Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Quick Peek

I'm in the final stretch of production and getting ready to start packing up boxes tomorrow. I'm looking forward to switching gears here. I've been bent over a table, or two, or three, for weeks. I haven't worn makeup in I don't know how long and my kids think an alien has come in and snatched up their mother! Yep, I'm looking forward to switching gears and getting down to the business of "doing" the gift show. In the meantime, I thought I would leave a quick post and show you a few of the things I'm bringing with me. Above and below are soldered charms that I made. I especially love the pink glittered hearts - just in time for Valentine's Day.

I've added 3 new coaster styles to my gift line. These were all inspired by vintage wallpaper. What coffee table wouldn't look fabulous with one of these?!

And check out these little beauties. I love, love, love the way they turned out! I've been wanting to do monogramed bottles for a while but it wasn't until the Gift Show that I decided to push myself and get them done. I hope everyone else loves them as much as I do!

This will probably be my last post for a little while. I'll be back with fabulous photos and lots of stories and hopefully an empty truck! XOXXOO

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Lovely Bit of Bliss

In the midst of chaos came this lovely bit of bliss - my Somerset Life article! It came over a week ago but I've been so swamped getting ready for the S.F. Gift Show that I am only now uploading the photos. To say that I am thrilled and honored to be included in the pages of this wonderful publication is an understatement. Thank you so much Jenny for inviting me to play!

This also came in the mail today - a beautiful little charm made by the extremely talented Mary. I love, love, love it and have the perfect bracelet just waiting for more bling! Thank you so much Mary. It's gorgeous!

As for the Gift Show, I've been in full production mode for weeks trying to get ready. My house looks like a bomb went off and I've been wandering around in sweats and a baseball hat for what feels like an eternity. It's a huge undertaking but so worth it in the long run. In any event, I shot a few photos of these "party pots" fresh out of the studio. I love the way they turned out and can't wait to debut them at the show. Fill them with candy, party favors, or a special gift, and voila, the perfect vessel for any number of occasions.

Right now my daughter is sleeping quietly next to me and it is all I can do to keep my eyes open. It has been a long day. Here's hoping for a productive day tomorrow.