Monday, February 20, 2012

CREATIVE COMMUNITY: SweetHeartSinner Creations

It's another glorious Etsy find and one of my favorites, SweetHeartSinner.  Need a unique gift that you can't find in a store or a cool treat for yourself?  This is the place!  SweetHeartSinner offers pill boxes, cigarette cases, necklaces, and brooches in a variety of styles.  Find pin-up girls, vintage images, steampunk, goth, or pop culture items and they are SUPER affordable! 

I've ordered several cigarette/wallet cases for myself and as gifts for friends and family and I always get tons of compliments wherever I go.  My wallet case is always so handy because it fits my credit cards, ids, and business cards so whenever I go out for the night I don't have to lug a huge wallet or purse around.  The only problem with SweetHeartSinner is that there are TOO many awesome items I want! Here are some of my favorite items. 

Edwardian Pinup Brooch

The Goblin King!

Cleopatra Egyptian
You can visit SweetHeartSinner's Etsy shop, the SweetHeartSinner website, or find her on facebook.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

FRESH GOODIES: Custom Travel Journals

Guess what everyone?  There have been some new developments recently at Celio Designs.  We are now the sponsors of some really cool travel groups on  These groups are made up of people who travel the world together, visiting far off destinations.  And what of course does every globe trekker need but a new journal of course!  Enter Celio Designs! Ha Ha.

So in March, the group is going to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  Right away I began working on three different journals that members could choose from.  Each journal is handbound and features blue footed boobies, tortoises, and seals.  It's really cool to know our Celio Designs journals will play a role in capturing the sights, sounds, and memories of a once in a lifetime trip! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

FRESH GOODIES: New Style, New Stitch, New Size

Japanese Stab Binding

Celio Designs is branching out!!  Up until now all of our books were bound with a very lovely coptic stitch.  However, a time comes when you want to try something new.  Learning new stitches has been on my "to do" list for about...mmm, forever!  So I finally buckled down and have been working on some new books.  These not only have a new stitch, the Japanese Stab binding, but they are also a different size and style as well. 

These newer books are about 5.5"x6.5" and don't have a trace of the collage style artwork that I have come to love.  While I adore the collage style and will continue to make those types of journals, I also know that many people prefer a simplified, clean look.  I am happy to oblige.  To be honest, it is pretty exciting because now I get to use paper and fabric in a whole new way.  Though the newer books ARE simplified, they definitely AREN'T boring!!  I am looking for paper and fabric that is graphically striking and bold.  So here are the very first two of the trial run of the new style.  ... and keep your eyes open because I will be learning more stitches as I go along.