Tuesday, March 8, 2016

happy fox studio photo shoot at the WW Seymour Conservatory

How gorgeous is Gen?!

I've always hesitated to do a photoshoot because so much of what I make is one of a kind... but it just seemed like the right time.  These are completely unedited, uncropped photos.  Thanks for being a great supporting character, Seymour Conservatory!

I've updated a few listings on Etsy, www.happyfoxstudio.etsy.com and will upload some of these to Instagram!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

happyfoxstudio is up and running again with lots of new jewelry!

I took some time off from happyfoxstudio while we moved across country and had a baby.  I was spurred into restarting with an invite to vend at the craft fair Tacoma is for lovers.  Here are some new items I'm currently populating www.happyfoxstudio.etsy.com with.  Enjoy!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Follow Along with My January Charity Challenge

Giving back is a big part of my shop - I donate 10% of all net proceeds (or more, usually more!) to charities.  And for some items, like the ones handed down or passed on to me, have the whole net proceeds donated to charity (this will be noted in the item listing!)  But this January, when so many non-profits get reduced donations due to 'charity fatigue' - I wanted to do something different, to bring publicity to my favorite, and new, charities.  Follow me here or use the hashtag #30daysofcharity to follow on Twitter (www.twitter.com/retrocycled).  Also, share as widely as you are inspired to - awareness is the intent of the challenge!


Best wishes for the holidays, I hope you are warm and well!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Photoshoot with a super cute Retrocycled swimsuit, plus, discounts!

Thanks to customer Alicia Cabrera for sending me this adorable photo of a little model in a ruffled vintage swimsuit.  Made my day!

For more vintage, visit www.retrocycled.etsy.com.  I'm moving across the country in a couple of weeks, so I'm in a good mood for discounting for large/multiple purchases - just shoot me a convo!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pop Up Shop at the retrofitted Navy Yard Boilermaker Shops, Dec. 5

I'll be selling handmade, upcycled jewelry at Production in the City, a very cool Made in DC event cohosted by Smart Growth America and Think Local First.  Please join me and 20 other local vendors, as well as a cool panel discussion, and get a head start on your holiday shopping!

December 5, 2013, 5:30-8:30pm
Boilermaker Shops, 3rd and Tingey SE, Navy Yard, DC
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/production-in-the-city-tickets-9284075921 (registration optional)

And check out my latest newsletter for a little "thanks for being a fan" coupon!  http://eepurl.com/Jo0VD

And if you're in a really good mood, like me on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/retrocycledvintage) or follow on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/retrocycled).

Happy (almost) holidays!

Monday, March 5, 2012

I was so happy to see a photo of my chic grandmother, Emily, on my sister's blog.  I'm stealing it to show you, but the original is here.

I love her elegance, her gracefulness without trying.  She's not trying to woo you in this photo, she knows she's pretty and totally at peace with whatever comes her way.  She's still beautiful and graceful, but something about seeing photos of her when she was younger just makes me feel a little unkempt (I doubt she was wearing leggings and sweatshirts after her kids were born, as I am right now) and inspired.  I love that she's wearing lipstick, which she still does!  [Side note: my other grandfather supposedly fell in love with my nana because she was the only one at the end of the party who still had her lipstick on, i.e. wasn't drinking too much or making out!  I love that!]

I have a few other photos of her, and of my husband's grandparents, I hope to share them with you over time.