Thursday, October 28, 2010


As much as I like to think I'm a computer savvy girl, I was a little slow and when it came to adding the "Follow" this blog I was lost:P  But I'd like to announce that you can FINALLY follow my blog through blogger!! So over on the side you will see the "Follow" button click it and you will be a friend of Rebecca! 

I have also started our destash shop on etsy as well.  Here we will be selling a bunch of items that are perfect for your own art work!

Check out the shop:)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One small step to organization!

Yesterday I received all my goodies from and I have to say I love them! I feel so much more organized and now my lace is safe and secure in their own special home.

This is my new under the desk organizer.  It holds all my jewelry pieces, and samples.  It helps to have a place within hands reach to quickly grab when I'm working on a new design. 

It has this really pretty whimsical design on it, and I can wheel it around if I need to move it:)

This is our new lace organizer. It matches our other organizer I picked up at Target a few weeks ago. 

I even picked up a few desk drawer bins to place inside my lace shelves so it would be a little more organized.  I'm so happy, my office transformation is coming together!

A new idea that I love, found while I was surfing the blog world, is this tissue/really anything bin.  I thought you all might enjoy the free pattern:)  I plan on whipping up one of these for my office.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Using up Cardstock Scraps

A few years ago I tried out scrapbooking and couldn't quite get into it, and of course I realized this after I purchased quite a bit of scrapbooking cardstock paper.  I usually purchase little "thank you" cards to put in orders, but this time I thought I'd make my own:)  So here's how I did it:

Here's what you need

Bone Folder, Paper Cutter, Paper
If you don't own a paper cutter, scissors work great!

Paper cut into strips
First cut strips of paper into 2 1/4" rows

Cut Cards Out

Cut cards into 4 1/2" sections.  The finished card will be a square 2 1/4" size.

And finally,

Fold in half with bone folder, and write your message inside!

I'm so excited to finally use all my paper:) 


Monday, October 25, 2010

Fun New Design Idea...

I found this wonderful chalkboard! I can't wait till I get it in the mail, it will be used for shows at first..and then when I finally move down to Asheville it will be in my house:)

Here is another cool idea I found, great idea for a kids room!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dear Friends, A question....

My Dear Friends,

We are always looking for cool new homes for our designs, and we'd love to share our love and designs to a shop near you!  So have you got a favorite shop that you think may be a good fit to carry Rebecca?  It would be a great way to bring our items closer to you:)  In exchange for your help you will get a 20% discount on your next order!

Just leave the ideas either here or on our facebook with your email address and I'll send over a  discount code, that you can either use on our etsy shop or website shop:)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mini Sale in my Etsy Shop

We are having a mini sale on the Rebecca (prettygirlhandbags) Etsy shop!  A few special items are discounted significantly so it's time to scoop up some handbags for yourself or the ones you love (perfect holiday gifts!).  If you haven't ever checked out this is the perfect time to do so..but just to warn you, you will be addicted:P

Here are the Sale bags:

Pleated Croc Embossed Tote

Katie Tote Lizard Dune

Katie Tote Black Croc Embosssed

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lace Necklaces

Hi all!  First I wanted to apologize for the links I posted yesterday, I didn't have them set to go directly to the blog and oops that was my fault.  So I fixed the problem, feel free to hop on over to other the blogs:) 

So today I'm working on some of my necklaces and getting ready for the Etsy show, Chicago show (sales reps) and the Accessories the Show (all these coming up in December/January). I'm excited to show a few of my current designs to you, these will be up for sale (retail wise) either this winter before the holidays or next spring...depending on the designs:)

Let me know what you think!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Trying to Keep Up!

Today I have a very busy day and not much time to post a very exciting blog entry.  So instead I'm going to send you all on over to a couple of my new favorite blogs I recently found!

One of my new blog finds is "Just a Girl".  She has adorable decorating ideas and I'm very jealous of her office office will soon enough be a very nice place too:)

My second new blog find is "Nesting Place". Cute blog entries with design ideas:) 

I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Remember Dodgeball?

The last time I played dodgeball I had a My Little Pony lunch box:) and on October 23 we'll be rooting for those out there playing their hearts out for charity! One of my closest friends is a board member of The Relief Foundation, and when she called me up asking for a donation for her charity dodgeball game I was definitely on board (so we sent over 2 handbags).  The Relief Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to help those who have experienced great hardship from natural causes.  They have traveled to Haiti to help those effected by the earthquake and are now on a mission to raise more money to travel back and Haiti to offer more help. 

Feel free to visit their site and if you live in the Pennsylvania area stop on by!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Beautiful Fall

We arrived home early last night, with just enough time to pick up the dogs from the kennel and prepare dinner.  We had a wonderful, yet chilly, weekend in Asheville, and are very excited to think of it as our future home (I know Tippi can't wait).  

Landscape in Asheville, NC

 We were able to visit the Biltmore, Downtown Asheville and of course my relatives:)  It's back to work this week, and I'm picking up some stylish organizing/decorating supplies this week...I'll fill you in later!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weekend Holiday

I'm off for a short holiday with my other half and my family this weekend!  We are on our way to Asheville, and I can't wait to see the changing colors of the trees:)

The Biltmore in Asheville, NC

Have a fabulous weekend Everyone!

