May 26, 2008

Mirrors, Oh My!

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Mirrors, Oh My!
Last night I put my husband's Mother's Day gift to me to good use! I made quite a few new mirrors and as soon as I woke up this morning I shot one for Etsy. I was going to wait to post here so I could show off a bunch, but I'm too excited! Yay mirrors! Stay tuned to my shop for more mirror like goodness.

May 16, 2008

Daisy At The Hop

Alberta Art Hop May 17th, 2008

On NE Alberta Street In Portland, Oregon
11-6 Saturday May 17th 2008

Find me on block 19 (North Side, Slot #10) with all kinds of daisy like goodness. I'll be next door tent neighbors with two of my favorite happy shiny Etsy faces and, score!!

May 14, 2008

Doe A Deer

When Nature Makes You Speak Aloud

I was driving home after dropping off the kids and saw a family of 5 deer grazing in a field. It isn't a site I've seen often especially here in town. It made me say "Oh Wow" in a voice I did not recognize or expect. It just made me stop and think how cool it is when natures makes you speak aloud.
Here are a few of my favorite Etsy deer finds, that I hope make you say oh wow!

May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Goodies, Oh My!

Whooo hooo for Mother's Day Gifts, Even If Some Of Them Are From Yourself

Last Christmas I was going to buy a button maker, I'd saved up for it and everything only for some reason I didn't do it. I'm guessing I must have got a little craft happy and depleted my cash. I often get random ideas for things I want to create or play with and space it until months later! Like today. My gift from my husband was a 2 1/4" Badge-A-Minit button/mirror maker. I'm super excited. All of my ideas came rushing back and I immediately started to make a button. It came with like 25 buttons or so and he also bought me materials to make 50 mirrors! My head is spinning with the possibilities. I'll be attempting a mirror tomorrow.

I've been wanting more storage for my little crafty corner for a few weeks now. I've out grown my bookshelf storage unit from IKEA and don't really have room for another piece of furniture in my studio (my "studio" above is simply half of our dining room and NOT this clean/and or bare).

In my search I found the perfect solution, wall storage!! The one my little heart became settled on was the Making Memories Embellishment Center. Only problem? This baby was 80.00 bucks, eeep, and hard to find in stores!! Which meant if I really wanted it I would either have to buy it online and pay more for shipping or choose to drive around town like a crazy lady? I opted for the crazy lady route. After about 4 stores I had finally found it at Craft Warehouse in Vancouver. I just couldn't bring myself to spend 80 bucks. I promised myself I'd get it when it went on sale or if I could find some rockin' coupon and went home.

Well it finally happened!! I did a google search today and found it on sale online for a whopping 65.54 including the shipping costs!! Um hello, a steal if you ask me! And where did I find it you ask?? Ritz-Camera!! What??!! I know! How random is that?

As for the rest of my day it was awesome!! I got breakfast in bed! With the traditional three kid harmonic alarm clock sing song shouting “Happy Mother's Day" followed by a shower of hugs and kisses from all.
My mommy buffet included pancakes topped with whipped cream, sliced bananas with a cherry on top. Eggs, bacon and wheat toast with a glass of grape juice! Mmmmm..........

Next we spent the afternoon with my most favorite person on the entire planet, my Grandmother and then grabbed a bite to eat at a nummy Mexican restaurant in Portland off of McGloughlin!! Then I got to take a guilt free nap when we got home, score!

I hope all of you other mommies out there had the best day ever!

May 6, 2008

Presents of Mind

3633 SE Hawthorne Blvd.,Portland, OR 97214

In High School I'd go hang out with the BFF down on Hawthorne from time to time when I'd be visiting my Dad in Portland. Presents of Mind was one of the stores I'd always have to go into before getting nummy ice cream at Ben & Jerry's.
I always found rare goodies that were unique and different and so outside of the box of every day blah that I'd be happy for weeks. It is hard to believe that 10 years later I'd be making goodies of my own to be sold here!! I'm super excited to be a part of this awesome store and I can not even begin to tell you how happy I am!
I was completely amazed at the amount of Local goods available and seeing all of the items that lined the walls and corners of just about every nook and cranny imaginable made my head swim in awe.
It is still totally the awesome one stop buy me, buy me gift shop I remember it to be and more!