Friday, June 29, 2007


Shout Out....Just received a bar of BANANA glycerin soap from normasbathandbody and the smell is fabulous. Norma is a doll and this soap is wonderful.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


It couldn't be hotter and it's only June 28th!!!
Got a note that I was mentioned on Sew Bettie's blog which is very cool- Her shop isn't open yet but one to keep an eye out for. Looks like a very talented lady! Love the button ring she made. Of course I do!
I also discovered and bought from a new etsy seller rickzx
Gorgeous things! I'll show you what I bought...

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Yesterday was so exciting,sales wise! I was actually going to keep this piece myself since I had never done anything like it & I really loved it. Yesterday I decided to sell it. Took photos, listed it and immediately went to the etsy forums to place it under promotions. I did that and just clicked on the link to make sure I pasted shows up SOLD!!!! Not 3 minutes. Then I went to e-mail and was feeling skeptical that it was a scam since the buyer just joined and apparently this was her first purchase. (There have been horror stories of this happening-sales from new members and no payment) The etsy e-mail notice was there but no PayPal confirmation so now I'm really anxious. Waited another few minutes and bam!, there's PayPal!!!! Very exciting! I e-mailed a thank you to the buyer & she responded very excited about her purchase. Maybe this is the kick start to a sales turnaround!

Monday, June 18, 2007


There always seems to be a shortage of time. My "job" only takes 7-9 hours a week and yet, I'm always rushing with a longer list than what I started out with! I spent the better part of today re-doing some etsy photos and visiting the forums. Not productive but fun. Creatively I made some more collage cards. I really do enjoy them and so far the recipients seem to like them. Tomorrow I have the boys from 6AM till...? Maybe I better go to bed now! I will try harder to be attentive here.

Friday, June 8, 2007

New Listing

I just listed this clock and wish it could find a place in my home!!! I would hate to eat off of this plate but for a clock, I love it. Hope it finds a great home. Will show the picture as soon as the site lets me!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Saturday's rain really amounted to nothing. It's been unusually dry here this spring AND unusually hot. Today it hit 90. I don't mind the heat as long as the humidity is low and it has been. So with no rain we also had a water main break and for 2 hours this morning we had no water. Thankfully I had just filled the coffee pot before it trickled out. I had to water outside plants were weeping. Of course, in the process I watered myself thoroughly.
So to continue the cool down, some wine!
Creatively today I have started something that won't be for sale. Well, maybe if it works! I'm knitting a gift bag...hmmm....think it'll work? I'll let you know!
Oh-got a treasury on etsy today, my 3rd one. Dedicated it to the lack of peaches due to the April freeze. I think it came out well. I can't believe the only peaches we may get this year will be from California when they grow them right down the road. A real shame.

Saturday, June 2, 2007


I hate rain but, boy, do we need it here. I despise having to water the lawn-it's like throwing money down the drain. It's been drizzling for a few hours and these are the first drops we've had for at least a month.

I made some personal birthday cards for friends today. I don't sell them. Who could compete with the great cards found on etsy? Sunday the etsy card makers are having a big sale and I'll be there. Check out
I especially love Joan is a doll and very talented.