Flowers In The Window

When Russell and I first started dating he picked up his guitar one Sunday morning and started to play a song I had never heard before. As he strummed and sang I began to cry because the words were just so appropriate for what we were going through and what we were feeling. The song is Flowers In The Window, by Travis. It is also the song in the background of the slide show I put together here.

I felt like painting. I’m no painter, trust me. The idea struck me to brighten up the windows in my workspace so I painted flowers in the window. With one project I was sentimental AND I made the window pretty. What do you think? I like it.


Fun and Funky Fabric Covered Slap Bracelets

Remember those slap bracelets we all used to have? I’m so bringing them back! I found a great supplier to buy blank bracelets from and then I just simply sew a casing for them using fun and colorful ribbons. I’ve also made some that are reversible.

I’ve given the old, a new look for a more mature audience (though kids can wear them too, my 3 yr old LOVES hers!)

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First sale on Angelalala Designs!

I had my first sale for Angelalala Designs on etsy last night. I’ve been listing some earrings that I made last year in an effort to get something for them since I did not sell all of them at The Heart of Virginia Festival in May. It’s an awesome clearance sale, you should check it out, $5 a pair!

I have about a hundred pairs of earrings to list and then I may even list my beading supplies. My goal is to list 4 – 5 pair a day.

I’m really trying to push my pincushions hard. I think my price is very reasonable and I am really a true fan of my product. I’ve made ads for Project Wonderful and for plug boards. I’ve also attempted promoting them in the etsy forums, particularly the Promotions section but things speed by there so fast my post doesn’t even get noticed.

Here’s my etsy mini!

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We should be heading to The Mad Hatter for open mic night tonight since Russell is feeling better (FINALLY!) If you are in the area, come join us!

Also, I think I may have a contest giving away a few pairs of earrings. Stay tuned for that post!

Have a spectacular day!


Sunday Work

I woke up at 7 am this morning. Thanks to Bradley’s alarm clock buzzing. He never remembers to turn it off on the weekends. The kicker – he isn’t even home on the weekends! Russell got up to turn it off and went back to sleep very quickly. I couldn’t so I got up.

I straightened the kitchen a little and brewed a pot of coffee. Gotta have my coffee! I sat down and took a look at my new shop. I only have 6 items so far, and here they are…

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I went to the forums and asked for critiques since I’ve sold nothing and my views are low. Not too much negative actually. Someone suggested I put my shipping and return policy on my profile so I did. Another suggested my photo backgrounds were too busy. I agreed. So I posted again asking about simple plain backgrounds. Why in the world the method did not occur to me earlier is beyond me. Turns out I use this method very often in making my graphics. Maybe I should start selling this service is my graphics shop. Here are some before and after shots.


After – HUGE difference


I think the shadow on the second one is a bit much and I will alter that in future listings. What do you think? Don’t they “pop” more now?Ang

My First Day…

I’m getting a pretty slow start. Even with all of my excitement I am just plain tired. Russell is sick with a pretty bad cold. He whines quite a bit when he’s sick, that’s okay, I do too, and he always takes care of me.

I have a bunch of errands to run. I have to go make a deposit at the bank. Go to the post office. Go to the Town Office for some paper work. I’m getting my business license today provided it’s not very expensive. I don’t think it is. I also want to go by this place here in town called Motley’s Emporium. I don’t even know how to explain it. It’s sort of like a thrift store/flea market/antique shop all rolled into one. I’ve only been in there a few times but each time I am amazed at the amount of things there are. Anything from old silverware and dishes, to fishing rods and reels, jars of buttons, boxes of doorknobs, clothes, records, furniture, old metal signs, etc. It’s crazy, and it is room after room after room of, well, what would be to some, junk! Maybe I’ll take my camera and the old guy at the door will let me take pics for my blog.

I want to get some sewing done today too. I’ve been working on wristlets and I want to complete at least two purses today. Oh yeah, I also want to go buy Zoe a new booster seat for the van because she is outgrowing her car seat.

Maybe I have too much planned and am setting myself up for disaster. Who knows. We’ll see…