Thursday, September 25, 2008

Welcome to the world!!

I would like to introduce my new Granddaughter Alexis Cailyn McAmis she is one week old today. We are so happy to say she is healthy and very alert and seems to be good natured. She has such a serous little face.
Her big brother was not to excited about her but he is starting to warm up to her a little bit. He is only 2 and we have all made him the center of our worlds so it must be hard for him to share us with her.
My daughter in Law has had such easy labor and deliveries, I am so happy for her. She is a strong woman and has worked up until the day of delivery with both kids; wow. She is a very loving Mother. My Son will be crazy this first time she gets a call from a boy. He is a very protective Daddy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Crazy for crystals

I really like the sparkle of things made with crystal beads.

The watch is made with peacock and silver crystals they are very lively in the sunlight.

The black and white bracelet is made with jet and aurora clear crystals. This is a very bold elegant bracelet.

The last bracelet is a pairing of round amethyst gemstone beads and green/silver crystals . I think the purple and light greed beads goes well together.

I made a couple of pairs of crystal earrings yesterday. It was a sparkling day on my worktable.

I have been making a lot of new things because I am getting prepared for my first show of the season.

I will be at
The Rosedale Indiana Civic Center
October 10-20 2008
For the 51st annual
Parke County Covered Bridge Festival

So if you plan on being in Central Indiana come and see me......

This is a great 10 day festival that covers the whole county and is a great time with lots to see.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Night Sale

Every Saturday night on Etsy a group of us have a Saturday Night Sale. Its a fun way to shop.
Here is my sale...

Buy 3 bars get 1 FREE
It's a great way to get stocked up and combine shipping......

15% off any order over $20.00
I have a lot of new things in my shop that would be great for gifts.

It's a good time to start getting your Christmas shopping started, there are so many talented artists on Etsy waiting to be discovered.

Gift sets

With the fall craft show season starting I have been adding a lot of new things to my inventory and one of the new things I have added are gift sets.
I have been making candle sets and some soap sets.
I enjoy crocheting but can't do big projects anymore because it makes my hand hurt so making these wash cloths and soap savor bags were a way to enjoying crocheting on a smaller scale.
I like the 100%cotton your for making wash cloths because the more they are washed the softer they get and they last a good ling time. I think these little sets will make good gifts and stocking stuffers they are inexpensive little luxuries.
The tan set is Gingermilk shea butter soap...I love this scent it is a warm rich scent
The green set is Bamboo Zen Tea Shea Butter scent.... Nice spa type scent
The pink set is Sweep Pea Shea butter Soap with a soap savor bag.....This is a BBW type scent.
I have also been making more bracelets. The beads I used in this one are so awesome in real life. I was surprised how much I love these beads together because they are not my usual color pallet. It tells me I need to work out side of my normal colors more often. I like this one so much I am making one for my personal collection.
I would be interested if people are interested in the gift sets.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bead weaving with crystals

I love sparkling crystals they are so pretty . I like using them in bracelets because as you move your wrist they catch the light in the facets.

I made these 3 bracelets yesterday with some beads I picked up at a bead show. I like them all but my favorite one is the blue green one the beads are so pretty with hints of pink and violet in the blue ones. The Blue and silver one is very pretty to and the photos don't do the beads justice. they look black but really they are a peacock iridescent iris blue.

I have big wrists so I make most of my bracelets to fit other plus size women, I know how hard it is to find pretty bracelets when you have big wrists. I am going to post these later today in my Etsy and Dawanda shops.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Candles are fun

I have been enjoying making new candles and holders.
The rose one has a English Rose candle in it.
The tropical one has a White Tea and Ginger candle in it. Check out the cute little frog made by my friend Moe.
The purple candle is Victorian Vanilla scented.
The blue set is Fresh Linen scent.
I love being able to combine polymer clay with my other crafts.

I have 2 SALES in my shops
In the soap shop I am running a Buy 3 bars and get the 4th free. It's a good way to stock up.

In my gift shop I am running a BOGO
Buy 2 pieces from the Holiday section and get a third one free..
this sale runs through the 10th.

A fun family day!

My Grandson Brenden is in love with trains. He has so many Thomas the Train things and they are some of his favorite things to play with. So we surprised his with a train trip.

My Daughter in law is ready to have our new Granddaughter any day so this was our last chance to give him a day that was all about him before his baby sister gets here.

We found a great railroad museum in French Lick Indiana which is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from where we live. They have a bunch of old trains and they have a 20 mile trip on one of the old trains. Brenden was so excited to see all the real trains and was really happy when we told him we were going to ride it. He was having such a good time enjoying the ride he didn't even notice it was 2 hours long. He is only 2 years old and I can't believe how good he was. He was content to set in a seat with one of us and look out the window. We had a great day together.