Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A June Wedding

I just received a beautiful picture from a bride whose table numbers I made back in June. Jaclyn found me through my Etsy shop and requested I make her some table numbers in Hot Pink and Chocolate. I was happy to oblige and had the order printed, assembled and shipped off the next day as it was only a few days before the wedding day!

She sent me a lovely picture from her photographer, Stacey Doyle. Take a look at her website and blog, she takes amazing pictures.

Stacey Doyle Photography


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

With a little bit of patience

I was able to snag my first treasury on Etsy. What is a treasury you ask? Here is a description from Etsy

"Satisfy your inner curator — Treasury to the rescue! The Treasury is a member-curated gallery of short-lived lists of 12 hand-picked items each (plus four alternates). It functions as a high-demand (and pretty!) promotional tool that many devoted Etsians fight to get. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme, or just however they like. The Treasury is not intended for self-promotion, but instead to acknowledge and share the many cool things for sale on Etsy. Admin often choose an exceptional Treasury list to promote on the home page and occasionally make them to tie into Storque articles or special events and occasions."

I was able to get a spot in Treasury West. I patiently sat at my lap top and constantly checked until enough lists had expired to drop the number of active lists to 222 which is the magic number. After that new spots open and I was able to secure on. My husband thought I was crazy to be glued to my laptop to create a list of items that weren't even my own. He just doesn't understand the world of Etsy! All the items I picked are so beautiful and most are on my WANT list.

Take a look before it expires tomorrow morning!

Curry, Aqua and Lime, oh my!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

One week and counting

7 days. 7 days is all I have left until my bridal show. I've been able to get a lot of examples done but new ideas keep coming and I want to make more! I still have a lot to do including finishing my back drop and figuring out the layout of my booth!

In addition to getting ready for the bridal show there is so much more that needs to be done this week. We're getting out basement ready for new tenants, I've still got two shifts at the bookstore and I'm starting a new job at the bank tonight. Don't forget about the dayhome, cleaning, cooking and sleep. Oh how I would love some more sleep.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fall is here ...

The days are definitely getting shorter and COLDER which has forced me to accept the fact that summer is indeed over and it's only a matter of time before the snow comes. I truly do love Fall though - the changing colours, sweaters and that fact that I was married in the fall. The changing of seasons and a request from a client has inspired a new fall collection I threw together this past weekend.



*as much as I loathe to admit the font I used is Jane Austen. I'm not a fan of her but love the font*