Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ring In The New Year

Ring In the New Year with me and enjoy a special promotion In my SHOP. First ring Is full price and get a second ring for only $2.00. I will send a revised Invoice. Enjoy your day and Happy New Year..Kathi

Monday, December 29, 2008

Goodies In My Favorites

I thought today I would post about some of my favorites that I marked over the last couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy. First we have this pretty little bird journal from eabdesigns My second great find Is this adorable Thank You ribbon from palomasnest
My third Is this beautiful bracelet from maillemystique and my last little find Is this gorgeous gemstone ring from beadkeepers

Until tomorrow. Have a great day,

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Gift With Purchase

Today only. I will be adding a special gift to your packages. Receive these Snow Bell Earrings With any purchase. So hop on over and start shopping.

These earrings were created using these beautiful milk German glass flowers. Also adorning these gorgeous beads Is a filigree wrap which has been hand molded to the shape of the bead.. Carefully wire wrapped and placed on leaver back ear wire, which are great for sensitive ears and are nickel and lead free. Drop measures 3/4 of an inch.

Have a wonderful day.


Friday, December 26, 2008

After Christmas Special

Today I have listed these vintage earrings at 50% off. On Saturday they will be full price at $18.00.

This Is a new vintage earring that I am Introducing. The earrings were created with these beautiful 18 X 13 mm vintage fluted oval bead's In smokey gray. Resting on top Is a hand formed leafy cap. Carefully wire wrapped and placed on a Vintaj ear wire.

They are also available In Honey, which are slightly larger In size at 19 X 15mm and placed on a kidney shaped ear wire.

These earrings are available In my Etsy shop only. If you have any questions about the earrings please let me know. Have a wonderful day.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

On Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all,

I hope you all have a wonderful day with Family and friends.
I will see you tomorrow with a new post.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

On The Eleventh Day Of Christmas

What better way to start off 2009 than with this calendar from SureAsBlue I've got mine ready and waiting on my desk. These calendars have some great graphics and the colors are so vibrant. So pop on over and take a look In their shop. You will be glad you did. Have a wonderful day.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

On The Tenth Day Of Christmas

TillyBloom has some of the cutest Illustration jewelry I've ever seen. She designs and creates necklaces, earrings, pins and a handful of other goodies. So now that the holiday shopping season is slowing down go buy yourself something special, I did. Have a wonderful day.


Monday, December 22, 2008

On The Ninth Day Of Christmas

I thought this photo was so powerful from AlenovPhotography It really shows how very small we really are. I bet while walking through those trees It was so quiet, what do you think. Stop by their shop and look at the many gorgeous photos that grace the pages. Enjoy. Have a wonderful day.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

On The Eighth Day Of Christmas

Don't you just love these fingerless gloves from Yearofthegoat they carry several different color combinations. I myself really like fingerless gloves because well, It keeps your fingers free from big bulky gloves but still keeps your hands toasty warm. Enjoy and have a wonderful day.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

On The Seventh Day Of Christmas

These Book Plates from ModernClassicsKids are so cool. They have that vintage feel that I love. They carry several different designs as well as custom birth announcements, note card's and stationary. They really have some very unique designs In their shop. What a great stocking stuffer. Enjoy. Have a wonderful day.


On The Sixth Day Of Christmas

We have Elephannie on our sixth day of Christmas. I have some of her bird wall decals and just love them but I really liked these ornaments.
The decals are really easy to apply and add a touch of art to any room. Enjoy. Have a wonderful day.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Ice Ice Baby

If any of you were keeping an eye on the weather yesterday you will know that the Midwest got hit with a terrible Ice storm. I went out this morning and took some pictures I thought I would share with you before we did the sixth day of Christmas.
Have a great day.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

On The Fifth Day Of Christmas

Today's featured seller Is mixed media artist PauletteInsall and fellow CAST
(Christian Artist Street Team ) member. I own two of her beautiful mixed media prints and they are proudly displayed In my studio. Paulette offers some great online classes too. You can learn more about those by reading her shop announcements.
Until tomorrow. Take care.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

On The Fourth Day Of Christmas

I couldn't hardly forget the queen of the house now could I. lodiandlewi have the nicest dog collars I have ever seen. So If you have to get that special friend a gift I truly suggest a fashion collar from lodiandlewi your pets will be styling at the dog park. They also carry some people gear as well, like key fob's and water bottle carriers that match your dog's collar. Have a wonderful day.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

On The Third Day Of Christmas

I spotted JenniferMorrisBeads last year and I was so taken by her work of course I just had to have a piece. Since then I now own four of her beautiful works of art. These piece look like candy that you could just pop In your mouth and savor the taste all day. The attention to detail you can't explain. Jennifer still has some pieces In her shop but I will tell you they go very very quickly. Have a wonderful day. See you tomorrow.


