Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Music Monday! It was all Yellow...

Celebrating the sun all weekend, and the listing of my sunshine inspired Toekini's, here is Coldplay and "Yellow".
Fittingly, the video is on a beach, tho the weather is not ideal. 
This made me think of, well what else, my newest sunkissed yellow Toekini's! These blue glass beads made me think of a drop of water on a ray of sun.  So, they are called 'A Drop of Water on a Ray of Sun'.

The Daisy Toekini's just bring the flowers blooming right on your feet.

Has the sun been visitng you?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Celebrating ONE year - published on

Raige was not the only one who celebrated their business birthday this January. There are many who jumped into this crazy world of selling handmade online, and each has their own story to tell.

Birthday Gift Tags
by Suzanne Medrano
 Celebrating One Year! is a 3-part article that will be featured on It is the story of 5 hardworking hanmade sellers and how they made to their first anniversary, how they celebrated, what they learned and what their plans are for the coming year.  It has valuable information for everyone who has tried, is trying, or would like to try, to sell their creations. 

Part one has been published, click here to read.

Raige will also be featuring each one of the group here on this blog this week. It is part of how we all made it through, helping each other, and they have worked herd to make this far. Their ideas, creativity, and dedication are inspiration to us all.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

YAY Sunshine!

I love sunshine, and I love this collection!
Thanks LetaMarieDesigns.

Does this mean that Spring is really around the corner?
I hope so. What are you making to celebrate that Spring will soon be here?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Year - New Look for Raige Creations!

You have probably noticed that Raige has a new look. After one year, Raige began to feel like she had found her groove, and the old banner just didn't fit anymore. It was dated, dark, and just not right.  Bring in Judy, aka Portable Graffiti Graphics, and my husband, and voila! The fresh new Raige.
That makes it sound like it was easy. Well, as Judy found out, it never is that easy with me. Indecisive, picky, and often slow to respond, I changed my mind several times.  My husband, who may be a touch pickier than me, would add his opinion and a bit of his artistic critique, and we would be back to the drawing board.

In fact, we are still working out some details on this one. Stickers - round - a lot of information. This is the original. I had her change it, moving words, putting the web addys around the edge, but as I look at this one, I think maybe we will have to start back at the begining - this one isn't bad!. Sorry Judy - indecisive and picky rears its head again. 

In the end, though, I am really happy with the new Raige. It is just what I wanted, it makes me think fresh, unlimited potential, and that's just the road  Raige Creations & Vintage will be walking down this year. Exploring new directions, adding new patterns, items, vintage finds, and hopefully adding some fine arts to the eclectic mix that Raige has embraced.
Portable Graffiti Graphics walked with me on the journey to the new look of Raige, and provided everything needed for each of my shops. I have new banners, business cards, avitar, web ad, and soon those stickers that Raige will stick to everything she can. 
So now we embark on a new year of Raige, and I think it's going to be a good year.

Raige hopes that each of you have high hopes for the coming year as well. What is this year going to bring for you? 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Yes, I stayed up until midnight to see how many entries there would be. It was Raige's first giveaway, so Raige was excited to see the results. Drum roll please...

*~*Congratulations to*~*
KAY from KayzKreationz
You picked the
Violet Orchid Toekini's

Violet Orchid Toekini's

There were a total of 37 entries by a total number of 20 people. Yes, that means some of you really had fun with promoting.

Ladybug Toekini's
The most popular Toekini seems to be the Ladybug, or Ladybird as they call it on the other side of the pond. (thank you Nifty Knits for pointing that out)  20% of you called these your favorite! I will be making some more of these for sure!

Just as many, 20% of you, did not specify your favorite! Perhaps you are waiting to see what the new Toekini's will be....

Nature at Your Toes Toekini's
There was a tie for second most popular.
The Nature at your Toes AND the Oriental Fish Toekini's both had 15% of you calling them your favorites. 

Oriental Fish Toekini's

Raige has decided to hand out some award for those who entered and didnt' win. There was so much support and promoting, as a thank you Raige is giving FOOT PRIZES. (like door prizes)

MOST CREATIVE PROMOTER AWARD - Kudos to SindySchism of Schism Cosmetics, who stumbled, tumbled, tweeted, facebooked, AND shared on Windows Live. I don't even know how to do that. You rock - which means you get a 20 % off coupon for a Toekini order, or any order of handmade creations, plus FREE SHIPPING from Raige Creations! You will be receiving a special code from me to use. Way to get the word out!
Fire & Ice Teokini's

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD - the very first entry, Stacy Sandman gets 15% off coupon plus FREE SHIPPING for a Toekini order, or any order of handmade creations from Raige Creations. You will be receiving a special code from me to use. Way to get in there quick! (Arriba! Arriba! Yii-hah!)

Finally, Raige is giving an award to each and every one of you who entered. 
I ENTERED AWARD - for each and every one of you that took the time to go to my shop, pick your favorite, and comment here will be awarded 10% off coupon and FREE SHIPPING for your Toekini order, or any order of handmade items at Raige Creations. I will be sending each of you a special code for that as well. 

Thank you all for taking part and having some fun with Raige on her First Anniversary!
Enjoy shopping! 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Music Monday! Give It Away

Today is the last day to enter the Toekini Giveaway, so what better song to feature for Music Monday?

Give It Away, by:  The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Green Chili Peppers Red Hot Toekini

Entries will be taken until midnight tonight, and the winner announced tomorrow.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bitten by the Ladybug Collection on Artfire - so cute!!

This is the best bug collection - a great mix of items and mediums, and a lot of fun!

Please click on this and comment on how great the collection is!
And don' forget to enter the Toekini Giveaway here!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Toes just for fun

I had a blast making this collection! It goes right along with the Toekini Giveaway.  Thank you so much to everyone so far who has entered. You are awesome for getting the word out, so for you, have fun looking at some pretty toes and pretty things for toes. :)

Handmade Gifts

And for those who haven't entered yet - The Toekini Giveaway is going on now until midnight January 24th. See this post.