Friday, January 28, 2011

Rockin B's

 Rockin' B Antiques is my newest haunt. It is a mini version of an antique mall. Just the right size to view each space. They also have very good prices and every time I go, there are always new items to look at. The weather lately has been quite dreary so I packed up the babe and called my mom and we took a ride.
As always as soon as I walked in the front door my head was swiveling in all directions at all the new inventory.

I found a mannequin that I wanted to buy so badly but alas she was not for sale. My mom found a carousel horse she wanted to purchase. Wren really approved but it was very large and mom talked to herself out of it. I think the question, where the heck would I put it, nipped that purchase in the bud. :) Fun times.

And then we turned the corner and came across Booth 116. It made me dizzy and I was swooning. I  didn't want to miss a thing in the space. I kept saying to my mom "Oh mom look at this, Oh geez look at that" I was so giddy. I later found out that it is a new vendor. What wonderful eye candy and if I had more money, wowza I could of done some damage. :) Enjoy the pictures and if you live in the area you have to check this place out. Have a great weekend Everyone!
Isn't she lovely!! She is from London:)

He loved this horsey!!


Sunday, January 16, 2011

A necklace and a ton of LOVE!

I had such an amazing day today!! My two artsy gal pals,Tiffin (Linwoodavenue), Jenni (Mattie's Social Circle) and I went to the Atlanta Gift Mart and just had a world wind of a day! The place was insane but in a way that makes you want to take everything you see and everyone you meet in with such a big breath.There were so many amazing vendors and artists. It was great to see Kelly Rae Roberts again at the Demdaco show room! She is so kind and her work is just spectacular! I will post a pic of all of us soon. 

I don't know if you are like me but to get ready for this day, I must of changed three or four times until I felt my artsy best :). And then I put on my new necklace that I had made just days ago. I so wanted to wear it and what a better place to test it out, but the mart. Can I just say I got so many compliments on it! It was so amazing and humbling. I really am so proud of this piece it is 100% me and it feels great!  I mean this woman wanted to buy it off my neck!! She must of asked me two or three times. So with that said I am getting to work on making as many as I can. If you are interested in being notified when the necklaces are added to my etsy shop, send me your e-mail address to . Thanks again to all of you who embraced me today! This is why I love what I do!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Icy Outside and Inspiration Inside

This winter storm has turned Georgia upside down! I don't think we have seen a winter like this in some time! Sunday night the snow started to fall and then Monday, we woke up to a winter wonderland. Since the roads were not safe to drive on Kenon had to work from home and I was so happy about that!
He loved that he could play with Wren all day and I got to create all day. The ideas in my head were waiting for a good 3 days like this to take effect. I was a crafting and creating machine. I worked on a tag blanket for my friends little girl who turns one on Sunday. I made the yarn wreath that I talked about a couple posts back. It was so much fun and if you have the time it was so super easy and the end result will just make you smile:) But the piece that inspired me the most was the necklace. Not any necklace but the one in my head that I have been wanting to make for some time now.  Crocheted, felted flowers and vintage buttons and brooches. And yesterday it just came to me and I started and couldn't stop until I was finished. I was so thrilled to have it in my hands and out of my head. So now I am making lots and lots of  them. Or as many as I can :)
Our Backyard Winter 2011

Yarn Wreath! I will be making more of these! I think one for each holiday!

I giggle!!! It is exactly where I want my jewelry to be going in this New Year:)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Renewal and a Message to Self

Happy New Year everyone! I know we are already a week into 2011. But I have taken this week to get my thoughts together, take Christmas Decorations down and think about what I want out of this new year. I don't necessarily set new year's resolutions, but I do try to set goals for myself to accomplish.  Real ones and sometimes silly ones, like standing up straighter, for the new year.
 There are so many wonderful moments to look forward to this year. I know new wonderful memories will be formed with Wren. I have yelled it out into the universe that my jewelry will take the next step needed to be greater than last year. And my hubby got me a wonderful Christmas present that says it all, "Keep Calm and Carry On". I know that this is a saying that has been around for a quite a while, but this is the year it speaks to me. I hope there is something out there that speaks to you for the new year! Whatever it may be go get-um!