So, today I thought I would share with you one of the thing's I simply can not do with out and that Is Hand Therapy by Crabtree & Evelyn as a full time caregiver for Mr.K I wash my hand's probably more than the average person so of course they get terribly dry. So a couple times through out the day and right before bed time I pamper my hand's with these fabulous lotion's. In the deep winter month's I use Le Source intensive hand recovery treatment cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes with a blend of sea salt, algae, shea butter and lavender oil. Your hands will feel noticeably softer and smoother immediately. Then I switch to Summer Hill It smells wonderful, white floral blend of summer grasses, wildflowers and orchard fruits, this I use a lot and after gardening I use Gardeners hand recovery therapy. Crabtree & Evelyn Is available online or perhaps your favorite boutique. Pick some up today your hand's will definitely thank you for It. Enjoy your week end. Kathi
My good friend over at Sweet Romance Is having another great giveaway. Enter for a chance to win this beautiful flower made of vintage fabric, Isn't It gorgeous. So jump on over and sign up. Giveaway end's on Sunday at midnight. Enjoy your Thursday. Kathi
So right after Christmas I started thinking about what I wanted my new packaging to look like. I knew I wanted to Incorporate my love of bird's, bird nest and vintage. So I am please to Introduce to you, Vintage Inspired Jewelry's new packaging. The boxes are great, they are nice and deep with little finger cut outs on the side. Inside the box Is Ivory colored wood shred for the bird's nest and of course I had to have my little Wren on the front. I am thrilled at the way they turned out.
I am hoping to list a few thing's this evening In my shop. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, friend's. Kathi
Finally we have some sunshine. I've been In my studio just creating away and have a number of new pieces to show you and list In my shop but I haven't been able to do any photo's because of the lack of sunshine. The natural sunshine just makes a picture pop. Here are a few new pieces that I will be listing this afternoon. Both are created with vintage bead's. I have a very limited stock of these bead's. I love the uniqueness of vintage bead's because you know that not everyone will be wearing your earrings, which makes them even more special. Hope you are enjoying your week end. Have a wonderful day, Kathi
I decided to blog about one of my favorite shop's, not just because she has great handbag's and pouches but because she Is a fantastic person. It all started when Etsy contacted me about writing a story for the storque about being a Caregiver and being able to craft and sell from my home. Titled, Gingeroni1 works for Caregiver rights. http://www.etsy.com/storque/craftivism/gingeroni1-works-for-caregivers-rights-543/ . On the first day the article came out I was contacted by oktak saying that she wanted to send me one of her pouches as a gift, I thought to myself what a wonderful caring human being. She told me that I could do what ever I wanted to with It. I could keep it or use It as a gift. I received many emails about that article word's of encouragement and praise but the generosity of this shop really stood out to me. I told myself If I ever started really selling my pieces on Etsy I would purchase two of her pouches for my sisters for their birthdays and so I did. Both of my sisters loved their pouches.
Since then the Caregiver bill has not passed although It was reintroduced last year but sadly was thrown out In the House because parts of the Bill needed to be revised. Senator Koehler has reintroduced the bill again this year and as of yesterday the Bill Is moving very quickly through all the proper channel's and we are hopeful that this time It will pass.
Thank you oktak. I truly appreciated your kindness and generosity. Have a wonderful day, Kathi
I ran across these beautiful vintage cotton pearls and thought how Interesting. These are actually made of compressed cotton and then coated with a luminous ivory pearl finish! This process produces a very solid and rock hard pearl bead that is light as a feather! Rare beauties indeed! Made in Japan in the 1940’s. These faux cotton pearls are very sturdy under normal wear, however, they are not water proof. They make a great statement don't you think. I dressed this pair of 8mm pearl's with an antique brass foliage bead cap and placed them on a vintage ear wire. I will be listing these earrings In the next couple of day's In my shop. Enjoy your Wednesday.
I, along with a lot of you can't wait until Spring. That In mind I've been listing some Vintage Inspired Earrings In some beautiful Spring flowers In my Shop. Here are just a few of the ones I've listed In the last couple of day's. I will be listing some new filigree ring's this week sometime as well.
My task today Is organizing my office. Sometimes I just get In such a hurry It doesn't take long for paper's to start stacking up on my desk and anyone that knows me, knows I don't like clutter and now you do too. Don't you just wish just once you could be like Bewitch and wiggle your nose and thing's would just get done, wouldn't that be great. I'm off to start organizing. See you tomorrow. Have a fabulous day. Kathi
Wishing you all a Happy Valentines Day. Isn't this card just the sweetest. I purchased It back In 2007 from ExpressivePapers To give to my husband, will call him Mr.K from now on. I saved It In my keepsake box and thought It would make a great post today. Mr.K got me a spa pedicure for Valentines day, a box of chocolates and beautiful card. He Is the best husband.
