Friday, September 28, 2007


Well I have finally finished some of my secret things that I have been hinting at for oh three months now so run on over to Vintage Recreations and check out the new Lost Treasure jewelry Kits.

I have combined vintage charms and created a kit to make a bracelet and a pair of earings out of these super nifty vintage charms. First we have a Fruit Salad Lost Treasure Kit, with forty charms.

next we have the Puppy Love Bracelet Kit.

Purple Flower Power Kit

Last we have the Passion for Sew Lost Treasure Jewelry Kit. So hurry on over some of these babies are one of a kind.
Until then!

Camera Error User? or Machine?

So I am so ready for the weekend and I just wanted to announce that I am totally an idiot. I have been carrying around my camera for the past week so I could snap some photos to share with you guys and get this, apparently the camera was on the entire time or at least long enough that everytime I went to snap a picture no juice. So being good I would recharge teh sucker, and still no life. Well I have finally figured it out, I was charging it while it was on, so it would charge and then use the battery up pretty darn fast cause it was on all of the time. So needles to say no photos this week.

I had my god son's birthday party and his mother and I have been friends since junior high so I was going to share some pics but no, thanks to the dead camera. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I am off to a antique festival at the state fairgrounds this weekend so keep your fingers that my camera is being better or at least for no user error on this. This one is huge not as big as the one in Texas but still bigger than normal around here.
Until then!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

20 Questions!!!!

So I am participating in the Sweet Goodness Swaps coming up and we are all answering some questions to help our partners out so here goes;

1. Favorite Color: Blue

2. Chocolate Lover?
I love chocolate milk, but I am actually lactose intolerant so most of the time none of the above.

3. What is your favorite craft hobby?
I am into alot of stuff, love making jewelry, and currently I am trying to get more into desert baking and decorating.

4. What is a craft/art hobby that you would like to start?
That would fall into the cake decorating category other than that i love the chipboard glitter letters but mainly I have been way to busy with work lately to do anything new.

5. What craft do you NOT have an interest in or just not great in ( so your partner dozen’t send something you wouldn’t use)?
Hmm that is a tough one I usually try anything once, I guess I am over the scrapbooking for right now, just to many other things started and not finished. Although I do have a box of photos and a couple of books ready to start just haven't had time lately.

6. Do you have any allergies? Just cats.

7.What’s your favorite part of Halloween? Decorating, candy eating, costumes, or something else?
I love Halloween the decorating the costumes and especially the eating candy part. It is such a fun holiday dressing up as anything you want I love it.

8. Do you decorate for Thanksgiving/Fall?
Not so much mostly just Halloween and into Christmas after Thanksgiving.

9. December Holidays--Love Christmas, just love it, I love to turn the House into a winter wonder land. Also I'm half Ukrainian and I get two Christmases, no who isn't jealous?

10. Do you have any children, if so what are their ages, boys/girls?
I personally do not have any biological children, my OH has a daughter that is in fourth grade.

11. Do you have any pets, if so what kind?
I have a dog named Lola, love her to bits and pieces, she is little and super sweet. We also have a bird, named lucky. my niece named it.

12. Are you a reader? If so, what type of books do you like?
Love to read, I love mystery's, and how to books, I love books with great photogrpahy I love history books, costume jewelry books, really any books that have to do with jewelry and history.

13. Are you celebrating a birthday or anniversary in October, November, or December?
My birthday is coming up in October, yeah I just love birthdays and it is time to drag out my tiara. It is Oct. 8th

14. Do you collect anything? If so what type of things do you collect?
Oh my goodness I collect alot of stuff, currently I am collecting jewelry, craft books from the 50's, hankies, craft items, jewelry boxes, and mirror and brush sets. Anything that just pops out as unique and special. Plus I am hoping to make my living room into a 50's glamour area, haven't started yet but I have found a couple of fun things to add in.

15. What type of things do you like to cook?
Well with the weather changing i love to cook when I have the time, old school big meals and deserts, something about the Fall makes me want to go desert crazy.

