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Friday, June 06, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy!

My family and I had a fantastic visit with my mother last week! Look at the bright and cheery sunflowers she bought me while she was here. Aren't they fantastic?! Oh look! You can even see our new pumpkin walls behind them in this photo if you look closely :)
Do you remember the custom order I was working on last week just before my mother arrived? It turned out fabulous!!! Even more beautiful than I had dreamed!! I do quite a few custom orders, usually based on existing designs (this one has the natural brass and matched an existing earring set), but for some reason I never really share too many of them here. But this one was too gorgeous not to share! Can't get over how those faceted beads shine and sparkle!

I have sold a *ton* at Saturday Market this year. So much that I need to get some new lines under production pronto. I was working on making some flower hair pins last night. This is a shot of my worktable at around 2:00 am. I stitched them with wire, not thread and they didn't gather quite the way I had hoped. I don't know ....... are they cool???? Should I make more?????I distressed the fabric edges gently so they would have a soft, casual feel. A tiny freshwater pearl is stitched into the center. Maybe I'll take them to market tomorrow and see what people think of them?
For those of you who have wondered at the free bird's nest hairpin in your Jeweled Elegance package even after the freebie giveaway was over ...... those hairpins ended up being so insanely popular that I made a second batch to ship with orders. But.... they are really all gone now! Seriously! I will probably bring them back at holiday time, but they are all sold out/given away for now. Thank you so much for your orders and I hope you all enjoy those little nest hairpins!

I'm trying to get together a tutorial or a giveaway or a virtual swap or something else fun for next week. Stay tuned!

24 comments:

jkziel said...

So great minds--I'm playing with a fabric flower similar to your bobby pins!

I love sunflowers by the way!

Alison Gibbs said...

How wonderful that you all had a fun visit from your Mom.
Love that jewellery. Fabulous photo of it.
Alison

Sugar Bear said...

Lovely and cheerful sunflowers - happy to hear you had a great visit with Mom. The necklace is gorgeous! Fabulous job.
Karla

dollybelle said...

Beautiful blog! I love your jewelry!
xoxo
Dollybelle

The Rose Room said...

Love your pumpkin walls, they are so warm looking, it was worth all the angst!!! Don't you just love sunflowers,such happy flowers. I like the turn your jewellery is taking and the flower pin is so cute:) Staying tuned for what you have up your sleeve . . . Rachaelxo

Lori said...

i think your flower hair pins are sweet!!! i love the slightly tattered look to the edges...the custom piece you made is SO gorgeous!!!

Americana Market said...

Love the necklace and the hairpins are so cute. I'd like to see what a smaller version of the pins look like. Congrats on your sales!
Monica- (posting from a new blog)

bluemuf said...

Your custom necklace is gorgeous. and I really like the flower pins.

Karen

KV said...

Ooooh -- I love that necklace! I tagged you, Heather, in the meme that is currently circulating on the BJP. Go to http://artfulmuse.blogspot.com/ to read all about it.


Kathy V in NM

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That necklace is fabulous and the hair clip is so cute. Love the fabric.

:-) Rosie

SilverBell Cottage said...

So pretty, the flowers, the wall colors...have a lovely week.
Alexandra

Heather said...

I'm so glad you had a good time with your mom! That necklace really is wonderful! I've got to go have a look at your etsy - today I deserve a treat!

Waterrose said...

The hairpins are lovely. Thought I was going to have to read for a while to catch up on your blog...but looks like you have been busy too! I'll be back to see what fun you have up your sleeve!

Punky N Munky said...

Beautiful items!

Simply Sentimental said...

I love those sunflowers-so bright and cheery...

Zizi said...

I love your flower hair pins! That pearl is a sweet touch!

Miss Sandy said...

ARGH!! No I am not making a pirate noise, just missing out on a stunning necklace below! The one-of-a kind asymmetrical brass sparrow necklace! Heather, it is stunning! I'm off to check out your shop!

Gracie said...

OOhh that is beautiful!! I love those flower pins and that necklace. I say make more of those flower pins definitely.

I like the sunflowers as well. They're so bright and cheery looking.

Ohh and where do you get your wonderful vintage images and texts from?? I adore them!

And another random comment....I found this cute kids book for making paper dresses. They come with embellishments and paper and different designs. I'm hoping to get it to play around with it =)

Natasha Burns said...

Beautiful sunflowers, lucky you!!! Yes those flower hair pins are wonderful! love the distressed edges, definitely gives a gorgeous casual feel

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Heather! Your necklace is wonderful! I just love it! Just stopping by, too, to tell you Jessica has had Kellan..the darling little preemie! Go to see him on my blog. I keep looking at my Paper Dresses pile, and will get that out to you in the next week or so...I've been tied up!! LOL You're doing great shop things, Heather.
Hugs, deb

Nerissa said...

Heather ~ That special order is a stunner! I'd LOVE to receive that as a special order. I like the flower pins too. I think you have another hit!
Have a great market this weekend!
Nerissa

A Fanciful Twist said...

I looove that piece!! Those faceted gems!!!! You are up to pure 100% wonderfulness!!!

ara133photography said...

Thank you so much for the Vicky Bliss tip! I had read the Egyptology novels before (as soon as I found out she was also Barbara Michaels I started going through her books well, haha!), but I hadn't tried the Vicky Bliss books yet!! Thank you!!! :)

That necklace is beautiful, as is your pumpkin wall :)

Lola Enchanted said...

OH lovely sunflowers! I'm glad to hear you had a good time!!!!