Monday, November 29, 2010

Last Day!

Today is the last day to get 10% off in my Etsy shop(coupon code THANKS2010) or free shipping in my Artfire studio(YEAH2010). Enjoy!

In other news, I'm still workin' away. Lots of gluing and sewing and concocting in the lab these days. I managed to get a few minutes to check out the Eureka Inn's Christmas Tree Decorating party. It was so good to see the Inn up and running again, especially with so many people out to celebrate it's return. Ciaran and his cousin Iszy brought a couple of ornaments to help decorate it's beautiful tree. I don't know about anyone else, but it sure helped to get me excited about the holidays!

The egg is also busy growing and growing. It looks like it is a fertile one! I am so happy about that! I just hope all goes well and we have a new little shelled wonder to welcome into the world. Keep your fingers crossed and let's think happy thoughts for the little egg!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I just wanted to post a little note to let you all know that I have two sales going on in my shops for the holiday weekend. Starting on Friday the 26th( my lovely sister's birthday!) I will be offering 10% off of all items in my Etsy shop and free shipping in my Artfire shop. Both sales will go through Monday the 29th at midnight. Have fun and I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The newest of the new all ready for new homes! These ones are all in my Etsy shop, I am listing a few new pieces on Artfire later today. I am moving right along. I have a few more round coin pouches to put together and I will be working on those along with my custom orders this week. My custom orders should be fun and I would tell you more but they are both Christmas gifts so I can't spill the beans quite yet!

Not much else is going on right now other than the overwhelming feeling of needing to be outside! I think all the time spent this past meanwhile of being inside so much has made me want to get out and stomp around rain or shine! Now that Ciaran has a rain coat, there is no stopping us! Well, I guess soggy, cold feet are about the only thing. So in between adventures in sewing and listing things in my shops, I will be trying to get the kidlets out as much as I possibly can. Back to the days of long, long walks, playing at the park, and stops for cookies and coffee along the way. Yay!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eggs and Other Things

Imogene the tortoise laid an egg the other day. I have been so busy making up an incubator for the little eggie-poo so it may possibly hatch. (I'll post a pic as soon as the temperature inside the incubator regulates so you all can see it.)

So now that the incubator is all set up and the egg is safely nestled inside, I can move on back to sewing and getting my shops stocked up. I should have a whole bunch of billfolds ready by the end of the day and hopefully two or three round coin pouches too. If all goes well, I'll be finished with everything that is in limbo by the end of the week!

I also have a couple of custom orders to finish and I am signing up for a craft fair in mid December so I can reach my goal of at least doing one fair this year. All in all, I am working hard and having fun at the same time. The way it should be I guess, I can't complain at all!

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Friends

I've added a few new pieces to my Artfire and Etsy shops and I will have a whole bunch more to add in the coming days. The next round will be round coin pouches, billfolds, and bookmarks. Then hopefully after that, I will get to make a few wristlets and cuffs. It all depends on the lovely and wild twosome that I share my home with. They have a way of keeping me sane and driving me crazy at the same time. Anyways, thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Old Friends

I have been going through some of my inventory from craft fairs gone by and I found these guys hiding at the bottom of a box of my handmade copper ornaments. I forgot all about my love affair with hair sticks. I made so many of these a few years back that my hands and arms and fingertips were sore for a week straight! I think I may be listing a few of them here and there as well as some of my ornaments and pendants. I feel the need to find my old friends new homes so they aren't just sitting around waiting for the next craft show to show off their sparkly little selves.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Additions

A couple of new things here to share. Two of my newer wallets which are now listed in my Etsy shop. I am still working on getting some round coin pouches done without pulling my hair out! It's getting the zipper to fit right and look right in the little boogers which is taking so much time. So I decided to take a break from them and start this week with some bookmarks . Those are easy and fun to make. You should be seeing them soon in both my shops. Beyond that I have some billfolds, card wallets, and some fancy little wristlet/pouch dealies to put together. I hope all will be finished and listed by serious holiday shoppin' time. Wish me luck!:)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

So Halloween was a hot crazy blast this year. Last year's super mellow day of festivities and mourning (RIP Mac) were shot to heck this year with the addition of a one year old and my six year old niece. Miss Iszabow helped to get things started on Saturday with a pre-spooky day sleep over.

Most of the day Sunday was spent with me in the kitchen making and baking. I made everyone chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast with homemade whipped cream and more chocolate chips for topping. Everyone gladly ate theirs except for Ciaran who we actually had to force to take one bite! He did try them and seemed pretty pleased that he did.( PICKY EATER!)

We ended up at the plaza for Trick or Treat time and had a blast! We had my sister and darling nephew join us for the fun. It is such a great feeling to be out in the community with so many people having fun and dressed up in some very creative costumes.

Then we headed back home for a night of pumpkin soup, homemade bread, Jack O' Lanterns, homemade hot apple cider, spooky movies and paranormal shows, and the promise of a little bit of sleep for me.( I had been up for three nights in a row with Ed, I was a little grumpy by the end of the evening to say the least!)

And that was it! A wonderful, joyful experience once again! Halloween just keeps getting better and better. I even made the promise that I would dress up next year. I just hope I can follow through!

Now back to the secret lab for some leathery goodness!