7.20.2007

Fabulous Friday

Usually this would be Fabulous Finds Friday but we're leaving this evening to visit family for the weekend and there's lots to be done before we leave so this is really a catchup post from this past week. :o)

I didn't participate in the BoutiqueCafe FFF this week as I haven't had the chance to take a pic in one of the only 2 hats that I own, plus I would be embarrassed to show those off anyway. I did just buy this fabulous sunhat from taradome on eBay:



I can't wait to receive it! Check out the bird fabric she used. It's from Moda's Summer in the City by UrbanChiks. Tara makes gorgeous things doesn't she?
I've definitely noticed an attraction to cool bird things lately. I think I'll blog about all the bird finds I've fallen in love with next week. You can also see some of them in my ETSY Faves.

So I've been trying to finish this bracelet design I started last week but something always seems to get in the way. I bought some Freshcut fabric(finally) last week from a quilt store that's right across from our neighborhood. It was my first time visiting and loved it. Super sweet ladies! Can't wait to go back and get more fabric. Anyhoo, I also bought a fabric button kit and began this design:



Some of the other things I'm planning on adding are freshwater pearls and possibly Bali daisy spacers on the flowers. Oh and you can't see them in the pic, but on the other side of the lucite flowers are round crystal-cut rose quartz gemstones. Hopefully I'll get this bracelet finished up and photographed properly next week so I can list it.
Let me know your opinions on this design and if you think it shouldn't have anything else added, what should be added, etc. That blue crystal btw is just a placeholder for another crystal in the correct color scheme, I had just misplaced it at the time of the pic. hehe. :oP

If anyone was wondering about the Wordless Wednesday pic this week, that is a pic of my twin girls all time favorite place to be....under my desk! Especially when I'm working. For some reason it is the "Holy Grail" of places to get to in the room. They get so excited when they overcome my leg blocking moves and make it under "there". What the fascination is I'm not sure. Then of course they have to get to all those wire goodies hanging from above! LOL!

Well that's it for me. I have lots to do while the girls nap. Have a fairy lovely weekend. :o)

7.17.2007

New(ish) Auction Listings

So I haven't posted in almost a week and now I'm trying to play catchup!
Last Wednesday my dh took the day off to take care of the girls while my ds and I had some quality time together. I took him to see the Harry Potter movie which we both really enjoyed! Actually I thought he would be bored since there was a lot of storyline to cover and little real action until near the end. My son is just 6 so he needs lots of "POW" "ZAP" "ZOWIE"...kwim? Anyhoo, so in the car on our way back home I asked him what he thought of the movie and he said in dead seriousness, really slow and drawn out, "awwwwwesommmmme"! Whew! Then we had a little discussion about how everyone has tendancies to be both good & bad and it's the choices we make in life that matter, etc etc. This kid is 6???? Then he started making fart jokes in Patrick's voice from Spongebob Squarepants. Yup, he's 6!
Beginning around Wednesday going into Thursday the kiddos and I started to feel under the weather and I also got a bit depressed myself. Luckily it didn't last too long and we're all doing much better now. I was finally motivated to start working on some jewelry designs Sunday evening and am slowly getting things photographed(could someone turn off the sprinklers over Texas??) and listed on ebay & ETSY. I actually have 5 things listed on ETSY now. :o)
I've listed 2 new(ish) auctions for the Bellaluna BTS Launch and one for TheOasis Bon Appetit launch.
I really love how the set turned out for Bon Appetit. The pics turned out great too! She's the better subject of the twins right now but it still isn't easy. When it's not raining it is very hot & humid outside, plus the girls are always on the move so it's a chore getting either of them to sit still for any length of time. And then there's that dreaded "bow/clippie on the head" thing they started recently. They just hate anything placed on their heads right now and it's very frustrating! So after you look at the pics just imagine me sweating my butt off in humid 90 degree heat putting the bow on her head then trying to snap a pic(or 2) that I can't see in the camera viewer(stupid Sun) then grab the bow out of her mouth after she's ripped it off her head and then put her back on the trike to do it allll over again. Whoo, it is truly tiring!

Don't forget to check out the new(ish) listings in the right column. :o)