Love,Rebecca style

We've become busier and busier as each month comes along, and my main desk doesn't seem to like the disorganization.  So I'm bringing you along a small (a few posts max) journey to organize and decorate the Rebecca office.

Below is our "BEFORE" photo.  I'm a little embarrassed with this image, and to be honest this is probably the closest to what it looks like on a regular week, and I tend to clean my office every week because I can't stand not finding anything.  

Scary office Before photo

So first set of action was to pick up a new rug for the office!  Previously we have an old blue bath mat, that isn't really very today we dropped over to Target and picked up with beautiful brown rug:)..we plan on painting the office a nice soothing color (a big change from the girly girl pink in the office now).  

Our new rug

Another fun part of our office is our peg board that holds all our tools for making jewelry and more!  It's a simple peg board from Lowe's painted white and framed.  I love our peg board, it makes everything easier!!!

Peg Board

We'll be showing more of our office in days to come, and what new goodies we get:)



Now before I post the scary photos of my office, I want to announce the winner of our Lace Necklace giveaway!!  And the winner is (drum roll please)....

Jocelyn Hietpas!!!!

Congrats, you'll be getting an email from me in a few:)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

On the search for a pup sweater

I know some of you may not be the type of person who puts sweaters on your little ones, but when the frigid air comes around this winter I am going to wrap my little girl up in a nice warm sweater:)  She already has several sweaters, mainly because she loves to spend time outside and and the usually come back muddy, and stinky.  So after many days looking around the internet I thought I'd share what I found and maybe even have you all share a few of your favorite sweaters for your little guys...wink wink:)

Fisherman Dog Sweater by ElsaandEm
Celtic Wool and Silk Sweater by mrsofttop
Dog Jumper by dogwonderwear
Just for Fun: 
Shakespeare Dog Collar by Beantownhandmade

Alright here you are, let me know which one you think would be the perfect sweater for this winter.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Give Away Time!

It's that time again! We are giving away a lovely vintage lace piece, this design sits a little off to the side on the neck, and is adorned with a little vintage red faceted stone.

Here is the link to the necklace on our site and in the shopping area.

To Enter: Just post a comment below with your name and email address and the winner will be draw on Thursday October 14th. 

Good Luck!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Getting Ready for the OOAK Show in Chicago

We were so lucky and blessed to be a winner in the Etsy OOAK contest!  Our lucky prize was a booth at the Chicago OOAK show this December where we will be showcasing and selling our designs! The One Of A Kind Show is a cash and carry type of trade show per-say. Artists from around the United States, and even the globe sell their designs to the public.  Now these artists aren't just your run of the mill designers, they create beautiful pieces that could easily be showcased in a museum.

Admission is $12.00 for adults and there are even cocktail parties on a few of the nights! 
Here is one of the ceramic artists that will be at the show

We will be having our monthly give away tomorrow!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Finished Lace!

Woohoo, My lace colors are finished! I just finished all my dyeing yesterday, and I thought I share the new colors we have for Spring/Summer 2011:)  


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Garland from AllSorts

I love craft blogs! I'm a big dork when it comes to reading about crafts, looking at crafts, and making crafts.  So of course one of my favorite blogs is AllSorts, she is a talented artist who makes the cutest little designs.   Now while I was perusing her blog the other day I found this fabulous freebie she had listed, so I thought I'd post it on my blog for you to take advantage of too :)  Be sure to poke around her blog to see some of the other adorable ideas she comes up with.
 Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lace Dyeing

Today I have a busy day planned, lace dyeing time! We have about 9 new colors for the Spring/Summer 2011 season, ranging from light gray to fuchsia..and everything in between.  One thing that I love about dyeing your own fabric is that you have an infinite number of color options (all you have to do is dilute the color or add more pigment to change the hue, and BAM! a new color).

Because our lace is vintage taking care to protect the material during the washing process and dying process is VERY important.  So even though it adds quite a bit of time to the process we hand wash and hand dye the lace.  It's an easy process and allows me to have more control over the agitation.  I like to use a powder pigment because it gives me the ability to store my dyes for longer periods of time instead of having to use them all in one sitting. 

I've found a site that gives you an easy step by step process to dying and I thought I'd share it with you! All about Dyeing, is a site that gives you detailed information for dyeing fabric, and the correct type of dye required for your fabrics fiber content.   So take the time to peruse the site and read over the instructions before you take the leap into dyeing, believe me it will help:)

So after a lot of practice, a few blue hands and many mistakes I've become quite comfortable with dyeing our lace and hope that you will enjoy our new colors coming out!

Happy Dyeing!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hospice donation

For the past few days it's been dreary and rainy, so to add a little cheer to the day we decided to truck on over to our local Hospice and donate a few items! Here at Rebecca we love to give back to our community and this month we donated handbags to our local Shoppe for Hospice boutique (here in Calvert County).  Shoppe for Hospice is a high quality new and gently used brand-name clothing store, and all proceeds go directly to those in need at Calvert County Hospice.  Local Hospice's are always looking for donations and even you can help your community by donating gently used items that you no longer wear!  But be sure to check to see if your Hospice has a boutique to donate to first:)

I've posted a few items I found on where some or all of the proceeds go to those in need.

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