- This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on Etsy.com, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)
I think the Jonas desk is the perfect size. I'm used to beading on the kitchen table, so this will be a step up! I am undecided about the pullout panel, (it is available without it), but it might serve as a good place for my laptop so I can keep on eye on my Etsy shop as I bead ;)
Love this Alex Drawer unit ~ it would hold a bunch of beads and supplies ~ which I hope to organize by type and even color (I know, that is sooo anal!)
- In the coming weeks and months, you’ll probably be seeing less of me ~ on the blogosphere, anyway. I can almost hear the screams of protest now ~ ha ha. Don’t get yourselves in too big of a tizzy. Here is where I’ll be and what I’ll be up to:
- I’m turning a spare bedroom in my house into a functional craft room for me (yay!). This will give me an actual space to create in, and better storage for my materials. No more kitchen table piled to the ceiling with manila envelopes and baggies filled with beads and findings. I can't wait for that.
- I am working on opening a second Etsy shop, for vintage items and de-stashing of craft materials that I no longer have a use for. Yep, I’m getting organized.
- I’m planning to learn some new techniques. The same ol’, same ol’ gets . . . old. I’m ready to try my hand at something new. I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit. Last Winter I started to teach myself pearl knotting but never perfected it. So, I’d like to pick that back up again. I’ve been known to dream big, but we’ll see how it goes.
Aside from all of that, I have a full time job, volunteer work, a house that needs occasional cleaning, a husband, family, friends and a bunch of people in my life who would like to see me now and then. It's always a balancing act, which is something we're all pretty familiar with. So . . . I’ll be around, just not a bunch. My Etsy shop will stay open, and I’ll be adding new items, although probably not as frequently. I’ll still post an occasional recipe when I have one that’s worth sharing. In the event that I think of something worthwhile to blog about, I might even do it. Until then, try not to miss me too much ;)
I eat pepper on everything and would love a handcrafted pepper mill, like the one pictured. There is nothing like freshly ground pepper. I would get a lot of use out of this gorgeous pepper mill, and it would look fabulous sitting out on the countertop. It would last forever, too. Pepper Mill 460 by Richlynne, $109.95.
I could always ask for something on the pricey side, which would cut their shopping trips very short ~ hee hee. I’d get a lot of use out of this chic black bag! Baby Ruche Bag in Black, $168, jennyndesign.
Of course, beads are always welcome under my tree. I am loving this lampwork artist, and would cherish anything from her shop, including these Black and White Raku nuggets, which are priced at $16 for a set of 8, from Blue Seraphim.
A few weeks ago, while at a craft show, I fell in love with a pair of hand felted mittens like these. They are made from upcycled sweaters and then felted by hand~ so soft and warm! I wouldn’t mind these wool knit socks, either. Both hail from Etsian Shady Side Farm.