Tag Archives: angels

Ready for Advent

On Sunday Advent begins again. When mom came to visit for her post-Harvey getaway, we spotted some lovely advent mittens at Ten Thousand Villages. We promptly decided it would be a fun craft activity for the family. So after the Turkey feast we sat down and gathered quote books and coloring supplies. Together we lined up […]

Angel Making

It is angel making time. No matter the season, I consistently sell angels throughout the year. So after my angel count session last week I had to replenish some more. My purples and blues are popular. I also keep selling the skull angels I have in stock. After a 3D encaustic workshop my friend and […]

The Ornament Factory Opens

The holiday season is about to kick in for me, so the other day I pulled out my angels for a thorough count. I also checked last year’s sales to see what colors sold. There is no science to prior sales as a predictor, but it always helps to know what colors customers gravitate toward. […]

Holiday Support

Between fairs in November and December I also sent off a few commissions. Through the Wilder Mansion Girls’ Nite Out I met a person who wanted an heirloom earring converted to a pendant, the way she had seen in my display. Throughout the process I had to gauge my strength no not break this lovely […]

Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

I recently discovered my 1999 maps that helped me move across states to get to Evanston. Pre-GPS driving into the unknown was scary, but quite the road trip. So for kicks I looked up Elmhurst and got inspired. I am heading back to the Wilder Mansion on Friday and Saturday. The Wilder Mansion’s 6th Annual Holiday Market takes […]

Making Angels

Angel is literally making new friends. When I signed up for Bead & Button workshops there was a reverse engineering option but due to lack of registration the workshop was dropped. Instead, Brenda Schweder offered to help me reverse engineer my angel ornaments remotely, and I sent one in. Soon I received an email with […]

Summer

Summer has begun and I wish I could go on vacation. Instead I am sneaking lake time away from the computer when I can. I uninstalled the DOT Show and am pleased my circles held up well. I even got to take home 2 of Carol Hamilton’s dots. Along the way I got to watch […]

A Merry Year-end

It’s been fun to create new goodies for my friends this season. Their inspiration has sparked my creativity, and I have more spin-offs in my head from the pendants and ornaments ordered for their loved ones or themselves. My chunky beaded bangle got a few admirers, and fortunately Dakota Beads had two more strands for […]

Least Favorite Christmas Songs

Believe it or not, I incorporate lyrics of holiday tunes that grate on me, because I know they are popular. We can’t get around Feliz Navidad during the holiday season. I enjoyed it the first time I heard it, but now it seems to be everywhere. My younger brother is an established drummer in the […]

A Sparkly Collaboration

When I was little my mom handmade a doll’s fabric store for me that had me pretending to be a shop owner for hours on end. For the coming weekends, I get to do that in real life! I won’t be surrounded like bolts of fabrics, but instead get to boutique sit for See Jane […]