Posts Tagged ‘Leslie Kirk’

It’s So Cool!!!

November 22, 2010 - 11:38 pm 2 Comments

I just love technology!  While checking out Amazon to update my wish list for Christmas I found out some new “toys”.  You can now add an icon to your toolbar that allows you to add items from other websites to your Amazon list.  That’s not all!  They also have an application that allows people to add an “Amazon Wish List” button to thier personal website!  Thanks to Leslie, my web Goddess, I now have that button on my Willow Springs store!!  Come look and try it out! 

Whether it’s jewelry from John Wind Maximal Art or Art by Amy, you can add it to your Amazon list.  Add items from Christina’s World or other ornaments and decorations too.  Now, while shopping for your friends and family,  you can let them know what they can get for you!  If you don’t already have a wish list set up on Amazon, it’s simple to do.  Once you have it set up, just start adding all the things that you would like as gifts.  Your friends can go to Amazon and find you wish list and never have to guess what to get you again!  How Cool is That?!!

Busy, busy, busy!

March 1, 2010 - 12:23 pm No Comments

I’m sorry that I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been a busy little beaver.  I have been working on several projects while watching the Olympics.  In addition to my feather trees for the Halloween Convention, I have been dying and painting silk veils and scarves to sell this weekend at Belly Dance Kalamazoo.  They are holding workshops and selling Belly Dancing items there….. it should be a fun weekend.  My daughter, Brenna, has been Belly Dancing for exercise (and fun) and really enjoys it.  I made her a veil as an early Christmas present several months ago that featured stars on a back ground of purple hues.   In addition to veils and scarves, I will also have an assortment of jewelry to sell.

The count down is on for the arrival of the jewelry from John Wind!  It seems like we’ve been waiting for ever to get it, but it’s just that I’m so anxious to have it.  I’ve never been one to wear a lot of jewelry, usually just my wedding rings, the same old earrings and the necklace my husband got me years ago, but between Art by Amy and John Wind, I am now!  Instead of just throwing some clothes on and heading out the door, I now have to plan my outfit to go along with what jewelry I feel like featuring that day….. kind of a fun change of pace.

As for my husband, he is slowly getting his energy back.  We have going to the mall and walking around to get his exercise.  I’m not sure when he will feel strong enough to go back to work, but each day he’s getting better.  Thanks again to everyone for all your thoughts and prayers for him…. and to my sister, Connie, and Leslie Kirk for keeping up with my website!

That’s it for now….. have a lot of errands to run today (and more walking), and best of all, Brenna will be home for Spring Break today!

Let it snow, let it snow….

February 6, 2010 - 12:10 pm 1 Comment


I think it’s a little late for the song “Let it Snow”, but you can’t tell it by looking  outside!  The trees are so beautiful, but I hope they can hold up to the weight of all of that wet snow.  My poor dogs can’t decide if they really want to go out!  I sure am glad that it’s the weekend and we don’t need to venture out (I did that yesterday after it started).

     So, my sister and I were talking the other day about Easter and how we always had an Easter Egg Tree up.  This tree was made by finding a nice branch and painting it white.  It was then secured into a clay pot with easter grass around the base of the “tree”.  We decorated it with eggs that we drained and then decorated.  This was a long, but fun process leaving us with many memories of our childhood.  I’m not sure what happened to that tree or the “ornaments”.  Connie suggested that we could make an updated version by using a white Feather Tree and decorating it with Patricia Breen Chrysalis Egg Ornaments!  You know, my sister has some good ideas sometimes!! 

     With the help of Connie and Leslie Kirk, I now have my new products listed!  I have more items to list from Art by Amy as soon as I get the photos edited.  These are non-Halloween designs, so you will have a nice selection to choose from.  I was hoping to get these items listed this weekend after Connie taught me how do edit a little better…… then the snow hit.  Oh well!