Monday, December 29, 2008
So now that I'm cleaned up for the new year, maybe it would be appropriate to resolve NOT to buy as much? Nah.....!
My stuff is someone else's treasure...sold the whole lot! Woo Hoo!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Okay, the Christmas shopping season is virtually over and now we must gear up for the next selling push which I guess is Valentine's Day. Got a note from the store that I'm in to try and get them things by January 6....that's only 10 days away....better get to the studio!!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I'm better!!!!! Yay!!!! We have crazy weather here now. We were unusually cold for about 2 weeks and now we're in the 60s and 70s so I hope that doesn't affect my rehab! We are doing our holiday bash tonite since my son and family will be going to Iowa to be with my daughter-in-law's folks. Now THEY are having weather issues...brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Anyway, I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful holiday wherever you are and whatever the weather.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Actually, I've been semi productive and have these new goodies to share:
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thanksgiving was wonderful and I seemed to put the drips and aches at bay so I could enjoy until Thursday night....slammed! Stayed in bed all day Friday except to periodically check on my sites (NOTHING!!!). And onto today...I feel like someone punched me full force in the face...sinus. And of course, we have concert tickets for tonite that were purchased eons ago. No refunds! So I'm planning on staying in bed with loads of self medication until it's time for a shower (which was really yesterday) and we'll go. I can barely hear anyway, but I can't unload the tickets. Everyone still has company and others can't get a sitter so my sorry behind will go. Not that any time is good to feel rotten but why,oh why on the holiday weekend? Ahhhhhh, choo!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Anyway, below is another Iron Man Triathlon picture taken right before the swim. Trust me, none of these guys looked so good when it was all over! I am so proud of his dedication, commitment and fortitude. What a guy!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
handmade product directory
Talent Data Base
All About The Buttons Blog
ETSY Secrets Blog
You Crafty Lot
DIY City Community
and I probably have forgotten a few. There are also the many sub-groups like the ones on flickr and indiepublic. Can there possibly be anything else to do to get your name out "there"? Well, all I can say is PHEW!!!! I'm surprised I even remembered these. I also send promo packs out for those that do shows, and have donated gobs of things for worthy causes. Do I have the next "Pet Rock"? No, but I love what I do and love to share it. Will I stop?
No-No-No! How can I when a simple little beanie cap makes Mr. Bear even more adorable.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
The darling son with the separated shoulder is going for physical therapy but is forbidden to swim for at least 2 weeks. This might put a serious dent in his triathalon training. He is also wearing one of those black tape thinga-majiggies that was seen being worn by the women playing beach volleyball in the Olympics. He says it does help....that and ibuprophen.
Okay, what else? Oh, DH's job.... not good on that front but one thing I've learned after living this long-peace of mind is more valuable than money in the bank. So if he decides to quit, I'm right there with him. If he stays, I'm still here.
But now I'm going up to the studio to find a missing hat!!! I listed one in the shop the other day,have another ready for pix but was positive I had 3.....hmmmmm!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
DH and I drive to NY every fall to see his Dad who's about to be 94. We are going earlier this year than in the past because the son of a college buddy is being married and we thought "Let's do both!" Getting the shop set and ready for fall and for the holidays has been my push which has created a migration of items from the studio to the office for photos and listings. While we both are slowly preparing for this trip-read: leaving stuff all over the place because maybe we'll want to take it, Dear Son, who is preparing for an Ironman Triathalon crashed his bike the other day and separated his shoulder (even though he landed on his head hard enough to crack his helmet) while his wife is nursing a major sinus flare up. DH and I watched the boys for a bit so they both could see various internists, allergists, orthopedists and pharmacists. And now Hurricane Hanna....close friends may be in the path and are deciding when to evacuate and come to us. Of course I want them, but remember that pre-trip/pre-holiday mess I mentioned? Oh, and did I tell you that upon our return DH will probably quit his job? Don't even ask!!!!!
But I'm still knitting~soft and cuddly!
A ray of moonshine this evening...I've been featured on this blog. Check it out....Sue of TackyHandMade did a great job. Thank you!!!!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
The other items of mine in the book were bookmarks and I think that talented Angie from Calabash Creations has bought every one! I do have more in the shop. Now about that clock.................
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Here's my latest but I must start by giving credit to BellaColle, a wonderful artist who created the paper I used and allowed it to be copied for free. She's a doll! The mother of pearl rose heart was purchased from CraftDiner and the fabulous dotted boot is from HighPie...so cute! It is listed in the shop.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The HOST group asked members to create an ACEO to be donated to the shop for sale. For those unknowing (and that was me!) ACEO stands for art cards, editions and originals. It is interchangeable with ATC-artist trading card. It is not an Etsy phenomenom but an explosive artistic genre. This site tells more.
Anyway, the concept always intrigued me as I love little things and this fits right in. An art card must be 2.5" by 3.5" and can be of any medium. Many are collages which I love so I took the plunge and made my first one. I happen to have wood rectangles of the exact size and that was the base. I will donate this one to HOST but I may have a new affliction/addiction!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I did accomplish a major re-haul of the studio this weekend. Re-organized (again) and labeled and stored and stashed and worked myself to exhaustion. Now I don't want to go up there and mess it up!
I found this clock that is really too big to have ever been lost. I call it Basket of Silver Clock....not terribly original but that's what it is. I listed it today. I also found tons of yarn and thread. I thought I had de-stashed...hmmm, think again!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I tried another and here it is:
Mom2Fur guessed correctly....it is fabric stretched over a canvas. This opens a whole new world for my clocks. They can be customized with so many themes or colors. Just think, a special shirt can be turned into a clock!
It is fun to do something different. The kitchen clock has gotten good reviews so far in the shop. Tomorrow I'm going to try another. It is stimulating when you come up with something new and it seems to work! Ahhh, the fun of creative activities.
Friday, June 20, 2008
I had an interesting week which included a near disaster while gardening and another while drying some spices and although some harm was done, so is that miserable day! And my finger will heal....
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
The first picture is where I am sitting now...the least 'decorated' room in my house but functional. Little bears surround me and on the far right is a magnetic board loaded with pictures. A TV is behind me which makes no sense at all!
Next is part of the studio. Although it appears chaotic, I know where everything is. Yes, most of what you see contains buttons. I do everything up here except knitting and crocheting but all the yarn is stored up here. I say up as this is the only room on the 2nd level and I don't have to clean since we are the only ones ever up there! A perfect place.
A place to relax and be inspired is my garden. There are some pictures 2 posts ago but here are some of my containers. Notice I seem to have a shoe and chair collection going!
This is an outside looking in of my screened porch, hands down my favorite space. I do wish it was larger but hindsight is 20/20. We didn't know we'd love it and use it so much.
I do love my kitchen and other spaces but these lead the list.
And all of this would be meaningless if I didn't have such a wonderful husband, son, daughter-in-law and 2 perfect (of course!) grandsons! I am blessed♥