Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Well, I thought I had it all fixed - but not completely!  Hopefully, it'll get it all straightened out soon!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Blah - I've been having some majoy computer issues - I think I have them resolved!!! I hope!!!
However, my apt in is in a state of total chaos!!! I bought some "new" furniture and am trying to reorganize things - will be listing lots of supplies for sale soon - need to make space............ and I plan on moving this summer, and need to lighten the load a bit!!!
I had a wonderful visit with my daughter and her two children this past week - nice to have my grandkids here for a while - and my daughter too!!!
Hopefully, I will get back into some sort of routine here again shortly.

Monday, March 15, 2010


I finally made it back over to my space after not being there since last July.  I quit going there because everytime I was on there my computer would get attacked.
As it is, I managed to get on to some site the other day and it got attacked - and then it's just been sort of messed up and my sleep has been really messed up - the people that live above me walk really heavy and are waking me up A LOT. I don't think I have ever been so sleep deprived. Even when I had a 2 year old and an infant I got more sleep than I can get with these people above me. I would switch my sleep schedule around to match theirs, but I can't figure out what theirs is!

and then the guy will open the door step outside and spit!

look, I've had throw up on me, spit up, peed on, pooped on, but this spitting stuff just grosses me out!

Might have something to do with almost getting spit on as I'm just walking out from the overhang just as someone is spitting from the 2nd or 3rd floor, but they can't see me under the overhang -

So, I wrote them a nice note asking them to please try to walk softer through the living room, and of course today during the day - I desperately needed a nap in the afternoon - they walked just heavily as they possibly could.

and then the guy walked outside and spit! I also asked him to please stop spitting over the railing in my note.

I canceled a large order last week that I probably wouldn't have if I hadn't been so sleep deprived, and then this week with my messed up computer and being so damm sleep deprived, I missed a message from a buyer who was having problems with the payment going through and wants the package to be at her friends by WED for a birthday present. I reduced the price a little more - it was on sale already - and told them I would get it ready tonight so as soon as the payment went through on Monday if they still choose to get it, I would get it in the mail asap going priority.

After this sale, I think both my shops are going on vacation, and I am only going to sell items that I need to just get rid of - supplies that I can't use - because I have to move this coming summer, I cannot handle living under these people any longer - as it is I'm stuck here until Aug 1st!

Unless I can sell enough to get up enough money to get out of my lease early!!! I would do it too - that's how bad it is!
so I'm off to get this windchime all packed up and ready to go out - hoping the person who wanted to buy still will -
and seriously hoping the people above me will walk quietly tonight so I can get some sleep!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

HAF Blog Ring Featured Artist Artshus by Violet

Not only does this artist create delightful art, she also has a creative name and a lovely web site - Artshus by Violet- as in art shoes or shoe art.   Karen, creator of Artshus paints some pretty realistic shoes.  The first time I saw one of her paintings, I thought I was looking at a photo of a shoe.  I admit, I'm not a shoe person, I don't like shoes, and they don't like me - but these shoes are beautiful!  Oh maybe these would work for me, I don't have to wear them, I can just sit and enjoy them.
Karen has this stunning red stiletto on her banner in her etsy shop, Artshus by Violet,  but you'll have to go look yourself.  Although I can show you one of her original paintings of this beautiful Pewter Stiletto, that is one gorgeous shoe!  Of course I'd fall flat on my face if I tried wearing a shoe like that.

This Vintage Velvet Pump is also an original painting, pretty amazing isn't it!!   
Karen also paints brooches, cards to canvases and murals.  If you're a shoe person or know someone who is, you've got to check out this artist's blog and shop.   And, she also does custom orders, so if you have a fav shoe you want a painting of,  this is the person to see.   Beautiful shoes!
Have a beautiful day.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Designs of Avalon is the current ArtFire Crazy Train Rider, who does some pretty amazing creations with seed beads.  Besides making some nice jewelry, this artisan also makes mosiacs with seed beads.  Such as this Pisces Zodiac Sign, she sells it framed, I'm just showing the picture unframed.  She has other zodiac signs too,

Not into zodiac signs?  Well then how about this Musical Heart Seed Bead Mosiac

Nefertiti-Cloeopatra Seed Bead Mosiac, you have to admit, that's pretty cool.

Did I mention Designs of Avalon has some pretty cool jewelry too, so I highly recomend paying this studio a visit and see what treasures you may find.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, March 1, 2010

HAF Team Blog Ring Featured Artist Dream Bubbles Reverie

I just joined this great blog ring last week, and still working on getting the hang of it!  Mostly, I'm trying to stay up with it all, and not always doing so!  Sometimes, my body just has other plans!  Dream Bubbles Reverie is Krisin's place of reverie for her jewelry company Dream Bubbles, a place for musing, contemplations, and creations to share with friends.  Kristin just opened her shop Jan 04 of this year!  She started out with mainly chainmaille, and has recently added her delightful handmade spiders.  Delightful spiders?  Yes.  Spiders are amazing, and they are very helpful little creatures.  Kristin's spiders are quite stunning little creatures with their sparkly beads. Seriously, have you ever seen such a pretty spider as Twilights Embrace? (right) With those black, dark iris, purple, and lavender beads along with that fantastic lampwork bead for the abdomen, you just couldn't find a prettier spider.
Or maybe you could!!! Lady in Red is quite a beauty with those long red legs. 

Still don't like spiders? ok well then check out Hearts of Fire Necklace & Earring Set of annodized aluminum rings of yellow, red, and orange with a millifori heart and Swarovski crystals. 

Dream Bubbles Reverie has some great features of other artisans and an overall cool blog to visit.

I'd also like to mention that some HAFteam members are having a sale from today March 1st through the 15th, so if you want some great deals go see who's having a sale here: