I just wanted to show Bonnie and you all what she won...

Yellow Jade carved rose set atop a Mother-Of-Pearl Button.

Friday, February 13, 2009

❉ 99•things ❉

The latest Tag!
Here are the rules: Bold the things you’ve done and post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii (lived there!)
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child (hope to)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (will in Nov.)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person (alone!)
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (et Crepés aux le Troisieme Etagé)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee (4 times)

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Yay, Bonnie! I'll contact you soon to send you your prize. Thank you everyone for visiting. Keep joining me, I'll be having a giveaway every month!

xoxo Ivy

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Yummy…Valentine

clockwise from left: jewel heart cookies, the jewels of new york mini chocolate raspberry buttercream vegan cupcakes, the cupcake mint  dipped and frosted cookies, baked and wired rosy vanilla marshmallow hearts, whimsy and spice

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Silly Valentine

clockwise from top left: red rum felt moustache, born lippy  big foot magnet set, pearson maron  prescription for love, chimera crochet  mixtape felt pouch, brave moonman  your new boyfriend handmade sticker set, nowvember

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Lovely Valentine... at Etsy

Clockwise from the top left: love bird mobile, royalbuffet  love-print, my wire empire  love owls, gypsy and twink  momo pouch valentine, reeesaT  he loves me interactive pull pillow, cherry lane jane  cashmere ballet slippers, adventures of jessica rose

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Friends of Delightful Trinkets

I am hoping to gather new friends here at Delightful Trinkets. Visit often for all things cute, future giveaways, Indie craft fairs, Esty sales and new projects and workshops. 

The first 10 people to add themselves as followers will be sweetly rewarded. In addition to that, when you leave a comment under this post, you will be entered into a Giveaway for a Delightful Trinkets ring, lovingly handmade, by me!

Thank you to everyone for your support!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hello Change...

Your very own Shepard Fairey inspired print at Of course mine had to be of Hello Kitty. Hope you don't mind Sanrio. 


I can hardly believe that I will see this happen in my lifetime, and I am truly blessed to witness this event. It is not only Barack Obama's duty, but ours as well, to make this nation a better place to live and rebuild all that is broken. In honor of the highly anticipated Inauguration tomorrow, I have compiled a list of all things Obama which just so happen to be all things crafty. So go out and stimulate the economy by grabbing a one-of-a-kind, Obama commemorative craft from

Yes We Cake Print

Friday, January 16, 2009

Lovely Tunes… Swooning Over the Music of Joshua Radin

Photo: Joshua Radin ::

Simple Times and We Were Here have been on repeat, on my iTunes for days now, (it's gotten me through a tough week at work) so I thought I'd share with you all. Joshua Radin's gentle voice has been featured on several films and television shows, such as, City of Angels, The Last Kiss, (with Zach Braff, which is where I found him) Grey's Anatomy and The Office. He has an amazingly sweet voice, it's music I love listening to when creating! And this week, Starbuck's is featuring Joshua Radin as their Pick of the Week. 

Joshua Radin & Ingrid Michaelson performing "Sky" :: musicwithnoband, youtube

Visit any Starbuck's for a free redeemable card to download "One of Those Days" at the iTunes Store. Visit to sample some of his lovely tunes.

Monday, January 12, 2009

More Lovely Orla from Target

Image:Orla Kiely for Target with thanks to Door Sixteen and sfgirlbybay.

Seriously, first Mac and Hello Kitty. Now, Orla Kiely… for TARGET!!! This is too much for one girl to handle. See people… it's always good to SHARE! Speaking of sharing, I would not have known but for my delightful little friend Lisa who sent this over to me this morning, love her!

SFGirlbyBay has got the scoop and the pictures! Then again… you may see this on several blogs today. Yikes, I'd better keep my eyes peeled at my local targets! Or you can all thank me by remembering to pick up one or two pieces for me, when you go down to get yours.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lovely Little Dream Come True

Yep, that's right! It's a new place to email me, 
You can get one too at Sanrio Town.
Another exciting Hello Kitty Dream Come True! Sanrio has teamed up with Mac Cosmetics. Items due in stores February 10th! You know where to find me. I love that they are collaborating with other product lines, maybe someday I'll have my own Hello Kitty product...

Image: WWD

Friday, January 9, 2009

Ridiculously Cute...

Artist: Erin Flannigan

My friend Greenlee sent this over to me and said, "This is you!"~I like the way she thinks. The idea is so me, but I could only wish to be as cute as this girl, Elsie Flannigan. (I'd like her to be my new best friend!) She's too cute and too talented for words. Visit her at A Beautiful Mess.
She has her own line called Love, Elsie for KI Memories, an adorable Etsy Shop, Elsie Cake, and well… I'll let you discover the rest. 
So go! Now!