Monday, December 15, 2008

On The Second Day Of Christmas

Looks like Billy Holiday Is all set to celebrate. Liz from TwoLeftHands creates these beautifully detailed treasures, I myself have three of them. Attention to detail Is out of this world, let me tell you she doesn't miss a stitch. She has her shop full of holiday Mossies, story book Mossies, Fairy Mossies and some fabulous pillows too. Her packaging Is so special but I can't tell you what It Is I don't want to spoil the surprise. Have a wonderful day. See you tomorrow.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

On The First Day Of Christmas

This Christmas collage Is from My Paper Garden She has some really unique pieces In her shop but you better hurry because today Is the last day she Is open until January. I bought several of her collage wallets to put gift certificates In. They are just adorable.

See you tomorrow with the second day....Kathi

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Free Shipping All Week end


Please enjoy free shipping all week end as my gift to you. Still have time to get some holiday shopping done.

Remember tomorrow starts are twelve day's of Christmas, So don't miss that.
Enjoy the rest of your week end. I made cookies all day today and will finish up my Christmas card's tomorrow.

Take care,

Friday, December 12, 2008

2 for 20

Today I'm running a special In the shop. All earrings are two pair for twenty dollar's. I will send a revised Invoice.
Have fun.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Where The Magic Begin's

I've sometimes wondered what peoples creative work spaces look like. Where does their Inspiration come from. Well, here Is a photo of my studio. Behind the work table I have a huge bay window with a window seat that Lot's of warm sunshine comes through. Just to the right of me Is a BEST bead organizer that holds all the magic.
In front of the table Is where I keep all the gift boxes and shipping envelopes and yes right under my table Is a Longaberger waste can. What's not pictured Is to the right of the picture I have a bookcase that holds Lot's of great book's and magazines and a big comfy chair that I can sit In and relax In peace and serenity. What more could a girl want.

Stay tune for the twelve day's of Christmas starting on December 14th with lots of great picks.

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Don't forget to enjoy the magic of the season.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Twelve Day's Of Christmas

Hello Friend's,

Stay tune for the twelve day's of Christmas. Starting December 14th I will be featuring twelve of my favorite web sites for great holiday gift's and special promotion's. Some will offer free shipping while other's might have a gift with purchase. So let's count down to the big day together.

Have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Holiday's

Savannah our Golden Retriever got her holiday bath this morning from the groomer and I just had to take her picture with the Christmas Tree. Hope all of you are enjoying the magic of the holiday. I've just about finished up with all the shopping...yeah ! Saturday I will be at a show from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Richwood's high school In Peoria. It Is the only show that I do all year. It's a great show with Lot's of traffic. I love It !

Stop by the shop this week. I will be listing some new Trinket necklaces and other fun thing's. Have to run. Have a wonderful day...Kathi

Monday, December 1, 2008

Gift With Purchase Today

In honor of Cyber Monday I will be giving away these lovely earrings as my gift to you with any purchase. You pick the color.

These earrings can be purchased for $8.00 each also.

Beautiful 18mm Chrysanthemums Colors Include, Lt green, Pale yellow, Maroon, Navy, Lt pink, Coral, Lt frosty green, frosty white, purple, aqua, bright pink and Cream.

Have a wonderful day,

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Let It Snow,

Guess what I woke up to this morning, yes you got It snow ! If that doesn't get you In the holiday spirit. The first snow Is always so pretty. It's like a soft blanket of white. just a quick little post to let you know what Is going on In the shop today and tomorrow.

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With any purchase from our shop between Nov 30 - Dec 1st
Your name will be added to win a $100.00 gift certificate. The more you buy the more your name Is added. Plus free shipping with delivery confirmation On those day's as well. Winner will be drawn Dec 2. Happy Holiday's !!

