Thursday, August 30, 2007


I was just approached for a consignment arrangement. The optimist in me says "Hey, what do you have to lose? It could be a fabulous outlet." The pessimist says" Are you nuts? Sending $75-100 worth of things to a total stranger 5 states away???"....But even though I have reservations, I think true effort is going to be made by the owner to market the stuff and now, pre-holiday season, seems like the perfect time. I set the prices and my etsy name stays on each item. Wish me luck!!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

New purchase and product!

I was thrilled today to see the arrival of my needle scarf purchased from FunkybyTara. I absolutely think this is a terrific idea and very clever. Great way to keep needles together, especially when traveling. It is executed beautifully and the color is just great. Tara is a doll. Check out her shop!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


There's a distinct possibility that I am not needed anywhere today. The kids are moved in. The boys are back at school. Hubby's working. The house is clean enough. No dinner to cook for tonite.
Do you mean...?
Is it possible....?
Can this be true...?
I can go into the studio and create??????

Doing the happy dance!!!!!

Oh,one last thing...check out Bella Colle...beautiful things!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Wonderful Etsy People

I have had nothing but wonderful communication and dealings with etsy people. DBrownDesigns gave me a shout out on her blog that was very cool. Check her shop, she has beautiful jewelry. I had a mis-communication sale to DeesHomeGoods and Dee couldn't have been kinder and more understanding even though because of my stupidity, the sale cost me!!! Her soap looks great ,especially the key lime. Live and learn!
But once again, etsyians are the best!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

I was very pleased with Tina's clock but it's nerve wracking to do a custom order. I actually did hers on the diagonal and was also worried she wouldn't like that either BUT today she left me a glorious feedback. Thank you, Tina.

I have no more of those perfect wooden trays so this series is complete. Here's Tina's and the last one made from the adorable picture called First Love, published in 1926. I have 2 clocks in the works made from reproduction gameboards. So far they are very cool, if I do say so myself!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Norman Rockwell

Tina, from CatherineStOriginals has requested a clock made from a Norman Rockwell picture. It has rekindled my admiration for his work. Wonderful, caring pictures. I have done three and have displayed here my version of his "Christmas Trio". I haven't made Tina's yet as she has to select a picture but I am looking forward to doing it. Check my etsy to see the other one I just posted. What an eye he had! And what a love of family.

Sunday, August 5, 2007


Two years ago today Braden was born. Thirty three years ago tomorrow, his father was born. So thirty-three plus two makes me.....thirty-five? Nah...didn't like my life when I was thirty five. Love it now but boy those numbers are getting high. I know, I know, age is just a number, blah, blah,blah. I do think etsy is keeping me younger. It's an odd experience to develop a relationship over the internet, through etsy, with some very wonderful people who may be younger than your child! Does it matter? I somehow have an insecurity that when they find out I am possibly older than their parents, they won't like me. Dumb? Yeah, but it's there.