Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Treasury Tuesday

I've been saving this one for a couple of weeks. It kind of breaks my rule of not featuring treasuries that have thousands of views, but really, isn't it fun? As always (and as I don't always remind you), you can click on the title of the treasury to see it on its Etsy page, or click on the curator's name to go to his or her shop, as well as clicking any of the photos to visit the shops they've come from. In this case, you might find yourself an instant collection of something really cool.

'Bits and Bobs' by jkadz

Featured by @Etsy on Twitter on Aug 16/11BITSANDBOBS10 = 10% Off Shop Coupon to show my gratitude (I am still in shock as to how much attention this has gotten!)www.jkadz.etsy.comSo glad and proud that everyone enjoyed it!


Mosaic Tiles - In t...
$18.50

Cheery Yellow Insta...
$32.00

SUMMER SALE- Instan...
$15.00

Set of 12 postcard...
$11.00

4pc Superior Server...
$140.00

Sewing Notions - Sc...
$25.00

BOGO, Paris Postcar...
$15.00

Bits of Summer - 8x...
$30.00

AIRPLANTS GRAB BAG ...
$13.95

Flower Frogs - Inst...
$58.00

Vintage Brass and ...
$19.50

reversible cellular...
$20.00

Skeleton Keys, coll...
$19.00

Found Things 10X10 ...
$12.99

7 Gypsies, LiLLe Co...
$7.49

desk organizer - de...
$109.00

I was all set to create today's post and my darn firewall decided it didn't trust the website with the Etsy treasury HTML code generator (the "Treasury tool" link right above this paragraph).  Of course I couldn't find anyway to white list it, so I was forced to turn the firewall off.  Seriously thinking of ditching a certain anti-virus program that's up for its annual auto-renewal soon.  I hear tell the security built into Windows 7 is really good....and free!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday, Sitterday

My Saturdays are all too often sit-around-and-do-nothing days, even snowballing into a whole weekend of sitting around, with nothing at all accomplished.  I almost always hate myself for wasting so much time that I'll never get back.  I'm a bit more on track this month, having already spent at least one day of each weekend in my studio/laundry room, sometimes making jewelry while I was doing laundry.

So, it's mid-afternoon and so far I've gotten out of bed before 8:00 a.m. (WOW!), had tea and checked email and my usual online haunts, cleaned the bathroom, removed the equivalent of three cat coats and eleven spider circuses from the dining table and chairs, vacuumed the worst of the dust kitties (I don't think they're dust bunnies if they consist totally of cat hair) from where they congregate around the living room, dining room and hallway, had a meeting with a friend/client about some wedding jewelry, talked to another friend on the phone, played Lexulous and Words With Friends, eaten some delicious leftover Hatch chili chicken enchilada casserole (made by my son-in-law, who is an awesome cook, among his many other attributes), read several blogs and debated whether or not to order some sterling wire from Rio Grande or just head to The Artful Bead to buy enough to get the wedding jewelry made.  My bank account says that for today a trip to The Artful Bead is the way to go, so shortly I will head out.  Of course, on the way back I must stop for a while at Starbucks.  It's been at least two weeks since the last time I went, maybe three.

Here's a lovely blog post that caught my eye...Lisa the Lamb's Nursery on Unskinny Boppy.

And here's this week's favorite photo of the lovely baby that keeps me occupied most of the other days of the week...

 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

LOOK!




And I guess this only makes sense if you're a regular reader of my blog.  :)