Ok guys! Thanks to the overwhelming response to my little holiday sale, I have decided to start off 2015 with ANOTHER sale! Everything left in my inventory is 25% until January 31!!! Coupon Code is NEWYEAR25. Thank you all so much for your support and get over and get something before they’re gone! I will not be making any exact duplicates of anything from last year, so if you want it, get it! 😀
Smiles and shimmies! 🙂 Elena
I’m so happy to announce the addition of Bindis to the Etsy shop! I have long wanted to make my own bindis and offer them others and now I get to do that! I’m using a lot of different materials in my bindis, tiny skeleton keys, cabochon vintage cameos, Turkoman buttons (dome and smooth!), vintage bits of broken earrings and of course, luscious, sparkly rhinestones and pearls. I’ve already got quite a collection up and am always available off custom and troupe orders!! 🙂
Pictured below is just a tiny bit of what I’ve got. Check out the Etsy store to order and for more bindis!!!
🙂 Smiles and shimmies
Two new yoga mat bags, just listed tonight, one silver and blue, the other blue and silver, these are glamorous and fun and just in time for last minute Christmas shopping! See them on Etsy here!!
I have two new fascinators up in the Etsy store, with more to come tonight. I’m currently listing 5 more fascinators, three new belts and who knows what’s next! I will be having a Black Friday sale this weekend, so get over there for some great deals!
Hi there, my name is Elena and I am a Pinterestaholic. “Hi, Elena”
No, but really. I love Pinterest. Now of course I have the regular “Dream House”, “Food” and “I Really Do Love Muggle Knitting Patterns” boards just like the rest of the world, but I also pin A LOT of Bellydance stuff, from pretty pictures of awesome dancers to stretches to costuming ideas and makeup.
I was going to add a Pinterest widget, but I am obviously NOT technologically advanced to do so, so I’m just posting a post (posting a post? and the winner for best use of the English language is obviously me… 😉 with a link to my Pinterest page with the invitation to come on over and give me a follow! Do you post neat stuff? I’ll probably follow you back! 🙂
Smiles and Happy Pinning! 🙂 E
It feels like far more than 5 days since I last wrote! I spent the weekend tending poor Amber who is sick with what turns out to be… MONO!! Really? Mono! Poor thing. Before we knew it was mono, I thought it was just another case of tonsilitis and popped over to the Green Market for some more homeopathic sore throat pills. While there I found a brand new store with all kinds of new goodies! Some of the best were Almond Dream icecream (dairy and gluten free and amazing tasting!) an amazing variety of couscous and the best was a new food bar where they have hot foods and cold and on the cold bar I found Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and a lovely array of olives! Oh and veggie chips! It was heavenly! They also had a wonderful selection of tinned soups (not the Campbell’s variety) and I saw an interesting new line of frozen foods that would be wonderful for taking to work.
With those new finds I am over 5 days with no fast food! This may not seem like a big deal to some, but for a second shift hospital worker, the drive thru is often an easier choice than going home and cooking a meal, but I am determined to eat better and I am already feeling better because of it!
I am very, very busy at the moment, preparing to start teaching again (THIS WEEK!!!!), prepping for my upcoming 7 weekends straight of events and shows, and trying to get a new costume finished for the drum circle this month. Oh and stocking the Etsy store and picking performance pieces for my next three performances and umm sleeping.
I have to admit, I’m a little obsessed with my little medallions right now. I love them! They are so cute and remind me of Tribal beaded medallions, plus I can make them in any color I want! And all different kinds of styles and shapes. I’m making a belt full of them as my newest ATS addition and plan on wearing it to the drum circle this month. Also I’m finally getting my Gillit Plate Tribal bra done and it will be premiered at the drum circle along with my new skirt! I love new pretties!
So there it is. I still have so many things on my agenda to get done on the weekends it’s ridiculous! Like getting really awesome pictures of everything I have amde to go in my Etsy store. And finishing the rest. And finishing a present for my lovely friend and teacher Jeanne before I see her in two weeks! And being very lazy! Ahhh, but I really am very lucky right now. I can see this weekend on the horizon and am determined to cross more things off the list without adding more!
And my final love? Pinteresting pictures of Fall things and hot cocoa!Smiles and shimmies! 🙂 E
I am so, so, so excited to be making this announcement! I’ve a had a non functioning Etsy shop for about a year now, finding myself too busy to focus on it, but I have decided the time is now to launch it! It is still in it’s beginning stages, and thus very small, but it has started!
My first introduction is The Haunted Headdress line of headpieces! The name was inspired by one of the pieces, The Double Row Turkoman Button Tribal Bellydance Headpiece.
Jeanne in her headdress. The rest of the lovelies are from her own private collection!
The piece was commisioned by my dear friend Jeanne Mason-Howerton and while making it I experienced some very spooky happenings! (No but really, it was creepy!!) Upon finishing I told her via Facebook it was done, but not to hold me accountable if her headdress was haunted! I thought “Oooh, the Haunted Headdress, I like that!!” I also thought it was very fitting as a large majority of the time while I’m sewing I am watching horror movies!
So there it was. I have several more pieces in the works to add to the shop, as well as other pieces of costuming, such as bras, belts, skirts, bustles and coverups. I make pieces that are both ATS and Fusion friendly or can be worn for a myriad of other things! And who knows what I’ll come up with next! As i add things, I will post new items on here and you can visit and follow my shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElenaLewisDesigns
Want a custom creation? I can do that too, and LOVE getting to work with clients to dream up and create the perfect pieces for them!
So there you have it!
Smiles, shimmies and sewing fun! 🙂 E