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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, 5 year old!

It's my small girl's birthday today! She's turning 5, and is very excited! My big girl is taking a cake decorating course right now, and has designed a very beautiful cake for her -- perfect for our little princess! Today is band day, so we're spending the day in town, but hopefully we can do some fun things with small girl to make her day feel special. Cousins are coming over tonight for cake and birthday supper. That's always good! This shot is of a very sleepy 4 1/2 year old -- gosh, I need to take some more pictures of my kids! She looks so much bigger now!

Happy Birthday Honey!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Yippee, sold a custom order yesterday morning! She convo'd me around 10:00 pm, I sat up until the wee hours making them so they could be in the mail the next day -- she wants them by the 12th! Yikes! My fingers are sore and I'm tired, but very thrilled to have made a nice sale!

(At least bending wire is keeping my fingers in shape for playing guitar! I'm definitely keeping my "guitar calluses" this way! It would be better if I was actually practicing, but ...)

Today is ballet. Gotta drive yet again, after spending the day in town yesterday doing band and running errands. And for some reason my pics won't load on my blog today, so I have nothing exciting to show you! I'm going to try to get a walk in this morning before all hell breaks loose around here -- which means hustling my butt right about now! Get me away from this computer!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BeaDoop, BeaDoop -- I just opened a new Etsy store!

So many art forms, so little time! I love to do so many things -- make jewelry, quilt, bake, cook Asian food (well, I'm learning!) etc etc etc ... how does one do it all, anyway??? In an attempt to keep my life in order, I'm diversifying ... well, sort of. I've opened another Etsy store for my Gemstone pendants and beads. I will be moving my current listings there over the next while. My new shop is BeaDoop, and you can find it here:

Monday, March 1, 2010

New EtsyScrap Challenge today! Cupcakes!!!

Got the post this morning on the EtsyScrap blog, our new challenge is anything to do with cupcakes! So, here's my offering:

(I like the idea of a challenge -- I was stagnating a wee bit here! It was good to get the "creative juices" flowing, start bending the wire again -- I haven't made anything new in awhile :)

Each Cupcake Embellishment measures nearly 3" tall X 2" wide. The "MMM!" piece is about 5 3/4" long and 7'8" tall, with the exclamation point piece standing about 1 1/2" high.

Cupcake #1* is a clip, hence the swirl. The other two should be stitched onto your page using a needle and invisible thread. I always tell people "It's painstaking and finicky, but the end product is worth it!"

The second Cupcake is simple, perfect to be dressed up with your choice of yummy paper and fiddly-bits.

This "I Heart You" Cupcake Embellishment is a little wider, about 2 3/8" X 3" high.

Oh, and I am very excited to note!!!: I have a follower! My very first one! Thank you autless!

*Time to play "What's the reference?" Remember this one?: "Buck buck number one, come in!"