Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Work Update

I've abandoned my art desk for awhile because of all the packing up we're having to do and also because I don't have a TV in my office. It can get a little lonely at home by myself all day long...well, I have the cat but he pretty much does his own thing. So, all factors considered, I decided to move out to the dinningroom area because from there I can see the TV, I'm next to the kitchen and still close to the bathroom. Ah, paradise. :P

There are the boxes I'm working on for a friend's wedding. The camera makes them look more pinky than they really are. They're a nice red that's not too bright. I have some matchbook notebooks that I'm working on finishing soon and will be posting those up on the ETSY store. They're so cute and would make great favors themselves for events. The butterflies have little rhinestones on the wings to give them a little sparkle.

I have a bracelet that I finished that I don't have a picture up yet. I'll get one up soon. It's a nice butterfly antique style bracelet with two strands. It's lovely and will have a "dark" partner soon enough.

Well, that's all for now. I need to go to the Realtor's to sign some paperwork. Woohoo...


Friday, March 20, 2009

And So It Begins...

I picked up some supplies today to start a portion of the large commission I have. I have Spring Break off (A perk when you work with kids) so I will be getting most of it done this coming week. I will post pictures of the products when I get them started. I have about 140 favor boxes, 5 beaded hair barrettes, and I need to fine tune a necklace and matching earrings. They are all beautiful items and all for the same occasion so they all have matching themes.

Aside from the slow biz work, my husband and I have been working on the house to get it ready to stage. We're running out to get some flowers tomorrow to plant in the front yard to give it 'curb appeal'. I can't wait until all of this is over and I can sleep again!

I'll try to post as much as possible during this busy time and patience is much appreciated!


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Back to the Ol' Art Desk

I'm back at my art desk finally after a short absence with all the house stuff we're dealing with. I started a few projects. The bracelet at the top is the start of one of them. It's a nice antique butterfly bracelet and this is the light version. I plan to make a dark version after this one is completed.

I have another piece that I'm making that was actually inspired by this book series I'm reading: The Dresden Files. I love it, I love it, I love it! (Thanks to a friend of mine, I'm hooked bad.) I actually made the necklace already but it was snatched up by a friend for their wedding so I'm going to make another one so I can put it on my ETSY shop soon.

I also have some neat pieces that I'm going to work on in the near future that are actually inspired by the novel I'm writing. What is it about you say? You'll have to wait and see! :P But they are going to be lovely pieces that are edgy and yet have a sense of elegance about them. I can't wait to get started on them...


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


To all who are following this blog...and all that happen by:

My husband and I are getting our house ready to sell so I haven't had time to do regular postings lately but will do so again here soon. For any of you who have sold your house before and gotten it all ready for 'staging', you know what I'm talking about. :P


Thursday, March 5, 2009

These Things...

My little rest from...well...everything only lasted about 24 hours. Surprise, surprise! It was of my own volition though. I couldn't stay away from it all. Perhaps I need the go, go, go, more than I thought. Oh least it's not like it hasn't gotten me anywhere. I've received more hearts at my ETSY shop, another sale, and a request for another large commission. Maybe all that good karma I've been trying to spread around has finally come back!

I've been doing a lot of paper creations work lately. Maybe my creativeness needed a break from all the jewelry and that's why it decided to switch. I love working with paper and it really grew when I started making gift boxes for my jewelry pieces. To me, an embellished, beautiful box makes the contents even more special and alluring so that's why I started making them. I had received lots of compliments on them and a customer suggested that I make some and sell them in my shop. I made my Sweet Birdie Boxes and those sold in less then a day I think which surprised me greatly! I didn't think they would sell so quickly! They reached their destination just the other night and I am happy to say that these little boxes are bringing a smile to a customer's face. What a warming thought!

I made another set of those Sweet Birdie Boxes but in a lavender and grey set. They are almost done; they just need the holes punched and the ribbon tied and then they are ready to go! They are very pretty and would look great for a spring garden or tea party or just because! (I have a picture up top)

Well, back to cleaning up my office. We have guests coming over Saturday and we will be talking shop. I'd rather them not see what a mess I have going on here.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring Must Be Near...

Because I saw a hummingbird out my office window at home today. Clark started going crazy with his chattering and tail swishing. (Clark is our needy yet adorable cat) The bush-tree thing our neighbors have in their yard next to ours is starting to bud. Yes...spring is near...

For the next couple of days, I'm having to take a little break from the biz. Between writing, my job working with the kids, the biz and taking care of stuff around the house, it's wearing me out and I need to find some sort of balance between them all and create a workable schedule. Not to mention, lacking sleep is not helping either. Speaking of which...I think a nap before work is in order...I don't want to be grumpy to the kids. >.<


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bye Bye Sweet Little Birds...

I listed my Sweet little bird favor/gift boxes that I had posted up recently and they sound just a few hours after I listed them! My goodness! I wasn't expecting that at all! So now I am working on making some similar boxes with butterflies, more birds and other nature inspired items that I can come up with.

This weekend I'll be talking shop and probably starting on the large commission I got from a friend who's getting married this summer. I'm very thankful that I have Spring Break off because I will be using that entire week to get the items made. Busy, busy , busy! But you know what? It's creating more business for my biz and keeping me happy...I can't complain one bit!

I will be posting up some new pics of the new items as soon as I can so stay tuned!


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