Monday, July 30, 2007

A dilemma!

Okay, it's July 30th and to some the summer is over. Business wise is it time to begin listing fall things with holiday right behind or is it too early? To solve the dilemma, I made a summer clock titled "End of Summer"! Check it out in full on etsy. School starts here in 22 days and to me, as a former teacher, that certainly is the beginning of fall but we started days after Labor day...I'm so confused!!!! I am paying more attention to the start of school this year since Caleb will be starting kindergarten. Where did the years go?

Thursday, July 26, 2007


I'm not moving but my son and family are. Until they are in and settled, my time is becoming limited. (etsy is NOT neglected, though!) I've been helping with the packing and shopping. When they move they'll be only 1/2 mile away and my time will be GONE!!!!..... just kidding! They found a fabulous house and I am thrilled they'll be so much closer than 25 minutes. And it has been fun being a little part of their decision making and choices for the house. I am blessed. Yesterday I took home Caleb's clock to fix and Braden's frog. I am the go-to fix-it person in my family. Must get to it.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Clocks and stuff....

Okay, the huge sale was not so huge BUT there is still potential in the future for some ongoing connections. Linda is a doll in trying to connect me to another crafty group-quilters and her work is amazing.
I did complete the baby clocks. One is pictured. They are fun to make and I hope the new parents love it. I am having trouble finding clock works and the online source is confusing but I will have to order there since the local source stopped carrying them. Anyone know of a clock connection?
I am finally making some headway with re-organizing the studio. A few more shelves or cubbies should do it.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A ramble.......

I feel a bit anxious today-I may make a huge sale with future potential...we'll see.
The silver heart ring arrived. I was hesitant at first due to its unusual shape. It takes a bit of getting used to but I do love it. It is heavy and crafted well.
I need to get busy today. I have 2 baby clocks to make-one for etsy and one as a gift for a friend. They have done better offline than on the site which is curious to me. It makes such a unique baby or shower gift. But first I must clean up the studio which is a nightmare. Pictures will follow WHEN it's neater.

Saturday, July 7, 2007


Thank goodness for etsy and friends! Having viewed several pieces of mine on etsy, my good friend made a purchase of 4 items and collected a custom piece for a friend of hers. Rebecca has been passing out my business cards like crazy. How great to visit with a friend, sell some pieces and have a delicious lunch as well! She has great taste to boot as she choose 2 of my favorites, the shabby flower and the country kitchen clock. How dull life would be without friends!

Monday, July 2, 2007


I have been creating things since my first scarf at age 8. In later years everyone said I should sell whatever it was that I was making at the moment. "Start a website"..."Sell online" they yelled. The difficulty was how to sell one-of-a-kind items in a mass produced world. Nothing I make can be exactly duplicated. Then along came Etsy! The answer to a crafter/artist prayers with a venue to sell and create! A bonus is the friendship and camaraderie amongst the sellers from all ages and walks of life.
If you value handcrafted work of any and all kinds check out Etsy. You can look at individual sellers, shop by categories, check out what has just been listed or sold and see little user created mini galleries called treasuries. As a buyer as well as a seller, I am thrilled with the many purchases I have made from soap to greeting cards to jewelry and more.
Where else can you find an arts festival 24/7/365 around the world with not hundreds but thousands of vendors? Thanks to the people who created this place. The world needed it.