Sunday, September 30, 2012

dis de los muertos

I love halloween! eeek! i'm in love with dia del los muertos. I love the idea of celebrating the lives of our family ancestors and what legacy they have left us here on earth!
eventhough it's traditionally a mexican celebration, i have fully embraced it and enjoy the meaning of this festivities.
the other day i was walking past my favorite store, paper source, and.... i see the most amazing and inspiring window! i love it when stores recognize our latin heritage! i was sooo inspired.
yes! it set the tone for my imagination to just rrrrruuuun!
aaaahhaahhaaaaaayyyyyy! I just had to scream!
each catrina measures 4" by 3" and is embellished with swarovski crystals.
each leather flower, skull, and catrina hat is hand cut and placed to make sure her image is properly decorated and represented. 

and.... my catrina hair clips were born! 
a plan in my imagination, then on to paper, and image with leather.
the things we can dream up and make come to life, is just so awesome!
so, with that said, they will be available on my etsy:
tomorrow...october 1, 2012!
besos y un gran abrazo!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

evolution of vintage bruja designs

12 years ago, my husband and i hit the flea market circuit with personalized name buckets with original drawn artwork for the lil' ones! we named that business "lil' miss savannah's treasures"!
It was a huge hit and a great success!
{this is what we came up with back in 2000}
{here is Target's version of lil' miss savannah's treasures}
unfortunately, because of the great success we were having, physically the success was wearing on me physically, and we went on a business hiatus! 

i've always love to make things for kids because they are so expressive!! When you capture a child's attention, u get mind, body,  and soul!!!
children still have a creative imagination, and taping into that is what I love about creating lil' treasures for them! 
these picture clearly depict why i...genuinely enjoy the lil' ones!!
{lil' treasures we customized @ the vintage marketplace in fallbrook, ca this past weekend}
so cute!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

vintage marketplace

in fallbrook, ca has been great!!! it's day one of the vintage marketplace! good times but HUMID as heck!!!!! #vintagebruja #vendor #customeleather #vintagemarketplace