Sunday, January 24, 2010

One World, One Heart 2010 Event and Giveaway

Wow! Can you believe it? It's already been a year since the last One World, One Heart (OWOH) event. What is OWOH, you ask?

This event was started by Lisa Swifka of A Whimsical Bohemian in 2007 as a way of getting bloggers from around the world an opportunity to discover interesting people, make new friends and close the gap between the blogging community. Each blogger who participates hold a giveaway on their blog. The giveaway can consist of supplies, antiques, etc., but original artwork of any kind is encouraged. Last year, I participated in this event for the first time. I met some wonderful people through this event who I still keep in touch with today; I also won some fabulous door prizes from a couple of different bloggers just by visiting their blog and leaving a comment.

If you would like to participate in this fabulous and very fun event (while checking out some cool artwork from our fellow crafters and artisans out there), be sure to stop by the One World, One Heart blog to sign up and also find links of all of the bloggers who are participating this year. The sign-up for OWOH begins on January 25; the event ends on February 15th.

This year, I will be giving away two items at random to two lucky winners who leave comments on my blog under this post. IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN YOU LEAVE A COMMENT I MUST BE ABLE TO LINK BACK TO YOU, OR YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ME TO CONTACT YOU IN CASE YOU WIN. The winners will be selected by a random number generator on the morning of February 15 at 6:00 a.m. Winners will be announced on my blog the evening of
February 15.

The first item consists of a handmade resin pendant featuring the Virgin Mary; the second item is an adjustable domino ring of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

I look forward to "meeting" you if I haven't already. If you have stopped by before, welcome back.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Retro Eclectica - My New ETSY Store!

I'm happy to tell you that I finally opened my new Etsy store which features just vintage items. It is called "Retro Eclectica".

I just posted some awesome items like an unopened box of Mixed Vegetable Jell-O for Salads from the 1960's and vintage craft kits from the 1970's. Ah, the memories!

More vintage goodies will be added regularly, so please check back often.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy New Year - Back in Action!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

I know I have been away from my blog for a long time. I promise to try to stay on track and keep regular posts coming.

One of my major resolutions this year is to be more disciplined in some areas. I have some definite goals in mind and God willing - I will stick to them.

In regards to the arts and crafts world, I would like to get back into making art quilts and dolls. Quilting has always been one of my favorite things to do. I got so caught up in making jewelry for my customers, boutiques and the like that it took up all of my creative time. Don't get me wrong - I'll still make and sell jewelry as long as there is still a demand for it, however, I'd like to get back to doing what I really enjoy.

For years, I have hoarded vintage quilts, chenille blankets, linens, hankies and doilies with the intent that I would make them into something new. I did make some awesome hankie quilts, hankie angel dolls and teddy bears made from chenille blankets and cutter quilts a few years ago. Please keep an eye out for my new creations which I will sell on EBay and Etsy. This is going to be an interesting year!

Speaking of hoarding, I have collected vintage brooches, earrings and broken jewelry pieces for years. I have also been experimenting with creating these into repurposed assemblage necklaces. These are a nice change in design for me and quite refreshing.

As I mentioned on an earlier post, I wanted to start selling vintage items on Etsy and even had a contest to name the store. What I didn't realize is the store name I selected was already in use, so I have had to select another name. I expect to be opening that store in the next few days. Stay tuned for details...

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