Saturday, June 18, 2011

Growing Pains

Hello everyone, it is so good to be here again and I think I am finally getting a handle on this blogging business.  Karen from the Graphic Fairy makes it so easy to add new backgrounds and headers,she takes you by the hand and walks you through the changes step by step and so my blog has a new look to it that I like.  Of course I will be experimenting with backgrounds, headers,layout in the weeks to come as I learn how to do more stuff to my blog
I believe that is a good attitude for our craft site on Etsy as well,and the three of us are learning to step out in faith and learn new skills everyday. Suzanne for instance is learning how to add cording to pillows, how to gauge the correct ribbon or lace border and how to sew it on without the ribbon looking like it was attacked by a wild animal, and she manges to keep us all in stitches (pun intended) while she does it. She is also learning to do one thing at a time, without becoming fractured and losing her way.  Izzy is learning to let go of some of the demands others try to put on her and to enjoy the time spent working on our crafting business.  She has learned that working with her hands and creating something beautiful invigorates her allowing her to go back to the care taking business for the elderly she runs, renewed and refreshed.  Me I am learning how to use my time wisely,how to see the beauty in front of me right this minute, and how to have faith in my creativity.  I feel as though I have finally been released from some self appointed guilt, that it is ok to love my work and the process of going from an idea to a finished product. It makes me content, which makes me so much easier to live with, and fills my life up so that depression no longer has a seat at my table.  We are all three learning to relax and create, to allow ourselves to stretch and grow and that is the best creation of all.
And that is what we wish for all of you, that you might learn how to slow down, and hear what your mind is trying to tell you, that you will take that leap of faith and find out what it is you wish to create and that you will learn to be content in that creation.  So for now we leave you as always saying may God bless you with sunshine and joy

Thursday, June 16, 2011

pictures added

ok as promised here are the pictures of the sachets, we made this past week.  I have many different images but for now i will show just a couple of items.  This first sachet is a graphic from the Graphic Fairy who is the most awesome lady.  the design features a french label, and is embellished with pearls,flowers and a ribbon to hang it with.
the last picture is one of our pillows.  So enjoy, if you would like more info leave me a comment and as always may God bless you with sunshine and joy
hugs Jen

A New Day

Hello everyone, I apologize for being slow to post again, something I am determined to avoid,but life just keeps getting in the way.  Ok nuff said on that lets get to some good stuff.  It is just beautiful outside today and since my computer faces a window I can look up and see my flower garden when I need a break.  It is a new layout this year as I went through it last fall and removed the outgrown stuff, got rid of the veggie portion and added lots of new stuff.  One of the things I put in was 200 bulbs, daffodil,tulip,hyacinth, alum etc, it was backbreaking, hot, sweaty work and I kept myself going by saying I wouldn't be hurting in the spring.  Well spring arrived , finally, and my garden was loaded with all kinds of lovely blooms and I was thrilled to say the least.  I've posted a couple of pictures here (sorry for the poor quality), the little blue sign is a repurposed road sign that says Route Paris, and the fence behind if you can see it is a rusted iron fence section that just begged to go in the garden.  On another note I want to show you what we are crafting.  You can find these at my Etsy shop Oldtimelovelies, which if some one would be so kind as to tell me how I will link to here......anyway the pictures..we have made lavender sachet's that have a graphic printed right into the material, they are filled with #1 grade lavender buds, sewn up and have bits of prettys added to them.  The second item we are working on are pillows with the same idea as the sachets old lace ribbon rhinestones ect.
Well I am off again to work on cards and gift tags we will carry so until next time, may God bless you with sunshine and joy
hugs Jen

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Evening

Ok its late here for me, but I think I have my blog set up and so I wanted to do my first post and say hello to everyone out there. Hopefully in the next few months my blog will have pictures of all the fun things my two partners and I have been making
for our Etsy Shop, which is called Oldtimelovelies. We make all sorts of fun items from ideas we have found on the web, maybe even from a tutorial you posted. it has been so much fun looking at everyone else posts, for instance the Graphics Fairy, whose clip art I use a lot. Go find her on the web but be warned she has an addictive site, or Miss Mustard Seed whose wonderful items quite often find a home with me, shus don't tell my hubby. Anyway I hope to have some fun and interesting posts and even better I hope to link other sites to my blog, whose listing are just so exciting and sometimes even breathtaking. If you have info to share with me or want to help point me in the right direction to make this post grow please let me know. thanks so much and have a great evening.