Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Birthstones and Zodiac signs

I am always struggling for a topic to write about that people will enjoy reading.  Tonight I was thinking about my son, who by the way will be 32 today!! Wow where did the time go.

But back to my topic... I was trying to figure out what to get him when his wife said he wants a new gold chain and pendant... so off I went looking for pendants.... I decided to get him his Zodiac sign and that brought me to the idea of doing posts on birthstones and Zodiac sings.

Today I will feature Gemini - May 22 to June 21st - typically known as the Twins!

The third sector of the zodiac, Gemini is all about intelligence and communication. You're born under this sign and have a talent for and love of using your minds and expressing yourself fully.

As a Gemini, you are a bower bird, mentally, and take an interest in all sorts of different things. Anything that gets your mind ticking over will grab you. You constantly try to challenge your mental abilities and will make extra efforts to understand anything you put your mind to.

 Geminis seem to grow younger rather than older. Physically, you will maintain a youthful glow, and you will never lose your fun-loving liveliness. You’re really not into that 'growing old gracefully' thing.

Gemini Strength Keywords: - Energetic         
- Clever
- Imaginative
- Witty
- Adaptable

Gemini Weakness Keywords:

- Superficial
- Impulsive
- Restless
- Devious
- Indecisive

 Now I will feature a few Gemini products from Etsy:

 Handcrafted by Iloverocks
Handcrafted by Kikiburrabeads.

Handcrafted by Nellyvansee

Emerald is the stone for May...

Now for a few birthstone items...

 Beautiful emerald ring by TrinketsNwhatnots!
 Gorgeous Emerald necklace by Peelirohini!

 Stunning emerald heart pendant by Sunnycrystals!

Stay tuned for more features on birthstones and Zodiac  signs.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It is May Again...

It is hard to believe it is May again... the grass is getting green, the flowers are popping, the trees are blooming and Prince Edward Island is coming alive again after a long winter. With that the Northumberland Ferry starts its many trips across the Strait, the fisherman start lobster fishing and the Craft shops open. We are a big tourist, seasonal area and we have to be ready for the busiest few months of the retail industry.
I sell my crafts in alot of consignment shops. The first one just opened which is early but from here to the 12th of June I will be putting products in 5 shops.
My biggest seller is anything made with nautical fabric especially lobster.... I work on those all winter and get my inventory up... I should say usually - this year I am behind but when the crunch comes I will have enough for everyone. Island Artifacts Eclectic Gift Shop & Bent Island Creations Jewelry Studio is a new shop for me but Jeannie is a wonderful lady and artist...we meet at a Craft show and she asked me to put my crafts in her shop... I wish her all the best. We all have dreams and this is Jeannies!
Another that will be opening soon is the Wood Islands Lighthouse and Museum which has a gift shop in its main room. It has been a great venue for me for a number of years. So if you are heading to Prince Edward Island this year be sure to check out some of these wonderful locations.

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