Saturday, February 28, 2009

And yet another line of Jewelry...

This past week has been spent doing lots of sneezing, coughing, and napping... Since I was relatively coherent for some of my waking hours I was at least productive with fleshing out my shipping profiles on etsy and artfire, and also got a few more items listed on ebay.

I also have used these evenings to create another line of jewelry - 'Sea and Sky - Compositions'. I have wanted to put this combination together for a while - oxidized and shiny sterling, stick pearls, coin pearls, freshwater pearls, and amazonite in different shapes. The earrings and bracelets are simple and symmetrical, but the necklaces 'wander' a bit - I treated these like compositons - instead of on a canvas - it would be on beading wire... what did I want to see next? - if it was a long necklace and could be doubled - what would line up (or lay) next to what? How would they layer together?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

And off they go...

I knew, that once listed, the lamps would find happy homes. Sure 'nough - these babies were snapped up next - I shipped them to Brooklyn, NY yesterday. Happy landing!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Two Tea Bags and a Tea Cup

What a fun time we had yesterday - however - we usually do take the party wherever we go! My friend Patty, daughter Virginia, and I met at Aylesbury Tea Room in Leesburg, VA to celebrate Valentine's Day (one of our favs). The service was great and the food - everything was just yummy! We also did a little bit of shopping in the antiques area of the shop. We have decided this might be a good place to hold a monthly business meeting...hmmmm.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Acorn Jewels

I just love looking at these - don't you? Talk about eye candy - this is it!
Just before Christmas, my friend Patty gave me some glittered acorns that she had made - following the instrustions on the Martha Stewart Show. She had also shown them off to her book club members - some of whom happen to be customers at my shop. Sherry, had to have some - and so here they are. I sent them in to school with my daughter today - special delivery - A jeweled rainbow of acorns!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Snow Day - not really, but Patch in Thailand was wishing it so...

So Patch decide to have a snow day of her own creating... She collected all of her favorite snowflakes and assembled them in her blog - take a look! Thank you Patch for including my aqua snowflake pin - and yes - let's not get too used to this spring like weather - we still have most of February and March to go... Old Man Winter may not be done with us yet!

Friday, February 6, 2009

My Computer Friday

All day long - on the computer. Not exactly my cup of tea, but something that needs to be done! I have started stocking my new ebay store shelves:, stocking my artfire shelves:, and putting a few more things in my etsy shop:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Crafting Tuesday

Two projects I wanted to get finished were completed today. Yeah! A custom order - a pair of socks with trains - for my friend Patty and a pencil case and folder - in vintage fabric - for my daughter. Suzy at made the pencil case for her and then I took it one step further and lined it with wipe clean vinyl and added an edge to put grommets in. The folder was a bit more of a mind bender, but it came out great - the main body of the folder is a vintage tablecloth, the pockets are a vintage valence. They were Scotchguarded last night and they are in school today!
I also have included a link to Macy's blog that shows daughter Beatrix in her custom painted baby socks. Macy is the etsy mom that was the recipient of a gift of baby socks from my etsy shop last week when etsy held their Virtual Baby Shower in the labs. It was a lot of fun to meet all of the other moms and etsy sellers and to see all of the other baby shower gifts.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day

Boy I wish he were mine! This little fella belongs to the Lucketts Store though and he is their mascot, I guess - always dressed appropriately for the season and keeping watch over the front counter.

Groundhog Day and why I love it:

1. The absolute kitschyness of the whole event in Punxatawney, PA is too fun and over the top - I am seriously planning to attend next year.

2. My mom and I always celebrate today, because this is the day that I was released from the preemie ward and came to live with my adoptive parents. I weighed 4 pounds and had to be fed every 2 hours - my grandfather, Roland, (who was also born on 2/2 - I believe) told my mom he didn't think I was going to make it. I guess I showed him!
3. The movie Groundhog Day - I love how the main character has to keep repeating the day until he 'gets it right'.

4. It is my one year etsy anniversary - at least from the buying end! I have so enjoyed the opportunity to buy and sell in this fantastic marketplace full of such great people!
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