Thursday, September 30, 2010

Finally! they are, the long awaited labels!!!! Yay!

Now all I have to do is iron them onto the back of the pins, take some more detailed photo's of each item and upload them to my etsy shop. Of course that will be no problem if all goes well...but if anyone out there knows me, then they know it's not going to be that simple.
Let's take today for instance. I have spent about 4 hours trying to remove a virus from my computer (I think I got it looking up a local Thai restaruant, can you imagine!) as well as trying to get blogger to work. I wasn't even able to publish a post until about 5 minutes ago and now that I seem to be able to do that much, I am currently having problems loading images from my desktop onto this post. What I want to know is, why would someone change things if they were fine before. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!!!! And by the way I know it isn't an error on my part because I am doing the same thing I always do. AHHHHHH the frustration!

(This post was written on Moday but I never posted it because I was having difficulties loading my photo's. I thought the problem would be fixed by now but it is not. At this point I am thinking that blogger is to unpredictable and I may have to change my blog address. I've decided to publish this post anyway without the pics and continue to work on a solution for this problem)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rest In Peace My Sweet Eakins

I know I've been MIA but I just couldn't talk about it for a while. On September 13th we had to put our little Eakins down. I guess I just didn't want to face the fact that he was thirteen years old, he still had such a baby face. The sad news is that he had a tumor which explains why he had been losing weight. Fluid was building up in his chest from the tumor as well. He wasn't able to expand his lungs fully and I'm sure he was uncomfortable. We didn't want to see him in any pain so we felt we had no choice. It has taken me a while to get back to my old self again. This was really a very difficult thing for me to deal with. I felt (still do really) as though my heart had a huge hole in it. But he has a beautiful resting place under the peach tree. He has chimes and a birdbath along with bright flowers and a special plaque.
He will always be our 1st baby and we have many special memories of him to last a lifetime.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I told you I was busy making stuff. I made 5 pins in all but I didn't take a photo of the last one yet. Anyway, the ones pictured here are going to be sold on etsy just as soon as my labels arrive in the mail (and I figure out how to get everything onto etsy of course) hopefully it won't take too long. The last pin was actually a custom order for my mom who wanted a pin to wear to her red hat club. I will try to post a picture in the next day or two. Who knows, maybe her red hat friends will want a pin too!
As for these pins, I spent a few hours making each one. I started by selecting the buttons and then just let the piece "speak" to me. The brown and gold one has a real art deco feel to me.
The checkered one has a very traditional feel.

The orange and teal one just makes me happy.
Seeing it on my denim jacket makes me almost not want to part with  it!                                                                                                                                            

This pink and black one seems to be the favorite. I showed all the completed pins to three people on seperate occassions and that was the one they seemed to like the best, go figure. I also had a lot of fun with the photo shoot.  I took the pins outside and tried to put them in the most natural setting. After all, they are flowers!
(sorry for the wierd break in the text. Just can't seem to figure that out yet!)