Sunday, November 25, 2007

Okay I have been so busy, but isn't everyone. I have had quite a lot of orders from the holiday shoppers. I am finally caught up. I have been doing lots of cheerleading and I even made some bows for another cheerleading team where my daughter does gymnastics. This picture of my mom, sister, and my daughter is from last Sunday's competition where our girls won first place. I was beyond thrilled for them. It was a tough competition, but Yeah for the Lindenboro Chargers. We have our last competition for the season this coming Sunday. It is going to be a crazy week. We are hosting and there is lots of work to be done. I will be closing my etsy store and my website on December 12th until the first of the year. We are going to Disney and to visit our family for Christmas. We are beyond excited. Oh we saw Enchanted last night, it was such a cute movie. Disney has such a wonderful way of expressing that dreams do come true.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Are you ready for this?

Okay, it is Halloween, right? Well I have never went to Halloween party. I am not particular fond of dressing up. My husband has went out with his sister before we met. Anyway my sister was havng a Hallowwen party and we wanted to go. We were trying to think of something we could be that was simple and not really expensive. We are going to Disney soon, so we are saving our money. Well we were searching the internet for costumes and I jumped up and said Oh I have an idea, and that was before I did see their actual costumes. We can be Dog the bounty hunter and his wife, Beth. I was so excited, and I think because it was easy for me. I did make myself a pendant that said I love Dog teh bounty Humter. LOL! I bought my husband a wig and he did not feel like the Dog when wearing it. So he went out with the kids to get some supplies for his costume including a new wig. He did really good. It was funny at one point I was like you know you do not have to look exactly like him. We were excited to go and everyone got a kick out of it at the party. We are supposed to go to a party with my sister in law this Friday. I borrrowed a part of my sister's costume for this upcoming party. It is a huge chest to put under my shirt. It is ridiculous, but have you seen the show. Beth is very large up top. So maybe with us both looking in character we will win a prize. I will keep you posted.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What have I been doing lately?

I have been making bows. You might think well that is not so bad, but boy there are alot of steps. Actually I should be making some right now. It is Tuesday and I need all 42 bows complete by Saturday for Sunday's cheerleading competition. I like how they turned out. It is for my daughter's cheerleading team. The coach wanted sparkly bows and I have seen this type of sequin bow, but I assumed it was ribbon. Well, it is not. I searched for a long time with no luck finding any sequin ribbon. I contacted a nice seller on ebay asking to buy some ribbon and she kindly told me it is fabric. I am not sure how others make these bows, but I cut the fabric and used some fusible tape to iron it on from the back. I fold them, sew them in the middle, tie piece of ribbon with a pony, and cut the ends. See I told there is alot of steps. I am glad I can help do the bows, but it just seems like there is never enough time. I received alot of jewelry orders over the weekend so they come first. Thankfully I have had some with bow making process. My older daughter cut all the fabric strips. I ironed half and my sister is coming tomorrow to iron some more, while I make some more bows. Hopefully I will have time to make some new jewelry items this week. I got some new supplies and I am excited to get started on a new idea.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Thank God for friends like Charlotte.

Okay will you look at this beautiful appointment bag and tissue holder I received from my friend, Charlotte. She let me pick out some fabric and she designed it. She also included this awesome tissue holder. You must check out her STORE on Etsy. I really adore it! It is made so perfectly, inside and out. She is truly talented. I spent tons of money on another bag and it is a dollar store item compared to hers. Thank you Thank you Thank you I really appreciate it and I will treasure it forever. It fits nicely and looks great inside my brown purse.
So I really do want to thank God for friends like Charlotte. You meet alot of people in your life, but it is not often you meet a true friend. I cherish all of our conversations and our present exchanges. Our frienship in a verse. Romans 1:12 NLT When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.

Monday, October 8, 2007

I am sharing a photo of my new handstamped ring. I have tried very hard to perfect the technique and I wanted to be able to recreate this for custom orders. I think I have it down and I will be able to offer this soon online in custom sizes and custom text.
Gosh, has it been that long time since I posted to my blog. I can't believe how fast time goes by. October is one of my busiest months. I had an awesome craft show which is great, but I sold most of my inventory. I usually do not schedule a show back to back, but I had one the next week. I have been working hard to replenish my stock with a few orders coming in at the same time. I have been very busy to the say the least with cheerleading, my one day a week work, family, and jewelry making. I am also going away this coming weekend with my ladies group in church. I donate some jewelry gifts and I also set up my jewelry display. It is a wonderful time of fellowship. Although I do not like leaving my family especially my husband. I do usually panick a little as it gets closer, but I seem to be really calm this year. I will take my camera this year so I can post some pictures. Well I better get to my orders from Saturday's show. I really enjoy making the custom handstamped charms for necklaces and bracelets.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Okay, so do not laugh. I know you might be thinking why would I make this bracelet. Well, it just so happens there are lots of High School Musical fans out there and they just might be looking for this special bracelet. I belong to a group of ladies on Ebay called the Lil Peas and some of the talented designers made some cool HSM clothes for all those girls who love it. I listed a I heart Troy matching bracelet. Thanks for letting me share. Also my girls really liked it and are begging for me to make them one. So if you have HSM fan you might want to check it out.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Custom Orders

I love doing custom orders. This was a request for the new name charms necklace, but with added birth month crystals. I hope she likes it.

I also just finished doing a custom photo pendant of little boy who just passed away from leukemia. It was a gift for the mother. I have done memory photo charms before, but this little boy really touched me today. It made me think of my own life and wanting to remember to cherish the people in it. God is always there for me and I pray for Him to be with that family.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

It is almost Christmas time. Well not really but we sure are excited. We went to Walt Disney World right before Christmas last year and stayed for a week. Our package included 7 days 6 nights in a value resort, park hopper, and the most loved dining plan. We had so much fun, and our favorite was the Hoop de doo musical revue. After our stay we visited my husband's parents in Florida for a week. It was a wonderful holiday. This year we are doing it again. Disney makes it very affordable. We also do not have the extra Christmas present expense for the kids, because Disney is their present. This year my sil and her family are going to Disney, too! They arrive a few days after us so we look forward to spending some magical moments together. We will still spend the next week or so with my in laws and we so look forward to wonderful holiday. We only get to see them once a year, so visiting during Christmas time makes it extra special.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

New Jewelry Photos

Well, it is a busy day here with 2 football games that we our attending with our girls for cheerleading, but I had to come and share my new photos. Well, I met a wonderful photographer. Her name is Rebecca and she is just so very talented and sweet. She had inquired about some custom photo pendants and I just had to ask her if she would take some photos of my jewelry. Well she said yes and I am so very thankful. I do not know the etiquette for blogging so I am going to see if I can post her website just in case someone would like to work with her. I love blogging already. I knew I would, but is anyone going to care to read it. LOL!

Friday, September 21, 2007

First Blog Posting

Well, this was a couple of weeks ago, but I felt like I needed to start out with a picture. This was the first day of school for our two girls. They are getting so big. I can hardly believe it. They were both really excited and their only disappointment was that it was only a half day. LOL! Do you remember when you could not wait to do something like go to school, work, or do the dishes. Well here is to first days of school and always enjoying them.