As for my goodies, I'm so pleased! The dream catcher is even prettier in person, and Susan does beautiful work. I remember trying to make one myself a long time ago, and the results were less than appealing! I know that technically it should hang over me while I sleep, but I'll be proudly displaying it in my upstairs window because I want people to see it. A really nice touch was the included Legend of the Dream Catcher info card, which told me more about how the catcher is supposed to direct the dreams while a person is sleeping. This is obviously a very talented family, because James also does impressive work. I have no idea how he does it, but the shamrock is perfect and the wood is so smooth! I love that the wood he uses was made available by Hurricane Ike. He has taken the product of such destruction and turned it into truly beautiful handcrafted items. I still have to find a better way to photograph longer items, but here's what I received:
You can see that Susan kindly included a little extra for me, an angel in a heart! This whole package was already a freebie for me, so that just tells you what a sweetie she is. There are so many lovely items in both her and her brother's shops, so I hope you'll visit them at their various locations online, show your support and definitely consider a purchase or two!
Trouble Ink/Crafty Crafts - Website, Etsy and Blog
Whispering Woods - Etsy, ArtFire and Blog
I've been kind of tired and low lately, and I think part of it may have to do with the weather. I do love Spring because it means Chris and I can take Eris out and about again, start up our garden, and do some more walking. Plus this year I'm looking forward to letting go 3 or 4 baby mice that were born over the winter to a mouse we caught in our Havahart. However, it's already been a bit too hot for me - in the 70s I think for the last couple of days. It doesn't bode well and I'm already making plans to bring up our air conditioner from the cellar!
Today I have lots of catching up on writing to try to do, and some new listings to tackle. I've pretty much decided that I'll be adding a destash section to my Etsy shop. I have so many beads, and some of them I may never use. I'm hoping a new section will help inspire me to actually start going through things more closely so I can get more organized! Also, I think it will make a nice addition to my shop and maybe give other jewelry makers some materials at a decent price. As with anything, this may take me a while to get going, but it's a plan! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and a very Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!