A mother and glass artist, trying to balance life...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Couldn't Sleep at All...

Well, I did have trouble sleeping, but that's actually the name of Treasury that I found my Black and White Candle Holder in this morning. "I Couldn't Sleep at All..." was curated by rojagatodesigns. Her bracelets are beautiful! She included one, "Night's End," in the Treasury. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Aqua and Cream

Here is a lovely treasury, titled "Aqua and Cream." I'm seeing a lot of these two colors. I think we'll see this combination continuing into Spring. This treasury was curated by casebycase. She makes beautiful handbags. I like the Ranger Tote. Cool and functional!

This treasury included my Harlequin Lantern.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Front Page!

Botanical Porcupine made the Front Page! Congratulations and many thanks to terraworks. This is a wonderful Treasury! Congratulations also to all of the fabulous artists included! Shown is my Faux Bois Light Catcher, which was featured.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Botanical Porcupine

Botanical Porcupine is a treasury curated by terraworks. The tagline is "lighten up your spirit." I was trying to nail down the feeling that this collection evokes. The tagline gets it pretty well. I had this feeling while watching my son play while the sun streamed in on a Sunday morning. I felt serene and happy, but utterly relaxed. It's like that...

Please check out terraworks ceramics. I like her Rustic Owl Duet Ornaments.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Another snow pic

This snow makes me want to photograph everything. I, of course, took many pictures of my son. I don't put those on the internet for obvious reasons. This struck me today, though, and I just had to photograph it. This is a ceramic face done by Mao Creations. I've had it for many years. It just looked so wonderful with snow on it. Please visit his MySpace page. I hope he revisits his Etsy shop!

Dude, where's my car?

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

It's just not stopping! Here's what I woke up to this morning. Will we ever get to leave the house?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Looks like my Holiday Season ends a day early...

I took my last packages of the Holiday Season to the Post Office at noon today. Boy, am I glad I went when I did. We're supposed to get a foot of snow. I don't know how much we have now, but I know I won't be driving anywhere tomorrow. My son is so excited. He's been playing on his sled (in the house) all night. Tomorrow we'll play in the snow as much as we can! I remember snowy days as almost magical as a child. I'm so happy for him when I see him enjoy it.

My first Holiday on Etsy was more successful than I ever could have imagined. I did more than 200 sales in 2 months. Many of the sales were for multiple items. I started selling in January of this year. When I add up the individual items, I'm right on for my goal of averaging an item sold each day. Now I need to crunch numbers to come up with 2010's goal...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Warm Amber Dreams

Warm Amber Dreams is a a lovely treasury curated by TheBuzz, who specializes in marketing guides for Etsy sellers. Included in her treasury is her Etsy Complete, which features her best selling business guides. My Amber Lantern was included in this treasury. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Front Page!

I had a feeling about this treasury! Strawberries and Ice, which I blogged about yesterday, made Etsy's Front Page! It was at 3 am, so of course I slept through it. Congratulations to outofthepinksky, who curated this collection and to all of the other artists who were featured! The picture is of my Harlequin Lantern, which was featured.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Swirling Snow

Another great Treasury today! I had a bit of a dry spell and then bam, 2 in a row. Enjoy the captivating swirling colors in Swirling Snow! This one included my Swirl Light Catcher and was curated by WickedlyGood, who does some great swirls of her own! Check out her Rainbow Swirlz Heart Pendant.

Strawberries and Ice

Strawberries and Ice is IMO one of the best Treasuries I've been in. It is definitely worthy of the Front Page and very timely. I'll keep my fingers crossed! Red and aqua are the colors that I chose to "decorate" my shop with the Holidays, so of course I love it! It includes my Harlequin Lantern. Please enjoy the collection and check out outofthepinksky's (curator) fabulous jewelry, especially the clever Nesting Earrings!