Wednesday, October 29, 2008

On the Front Page...again!

Etsy Front Page

No sooner had I posted about my own treasury making the Front Page, that I (ok, not me personally...but rather my Carnelian Earrings) was/were on the Front Page!  This is turning out to be a banner week for me at Etsy...yay!  Thank you justCHARMING :)
I need to rest now...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Front Page on Etsy!!!!!

My first treasury...
was on the Front Page 10/27/08!

Many of you know by now I have a shop on Etsy where I sell a selection of my jewelry and headpieces....I joined almost 5 months ago and just recently, last Sunday to be exact, snagged my first ever treasury. If you're not familiar with an Etsy treasury you can read more about it here
Of course my theme was "Something Blue" and I pretty much threw it together on the fly.  I had a few items in my favorites but for the most part I combed and searched right then & there, and I was quite pleased with the finished product given the 'spur-of-the-momentness' of it all.  So, imagine my surprise when I took a peek at my treasury the next day only to find it had been on the front page of Etsy!  I could have died!  I wanted to jump up and down, I wanted to tell someone, I wanted to share this exciting accomplishment with someone. Right. That. Minute...
but then I realized no one I knew IRL (in real life) would understand the magnitude of the FRONT PAGE!  I mean just the simple fact that I was able to get a treasury in the first place is practically like winning the lottery and then to have it chosen for the Front Page? Unbelievable!  Especially since it was my first one, ever...have I mentioned that already?  
OK, I done tooting my own horn.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just when I thought it was all over...

Ta da!
Lolly  has arrived

It started out like any other Wednesday.  I dropped the peanut off at school, returned home and started on the breakfast dishes (pretty exciting so far, huh?)  I had just taken out the kitchen trash and as I bent down to grab a new trash bag something caught my eye.  Lolly had emerged!  I was so excited!  Mostly because I had all but given up on her.  I was truly convinced she didn't make it.  It had been forever since she had chrysalized - 15 days to be exact - and I just had a funny feeling.  So, imagine my surprise when she appeared!  I can't believe she was right there on the windowsill, slowly emerging from her cocoon right in front of me and I didn't even notice...I was so engrossed in doing the dishes.
I haven't set her free yet for 2 reasons.  The first, hungry birds are more likely to gobble her up in the early morning and secondly, the peanut needs to see her!  She is glorious to say the least.  I even saw another Giant Swallowtail flitting about the same tangerine tree where I found Lolly, so today must be "Coming Out" day.

I have since moved her to larger diggs and have supplied her with some food (a cotton ball soaked in sugar water) until the peanut gets home and we set her free.  I hope to take some video of her maiden flight and will post it here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Think Pink!

Look good...for a good cause!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I have designed a few special "Think Pink" pieces to feature in my Etsy shop and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure fund.  
If you've never visited their website do it today! They have a ton of information there including this Breast Self Exam guide which you can download.  It's all about early detection and prevention...