August 23, 2011

Good afternoon

I spent some time today taking pictures, updating a few listings and adding some new necklaces to the shop. It was quite the adventure, as the sun kept peeking in and out of the clouds.....the white balance on my camera couldn't keep up! I took about 200 self shots wearing several necklaces, and ended up keeping about 10.

Right now the girls are watching the movie Tangled, and snacking on popcorn. I'm on my way to the garage to retrieve my tatting supplies (they got unloaded from the van after the market this weekend and haven't been brought in to be used yet). I'll need to catch up on earrings this week, probably need to make 10 or so pairs to fill up the rack. I keep promising myself that I am going to get started on making pumpkin and snowflake earrings early this year.... yeah, that'll never happen!

August 22, 2011

From all around the globe.

Postcards have arrived! Dr. Vonthreadmore seems to be making excellent time in her travels, quotes from the postcards that have arrived so far are beneath the photos.

These first three came all together in an envelope. It would seem that Dr. V is not completely without scruples as she allowed them to be sent together to spare Miranda the postage for multiple cards.

From the first : "While she was here, Dr. V naturally had to visit all the art museums in Santa Fe. Her favorite was the Georgia O'keeffe Museum in Northern New Mexico.........we were both struck by the way O'keeffe gently blended her colors, much like the Dr. does on her threads. (if she does say so herself)."

From the card in the top right corner, "Dr. V wanted you to see how many different colors of chile peppers there are...."

and the bottom card, "Do you really get sunsets like this all the time? asked the Dr, in awe. I assured her we do, this is one reason why it's called the land of enchantment.

This card was sent form across the pond with the note that Dr. Von may have been at Barnstaple enjoying a cream tea at the Cafe. Thank you for keeping an eye on her when she is so far from home! I love the pretty roses on those cottage windows!

This one came from Rockingham N.C. Tina and Dr. V take us back in time with this lovely vintage card.

More entries to show you in the next few days... until then, there is still plenty of time in case you too spot Dr. Vonthreadmore in her travels. You can read more about the contest here. Many thanks to those who have taken the time to assist her by sending an inspiring postcard my way.

August 16, 2011

And now for something NEW!

Ta Daa!

Introducing post style earrings from Krystledawne Fine Lace Jewelry!

I've had several requests online and at the Farmers Market, so, ask and you shall receive! I have four pairs up and listed as of this blog post, and I hope to have 12 or more pairs ready for market this weekend. I've updated some of my displays so I'll have to take along the camera and show you what I've been up to every weekend. :-)

I've chosen surgical steel posts. I know lots of ladies are sensitive, I get itchy ears from silver in fact, so hopefully these will be comfy for all.

In other news, I've received several postcards this week! Dr. Vonthreadmore seems to be making good time getting from one corner of the globe to the next..... I'll show each postcard to you all, starting sometime this week. If you would like to read more about Dr. Vonthreadmore's Globetrotter Giveaway, click HERE. You can win some of my hand dyed thread or custom jewelry!

August 5, 2011

A weeks work

Well, maybe 4 days....I tend to take Mondays off from tatting after a long weekend at the market. And as you can see, the work isn't quite done. I need to put studs and chains on the flower rosettes so they can become necklaces. The earrings need hooks too.

Then I will tag everything.... the earrings go on cards that I make on my Cricut machine. I think I also need to put my rubber stamp on some more jewelry gift boxes to make sure I am all stocked up on market essentials.

The three flowers in the top right of are lapel pins. I expect a few of my "regulars" back this week... there is a group of Red Hat ladies who requested a selection. A few of the pieces on the tray are custom orders that will go in the mail today.

Traipsing about Minnesota

She has been sighted!

Dr. Vonthreadmore is super excited about "her" plan for sending home inspiration....(she always tries to take credit for the good ideas). She's got quite a few more places she wants to visit, and says that the inspirations are a plenty and can't wait for the first postcard to arrive here to me.

On that note, I've sent emails to all who asked to participate..... Except I think blogger ate one. If you are interested in participating and have not yet received an email from me with my mailing address, PLEASE comment again! You have until the end of September to help Dr. Vonthreadmore capture her inspirations by sending a postcard of something she has seen on her travels. Details of the contest can be found here