I was going over the front page of Etsy one morning, when I came accross a thumb nail of a shop that creates hand crafted rubber stamps. I had an invision of branding my shop logo onto a stamp, and handcrafting my own cards, boxes, etc.
Brown Pigeon on Etsy
I am so excited with the results! I can't wait to receive this work of art in my mail box. I will be starting a whole new handcrafted addition to go along with each jewelry piece I kreate! O.K. can you tell I'm smiling from ear to ear?!! Ooooh, La La ~ BELISIMO! Tres' Chic!!!
Another shop I discovered is LuvULots on Etsy. Wow, what a talented artist Pat is! I came accross another beautiful and creative person whom I adore!
Here you will find mini scrapbooks, etc. I fell in LUV with this:
I truely love when I discover talent, and I am sure glad to know there are people who love what they do. I include myself amongst amazingly gifted people. Every person has their own talent, and I feel that it should all be shared with the world. God has given me a blessing with my creative mind and I am so very greatful to use my abilities to my best. I love what I do and hope you see this in my pieces.
I wanted to create something special this week. Something that is new for me, and has never been kreated by me. I am teaching myself how to make fabric roses. I have a video on my blog from about a year ago. I didn't really understand how, just from the video. I gave the fabric rose my own take on how I wanted it to look. Here is a sneak peek at what I am currently working on:
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Husband unemployed after having a very well paid job for 25 years, which the last 7 years relocated hours away from all of your family because the company he did work for in your hometown for 19 years, closed up and moved to Nevada. With no other company nearby in the same line of work, having to move away from all you loved, family, the great city you grew up in, friends, your whole lifetime of memories, gone to just memories.
Relocated to a new town, a small, hot summer days, lonely nights, far from loved ones, well, you get it right? Now employed, finally after moving into your own home, beautiful, new, cozy, decorated to the "T", how I LOVE THEE. Getting everything back to normal.
You one day wake up, go to work, find out that all you worked for, 7 beautiful years, gone in a heartbeat. Company is moving away just like the other. Bamm, boom, hear ya go again.
Lost home, cars, life as you knew it. Unemployed once again. Move to friends garage, no income...unemployment froze, we froze, no power, no running water, no heat, no food, no income! Relying on what ANYONE can do for us because of the wait...waiting more, and then some more. All you have is each other to hold, pray, hope, and rely on God and just one more day to wait some more. While waiting, finding out you have an illness that can not be fixed. You cannot get better, no matter what medicines are there in your frail little body. Lost 45 pounds, bones and skin keep you alive. This is what is going on. I too have been disabled for the last 11 years. I cannot do anything to help but I try awfully hard to make my business fruitful.
Finally, four long months later, enduring the impossible...it happens. A paycheck worth waiting for...disability is approved. Saving up, eating once a day, going to just basics, so that the whole family is back together once again. A normal life FINALLY! It took every single penny we had saved, pawned my precious jewelry, sold some valuable things, just to get a normal life back in check. Sacrifices that no one should have to endure, but we did it. Together.
We had no money left over for food, no Christmas tree, no festive food, just us in a newly moved in home. It is all we need. We are finally getting our lives back.
Christmas is a celebration together. That is our gift. This is our food. This is our tree. This is our lives. Togetherness, thankfulness. Bliss.
Door bells ring. One after the other, surprise. Friends of my son, bringing gifts, collected money, food, more friends, more gifts, more food. Overflowing our little ice chest, (house has no refrigerator), but our home is filled with nourishment not only for our stomachs, but our souls. We prayed for God to grant us just a glimpse of hope, just a few meals for the week until the next check comes. Our prayers were once again answered. And to top this all off with a beautiful surprise, an order was placed in my shop on Etsy! What more can we ask!
If anyone ever had a miracle come true, I would be able to say, yes, I do believe. I know, because I lived through one, o.k., maybe more miracles than I could ever dream of.
I would like to take this time, my precious time here on earth, to thank God, my friends, my dear friends online, and those who we never IMAGINED would ever hear our plea...Thank you! Thank you for reaching out your arms, your blessed prayers, your hugs, your hearts, your warmth, your love. May God bless you all. I know He has blessed us.