Nautical Novelties

by Breeze Giannasio in


As one of my lazy brain activities that I do while indulging in tv, I make what are called "monkey fist knots" and sell them on my rarely updated "Breeze from the West" etsy shop.  It's my zone out activity of choice when not crocheting or knitting.  In any case, I recently have been experimenting with size and have added heftier versions to the shop.  Check it out!  Sailors have historically used the monkey's fist to throw so-called heaving lines between ships and onto shore.  These days they seem to be most use as decorations - particularly by crafty brides partial to nautically themed weddings.

Well, enough about that.  Now, I just need to figure out something clever to do with the remnants of cotton rope -- I'm thinking gorgeous chunky necklaces.  Just need to find some precious time to do some experimenting!


Holiday Shopping

by Breeze Giannasio in


Don't forget to place orders by December 19th from my Etsy shop, Breeze From the West.  I'll be shutting it down for a few weeks while I'm on the road.  Happy holidays!


Giveaway! Bling from Breeze From the West

by Breeze Giannasio in ,


I'm feeling so grateful for your support of my new Etsy shop, Breeze From the West and also for support of this oh so new blog, now integrated into my revamped BGDB Interior Design site. Thank you for helping me get this thing going bit by bit.  As a thank you, I'd love to give one reader a token of my thanks from the shop.  I've included pictures of your options above -- this, this, this or this - your choice!  Good, right? I'll announce the winner this Friday (pau hana Friday, that is).  

You can enter in two easy steps:

  1. Write a comment below
  2. Like BGDB Interior Design on Facebook (and write a comment if you've already liked it!)
  3. (Optional) Follow me on Twitter to hear short breezy quips on all things design
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  6. Beautiful.

That's it!  Competition ends this Friday.  Ready, set, go.  

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