Wednesday, December 23, 2009

-= Kickin' Back & Takin' It Easy=-

~Happy Holidays~

I guess your all very busy cluing up last minute gift shopping, gift wrapping and lets not forget the grocery shopping for the upcoming holiday. We all find the hustle & madness of this time of the year very trying on our nerves. I'm happy to say that I'm finally finished all of my work. Now I will do exactly what is in my blog title..."kick back and take it easy."

I just wanted to touch base to let my readers know I've not forgotten about you... just been a wee bit busy. The craft fairs just dominated all of my time this fall, both were very successful. I look forward to participating again next year. Filling orders and cluing up loose ends kept me pretty busy till nearly a week ago. I've checked that off my list and now I am concentrating on website, blog and face book updates. This too is near completion!!!

My website gallery is nearly finished. I've made new albums to organize & categorize my products which will make it easier to navigate the folders. I've also added new items to the gallery, you may want to check it out when you have time. Also, I've updated my Etsy store with new stock. Things are going great there too. I'm very pleased with my progress so far in such a short time. Last on my list will be my facebook group. I need to do a quick update there with a little information. It is just amazing how quickly this group has grown. I'm happy to have this much interest and support for my work. I think we have nearly 468 members now. I receive so much positive feedback from everyone...I just love it!

I would like to thank you all for subscribing to my blog. Your support is very much appreciated. I hope to have much more for you all in the new year, another contest, some videos and more pictures of my work. I've signed up for three workshops between January & March. Two are Metal Smith Workshops and we hope to have a Certified PMC workshop too. Also, if funding goes through, I'll be teaching a basic beading workshop sometime in the new year. I have plenty of exciting new things on my plate for 2010 and I'll certainly share them with you all so please stay in touch!!!

Take care everyone!!! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from my family to yours. Be safe & have a good one!

All of the photos included in this blog entry are of new work. If you'd like to see more, please visit my website.