We are getting ready for a week in Michigan, and I am debating whether or not to put my Etsy store in vacation mode, or just leave it running. But I thought I would display some of my flower pictures for you to see.
This is the old picture that will be replaced in my store tomorrow.
I have found the perfect place to take pictures. While I am at the pool with the kids, the lifeguards take a 15 minute break every hour. So the kids go to the baby pool. Though the concrete is hot is serves as a superb background for pictures.
My pictures are just better, I can find shade or sun, and it is open until October. What I will do in the winter months, I am unsure. I decided to call these Yoli necklaces in memory of my friend Yolanda Hernandez.
This is the other project that I am slowly working with the Size 20 thread I received in a swap.
I strung 3 little packages of beads on and mixing them in randomly. I am unsure if this will be a scarf or a cowl possibly only time will tell.
This is a sampling of all the different, flowers and hair clips I create. I make small, medium, and large snap clips, and french clips, as well as alligator clips. The flowers are available in a range of sizes too. I also make butterflies, ladybugs, and lacy circles. These accessories are all interchangeable. They can be added to any of the clips I make as well as headbands, bobby pins, or any kind of clip.
I enjoy watching my daughter pick out a flower and slip it on a headband. She is 3 and at 2 years old she could slide the flowers onto her headbands and clips.
Add a safety pin and you have a brooch, or slip through a piece of ribbon, or chain for a necklace. If you have a small dog or cat, add a flower to their collar.
I am listing more flowers today in my shop. Enjoy!
These are all the sea shells we found at the beach or in the sea, like the big one. The beauty of the gulf is the crystal clear water, so I stepped on the big shell, we made sure it was empty and picked it up. The sand dollar washed up on shore, as did the lettered olives, and the other small spiral shells.
Now for the thread, do I need more thread, no, but I love the colors, all colors. When this package came yesterday from Paraguay, I was a kid in a candy store. Orla helped me remove the packaging and then had fun selling them to me.
This last weekend we set out for the gulf coast for some fun in the sun. We left late Thursday afternoon, I had gotten an oil change at Walmart. I noticed oil leaking from the car, and Kev thought they just spilt a whole mess of oil, so we left. We made to Opelika, AL and had no oil in the car, we put some oil in and made it to the nearest Walmart, and had our car fixed. I am grateful to the number of Walmarts out there, but I will no longer get any car services at Walmart. We made to the beach and had so much fun.
We went back to the beach in the evening for shell hunting.
Schools of Manta Rays were swimming around and I touched one, there were so many.
Orla absolutely loved the water, and the beach, she says the water tastes spicy.
She spent most of her time on the beach being a hatching sea turtle.
We did find some good shells, I post those next. Enjoy!