Sunday, June 21, 2009

Son, Daughter-in-Law, Grandchildren

My son is coming for a visit. Haven't seen him in 6 years. He is bringing his wife(have never met her), and 4 granchildren. I am so excited! I haven't seen my granddaughter for 6 years either, my grandson since he was 2, he is now 15. I get to meet my 2 new grandchildren as well. They will be staying for a week. Now to find things for 4 teenagers to do! Will be taking lots of photos, just in case it is a long time again before I see them.

Monday, June 8, 2009


As you know I have been trying to teach myself the art of chainmaille. I finally learned a new weave that I have tried and tried to do, it finally clicked.

I found a local place here in our town to display and hopefully sell some of my chainmaille and a few of hubby's earrings he has made. She ended up liking the display stand hubby and I made and wants us to also make some for her shop and some to sell. We will be doing a craft fair that she puts on too.

We are excited about it, was tired of making so much for free! It gets your work out there though, now I have a place for people who are interested in purchasing a piece can go.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


We ended up having to give our daughter the mustang for her birthday instead of graduation. She got to drive it home. She loves it and is looking forward to helping restore it. She is used to power everything so it was quite a task to not have anything electric, especially the steering. She did great though! Of course mom was following right behind her!

First things we have to do is replace the radiator, then change the shifter due to the shifter in it isn't the original. It is hard to shift right now.

I guess it helps a lot when your husband is mechanical and also can do the electrical work too.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day Diabetic Bracelet

Decided at 5am this morning today to make a friend another Diabetic chainmaille bracelet for Mother's Day. She has grown boys but I don't think they are in a position to be able to get her anything for her special day. She is one of those people like me who do for others, not ourselves.

This will be the 4th one I have made her. Didn't really care for the 2 of them that I had made out of split rings so they would hold up better.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

"67" Mustang

From the time I was a teenager I always dreamed of owning a 65/67 Mustang, didn't matter what year it was, I just wanted one. Sad to say that was a dream that never came to light for me.

Fast forward 30+ years, I finally own one! Not for me though, for our daughter. Just being able to restore one to it's original beauty and being able to present it to our daughter for graduation next year fulfills my dream of actually owning one.

It actually needs a lot more work done to it then we originally thought it would but that will be the fun of restoring it.

We have been ordering parts books, internet surfing and finding the original reproduction parts we will need.

I will be blogging about it as we go, so stay tuned!

Not a very good photo, came from my cell!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gift for a Friend

Just bought this tote bag from Can't wait to get it and to present it to my friend. She works in a casino so quite a few people will see it. Being diabetic she has to take sugar-free snacks with her to work and has been carrying them in a plastic sack so I thought a new tote would be a great Birthday present for her.
Received the tote bag, plus the cosmetic bag and they are beautiful. So if you are ever in need of a tote bag be sure to check out HautTotes shop on Etsy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Another Etsy Supply Let Down

We have been ordering some of our jewelry supplies off of Etsy. I am beginning to think the sellers of supplies do no quality control when shipping out their items, if they were we wouldn't be receiving the crap that we have been. Take a look at the photo and see what we got for Vintaj charms, one isn't even antiqued, it is still in brass form. Now tell me, how are we suppose to make a beautiful pair of earrings out of mismatched metals! I sure wouldn't buy them if they looked like that!

We could understand if it was just 1 order that was messed up but it has been numerous orders that have been crap. Come on supply sellers, take pride in what you sell and do some much needed quality control.

Now we aren't saying every supply seller on Etsy sells crap, we just haven't found the ones that don't.

We have received some beautiful items and that tells me that, that seller takes pride in their items and wants their customers to get what they paid for without having to go through the hassle of having to send them back and wait for the returns.