Wednesday, September 30, 2009
No my new fonts aren't in yet sorry! Soon :O)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
So you'll have to settle for pictures of my finds These were my favorite charms I found! I love Mermaids and Fairies. The bee was just too perfect for my Queen bee necklaces and will pair perfectly with the new crowns I found.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I really wonder sometimes if my customers think I make this stuff up.
This one came back to my door step looking like this today.
I can't tell if they ran it over, or threw it in the cogs of some machine, but my favorite part is the stamp that says "Damaged in handling in the postal service, no contents in package", yet they taped over the many holes in the envelope!
This is why I buy the insurance!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Here's what to do...Go to Today's Mama, the link is below and follow the rules. Good Luck!!
This is contest entry for those crazy folks at TodaysMama and Cricut. Be sure to check out Cricut's cool new cartridges and the chance at $30,000 in travel for you and your friends at the Great Gypsy Escape site! http://bit.ly/FWcudGreat Escape Meme
1. If you could escape to anywhere in the world where would it be? ITALY!!!
2. What song do you play when you are by yourself in the car? The Show by Lenka
3. If you had a night to yourself, and money was no object, what would you do? I'd go out and get my hair done, buy a pretty new dress and new shoes and go take dancing lessons with my hubby!
4. What is your guilty pleasure? Carmel Sauce Latte YUM!
5. What is the farthest place you have traveled away from your home? The Yucatan Peninsula
6. Last book that you couldn't put down? Captivating
7. When you want to escape into another time, what movie do you watch? Pride and Prejudice
8. What is your favorite local escape? Oak Glen
9. How do you escape on a budget? Camp
Best food you've ever had while on vacation. Spicy Shrimp
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
My hubby was sitting at the computer desk with a big smile on his face. Surprise! Isn't he sweet!
The ring is just gorgeous! I've had it marked in my favorites on etsy for ages. It's from the amazingly talented Madeline who is the creative woman behind onegarnetgirl.
Checkout her shop....she's one of the featured designers for the 12 days of Christmas giveaway!
Thanks Madeline! :O)
Monday, September 14, 2009
I get giddy!
I was inspired to make this little necklace.
The flowers are soldered on the pendant and the names are the stems.
Isn't it sweet. You can find it HERE
Saturday, September 12, 2009
All orders placed up to September 1st have shipped out, plus any rush orders have shipped out.
I will be back on Sunday.
Have a great weekend!
Friday, September 11, 2009
But there is a Surprise....
I ordered the Learning Curve as well!
So in about 3 weeks you'll have a choice of Angelina Capital and lower case, Learning Curve lower case, tiny Bookman Old Style for my hand made bangles and eternity rings, plus the fonts I have already; the tiny script, papyrus and good ol' upper block.
I order Angelina and Learning Curve in the same size as Papyrus so they can be used on almost anything.
You can be sure that I will need some volunteers when they arrive!
Monica you are the winner of the gift card! I sent an e-mail :O)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So I'm asking you...day dream with me....because I am sooooo excited about this new line that will debut next month. I want to have it available tomorrow; it is taking all my self control to wait.
Now, you want to know why I have to wait and why I am making you wait with me.
Well picture it... In the 3 small circles, shiny bright colored gem stones! Your kiddies birthstones, real gem stones! Yippee! Are you even half as excited as I am?
At the end of the month I am heading out to the Gem convention to get the best deals I can on the little stones for this line. I have 5 other designs that will feature gem stones set in these tiny rings. I just have to impatiently wait till then to finish it.
Now you're probably smiling and nodding thinking what is she rambling on about?
Seriously they will be awesome! I promise.
Just had to share....Thanks for day dreaming with me :O)
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I think I just might have a new favorite...do I say that every time I make something new? Just shows I LOVE what I get to do every day!
I made these little pretties last night. The first one will be for the launch the second is a gift for an expectant mom.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I made this little bird last night and just had to share! You can expect to see more bird themed pieces as I have time to make them.
I hand drew her and the branch on thick sterling sheet metal, cut each out then soldered them to the hand made ring.
This pretty little birdie will be available on Ebay for the "Up up and away" launch with Berripop on Sept 15th.
If she doesn't sell there for the launch she will join the pretties in my etsy shop.
Monday, September 7, 2009
So here it is...Tell me your favorite. Please only vote for one. I plan to get the upper and lower case set so keep that in mind.
Leave a comment telling me your favorite. In 3 days I'll tally up the votes and pick one comment to win a $40 gift card to my shop!
Copy and paste the link into your browser to view the fonts.
Thanks so much!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
My hubby started back with his school last week...he's not quite back into the routine yet.
