Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Fun Summer Freebie!!

I don't know about ya'll, but I'm ready for a vacation!  Some tropical island with giant frozen drinks, lots of fruit and tiny umbrellas ~ ah...maybe ~ I'll keep my fingers crossed.  In the meantime, I'll just keep making stuff and dreaming.
I'm loving this simple little pearl necklace that I made today!  It's for sale in the shop, or you can win it, by commenting on this blog post and telling me where your ultimate dream vacation spot would be.  That's it!  Ozzy will pick a winner Tuesday!  Good luck!!  Not only would this little necklace be beautiful on a bride, or bridesmaid, it would make a perfect gift for that "sweet 16" birthday girl!  It's just so cute & dainty!  Plus, it's only $15 and includes "free shipping" [for a limited time].  I think I'm going to make several of these, with different color pearls.  They are great for Summertime!  I don't like wearing heavy necklaces when it's scorching hot outside, so this would be perfect! 
I sure have been enjoying all of the blooming flowers around here!  One of my favorites is the Hosta...and, unfortunately, the deer love it, too!  We lost just about 1/2 of the blooms in one single night.  Wayne got some stuff at the hardware store to "repel" the deer, but Ozzy loves it and goes outside and licks the leaves of the Hosta plants!  The stuff smells like rotten eggs!  Dogs are so gross ~ lol

So, I don't know if you noticed, but now you can actually purchase prints, or cards of my photos that I post [the photos I take].  If you click on the photo itself, it will open up in a little picture window and you can choose from the menu what you would like to purchase.  Of course, your actual print will not have the watermark, unless you specifically ask for it.  How awesome is that!  I'm really excited about it.

I'm also really excited about these:
I got 5 of them!  Mini telescopes and they really work!!  Really!!  I can't wait to make something with them...what a great little thing to have on a tropical vacation!  You could watch the ships come in!  And don't forget to leave a comment here and tell me about your dream vacation!  You could win this awesome necklace!  Happy Thursday everybody!!

& peace always ~ Kathy

"Vacations prove that a life of pleasure is overrated."  ~ Mason Cooley

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Just updated my calendar!!

Yay!  I finally got in all of my confirmations and acceptance letters for the rest of 2011!  So now my calendar is all updated with upcoming shows.  But, in case you want a quick lineup, here goes:

Sunday, July 10th ~ "The Big Crafty" ~ Pack Place in downtown Asheville, NC
Friday & Saturday, September 9th & 10th - "Mountain Song Festival" ~ Brevard Music Center
Saturday, September 17th ~ "Art in Autumn" ~ downtown Weaverville, NC
Friday, Saturday & Sunday ~ October 7th, 8th & 9th ~ "Cashiers Leaf Festival" ~ Cashiers, NC

And, of course, you can still find me at the "Transylvania Tailgate Market" ~ about every other Saturday, depending on the weather and my creative spirit!  I'll post it on the calendar a couple of days ahead, just so you'll know if I'll be there, or not.  And, if you just want to stay inside and sip ice tea, you can always find me in my shop on Etsy!!
And I just couldn't stop in without sharing this photo of Ozzy!  He gets so serious sometimes.

Hope you are having a wonderful Summer so far!!!  Life is good!!

♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Yay! It's Summer!!

Happy Summer everybody!!

xo ~ Kathy

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cuteness, Sadness and down-right Madness...

...all of the emotions that go along with baby birds!  So yesterday morning I went out to watch the parent Carolina Wrens feed the babies and the whole nest had been destroyed.  It was ripped out of the bird-house and strewn all over my front porch.  I happened to look around the ground beneath the porch and found a lone little baby that had fallen pretty far and landed on a rock.  I picked him up and he was still alive [barely].  I rushed in with him and wrapped him up in a dish cloth and held him for a long time, so his body temperature would come back up...he was so cold at first.  Then I quickly "Googled" what to do and started hunting worms [along with the Robins] and cutting them up in tiny pieces to feed him.  I was also giving him drops of water.  He survived all day and then took his last little breath this morning when I picked him was almost as if he survived the night just to say "thanks and goodbye".  I don't know what attacked the nest, but Nature sure can be heart-breaking sometimes.

So today I'm going to focus my energies on making some new things...inspired by a tiny little bird [I named Rocky, since he was such a fighter].  He'll be buried under the Cypress Tree, amongst the worms that are so plentiful under there!  I had no idea we had so many worms in the yard!  

Happy Monday!! 
♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~ Lou Holtz

Friday, June 3, 2011

More Cuteness!!

A pair of Carolina Wrens built a nest in an old birdhouse that my daddy made for me years ago.  I can hear the babies peeping, but haven't been able to see them yet.  So cute!!

I'm busy making new things for the Transylvania Tailgate Market tomorrow!  Come out and see me!  I'll be there from 8am until noon!  Happy Friday!!
♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul..." ~ Emily Dickinson