Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Unfortunately, I have a Mean Grinch in my life. I have been debating weather or not I should post this message or not. But, I needed to vent and get this off my chest. I think I am a pretty generous person and I try to help out people. Well, some person or persons have decided to help themselves to a lot of my craft supplies, books, fabrics, paints, and antiques. My family and I relocated to Central Ohio about a year ago. We had our home built in a rural area because we wanted more land to do more things with the family. And the area is suppose to be a great place to raise your family. Well since we have moved here someone has been coming in and stealing my things. Now, this isn't your typical thief that comes in and leaves your home in chaos. Things aren'tdisorganized and out of place. As if they didn't want you to know they were there. But, until you start to go into boxes and drawers you notice things are gone. It is very strange and very disturbing. So of course I filed a police report the officer thought I was strange to file a report about a burglar who steals crafts and leaves other valuables like televisions and electronics unharmed. But this is really happening.
So, in the summer we got a security system installed and I thought my troubles were over but I continued to found things disappearing or fabrics that I know I had several yards of dwindle down to nearly nothing. So, I don't know what to do. Somehow this Grinch is bypassing the alarm but I don't know how. If anyone out there knows about security systems email for some suggestions. I will have to figure out what to do. I hate to falsely accuse anyone of doing this but I am starting to think it may be someone in our subdivision. Because where our home is located everyone knows when you leave and come back. I am thankful that my family is okay but I a sick and tired of this person or persons violating my home and stealing all of my stuff.
If anyone has any suggestions for me please email me privately and let me know. I hate to talk about this with everyone but I had to vent and get this out. I want this Grinch to see their evil ways and stop stealing.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I figured I better get this done because it has be awhile since I received my first tag from Viv's Whimsy. I apologize for my delay in responding to your email. I finally had a opportunity to visit everyone and I noticed I was tagged by a few others The Polka Dot Pixie and Sadie Lou Who of Craftilyeverafter. Okay ladies here are 5 random things about me:
1. Growing up I had a weird taste palette. I would combine some weird things together to snack on. I would take wonder bread and pour sugar or syrup on them and eat as a sandwich. Yummy Yummy. I would sometimes add peanut butter too. Another favorite of mine was "wish sandwiches" I would just eat mayo and bread and wish I had some meat inside. ha, ha, ha I know it was weird, but I thought they were quite delicious.
2. I love music a lot. So growing up I would collect posters and buttons of my favorite singers. I had over 500 posters and buttons. My walls were covered in posters and I would wear my buttons on my jacket and jeans. I thought I was sooo coool. : ) Each jacket would be dedicated to a different singer. for example Michael Jackson, Boy George, Wham!!, New Editions, Cyndi Lauper and Prince. Just to name a few. I also liked big band music and Motown classics. So, I was all over the board. I think my mom played alot of oldies but goodies when she was pregnant with me because I just love listening to them.
3. Being a latch-key kid and only child, I loved to watch television a lot and read books. And like the Polka Dot Dixie. I would make sure I would rush home from school to watch the little rascals; Alfalfa and Darla were fun! But, I loved Spanky. Land of the Lost was another favorite of mine. Don't know if you remember the show. but it was sort of like the Robinsons' but in prehistoric time.
4. I love to go horseback riding. Growing up my mom would take me riding all the time. A few summers I spend at a horseback riding camp which was so much fun!!
5. Okay, the big five, ummm...what can I say? Oh! I know, I am a big fan of retro arcade games. I miss going to our corner store to play video games with my friends. I must say, I was not a girly girl. More of a tom boy. But, I did like to wear a dress now and then : ). Any whoo back to the games. My favorite games were Centipede and Pac Man and honorable mention Donkey Kong.
I know I am a big kid at heart. I would still do all of these things except for the sugar sandwiches. Ha Ha Ha!!
Okay let me know what you think : ) All right I need to tag a few people. Let me see
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Just a few more weeks before Christmas is here. It is finally starting to feel like Christmas here. We got about 4 inches of snow and we are due to get more today. I will be hibernating this weekend. (lol)
Well I just wanted to pop in and tell you all about this great blog called Lemoncholy's Flight of Fancy. I just love Kecia's wonderful creations. Kecia describes her creations as "Junkology"; She turns reused discards into works of art. You can find things from collages, necklaces, charms and more My favorite are her Cworky necklaces* please check out her blog at: http://lemoncholys.blogspot.com/
also check out her flickr photo site at: www.flickr.com/photos/lemoncholys
This is a photo of the sweet Cworky I received.
