Sunday, December 20, 2009

Small Dazzlefly Suncatcher Giveaway!

A while back I had a giveaway contest on Etsy to win one of my Dazzleflyz. The winner was "saladforbreakfast", who has an awesome blog with tons of giveaways that she hosts. After visting her blog, I contacted her to let her know I would love to do another giveaway on her blog. So, now the giveaway for one of my small Dazzlefly Suncatchers is happening here:

Check it out and Good Luck!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

David's New Gem Star Novas!

Another one of David's awesome ideas come to life! David's been making Gem Star Pyramids (a similar product, only with a copper pyramid shape that he makes) for several years now. In those several years, I remember him saying that he wished there was a way to make them in the shape of a Merkaba. He played around with the idea several times only to find that they weren't quite the way he wanted them. About a month or so ago, he tried again, worked out the kinks, didn't give up and finally, here they are! I love these as both suncatchers and as pendulums. When I use pendulums, I like them to really move and I think the shape and weight has a lot to do with those factors. These REALLY MOVE!! I can't decide which I like more, the Gem Stone Novas or the Swarovski Novas. The Gem Stone Novas are great because you get the added power of the stones he uses and the Swarovski Novas are just so beautiful!

Friday, August 28, 2009

YAY...We made Front Page on Etsy!!!

How exciting! Davids Om Soap was on the front page of Etsy this morning! I have made tons of treasuries and even had a couple I've made make it to front page, but this is the first time I'm aware of being on the front page. The reason I knew we were featured was because I was on the Etsy forums and someone had posted about a new website called so I checked out their website, (it's similar to craftopolis and craft cult) and they offer an automatic email if you get featured on front page of Etsy, so I signed up for the emails, and this morning when I got up, I had a notification! What a cool feature... Thanks statsy! Anyway, we're excited :) We feel famous today..hahahahaha

Friday, July 31, 2009

Order up!

This is David's latest soap order for a shop in Missoula. He had them all laid out on the table and I couldn't resist grabbing the camera, they just looked so beautiful all lined up!
Here's Davids soap in our Etsy shop

Trying to make Mr. Sneaky Cat feel at home..

This cat had been coming in through our kitty door for a few months. We didn't know if he was a neighbor's cat just sneaking in for a treat or if he had no home. For months we couldn't get near him, he would bolt out the door if he heard us or saw us at all. I decided I really wanted to try to assess his situation, because if he was homeless, that had to change one way or another. So I started to make friendly noises when he came in (like little kissey noises and "Hi kitty, come here", in a gentle voice). A few weeks ago, I was able to sit next to him while he ate. I put a little bowl outside for when he was too nervous to come in, I just wanted him to eat. My other 2 cats who would normally NEVER allow ANY cat to enter our property was letting this guy come in and eat! The big breakthrough was when he let me pet him recently. He seemed starved for affection, yet very easily startled. Now, he comes around everyday. He lets me pet him and is getting more and more comfy with us and the other cats. I really love this little guy and I'm hoping that he will continue to become part of our household (or I will find a wonderful home for him). The pictures above are from today. The one with him laying next to my cat Gypsy made my day!
Any ideas for a name? He's a boy kitty.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A screen shot of my current Etsy treasury..

I LOVE making treasuries on Etsy. What's a treasury you ask? It's a way to feature artists on Etsy who's work you admire. If you go to the main page on Etsy and scroll down, there is a hyper-link that says "Treasury". That is where you can view the different treasuries made by other Etsy artists. They last 2 to 3 days and then they are gone. Why make a treasury? Well, I like making treasuries because I discover different talents on Etsy. Also, when you are in a treasury, there's a little excitement when you see the item someone has chosen to feature. It's also a chance to play with color and balance and layout. The other cool part is that every great once in a while, Etsy will choose your treasury and put it on the front page of their web-site. I have had my treasuries on the front page 3 times and it's very exciting! Why? Who knows...I guess it's just a little slice of fun in the day ;)
I called this treasury "Succulent Whimsy" Click on the picture above to see a full view..

Friday, July 24, 2009

Conversations with Buddha and the Praying Mantis..

This photograph was the combined effort of David and my Mom. David started taking a bunch of pictures of this praying mantis that has loads of personality! A while later, my parents came over for a BBQ. My Mom saw David snapping pictures of something, when she realized it was the little Buddha statue and the praying mantis that was actually POSING for pictures, she thought what a great painting that could be! She's a watercolor artist. Anyways, she took a few pictures to possibly turn into a painting someday and here's the shot!