Allison Franks (Hobbit.Town Jewelry)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Yay I won! The Liebster Award is mine

My friend Vanessa at just nominated me for this years liebster award! Honestly, I've never heard of it before...but here goes nothing. Winning is still winning! ;)

The rules are:

  • Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
  • They must also answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for them.
  • They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
  • They must then choose 11 special bloggers to tag & award with the Liebster award 
  • These bloggers must be told in a comment on their blog

11 Things About Me:
1.  I'm 26 years old and I'm still obsessed with Sailor Moon.
2.  I currently reside just outside Austin, TX with my fabulous boyfriend Marcus.
3.  I make jewelry and other crafts via etsy and am now in 3 local stores in the TX area!
4.  Table top games are really fun!
5.  I have a secret crush on Felicia Day.
6.  A good video game always helps relieve tension. ;)
7.  I've always been a tom-boy, but I'm starting to notice it's easier to make friends with girls now that      I have boobs.
8.  I really, really, really want to organize a craft night!
9.  I spend almost half my rent on comic books.
10.  I someday aspire to be a fancy Anthropologist (thanks college degree!), but I want to dabble with        Taxidermy first.
11.  Japanese Lolita fashion is AMAZING!

Vanessa's Questions:

 1. When crafting do you prefer music or a movie?
 2. Whats your favorite movie?
 3. Favorite song?
 4. Do you have a job outside of etsy?
 5. Do you have a pet?
 6. Favorite book?
 7. Favorite drink?
 8. If you could live in any time period what would you choose?
 9. Favorite place that you have traveled to?
10. Favorite quote?
11. Favorite toy you had growing up?

1. I enjoy both music and movies while I craft although it's much easier for me to focus when music      is on.
2. Favorites are hard for me...but I guess I'd say Willow.
3. Once again favorites are hard...but right now I'm really digging Prince's "Uptown".
4. Right now's a hard time for me job-wise. Just got laid off, but I'm working on finding another one.
5. No sadly. I really want a big fat fluffy kitty though. :(
6. Favorites, favorites... Well I have always had a soft spot for "Jane Eyre"
7. You're killing me! Alcohol? haha
8. Hmm you know I'm really happy where I am.
9. San Francisco, CA
10. "Ain't nobody gonna make a monkey out of me!" - Talking Heads
11. I was hardcore crazy about my My Little Ponies. In fact, for a long time I would always carry at least one around with me. Just in case.

Ok now it's your turn guys! My nominees are:

And here's your questions!

1. What is your biggest regret?
2. What is your favorite past time?
3. Tell me an embarrassing story.
4. Have you ever broken a bone? If so, how?
5. What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
6. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
7. Tell me a secret.
8. Do you play video games? If so, who's your all time video game crush?
9. Who is your favorite author?
10. What is your favorite dinosaur?
11. What do you think about sports?

Etsy Christmas Sales

Hey everybody! The xmas sales have begun. I'm currently running two etsy offers for my jewelry shop: jewelry

Offer 1: All etsy orders over $25 will receive a free goodie bag! Offer expires next year. Grab 'em while you can. Available while supplies last!

Offer 2: FB fans only!! From now until the new year if you are a friend of mine or "like" my page on facebook then I will send you a special coupon for 25% off your entire purchase! If you don't have an etsy but wanna participate that's fine too. Just message me and we can work out the rest. 

Don't miss out on these awesome offers. Available for a limited time. Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

YES! Turkey day is finally here! And I'm undertaking my first cooking project in a long time. Wish me luck...I REALLY need it. Not only do I have the world's tiniest kitchen but I'm not all too good at cooking in the first place haha. But I found a recipe for "Cookie Dough Creme Pie" so how could I say no? Promise to post pics when it's done and if it's good I'll share the recipe with you guys too! Hope you all have a lovely day with friends, family, animals etc. I'm very excited to just relax and stuff my face all day long ;)

P.S. The Thanksgiving fiesta all day party begins now! New items will be listed ALL DAY LONG and then at midnight the happy fun time sale will begin! Stay tuned for more info and have a Happy Thanksgiving! ;)

P.P.S. And yes this is definitely getting watched today... heheh

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

Yahoo!! It's finally Halloween! My favorite holiday of the year! This means ultra candy overload, horror movies all day, and happy fun times all around. Plus I'm going to carve my very first pumpkin today! I'm not sure how I missed out on this tradition all these years...but I'm happy to finally say "I DID IT!" Hope you all have a spectacular day as well!

Remember if you want some awesome jewelry it's your last day to save! Use the coupon code HORROR for 25% off your entire purchase. Sale ends at midnight!

And here's a few funny behind the scenes photos from some of my favorite Halloween movies. Can you guess where they are from?

Saturday, October 27, 2012 jewelry is now in stores!!

Today was a huge success! Not only did a I have a decent Market day BUT I also now have my jewelry for sale in the local boutique "Scarlet's Web"! All items featured in her shop are 100% original and one of a kind creations made by me specifically for her boutique ;)

If you live near the Canyon Lake, TX area you should come by her shop! She caters to crafty types like myself and has a gorgeous place filled with so many amazing things. Ultra excited about this. ;) You won't find this stuff anywhere else!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Etsy is the best!