16. What is your favorite scent? Apple i just love the smell of Fall apples. Absolutely hate the smell of Licorice or olives. Horrible child hood memories :)

17. What’s your favorite song?
I don't have one favorite song, i am very eclectic when it comes to music, so I am waiting very impatiently for Matchbox 20's new Cd coming out this October. Love Amy Whinehouse, old 50's music, classical. It really depends on the mood I am in.

18. What’s the last movie you went to see at the movie theater?
At the theater, hmm I honestly can't remember i think the last time I was at a theater was three years ago. I can't stand the prices of them and I can't sit still long enough for a movie. i am so a renter.

19. What’s your favorite Candy?
Chocolate! Anything Chocolate, not so much dark, but love milk chocolate, which it figures since dark is healthier.

20. Tea or Coffee or other?
Either, but in the fall I love coffee especially with Caribou's Ho Ho mocha, I can't wait for that to come out!

Hope you guys enjoyed these answers and all had a wonderful weekend.
Until then.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Yes the Weekend is Here

Oh I am so glad that the weekend is here. Getting ready for my show I was making jewelry in all of my spare moments and now I am exhausted. Trying to busy myself with things around the house that need to be done, and just trying to relax and unwind as much as I can.
Anyways I wanted to show you a couple new items and yes they are at Vintage Recreations.

Other than that, I feel like I showed keep pushing myself and making things for the next show but I am having a hard time locking myself in my studio. Which I should take some pictures of it was a complete disaster and then a day before the show I decided still not quite sure why at that moment I needed to clean my studio, so I cleaned, I still need to organize the shelves but I parted with some things I no longer need. Going to the beloved thrift store in town and I feel so much better. Plus I have been catching up on my reading, does anyone else read Kay Hooper? I just adore her books, in fact I have read four of them last week. I jsut can't put a good book down sometimes and then all of a sudden it would be the middle of the night and and I would be just to the end of the book, finally on Thursday I jsut decided to cheat and flipped to the back of the book to find out who the murder was. Just so I could go to bed, I know cheating but it was midnight and I had to work on friday. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the weekend.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I'm Back

Hi guys, it has been a busy two weeks! We did celebrate my gram's 93rd Birthday however i got out voted on the tea party and since it was such a glorious Labor Day weekend in Minnesota we had a picnic.

Here is a pic of my grams and me. I look like such a giant next to her don't I. She is about 5'1" like most of the women in my family and I forget how tall I am until a picture is snapped. Although my niece is already passing my sister so I think she will be up to my height in no time.

Here is a pic of my little brother and his girlfriend and my brother in-law trying to avoid being in any pictures. It can be so annoying everyone always turns away and runs when I take out the camera. Especially now with the blog, although if you shoot enough pics you can get a tongue stuck out at you too. Love my little brother he is such a sweetie and he just bought his first house at 25, so I am so proud of him. Plus he even asked if I would help with the creative decorating as he put it. His girlfriend melissa is a real sweetheart also, she blends right in to the family so easily and is always so helpful. After dating my brother and barely knowing me she hung out with me for two days straight last summer trying to help me at another art fair and it was plain miserable and hot.

Other than that I just finished up with a fall show, The Edina Fall into the Arts festival. This is my second year doing the show and I just love it, great people, great organizers, and fabulous artists. i also found out that some of my jewelry pics were used in the add for the Star Tribune. That is so cool, I have never been published before and in all honesty I usually take horrible pictures. I never have the patients to set stuff up correctly or anything. Which I find amusing since I did attend a fine arts college and loved my photography classes.

Anyways I am still trying to get my hands on the add it ran a couple of weeks ago and I had absolutely no idea about ituntil a customer mentioned that my rings looked just like the add in the paper. Still clueless until Karen, who runs the event stopped by and asked how I felt about it. I was just flabergasted, and truly excited.

So now I have one more show for sure, a Christmas show, waiting to hear back from another and checking out boutique events. Has anyone every participated in these before. if so will you please email me and tell me about your experiance. It sounds like they just pop up for about a week, make the place look like a store, and I just drop stuff off kind of like consignment. It talked to this wonderful women about one that she runs yesterday and she was so helpful with advice and suggestions, so I will let you know how that goes. Hope everyone is easing back into the school year nicely. i can actually say I miss college and I think I need to sign up for a class somewhere. I just love to learn new things, don't you?