Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

It seems as if people have very definite opinions about Halloween…they like or dislike it.  Which side of the fence are you on?

I really enjoy Halloween, and now with 2 little kids in my life I enjoy it more.  One of the main reasons I enjoy Halloween is because it is my Birthday in a few days.  But I also just enjoy the creative aspect of the holiday….the daydreaming about what to dress up as, the decorating, the pumpkin carving. 

I am proud to say that my oldest son, James (5), has been really showing signs of great creativity this Halloween season.  I let him be in charge of all the decorating and he had a blast…I cannot wait to see what he will come up with in years to come as his skills develop!  One of the items he came up with is a fun pumpkin to enter into the pumpkin decorating contest at his school.  The rules are no cutting, no carving and no electronics, and yes a pumpkin or gourde must be the feature element.  So immediately James knew what he wanted…a “peek-a-boo” pumpkin!  

So here I present to you, our “Peek-a-boo” pumpkin for the pumpkin decorating contest!  Not too shabby for a kindergartener, but I am a bit biased of course.





PS…Don’t forget that on Nov. 2 I will be drawing 5 lucky winners who will each receive a copper ring in honor of my 500 sale on Etsy!  Check out the Blog Post to see how you can enter!

“If You Give a Cat a Cupcake” kind of a day…

For those of you with small kids in your life, you are probably familiar with the silly antics in the book “If You Give Cat a Cupcake” by Laura Numeroff.  For those who don’t know that book…If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit . . . the antics continue throughout the day and finally you end up back at home, giving a cat a cupcake.

I find that I occasionally have days like that where you are so busy all day long but in the end you are just where you began again…well sort of.  For me it was if you give a kid a pancake…then I somehow knocked the spatula behind the stove.  So then I have to get it which requires me pulling out the stove…and I see all of the nasty dust bunnies and other goodies that collect under the stove, so then I wonder what is behind the fridge…and while I am at it I might as well just really give the whole kitchen a good cleaning and mopping, especially since I live in a 110+ year old house nestled amongst the cornfields and it is harvest season (meaning it is loosing battle with the dust right now).  And then I decided if I am doing this why don’t I try to re-arrange the kitchen a bit…and so on.

Now here is it now evening, I have a spotless kitchen, but I still have 2 kids who want their pancakes…breakfast for dinner anyone?  I do have to admit, knowing that my Kitchen is scrubbed clean is a good feeling…maybe tomorrow I will scrub my bathroom too...or maybe not!



Monday, October 24, 2011

500th Sale Giveaway!

copper-rings_altToday marks a very special day in my Etsy selling History….I have made my 500th sale!  Whoo Hoo!  Sound the trumpets, imagine confetti and balloons exploding all around you!
In honor of this special milestone I decided to do a giveaway.  Sale #500 was a copper ring.  In honor of that I will be randomly giving away 5 copper rings to 5 lucky people!  (plus I thought that sorta went with the fact that I am gearing up for holiday sales, and 5 is the number of rings needed in the 12 days of Christmas…okay so them may be 5 golden rings…mine are copper.  Who knows maybe when I hit 5000 sales I can splurge and do 5 golden rings Winking smile)
Okay so it is simple to enter…All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog with 2 things….1  what size ring do you wear, and 2. what texture do you like?  Easy Peasy!  I will have a random Drawing on my birthday, Nov 2, 2011 at noon my time (Central), to determine who the lucky winners are.  The textures available are:

Coral Reef:

Coral Reef



Hash Mark:




Tree Bark:

Tree bark



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall into Autumn

Time flies when you are having fun….or chasing after kids, schlepping them to school and back, or soccer practices, or any of those many things that a mothers life seems to be filled with. 

It seems that creative time has been put on the back burner lately. 

Happily I can say, I have managed to carve out some time to make new items for the fall.  So I will be sharing them with you over the next weeks.

One of my first items I would like to share is a fun basket weave pattern on copper.  The collection includes cuffs, necklaces, earrings and bookmarks!

Here is a little sample for you! They should all be making their debut over in my Etsy Shop and on my website soon!  Enjoy!