I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! (it's not over yet is it?) We never really celebrate New Years, mostly because we can't stay up that late!
I kept my shop open and want to say THANK YOU to all of you who ordered items. You should all have them by now, or within the next couple of days. I also received this custom order (this being the second one of it's kind) and wanted to start and finish it today so it could be on it's merry way! (crikey I didn't mean to rhyme...)
Il mio migliore amico, il mio amore, la mia anima
(my bestfriend, my love, my soul)this pic shows it in progress, it needs a tad of a flare on the edges, more sanding to smooth it and a tumble. :-)
if you are interested in this or another saying on this type of ring, here is the listing in my Etsy shop
News from my other shop on Etsy, AutumnLeavesHome
My Go Ask Alice piece really needed more contrast so I've also been working on updating photos. Here they are :) (I love opening up and playing with this little box!)
Listing for Go Ask Alice
From the bottom up
I also got to play around with giving away to spinner rings, sorry if you were busy and missed out, I'll do more next year! I gave away 2 spinners and made it a fun sort of treasure hunt!
Nicola and Julz you will be receiving these rings soon! (this time I made the rings first...and if for some reason they are not your size they would make a sweet gift for someone else in your life!)
In other news we're just about ready to have our carpet installed and that means boxing up lots and lots and lots (have I mentioned lots yet?) of books and thingies. First I need to take down and store all of the holiday ornaments. We had a very laid back holiday weekend. I got to see my dad and that was a treat!
I'm working on a creative piece for my shop in Deco style, it's about 2/3rds finished. I'm taking my sweet time because I want it to be perfect! (or as close as I can get - as always!)
Here's a photo of the gift my father brought by for me, the wrapping was priceless, so i had to get a photo of it!
(oops the photo is on my other computer...stand by...lol)
okay i'm on the laptop here's his awesome wrapped gift :-)
...and our daughter, Angelica, holding up chocolates, which are very very lovely, but have a couple of funny stories behind them