Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Happy Monday

What a wonderful begining to the week. My husband worked all weekend building me shelves and a wonderful closet system.
I have so much space to put things in and it will make the smaller space I'm in now much easier to work in.
I spend the day organizing and putting things in the clear tubs my daughter bought for me at the thrift store she works at. I love being able to save money and keep things out of the landfill.
She also had one of those once in a while great finds that made me do a happy dance. She found a rolling jewelry case with 18 plastic trays 24 white leather pads and 6 leather necklace easels. It is just perfect as I have been wanting to add some white and other colors to the black show set up I have now. She paid $4.00 which is just amazing, this would have cost me around $200.00 new.
Now I wish it was a little warmer I have the bug to go rummaging.

Friday, January 6, 2012

First Friday Art Walk on Etsy Sale
Use coupon code TTTEAM at checkout to get 25% off store wide in both my Etsy and Artfire shops from Jan. 6th to Jan. 8th. Some items already discounted.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Into The New Year!

Well here we are a few day's into the new year. And as I look back I have to say I am pretty blessed! And I just have to say Thank You for each and every one of them.
I have a pretty great family, I am still able to do most of the things I love...and even the things I have trouble family is great about helping me out and dealing with all the crankiness, depression, and frustration having an auto-immune disorder can cause. Not to mention the financial strain.
I have made some great friends and have met so many wonderful and inspirational people because of what I do. And the incredible feeling I get when I see the happiness in someones face or a heartfelt e-mail. And when someone is willing to plunk down there hard earned dollars for something I made and put myself feels like an I just won an award or something.
We had a wonderful Christmas and we celebrated my oldests 21st birthday!
Like most of us do, I have looked back at last years goals and progress and over all, I think I did pretty well. My beads have improved greatly, I'm taking better pictures, I've been doing more metal work, and trying new things I have been wanting to try for years.
One of the best things is that both my daughters have a great interest in the things I do. With classes from school and their own interests, they have added a bunch more to the polymer clay, beading, ceramic, hemping, knitting, sewing, and drawing. They also like gardening, cooking, and soap & candle making. We have already started planning our herb garden for next summer. We are also working on healthier eating habits and greener living.
During my last post I had talked about making some decorations with my daughter. We did manage to make some fused glass ornaments that I thought I would share. Everything but the spiders were made from recycled window glass, using glass frits, mica, enamels, and glass stringers.

Best Wishes to All in 2012!!!...On to another year of learning!!