Thursday, March 19, 2009

Featured Again

What a nice surprise! I woke up to discover that Planet Treasure had featured my Floral in Watercolors clutch in her treasury this morning. She created a beautiful one using green and purple, a gorgeous combination. Here is the treasury shot

Planet Treasure does beautiful work. There is so much to see in her shop. I fell in love with this piece

but that's just the beginning. She has lots of jewelry and even has some very cute appliqued T shirts there. Drop in her shop and see for yourself

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Chickadee Treasury

RedPanda was kind enough to have included my Spring Chickadee Clutch in her gorgeous treasury. So many sweet little birds. I'm honored to have been included. Here is the treasury she curated.

After I discovered the treasury I discovered her shop. She's an amazing chainmail jewelry artist. So many things to see there that I found it difficult to select my favorite piece. If you like fun and fabulous jewelry you really have to check out her shop at

I think I like this one best, since it reminds me of a piece I had a long time ago.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Website

Well, I finally did it. Or at least I've spent the day attempting to do it. I've been working on a new website. I don't have the Paypal buttons or shopping cart set up yet. Instead for now I'm linking to my etsy shop to see more pics or purchase. Check it out at

Let me know if you find bugs. I so need to get a pro for this.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Easter Hatchlings from Nifty Knits

Nifty Knits has been busy making the most adorable Easter Hatchlings! Here is an example of her adorable creations. You can see more at
She's also been very sweet and helpful to me. Thank you Nifty Knits!

Featured in Treasuries

It's my lucky day!. Today 3 of my items were featured in Treasuries!The first was curated by Shinianen. She has the most adorable stuffies in her shop. Check them out Here is my favorite one. Isn't he sweet!

Here is the treasury she created. She did an amazing job didn't she? The Hot Pink and Lime Green Clutch is mine.

The second one was curated by Aphrodite888. If you love beautiful jewelry you have to check out her shop Here is a pic of my favorite piece

And here is the Treasury she curated. The Bluebird clutch is mine.

Last but certainly not least is the Treasury created by Katncar. She's taking a break in her shop right now. I can't wait to visit when she reopens. Here is the stunning treasury she curated.

Thank you all for including my clutches in your amazing treasuries!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Yay! I was fortunate enough to have one of my clutch bags included in an amazing collection of peacock themed items by

Check them out. My clutch bag is in their blog along with many other gorgeous items. Wanna see? Here's a pic. That's my Peacock feathers clutch.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Sad Beginning

I have a plan of sorts for this blog, a schedule of things I will include here. On my schedule, Thursday is a day that I will talk about my life or the events going on in it; good or bad.

On this first entry it hurts me to say that I lost my father 6 days ago. Dad's passing was expected and unexpected at the same time. Expected only because he had had several close calls medically speaking over the last few years, all of which he had bouced out of unscathed. Expected because he was nearing his 74th birthday. Expected because I felt that since my mother passed 9 years ago he had secretly wanted to follow her-to find a way to somehow make things as they were before she died and left him all alone. Expected because it was my worst fear come true, to be parentless.
But it was unexpected too. Dad had phoned me daily for the last few years. Last Friday he didn't. In the afternoon hours as I reached for the phone to call him it rang. I got the news that he was in the hospital in ICU, 5 hours later he was gone. That was it, it was over. No second chances, no medical miracles, no goodbyes...just over. As I write this I'm trying to stay focused on the good times, the laughter, the Christmas mornings as a child, the talks we had after I was grown. I'm also trying to make myself believe it's true, because somehow no matter what I say I don't think I really do believe it. It can't be true. It can't be so suddenly final.
I smile through tears when I remember his face; how much he loved lemon pie and cheese enchiladas, history, TV news and reading western books.
I openly sob when I recall the sad times when my Mom passed and took a large piece of him with her and when I recall his eyes when he was afraid or lonely. In some ways I think he willed himself to her, to recapture what he'd lost with her. Somehow I think he made it. I hope so. I hope that they're having coffee somewhere. Dads telling Mom about the Clutch Bags I make for my shop. Mom is saying how proud she is and saying for the 1000th time how strange it is that out of 4 daughters that I was the only one that wanted to learn to sew. I can accept this pain if they're together again so I'll believe it's true. Pour a fresh cup Mom and Dad, you've got a lot of catching up to do. I love you both more than you ever knew and I will miss you forever.