Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Latest Creations

This is part of my New Eco Chic Collection. These multipurpose Necklaces are made from recycled T-Shirts! I cut up the shirts and add some bling. I have added flowers to these ones that are actually removable, so you can clip it in your hair or wear it as a brooch.  

Here is my newest hat called Wisteria Gardens. 

I saw a straw hat when I was out shopping recently and thought to myself, why not add some flowers and make it pretty?  So here is my latest creation! I am so excited about it and can't wait to make more.

Friday, March 25, 2011

How's My Hair Today

3/22/11 - Today I wanted to be curly, so I used a 3/4 in curling iron to curl my whole head. I teased the top part of my hair and then sprayed it. I pinned the top back with the Fairy Lands Bobby pins. You can buy your own set through my link I didn't have time to take a picture of the front of my hair, but I just had my bangs swept to the side and I straightened and sprayed them with hairspray. 


I thought it would be fun to show everyone all the different ways I style my hair since I don't like to ever repeat the same style two days in a row. A lot of people are curious on how much time I spend on my hair and how I choose my hairstyle for that day. Everyone thinks I spend a bunch of time on my hair, but really I don't. I just have my hair down to a science because I have been doing it for so long. I will try to post pics a few times a week depending on how busy my weeks are. 

Ok, Let's start with Monday 3/20/11. I got up at 5:40AM packed my husbands lunch and made coffee (I'm such a good wife huh?) I checked my emails and watched a little t.v till 6:30AM. Woke my daughter up and started to get ready. I took a quick shower, but didn't wash my hair. I washed it last night before bed so It would air dry. I put on my make up and got dressed. Made my daughters lunch and made sure she got ready. Then I did her hair. She doesn't like to do much with her hair. I either straighten it or put it in a pony tail. I keep trying to get her to do something different but she won't. Anyways, so back to my hair. I was tired and it was a Monday and I really didn't feel like curling all of my hair, so I teased the top of it and then sprayed it with hairspray. I then twisted my bangs and pinned them back. I'm trying to grow them out. I took the rest of my hair and put it up in a claw clip.  I curled just a few pieces on top and sides. Of course I wanted to sport something that I made so I put in a cream flower bobby pin which I call Vanilla Twilight.   So then it was off to work and school we went!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Thanks to my EE and Sweet n Stuff Team members on ETSY many of my items have been featured in their beautiful treasuries. This piece is called Orange Sorbet. Click on the link to see the treasury that shesacrafty1 and TheFeatherLady put together, and also TheFeatherLady put me in.

Irish Polka headband was put in this treasury created by Fruitpants:

Fairy Feathers was featured in:  Thanks to  ThisandThatCrafter
My Dark Raven Ring was added to this treasury: Thanks vegankittyxoxo

Yellow and Bright neon hair clip listed in this treasury  Thanks to Unrepeatables

 Something Blue was featured in by Ohzie by Wearthecanvas by fashionloversdream, by vegankittyxoxo

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Welcome To My Blog!

Hello!!! My name is Katie and welcome to my blog:) I have recently started my own business called FireFly Fantasies.  I make beautiful jewelry and hair accessories. I would love to share my story with you

I LOVE to do hair! Anyone that knows me can tell you that. I think it all started when I was in 5th grade. I learned how to braid hair and I would braid all the girls hair at my babysitters house. My love for doing hair grew and grew. I remember when I got into 8th grade we had to write a report on what we wanted to be when we grew up. I wanted to own my own hair salon.
Every day that I went to school I had to have a different hairstyle. I had to color coordinate my accessories with all my outfits too! Every night I would dream about what I would wear and how I could style my hair for the next day. I would wake up sometimes at like 4:00am just to do my hair.( I know I was CRAZY) I dyed my hair all the time. Sometimes it didn't turn out so hot (like the time I turned it orange and I had to wear a hat so it wouldn't blind anyone) I would cut my own hair too. I would also have all my friends over and I would style their hair for school or formals.
I wanted to go to cosmetology school so bad, but my parents had another idea for me. They didn't think that I would make enough money doing hair for a living (even though I think I could have gone to HollyWood with my  ideas) So they told me to go to college and get a business degree 1st and then if I still wanted to do hair after that, then I could go to cosmetology school. I wasn't thrilled about this idea, but I went to business school... I hated it! I went through almost two years until I couldn't do it anymore. I had a baby and got married in those two years and I had to get a full time job. I couldn't afford to go to school anymore and didn't have time. 

I worked at two places until I got a job where I am now and have been for about 7 years now. I am a medical secretary at a Cancer facility. That was the last place I ever thought I would be working at. I hate needles, blood and the smell of Dr.'s offices. All the nurses there like to tease me about it because I freak out so bad. Anyways, I stayed there because I needed a job. I have gotten used to the smell and seeing blood is not so bad anymore, but still hate the shots.

I have always been artsy (taking after my dad's side of the family) and crafty. I am always dreaming up different things to make. I saw a necklace that someone made and I was looking at it and thought "Oh I could do that." So I tried it. I started making all kinds of jewelry. I loved it. I started selling to my friends and co workers. 
Something was still missing though. I still had the urge to become a hairstylist. I tried and tried to figure out a way to go back to school for it, but mostly because of financial reasons I am not able to at this time.

So I was thinking, of course like I always am (sometimes I over think), and I thought I should make and sell hair accessories also. A co worker told me about  Where you can sell your handmade and vintage items. It sounded perfect! I opened my shop and am now creating a blog and a facebook page I love being a business owner and doing everything from making the items to marketing and photography and even modeling. Who knows, maybe my business will take off and I can make enough to follow my dreams?:)

I hope you enjoyed my blog so far. I will continue to post new blogs and hope that you will follow me. Thanks for reading XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO   LOL smiley face and have a nice day