Thursday, December 30, 2010
I played with some designs of what I could do with these hoops. I love these earrings, how simple they are but how they also look kind of fancy. I'm going to make several more pairs with all different gemstone beads
Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
On the menu for Christmas eve we have planned...
- The 23 pound turkey that I got from work for free (WOO FREE STUFF)
- Parmesan mashed potatoes
- Spinach puffs
- Garlic rolls
- Mixed Berry Pie
- Key Lime Cheesecake
- Sangria with fruit
Friday, December 17, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Here's our attempt at butterbeer
When we made it, we did cheat quite a bit. To me it seems that the first half of the recipe describes making butterscotch syrup. So I decided to try just buying some premade syrup. And we added a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. YUM!!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
And of course not long after Kara had to come over and join her. She just loves to bug Peanut.
Monday, December 6, 2010
But I finally did it, I bought some and so far the sales are still slowly trickling in, so maybe I didn't jinx myself afterall *crosses fingers*
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
In order to celebrate I've created a code just for my blog readers. Enter this code at checkout and you'll get 15% off! First person to use the code and let me know if it works or not also gets a free gift
here's the code: BLOGDISCOUNT
Monday, November 8, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Another thing I've been working on are these Iphone cases.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
First I had a great discount for vistaprint.com, so I ordered some new business cards with my own design
Most of my craft show inventory is not listed on my Etsy shop, but I'm slowly getting them all listed now. It's slow going since I'm only listing 3 or 4 items a day. I already have over 100 items! So keep an eye on my shop for lots and lots of new items over the next few weeks.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Overall the show was a blast. We took turns sitting at our table and walking around. There was a ton of foot traffic, and some really great costumes.
I made a good amount of money and we decided that overall we're done with shows but we're definately going to do THIS show again next year!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Look how funny she is when she's sleeping!
This is both cats watching a squirel on the balcony. We have a lot of them here and the girls love watching them
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This has actually been one of the trickiest things I've ever made with wire. I spent a lot of time first drawing out the design, figuring out a way to fit in the swirls and what to do in the center of it. Then forming the wire to match the drawing. Making the frame was quite frustrating. Keeping everything symetrical is not one of my strong points.
I wanted to do something different with gemstones. I was originally thinking of putting lots of tiny beads in all different collors all over the pendant, but as it came together there was so much going on in it already that I think just the one bead in the center was perfect. And don't you just love that shade of blue?
Monday, September 27, 2010
Overall it wasn't a horrible experience, but I don't think that I bring in enough money to justify the trouble. I made enough to cover the table, materials, dinner, and still have a good amount left over, but I didn't reach my goal.
The day was beautiful. The temperature was warm and there was a beautiful breeze all day. We were under a big tree so we had shade too. One thing I'm very happy about is that I have never had a rude customer. I've heard horror stories from other sellers about rude people and I'm very thankful that they've never come to my table.
After the show was over and we were home and relaxing and watching tv, we both remembered something very important. It was our wedding anniversary! Saturday was the 4th anniversary of our Las Vegas wedding, and we both forgot!
I will leave you with some earrings I just listed
Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This heart was really tricky. It involved making several identicle hearts in different colors, cutting them apart, sticking different colored pieces together and adding the teeny tiny little bits of black clay to form the stitches. It reminds me a lot of Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
It turned out to be pretty simple. I bought a bunch of these plastic shoe boxes at Walmart a while ago, for like $.5o I think. Well I took one, drilled a few small holes through the sides, fed some thick wire through and hung the earrings. The wires are low enough that I can still easily put the lid on. And I can just take the box, put it on a shelf in the closet, or put it in the car and go. I love it! Here's what it looked like before all the earrings were in it.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Here are some of the ones I've photographed so far
These incredibly beautiful amethyst beads. It kind of hurst to list them, I mean look how incredibly purple they are. But I never use these in my jewelry. At 6mm, they're really just too big for my taste.
I also came across a ton of these, in all different colors. They look like Swarovski bicones, but they're not. They're actually lucite, but I don't think you can tell the difference just by looking at them
I just know I have more things I can list. Now it's like a scavenger hunt through all my storage bins to see what I can list!