Ahh... isn't that nice? Of course, it is offset by the email from my sister reminding me that I am sold out of Madison snippets and really should make some more for this weekend. Still, I spent last night watching movies and working on some jewelery. Finished another Vintaj bird necklace to replace the one that sold a few months ago. Sometimes it is hard to focus - looking at the coffee table with the little baggies of beads and findings. Where to begin? I had some charm bracelets in mind and ended up going in a completely different direction. The cloth button bracelet just needed a few finishing touches. And, oh, speaking of cloth buttons, I really need to spend time cutting out more fabric scraps to make more of those. The super mini cloth button bracelets are all sold out... but boy, those are not easy to make! First, cutting those tiny circles of fabric, then pressing them into buttons, then gluing them on.
After I finished those two pieces, I was still going strong, so then came this pearl charm bracelet which was a total whim. I do love how the pearls look with Vintaj bead caps. Naturally I started gathering beads for several other projects. Why is it that it is so much more fun to start a new project? We got bottle cap beads and charms in so I'm making a fun bracelet of those. Then I really need to look at my sales records and prioritize the list of things to make for the upcoming months. Magnet picture frames, button bracelets, I know, but I'm sure there's more.
Meanwhile, my parents are starting to prepare to move from the house that they've lived in since I was in 5th grade. Eek. I'd like to think that I am a good daughter but yes, I am using their house as a storage unit. I still need to make more room at my place, but I think I'll be moving the sewing machine over tonightt and start to get that set up. The realtor is drooling a little at the thought of showing their house, but not with my fabric scraps strewn all over the place upstairs. The irony is that a side job is cleaning and organizing other peoples' studios. It is SO much easier when it isn't your own. I'd better do some major sifting, sorting and cleaning and clearing. Maybe when this is all over, I will have such a great space that I can take pictures and submit them to some magazine like Where Women Create (I'd still like to see more studios in there of everyday people, not Marie Osmond, their last covergirl. I don't know why but it is a real pet peeve of mine when people who are famous in one area crossover into another. It's not nice because everyone should be allowed to do what they want to do but I feel like their fame gives them an unfair edge - like Madonna writing children's books or Marie Osmond making dolls. I'm all about the fairness and you should have seen how diligently my sister and I monitored or childhood presents and slices of cake).