Today I will be photographing and hopefully listing some new Double Bloom earrings In my shop. Have a wonderful day,
I was going through some photo's and just had to share this one. This Is Savannah with my readers on. Isn't It just to cute. When we first rescued her all of her skin was gone off her little nose, poor baby. It's all grown back now. Hope your having a great Thursday..Kathi
Have I got a treat for you. Now 02/11/09 until 02/15/09 In my Etsy shop as my gift to you with any $25.00 purchase are these fresh water pearls with antique brass leaver back's. You can choose between caramel or olive, both are 5mm. Just let me know which ones you would like. Or, these can be purchased for $18.00 each
All of the pieces In my shop are designed and made by me.
My good friend Candy Is having her very first giveaway on her blog Sweet Romance. This Is what you could win. Isn't It gorgeous. All the rules are posted on her blog what you have to do to enter. So pop on over for your chance to win this awesome heart necklace, which by the way she designed and created this heart out of silver. Have a great day. Kathi
This week Dawn from The Feathered Nest will be celebrating her two year anniversary of her blog and over 800 post with a celebration. Dawn Is so sweet and caring you can tell just by reading her post what a wonderful person she Is. She fills the pages with love and Inspiration. So to help Dawn on this joyous occasion I've given her some of my pieces to giveaway to her loyal readers. If you would like to be entered In the giveaway just pop on over to The Feathered Nest and leave a comment and while you're there make sure to sign up for her email updates. I wish you much continued success Dawn.
Well we did survive the concert last night and had a great time. I'm telling you, If you didn't know any better you would think these guys were the Beatles. They sound just like them. The concert started out with one of the very first song's the Beatles ever sang and that was "Help" The concert took you through the life of the Beatles. They did four costume changes of how they changed over the year's. Dennis really enjoyed himself and I did too.
Today will be a quiet day maybe watching movies or taking photos of some pieces I need to list, the only thing Is the sun Isn't out. It's really hard to take good photos without natural sunlight. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. See you tomorrow. Kathi
Dennis and I will be going to the "Rain" concert tomorrow night which Is the Beatles tribute band. Dennis Is a huge Beatles fan. We received two tickets as a gift for our anniversary which was In October. So today I will be getting ready for that. We rarely go out this time of year with Dennis being on the Ventilator. It's not that I don't want to take him out It's just that there are so many germs and anyone that knows be knows I HATE GERMS !! In the winter months we are pretty much on lock down because I let very few people In our home. So to go to this concert In February Is huge. The good news Is the temperature tomorrow Is going to be 49 yippee !! The concert starts at 8:00pm which In It's self Is late for us but sometimes you just need to step outside the routine. I have had to structure our life's so much In order to care for Dennis. So tomorrow I will have a full report on the night's festivities.
I have some new pieces to list In my shop later today. I wish you all a fabulous Friday.
So, I got a KitchenAid artisan mixer for Christmas from my Mom. I know, what a great gift. I've been looking everywhere for a mixer cover and just couldn't seem to fine one that I liked. I decided to look on Etsy. I came across everythingscovered shop.
This Is the cover that I purchased. When I received It I was so Impressed with the craftsmanship. The cover was nice and sturdy not like some of the ones you find In the stores and It fit's perfectly. It even has a pocket on the side to put your favorite recipes or utensil. It was very reasonably priced at only $20.00 with $2.00 shipping. You also get your choice of appliques.
Thank you everythingscoverd for creating such an awesome mixer cover. My KitchenAid loves It and so do I.
Thanks to everyone who entered the "Sneak Peek Giveaway". I truly appreciate each and everyone of your lovely comment's. Those new pieces will be listed In my Etsy shop sometime this month.
I will have another giveaway that will start next Thursday 02/12/09 so stop on by for that. Here are our winners.
The earrings go to Burgandy
The Magnets go to Candies64 and
The Barrette goes to Chelsey
Tomorrow I will be doing my "You Have Been Tagged" post so stay tune for that. The rules will be explained on the post but In a nut shell I have to name seven thing's that most people don't know about me. I've picked some good ones so stop back to read those.
I will be listing a few thing's later today In my shop.
These are some photo's of my newly painted studio. This space was an unfinished attic that my husband finished about twelve years ago.
Here Is a piece that I use for my profile In my Etsy shop There are a few of you that know my Husband was diagnosed In 1999 with Lou Gerhig's Disease. This pretty much sums It Up.
For me Creating Is a way for me to nurture and rejuvenate my spirit. As a Caregiver and nurture to my husband who was diagnosed with A.L.S. better known as "Lou Gerhig's Disease " In 1999 These are talismans that soothe and heal my soul. When I step Into my studio I am able to create pieces from my heart, my mind goes places that I've never been. I see colors and textures merging Into one and my little creations are born. It Is so rewarding. Each one of my pieces tell a story, a story I could only In vision In my mind.
Today I will be listing several new pieces In my Etsy Shop. Stop on by to see some new deigns. I will be listing a few pieces for that special upcoming love holiday too. This photo " Scarlet Lily " Is one of them.