Monday, July 28, 2008

The Handbook To Handmade Vol 7!

The Handbook To Handmade is a monthly book compiled of talented artisans on Etsy! I am proud to be a featured artist in the upcoming Volume 7 of this series. These coffee table books have been very successful as conversation starters, promotional tools, and as works or art themselves. Creator Timothy Adams of Timothy Adam Designs is the brain behind these books. He is also a well respected metalsmith artist and an asset to his trade. Please check out his work and find the book for sale along with previous issues in his Etsy Store at :0)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hullabaloo Boutique

OH MY GOODNESS! I just HAD to feature Hullabaloo Boutique this week because of the fabulous job Nicci did on my girl's Sassy Pants Tea Party custom order outfits! They are just too adorable! Nicci is another artist on Etsy who makes handmade items to sell. I love shopping for handmade boutique items because I have three girls that are difficult to by matching clothes for. Besides, they don't always like to exactly match. So, when I purchase from someone like Nicci, I have the choice to switch things up a bit so that each outfit is unique to each girl's personality but still match when it comes down to the BIG picture. Thank you so much Nicci! The girls and I love them!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tour de West County July 19th, 2008

Tour de West County is a local fundraising event supporting The Lance Armstrong Foundation. TdWc is being held Saturday July 19th, 2008 at Pleasant Ridge Park 8289 Barker Road, Fairview Pa. and starts with a bike tour(8:30 am with shotgun starts) which includes a shorter ride for families and a 25 and 50 mile tour for more experienced riders. The ride is then followed by a Family Expo (11am till 3 pm), which includes:
Local Business Sponsors
A live performance by King Cobra Karate
An awesome dunking booth
A live performance by Tad Bowen and his frisbee dogs

A Dino-jump for all ths kids to enjoy!
A silent auction with numerous items including:
A Pat Monahan Autographed Guitar by Grammy winning TRAIN (Donated by Pat Monahan),Genuine Beach Glass Jewelry by Jodie Pastor of LEBG, A Willie Parker Autographed Football (This is an official game ball now used during practice...PRICELESS Donated by the Pittsburgh Steelers!) ,Kevin-John Jobczynski must see lithographs, and so much more!
For more information please visit!
Thank you Mike Spellacy for ALL your involvement and leadership in making every year of Tour de West County such a success! :0)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Sea Talent!

This lovely item was a treat to see in my inbox! This handmade SandDollar Vintage Style Necklace was created by Em's Gems using My Sea Glass! I recently sent her some great pieces of genuine sea glass, predrilled, and ready to go. Look what she made with them! This awesome piece is so beautiful and so Sea worthy. I appreciate seeing what others do with the glass that they purchase and this really was a nice treat to see.