Thursday, January 29, 2009

Iris and the Sweet Thursday challenge

My friend Iris from either Germany or Ireland depending on how you think about it does beautiful mixed media work and entered a Sweet Thursday challenge on sunsets. Read more about it in her blog post.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Valentine's Day preparations

I've had a great time this week turning the supplies I bought last week into cards. Here are some samples. You can find all of them at my shop on Etsy,

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Handmade in California

The California Crafters Club of Etsy (CCCOE) has a wonderful PR team which has set up our spring "Handmade In California" Web site, following on the huge success of the Winter site. The new one won't go live until February 1, but you can get a preview now. Last time I checked, one of my cards was on the front page.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Valentine's Day is coming

I got my first request for this year's batch of teeny tiny envelopes for Valentine's Day this morning. That was a fun project, and, of course, led to a trip to not one, but two craft shops. Scrapbook Territory is one of my all time favorite shops because they have beautiful paper, wonderful stamps and a great store dog named Wilbur. Diane is the friendly proprietor. I also went to Michael's. You know what that's like. I got a new pad of beautiful double-sided cardstock, some Valentine's cardstock to make more teeny tiny envelopes, and some stamps for making my Valentine's cards. The visions of them are starting to dance in my head. Look for them in my shop in the days to come.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I got blogged today

AlliesAdornments blogged my shop today! You can read her post here. Allie has two shops, AlliesAdornments and OldeTymeNotions. Allie makes beautiful jewelry out of vintage buttons.