Monday, March 24, 2008

Oh it's Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We had a nice time at Grandma's house. MissK and Grandma painted eggs on Saturday. I've been spending sometime at my LSS, setting up the new merchandise and preparing for some new classes.
I'd like to write and create more, but it is hard to do so when times are rough...My heart aches.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Button Night

This past Wednesday, Kelly and I spent some crafty time together making clay buttons. We made lots of them. Unfortunately, many broke before we painted them and many more after we painted them. But, I was really giving them the "how-easily-could-they-brake" test. It was my very first time working with clay, so this was pretty much an experiment. I just did not think that so many would brake and so easily. We both were sort of disappointed at how many had broke, but we still had fun painting them and placed a few around the computer screen and others on the wall around a picture.
When I went to bed that night, I was determined to find out what I'd done wrong....Then,last night, I got more clay and decided to give it one more try. Kelly was with daddy and I thought this was the best time to do it. So, I looked a the instructions again, and read them a few times. Then, I realized that I'd baked the first batch at the wrong temperature!!! Oh, how could I've missed that? Easy, I was too excited to do this project with MissKelly the other day and miss read the instructions or simply it was all my ADD's fault.
So, I baked more at the right temperature this time and after they cooled off, I gave them that test again and I'm happy to say that, they are sturdy and although some did brake, you'd have to really put some pressure to brake them. After MissKelly got home last night, I gave her the good news but, since it was way past her bed time, we planned on making buttons tonight.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Here's the Spot

Well, as promised...Here's a picture of my new spot. This place is packed with all kinds of arts and crafts. It's located downtown and it has pretty high traffic, which is very good. Last spring/summer we had a booth at another location but that particular one I shared with my husband and father-in-law...this time it'll be just ME! I'm very, very excited about it. Mmmmm...about those shelves...I'll be changing those as well as the green fabric, however, they'll do for now. I'd to move 'pronto' because there was somebody else wanting that spot. Soon, I'll post new pictures once they shelves are nice and stocked.

I'm keeping my posts short and sweet, because my 'To Do' list is usually about a mile long!

Have fun enjoy today and scrap-happy when you can!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St.Patrick's Day

Just a short post to wish you all a Happy St.Patrick's Day! Hope everyone had a lovely day.
Here's a picture of my little Roo being Irish for a Day.
Until Next Time!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Rainy, Rainy Day!

Oh, the rain! Yes, it rained all day yesterday. Actually, it's been raining on an off for the past week. Well,yesterday Roo and I decided to go shopping despite the heavy rain... it was LOTS OF FUN! Kelly got to use her ladybug umbrella that Papa got her a couple of years ago and she simply loved it!

I did make it to check out the booth where I will be selling some of my handmade items. It needs some work and some small fixtures to display the smaller items. However, I have some some ideas for the display and the theme. This is a very exciting project for me, specially since I waited over a year for a space to come available at this place...Wish me Luck!

For my ebay customers, I'd like you to know that I will be listing to the store first and might run a few auctions later in the week -Tags,Mother's Day & Everyday Cards-. I'm currently working on the custom tags that sold over the weekend...THANK YOU to all who purchased bunny tags! I should have them all in the mail tomorrow.

Until Next Time!
Bhappysmilingnscrapping! Ana

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Busy Busy

Well, it's been busy, busy for me. Lots of things going on everywhere...My personal life, ebay, etsy, online gallery, new website and today I'll be checking out my new spot in a local artsy store. I'm very excited about all this. However, because I'm not efficient at multi-tasking some things just get put on the back burner... I try to avoid being chased by "the ball" and sometimes I just get ran over! It's all good, a know that a lot of good things are taking place and I'll be standing on my feet again soon.

Until next time!
Smile and be blessed!