Friday, February 10, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
So it is Friday the 13th. We are nearly two weeks into the new year and I have already fallen off the resolution band wagon... 1. Be a more consistent blogger... Its been about a month since my last blog... No worries. I still say I can recover this one... 2. Lose weight... Did I remember to wrap up the gravy from dinner tonight? Can't let that go to waste! Where did I put those button extenders? Hmmm... I still have 11 1/2 months. Don't worry. I can catch up. 3. Make more stuff. Now this one is the one I get a gold star in. Well, at least a silver star.
I have been busy creating new jewelry. I am experimenting with precious metal clay. PMC silver is fun and rewarding to work with! I must start selling so I can buy more!!!
I have ordered business cards, purchased a domain and web hosting package, and set up an Etsy account. Now I just have to get it all up and running... Looks like I will be busy this weekend!
The beautiful red head in the photo is my niece. She is wearing a Simply Southern Whimsy original, turquoise and carnelian necklace. There are more pics to come, and I hope to have her model more for me soon.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
|Who knew Santa traded his reign deer for flying pigs?|
(Decorations outside Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge)
|My boys outside the Applewood Farmhouse Grill in Sevierville, Tennessee.|
|You know who, driving his "red-neck sleigh" outside the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.|
Sunday, December 4, 2011
For someone like me, with limited free time, the Holidays can prove to lessen the amount of free time for creating. Well, maybe not all creating. There are trees to put up and decorate. There are mantels, doors, and table tops to dress in Christmas finery. However, in my case at least, after a long day at work, checking home work, getting kids fed and dressed for bed, checking off items from my Christmas shopping list, wrapping, baking, Christmas parties, etc. I am amazed that I have ANY time left at all. Amazingly enough I do manage to find a few minutes here and there to do what I love. Don't be surprised to open a gift from me and find one of my creations made with love!
Monday, November 28, 2011
As if I didn't have enough going on in my work space, my husband brought me in some pieces of board that he had cut and thought would make good signs. Okay, so I did mention that I would like to try my hand at a few. Of course, due to my new Facebook addiction, I have run across several examples of really great signs and said "I think I could do that..." That is how it all starts. The serial idea thief in me starts scheming.
Not all of my stolen ideas turn into something I want to do on a regular basis. For one thing, I am incredibly impatient. Tedious prep work just drives me insane. This is the reason I took up and quit making fabric purses with only one completed and two more half completed. Who has time for all the measuring, pressing, pinning...? I just wanted to sew!
With sign making, my husband can cut the wood for me and then I can get straight to the business of painting, which I LOVE! I think this new hobby will stick. Well, if I can find time between blogging, Facebook, my full time job, making jewelry, being a mom... Wow, no wonder I am so exhausted!