Sunday, November 25, 2007

All I can see is the frost on my window

I hit the road at 6:30am yesterday to make the trek to Rhinebeck, NY for a craft show. It was 14 degrees outside. Ain't no way I was gonna scrape that windshield.

But the moon was bright and gorgeous over the Berkshire hills and I had to get a picture. At the show, I chatted with Winnie from Lucid Studios. "I got up at 5:30." "Me too! Wasn't the moon gorgeous?" Aaah, the little things that crafters get to bond over. Like the moon through the windshield.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

What a wonderful way to celebrate a holiday for giving thanks: my Golden Harvest earrings made the front page of today. I'm so soo so excited and thankful for everything Etsy has brought into my life.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Grudge match: Tess vs Squirrel hogging the bird feeder. Tess is sure she'd be looking at pretty, mouth-watering birdies if that damned rodent wasn't all over the feeder. She's ready to defend her territory. Only problem is that darned window in the way.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Change in the weather, change in the view

I awoke this morning to our first dusting of snow here in the foothills of the Berkshires. It will be gone by this afternoon (you can already see it's melted beyond the shadow cast by the house) but it's a harbinger of things to come. It seems so harmless when it's hardly a millimeter deep. But oh, just wait.

One of the great things about snow, though, is that it opens up a whole vision of what goes on in the animal world when you're not watching. I love finding tiny tracks in the snow. Here are some kitty prints next to the tiniest little paw prints I've ever seen. Field mouse, perhaps? They're so cute when they're not laying nests in your car's engine block.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Booth Display Ideas for Jewelers

Rena at Jewelry Display Ideas is collecting a great online library of booth display photos and ideas. It's a great resource for anyone looking for a little inspiration and how-to on booth displays. She got in touch with me to chat about my booth—and the results can be seen on the website. Now my booth is famous! wooooot :)

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Get your holiday on.

Creature Comforts has put together an awesome Indie Holidays Guide, featuring an incredible array of great artists, including Clementine Jewelry. Make sure to check it out for superb gift ideas—and don't forget to buy handmade this season.