Monday, May 24, 2010
(Xtra Tufs will always be the favorite though!) :)
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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Akkricket, (who makes awesome one of a kind jewelry out of beach glass and rocks) created this fabulous treasury with all sorts of wonderful items made in Alaska! Thank you Akkricket for including our SLUGS!
They can cover your bangs completely or be pulled back as shown below for an easy bandana~like look. They can also be scrunched up to look more like a headband. Yay for versatility!
You know you want one, or two, or three!!! :)
*What a true AKGirl *
Xtra Tufs, Check
Alaskan Beer, Check
The only thing she is missing is a pair of SLUGS!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I hope to find some time to gather pictures of the custom orders I have been working on the last few months...
We will start off with these celtic beauties, requested by my friend Natalie.
Hammered Sterling Silver with her darling boys' names in my
Upper Case Fancy Schmancy Font!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Here was the wonderfully Alaskan view from my room...
(My camera was left on digital macro for previous closeup jewelry photography, and I didn't realize this while we were there, so the quality of these photos is a bit grainy...sorry! :) )
I want my craft room to be this glowing turquoise color!
(This next photo is for my parents...look what I stumbled upon in Petersburg!!!...)
Now I am very excited about these next photos! The crafty Petersburg folk PAINT their Xtra Tufs! WHAT a GRAND idea! They beautifully embellished them in the traditional painting style called Rosemaling, (Norwegian Rose Painting). Charming touches of this style can be seen on many Petersburg shopfronts, which celebrates their rich history and tradition.
This wonderful boot was found inside The Cubby Hole...a fantastic little craft store with all sorts of awesome supplies. I dropped a bit more money than anticipated when I discovered the charm section! :) Stay tuned for new designs on Etsy very soon! Kathy, the owner, said they use oil paints on the boots, which seem to hold up fine with light wear. I am definitely going to let this idea roll around in my head for a bit...
Lee's Clothing Store also had a handpainted Xtra Tuf welcoming customers in the front door. Lee's is a great store for ALL of your outdoor clothing, camping gear, shoes and boots, accessories. I finally got a pair of Smart Wool pants for camping/kayaking trips with the fam! They also carry a GORGEOUS selection of Norwegian sweaters, blankets, and jewelry.
All in all, it isvery apparent that Petersburg has extremely talented and creative artists!
They also have some cool shop names, like Wild Celery, Forget Me Not Floral, Seaport Gallery, and the Cubby Hole, among many other wonderful shops!
I am really looking forward to the time when ThoseAlaskanGirls can make it happen, and join in on the Little Norway Festival and Oktoberfest Fun in Petersburg, Alaska!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Oh oh, now this is awesome too... I would wear it on my pinky finger and my boys would think I was the coolest Pirate Mama ever... Maybe my boys will happen upon a necklace or ring like these while out on an adventure...
You never know when you are going to find treasure...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The large blooms have transformed the park into an enchanting garden.
Obviously I couldn't resist this lighting and built in frame... (I wonder if I could fade out the street in the background?)
Someday I will learn to grow and nurture a garden like this...
Apparently my claim to fame is in a slightly different direction...Last year Chase made sure to tell everyone that his mom was the best at growing dandelions! Thank you Chaser, for tooting my horn! :)
I have since taken to planting forget me nots and daisies...everywhere. Gotta stick to what works!
Lovely little church
The colors are so refreshing! Spring is here!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Rayana has her rainboot ballet flats all broken in now...
What shoes are you loving these days?
Monday, May 17, 2010
Calling all Lil' Rascals...
...that need to be Killin' Time...("Mom, we don't say Kill right?")
"Baby, why don't we go down to Kokomo?..."
(One of my fave songs to sing with the kids, so we were very excited to find this one!)
Can you move as fast as the Silver Surfer?
Anything that includes Maiden sounds like a beautiful name for a boat to me...
I suppose you could say ThoseAlaskanGirls are "Pro Alaskan"... :)
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I didn't realize I had taken so many photos of this lone totem pole (located at Whale Park in downtown Ketchikan), until I was uploading my photos...
I just wanted one nice picture...
Capturing the totem pole, a little sky, and the beautiful pink blooms...
It has proven an extremely difficult task for me to select just one to share though...
So I figured I might as well show you all of them...
And let you settle on a favorite...
Which one do you like best?
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Delicate little earrings too!
What do you wish for?
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Jake bought Rayana these cute little ballet flats...do they appear to be ordinary ballet flats?? Well...there just so happens to be one little twist!
They are rainboot ballet flats! No joke. He got them from Nordstroms. Who thinks Jake deserves the best boyfriend award, for loving and supporting Rayana's AK Girl Style? I think he also deserves a new pair of SLUGS for men! ;)
***Photo tip: I shined my car lights on her shoes, to give this photo a spotlight effect. Using a flash would have darkened the background scenery. You can see my Caught in the Headlights Technique in this photo as well.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The plan had been to take a nice portrait of Jack on the beach... I ended up with a whole series of pictures. Far from the portrait I wanted, but oh so typical! I present to you two minutes in the life of my youngest son...
If you are feeling a sense of deja vu, you are right...I did post a whole Little Red Riding Hood series on Jackson not to long ago, which you can find here.