Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Finally, it is New Year's (eve, to be precise). It's time to reflect on what a wild ride 2008 has been and I'm so grateful for this time to reflect. The holiday rush is over, I've just gotten back from a wonderful snow-filled trip to Seattle where I saw family and friends that I've missed more than I realized. I feel very relaxed now and ready to take on the new year. But, I plan to take to take the next few days to think about the events of the last year and of this new year to come. It's a wondeful feeling to have something of a clean slate, a whole new year ahead. I'm so excited for it.
This past holiday season was a wonderful rush. 4 shows, tons of Etsy orders and wonderful, wonderful shoppers at both the Merry Mart and Last Minute Maul shows. I am so thankful for all the kind words I received and the interest in my work. I did so well this season that I am thinking about cutting back my hours at my day job. That would be a dream come true!
Have a lovely and relaxed New Year's Eve and take some time to reflect on your life right now, if you can. I wish you all the best and thank you all for being in my life.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here are the details:
Sunday, December 7th from 11am-5pm
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
See you there!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Riveting also gets me a little in touch with my pottery roots. I always enjoyed experimenting with surface treatments and textures and I see that coming through in my new work. Others have commented about this as well, including Baltimore Magazine (more news about that to come!).
Friday, November 14, 2008
In addition to our table, there will be 50 local and national artists selling nothing but handmade goodness. There will be a lot of talent there, so please do stop by!
Saturday, November 15th from 10am-5pm
St. John's Church in Charles Village
2640 St. Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Once every four years we get the chance to have our say about who our next president is. I've always taken the responsibility of voting very seriously, especially as a woman. I think about all the women who came before me who didn't officially have a voice in our election process. But, no matter whether you are a man or woman, young or old, you should exercise your right to vote today. So what do you say? Get out there and vote!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Anyway, my new Baltimore friend actually took pictures of the gift recipient with the jewelry on and sent them to me (see above). How cool is that? That really, really made my day. And, I think the pieces she received look great on her. This is truly what it's all about.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Then today, I discovered this genious on Etsy. Erin, mastermind behind I Made You A Beard handmakes these super cool beards (see image). I'm kicking myself that I didn't discover her last week, as there is no way I'd be able to get one of these in time for Halloween. There is something so genious about yarn and felt beads. They are like super cool dress-up props for adults! Oh, well, maybe next year.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
So, yesterday, about 24 hours after the vaccination we took the little guy to the emergency clinic. Turns out it's a good thing we brought him in. He was so dehydrated that they had to keep him there overnight! Also, he may have Addison's disease - which is a disease of the adrenal gland. We're going to find out the results of his test shortly. Anyhoo, I get to pick him up at 5pm today. I can't wait! Our house feels so empty without him. A house without critters is not the house for me.
Here's hoping for a quick recovery!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Ahh, the weekend - Here at last!!! To celebrate, I am having a special sale just for those of you who are kind enough to visit my humble blog. Starting today, and through the weekend all earring in my shop are 20% off. There are lots of different choices, so have fun shopping!
- To take advantage of this special sale, please mention my blog in the notes to seller when checking out. The discount will be refunded via Paypal.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I've been eyeing this dress for a while...
This top combines some of my favorite colors, so sweet.
Friday, October 10, 2008
- To take advantage of this sale, simply place your chosen item in the Etsy checkout cart and mention my blog in the notes to seller. The 20% discount will be refunded through paypal.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
This year, like many people, I've been making an extra effort to be conscious of what I consume and what I put in the landfill. Going beyond simply putting plastic water bottles in the recycling bin, I've been reducing consumption by bringing my own bags to the store and doing my best to not purchase items that cause any extra waste. However, with our busy schedules sometimes it seems impossible to keep all random plastic items out of our lives.
Last night, exhausted after a busy week, I picked up some takeout. Guess what came with it? This enormous plastic container. After careful cosideration, I decided that this would be perfect for planting seeds or starts. So, I cleaned out the container and poked holes for drainage in each of the sections. If it wasn't fall, I would have planted some new seeds or starts to put outside. A use in winter could be an indoor herb garden for your kitchen. I feel so happy that this container turned out to be so useful!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I love to wear necklaces, and therefore, I love to make necklaces. I've added some new styles in the last month, with many more to come. In an effort to share my excitement with you I am offering 15% off all necklaces in my shop just for today - Wednesday.
Please include the necklace of your choice when you checkout, mention my blog in the "message to seller" box and the discount will be refunded to your Paypal account. If paying by check, I will send a revised invoice.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
This past Saturday was my husband's birthday, and like most guys, he is so hard to buy things for. Lucky for me, Etsy seller Lemon Ball makes exquisite handmade baseballs. They have a rich, antique look and feel, which makes sense since they are based on a early 19th century design. These collectibles are made and stitched by hand by baseball enthusiast, Paul Cunningham. They not only look good on a shelf, but they are fun to play catch with. We love this baseball so much, we're thinking about buying more as holiday gifts.