Friday, March 28, 2008

Been in a slump....

Wow, it has been a little while since I posted on here. Been kinda in a slump lately. I am really starting to want spring to be here. It doesn't help that the whole house has been sick lately though either. This time of year is famous for the dreaded cold......I think everyone I know is sick with the cold or flu!

I have been managing to get some work done though and have listed some new pendants in my Etsy shop. I have also listed my first couple of sets of earrings and necklaces. Come on in and check them out!

Monday, March 17, 2008

I have other hobbies besides clay!

I just wanted to let any of my readers know that I do have other hobbies besides clay. I love to knit and crochet too. I have recently become enthralled with felting. This is the process of taking wool and washing it in super hot water so that it shrinks and becomes a dense fabric called felt.

I have recently listed a few of my felted items in my Etsy shop.

This handbag is one item for example. It is also lined with a satin material and fastens with a magnetic clasp.
Please check out my shop for more items like this!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Easter is on its way!

I have finally had time to get claying again.....yipee....its been a little while. I decided to tackle the PCGOE challenge for April which is entitled "clay covered eggs". I have never covered an egg before in my life so thought it would be fun.

The whole chicken egg thing is just too stressful for me. The blowing out of the egg, waiting for it to dry out after its been cleaned and such was just too much for me so I decided to try wooden eggs. I must say I absolutely love it! Being able to press on it as much as I want and not hear the dreaded "pop" is wonderful. My eggs also are flat on the bottom so they stand which is great for ornamental purposes I think.

So here are my completed eggs.....I am quite proud if I do say so myself!

And of course, my contribution to the PCAGOE April Challenge....................

Monday, March 10, 2008

I have been TAGGED!

I have been tagged by DesignsbyGinnyBaker.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as their blogs. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Fact #1 - I usually don't do these kind of things but thought this one might be fun. I am one of those people that if you send those email forms to fill out...I don't answer.

Fact #2 - I totally crush over Brad Pitt. I have been crushing on him since I was a teenager when I first saw him in Thelma and Louise and I still do even now. I am probably one of the only ones to like the movie Interview with the Vampire.

Fact #3 - I also make soap and bath and body items in my spare time. I totally love handcrafted bath products and I am a sucker for anyone else's handmade soap. My family and I have only been using my soap since I started making it almost 6 years ago. I also belong to the Etsy soapdish team! Check out their blog here: Etsy soapdish

Fact #4 - Family is always first with me. I absolutely love my husband and kids. We live close to his parents and see them almost every day. My mom lives further away but we talk every other day or so.

Fact #5 - Chocolate is my weakness. I adore it! I try not to keep it around in the house because if it is here, it is just way too tempting!

Fact #6 - I am an outdoorsy type of girl. I love to be outside all summer gardening, fishing or just being in the outdooors. This is why I CANNOT wait until spring comes!

Fact #7 - I am really critical of my works. Whether I am crafting with clay, soapmaking or knitting I really strive to make it the absolute best that it can be. I do not want to have anything of mine out there that I think is second rate. It can be a downfall though, wanting perfection can be frustrating!

Ok so that is all about me. I have to now tag 7 people in return so here goes: Please don't be mad at!
1 - Vicki Cockcroft
2 - Clay Crazy
3 - Zoeowyn
4 - Pollyhyper
5 - PaperNClay
6 - DivaDea
7 - Camida

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Promotion in my etsy shop!

Well, I made it through my craft sale today! Things went smoothly and I would like to celebrate a bit!

Now for a limited time, every purchase of 10.00 or over in my etsy shop gets a free gift! Can't go wrong with that!

And as always, I offer free shipping to the US and Canada!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Just listed in my store!

I just listed this pendant in my Etsy store today:

I call it Blue Lagoon. It is truly a beautiful pendant in person and I am very proud of it!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

And the winner is....

Congratulations to the winner of the PCAGOE March Challenge!

Her baby manatee bead is adorable! Great entries in this challenge...I was glad to be a part of it and can't wait for future challenges.

My entry is still available in my etsy shop here. I will be adding more items in the coming weeks such as felted purses, cloth headbands and of course more polymer clay. Please stay tuned for more info.

Have a great week!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

PCAGOE March Challenge

Its time to vote!

As I mentioned previously, I posted my entry into the PCAGOE March Challenge. The challenge was entitled animals. Today is the day to start voting! Voting begins today (March 1) and ends midnight ET on March 3rd. Go to PCAGOE to vote! All votes are entered into a draw for a prize pack valued at over $100! Good luck!