Sunday, June 7, 2009

Four Leaf Clovers

Hi there everybody!

Just a quick update.

As most of you know, I am one of those people that find four leaf clovers all the time. I don't have to be looking. I guess I can just recognize a difference in the patterns easier than most.
I find them to be lucky because the artistic side of my brain believes in magical things.
I know, I know, the analytical side of my brain does know that four leaf clovers are just a genetic mutation in the plant. Give me my fantasies people!
Anyway, as you see above, I will be making the ones I find this summer into pendants.
I should have them up on my Etsy shop in about a month or so.

Today I will be at the First Sunday Craft Fair in Pittsboro, NC again.
Would love to see you like always!


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Big Strange Mushroom!

I just wanted to share with you a picture of this giant mushroom that is growing out in my yard. It's bigger than a dinner plate and getting bigger every day.
This grew in three days.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Haw River Festival Pictures

I just wanted to share with you a couple pictures from the Haw River Festival today.
It was so nice. There were alot a great bands and a dance troup too. They had story telling for the kids which was cool and a bunch of great crafts for sale.

Etsy Shop on Vacation

Just wanted to let you know the reason you see the big white box on the right.
While I'm at the Haw River Festival today May 9th, I have put my Etsy on vacation until I'm back.
It will be back up around 9 pm tonight.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Haw River Festival

Good Day Everyone!

On Saturday May 9th I will be down by the river at the Haw River Festival!

I have attached a link below.
They are going to have several bands and a bunch of activities for kids too.
I am going to be there selling my necklaces but I'm really going just to get out of the house and spend a nice day listening to local music and chilling out by the river.

Hope to see you there!
The entry fee is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. It's just a suggested donation.
The money goes to help protect the Haw River and Jordan Lake (North Carolina).

As always, have a great weekend!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

I'm at Pittsboro First Sunday Craft Show today May 3rd.
That is why my Etsy shop on the right looks like a big blank white box.

I will be home around 5pm or so tonight.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pittsboro First Sunday - May 3rd

I just wanted to share a picture of my front yard. It has been beautiful here in North Carolina!
Yesterday I had a black and blue butterfly land on my hand and stay there for 20 mins.
This is my first Spring not living in an apartment and I am loving every bit of it!

I wanted to remind everyone that I will be at the handmade craft show in Pittsboro this weekend. It's called First Sunday and it's on May 3rd from 12:00 to 4:00!

See you there!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lesson Learned

I spent a long day yesterday at the Raleigh Flea Market.

Lesson : Choose your venue wisely!

I was told by a number of local people that the Raleigh Flea Market would be a great place for me to sell my pendants. I decided to go there and see how it would work out. I have never been there before just to shop around so I really had no idea what kinda stuff was being sold and at what prices ranges.
That was a big mistake!
In the future I will definitely go to a venue first as a shopper before getting up at 4:00 am to be able to be a vendor. The customers were not looking for hand made unique items at all. They were all looking for something dirt cheep. I can understand that, but after all the hard work making something, I wasn't ready to lower my prices. I did get some nice comments and I made sure a bunch of people took my card but I had ZERO sales. That is disappointing after working so hard all day.
The booth wasn't too expensive so the financial loss wasn't that bad but in the future I am going to make sure that the venues I choose are the perfect fit for me.

On a good note:
I think all the cards did do me some good! I had more visitors to my Etsy yesterday than normal.

Have a great week!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Raleigh Flea Market

Hi there peoples!

I will be at the Raleigh Flea Market today selling my jewelry.
I have put my Etsy shop on vacation mode just for today. That's why you probably see a big white empty square on the right side of my page.
Sorry about that.
I will be back tonight around 9:00 pm eastern time.

Have a great Saturday!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Garden and Etsy stock

I have been very busy the past couple of weeks. As many of you know, I was laid off from my job almost two months ago now and I have been trying to create as much as I can during this rare time without work.
I planted a garden last week and just this morning the lettuce is peaking through the soil. YEA! The two tomato plants that you see I bought from a local farmer. They were already started so I can have some early tomatoes. One plant already has a tomato! The big pole that you see in the picture above is going to be a pea tee pee. I have planted peas around the bottom and then I'm going to run string to the top of the pole so they have something to climb on.
I will post pictures through out the summer as the garden grows.
I have planted string beans, cucumbers, green peppers, red peppers, lettuce, broccoli, peas, onions, basil, and tomatoes.

Art Update:
I was speaking with people on
Etsy this past week regarding how much stock I should carry in my shop. They convinced me that the more the better, so I have been working like crazy to get a bunch of pendants made. I am putting the resin coating on today, as you can see in the picture above. I will start posting them in my shop a couple per day starting the end of the week.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Jewelry has Arrived!

Picture of me working on the resin coating process.
Here is one of my favorites.

Hi everybody! I have been working on the designs and process to make these necklaces for about a month now.
This necklace is made on a piece of hardened leather, with hand painting and a pen and ink design. Then when all of the extra hand painting is finished on the surface, I coat the front in resin for a durable and glistening finish.
Please check out the link on the right side of the page.
I have a many colors and designs posted on Etsy.

So, I went to my old job yesterday to throw ideas off of them and get some constructive criticism. I got some really helpful input which is just great when you make something new.
They also surprised me by buying a total of 6 of them from me.
Thanks Guys! You really made my day.

I will be getting a table in Pittsboro the first Sunday in May so if you are local and can swing by I would love to see you!


Monday, March 23, 2009

Jewelry coming soon!


I just wanted to update you on a new project that I have started. I am working a new line of jewelry items! For about two weeks now I have been working on designs and making prototypes. There is a lot of trial and error with technique and paint types but I am making a mess and having fun.

Pictures of the final product will be coming soon.

As soon as I plan my first show for Spring I will post it here.
Tentatively May 3rd in Pittsboro, NC


Saturday, January 31, 2009

My snowman

Hi There! I know I haven't posted in a while. Sorry about that.
We had a freak snowstorm here in North Carolina. We got about 6 -7 inches.
That is a lot for here. I made the snowman that you see above and just had a great time. As far as the other crafting and creation process, it's still slow going since the move. I just finished organizing my craft room today. I have a few ideas mulling around in my head so something will happen soon. I just want to go buy tons of craft supplies to be inspired by.
That's one of my favorite things to do.

See you soon! Only 6 more weeks till Spring!
Happy Groundhog Day!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

The New Front Yard

Here are a couple pictures of my new front yard.