I've been diligently posting several pieces a day. Enjoy the rest of your
week end...Kathi

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Today's Feature Artist

Today's artist Is Selena from Motherhuse

I found Selena one afternoon while perusing Etsy. I was looking for some soap samples to add In with my packages to all my wonderful customer's. The soap's looked great and don't you just love the packaging, that Is what attracted me to her shop. Well, I put my order In and It was about a week later that I received the soap samples In the mail. They smelled so good. I opened the package and smelled each sample then I packed them over to my studio. Later on that evening I went to work on some pieces and my studio was filled with the aroma of this wonderful soap. I didn't want to leave. I just purchased my second order from Motherhues To add In with the holiday shopping packages. I have had so many complement's on the soap and what a nice surprise It was when they opened their package. So If you want a great Christmas gift for a friend, teacher or co worker check out her shop, you will be so happy you did..

Have a great day,

Right Around The Corner

I can't hardly believe that Christmas Is just thirty day's away...yikes. I do have to tell you though I am much more organized this year. I have everything ready for the big holiday shopping season for the shop. Over the summer month's I gathered and collected so many unique bead's and finding's. I am currently listing thing's just about everyday.

I will have a couple of thing's going on between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. November 28 - December 1. With any purchase from our shop
Your name will be added to win a $100.00 gift certificate. The more you buy the more your name Is added. Plus free shipping with delivery confirmation On those day's as well. Winner will be drawn on Dec 2. Now Is the time to get your Christmas shopping started and as always each piece Is beautifully gift wrapped ready for giving.

This month I will be featuring some of my favorite Etsy shop's, which will be so much fun. I have so many It will be difficult to narrow It down.

Have a wonderful day,

Friday, August 22, 2008

You Say Tomato I Say Tomato

Hello there,

Hope your enjoying your summer. I wanted to show off some of my little beauties. I've had so many tomatoes I am picking about twenty five a day....Yikes. I've made Lot's of Salsa this summer and am quiet popular In the neighborhood. My plant's are over six feet tall and I'm happy that they are producing so many tomatoes, I love to share.

ETSY news,

I was fast enough to grab a treasure yesterday but I have to admit I wasn't ready.
Here Is what we came up with.
I've been listing some new pieces In some fabulous fall color's In the shop

Have a great week end,


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just Had To Share This

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Friday, July 18, 2008


The lazy days of summer are upon us and It Is hotter than heck. It has been In the
90 I've been Inventorying my bead's the last couple of day's trying to get ready for the holiday season. I know your probably thinking Christmas that's still five month's away. Last year was my first year selling on Etsy for the holiday season and I was really busy. So I was thinking I should stream line my shipping area. Shipping and packaging Is very Important to me. I like my customers to feel special when they receive their packages. I love to add some extra goodies In with every order. Everyone likes a surprise, I think.

This week end It will be a quiet one. Nothing really going on, which Is perfectly fine by me. Maybe I can get to my studio and make some new pieces. Since the whole thing with Ginger happened I find myself really struggeling for new Ideas. Usually I can sit at my table and my mind will go faster than my finger's. I have a few Ideas up there floating around so pop on over to the shop and there will be a few new listing's over the week end.

Have a fabulous week end....Kathi

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Jenny Bug

Wow, It seems like so long ago since I wrote, so much for my New Years resolution.
A lot of thing's have been taking place. As some of you know or have seen photo's of my Golden Retriever Ginger aka Jenny bug. My Ginger passed away on July 1st 2008. She was diagnosed with a disease named Myasthenia Gravis which Is a neuromuscular disease It effects the esophagus. It won't allow the food to pass down to the stomach so all the food Is left In the esophagus and the only way to get rid of the food was to regurgitate. She was so good she would always let me know when she was going to. While she was at home we were treating her for Gastritis. The vet thought she just had a tummy ache, It wasn't until they tried to do a barium sweep that they found out the food was not getting to the stomach. The good news was that It was treatable but only If you could get the dose right on. To much made It worse to little made It worse. We could never get her does right. She ended up with Aspiration Pneumonia and was on two antibiotics and IV for fluid's

I would visit at the vet hospital and on the last day of here life I had noticed that she really looked just worn out. She was having a really hard time breathing. There were other thing's going on as well as those two. It was just killing me to see her suffer. The vet said he truly believed she was starting to suffer. I called my husband and explained what was going on and what I thought we should do. We decided to have her put to sleep. It was such a hard decision to make always second guessing yourself was I doing the right thing or was I not giving her enough time. The doctor was at the counter getting the shot ready I was on th floor with Jenny and she had her head resting on my knee. I was petting her and talking to her she looked up at me with those big brown eyes and died. We did not have to give her the shot which was a huge comfort knowing that I was making the right decision.

