Monday, January 23, 2012

Gift Bags

Been busy creating things from what I have. My cousin Ginny Kay (thank you) gave me a bunch of old photos and since they are "newer" than what I use for artwork I decided that I needed to make some gift bags. It started out Ed and I sitting at the kitchen table creating funny tag lines. Like Hey Madge, ... (well her panties are showing) your mandolin is showing. Ed and I work well together. But, I lost interest in about the 28th tag line. So I went on to do something else and Ed wrote about 95 of them. They are funny!!!!
I took them to my new booth space at Reclamation in SoBro.
I am destaching like MAD!!!! Collage Scrap Packs are next.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I just added a new blog that I LOVE...this is a young Mother's blog who is expecting her second child. I love her recipes and tips check it out!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Feelings and Fears

(this is what I should write as a journal entry if I kept a journal)
This is my newest space at Recalmation in So-Bro (which is south of Broadripple (Indiana) I think it looks better in "real life". I am always willing to try new things to generate income. Never afraid of it. But, after I am all set up I question myself. like: this space is in the basement and the stairs are kinda of steep. will anyone go downstairs, are they going to shop lift, is it cute at all, what if I don't make my rent etc etc etc.... For me I love the hunt but I LOVE to SELL it even more. For me this is part of my "job" my "income" I am not playing shop. But, I can't take it too seriously because it is only STUFF. The pro's are the shop is open 7 days a week, they have been getting some press, and I have sold a few things. IT is WINTER people stay in and re-arrange furniture (at least that is what I have been doing) will be fine. It will all be fine.....

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Reclamation SPACE

My biggest Mom and Step dad Jim. I asked them today if they at least enjoyed doing it....I got some sort of smart alec comment :) I could'nt do this without them. We set up a sort of stable Wall in my new space at Reclamations in Southern Broadripple is a work in progress (as everything is). I pulled all these doors and bulletion boards etc. from my garage. (some courtesy of Robbie Moriarty) I will post another picture when I have more in the space. Going back this Weds. stay tuned......

a dog, a tree and a deer

Our Lucy posed under the tree this Holiday Season right after I put down the tree skirt...shortly after it was littered with little packages so she left it alone....until this week. We caught her getting a back rub from the tree (ornaments swinging) and then yesterday she felt the tree skirt would be a great place to eat a raw hide. Of course it was natural and green...that skirt will never be the same. But, she's our GIRL!
I found these spheres at the Exit 76 Antique Mall where I have my spaces (only $4- each) I decided to hang them on our enclosed front porch and then the deer wanted to be a part of things so he is sporting a santa hat. For special times we turned on a spot light. It was all kinda weird but, hey if the shoe fits... :) Ed is in charge of taking down the tree, I fear it may be up through Valentines Day.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

What a year 2011 was. One I would like to not do over. The New Year always does feel like a clean slate, at least it starts out that way. 2011 was a huge change in our house. Ed (my husband) has gone on disability and is no longer going to work as a chemist. Needless to say disability pay does not a salary make. So we are struggling. Enough SAID!!! I am charged and ready to start some NEW and hopefully profitable adventures in 2012. I am really excited about the possibilites of it all.
The first thing is a new VINTAGE & HANDMADE space at Reclamation located in Southern Broadripple at 53th and Wintrop area. They are open 7 days a week so I don't have to be. I am letting go of my newest booth space at the Exit76 Mall in Edinburgh but, I still have 2 others that I will nuture and care for. The possibility of creating a wholesale line with my willing Mother and an additional online business with my good friend Kristina who lives in Minnesota. It is all possible. I am letting go of my part time job at The frame shop although I have enjoyed it, I feel like it is a distraction. If I were making a huge salary that would be a different story as well.
I have a feeling the whole house will become a workshop but, why NOT?
I am also very excited that my niece is going to have a baby this July. The other night Ed and I were out somewhere and I said look at that cute baby and Ed said "I can't wait to see Katie's baby" How sweet! I love my nieces and nephews and wish the best for them in 2012. It is so wonderful to see them grow up and blossom. Since I don't have kids I have to share them :)
I hope that I will blog more, eat less and make more art and more money :) !!!!
Have a Happy, Healthy and Joy filled 2012