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Monday, April 14, 2008

Longest Catch Up Blog Post Ever

Hello everyone! Finally, that storm system moved on at the end of last week and the migraine is gone and my vision restored. Thank goodness! Thank you so much everyone for your kind words of care and support and encouragement. I cannot tell you how much your sweet comments and emails meant to me! This is such a wonderful community and I am grateful for my bloggy friends each and every day!

Now, it's time to get cracking and get caught up! I have over a hundred blogs to visit and way more email to take care of. Oh, and let's not forget Saturday Market that opens in two weeks. Currently I will be standing there in front of an empty table, so it's time for this artist to get to work! Every power workshop session starts with this:There was an almond twist pastry too, but that didn't last long enough to photograph, but I assure you, it was delicious and a necessary part of kick-starting the day :) And you fellow Starbucks addicts might note the new color/labeling. Memo to Starbucks: if your sales figures are falling during these tight economic times, investing money on new retro labeling will not inspire me to buy more coffee - try new lower prices - *that* will get my attention.

Now suitable fueled, the workshop is churning with flower pin production:

Bird tile production: (Note: I just finished these at dawn, but the glaze on them needs about 1-2 weeks to cure after drying to get that old-fashioned vintage look.)

All this jewelry and pretty accessories, but I need some catchy display ideas too. How about vintage labels???? Perfect!! This is what you can do with 10 minutes at a high-quality color xerox machine and an hour of brain surgeon level hand-eye coordination cutting. They are looking good!!

Let's celebrate that I can work again! These are my new bird nest hair pins. How fine they look on those vintage labels! I will add one of these to any order placed starting now until they are gone. I have eight two zero left -- all the nest hair pins are gone now -- thank you for your orders!!!

Look what was incoming at the Jeweled Elegance workshop - this cool ACEO made entirely of polymer clay from DivaDea! She hosts these really interesting and creative Etsy song contests. I wasn't sure I had the concept down, but gave a guess and I won! Take a look at her site if you want a unique creative challenge.

Now, back to the grindstone! :)

23 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

Glad your doing better! Didnt we just have the best sunshine on Sat.!! Thanks for coming by. laurie

Alison Gibbs said...

Now you are feeling better you sure have been busy.
What cute birds nest pins
Alison

Jen said...

So glad you're feeling better! Seems like many people are trying to kick nasties this spring.

Love those bird tiles and the nest pins...! Great new stuff for the shop!

Anonymous said...

I finally was able to stop by and see your site. You truly are a gifted artist. It was wonderful meeting you on Saturday and I look forward to more to come. I will be stopping by more often to see your site. I have it bookmarked. :)

KV said...

Wow, talk about a whirlwind of activity! These goodies are wonderful. So glad you are feeling much better . . .


Kathy V in NM

DivaDea said...

Holy cow, you're working hard :) Thanks for the mention. The next song is up!

Mary Timme said...

Oh my gosh! You're cranking stuff out girl! Way to go!

Felicia said...

LOL @ "hour of brain surgeon level hand-eye coordination cutting"

Glad you're back in the swing of things :)

Crystal said...

wait wait wait...you mean your husband is OFFERING a house keeper and you are TURNING IT DOWN!!! Girl...we need to talk! Love your blog! I linked it to mine :)

decadentdiamond said...

Oh my! I didn't know what had happened, so read back. I'm so glad you're better now and those bird nest hair pins are so adorable!

Heather said...

Each time I go in your shop I can never decide on what to purchase!!! You are so talented. I'll have to think about it harder! hehe Glad you're feeling better!

Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

So glad to here your migraine has passed. I love those bird nest pins - they are fabby! And so are the bird tiles :~)

Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

So glad to here your migraine has passed. I love those bird nest pins - they are fabby! And so are the bird tiles :~)

Lola Enchanted said...

I am in love with the birds nest hair pins!!! So charming!~ Everyone should own atleast one!!!

Michelle said...

wow, you've been busy. glad to see that you have your groove back! last night when I was watching my 2 shows of the week in the dark, I was 1/2 enjoying the my shows and 1/2 thnking I should turn on the light and work on something too. but I ended up crashing on the couch sfter my shows.I guess I needed the sleep...

Diane said...

Yay for feeling better! I just wanted to say I love your blog! It is so pretty, colorful, and well-laid out. :o)

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm so glad you are doing better! Everything looks so pretty! I love those labels too!

Andrea - Under a Blue Moon said...

I love the labels. What a clever idea. Glad you are feeling better.

NeereAnDear said...

Loving all the new goodies.... I wish I was that quick with the creative side .... it takes me forever and a day to start and another week to finish the project...

Cute birds nest pins... they are darling!!

HUGS

JO

hoganfe said...

Love the bird tiles ! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
mary
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Gracie said...

I adore your bird tiles. They are soo beautiful! Can't wait to get mine for my mum.

I adore those bird nest hair pins as well. And those vintage labels. Oh my they are lovely. I'm loving it all =)

Great to have you back.

Monica Yvette said...

Aw! You were worried? I feel special. Puh-leeze make more of those bird nest pins. I really want one, and I'm sure I won't be the only one. Great lables- love, love, love!
Monica:)

Simply Me Art said...

Glad you are feeling better. Starbucks always helps. Your new Creations are lovely. I Love the Nest really beautiful.