Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What are Friends For?

Today I am going to feature a beautiful person and artist! She is a leader of the Promotional Frenzy Team and she needs a show of appreciation right now. jQjewelry makes stunning jewelry and has been at it for many years. Beginning with recreating her mother's costume jewelry!

This is what she has to say about her masterpieces: "The custom jewelry you see here is designed with one thing in mind ... use only the finest components available to create a long-lasting piece of jewelry you'll love to wear!"

They are designed using sterling silver, 14kt rolled gold, freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, Austrian crystals, handmade lampwork and dichroic glass.

Be sure to drop into her shop to see more of her gorgeous creations!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Here is Motivation if I ever Had any....

The Promotional Frenzy team do a blog day on Wednesday and usually we just blog on what we want but of great leaders decided to change that this week. We are to blog on our work space with pictures!

Yikes, that means I have to show my work area, well that is not going to happen in the shape it is in so I spent a few days reorganizing and cleaning up!

I had hubby cut me a piece of fiberboard to put on top of my ironing board to make a bigger area for ironing fabrics.

My craft is sewing so I have lots of fabric about and I need to be able to locate what I want.

Hubby made me this great storage area in son's old bedroom which is now my sewing room/guest room. He made the shelves just big enough to hold file boxes which I file my fabrics in! Makes is so easy to locate each piece and I have labelled the boxes with the type of fabric.

Sons dresser also houses lots of fabrics...mostly my baby panels and plain flannels for backs of quilts and baby bibs.

This rolling cart has my scraps and my printed flannels for baby bibs.

The cupboard has odds and ends in it....lol... I am not going to show the inside! A girl has to have some secrets.

Under the futon, my batting lives! Along with another tote of unfinished projects or UFO's. The quilt on the futon was handquilted by me.

I have one sewing machine and a serger, sister left her sewing machine here for me as a backup if I need it.

My Room is not very big but I do make the most of my space and ...lol.... I do tend to spill over into other areas of the house, for example I spread my batting out on the Recroom floor to cut up. There is a large open area in the middle of the room big enough for a full bag of batting!

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my work site....I do love it but it could be bigger...lol...I am sure it would never be big enough. I do try to keep it organized, I have so little time to craft I do not want to spend it all looking for things. My finished products are on the utility shelf....lol...poor hubby... in totes!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Stumbling around in Stumble with Some Cuties....

I joined a team called the Promotional Frenzy team and their motto is promote yours and others. They have lots of great ways of doing that and one of them is the Social networking site, Stumble.... I love it.

Not only do you get to promote your items to the world of cyber space but there is so many interesting things to read about, see and learn to do.

I have become addicted to checking out the Animal sites and my favorite are the Cutest Animals...I will show you a few, they are so cute and loveable - well most of them are!

I hope you enjoy checking out these adorable little guys!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today is Customer Appreciation Day ...

I was trying to think of something interesting to blog about and decided that without my customers I would not be doing this so why not blog about them.

My last customer was LeahRHood she purchased this cute little sailor bib for her new bundle of joy that she is expecting in May. She found my shop through a BNR(BuyandRemain) Treasury hosted by the Promotional Frenzy team.
Leah is a social worker by day and a jewelry maker by night. She has many gorgeous items in her shop.

Joy bought a beautiful set of potholders from me as well!
Joy has a shop as well and knits beautiful hats for all ages. Lately she is spending more time spinning yarn.

Then I have Dede who purchased this bold bright full apron from me.
Dede or as the Etsy world knows her Pepper makes lovely sewn items but her rag purses are the best! She has more than 40 years of creating beautiful items!

There are many more that I should be honoring but time does not allow it right now but check my sold items and you will see some stunning creations that my buyers make as well.

With that I would like to say thank you to each and every one of my special customers!

Wonderful Quotes to live by!

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

~ William Arthur Ward