Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tefi Loves: Robots!

Ever since I bought a two robot prints at The Girlie Show a couple months ago for Ian's room, I've been robot crazy. For him, of course. I've purchased robot fabric with plans to make a garland for his room spelling out "Ian's Room" and now I see robots everywhere! Here are a few of my favorites: 1) Wall decals by designfruit, 2) Box block by johnwgolden, 3) Messenger bag by rainbowswirlz, 4) Finger puppet by stayawake, 5) Bifold wallet by ThienThanh, 6) Boys' t-shirt by happyfamily 1) Lunch sack by JulieMeyer, 2) Crayon walllet by GetSassed, 3) Art print by falldowntree, 4) Necklace by BellaSmiles, 5) Notecards by zuckerpix, 6) Art print by artandphilanthropy And let's not forget my very own robot creation that I sold over a year ago. He's made with a vintage charm and sterling silver wire wrapped with a crystal. I give you V.I.N.CENT:

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tefi Loves: Birka Scandinavian

I was heartbroken (and still am) when I couldn't find my beautiful emerald ring with a white gold band that my mom bought for me in Colombia. I wanted to replace it with something equally as beautiful and meaningful, and that's when I found Marie of Birka Scandinavian. She was so patient as we went back and forth creating the perfect custom ring order: 1 garnet band for Ian, one citrine band for Jason, and one emerald band for me - all our birthday stones. I wasn't sure what my ring size was, so for $3 I purchased her ring sizer and came out to the perfect fit - 7-1/4. According to Marie, she buys her gems and silver from very reputable suppliers in the US. The sterling silver is 92.5 % or higher in silver content, but on her thin bands she doesn't stamp "sterling" as this would distort the wire. Any independent certified gemologist and assayer is capable of confirming the composition of a stone and the purity of the metal. In other words, you're guaranteed to get something beautiful, affordable, and authentic when you get a piece of jewelry from Birka Scandinavian. Anyone who knows me knows that I rarely, if ever, where another person's jewelry. I like to be my own walking billboard for my own jewelry. But other than Pam's "Ian" pendant she made for me, and now my Birka rings - I stick strictly to Tefi Designs. The rings arrived a few days ago, and Jason presented them to me as my Christmas gift from him. GORGEOUS. Tack, Marie!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thank You, Dear Customers!

Stephanie, Jason, Ian, Oliver and George (R.I.P.)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fossil Shopping Party

Big thanks to my girl Pam (the artist behind Pamela Michelle) for inviting me to shop at the Fossil employee store last week. The design and retail company, headquartered right here in the Dallas metroplex, opened its doors to guests of employees, and Pam hooked me up something good! Best. Lunch break. Ever. I got loads of stuff - wallets, handbags, shoes, sunglasses, graphic tees - all with a retail value of a million dollars and I paid something like a penny. It was sooooo fun. Thanks Pampers! Have fun at Renegade next week!! Sell a million stuffs! *excitedly waves goodbye*

Friday, December 4, 2009

"Cutie headed your way today."

Christmas Comes Early to the Tefi Household* (say what?) Yes, I bought this: Message from Denny, the artist: "Thank you for the purchase and fast payment...Cutie headed your way today." * Hey HK - I want a Cutie 'View In A Room' under my Christmas tree this year! kthxbye!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tefi's Wish List: Craft Books

Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule Alabama Stitch Book by Natalie Chanin Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter