Saturday, April 10, 2010

Still Alive!

I can't believe I haven't blogged in so long here. The holiday flurry of selling had left me quite tired. I spent the last few months concentrating on other things in my life. For one, I've taken Bikram Yoga and am learning to focus, balance and be tone/fit. I've also been trying to step it up a notch with healthier eating habits. As much as I'd like to think I can be great at all things; I've learned that I'll do better if I concentrate on less things, and stay sane at the same time. Sometimes it's better to take a step back and re-evaluate what my priorities are at the present moment. I still love to craft but my mind just hasn't been as into it as much. However, my Etsy shop is still alive and I am slowly getting back into the craft fair scene. My first stop will be with my lovely NewNew team at our 2nd Spring Cavalcade. Hope to see you there!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Handmade Cavalcade: Tomorrow!

I'm so excited. I still have some work to do but here are a few things that will be coming along with me tomorrow to event.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2 More Days until Cavalcade!

With over 50 Metro New York artists, designers, and crafters bringing their handmade creations together for this one-day shopping event, this year promises to be even more fun and exciting.
The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade runs from 11am-8pm on Saturday, December 5th, at the Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street.

Be sure to enter our free raffle for a chance to win some creations from participating vendors, packed up in hand-embellished tote bags. Raffle tickets are free with each purchase, so the more you shop, the more chances you have to win....

So join us for some holiday cheer in our handmade shopping wonderland. Spread the word, tell your friends, and we'll see you there!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tangerine + Tiffany

Amanda Fuller of Amanda Fuller Designs created this most lovely spread and I just had to share. I love the combination. If I were to get married again (haha) I'd definitely consider this palette. It's so bright and fun. Thanks for including my tin - it fit right in!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A new Leaf...

Most people I know dread the end of summer. When Fall is here, Winter is soon to come. I feel differently though. I couldn't wait for the hot & rainy Summer to end. I look forward to the fresh cool air and am thrilled that it's Fall. Inspired by the new change of weather, I purchased a set of these lovely stamps from Hero Arts. It stamps quite nicely and I just love how the leaves pop!

Happy Fall!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Is it summer already?

I've been on a blogging hiatus! I'm starting to feel stressed out again. Time to step back and re-focus.

I realize how difficult it is to simultaneously sell at craft fairs/venues and also work on online sales at home + keep up with a full time job. While I do have fun at fairs, I've decided that I really need to vet which venues to accept. While both have it's advantages (it's fun to meet customers and see their reaction. Immediate sales are gratifying too) it's very hard to do both well and maintain a somewhat sane life. I'm constantly worried about forgetting things and making sure I have enough time...etc.

So I'm feeling pretty good that I haven't signed up for anything in the next two months. It'll give me some time to figure out what to do. I already have some goals in mind in no particular order.

1. Eat healthier (more whole grains, greens & less sweets like cupcakes!)
2. Work out consistently
3. Push husband to do the same for the above
4. Declutter our home and organize better
5. Hang out with friends (I'm horrible in this department)
6. Take Sam(dog) out more
7. Work on increasing Etsy shop sales and custom orders at home
8. Learn to live more meagerly (only buy what we need; not what we want)
9. Be a better food shopper
10. Save money

On other news... My latest custom order. I spent roughly 1.5 months making 250+ of these wedding favors. I normally would have required more time but this came to me kind of late; so I worked my butt off every night and weekend to make it happen in time for the bride's wedding. The bride was quite pleased and made all the cutting, gluing and painting worth it. I hope to do more of these in the near future.

I believe her wedding just past so I wish her a happy happy marriage!
I love how the photos came out. It's amazing what a fancy SLR camera can do.