Friday, November 25, 2011

Final Craft Show of the Year

Getting ready for my last show of 2011. Hope to have a good showing at least tomorrow. I have a feeling that the Black Friday shoppers will be too tired to come out tonight...

If you're in the area, stop by and pop in to support the local artisans!
Happy shopping!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

'Tis the season for supporting your local artists! Visit craft fairs in your area and get one-of-kind gifts for your friends and family.

I will be at two of the upcoming local art shows in my area. This weekend I will be at the Chenango Valley High School for their annual craft fair. Stop by and say hello!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Will Someone Please Turn Off the Faucet?

Here is a glimpse of parts of the Southern Tier of New York state. Tropical Storm Lee was not too kind and dumped a lot of water on us the past couple of days. Many roads and businesses are closed due to the flooding. In many areas this is worse than it was in 2006 which had historic levels of flooding.

Pictured above is a nearby pub that we go to. The water is past the door handle. To the right is a shed used by the golf course (that is flooded in the background) that is tipped. The picture below that is the regular size pail I had on the back deck. It was full and overflowing this morning.

Here is the road that leads from our neighborhood (located up the hill in the background) to school. First day of school - canceled.
Here water is coming up from the Chenango River over Upper Front Street.
This is the parking lot of WalMart located in Vestal.

(Thanks to Daniele and Felicia for a couple of the photos.)

I wish a speedy recovery to those affected by the flood...

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Penchant for Pendants

I looked through my stash the other day and saw how many pendants I have and realized I needed to stop hoarding and start using them. (Yes, I have a problem. I have a hard time letting go. Is it bad that I stare at my collections and coo "My pretties."? Please don't call the authorities. Yet...)

The necklace on the left came about from starting a bracelet using the same turquoise bead but that was about the only similarity. It features a beautiful pendant made by Nancy Schindler of Round Rabbit.

I always marvel at how you can start out making one thing and somewhere along the way you take a left turn and you have something completely different! Later on, I did end up making the bracelet I had initially planned.

This czech glass melon bead chain was perfect to complement the colors in Jade Scott's cute owl pendant. I have quite a few of both artists' pieces in my stash. I plan on using more of them in upcoming projects if I can deal with my pack rat tendencies...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Greene's Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

I will be at Greene's Annual Arts & Crafts Festival once again this year. It is tomorrow, July 23th, from 9:00AM - 4:00PM. My tent will be in the same place as last year. (The map, above, shows a portion of the festival's layout and where I will be located: Booth 206.)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Love Always Mom

This is a link I made from Art Clay (silver clay) to honor my mother. I'll be including it into a bracelet. I had a stamp made of my mother's writing and made an impression for the back of the link. A "love" definition stamp was used for the front along with the shamrock to honor her Irish heritage. The plan is to make links for both my sisters so we all will have one for a bracelet or necklace. I'll be keeping this one for myself as it's a first try and not so perfect.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Charmed by Nature - GIVEAWAY!

Lorelei Eurto has a great giveaway (again!). This time around it's this cute collection from Kylie Parry. Stop by their blogs and see what these talented, generous ladies have been up to and for links to their shops. Thank you!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I'll Trade Ya'!

I had a booth at the Binghamton University Spring Craft Show on March 19th. My friend, Daniele, helped me out with the show. It's always nice to have someone with you to chat with when it's slow and help you out when you need to take a break.

Located right behind me was Julie from Latherati Soap Foundry. I'm so glad she introduced herself to me. We chatted off and on during the show. As the show wound down, Julie came over to look at my jewelry. I guess she liked what she saw because she said, "Hey, wanna barter?!" She picked out one of my latest bracelets (above) and then
we set off to her booth to continue our wheeling and dealing.

All of her scents were fantastic but my favorite were Longbourn (figures as I love Pride and Prejudice) and Matchmaker. I was also able to get Daniele a body spray with patchouli in it which I knew she loves. Check out Julie's Etsy shop (click on the logo below) for some fabulous lotions, creams, soaps and more! I've fallen in love with them. Thanks Julie!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Another Snow Day...

Well, this was a surprise. It's not the fact that we got snow. It's the quantity!! Nineteen inches!! Really?!

This is the door I normally let our dog, Nola, out of but I had to use our other back door as this one had the snow packed right up against it. Nola didn't know what to do when she went out the door. She went down the stairs and immediately popped over to this door. She then hopped like a bunny out into the yard to do what dogs do.

The kids aren't as giddy as they usually are since all their snow days have been used up and are now using up future vacation days. And me? I'm not giddy at all.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Great Green Girl Studios Giveaway!

Andrew Thornton is offering a chance to win this fantastic giveaway from his family's Green Girl Studios. Head on over to his blog for more information! Thank you Andrew and Green Girl Studios for this generous offer!