Saturday, May 30, 2009

Shopping List Saturday


Hello Saturday! I have to be honest....this move has been rough. I am trying to stay positive today so I'm not going to wrap you up in it. Last night I went to Murray Ky where my husband and I went to undergrad. Met up with an old friend, met some new and had a wonderful night hanging on the porch. So, things are turning around it just is taking some time. I am trying to locate a studio space and unpack still......things are just moving too slow for me. But, I did manage to put together some of my Etsy favs for my shopping list this week. The painting is by a Canadian artist, Janet Hill. She has a shop full of beautiful interior paintings and prints. Her work has such a dreamy feel. I love her color palette! You can find out more about Janet on her blog. "Brother, sister and the dog" are wonderfully detailed dolls made by an artist from Portugal....she blogs too. The pin cushions are....well, just look at them! Sweet and weird...excellent combination. Hope you have a chance to check out these shops and have a great weekend! You can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We are here

Two front page features during my moving weekend

Yay!! My family is back together....we were really missing dad! We are now here and living in KY. I have been walking around in circles for the past three days trying to make some sense of all this stuff....boxes and boxes of stuff. I have unpacked half of the kitchen and about the same in the kids rooms. I spent today visiting Paducah and looking at a studio space. I don't think it will work for me, but something else will come up. I have not worked in about four weeks now and am wishing for the day to come soon. The crazy thing is my "campfire tote" was on the front page of etsy while I was traveling on Sunday and when I took a break to twitter on Monday I checked Etsy and boom there it was again. It made me want to clear one corner of the house and start working immediately. I know I can't do husband might give me stink eye. So, now I blog to let you know I am alive and well and will keep you posted on my new work.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Moving Weekend!!

As I have spoke in earlier postings........We are moving!! Whew, it has been a long haul for me the past few weeks. But, I did it! I was able to stay so my Kindergartner could finish most of the year and sell my house. I can honestly say it was a bit stressful, mostly trying to keep the house spotless for showings. Oh and did I say that I did it all by myself. I have huge respect for single mothers, It's the moments of "me" time that I missed but, it was missing hours of "studio" time that were the most painful. Hopefully the transition will go well and I can have a corner all to myself to get back to work. After being in the Etsy Finds email and The Storque with my "secret keepers" I have been getting much attention to my metal work. I have a couple of commissions that I need to make within the month. Very good times. So, I will say have a great weekend and think of me while I embark on a new journey.......Im off to Kentucky to live in the woods.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Geek Chic

I found my metal work this week in the Geek Chic gift guide on etsy, then featured in Spotlight in The Storque. Although, I have always thought of myself more of a "dork" than a geek. The store is HEILOstudios and does not have much stock right now but, I am going to be working on that when I get moved and settled. So keep your eye out.....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Shopping List Saturday

This is my last shopping list as a North Carolina resident! {sad} We are moving in a week to Kentucky. The house is almost sold and barely packed. The past three weeks I have been mothering my children like a single mom. Whew, I don't know how they do it, other that the fact that you just have too. It requires much more patience and much less sleep. Then mix in trying to keep a house clean for showings and well, that is enough to push any sane person right to the brink. I am in my final week with my man and I am missing him like crazy. Soon. Soon. So, back to the shopping list.....All of the shops this week are from NC. I love the shop local feature on etsy! I can't wait to see the local KY shops! I can't wait to make stuff instead of move stuff.
I hope you all have a great weekend! You can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog.

Friday, May 15, 2009

A couple on things......

{one} So, I finally did it! Yes, I made it to the front page and sold the piece. Not only that...I broke my "no sales" streak in my shop. I have two etsy shops and I have not been very sucessful with my metal work. Mostly my fault, I just have not given it as much attention. Very cool way to end this overwhelming week. {thank you etsy}

{two} I was also, featured in etsy's blog The Storque! {smile}

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Shopping List.........Sunday


It is late in the evening, the garden has been planted (for my mom), the kids are sleeping soundly and I am blogging.....finally. I love to make my shopping list for the very pleasure of the search. It is a time I "allow" myself endless loops around etsy just trying to find something that is provokingly beautiful. Of course the possibilities are endless and I have to narrow down the choices. I hope you enjoy my items on this Mother's Day.

I've been keeping a secret!

No.....I'm not pregnant! We are moving! I have been spending the last few weeks packing and trying to sell my house here in NC. My husband got a fabulous job in KY (where he is from) that we couldn't turn down! He is a golf course superintendent and will be working at a state park. We will get to live inside the park! Very exciting. So, if anyone has wondered why I have not been making new work well..........Can I just say that trying to show a house with a 4 and 6 year old is not fun! I have somewhat packed my studio for the move too. I have been working on drawings and ideas for new work that I can't wait to create. I will keep you posted on the move, but keep your fingers crossed for me on selling my house. We plan to move in a couple of weeks and having the house sold would just be the cherry on top!

p.s. Don't count me out of the shopping list....I'm going to do a post on Mother's Day.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I was reading a new found blog this morning called Kiwi Baby Stuff that blogs about innovative children's design. I found a post of some twig crayons from a store that features the newest and best in decorative arts design. I headed over to the website The Future Perfect ( love the name) to investigate myself. I came across these crayon rings........satisfies my two creative loves-- Metalsmithing and children's design.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I saw a rainbow the other day.

I can't remember the last time I have seen a full reached from one side of the sky to the other! Amazing and beautiful..........a sign? I can't help but think yes. I have had the privilege of "shining" on the front page of etsy three times recently! I feel very grateful and encouraged.


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