I Heart My Wristlet

I don’t necessary create according to season, but there is something about hearts and love around Valentine’s Day that brightens my spirit.

Doesn’t this wristlet, with its mix of sweet and tough, just brighten YOUR day???

For today’s project I was inspired by a couple of Valentine’s-related pins I came across on everyone’s favorite time-killer, Pinterest.

First was the Deux Lux ‘Resort’ Wristlet from Nordstrom.com. Next was this DIY art project by Southern Lovely.  (I was going to add the photos, but I wanted to make sure you visited each site!)

This 8″ x 7″ wristlet features a felt heart applique (shout out to my guuurrrlll Marcy over at K.a.i-y.a. Designs for her applique lesson over Christmas break!), an 8″ wrist strap, fleece interfacing, a handy inside pocket and finally a matching covered button zipper pull.

I know I’ve said this before, but I love it so much, I don’t know if I will be willing to part with it!

Just a reminder:  If you are an AquaSeventy6 fan on Facebook, I am holding a “24 Hour First Dibs” special.  I am posting items on my page for 24 hours before listing them in the shop.  If you order before the 24 hour window expires (or the item is sold out) you can have it shipped FOR FREE!  Check it out!

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Tampa Trunk Show and an Announcement

Happy 2012, my beautiful friends!  I am so sorry that it has taken me a whole 6 days into the new year to wish you well!  Also, I am even more sorry that it has been almost an entire month since my last post!!

What a crazy holiday season it has been!! I spent the entire month of December making items for AquaSeventy6’s final trunk show of 2011, in Tampa, Florida.  After a 12 hour drive, and three days of last minute preparation, I am happy to announce that the show was a success!

It was such a pleasure to put this show together with my friend, Marcy, owner of K.a.i-y.a. Designs!

Here is the AquaSeventy6 table!
Checkbook Covers, Everything Pocuhes, Key Rings, and Headbands.
Button Pendant necklaces, Cuff Bracelets, He Loves Me Brooches and Hair Clips, Business Card/ID Holders, and more Headbands.
Ruffled Wreath, Felt Wine Bag and Clutches.
Fabric and Bead Necklaces and Scrappy Scarf Necklaces.

Here is the K.a.i-y.a. Designs table.  The Superhero tees and onesies were a BIG HIT!
Just look at these super cute headbands and reindeer tees!
I actually wanted this adorable Christmas skirt and top combo for myself!
Our hubbies took over as bartenders for the evening. 
Sangria Terreo was number one on the menu!
After a long, yet productive evening, Marcy and I
were finally able to pose for a photo!

I wish I would have photographed some of our guests, but by the time Marcy and I came up for air, the crowd had dwindled down, and our tables were sparse! We were very, very blessed.  Thanks to all of you who joined us that evening!!

Finally, I wanted to take a moment to announce some changes here at AquaSeventy6:

I started this blog in 2010 in conjunction with my very good friend, Autumn, who shares my passion for second-hand, refurbished, vintage and handmade items.  Together we featured our DIY projects, tutorials and our handmade items for sale.  As of January 2012, we decided that we each had so much to share that we would divide and conquer.  I will keep you updated on Autumn’s journey and link her new site as soon as its up and running.

Autumn, your contribution to our site will be greatly missed, but I can’t wait to see how you transform your skill and passion into another beautiful endeavor.  Love you tons!


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