Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wow! Wonderful Mosaic Wall

My mother in law is doing a wonderful job of making her boring wall into a mosaic wall with an incredible underwater scene. You should check it out.

Beautiful Wedding Cake Toppers

This beautiful hand crafted cake topper was made by the hands at They are made from polymer clay and would surely be a wonderfully unique item to make your special day perfect. Living in the Past has lots of choices for cake toppers and doll house miniatures and is based in South Australia. She is available to do customs orders so if you have something special in mind don't hesitate to chat. Another talented hand crafted artist you can find on Etsy so please stop by and take a look.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Freedom of Riding on the Back of The Motorcycle.

Do you every dream of a place with no worries, no concerns and no interruptions? Well I have found that place. It is riding behind my husband on his KLX Motorcycle. I never thought riding behind someone on a motorcycle could be so much fun but I am so glad that I did it.
When I swing my leg over that seat and snuggle in behind my husband I know that for a little while I don’t have to worry about a thing. I can’t talk to anyone, I can’t answer the phone and I can’t accomplish anything. I just have to be, relax and enjoy. I only have to hold on and move with the bike which just comes naturally. I feel the most protected and safe when I am riding behind my husband. I trust him completely to take me wherever he wants to go and that he will protect me at all costs. You would think that be that exposed would be scary or terrifying but it isn’t for me. It is like a whole new world has opened up. I feel like I am floating on a cloud of pleasure and just soaring thru the atmosphere. I can feel every change in the environment. I can feel the shade of the trees cooling my body and the heat of the direct sun warming me up again. I can smell all the wonderful scents of summer, the flowers, the trees, the grass and the BBQ’s. I can’t see what is ahead of me but I can see all around me. I have nothing better to do then simple enjoy the experience.
We are going to get me my own bike but I am in no hurry. I know I will enjoy it but for now I am more then happy to strap that helmet on and just hold onto my husband and experience the open road with the one I love.
My husband and I at the top of a mountain we rode the bike to.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Blog Love.... Oh' how I enjoy it!

I really really enjoying blogging. I also really enjoy clicking along reading everyone’s blog. I am always amazed about the great information I come across, the wonderful stories people write and the great finds people share.
I love getting little glimpses of people’s lives. I feel so often that I have come across a kindred soul and that without the wonderful world of the Internet I wouldn't be able to stumble upon such great characters.
If time allowed it and I didn't have so many other commitments I think I could spend my days dashing from blog to blog reading all kinds of things and leaving wonderful comments. Where else can you share your thoughts so easily with the entire world? It is just amazing.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Custom Drawn Photo Charm

Great personalized items are available at CraftyGirlFred. She takes a picture that you have supplied and turns it
into something you will cherish for a very long time. You can have it turned into a necklace, bracelet, key chain or part of a charm bracelet. I thought this would make such a great gift for a grandma with a picture of their grandchild. Maybe a whole charm bracelet with all the grandkids would be fantastic. Please swing by her shop and check out all she has to offer on Etsy. Where handmade
is the only way.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mushrooms have Sprouted!

I finally just got some new watercolor paper and I was asking my kids what they thought I should paint and my 7 year old son asked for colorful mushrooms in different sizes. This is the result and he loved it.

A new picture I did with watercolors and pens. I was trying out colorful backgrounds. I like the way it turned out.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The internet has gone on VACATION!!!

My husband and I have decided to take a break from the Internet and Cable TV so that we can spend more time together as a family. So we have eliminated the internet at home and are only using it for a limited amount of time a work.
It is amazing how much time we all spent online. The first couple of days were very enlightening. When there was nothing exciting to do the TV or the Internet went on in an instant. Now that it is not there we have been reading more, playing cards and spending a lot more time talking to each other. My children even seemed to adapt faster then my husband and I. I do love to write and surf and promote my business but I want that to be my second choice and my family to be my first.
So, the blog writing will be a lot shorter and not so much for a while so I hope everyone enjoys there summer and I will be back to do more when the sun stops shining so much.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Monkey’s and Giraffe’s O' My!

