"The Best Gifts have a Personal Touch"

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Baby Shower by the Dozen

So I have been commissioned for another baby shower, which is great. Its not much that they ask me do but what I love is that they trust my judgement. Its like here is the stuff do what you want. For some people to give you that confidence is....*lost for words** I'm flattered. Thank you for you vote of CONFIDENCE in ME.

So this customer knows that she is having a girl and has picked the cutest theme for a..... Baby Strawberry Shortcake
So I went with the colors of her theme and here is a special gift that I made for her cake table TFL (Thank For Looking)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A few more of My creations

Small stationary set I put together for a quick birthday gift
A custom frame for a 2 year old birthday (first and middle name) with a matching card

Picture Frame I customized for my Brother and his his wife for their wedding
Name Frame for a friend's daughter

Here are some stuff I have made

Monday, August 11, 2008

A little note of Thanks

Just wanted to stop in and thank Shel's Scrap for my awesome background. If you would like one of her background, please visit her blog @ shelsscraps.blogspot.com.

2 in one day....have to vent

To be honest I took a punch to the gut that has put my creative juices on stand still. I'm just started this business and I have never had anyone not like my work, so far. (**then again I love my husband and family to death, I don't think they would even tell me they didn't like what I made LOL) So when I was commissioned to make some invitations and the customer didn't like them, what do you do? What do you say? I made a second set and these were rejected as well. OMG!!! I wanna close up shop and go back to being a SAHM.
I should have know that with starting a business comes your ups and downs and even criticism but preparing yourself for it and actually hearing it is 2 totally different things. I guess I have to take my old volleyball coach's advice. "Suck it up and get back in there" I am never going to succeed if I let every little negative comment slow me down. Thanks for reading and letting me vent, I'm off to make a creations that came to me as I was blogging.......I STILL HAVE IT YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

Taking longer than usual

I have been in the new house....now it has been almost 2 months and I can't seem to get back into my groove of crafting. I have been hoping that this new venture I have begun would kick into warp speed and I would start helping my DH with some money but business is slow. I have to learn to make myself known and hope that people would like handmade custom stuff instead of rushing to a card shop and paying ridiculous prices for cards.
I am just grateful that I have friends and family that don't mind paying me to make things for them. I have my SIL baby shower to start preparing for. I just finished some invitations for another friend, and my brother's girlfriend's sister has just asked me to make some stuff for her baby shower at the end of the month. So although I'm not as busy I a Michael's or AC Moore I'm getting there.