Tuesday, July 31, 2007
So I had an etsy sale this morning!!! I was so stupid this whole time I thought I had a paypal account and couldn't figure out why I couldn't get into it or get my email with my password. Finally I called yesterday and I never had an account. Duh. I have bought stuff but apparently it is different. Oh well better late than never...hopefully it makes me have a few more sales on etsy now that I offer paypal.
Monday, July 30, 2007
I had a great breakfast this morning with my friend Kate. We talked about life and Sputnikfest. It was a good time. Thank God she called me this morning to remind me or poor Kate would have ate by herself! I think the weekend killed a few of my braincells and I totally spaced on it.
Got done in time to make a quick run to the old St Vinnie's and found some great books. One of them even had an old Easter postcard in it from the 40's. Love it when that happens. I got a great plastic necklace, some fiddle playing squirrels, some old kids books and 3 things of fantastic vintage fabric. One of them is this teal with black flowers and the flowers are fuzzy raised and the other in the picture on the right is again a great teal color but has stenciled mums in gold. I love old fabric. I am thinking I am going to put some books and fabric on etsy soon and see how they go there. I sell it okay in the store but so many crafty people are on etsy it would be great to see the stuff go to people who will use it to make something fabulous with.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
So I met Max at Art vs Craft a few weeks ago and he was in the area today and stopped by to drop off some of his very cool art. I love these original pieces that are also very affordable and hip. For those who love his style he has two comic books here that are great as well for only $10!
Max and all of the other fresh new artists that I have been meeting make me get excited for things to come in the art world.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Another dining room shot with a great granny afghan on a set of old auditorium seats from my old high school!
A very crooked picture of our beautiful entryway. Glenn built these niches and they are even lighted! The glass tiles on the back are all the colors of the walls in the apartment all mixed up. Kinda ties it all together.
One of the first projects that Glenn did. We love those random squares. Unfortunately someday we will need to completely gut this room which makes me sad but until then this wall rocks.
Lastly one of my favorite things about our home...the turquoise bathroom fixtures. Love them and will never get rid of them. I found the perfect orange lama toothbrush holder at some thrift store...love it.
We have a way to go but so far I am loving how it is turning out!
I just hit the button motherload. I got 3 jars at my favorite store..St Vinnie's. I paid a lot for them but could tell they were going to be good. These are the really good ones. I just love going through those jars and seeing what treasures are hiding in there. I am for sure hoarding these for a long time. Maybe I will figure out a worth project? In the meantime I will just look and smile. I also found a few great sweater clips, some great fire king bowls, and a really old McCoy planter, a very fun modern styled ashtray, and a couple of fun 1960's chicken bowls. It was a fun quick trip down the street.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
A little shadowbox collage piece I am working on....
Today was pretty fun. I had my little gal today so I decided to take the afternoon off and be with her without having to say no don't touch that 100 times. Persimmons is a very tempting place for a 2 year old. So we went to eat Chinese for lunch. Now we live right by a Chinese place and I love love love the smell of the garlicy oniony greasy nummieness and I crave it often just from that smell but every single time I actually eat it I get sick. When will I learn? After lunch we went to the zoo. We have a great little zoo right on the river here in Manitowoc. It is not huge but has a nice selection of animals and it is FREE. We really like the prairie dogs. Those things are so darned cute! I have pictures but I am too lazy to go and get my camera cord that is downstairs right now so tomorrow. We went to mom's after so Molly could nap and I ended up falling asleep myself. I can't even remember the last time I took a nap. It was nice.
We met tonight for Sputnikfest. It wasn't a huge turnout but we did have a productive meeting. The one thing I can't get over is the price that Devo asks to perform. The festival is going to be a crazy fun unique event so we wanted a headliner band that fit that bill. Well they ask $100,000!!!! EKKKKK. It got us talking and the very creative Barb Bundy Jost came up with the idea of doing a fund raiser $1 for Devo. Love it. So we will see what is going to happen there. We could settle for Georgia Satellites...they run under $10,000.
Well the battery on my laptop is running out so I got to go for now! Have a great night.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Drove all the way (he he) to Two Rivers this morning and the lake was so freakin beautiful today I wanted to play hookie and just sit by the water but I didn't. I did go and get a yummy coffee at Stumpjack and a delish bluberry muffin. I'm thinking that may be a usual Friday thing from now on.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
My potted herbs..oregano, lavendar, thyme next to the hosta garden.
the flower garden.. zinna, daisies, poppies, blackeyed susans, columbine, iris, coneflower, and so much more
Glenn's garden...His beautiful water fountain he made with funky water plants in it and then all sorts of exotic looking plants around it. He did a very good job!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
I just finished this wall in the store. These are all my paintings. I like the punch of color that is the first thing you see when you come into the store. I sell my paintings for $25 to $100 each so they are super affordable just in case you need a fun painting. Again...I will ship.
So Premier Cafe next door is closed for the weekend. They went on vacation. Good for them bad for me. Luckily Glenn is not working today and he was so sweet and went ALL THE WAY to Two Rivers ( I joke because it is only about 5 miles away and people act like it is 32 miles away) to get my blended mocha from Stumpjack. Yummy. It cracks me up that in a recent readers poll in the local paper they only got 2nd for best coffee in Manitowoc County. Starbucks got #1 and Kwik Trip got #3. All in a name. By the way Persimmons was #3 for Art and Craft Store in that poll.
I am going to list some more of my charms on etsy today! I don't even care if I ever sell anything on etsy because I have met so many cool people on there that the networking alone is worth the tiny .20 listing fee I pay!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
So here is one of the cabinets I picked up yesterday. I couldn't be happier for on $50! Of course 2 huge new pieces of furniture mean I had to completely rearrange the entire store. I always like it so much more when it is finished and it reminds me of how much crap I really have. I worked on it until 1 am and finally now at almost 2 pm am almost finished. I just have to clean up last minute stuff. I couldn't get out of bed this morning my stupid sciatic nerve was totally whacked out from all that lifting and moving of heavy furniture. Oh well all is well now and I like the store so much better.
I really don't carry too much mass produced stuff but one of the products I can't resist are the smart women products. I love this stuff and the people at the company as well. I sell a lot of the coffee mugs that are $11 and the perfect size for a big cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. They say smart women thirst for knowledge. Love that.