Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful - Year 3

This seems to be a tradition on my blog so I'll keep it going. (Here & Here)
Thank you Melissa

This time last year I was pretty bummed & anxious. This year I am full of thanks for the abundance & joy this move has given me.
I am thankful to be on this journey in our new home. I am thankful to be able to share it with my family. I've learned to take the good with the frustrating & chalk it up as an experience.

I am thankful for the new friends I was able to spend this holiday with. Nothing like full house & lots of food on Thanksgiving day.

Thankful for my blog friends - new & old. You bring joy & inspiration into my world everyday. Sometimes you bring me views of home that I miss - Thank you
My hope is that everyone is as full of joy as I am on this day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Handmade Holidays

How are you coming along with your Handmade Holidays pledge? Me, I'm plugging along. I'm making things for family & for my upcoming Christmas Bazaar.
I went on a bit of an earring rampage :)

Do you want to make some quick holiday gifts? Mary has made individual tutorials from the Artists Class available. You can buy a couple or still join in on the entire class (the blog is open until February - so don't sweat a time crunch). Take a look at all the tutorials here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Little of This & A Little of That

I'm headed into that time of year when I'm juggling a million things. I keep reminding myself what's important. I'm a mom & wife first - party planner, business person, creative crazy woman all follow. I've always struggled with balance.

Just one earring for now. I got tired wire wrapping!

I keep wanting to put stuff in my store, but I have some important visitors coming for Thanksgiving that I've been preparing for. I don't have time to create, so I find pockets here & there & end up with lots of things started & not a lot done. It's all a balancing act.
Here are some peeks of the artwork I've been working on. I've got more pics on flickr.

Oh yea, a little holiday bazaar coming up & I don't have enough inventory & will they even like my stuff & ... I've decided to just enjoy it. I had no idea coming to Kuwait I would have the opportunity to show my wares. There are quite a few holiday bazaars to look into for next year. Seriously, I'm starting to plan for next Christmas in February :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In ♥ Love♥ With My Dress & My Date

Hee hee, it's like I'm going to the prom! I've been running around trying to figure out what to wear to the ball. I found this pink pleated dress about a week ago & made my hubby take me back today to get it. I couldn't stop thinking of it. I had another dress, but it needs alterations. I attempted to go to a tailor yesterday but there was a *bit* of a communication issue. So here I am with my pink princess dress, which still needs altering. It's too long, of course, but there's no hem, just a raw edge. I'm petrified of cutting it, but I've started so no turning back. I'll post pictures after the event. I better go. Alterations to be completed & jewelry to be designed & created!
Wow, 2 posts in 1 day!

A Few New Images From My World

Downtown Kuwait

Boats at the Fish Souk

View from Sharq Mall

View From Sharq Mall - This was our lunch view!

I know this is a short post, but I'll have another one later this week. I've been super busy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Holiday WIP's

Where is the time going? Is it really November? I'm enjoying looking at all the Fall snapshots around blogland :) With the cooler weather we've had a few rain drops & lots of humidity here. Not my idea of Fall!

Here's a collage of a few jewelry pieces I'm working on. I'm going a million miles an hour with my crafty things these days. I've had lots of creative juju & I just love to run it when I've got it. I'm hoping to have all these pretties completed, photographed & posted to the store here & here next week. I might find some time to do the piles of laundry & unpacking/sorting :) Maybe...

I also found out that our community is going to have a holiday show. Yea for me! I've missed doing craft shows & am so excited to do this one. Besides the jewelry, I'm making photo books/journals & canvases. It never stops! The photo above are some canvases I've started. Seems like lots of stuff started & nothing finished yet.
What are you doing to get ready for the holidays? This is my favorite time of the year!! I'd like to do the Handmade Pledge again, so I obviously need to get started with that. And with a show coming up, one can never have too much merchandise.