Saturday, February 21, 2009

Some New Ideas and A Talented Mom

Another absence from my blog can only mean one thing: another sickness. Yes, I've been out of commission all week again, with the nastiest sinus infection I have ever had the mispleasure of getting!! Now, I'm on the mend and playing catch up with all my work. I missed out on a lot of jewelry prep time for my big show on Tuesday. It looks like the next two days will be hectic!

I mentioned in my last post that I, along with the very talented Annette Piper, started a blogging group for creative types. This week I would like to feature Kelly of Macaroni & Glue. Not only is she a very talented designer of crafted paper goods, but she's a mom, which of course I can relate to. When I visited her blog I just fell in love with a feature she is doing. It's called, "Dear Kid Saturday", and in it she is writing a note to her little girl about the past week and the silly things that happened or what they did together. What a great idea, Kelly! I spend every day with my Chloe that I certainly have enough to think about at the end of the week. I'm hoping I can steal this idea at some point soon! Drop by and show Kelly a little love. She has a terrific thing going!

Pictured above are some new wooden rings I created, before I got sick! I've taken some fun ideas and embellished the rings with Swarovski crystals. It's the first time I've done these so I would love to hear your feedback!

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Birthday Wish...

As many of you may remember, we had to put our beloved dachshund down in September. It's been a tough couple of months and today would have been his birthday. He would have only been 6. We miss him very much and maybe someday will once again have the affection of a dog. Right now, it's just our 11 year old cat, Pumpkin. This is a picture of them two Christmases ago. I just wanted to remember Andy today with this post.
On a happier note, I am just a little over two weeks away from my Shecky's Girls Night Out show! I have been working up a storm, and I will include some new pieces in my next post! And a fellow jewelry designer, Annette Piper and I have started up our own ning group for all you artsy people who blog! Please, please join us at Creative Bloggers for a blog ring group that is fun and promotional at the same time!