Saturday, January 30, 2010

Good Day For a Nap!

Well, I muddled through the first post with lots of help, but think I might be able to manage the second one on my own (Jackie D. is indisposed at a Scrapbookin' Affair this weekend and probably thankful for that fact, as I can't call her...I can only hope there is not too much drinking and cutting going on), so here goes...

Been working on the "stuff" for the new Etsy shop and think it might actually be open by Monday or Tuesday, latest.  Sewing up some travel jewelry rolls this weekend, utlizing some of my precious, vintage barkcloths, but might just have to work that nap in, later this afternoon...the dog is tempting me.  Jody (starspangledpretties) got herself a new chihuahua puppy to go along with her Mastiff...the one up there is ours - Voltron! (yes, with an exclamation point).  He is the 9lb. companion to our 75 lb. Golden.  Looks like he is smiling...he is really just yawning and working his evil magic on me to get me to lay down on the couch with him.

Picture of the tintype necklace my daughter, Jaci, had on today...I made this one for her a few weeks ago.  These pieces are actual tintypes, from my collection, that have been hand beaded around - have a few ready to go into the store, along with some other treasures.  She chose the colors on this one, and the girl, because she looked like she had an "attitude"...actually, the people in these old photos always looked so stoic because the development took so long, they were told not to smile.  Me, I'm smiling all the way to that couch downstairs, next.  Come on, Voltron!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

So What AM I Waiting For, Anyway?

That's what I keep asking myself! The framework for this has been set up for quite awhile, thanks to my most wonderful Blog Guru, Jackie D. of One Creative Cat and Peace, Love, and Art Shop fame (links to both down the side over there, just like she taught me)! She has patiently answered all my stupid questions; has walked me through the set up; and finally asked me this morning what I was WAITING for?! I can't even answer that, as I have no excuses left, so here goes nuthin'...

My new Etsy shop (link to that on the side too, although it appears to be empty at the moment) will be online, hopefully, Monday morning, February 1st...or thereabouts. Pictures will be coming shortly, but I wanted to play with something now (mainly so I could do it on my own and not keep bothering Jackie) and see how everything works. The photo is of something I made for my dear Mom for Christmas (yes, the poor thing is still getting those handmade gifts, though I think this came out better than the Santa Claus made out of an oatmeal box in the third grade)...OK, and I admit that I had to call Jackie in the middle of writing this to ask her SEVERAL stupid questions, which, she assured me, she likes?! She just informed me that this is supposed to be fun, and something about "cutting teeth"...I think they are molars, judging from the pain of it all, Jackie!

P.S. A million thanks to everyone who urged me to get into this...Jackie, Colleen, Joleen, Chris, and scores of others - I may be calling you for help with the teething.

P.S.S. No, Dad - you do not have to "interact" with anyone on my blog. It is solely for my pain and your amusement. Love you!