I also received some wonderful candy containers from my friend Terri Brush. I love the fun colors and the glitter that she adds to her pieces. Very fun. She also included a lovely surprise charm necklace for me. Which was very sweet of her. Thanks Terri.
Here are a few photos
I will talk to you soon.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Now this next shop we visited was quite grand as well. It had alot of glittery things which I love and trendy clothes and home decor. The name of the shop is "Panache" You can find vintage, antiques, and glittery surprises in the shop. Mostly handmade pieces and some imports. After speaking with the owner, Cheryl Herman she imformed me that she attend many different gift shows around the world to make her shop so unique. And it shows. Take a look at a few photos
Monday, December 3, 2007
Can you believe it. We only have a few more weeks before Christmas. This year has gone by so quickly. I haven't started my Holiday shopping yet. AGGHHH! I better get my butt in gear. You know that saying so much to do and so little time. That is how I feel this month.
What do you think of my new banner. I love it!! It was created for me by the talented Kris Hurst of Blissfull Elements. She does awesome work. She is also creating a banner for my website too. She also has some great holiday CD's you can purchase. These CD's have vintage images I am sure you will just love. Check out her blog when you have a free moment.
I was so thrilled when I got the mail last week. I am usually a bit excited when I get the mail. I don't know why. I guess I am always expecting some goodies in the mail. Well, I received a few great things last week. I got my awesome santa from The Polka Dot Pixie. I think it is just adorable. I also recieved my lovely tiara from Tina of Glittered Crowns. I love her work. It is just wonderful. In 2005 she opened a gift store in Nevada City California called My Favorite Things-creative gifts and treasures. http://www.myfavoritethingsnc.com/ She spends most of her time crafting and glittering items for my shop during my daughters nap times! Be sure to check out her website at http://www.myfavoritethingsnc.com/ Also my dear friend Sylvia Anderson sent me some lovely beads. She is such a sweetheart.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I just wanted to wish everyone well. Don't eat to much turkey and be careful on those early morning shopping trips if you venture out. I use to do that but, not anymore. : ) Wanted to give you an update on a recent benefit auction that I participated in for The Homeless Families Foundation. I was so excited once I received notice that the fundraiser was able to raise over
Thanks to everyone who helped contribute. These donations will provide nurturing, stablitiy and support for homeless children and their families as they prepare to acquire permanent housing.
For all the music I can hear
For all the food that I can taste
For all the beauty of the world,
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I wanted to say thanks to everyone who had an opportunity to come out to the From Our Hands "Show" this past weekend it was a lot of fun and a very good show for me. I enjoyed seeing familiar faces and also meeting some new friends. I have a few pieces still available if you are interested Below is a list of items and the pricing. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitty Cat Holiday Elf
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out to the From Our Hands Show. This was a good show. Everything there was just great. Loved the dolls, bears, and handcrafted furniture. It was good to see some familar faces as well as meet some new friends. Here are a few photos from the show. I was mad at myself that I didn't take better photos. I didn't get closeup photos of any of my pieces before they sold. : ( But, I hope you enjoy the ones I have to share with you.
Work in Progress in my studio
I was so excited. Got to meet Emily Franz (Hootin' Annies), Catherine D. Mahone (The Primitive Heart) and Cat ( Kattywhompus Primitives). They are really sweet ladies. I also meet Valerie Weberpal of Harvest Moon Designs. She has the best whimsical creations. I bought this adorable Kitty. She uses the most unique fabric combinations but they turn out wonder. She has kitties, dogs, santas, elves, and much more. All very unique. I know I will be buying more of these cute creations from her in the future. You can email her about her work at email@example.com
This is a photo of me and Jackie of Fat Jak Originals. She had the nicest booth. Setup so nice. She has the sweetest family and her kids are adorable.
This is a photo of me and two talented ladies. Jackie of Fat Jak Original and Susan of Middleburg Folk Art Studio. They had some wonderful things available at the show and their booths were just great!!
I will load photos of some of my pieces later.
Talk care, Elaine
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Just wait until you see!!
