Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dolls for orphans in Nicaragua

I found out about this project through several Oklahoma crafters. The folks over at Craft Hope are currently collecting handmade dolls to deliver to children in an ophanage in Nicaragua.

This is the first doll I've ever made:

Want to make a doll or two? Check out Craft Hope.

Deadline for dolls is June 13th.

Happy sewing!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Favorite item of the week: Avant-Gardener T-shirt

This is my first planting season with a yard to call my own, and I'm attempting to gain control of my land and mold it into the backyard oasis I envision. More often than not, the earth wins the battle; but I still try.

This very cool shirt from Black Sheep Heap adds a little wordplay to your weeding. And it's 100% organic!

Black Sheep Heap also carries shirts, reusable totes and lunch sacks emblazoned with other thoughtful sayings.

Check 'em out!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My new phone!

I'm so excited I just had to share this!

My new phone came today! It was driving me nuts not having a
keyboard for texting. This is a Samsung Gravity. I recently downsized from my Sidekick (the monthly bill was too high).

I put this beautiful hard shell on it; Van Gogh's Starry Night.

Love it!

Thank you, Chelsie!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Deluxe weekend

On Saturday I had my first show, Deluxe, at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. When I get excited I'm unable to sleep, so I was up 'til 4:30 Saturday morning getting everything ready. Friday night rolled around and I had no banner or tablecloth, so I dug through the stash of fabric my grandmother left me, and attempted to learn how to sew. My mom got me a sewing machine for my birthday five years ago that I had never used (I was intimidated), so once I figured it out, I pieced together the hap-hazard tablecloth you see pictured. Now that I have some more free time, I want to practice my sewing and see what I can do.

Anyway, back to Deluxe...

It was a really good first show, I think. I didn't know quite what to expect, so I'm happy with the outcome. I had women of all ages fawning over my jewelry, and the compliments really encouraged me. I hope to do more craft shows in the near future.
It was nice to meet people I've become internet friends with. Pam from Pamela Michelle even bought a necklace from me, which is awesome because I consider her pretty famous. I met Heather from Audrey Eclectic for the first time (her works are even more breathtaking in person!) and the super-sweet Holly of Hollyrocks.
I only wish we all got to hang out more, but we were there to sell, and sell we did.
So, great job everyone!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Welcome a new Etsian: The Beaded Lizard

I would like to introduce y'all to one of my Etsy converts, Kathi of The Beaded Lizard!
Kathi is my cousin by marriage, and she lives in Kansas. She creates wonderful jewelry using semi-precious stones and metals.

She has been selling in local venues for a while, but she just opened her Etsy store this week.

I'm sure her jewelry is going to be a hit;
she's already had her first sale!
Welcome to Etsy, Kathi!

I'm now on Twitter!

Yes, I decide to join everyone else in the entire world and become part of the Twitter civilization.
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