Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Value Bacon

I went to the local grocery store and for some reason they had very weird sales in every department. The produce section was full of some of the most unusual tropical fruits that I've ever seen. Some of which I wasn't even sure how you could even begin to eat. 
My favorite was the display of Value Bacon. I like how they specify that it's good for recipes, as if other bacon is too stuck up to cooperate.
I also bought a gallon of hand soap for $2. There was a skeptical old man asking everyone what was wrong with it. I decided to be brave. My skin hasn't melted off yet, so it's safe to say it was a good deal.
For the record, the value bacon was indistinguishable from regular bacon. I used it in a recipe, for mac and cheese. 

Featured Item of the Day

Bacon, Fabric Button Hairpins
MMMM, bacon. Good to eat, great inspiration for accessories.

Rachel O's is proud to offer the ultimate in couture fabric covered button jewelry.

Every fabric button is handmade, with love, by Rachel O herself. The sweet softness of fabric buttons accents any hairstyle. I like to think of my jewelry as being tiny canvases, wear my art with pride!

Each button measures approx .5 inch wide, and is firmly attached to a quality hair pin. You will receive one pair of hairpins as seen in the first photo. The other photos are for hair and style reference as well as to show what the back of the hairpin looks like.

Due to the handmade nature of your hairpins, they will vary ever so slightly from the pair in the photo, but will be equally awesome.

Check out my listings for other super(duper) hairpin designs.

Decorate your 'do with Rachel O's handmade fabric covered button bobbies!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jackalope Update

I'm assembling my herd of jackalopes this week. I made and found some pretty awesome accessories for this batch. How cute are these nerd glasses? They were a serendipitous find.
Mr and Mrs Jackalope are just too cute for words. I am so pleased with how this turned out.

Featured Item of the Day

Faux Taxidermy, Hot Pink Jackalope
Rachel O's Jackalopes are each a unique work of art. I crochet each one without a pattern so every sweet bunny face is different and has their own personality.

This jackalope has been stuffed and mounted to a wood plaque measuring approx 5x7 inches. There is a hole drilled in the back, so you can hang it with a single nail (not included).
Antlers are hand sculpted from polymer clay.

Accessories and ear insides have been firmly attached with glue, but this is an art object, not a toy.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Bowtique

Come see me this Saturday at the Saint Wenceslaus Fall Bowtique! I've never done this show before, but it's supposed to be HUGE! I try to do one show every year that's outside my "comfort zone" and this is it.
I don't know if they're going to be into Jackalopes, but I'm whipping up a batch today just in case. I'll also have all my fabric button jewelry as well as some other goodies.
 

Featured Item of the Day

An Apple a Day, Fabric Button Badge Set
An apple button a day may not keep the doctor away. But these fun button badges will help an ailing wardrobe.

Complete with sturdy tie tack backs, these buttons are sure to please. Wear them on jackets or backpacks.

Buttons measure just under 1 inch across each.

You will receive full apple and one eaten apple pin as shown in the first photo. The second photo is for size reference only, and is part of another listing.

Friday, October 17, 2014

No Time to Relax

No time to rest this weekend. I'm prepping for the St. Wens show next weekend. I'm also getting a few last minute wholesale orders out the door. Whew.
You may be tired of photos of piles and piles of buttons, so here's kitty being a cutiepuss. Sheets are from IKEA. 

Featured Item of the Day

Fall Pumpkins, Fabric Button Earrings
Pumpkins are great fall accessories- now available in earring form!

Rachel O's is proud to offer the ultimate in couture fabric covered button jewelry.

Every fabric button is handmade, with love, by Rachel O herself. The sweet softness of fabric buttons will cuddle your lobes. I like to think of my jewelry as being tiny canvases, wear my art with pride!

Each earring measures approx .5 inch wide, and has a nickel free post. The last two photos are included for size reference. You will receive one pair of earrings as seen in the first photo.

Due to the handmade nature of your earrings, they will vary ever so slightly from the pair in the photo, but will be equally awesome.

Check out my listings for other super(duper) earring designs.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Realistic Fortunes

We tried a new Chinese restaurant last week. I don't know if we will be back. It's not that there was a problem with the food. It's that their fortunes are a bit... dark? realistic? sad?
I didn't just eat a pound of starch and MSG because I was looking for a reality check. I deserve some bland, positive platitudes darn it!
Anyway, Edible Omaha's issue release party was a great experience last night. I had a great time meeting more of Omaha's makers. I'm so happy to be in a city that takes handmade so seriously!
 

Featured Item of the Day

Blue Eye, Fabric Button Pendant
Keep an eye on things.

Rachel O's lightweight pendants are perfect for every day wear.

Every fabric button is handmade, with love, by me, Rachel O. I like to think of my jewelry as being tiny canvases, wear my art with pride!

Each pendant measures just under ONE INCH wide and is set in an antique bronze setting. The last two photos are included for size reference. You will receive one necklace as seen in the first photo.

I offer antique bronze finish chains with standard lobster clasps. Please select the length of chain you would like to receive, you can choose form 16 or 18 inches. Convo me if you need something longer. You can also order the pendant only; NO CHAIN.

Due to the handmade nature of your necklace, it will vary ever so slightly from the one in the photo, but will be equally awesome.