Friday, April 27, 2012

Pictureless post...

Over the weekend my first nephew was born! I spent most of the day at the hospital, from 10 am until after 6 PM. I will never look at my sister again. She is a tiny person around 5 feet tall, who was born premature weighing in at 1 lb. 6 oz. and she had a 7 lb. 14 oz. son with no epidural or painkillers.

I can only hope I'm a rockstar like that when the time comes (which may be far far in my future for all I know.)

Due to the baby being born I am left with a lot of babysitting to do while my sister recooperates with the help of my mom, then my sister, then (next week) me. I can only hope to eventually finish some things that I started creating at the beginning of the week. Don't worry, I will show you when I'm done. Just wanted to check in and brag a little. I'll let you keep waiting for a picture at least a couple more days, but let me just say that he (Michael/my nephew) is adorable.

Elisabeth Arona

Monday, April 23, 2012

Babies, hair, and sneak peeks

My sister is very pregnant (wait, she's probably been that since the beginning of her pregnancy, but you get my drift.) Her doctor says that she will be having her baby any day. I'm majorly excited about this and will very likely be over her house a lot. It will be my first nephew! This was a random tidbit to start this post with, because I thought ya'll should know you're gonna be seeing some serious cuteness here :-)

I recently tried some new hair products. They are the very same ones I used in that picture from my Easter post (curly ponytail.) I've added a picture in here so you can see. Eventually I may post about how I did it...fairly simple really if you have time-but who has that anymore?
I'm thinking I may not be the best person to tell you whether something really works great or hair sometimes looks a hot mess and I suppose that reflects badly on the products although that fact is generally because I didn't USE the products. *sigh* I will say though, that I really like the conditioner especially. I have been looking for a good leave-in and it's what I have used the most. The curl custard has not really been experimented with yet because I've found that the leave-in keeps my hair from getting all that dry and needing the moisture revamp. Welp, that's the best I can do on the review type thingy. 

In other news here is a sneak peek of my latest. Can you guess what it is?
With my really old (but loved) industrial singer machine. Have I mentioned I love elastic thread?? 
Elisabeth Arona

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Which is worse?

Which is worse? 
Not knowing which direction to go in at all 
thinking you may have found the perfect direction and fearing that you will fail? 

I'm not really sure. I just know that both feel frustrating. Sometime last week I added another repurposed men's shirt creation to my "collection"...and to my shop.

Above is a picture included in the listing...when I finished it I admired it. Then I was struck with a realization. I really really enjoyed coming up with the idea for it, and even have other designs in mind just screaming to be utilized. I've been sketching these men's shirts as ideas come to me, and two are completely worked through in my mind just waiting to be finished out on a shirt. This is the way designing is supposed to feel! 
I enjoyed making the scarves, above all I love seeing people happy with something I've made...but it wasn't the same as this...

Then the questions come.
Will they sell?
Will people like them?
Will they be useful as well as cute? 
Has someone else already decided this was "there thing"? 
Can I still sew other things once I really get into sewing these? 
...and on and on (believe it or not that was just a few of the questions.) 

Just like all other artists (at least I hope I'm not alone in this) I struggle with insecurities. I can only pray that it's a passing phase...

Elisabeth Arona

Monday, April 9, 2012

Side ponytails and pollen

Summer is almost here! Except for the pollen and all this sneezing (not to mention breathing problems) I am so ready! Bring out the summer clothes and summer hairstyles.

I don't know how many of you natural curlies are out there, but this is your time to shine! My sister got highlights put in today, and now I'm dying to do the same with my hair. I got it highlighted a year ago, and so there is still a little goldish color in half of my hair, but the rest is dark dark brown.

For Easter I changed up what I normally would have done for a "special occasion" and kept my hair natural (because side ponytails go with pollen like peanut butter goes with jelly lol.). I will eventually get into the process for how I semi-controlled this curly side ponytail, but for now I'll just share a picture. Due to all the terrible allergens right now, I'm in the middle of-or should be in the middle of-cleaning my room (lol.) Dust be gone!
What's your favorite curly summer style?

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Happy Easter everyone!

A wonderful day celebrating the resurrection of our Savior :-)