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Sunday, June 29, 2008

You say aubergine and I say eggplant...

I just listed these Purple Frosted Like Beach Glass earrings. They kind of look like jewelry berries hanging from the branch.
Here is the matching Purple Frosted Like Beach Glass Pendant. Not quite as dramatic a picture. Oh well. They can't all be winners.
I've been trying to add all the different colors we have in this style earring and pendant when I have the time. There seems to have been a shortage of time.
Nothing new and exciting here. I went to the saturday Market in Eugene to sell yesterday. I was dreading it because they predicted it to be 95 degrees. I foolishly had high hopes because the Olympic Trial s and the Bach Festival have just started for the next two weeks so there should be lots of visitors in town.
Well they were off by 5 degrees. It was 100 in the shade by 4:30. I was in the sun although covered in my booth. It was brutal. Sales started out decent but died quickly because any sane person would not be there shopping. The highlight of the day was when one of my fellow marketeers broke out the cooler with melting ice and we stuck our feet in it. I tried to keep my suffering in perspective by thinking of our brave soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan working in warmer temperatures and carrying all their protective armour and gear while risking their lives.
I am a wimp.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Our butterflies emerged from their cocoons the past two days. It's been very exciting.I didn't intend for the kids to take them out of their butterfly tent but Henry went ahead and did it when I wasn't paying attantion. The butterflies are very docile and interested. Probably because we are in the midst of a cold snap (unlike the rest of the country) and they want the warmth of the kids hands. That's my uneducated guess.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Lots of Hearts

This is what 50 special order heart pendants look like. This is an exclusive design I made for the Chloe Dyuck Memorial Fund. It is a special organization that raises money for research for pediatric congenital heart defects. I was approached by Michele who created this fund in honor of her daugher Chloe. The heart is larger on one side to represent the typical defect. The lines of the pendant sort of spell out Chloe which is loosely based on the logo she created for the fund. You can only purchase this pendant though their fund. It was an honor to be a part of this project.

With the success of the two shawl pins that we have been selling on Etsy I was motivated to come up with another shawl pin design. This the the Aluminum Celtic Heart and Swirls Shawl Pin. I sold my first one this morning!

On the home front we are in a zombie parent daze as Max has had some sort of typical childhood virus this weekend that includes intermitant fevers and now an itchy rash. He is fine during the day and has tons of energy but has a lot of trouble staying alseep at night.
The seasonal allergies are penetrating my usually awesome generic Allegra prescription which is also adding to the zombie lifestyle.
But I'm not complaining... really....
Life is good, just hazy.