Friday, November 9th
5 PM - 9 PM
Sat, November 10th
10 AM - 3 PM
Have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Merry Halloween and if you have any little ones to be safe tonight. Also if you get a free moment stop over and visit my friend Becky she has a New Blog called wwwfindyourwings.blogspot.com. (There is no dot after the www. )Weird I know but somehow it works. She is new to blogger but not to creating. She and her hubby Marshall have been creating funky folk art for over 30 years. Check out her page. Well, take care. I have to get back to work.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Event Date: Friday, November 2nd, 2007
Come Home for the Holidays at Brookside County Club and enjoy wine tasting and beer tasting, hot hors d'oeuvres, and a great dessert buffet.
You will also be able to participate in our fabulous silent auction with literally hundreds of choices and perhaps you'll get the bargain of the year.
The event is a major fundraiser to help us better serve homeless children and their families right here in Central Ohio. Our goal is to raise $100,000 through ticket sales, auction items and just plain having a great time. We are a part of the community and look forward to your help.
Phone: 614.461.9247Fax: 614.461.9234
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I know I haven't posted in awhile. I just have been busy preparing for an upcoming show. I just wanted to pop in and say hello and post a pic of some treasures I recently found. Let me know what you think. I plan on incorporating some of these in my christmas creations. I promise to post pics of my christmas offerings soon.
Well take care I need to get back to work and I will talk to you soon.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
This is an article that I got from About.com
Top 8 Breast Cancer Risk Myths - Some Common Misconceptions
1. Myth: Antiperspirants cause breast cancer Not true. There is no research that proves that the use of antiperspirants can cause breast cancer. Some medical studies have been done on tissue samples from breast cancer patients, and in some cases, the chemical substance parabens was found, both in antiperspirants and in some tumors. But there is no clear link between antiperspirants and the start of breast cancer. Don't toss out your deodorant yet!
2. Myth: If breast cancer isn't in my family, I can't get itNot true. Anyone with breast tissue, male or female, is at risk for breast cancer. The risk is higher for women. Add increasing age to having breast tissue, and your risk also increases. If blood relatives have had breast cancer, then you have a bit higher risk than someone with no history of the disease in their family. Check with your doctor and review your family health history, to be on the safe side.
3. Myth: A diagnosis of breast cancer is the same as a death sentenceNot true. Breast cancer is more accurately detected and treated at an early stage, before it spreads, as compared to 20 and 25 years ago. Now, 80% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and who do not have any metastasis (spread of cancer) will survive at least 5 years beyond their diagnosis, and many live even longer than that. Even if the cancer has spread, new treatments and therapies can help improve survival rates and quality of life. Early detection is essential.
4. Myth: Only older women get breast cancerNot true. The risk of getting breast cancer does rise with growing older, but young women (birth - 39 years old) can get breast cancer. Between the ages of 40 - 59 the risk increases to 4%, and between the ages of 60 - 79 the risk is 7%. If you live to be 90 years old, your overall lifetime risk is 14.3%. Develop a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk. Your body is worth the extra work it takes to enjoy a healthy life.
5. Myth: Birth control pills cause breast cancerNot true. In the past, birth control pills used a higher dose of hormones to reduce the possibility of conception, but the hormone dose created only a slightly higher risk. Today's birth control pills do contain the hormones estrogen and progesterone, but the doses are lower than the old pills. The lower doses of hormones are not linked to higher risks of breast cancer. Consult with your doctor or nurse practitioner for their professional opinion on your use of birth control pills.
6. Myth: A high-fat diet causes breast cancerNot true. Despite several medical studies on this issue, it can not be proved that a diet that is high in fat will cause breast cancer. Excess body weight in the form of fat results in higher production of estrogen, in addition to that which your ovaries already produce. That extra estrogen may fuel some types of breast tumors. A diet that is low in saturated fats is good for your heart health (lower cholesterol) as well as your breast health (normal estrogen levels.)
7. Myth: Breast cancer is in my family and I can't avoid getting itNot true. You are a unique person, and your body is made up of a combination of inheirited qualities. Even if you are tested for breast cancer genes, you can still take control of several aspects of your overall health. A healthy diet, not smoking, very little alcohol, regular exercise, can all add up to a lower risk for you. Here are ten risk-reduction strategies to get started on.
8. Myth: Having kids and breastfeeding is guaranteed protection Not true. While it is true that having at least 2 pregnancies before you're 30, and breastfeeding your babies can lower your risk of getting breast cancer, it is not a guarantee of protection. However, to further lower your risk, add regular exercise and a healthy diet, don't smoke and drink very little alcohol. Have regular screenings and annual checkups with your doctor, to make sure that you have a baseline on all your critical health tests. You and your children are worth the effort!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
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