28 July, 2010

Lovable Locks

I have decided to grow my hair long again.  Last time I was able to donate over 14 inches of my hair to Locks of Love.  Knowing that I've helped a kid feel good about themselves at a scary time in their life gives me the warm and fuzzies (and some karma points too, I'm sure).

So, considering I'm only "borrowing" the use of my hair for a while, I need to make sure I take extra good care of it for it's next owner.  To celebrate, I've ordered myself some all natural shampoo bars from Libby Goldsmith at Maylees Garden Vegan Soaps.  Libby makes the hand-formed artisan shampoo bars from her own hot process soap using olive, soybean, and coconut oils, and then scents them with essential and fragrance oils like Patchouli, Lemon, Nag Champa and Lavender.  We're Patchouli & Nag Champa nuts in this house, so that's what I ordered.  Libby niche markets her shampoo bars for dreadlocks, but they're perfect for use in any other hair type. If you are a fan of her Facebook page, she gives you a coupon code to her Artfire shop for free shipping for any order over $10.  She also sends out samples of her other products with every order, and with that combination, you can't beat that deal for a quality liquid shampoo at even a big box store.  And if that weren't enough, this wonder mama also sells her own natural eco friendly laundry soaps in more scents than you can shake a stick at!  Zoom on over to Maylee's Garden and support a stay at home mama who is living the handmade life while supporting her family.  Tell her Kellibeans "scent" you!

Photograph Copyright 2010 Maylees Garden Soaps

27 July, 2010

About Mo & Me: My Crochet Inspiration Hero of the Day

I just had to pop over here and blog about this magical crochet upholstered chair that I spotted online from the About Mo & Me Blog.  It's covered with granny square style crocheted hexagon motifs and it was so fantagical (fyi, my own word blend of 'fantastic' and 'magical' that is used way more often than is appropriate) that my jaw hit the floor from sheer whimsicality overload.  I was so mesmerized I think I saw a cricket in a hot air balloon, couple of dancing goldfish waving ribbon streamers and a box turtle wearing a top hat and monocle while eating a cupcake on a mushroom.  Scoot on over to About Mo & Me and look at all the other fabulous treats there for you to enjoy.

Photo Copyright 2010 About Mo & Me

16 July, 2010

Kellibeans at Jack N Jill Boutique

Hello my fantastic friends! I was pleasantly surprised to wake up on Saturday morning to see that 5 sets of my yoyo button hairpins were scooped up by Laura at the Jack N Jill boutique in Helena, Montana. Stop by their page page and give them some love! Or, if you are in the Helena area, drop on by 109 E. 6th Avenue and show your support for the handmade revolution!

Kellibeans Featured at Nicole's Homemade Treats!

I was ever so happy to learn that my Watercolor Pear ACEO was featured as part of the Favorite Friday Feature over at Nicole's Homemade Treats!  Swing on over there and check out this page, it's totally worth the trip for all the mouth watering eye (and tummy) candy!

09 July, 2010

Kellibeans Featured TWICE on MyHandmadeRegistry.com!

I was thrilled to discover that on July 7th, my Contemporary Abstract Quilt ACEO was featured on the front page of MyHandmadeRegistry

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, my Watercolor Pear ACEO was featured on the front page in a totally different collection on the 8th!

How about that?