What have I been up to

I have been so busy with Grandkids, marketing my glass and art business and if that is not enough also became a Close to my Heart consultant and demonstrator. On the grandkid front: my youngest turns 4 on the 22nd of June and will start school in September. The oldest was just confirmed and graduates from grade 6 on June 25th.  The other two will both pass into grades 2 and 3 with flying colors.

I have had two sales over the past few months one with OVCC

vibrant spring show 2014

archive sale tablearchive sale dishesTimeline photos

and yesterday

T.H.A.T. (Totally handmade artisan trinkets) craft fair   THAT sale 140614 parkdale church


I have applied for a couple coming up in October and November and it is so hard to wait for acceptance.  For sure I will be at on November 24th.


I will keep everyone posted on further developements.  In the meantime if you are from Canada and are interested in Scrapbooking or cardmaking supplies please go to My Close to my Heart online store also You can follow me on my CTMH Blog .   CA

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January 8 and 9th

It has been a lost couple of days it was beautiful today but yesterday was cloudy and cold. Yesterday, I had a headache most of the day so did not get much done.  Today managed to organize and sort of clean part of my art room.  I work very well in chaos but it drives everyone around me crazy.





Also my Buddy the dog has had his Spring grooming.

Buddy's Spring Haircut

Buddy’s Spring Haircut

Be safe and warm.


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January 7th

Hibernating it is -29 with the wind chill.  Just crazy weather.  I am attempting to do a clean up of my art room not being very successful.  I tend to get lost in what can I do with this and then pile it up with other stuff to make something so now I have organized piles and no space to put the projects as a whole until I work on them.

Need to get ready to make cards and pendants for two shows coming up but can’t get motivated because the art room is a mess caught up in a catch 22 sort of vortex.

Missing my China bear the cat today no particular reason just do.  He passed away before Christmas.  Buddy is doing great he is 14 and blind now and hard of hearing.  He is also on more meds that me but still such a happy boy.  He still is pretty active when he feels good but loves to sleep at my feet or within my sight line.

China and Buddy

Keep warm and safe.


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January 6th

Weather is awful these days freezing rain all night. I woke up to snow and blowing wind but mild and dripping.  By afternoon it was sunny but the temperature dropped considerably enough to start flash freezing all the liquid that was already on the ground.  I shoveled before it got too frozen and salted.  Had to go down an incline to put the garbage out and it was very slippery but was able to get there and back without a tumble.

Went to Costco with my daughter in law was nice to get in and get out without too much trouble.  I needed milk and other necessities and it was great just to spend time with her alone without the kids.

Accomplishment today finished the journal page for a swap I am in, put it into the envelope so it is ready to be mailed this week .  Can’t show it to you until she receives it…


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January 5th

Blowing snow most of the day and tonight it is ice pellets and freezing rain.  So what did I accomplish today.  I finished my laundry and hung it up to dry trying not to use the dryer. Cleaned off my desk, sat in on a Ustream creative pintrest challenge https://www.facebook.com/groups/1441301386082665/   to make a money jar and using only stuff in your stash of paper and recycled materials then attach chart with the date and the dollar increments every week put in the jar for 52 weeks at the end you end up with 1,378.

In the meantime I finished 4 dishcloths one and a half while watching the Ustream live challenge.

4 dishcloths and have 4 balls still.

4 dishcloths and have 4 balls still.

It was also my little big sister’s birthday today and her husband baked and decorated a cake for her she was very impressed and so was I.

Decluttering and organizing is another challenge for 2014.  Trying to use it or loose this year.


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January 2014

Wow it is incredible how fast last year came and went. Today was able to get out of the house because the -38 deep freeze gave us a reprieve for a couple of days. However Sunday we will have milder temps and then it is going to rain, lovely.

I have decided that I am going to try to do a post daily of something I completed that day. I am challenging myself til the end of January.

I have a little catch up to do from January 1st.

So January 1st, took down all the Holiday decorations including the tree, put it all back in bins/boxes and into the garage or basement.

January 2nd applied for and got accepted for 2 shows back to back. April 27 and 27th. Info posted later.

January 3rd took delivery of a table, one dolly for transporting my wares from house to car or van or truck who ever picks me up and takes me to sales/shows and two banker box literature sorter for my cardstock. Before and after

Before afterbb

January 4th I managed to get out of the house pick up a few groceries, organic veggies basket came today so cleaned them so they are ready to go.  Need to take control of my health again I have gained too much weight since October.  Back to juicing and semi raw food consumption.  Blood pressure is steady but a little high so will be monitoring that and keeping a diary for my physical in two months.

Important to be aware of your body and what it is telling you and be proactive not reactive about your health.



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Ok so it has been awhile

What is going on you ask well I have booked one show
“Artisans @ the Archives”, its 4th art and crafts Show, to be held Saturday, July 13th 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington Street).

and am getting my application ready for the Grassroots Women’s Festival – CELEBRATE 2013, July 19 to July 21. http://www.grassrootswomensfestival.ca/

Will provide more details once it is final.

I am off to Montreal to see an artist friend from Australia and want to take in the Chihuly installation and exhibit at the Fine art Museum http://montrealinpictures.com/2013/05/30/chihuly-at-the-montreal-museum-of-fine-arts/

I have a few other stops planned but all in all this girl just wants to have fun…

Will be posting so new work but it is not ready yet to show.

Later all


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