In addition to normal mommy duties I've been spending 7 + hours at the work bench after the kiddies go to bed to try to keep up with orders. Thank you so much to everyone who has been keeping my little shop so busy! You are a blessing to us!
With us all back to our crazy busy lives we decided to take the evening off and go out.
We took the kids out for frozen yogurt. They got to pick their flavors and toppings.
Then they got to run around the pavilion a bit to burn off some of the sugar from toppings like jelly bellies mixed with rainbow sprinkles and chocolate sauce and whip cream....and that was just Gabriel.
Some how Dad missed the 2 topping rule I had set down minutes before.
Meggie looks like she got caught doing something wrong...I wonder what she was thinking about doing? Maybe sampling sissy's yogurt when she wasn't looking!
Kaiya loved being my subject as I tested the different settings on my camera.
Happy Labor day!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I am narrowing the fonts down to 3 choices then I am going to post them for voting I'm hoping to get that started on Tuesday!
Crabapple won the charm send me an e-mail!
I'm still missing a winner.... Jessica...My 5 little monkeys. Jessica I sent a couple of e-mails but I haven't heard back yet, check your spam folder maybe, or e-mail me directly firstname.lastname@example.org
I need suggestions!
I have a new design that will be posted to ebay soon for the next boutique group launch I am doing with the talented ladies of Berripop.
It is an id style bracelet with a hand sawn butterfly on it. It's so cute I can't wait to finish it and get it listed.
Though I plan to recreate them so they can be personalized I want to stamp an inspirational word on this one.
I need something that would go with the butterfly.
Let me know what you think would be a good word for a young lady.
Friday, September 4, 2009
It is in Burbank on Dec 5th if you any where near the area or crazy enough to make the drive in...please ;) Come meet everyone, do some holiday shopping, and feel good by supporting Handmade and Handmaids :O)
To welcome me to the party Hip Handmaids is hosting a giveaway for my Itty Bitty two charm necklace.
Stop over HERE to check it out, say hi to Kate and enter to win!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
My closest girlfriend Monica is in the process of writing an essay on this for a writing contest. She's an amazing writer, published and everything! I think she'll win, I'm not biased at all ;)
It is funny how things present them selves in our lives.
Monica and I were able to spend an afternoon at New Port beach a couple of weeks ago.
We reminisced over high school memories...as she reminded me today we've know each other for almost 20 years now!
We talked about...
~When we knew we were a "grown up"
~When we took responsibility for our teenage stupidity and selfishness...Yes mom you did know what you were talking about. Imagine that!
~When we realized we could do what we loved as a grown up job. For her writing for me metalsmithing.
I'm not sure when I grew up, or if I'm even grown up yet. I don't think we ever stop growing up.
A few days later she found a call for entries in a writing contest. The topic...When did you know you were grown up!
I can't wait to read her essay, hopefully in the magazine!
He came back; spent some time hooking it up and fixing the computer...I love that he can fix things :O)
I gave him a big smooch as a thank you and sat down to answer e-mails and convo. I like to listen to my playlist or other playlists while I do this so I logged into blogger excited to have our computer working again and...silence.
No speakers on the new monitor! sniff.
Oh well I wasn't too discouraged. I saw this as an opportunity to open up my little bitty ipod I treated myself to.
Our first ipod. It was on sale for $40 at Target. It was apple green. It would serenade me while I hammered away at my workbench. Sweet sweet music! I heart music!
I hooked it up to the computer. I followed the instructions to upload the necessary software. I registered it. I went straight to iTunes with my little gift card ready to fill it with sweet music...
Over an hour later I wanted to cry! I kept trying to buy a song and it kept asking me to register, so I would go register again and try again to buy..."please register" GRRRRRRRRR
I gave up.
Determined to have some music to listen to while I work I broke it out again. I registered. I entered my gift card info and Sweet Bliss it let me buy a song! Whooo Hooo!
I purchased 20 of my favorites. I disconnected the usb cable and plugged in the earphones and ...NOTHING!
The songs are on my computer but not my ipod. How the heck can I get them on there. I can't find anything that says download or upload to ipod. SIGH. I give up again for the day. Too much work to do.
Am I alone or does anyone else have this problem?
On a happier note...This simple beauty debuted last night. See her HERE
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I'm going to chose my favorite three...that are free fonts, if they are copy righted I can't use them with out paying extra fees.
Once I choose my favorite 3 I'll post them and ask all you wonderful ladies...and gentlemen to vote.
The one with the most votes will head out to the steel shop for the custom set!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
So I'm looking for suggestions. Do you have a favorite font? Love the traditional script font looking for something a bit more funky.
Let me know!
I will choose a random winner from the comments left for ONE Sterling silver capped crystal.
You can have it personalized with a word or name!
Thanks for your suggestions!