Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Hyacinth Monday!

Some cheery spring colored earrings to start out your week!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

All new at KAV Designs---------Stitch Markers!!!!

Gotta Love the Weekends...making jewelry in comfy clothes!!!

Nothing better than designing and making some new earrings in my workout pants and a pair of Simple clogs from high school!!! Gotta love the freedom of weekends!!!

Gotta Love Seattle

“Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.”
― Janis Joplin

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's Raining --- Treasury

My turquoise rain earrings were featured in Siiso's Etsy Treasury!! Thanks so much Siiso for including me in this gorgeous treasury!

Here is the link to the treasury! It expires on Tuesday, March 16th ------


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fresh of the Presses or Fresh off the Hammering Block!

Donated items to the Seattle U Albers School of Business and Economics Annual Crabfest and Auction to raise money for student scholarships!! It is on March 27th, support Seattle U! Go Redhawks!!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

KAV Designs Giveaway! Tell me about one of your favorite handmade possessions or gift givers!

In honor of all things handmade! My mom told me this morning how much she loves an afghan that I hand knit for her birthday a few years ago. I have to admit I really loved making it for her and how it turned out. I used the pattern "Norwegian Fir," on of my favorite patterns ever. I scrambled to the end to get it done and in the mail, but it made it.

My mom is so good to me and has made me so many beautiful handmade items. From my smocked first communion dress to my beautiful graduation quilt (she had all my family members make squares for the back, incorporated my softball number, my favorite quote stitched so it looked like my handwriting!, a shamrock for luck and countless other of my favorite things!) And that is just the back of it- the front is too beautiful to describe with all kinds of fabulous fabrics and a gorgeous pattern. Let me tell you when it comes to knitting, sewing, painting pottery and any other of her countless crafts- my mom is a force to be reckoned with---- she makes absolutely beautiful things!! And she definetely instilled a love of all things handmade to me. I appreciate all her patience in teaching me things and turning her head to the mess so I could work on one of my various projects (that always looked like an explosion on the kitchen table or countertops by the time I was done)!

So long story short, the first five people to leave me a comment under this post for their favorite handmade gift or a special person that has made them beautiful things gets $10 towards a KAV Design purchase on my Etsy store---

Monday, March 8, 2010

Luck of the Irish- Free Pair of Earrings with Purchase at KAV Designs!!

From now until March 17th- St. Patrick's Day- if you buy any full price pair of earrings on KAV Designs you will receive a bonus pair of earrings for a free made especially by me for you. Just enter the word Lucky in the notes to sellers. Also let me know what your favorite color is so I can send you a pair that you will love!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Night skyline from West Seattle

Enjoy the beautiful view from West Seattle! Last night was so gorgeous!!! Gotta love the viewpoint on Admiral -- one of my favorites!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Birthday Present - New Camera-- So Excited

So excited about my new camera! A purchase with my Christmas and Birthday money from some very generous family members!! :) Here is a picture of everyone's favorite wheaten terrier Mr. Murphy showing off his great choppers and one of my earring designs with a new photograph!