A few weeks back I joined the "Needful Things Dark Trading Team" on etsy and I gotta say it's been A LOT of fun.  The whole group is centered around "trading goods" so if you are an etsy seller (or buyer) you should check us out and get involved. Since I joined I've been able to not only trade my jewelry for fantastic handmade products, but meet many other members of the team; all of which have been super friendly! It's a great social networking tool also, if you are looking to integrate into the etsy community. We play games, have chats and get involved in BNRS/TNRS too! Plus it's a great way to get some Xmas presents knocked out too! Check us out here: Needful Things Dark Trading Team

Here's a list of some of my fellow team mates/ favorite shops!

Sara Ellis of Ghastly Governess makes cute jewelry items and fantastic art pieces. If you love creepy dolls and gothic jewelry this is the place for you. Let's look at a few items now, shall we?

Pretty Doll Brooch/Hair Clip:

Framed Altered Doll Piece:

Next up is Mimi of GlitzCouture maker of all things cute! If you love Sailor Moon and 90s nostalgia your going to flip when you see her stuff. Here's a personal favorite of mine...

Sailor Moon Trinket Box:

Oh and we can't forget Jenn of Little Shop of Horrors! Her jewelry and accessories are not only crazy cool AND super unique but also VERY affordable! Here's a few of my favorites ;)

Muertos Barbie Earrings:

Beetle Lover Collage Bracelet:

Honestly I could go on and on. This team is filled with some super awesome etsyians and I can't get enough!

If you like what you've seen you should check these shops out too. Happy shopping! ;)
StillGoth: Gothique Boutique "Wear if you dare"!
Wicked Altercations: Small Menacing Collages and Other Works
Haunted Hair Candy
Giacomo Designs
Mole Street Studio: Affordable Art and Jewelry

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween BLOWOUT sale

 The Halloween BLOWOUT sale has begun!!
Use the coupon code HORROR for 25% off your entire purchase.
Available for a limited time only!! For more details click the link below:


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Halloween is coming! I can't wait!

WOW! I can't believe my favorite holiday is almost here! I'm stoked. And thanks to Dragoncon this year I won't be needing a costume either. ;)

Today marks the very beginning of my Fall Jewelry line. It's been an ultra productive day today too so I've already got a bunch of Halloween stuff currently posted, but trust me there's SO much more to come. Be sure to keep checking in over the next week for some wicked zombie, bloody mary and obscure doll jewelry.

Monday, August 27, 2012 jewelry review!

Recently, the lovely Nenuka of Dolls Palace did a review of some of my jewelry! I sent her a few wacky pieces (which she loved) and then she made the rest of the magic happen. Isn't that cool?

Check out her lovely review here:

Dolls Palace

Also, if you are a fan of wacky and cute kawaii findings you should check out the rest of her blog. She's reviewed several other etsy stores and posts often about her amazing finds!

Here's a preview of one of the items she reviewed. Wanna a pair for yourself? Just click on the link below!

Creepy Alice in Wonderland Flocked White Rabbit Earrings:

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Only 8 more days!

For my birthday this year I decided to go all out and give myself the best present ever! A trip to experience Dragoncon!!! With only 8 more days to go I'm bursting with joy. Don't worry I'll post photos when I get back. :) But in the spirit of things I've found myself doing a lot of internet browsing for the perfect costume. Here's a few of my favorites:

A handmade Totoro costume!! How cool is that? Couldn't afford it for the con...but thinking about saving up for Halloween. Eek! Want one too? Check out her etsy @ pokcosplay

 I swear someday I'm going to fulfill all my girly childhood fantasies and dress up as Utena! But for now I'll have to leave it to the pros with all their money and fancy costumes. I guess there is always next year..

Dang!! Looking for cosplay ideas led me to discover just how many different Sailor Moon wands Bandai produced in the early 90s and I gotta say I WANT THEM ALL! But especially the kaleidescope rod and the spiral heart wand! Oh man. I'm in trouble. Too bad they are all like $150+ each. :(

I'm back and ready for more!

Hey everyone! I know I've been very bad about posting so far, but I promise that is all going to change now (for real!). So if you are a fan of my jewelry or want to learn more about me then get ready for awesomeness!

From now on, this blog (still centered around my jewelry makings) will also feature posts about random internet findings, things I want, stuff I've bought, and awesome people you should know about. Plus more!

So tell your friends and get ready for excitement!

Lots of love.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shoe Crazy!

Hey everyone!

Sorry I haven't been posting lately. Lots has been happening recently and I just haven't had the time. :( Anyways today's post is just going to show you what I've been obsessing over recently...and I think it's safe to say that I've totally gone shoe crazy!! I've been perusing the web for all kinds of amazing finds and here's a few of my favs.

Jeffrey Campell Groovie (omg it's like Spice Girls meets Rainbow Brite!!)

Jeremy Scott Adidas Panda Sneakers (one word: AMAZING!)

Sailor Moon Nike's!! Nuff said.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Twitter Machine!!

Hey everybody! jewelry is now on Twitter! Check me out @hobbit_town

P.S. Lloyd Kaufman approves this message.

Me, Marcus and Lloyd @ the Alamo Drafthouse San Antonio, TX 1/17/12!!

 P.P.S. If you look real close you can see that I'm modeling my Transforming Eyeball Earrings ;)

Friday, January 20, 2012


Hey everyone. Sorry I haven't been posting as much recently, but I promise to change that soon. Lot's has been happening and I'm very excited to show you all what I've been working on! But for now....       I will just unveil my new treasury!

"Captured" A Twisted Look at Pain and Pleasure

Featuring members from the 24/7 Treasury Team and the TREASURY PUNKS

Check it out here:

Join our next flashmob: