Friday, August 14, 2009

Cassidy's Collage

I was showing my daughter, Cassidy, my post with the pendants and she decided that she wanted to create her own collage. So, the picture that follows is a collage of some of Cassidy's favorite items that I've made.

The little quilt in the middle of the last row is inspired by another blogger I follow, My Little Mochi. Years ago she showed a totebag that she made and my daughter just loved the embroidery in the design and asked me to recreate it. Check out the My Little Mochi post to see the original.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My First Sale!

I've been working with fused glass this summer and am really loving it. On Thursday I made my first sale of some pendants I made. I sold a total of six pendants to three different people. I'm also holding two more pendants for one of the ladies to buy at the end of the month. Mind you, I'll need to keep my day job (the money will just go to feeding my various hobbies), but it was still a bit of a rush to sell some pendants.

I'm making plans to attend some craft fairs this fall. I did a fair at my daughter's school last December (selling scarves I'd knit and some teddy bears I'd sewn). Despite the heavy snow that day, we made a little spending money. This year I'd like to attend some bigger fairs locally and focus more on the fused glass work.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thanks, Dad!

So, I'd been admiring this card catalog that the University was selling in their surplus store. The price was right and I loved the piece, but getting it from there to here was sure to be a big project - that thing is built solid! Well, dad called me one afternoon a couple of weeks ago to say he'd bought it for me and was delivering it that night! Here it is (still in the surplus store).

Dad delivered it that night and it's sat in my garage since then (I just painted the room it will live in last weekend). I told dad it really classes up the garage. Saturday night, I (along with my mostly willing helpers) moved all 72 drawers to the room where the card catalog will live permanently. Hopefully dad can come by soon and help hubby move it up the stairs soon (it's still really heavy, even without the drawers).

Thanks, dad, you're the best!