Hi everyone. Yes, I'm still here! Just having a bit of a rough week, physically speaking. The car ride to Ohio and back was torture on my poor legs. They are throbbing. And lots of other pregnancy-related pains seem to be presenting themselves on a daily basis. On top of that, I am no longer sleeping. Some nights I sleep an hour or two. Some nights not at all. I'm running on empty! Oh, well, I guess it's just all normal pregnancy stuff. I just didn't have these issues with my first pregnancy, so it has caught me by surprise.
Anyhoo, I hope you all had a nice long weekend. We enjoyed the company of family and change of scenery. Mario and his cousins ran around the yard like maniacs and had a ball playing together. My new niece was baptized, and I'm so glad we were there for that special day. My mom and I hit the flea market (another reason my legs hurt......shame on me.) and found some treasures. The picture at the top is a glimpse of some old jewelry I found. I'll finally be able to get the Flea Market section of the website up and running with some Bundles of Baubles and Bundles of Buttons! I hope you like them. I'll let you know when they are listed. I also found some vintage ornaments in my colors to add to the tree this year. I hoping to finally get around to making a wreath out of these.
And now, without further ado, the winner of the 100th post Sparkling Glass Glitter Giveaway is Dede!!!!!! Congratulations Dede! I'll be sending you an email to get your mailing address and shipping your two bottles of glitter out this week! I hope you enjoy them!
For any of you who may be interested, the 2 new glitter colors will be for sale in the shop on Saturday. I'll post again to let you know exactly when.
Speaking of giving things to people, so many sweet and thoughtful gifts have come my way lately. I just wanted to share a few of them with you.
This is a gift from Wendy, a sweet woman who I've kind of gotten to know through my blog. She wanted to share some of her vintage lace collection with me. Lucky me! The box arrived covered in vintage wallpaper, and I hated to have to tear it open. I love how she covered this container and embellished it with tags and lace and an old rhinestone jewel. Pink and brown......she's got my number for sure. Just look at all of the lovely aged lace. Yum.
My friend Pam made this special journal and brought it over to my house the day before I launched One Hundred Wishes. I use it to record my thoughts and plans and milestones for the business. I know I'll enjoy looking back through this journal in years to come to see how things have evolved and to remember the beginning stages of One Hundred Wishes.
Pam also made this! It's a vintage wooden spool that she crafted into a vase of sorts to hold all of the "flowers" she tucked inside. It sits happily on a shelf in my studio. I really enjoy surrounding myself with art made by friends and fellow crafters. It makes me feel that I'm a teeny tiny part of a creative web of wonderful, generous women.
This was given to me by my friend Dana. A tablet of stationery covered in floral paper with an "A" on top. And this little old stork! She knows I fall for anything vintage-baby related. How cute is this stork? I just love it! Can't wait to find the perfect little nook for it in the nursery.
Those are just a few bits of generosity that have come my way lately. It's fun to get surprises and just as fun to give them to others. George says I do so many giveaways, I'll never make any money! I don't care......it's fun!
The weekend is almost here. I can't wait. I'll be back (I promise) with a shop update this Saturday (or sooner). My foyer looks like a warehouse. Lots of shipments arriving and newness to share with all of you, including new ribbons, garlands, and some velvet surprises!
Have a lovely day!