Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Somebody loves me!

My Grass is Greener Brooch made another treasury :)

Here is a link



Thanks Fog and Thistle!!! XOXO

Sunday, January 27, 2008

I made a treasury!!!

How fun - I made one and I get to be in one!!

Check it out:





Thanks Drop!!! XOXO

I got a treasury

I was just playing around and looking at the treasuries - and I see at the bottom to start my own treasury! I love when that happens! So here goes:

And here is the link

And in case that has expired when you look at this - here are links to each of the artist on my treasury.
Phizzychick
Charlie Motel
BrowningtonForest
kellyrae
Block Party Press
suzanna anna
Rosie Music
Cabaret Voltaire
Livingroom Floor
Noodle and Lou
String of Blue
LG Brinkley
Cricket Press
kristine mays
Plants and Animals
Stichado

Enjoy! XOXO

Friday, January 25, 2008

Etsy Shop of the Day

So I stumbled upon this today.....fabulous:


So here's her shop - (and a note as I wrote this that scarf above sold) she has some fabulous work - very different! I am hearting her at once!!

Check out eninaj

XOXO

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Adding something new everyday!

So I am trying to add something new every day to my etsy shop. So keep an eye out for a little something new everyday!

Speaking of...I need to go add something!

XOXOXOOX

Oh btw - go check out this etsy shop - this Chet and Dot a friend I have "met" online and hope to meet her one day in Portland, OR. She is an awesome crafter!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Fresh Start

As I am waking up this monday morning - husband has left for his first day of school (he is going back to college for nursing) - and I am thinking of how I can start being a full time artist. So I am working now, and I enjoy it - but I work so much that I don't work at home - and that is NOOOO good. And the standing all day is killing me. I am just not cut out for that - with all my past injuries. So I need to figure out how to either do both or just one.....

So that is my dilema - my husband and I need to budget so that I can get back to my passion. Because I miss it....desperately!

XOXO

Saturday, January 12, 2008

As I wait....

To enter the chat room on etsy - I figured I needed to write a blog....

I am in a rut - I need some inspiration! I know the biggest part of my rut is that I am working almost full time and don't have time to play - that hurts me.....in every way!

So as I was playing tonight I came across keri smith and found some inspiration to print out and read along with! Here is one of my favorites:



Check out Keri Smith...find some inspiration - I hope it works for me!

On that note - I just got in the chat room! Have a wonderful evening! XOXO

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Lola's

So today I went into look at my old work that Lola's (in Chattanooga, TN) had left over. I wanted to go revamp some of my old work - goodness I think I have gotten better. Not to brag - but it really motivates me to keep working. So she only had 7 of my pieces left (minus buckets and frames, that I used to do) so I am going to revamp those and make some new fresh accessories for her. How exciting!!! So here I go....to revamp my goodies! XOXO

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

ETSY GIFT GUIDE

Etsy Gift Guide...
as I was looking for gifts for my niece....

I stumbled upon this:
Check it out - I am on the gift guide for children

How fun is that?

1/9/08

This is my favorite Etsy shop of the day!!! Heck - this is one of my most favorite shops on etsy period!! This is my friend Danielle at Studio1212 I have bought 2 of the same pieces from her....One for myself and one for my parents. This Patience print - looks A LOT like my Nellie.

So enjoy and go check out her shop - I am sure you will find something you love!
XOXO

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

1/8/08

Lunch with a crafty friend!

I had the pleasure of lunching with my friend Stephanie of The Living Room Floor. We had a nice lunch at Caffeine here in Chattanooga.

We had a nice lunch - and it was just good to have an hour to spend hanging out with another crafty person!

Go check her page out - super cool fun items!
XOOX

Monday, January 7, 2008

Today's Favorite Etsy Shop

My sweet husband surprised me with this Christmas Morning....


Don't you just love it?
Check out MultiplePersonality on Etsy! You will LOVE their work!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Project of the Day

I figured since I was going out of town this weekend to visit my cousins in Augusta - I should bring her three little girls hairclips! I think they would be perfect for those beautiful little girls!

So here is a photo of the hairclips in progress. More pics to come.....

XOXO

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Fave Etsy Shop of the Day

So I stumbled upon this etsy seller a month or so ago - and I put these earrings in my favorites - and my sweet husband bought them for me for Christmas!

Check them out:



And check out LAKE on Etsy!

Conversation with a friend

So today at work my friend asked me when I get bigger (wow that would be awesome) would I have people working for me making Ivey Handcrafted? Well my response was I never want to be that big - I want to keep my work one of a kind or the most 5-10 of a kind. I want to keep my work detailed and continue to make people feel special. Now I do know if a company (definitely have stores in mind) want my designs - I would be happy to sell them my design and they can mass produce it themselves. But as far as Ivey Handcrafted goes - I want to stay small...and continue to make things one by one----with my own 2 hands.....because where would the fun go if I let other people do it for me?

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Custom Orders

So yeah....not much went on in my 1st day of the New Year - but I had to relax some also - my last day off!! So my biggest accomplishment was finishing a custom order that I am ashamed to say I have had too long. I got these 2 custom orders then got a full time job - then holidays! UGH! So finally I got one done - and started the other one only to realize I didn't have the right size onesie! So after work today I get to run and buy onesies :) So here is a photo of my "O" onesie. I can't wait to start some new projects!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

2008 Day One

Well I started out my day with breakfast at Aretha's - that definitely didn't help start out my personal resolutions - but it sure was good eats to start off the new year! So then I immediately came home and started researching felt classes....which I found some but not until summer! What am I going to do? I am going to have to go with my books and become "self-taught" until later. So I need to start that - I have already done some needle felting! So stay tuned....and see where I go with this!