Friday, January 28, 2011

And The Winner Is....


You have won the pendant or bracelet. Please contact me with your friends info & I will get her gift on the way.

Thank you to all who entered!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

No One Mourns The Wicked

So....last night my mom and I went out last night to dinner, the fabric store and then onto see Wicked. Sounds great I know!

This was the first musical I have been too & I was a little nervous that I wouldn't like it. But I did! I was wonderful & so entertaining. If you get the chance to catch it - I highly recommend it!
I was really impressed with the story line and how it ties everything together with the Wizard of Oz (which is my moms favorite movie, that's why we went to this). It was so clever and interesting. There was such a unique spin on the characters even if you've seen the Wizard of Oz a million times this will surprise and entertain you.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Is It Spring Yet?? Also A Sale!

Well it is on my kitchen counter now! I saw this cute little primrose plant at the grocery store and knew I needed it in my kitchen. I am just trying to patiently wait until it is nice enough to play outside and see the green grass...until then this will have to do!
Also - I am running a sale on brag pendants until 2/7/11. They will be $8 for a pendant, $12 with a chain. $2 shipping or free pick up/delivery in town. Please email ( me if you'd like to order one. They would make a great Valentine's Day gift!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thank You!

The stamping workshop was a big success! Thank you to everyone who took the time to head on over to the GlitterWorkshop and stamp something. If you missed it or had such a great time you can't wait for another class there will be one in April.
It will be just in time for Mother's Day & you can make your mom or grandma or yourself a little something special......
Of course there will be more details to follow.

Right now I have filled all of my orders and am getting new pictures taken of my goodies to put online.
And I have about a million projects piling up. I am still trying to get ahead for the summer market. It's hard to think about getting ready for summer, but it will be here before I know it.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hand Stamped Jewelry Workshop

Tomorrow I will be at the Glitter Workshop in Madison. You can stop in anytime from 12-3 and make your own pendant ($9) hemp or faux suede style bracelet ($8) or key chain ($8).

They would make a great Valentine's Day gift too!

Stop by~

The GlitterWorkshop
6138 Mineral Point Road
Madison WI


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Not All Bad......Giveaway

So a few Days ago I posted about how upset I have been with rude people out & about these days. While I think there are plenty of jerks out there......not everyone is one.

Take April here from she also runs which is a site where she makes things and then sends them to someone as a gift. No strings attached. She just does it because she likes to make things and enjoys giving a little something back. I was lucky enough to have one of her books sent to my mom who has been looking for a nice covered book. This photo is from her Etsy shop.

I have decided to do something similar to keep her giving favor going. So I will send out a little gift to someone who you feel needs one. It could be a bracelet or a pendant. You can pick the name/saying/phrase that goes on it. You just need to leave a comment & I'll have the good old number generator select a "winner" and I'll contact you for the mailing info. I'll leave it open thru Friday Januart 28th.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Lost Art of Good Manners

I must be getting old. I am noticing the lack of good - even decent manners more & more these days.

The last week has been especially trying on the nerves. It all started with a trip to Hobby Lobby. The girls & I went there after work and had filled our cart with some 90% off clearance holiday trimmings. As we got to the counter to check out it was pretty busy so we picked a line & waited our turn. The girls were laughing & playing with the stuff in the cart & having a good time. Hob Lob opened up another lane & people rushed over to check out quicker. We were unloading our cart of goodies onto the counter when I noticed the cute little old lady behind me that had 1 hank of embroidery floss. I asked if she wanted to go ahead of me. She looked at the kids & politely declined probably thinking we wanted to get out of there. I insisted she go ahead of us (although another lady had offered her to go ahead of her full cart after hearing our conversation, but our line was quicker) - we had a cart full & she was out the door before we were done anyways.
While leaving the store with the cart I had to finagle the door open - have you guys ever been to Hobby Lobby? The doors weigh a ton & aren't sensored. While I struggle with the door there are people coming & going out of the door next to me - not 1 person tried to help. While I glanced behind me I noticed a lady with 1 arm having the same struggle I was with the doors. Again no one helped her with the door. Once I got my cart thru I did go & get the door for her as well as she commented on their need for electric doors & I thought no - we just need more people with good manners.

The next day we went to the library. I had lost my card so I had to go to the desk for a replacement card. While I was getting my new card another person approached the counter. She told the librarian that she wanted to know how much the would charge her if she kept the book she had checked out. She asked for her library card or ID. She woman quickly gave her an ID. The librarian asked - did you happen to have your library card (she still had her wallet out) The woman got very rude and said - you said my card or ID - there is my ID. The librarian replied, yes, but it is easier to look up your account with your card. The woman grabbed her ID back and hollered at her "well I guess you don't want my money then!!" The librarian calmly said - well I guess not. The woman become even more angry and asked for her supervisors name. She replied "Ruth". Then the crabby customer asked what the phone number was there - the librarian started telling her the number and the women screamed at her - NO! You write it down for me! . And she did & the lady stormed off. I gave the librarian my number in case the woman did call & complain. It was crazy, like she went there to pick a fight. Who does that? Oh, and while looking for a spot to park we were cut off by some guy who speed thru & cut across lanes to park in the spot we were about to.

Then this morning I pulled up to the library to return a couple of books. I noticed someone had pulled in behind me so I put all of my books in & closed the book return door - only to find it was FULL and some of my books were jammed. So I tried to get them unstuck as quick as I could. I motioned to the lady behind me that it was jammed & she glared at me & pulled around to the next drop box, only she was so huffy about it she parked so stupidly that she couldn't reach the box & had to get out of her car. There was also a car behind her that I motioned to let know this box was jammed so he didn't have the same problem as I did. He just looked at me & peeled away.

Who are you people? Where are your manners?

I'll get into my Wal Mart story tomorrow. I'm just not up for it today.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wow - it's 2011 already?

Where does the time go? The last couple weeks here have been busy ones. We've had colds, the flu and just have been busy trying to get our life back in the swing of things.

I made a new girls skirt! I just love it! There will be sizes 2-8 available. I am working on stocking them up right now for the summer market.

The skirts would not have been made with out this thing. My new serger. I have to admit I was a little intimidated by it at first, but after having to rethread the thing 3 minutes after it was out of the box it took the edge off of it!

There is also a heaping pile of headbands in the works too. I hope all of your New Years are going well too!