Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Art with a Heart Tuesday

For Tuesday I would like to share with you all a shop on Etsy that is full of beautifully created paintings and sells the prints of her original art in her shop.  Her shop is called The Art with a Heart .http://www.etsy.com/shop/theartwithaheart .  She paints angels.  Wonderful colors, artful design and beautiful messages is what you will find in her shop.  Her prices are fantastic too.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Moxie Monday

I have decided that this week my blog theme will be Etsy shops.  With that being said, today is Moxie Monday.  Having a shop on Etsy I have had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful people and wonderful shop owners, Moxie B's Closet is one of those shops.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/moxiebscloset.  Her shop is chock full of handmade totes, hand bags, iPad bags, messenger bags, and so much more.  She is currently having a "spring sale".  The colors and patterns of the fabrics she uses are beautiful.  Fabric colors for every season and my different style designs to chose from.  If you are in the market for a new pocketbook, Moxie B's Closet is a great place to shop.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday's Shops

I haven't blogged in a real long time.  Thinking today should be the day to get back to it.  Today I would like to post about a wonderful shop that I have found on Etsy.
www.etsy.com/shop/AutumnAndAmber

This shop has a fantastic selection of crochet items.  Hats, scarves, cozies, leg warmers, head bands, just to name a few.  She also makes hand made jewelry.  Great place to shop as there is something for everyone.  Have a look you will not be disappointed.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Super sale Sunday

Being a seller on Etsy, you always come across the most fascinating jewelry, soaps, pocketbooks, and the list goes on and on. That being said, today I'd like to share such a shop with you. Jennasjewelrydesign has just that type of a shop. Her bracelets are truly unique and absolutely beautiful. Bracelets not your thing she also sells an assortment of other jewelry, unique and beautiful. What's even better is she is having a sale fantastic 10% off sale in her shop. By using the code HOLIDAY when you check out you will receive your 10% discount. Happy shopping:). Here is the link to Jennasjewelrydesign.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Jennasjewelrydesign

Friday, January 13, 2012

Art class with my daughter

Well I blogged a few days ago about looking forward to going to art with my daughter and now I get to share with you how it went. It was wonderful. There were about twenty student who volunteer to create decorations for there sixth grade party. Using just plain white paper with words outlined in black by there art teacher, markers and some computer print outs they made the most wonderful colorful signs. The kids were all completely engaged in what they were doing, with no arguing among them, which for a group of sixth graders is pretty darn impressive. I know the party will be a success!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Off to art class today

A friend and I have voluteered at the school that our children attend, to help run a party for the grade.  It is up to us to organize other volunteers, get donations of food, get the food cooked, provide the entertainment, decorate, and the list goes on.  All of this on a shoestring budget.  It has been a challange, but I can say we have met the challange and the response of volunteers have been overwhelming.  The art teachers have volunteered their time to help the children create the decorations for there party.  So I will be chaparoning the decorating event, so it is back to art class for me and I am excited.  It is amazing to see children do art.  They are so creative and their imaginations are astounding.  My oldest daughter has a knack for having an idea in her head and being able to create an image onto paper.  To be young again, so full of ideas.  Can't wait to join her in art today:)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Soul surfer

As I am sitting here with my family watching Soul Surfer for the twentieth time (my youngest child's favorite movie)I am still as moved as I was the first time I saw it. The movie is about Bethany Hamilton a young surfer who lost her arm when a shark attacked her. Though she lost her arm, she didn't lose her spirit.

As a parent of a special needs child this movie holds a special place in my heart. So many times when my child was younger, milestones that most people take for granted my child struggled to do. Her spirit, just like Bethany's is what got her through. It wasn't easy for her, sometimes she would cry or just completely tire out, but her spirit kept her going.

The film is loaded with quotes to live by: I don't need easy, I just need possible, normal is overrated, then my personal favorite I don't know why bad things happen to us sometimes, but I have to believe something good is going to come out of this.

If you are looking for an inspirational movie Soul surfer is a must see!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Super sale Sunday.

I thought it would be a great idea to post super deals on Etsy on my blog. I came across a deal toda that I'd like to share. Pixe's treasure chest makes beautiful jewelry and she just posted in her Facebook account that if you buy one set of earrings you will receive 50% a second pair. Refunded through pay pal. A wonderful deal and there is quite a selection to chose from. Her shop is at http://www.etsy.com/shop/pixestreasurechest

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My first craft show

In October I was told about a craft fair that would be going on in December and was asked if this is something that I would be interested in. Having never done one before I was a tad nervous, but with nothing to lose I decided perhaps this is something I should try. Lord knows I'm not getting any younger. Well let me just say, I am so glad that I did. A craft fair is a wonderful way to let people see you craft. My jewelry is sort of unique,so I got a lot of people who stopes and truly admired my jewelry. I felt wonderful.

When having a craft fair it is important to have a lot of business card. Nice packaging for your products helps as well. Be available for any questions one might have. And lastly just stay positive.

If you are a crafter and considering doing a craft fair, my suggestion to you is give it a shot. You might be glad you did.

Friday, January 6, 2012

New to Blogging

Because I am new to blogging I have been doing some looking around to see what other people are writing about and I came across this blog that was very interesting and informative.  She writes about soap making.  I myself have always been curious as to the process that one goes though to make it.  As you can see from the name of my blog I like to craft.  So here is a link to check it out.  Perhaps you may want to try to make some soap yourself.  The blogger is the owner of the etsy shop Nutmeg naturals CT.

http://nutmegnaturals.blogspot.com/2012/01/soap-making-process.html

The daily life of a crafter

I'll start off my first blog with just saying a few things about my self.  I am a stay at home mom who has always liked making crafts.  Growing up most of the gifts I gave to people were handmade and whom ever I gave them to were always so happy with them and would mention that I should go into the crafting business. So here I am in my early 40's finally taking their advice.  Over the past few years I have been somewhat obsessed with making jewelry, my favorite thing to do during my down time.  When I am making jewelry I am in another world.  My jewelry shop is on etsy and I hope to open up my own cyber shop some day soon, as my husband and I are presently working on that.

Below is a preview of the jewelry I make.  Thank you for looking:)



www.etsy.com/shop/collscreations