Crafts by Candice made this adorable file Birthday Card with a giraffe and Monkey on it. I really like the unique shape of the card and all of the wonderful colors. This would be a perfect card for that little boy in your life or anyone that loves wild animals. She also has in her shop a great greeting card that is shaped like flip flops which would be great for any beach lover you know. She can be found at

Friday, August 8, 2008

Nature Lover Twisted Bracelet

This delightful creation can be found in the wonderful shop of on Etsy.
This bracelet features twirls of beaded stone, shell and vintage wood. They are a wonderful combination of natural colors. Amber strives for color, beauty, and originality in every piece she makes. Her obvious love of nature is evident in her work. You can also read more about her on her blog She is new to Etsy and has lots to offer so please stop by her shop and check out all her pieces.
Handmade is always made with lots of heart.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Strawberry Delight in her hair Tonight!

This uniquely handcrafted hair piece can be found at There are tons of delightful choices to be found at the shop to make your little girl look even more adorable. There are butterflies, flowers and seasonal choices. This handmade shop is run by a SAHM with twin girls. It's amazing that she has time to create so please stop by and check out her shop.

Monday, August 4, 2008

She had a Glamorous Night of Fund Raising at the Museum

This young lady got all dressed up in her finest to help raise money for her favorite Museum. Champagne, smiles and a little flirting is how her evening went.

She looked especially wonderful with her rhinestone belt and tiara. The fabulous dress was complimented by the beautiful blue pearl and sterling silver earrings.

The is the newest in our handmade signature boutique series. Each lady has a custom designed gown we make that is complimented by recycled jewelry. She is then mounted on wallpaper and joined by a stunning pair of pearl, Swarovski crystal and sterling silver earrings. Each piece is one of a kind work of art.

This will soon be available in our shop at along with more beautiful earring and greeting cards. A card and gift all in one.

A Beautiful Combination Turquoise and Copper

Timeless Design Wire Sculpting and Custom Jewelry created this incredible combo of Southwest natural turquoise and copper. I love the two colors together and the way the artist enhances the beauty and distinctive features of natural stone. Each piece created is one of a kind and you can find lots more distinctive pieces in her shop on Etsy. You can also stop by and visit her blog at

Sunday, August 3, 2008

This is such a HOOT!

These adorable owl cards are hand-carved linocut printed in Chesnut Roan ink available from I just love these owls and the play on words "Hoot" instead of "Hello".
Her shop is filled with lots of beautiful hand printed stationary from hand carved linocuts. She is another newbie to Etsy and I bet she is going to have great success with these delightful patterns.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Modern Man Walking...

Taylor's Eclectic Jewelry Shop on Etsy has these very unique pieces of jewelry. They look like stones but are actually a five step process that involves paper. They are incredibly durable and light. Each piece is very eye catching and is sure to draw lots of compliments. This is a brand new Etsy shop so please stop by and show some love.

Perfect for a Little One... Sweet Little Bird Organic cotton onesie

East 4th street designs comes from the creative mind of Heather. She is a mom working hard to carve out her piece of the pie on Etsy. This darling sets are made with a 100% organic cotton and painted with water based inks. These would be great for your new arrival or that perfect shower gift you have been looking for. A beautiful handmade presents that show the love that goes into creating it.

Friday, August 1, 2008

CALM.. Is exactly how this makes me feel.

I love the visual impact and colors of this Modart painting by Thickneckarts titled CALM. This is a newer seller at Etsy who has a ton of talent. There are quite a few different paintings that I thought were just wonderful and they are also a lot of other great handcrafted items. You can find out more information on their blog Another great find from another great handmade artist.

AmiCreatz.. What I Make

I was checking out Blogs and came across What I Make at Amicreatz. She features a variety of helpful information, new products and some of her wonderful creations. I really enjoyed her sense of humor and thought her Girlilicous design was pretty funny. She also has a lot of her design available on Cafepress so if you like her work it is easy to purchase.

Dragonfly Earrings ... So Simple and Pretty

I found these delightful beauties at I really like the color and the simplicity of the design. The whole shop is full of elegant designs and there is quite a bit of dragonfly pieces. My mom loves dragonflies so I am always drawn to them.