Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Planning My Return

A lot of time has past since my last post...and a lot has happened in my life. A lot for the good and little for the bad. I have made some huge leaps and things are running smoothly. This blog has meant a lot to me, and so has the support of everyone who has read it. I am planning on returning to posting soon. Clothes are still a passion of mine, and my blog my tool of self expression.

will post soon!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


I am back from Vegas. It is bittersweet; we had an amazing time, but I am exhausted after so much activity. Of the 600 photos I took, here are a couple of the outfits I wore:

Day 1: Walking around Las Vegas.

Day 2: Grand CanyonDay 3: Zion CanyonClubbing: Coyote Ugly and Gallery night clubDay 4: Neon Boneyard

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Vegas Bound!

Hello all,
I am off to Vegas for the next 5 days. I hope to have some amazing pictures for you when I get back. This time about actual fashion and not necklace pendants :)

Have a great week, and I'll post soon!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Additions

wooden beads


turquoise stone

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Big News!

My wire wrapped pendants can now be found on sale at The Glass House in Kingston! This is very exciting for me, it is the first store I have ever sold anything in.
You can find my pendants for 50% less that store prices at my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/gascoin

Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Etsy Shop

You can visit my Etsy shop here. One more addition:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wound and Bound

some more creations this week :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I am enjoying my new found hobby of wire wrapping :) I've been watching tutorials and doing a lot of practice to try and get a bit better at it. This is a turquoise piece of agate that I have wrapped with silver wire.

Why is it so hard to find consistency and stability in another? I believe that when you meet someone for the first time, they are on their best behaviour because they are trying to impress. But after knowing them for a while, their true self starts to show its colours and it is never what you thought it was. Why are people like that? (small disappointment of the day).

Sunday, July 17, 2011

All Wound Up

My weekend was spent at the cottage; it was devine. I am well rested and more tan, both of these outcomes are always welcome.

When I got back to civilization, I became restless and decided to start and hopefully finish my wire wrapping project. I am hapy to show you all the end result! I am actually quite pleased and will be happy to wear this piece. I made sure that the back was quite tight so the stone can't escape. It was a bit too loose last attempt.



Did you do any projects this weekend?

Sunday, July 10, 2011


If I told you what went on this week/weekend I don't think you would believe me. I hardly even believe the luck that my family is having lately. I don't think I have been more scuffed and bruised or required more bandages form playing a sport. Doctors don't do anything for concussions do they?

Anyway, I went shopping today just to get out. I feel like I haven't done some good ol' retail therapy for a long while, but got my fix today. I got a couple pieces that will help me make 4 new outfits for work/play. Here are my purchases of the day:



looove this dress. It is a bit short, so I'm going to wear it with some black leggings that I picked up at H&M the last time I was there. The print is really interesting; it changes as you go across the dress, but it is all one continuous fabric.




I fell for the details on this shirt. the arms and rope around it are great.


some great dress-pant shorts




This skirt had some great detail on it as well. I always like getting clothing that has some sort of visual interest so that it is a special piece on it's own.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

Holly has it been a busy 2 weeks!!! I have been to a Bachelorette, a 4 day long wedding and other lesser but still busying events. It has finally all come to an end and I can start my summer with my own schedule. I wanted to share a few pictures from the wedding weekend with you all.

Wedding pedicure to match our dresses:

A wedding manicure:

Brides Maid Bouquets:

3 of us brides maids:

I also travelled to Alexandria Bay last night to see the fireworks. Happy 4th of July yesterday!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bachelorette Parteee

Hello all. I have been really busy getting ready for my good friends wedding, in which I am a brides maid. This past weekend the bridal party made the trek to Niagara Falls for a bachelorette party! We fit so much stuff into one day, it was ridiculous.

We went on the Maid of the Mist which I hadn't done before, Margaritaville, Dragonfly club, Pepper Mints (lol) and gambling. We got in at 4:00am,got up at 8:30 and left at 10:30am. Very short yet very long weekend.

I dind't bring a camera, but the other firls did. Here is a picture of my dress for the club


Sunday, June 19, 2011


I have been searching for a maxi dress, and found one while in Alexandria Bay last weekend. These aren't the greatest photos, but I wanted to share them with you anyway :)




Saturday, June 11, 2011

Starting Anew

My world was shaken this past week, but it wasn't anything that time can't fix. Just a lot of emotions and memories that need to be erased, which wil happen eventually. They say that life is full of lessons, and I am still wondering what I should have learned from this, but it has made me wiser and more aware of those I choose to surround myself with, and I believe this experience will make me a stronger person in the long run.

Anyway! More interesting news, I now have more time which is a good thing, because I have so much to share with you all! I have acquired many things in the past couple weekends.


I love this top. It is so flowy, and has a kind of native print that I have been seeing everywhere lately.


Top: Papaya ($17.99); Jeans: Charlotte Russe; Shoes: Coconut; Watch: Nine West; Rings: H&M and Locale

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My First Baby

Hello all. I know you would prefer an outfit post, but I just wanted to share the completion of my chair with you all. It was completely re-strung, padded, glued, sewn, stapled and wood finished. If you remember the photos from the chair before, here is what it looks like now in our diningroom:


I love it! And, I picked up my next upholstery project for $5 today. Exciting!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Montreal Victoria Weened

I spent about a week planning things to do in Montreal for this past Vicroria Day long weekend, and of my list we probably did 3 things, and even those were the most unplanned plans I have ever done on a vacation. I am not someone who is spontaneous on a holiday, getting lost is not fun to me :) I am used to the Chevy Chase vacations that my dad used to take us on where we would be going from one attraction to another. Vegas to the Grand Canyon to Hoover Dam to Meteor Crator to Death Valley...all in a couple days. That is what I'm used to, but trips are about compromise in what you are going to do.
Here is a photo montage of my time in Montreal :)
I managed to forget my camera in the hotelroom for most of the first day, but definitely made sure I had it the second day.

My day started out with breakfast and coffee at a quaint little eattery called Ben and Florentine:

Montreal 004

I am a huge fan of waffles! Below is my waffle breakfast with English cream.



then we were off to Old Montreal

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Dinner was at a brewery on St. Catharines:



Sunday, May 15, 2011


I just finished a 3 day upholstery workshop and it was amazing! I learn so much in those 3 days that I am planning on taking the whole 7 level course.





All I need to do now is refinish the arms and screw them back on! It is going to look amazing!


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