Friday, December 23, 2011

A Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night

I wanted to say Merry Christmas to you now while I have a quick second.  My dear trusty computer died today quite unexpectedly.  Luckily I am blessed to be married to an IT guy who got me up and running again with a new computer.  He will kick me off soon because he knows I worry.  Can access my old files? My pictures? My Photoshop?? 

Thank you all so much for following along with me for another year!!  I really have no idea where I am heading, no grand plan for the upcoming year...but that's ok...we will just take it as it comes.

Be safe, Be well, Be happy.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Ideas like seeds sprout and grow in their own time, then before you know it you're working on a project that you think has nothing to do with Christmas preparations.

Back in November, while at our scrapbook weekend,  I coerced Debbie into a walk with the intention of picking up bunches of little acorn caps(Isn't she is a good sport!). We collected quite a few and my mind swirled with visions of colorful polymer clay acorns using real caps. Those caps sat in the bag, and sat, and sat.

Now here it is the end of December.  I'm in the middle of shopping, wrapping, cookie baking and such, but the last two evening I have lost myself into figuring out the best way form perfectly imperfect colorful little acorns charms...why now??

Then last night, around 9:30, it dawns on me...I forgot all about teacher gifts (today was the last day of school before break).  I made a batch of acorns in school colors and added them to some chain to make necklaces...done!


Friday, December 16, 2011

A time to give

(Interstellar Pyramid- by Sparrow Salvage- one of my first ever Etsy purchases)

The news is spreading about dear Sparrow Salvage.  A tragic car accident took her mothers life and left Sparrow in the hospital recovering for weeks.  Fanciful Devices has started the Sparrow Fund to help, your donation will also enter you into a giveaway for one of her amazing necklaces.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Getting back in the groove

Back into the groove of listing items onto Etsy. I made new pieces for the craft show last weekend, brought home the unsold items and they sat in a box for days..tsk, tsk.

New little assemblage pendants made from polymer faces and old keys .

Victorian cones made from old french postcards.
Each one is filled with theme and a magical fairy.

Listing on Etsy has actually become much easier, I'm happy to say. For me the delay comes from setting up the camera and then photo editing. I am almost always happy with the end result but it is the time it takes that seems to frustrate me to the point of inaction.

Today was a good day!
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Spreading Joy

A couple weeks back I was a lucky winner from Katie's blog *explanation required, I was able to get 25 free photo cards from Shutterfly. It was hard to many choices..but this is the result!

Thanks Katie!!

Stationery card
View the entire collection of cards.

Monday, December 5, 2011

This post is sponsored by Barb

Barb, Bless her heart, joined me for a couple hours at the Holiday Craft Sale in Oakley. She is such great company and so resourceful...she brought a camera and snapped shots of the day.

Read all about it here:

Thanks Barb!!!

I am trying to finish up local custom orders, then I need to re-open the Etsy shop and get some new listings out there.