Sunday, January 28, 2007

Valentine's Day and my bowl full of little cuties :)

The cute little charms in the bowl were sent off to a Haute Market event in Kansas City to be held Feb. 11. They are going in the swag bags. It was so fun to make them and exciting to send them out into the world (well, Kansas:). Check out the event here Jennifer seems to put on some awesome events - maybe some day I'll get to one!

If you're still looking for some sweet Valentine's Day gifts, check out my shop for the sweet braille LOVE pendant and the pink & red heart pendant.

I'll also be posting soon about some new pendants similar to my braille initial pendants, as well as some *new* and *improved* initial pendants :) I'll keep ya' posted.

Friday, January 12, 2007

I've made some goals for 2007

So, I'm really trying to start this year off right. I'd really like to do more marketing this year and promotions for my etsy shop. I'm getting involved in some fun promos & swaps and am having a good time challenging myself daily. Ya' know...reaching deep down into my creative mind, dusting off the cobwebs and coming up with some great new, inspiring designs for this year. Just keep your eyes peeled.

My latest idea stemmed from our homeschool study of Helen Keller and the braille alphabet. My 9 yr old daughter was fascinated by braille and we quickly delved into the study of it. Braille initial pendants are the result. We are donating $2.00 from each sale of a pendant to the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). This will further the homeschool study of braille as my daughter helps make the pendants, keeps track of the proceeds to benefit the AFB and takes pride in doing charity work. Other braille pendants are in the works.

Right now, I'm off to knead some clay to make pendants for the Happily Handmade Giveaway...this is my first time participating and I'm nervous/excited :)

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

My first post

I'm starting this blog to help my customers keep up with the goings-on in my studio. You'll be able to see what will soon be listed in the ole etsy shop :) I will also offer occassionaly "secret sales" Shhhhh, don't tell anyone, these are just for YOU!