Saturday, March 26, 2011

Busy spring work.

I've been trying hard to keep working some every day in hope that after a while my shop will be found by people and will do well. I love what I do and hope to continue. I'll be adding more each week and soon there will be halter tags for horses and dog and cat tags that have a decorative flair. I hope you enjoy the new work as much as I love making it. Laurie L., thanks for being my first groupie ! I love that you came back more than once to purchase something ! I wanted to send you a little something extra and the tag was a great idea. May Bella wear it well.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cha cha cha changing !

Most people hate change and yet my life seems so full of it but I have grown accustom to change in my life and think that it has finally come to a point when I expect it. Most people call me a strong person because of all the change in my life but I feel weak because of it all. I guess outward appearances are very different from the inside of a person.
I grew up wanting to be a veterinarian and here I am a jeweler making my own jewelry. Not what I expected to do in my life but now I'm loving it.
I've raised 5 boys in my life, I never thought that I would have that many and only boys but I loved every minute of it and they make me who I am today. They grow older and move out which is one change I have to say that I truly hate. If I could keep them always closer, I would be the happiest woman ever but they grow up, have children (yes, I'm a grandma) and one even passed away too young at 21. He will be forever missed. They are all forever in my heart.
I've had every kind of animal I ever could, owning a small farm at one time with cows, goats, chickens & horses to name a few. Now here in our small house, we have just cats and dogs and breed our collies each year.
The last 7 years of changes have been the hardest but they have also lead me to the most happiest in my life that I have even been. I moved from the worst relationship ever into a fantastic one with a man that I always find amazing each and every day. Thank you Kevin for Loving me ! Even now with my terrible health, he stands by me through it all. He takes off of work for every doctor appointment, hugs me when I'm down and listens to me ramble when I need to talk about nothing. He inspires me to grow each and every day.
Life is about change and even though its hard at times, without change, we can never grow into what we love.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Etsy Slow down ?

There is a lot of talk on Etsy of all the new silly things they are adding to the web site, people's pages and all over the site. People are up in arms about all the new changes and it has made for very S L O W sales this month. Due to the fact that part of what I make pays my medical bills and for other things we need here at home,I had to step up my game by adding another shop but someplace different. So now, I have a new shop here on ArtFire !! come check it out !
for now, it's just my jewelry but if it goes ok, then I will add the other things there.