Jenny had been sick since June 8th so It was a long battle for her.

Rest In Peace Jenny Bug. We missed you.

Friday, March 28, 2008

August Rush trailers and video clips on Yahoo! Movies

My movie pick of the week. I desided to give It to you today Instead of making you wait until tomorrow. Enjoy, Kathi

August Rush trailers and video clips on Yahoo! Movies

Fabulous Etsy Fine

To be honest I'm not really sure how I came to fine Humblebeads but I am so glad that I did. Sometimes I'll just start searching for different thing's. I love bird's, so I am forever on a hunt for a new addition. Heather Is a polymer clay artist with some amazing skill's. The minute I saw my little feathered friend the wheels started turning. Huuummm, what can I design with this little guy. Here Is the finish product title " In My Garden ". I currently have this piece listed In my shop.

Heather's bead's have been featured In bead magazines, books, on HGTV and PBS' Beads, Baubles & Jewels. She has some Incredible bead's listed at Humblebeads here Is one of here many treasures. The thing with polymer bead's Is they look fabulous and are less expensive then an average handmade glass bead and they give you some added texture In your designs, I love them ! The possibilities are endless. Some of the color's and designs at Humblebeads are out of this world.

Stop over and see Heather and be sure to check out here web site at

I will see you tomorrow and give you my movie pick for the week.
Have a great day..Kathi

Monday, March 24, 2008

Great Etsy Fine

Today my etsy fine Is from margrietje . I stumbled across this shop while I had some free time on Friday. Well I fell In Love immediately. I will, own one of these little creation, only problem that I'm having Is I'm stuck on which one to buy. Here Is what this very talented artist had to say.The polymer clay pendant's are crafted and painted by hand. Each piece of one theme is therefore unique and slightly different to one another.How cool Is that. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Eva just opened margrietje In January of this year and Is already making a name for herself. She says, it is the love that has been put into the work that makes every piece of the pendant special! Please take the time to stop by this Incredible artist shop. You will be glad you did.

Have a great day. See you tomorrow..Kathi

Saturday, March 22, 2008

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter Happy Spring

Today I have not one but four features for your viewing pleasure. I scoured out all the Etsy shops looking for just the right mix of goodies. It was a difficult task there are so many talented artist In one spot. These four seemed to just fit. So first we have folktale This yarn Is absolutely beautiful, love the title too. It does look like a bag full of those little Easter bean's. This Is what Abby has to say, I try to buy as much wool from small local farms as possible -local sheep & wool festivals are my best friend! I like supporting small local businesses, and when I buy directly from the farmers, they get a much fairer price for their wool than if they sold it to a large company. Stop by folktale and check out all of those fabulous mix of colors all In one lovely Skein.

Second In line we have This adorable OOAK Whimsical Paper Clay Papier Mache Easter Bunny Nodder from punkindoodleboo Katie tells us a little about this little guy. This Easter Bunny sits 9" inches tall and he has so many wonderful little details! He also has the most darling expression! My favorite details are his smart looking jacket and dapper bow and, of course, his pink Easter Basket! He has jointed arms and legs and his neck is a rusted spring. This wonderfully whimsical piece will most certainly be a treasured addition to any doll collection. This Is one talented artist. Stop by and take a peek at the rest of her amazing collection. Katie also has a blog so be sure to stop by there as well. Katies link to her shop Is under favorites to the right.

Third on my fabulous Easter finds Is this Incredible painting by TerryRafferty Does this just scream
HAPPY EASTER and that adorable little yellow chick. Terry just opened her Etsy shop a week ago and has already sold one of her amazing painting's. I say she Is well on her way. This featured pick Is a 8x16" original oil painting titled
Where Is Everybody? Terry does have some other beautiful painting's listed In here shop so be sure to stop and say Hi.

Forth we have Deb from Heartspeak with this beautiful vintage Easter card. She just opened her shop In March of this year. This Is what she had to say, I try to create cards and other products, mostly from paper, that will help you communicate with the people you care about. Whether it's how you feel about them or a way to share something about yourself, sometimes it really is just as simple as a few words or an image on a card. Stop by and see Deb for that special card, she really has a great selection and tell her you saw her here, Deb's link to her shop Is under favorites to the right.