Saturday, August 30, 2008

Photography & "Free" Earrings!!!

These are some new earrings I made for the shop today, called "World Peace". I thought they would make a wonderful accessory for wearing to the voting polls!

Okay, so call me crazy! I started another Etsy shop and am now selling some of my photography. Please check it out and give me some feedback. I would love to know what you think about it ~ the pictures, the prices, etc. And, I tell you what, everybody that leaves a comment will be entered into a drawing for a pair of these awesome "World Peace" earrings for "free"! Yes, "FREE". I'll draw the name Tuesday afternoon and post the winner here on Wednesday. Be sure and leave me your name in the comment.This is one of the prints I have for sale. I love the proverb "Lose yourself in Nature and find Peace" ~ Happy Labor Day weekend everybody!!!!

xxoo & peace always ~ Kathy

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rock You Like A Hurricane....

I love this!!!! A new necklace I made this morning with one of the "hurricane glass pendants" that I bought from Luigi Cattelan when he was here doing a trunk show from Murano, Italy. I think this has to be my favorite, so far. The black agate stones keep it simple enough to make the pendant "pop" ~ it's really awesome and you know where you can find it :)And here's another page from Jack's book ~ isnt' it precious! I'm having so much fun with it ~ I know his parents are going to just love it!

I hope you're having a good week! Happy Thursday ~ xx00 & peace always ~ Kathy

"The World is but a canvas to our imaginations" ~ Henry David Thorean

Friday, August 22, 2008

Rest In Peace...

The gripping story of the baby whale that was lost this week in Australia has just been heart-wrenching, to say the least. I made this little necklace yesterday and named it "Colin", as a tribute to that little whale. It's for sale in the shop and 100% of the proceeds will be donated by me in his name to "The Whale Center Of New England". The people there devote their whole lives to the studying, habitats & saving of whales. Hopefully, through their efforts, more can be learned about whales and this terrible tragedy will never happen again if people actually know "what to do". Thanks for reading.
Here's a "virtual rose" I picked just for you from my yard :)

Happy Friday ~ xxoo & peace always ~ Kathy

"Save the Whales"

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Road Trips & Vintage Finds...

Time flies! Wayne & I took an awesome motorcycle trip Monday. We were gone all day ~ it was so much fun and exactly what we both needed after all the house guests were back home. We went through this awesome little town of "Saluta", where we were greeted by this wonderful "Peace Sign", had lunch and walked around the little town. We found this great little vintage shop that was just so much fun and chocker block full of funny stuff!
Like this awesome purple clock purse that made me laugh, as did this:which would work out perfect for my string! And this:which was just down right hilarious! I still don't get the "raccoon", but I suppose it's somebody's inside joke! And of course there were these memories:But this was the best part of all:Happy Wednesday!!!! xxoo & peace always ~ Kathy

"The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible" ~ Richard M. Devos

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Books & Roses...

I've started to make a book for little Jack for his 1st birthday, which is October 17th. This is the cover. I think it turned out really awesome ~ what do you think? The quote says "The Music in my heart I bore, long after it was heard no more". I took this picture of Jack this past Monday night ~ he is starting to pull up and is really getting into the music. I think he's going to become an awesome musician. Of course I'm biased, but still, he's quite awesome :)
This is a new necklace I made today! It's called "Kiss From A Rose" and it's just awesome! The wooden rose is simply gorgeous and the little pewter bee makes it that much more beautiful. Of course, it's for sale in the shop, if you want to check it out.

So I hope you are all having a terrific weekend! I've been busy filling orders all day, so I'm going to jump in the hot tub for a bit, before Michael Phelps swims his last swim.

xx00 & peace always ~ Kathy

"Those who wish to sing always find a song" ~ Swedish Proverb

Friday, August 15, 2008

Yay ~ we finally got some rain!!!

And the best thing about the rain around here is the awesome shroomies that pop up all over the place ~ they are everywhere:
Well, all of my house guests have gone back home as of this morning. It's a little sad knowing I won't be able to see them for another year or so, but at the same time, Wayne and I have our house back. Ozzy & Lita will miss the guests the most, since I'm 100% sure morsels of food were snuck to them on a regular basis over the last three weeks. But Ozzy has resumed his spot on the couch and Lita has resumed her position on Waynes lap, or at his feet if he's not sitting down. So today I'm catching up on cleaning and laundry and then I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend of making jewelry. So be on the lookout for new things in the shopAnd here's a natural little "heart" that popped up today, so I'm sending it along to all of you and thank you again for reading my ramblings and patiently awaiting my updates, which have been few and far between lately. I promise I'll be lots, lots better now, since I have no more guests coming to visit until another month, or so. Happy Friday!!!!

xx00 & peace always ~ Kathy

"Life is a festival only to the wise." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, August 11, 2008

1/2 Price ~ Thank You!!!

Well, another round of visitors left this morning after a wonderful visit! We had such a great time the past two weeks with our visitors ~ lots of hikes, walks, shopping & canoeing ~ here's Wayne atop the sumit @ "Sam's Knob"......and now I'm busy cleaning & doing laundry for the next group that are arriving tomorrow. After this week, I'll be back in full swing with updates & new stuff for the shop. But in the meantime, I want to thank all of you for your continued reading & support of my work. So, from now until midnight this Friday {August 15th} you can purchase any 1 (one) thing from my shop for 1/2 price. Since this offer is limited to my blog readers be sure to type in "Blog Reader" in the comments to seller section at your time of purchase and wait for me to send you an updated PayPal invoice {limit 1 item per customer}. I hope you take advantage of this offer & snag something you've had your eye on. And I'll leave you with this awesome butterfly picture I took last week on our hike. To see more pictures, just click on the butterfly:I hope you are all doing well & I wish you a terrific week!!!!

xxoo & peace always ~ Kathy

"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself." ~ Jean Anouilh

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Busy Bee.....

Sorry if I've been neglecting my blog....I'm busier than a bee right now, with house guests and all. Wayne and I stopped by "Queen's Farm" yesterday for some fresh pickens and I snapped some great shots of bees & butterflies....I hope you enjoy them:The butterflies around here are in such abundance right now ~ it's really awesome:I did find a few extra minutes this morning to make this:It's made with a gorgeous ceramic leaf that my friend Jen made for me. I named it "Free Falling" and it's for sale in the shop. Jen makes pottery and some wonderful handmade soaps. The soaps are made with actual water from the waterfalls around here. Check out her stuff when you get a chance ~ Waterfall Soap Company.

Well, I gotta run for now and get ready for our next visitors, but before I go I just have to share this awesome little bird nest. It's baby Purple Martins and they had a nest right outside of the nature center up at the Fish Hatchery last week ~ they were soooooo cute!Have a wonderful weekend!

xxoo & peace always ~ Kathy

"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it" ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe