12 October 2007
So yeah a few days ago I was feeling a bit sorry for myself and I am sorry and not that I posted here. I never post to get people to feel sorry for me but I DO appreciate the support non the less. I blog for purely selfish reasons, to get it all out so it doesn't rattle around in my brain. That I have an audience is just an added part, a sounding board and a support group. Thank You.
Anyway, I felt better when I blogged because it was OUT in a nice, constructive way. I learned that many of you have experienced the same kinds of things and then in that I had a true blessing occur. I wish I could share the detail of that blessing right now but I shouldn't until it is hammered out a bit more solidly. Suffice it to say that someone I have admired for a long time asked ME if I would like to work together in a "sort" of collaboration. Had I not been sitting in my recliner when i got the email I probably would have just fallen on the floor in shock and glee. I think I did actually squeal but it was too early this morning to do the happy dance. Happy dances only occur after numerous cups of coffee. I can't wait to share the new things that are happening at Bluhm Studios soon. I am just bursting and not proving to be too good at keeping secrets lately as I share yet ANOTHER sneak peek of my 12 days project here. I couldn't resist the lemony yellow shades today when working on this piece. A bunch of the fabrics are vintage from some great kits sent to me by Shosh at Hannah Grey.
I have been going a lot more online perusing lately since I have officially started my holiday shopping. I am trying to buy largely Indie this year so Etsy has been a regular stop for me lately. Like look at this COOL pendant from Lucky Me Beads. OR
these darling birdie prints from Outi Art. I love the colors and the bird is a given ;).
I personally have been wanting this DARLING print from Mati Rose. It cracked me up the first time I saw it and I think soon it will have to be mine.
I could go on and on about the great stuff at Etsy. I can't post what I have already purchased because certain gift recipients on my list pop in here from time to time.
Finally when shopping Indie we can't forget all the Indie shops, a favorite of mine which is Holly's shop at HollyDoodle designs especially since she has started her Flea Market Fridays! I swear this girl find the coolest stuff, I want to go flea marketing with her! And, check out the COOLEST tussies filled with holiday artsy treats that she just posted. SNOW CONES!! Aren't they cute?? And they are chock full of the greatest supplies plus they are gorgeous with old wallpapers and vintage jewelry. YUM!!!