Friday, May 31, 2013

A Name is Needed!

Please help me name these "As yet untitled" new blankets that come with a matching headband (such as the one shown on the bottom photo here) and are approximately half the size of my usual PuffPelts! THANK YOU!

Newborn portraits by Tracy Joy Photography in the Chicago, IL area

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My Mom, my Role Model!

I'm so excited that my mom and her hubby, Mike are coming to visit this weekend for my 40th birthday!  She is so amazing!  The photos here are of "Mikey & Mommie Melena" modeling some of my early scarf designs.

My mom has been a huge inspiration and source of support for me.  She is a kick-butt businessperson and entrepreneur and taught me the meaning of hard work and how to go the extra mile to add that special touch.

I am one, lucky gal to have a mom who has given me a lifetime of love, giggles *and* real skills that I use every day!  

Who in your life has helped you grow and learn and be your best?  Please tell me in a comment below!

See you on the other side of 40 (notice how I'm brushing over that issue, lol?!),
Celeste (Crickets)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How to Wear Scarves in Warmer Weather

Here's a fun way to wear a Crickets scarf in mild weather (when it's not too cold and not too hot outside).

I put on a dress, a triple strand necklace and then I tied a loose, simple (single) knot in my "Rusty Rose" lightweight, long scarf.  I placed the (comfortable) knot at my neck and slipped the tied scarf over my head for a funky 'necklace' look.  The middle of the scarf dangles near my waist.  My neck has plenty of room to "breathe" so the scarf doesn't change my temperature comfort level.  :)

Thanks to my muse, inspiration and husband, Nicky, for being the photographer!

And now, I thought you might like to see.... the OUTTAKE!

Eep!  I was tempted to edit OUT the double chin and edit IN some boobs and a waist, but hey...keepin ' it real ;)

Hugs 'til next time,
Celeste (Crickets)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Which Photo Do YOU Like Best?

Please help me choose which photo to use for this new throw blanket that I just finished! Here's a link to the poll where you can vote for which photo (or you can even tell me that they all look the same to you, lol)

1rst Photo (sunglow and a little dusky):

2nd Photo (sunglow only):

3rd Photo (sunglow and dark edges):

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Thanks for helping me decide on a photo!

Celeste (Crickets)
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