Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A couple of new things...

I had some time today to make a couple of last minute things for the show this weekend. The kids were on their best behavior so I got a few hours to create, and I am so pleased with what I did! I sometimes have such a hard time selling certain pieces, and these are on that list. Meghan has gymnastics tonight and I have a couple more days of beading time available, so I can't wait to see what I come up with next!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Busy Bee!

I have been so busy this past week and weekend trying to get a variety of things done. I have 1 week to go before the craft fair next weekend. I stayed up late last night and made a few more really pretty items to sell. I hope everyone else likes my creations as much as I enjoy making them! Also, I have been editing pictures from two weddings that I photographed in the past two months, in addition to an annual photo shoot with a stunning little two and a half year old girl who I have followed from "belly" pictures before she was born to date. It's nice to see her growth every year and watch her character develop. The weddings are all consuming and not only am I editing pictures, I am building slide shows and gearing up for the holidays. I must say that I am looking forward to going away for a few days in December, man do I need a break from this chaos! But it's all good, I enjoy what I do and as long as everyone else is happy then I am happy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New office space!

I'm SO excited to report that I have finally got a room in the house for myself! That's a hard thing to do with two adults, 3 kids and 2 cat's! My lovely daughter, VOLUNTARILY gave up her bedroom, which was the largest in the house, to my boys so that they could bunk up and she took the smaller bedroom. She's an angel, I swear! I don't know how I got so lucky to have a 9 year old be so accommodating to her two younger brothers. Anyway, the room that Matt was in is small, but there was plenty of room for his crib a table and there is a huge window and closet so I have taken that room over! It has a french door that I can just close when I want to be alone to bead! It's wonderful! I put in my stereo today, and brought up some really pretty pier 1 chairs that I have been storing in the basement. I got my uncle's desk and it is just perfect for sitting and making jewelry at! I'll try to take a picture of it once I get my pictures on the walls and a second coat of "Tennessee Haze" paint! It's such a serene color of green and it is SO me! Can't wait to get some work done, looking forward to sharing the space with my shadow, Mimi (my cat). She follows me everywhere, and has picked out her favorite spot on the floor next to my chair already! This will be great!

Monday, October 15, 2007

New Pieces

I finally got to sit down and make some jewelry this weekend, I am so excited! I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Here are a couple of snapshots of what I did, and what will be available at the craft fair in November. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Here we go!

Well, I decided to start a blog for those of you who are interested in what I am up to! I thought that this would be a good place to tell you what's new and what is going on in this very busy final quarter of 2007! I have many things coming up including a Craft Fair in November. Once that is done I plan to add many things to my online store at mjmjewelrydesigns.etsy.com, so please check back! Here is a picture of a beautiful bracelet that I just made last weekend, I love it! It is made with all glass beads that I purchased through a glass artist and it's accented with lots of silver and Swarovski Crystal! I am having a hard time parting with this one!