Sunday, February 6, 2011

Creating my Etsy Store!

The Meyer family has been down and out this week but we seem to be on the collective mend.  So I have spent this Sunday morning creating my etsy shop (so fun!!!) while J and K are playing with trains.
Here is a sneak peak at the banner I created for my shop:

I am pretty proud of myself being technologically challenged and all.  I have written my description and ironed out my policies.  The next step is getting it stocked!  That will be a task for another day as I have a toddler that is way too cute ready to play!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Trudging through the depths of a head cold but still have birthday on the brain...

TSCookies etsy.com
   K's second birthday party has been churning in my head since, oh, the day after his first birthday party.  I actually keep a binder that I throw anything into that I would like to incorporate.  A fabric scrap for color or texture, pictures from magazines, words, etc. Of course etsy.com is a source of infinite inspiration for me, I could seriously lose myself for days in there if the outside world didn't come knocking.   With 2 months to go it is time to get serious!  I have it pretty much shaped up in my head so now I just have to get shopping and crafting!  This year we will be having it at Oma and Papa's house which should be beautiful. 
    We are going with a train theme since K is in LOVE with trains.  I want things crisp and modern but with the undertone of a vintage picnic in the country.  Here are a couple of things that have piqued my interest over the past year for our little man's big day.
CantaloupeCorner etsy.com

                                                     
tomkatstudio etsy.com

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First Post=First Day of School!

     Wow, the nerves!  Since this is my first post introductions are in order.  I spent the last 10 years in the veterinary field loving on my animal friends.  I left my career as a Hospital Manager for my dream job... mama... this past fall.  This was the single best decision of my adult life.  Our son will be 2 in April and he is the highlight of my day, life, everything. 
     Another highlight is the ability to once again focus on my creative side and fulfill my aesthetic needs. I do this through creating artisan jewelry.  More about that later.  I also enjoy all things domestic, and cloth diapering and  wool longies may be an obsession.  Who actually dreads potty learning time because they will miss their fluffy dipes??!
     So, that is a bit about me.  I look forward to sharing more. Happy creations and enjoy!
I leave you with a picture of K in his "new" upcycled longies made yesterday~~

Shirt:  Circo, Target Longies: Tiromay, Alpaca Slippers: Handmade in Martha's Vineyard