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Friday, October 10, 2008

Market Pics!

The last day of the Saturday Market I sell at was a fantastic success!! These pics are a bit late being posted, but the family was really hit hard by that pesky virus and we are just now getting back on our feet. My husband is still pretty ill but the kids are fully recovered which is great news! Me? I'm really tired but almost fully recovered and should be back up running at full speed by early next week. Yeah! Because I have a TON of things I can't wait to get crackin' on in the studio for the holidays. So excited! Wait until you see!

Hand Tinted Vintage Engravings in Beautiful Hand Altered Picture FramesRemember the images from these posts?:
Hand Tinting an Engraving -- Marie Antoinette in Color
Hand Tinting an Engraving -- Further Explorations
Well, I bought a color printer!!! This is the first color printer I have ever had in my life and it is so exciting! And these are my first little efforts into printing. The printer came without an instruction manual, which is extremely annoying, because I'm sure the things I'm trying to do could be taught in about 10 minutes, but... I don't give up easily and am learning as I go. These framed pieces had a great debut at market and they went to a gallery the day after, so we'll see what happens!

Vintage Image Bamboo Tile Pendant Necklaces - Birds and NestsSome of my reproduction vintage image tile necklaces from market. "Dream Bold" sold quickly, but "Dream" with the nest image is still available ($24). I just love the whole line of these pendants!

Little Tweet Paintings - Handpainted on Wood with Button EyesThe Little Tweets have gone from 3D to 2D! I did these two mini-paintings on rough wood for some handcrafted cottage chic charm. I added real buttons for the eyes just like the real Little Tweets and drilled them so they can hang from a sweet lime ribbon. I really want them to sell as a pair, so they might be heading to the gallery too. Thinking, thinking .....

Oh, I also added a Little Tweet in red to my Etsy site! The listing is for one, but I had enough red fleece to make two. I'm thinking they would be super, super cute Christmas tree ornaments?Little Tweet - Ruby Red Sparrow

Sterling Silver Starfish Necklaces - Beach and Ocean ColorsThese are two Starfish Necklaces from market. I applied patinas by hand to the sterling starfish and then complimented them with various gemstones, beads and freshwater pearls. They turned out just fabulous! I called one "Sandy Starfish" and the other "Ocean Starfish" because of the colors the necklaces ended up. Hmm.. maybe I'm longing for a tropical vacation?? LOL! I'm going to try to get these added to one of my boutiques soon ($28 each). Still have a bunch of other things to catch up on first :)

That's all the news for now. I've got a bunch of correspondence waiting for me to answer and a pile of mail to go through still, but I still need a day or two more to rest so please bear with me!


Sugar Bear said...

I always love seeing all the sweetness!

Heather said...

I'm glad Market was such a success! Well-deserved!

Miss Sandy said...

Lovely pretties! I am glad you are all on the mend. Wishing you a sweet week!

KV said...

Heather -- what brand is that color printer? You should be able to go to that company's website and find all the info you need.

That said, there really is not much need for a manual -- just good graphics programs and your wonderful ingenuity!

Kathy V in NM

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Beautiful items. I especially liked your tutorial on tinting pictures. Thanks for the tips!


Gracie said...

I hope you are all feeling better and taking the time to rest well.
Well done on the market. You have got even more lovely items. The framed pictures are gorgeous! I love that you gave a tutorial on how to make them.

Eee! And I'm excited that I'm hoping to open my Etsy on Friday xox

Jude said...

Thank you for admiring my paintings at Etsy forum regarding "Does your blog bring sales?". What particular painting got your attention? The cat art or....? I love your work! Beautiful designs! Thanks and have a great day!


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