hey all! I am so excited to be participating in Jingle Eve in Ivanhoe Village tonight! Ivanhoe is another tony part of town, all local businesses and vendors, and we'll have food trucks out tonight! yippee! and with my new smartphone, I'll be able to take pics and post to twitter tout de suite! awesome!
This is part of a keychain I made for Nate. Not that he uses it that much, (you know how guys are about keychains, I think they'd rather just use the split ring and that's it), but he loves it 'cuz I made it and it's beautiful (of course!)
here's the full shot of the keychain
this is what's on the underside of the globe. These charms are made by Erin Prais-Hintz. I was lucky enough to be part of the simple truths sampler club and this was one of the simple truths I received in the mail and was tasked with making something beautiful out of it. The charms alone are beautiful so I found it challenging to make something just as beautiful to put around it. Nate is my world, so I wanted to give him that reminder.
College Park is one of the toniest cities around O-town. This year, like every other, they host a shopping event which showcases several locally owned businesses in the area, like Artistree co-op and Infusion Tea. These 2 places are 2 of my favorites in town, but of course, because they serve tea and sell some of the coolest, craftiest handmade stuff around! duh! So this evening I think I'll go take a stroll around and see what I can find...
have you seen this? this is an old fence that I found at the side of the road when I was driving home from work one day. This type fencing isn't made anymore, and it has the coolest design. I thought it would be perfect from keeping the kittens from using the garden boxes as their own personal litter box, and it has been quite effective. The garden is doing well. Beans, radishes, lots of lettuce, squash, and peppers are all growing. can't wait for harvesting!
we had some occupy orlando protestors walking through downtown this past saturday. It was quite interesting. Police were out in force (check first photo) and they were blocking traffic as they walked through town. kinda loud, all kinds of people, lots of signs. Kind of neat to say that you say history pass by...
This past saturday I took part in a handmade holiday market near downtown. I was selling my chalkboard jars and a bunch of my hubcaps and spokes earrings. It was a very short (only 2 hours) market, as this was the first one. There was also another crafty event going on downtown near lake eola, and the occupy orlando people were in town too, so we didn't do a whole lot of business, but it was a good run. I sold a few things and gave out a bunch of business cards. For that I am grateful.
Nate and Toby helped. They are such good boys. They are so good to me. How can you not love these faces?
Nate loves his little boy. They are quite a pair. Both are very active and can be quite a handful. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure how it was going to work out with Toby, as he *is* a puppy (I haven't had one around in over 10 years), and is so active and hyper. He was trying my patience for awhile and I was stressed as to what to do with him to keep him busy and active and preoccupied so he wasn't bored and wanting to dig and tear stuff up. But having his cousins over a couple days a week and taking Toby to daycare a couple other days has really helped. We take Toby where ever we can with us, and we are all learning about each other and getting into a groove at home, so we are now getting along swimmingly (I always liked that word).
I couldn't imagine my life without either one of them.
Flower from some potato vine we have growing. We have so many things growing in the yard that just show up. We didn't plant them in these spaces, but VOILA! there they are! It's the prettiest flower though.
Hey all! If you happen to be in the area this afternoon, I'll be selling my wares at the Handmade Holiday market downtown! A friend of mine put this together for some of us locals to showcase our arts! I'm really excited! I've got some of my cool, copper earrings to sell, and, of course, the chalkboard jars. I'll have Nate take pics and post them later.
I wish more people would do this, and more often. I mean really. Especially the thought of doing it without any reward. Fer cryin' out loud people, we are all in this together, (really, we are. who on this earth isn't?) so can you help a sister/brother out? Give it a try, it doesn't hurt, really, contrary to what you may have heard lately. You might be surprised at what you get back in return.