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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Meet Morris the Turtle

 I was out checking my garden and picking some radishes when I found this little tiny turtle.  I couldn't believe how small he was.  Never able to resist a good looking turtle I picked him up and took him inside.  He is a hatchling painted box turtle.  I have had several turtle in my lifetime starting around age 7.  I am a huge Elvis fan so of course my turtles have all been named Elvis.  I put Elvis in a glass bowl with some water, rocks and radish leaves and watched him most of the evening.  I have a friend who has an adorable little girl named Macy.  I called to see if Macy would like a pet turtle.  Her mom said cool and they came and got him the next day.  I told them that his name is Elvis in honor of my adoration of the icon.  Macy is almost three and (gasp) has never heard of Elvis.  She kept calling him "Melvis".  She was so excited about her turtle that she couldn't wait to show him to her daddy.

Well, "Melvis" went home with Macy and she played with him in the backyard.  Somehow his name got altered again.  By the time her daddy got home to play with her "Melvis" had turned into "Morris" and that is his name today!

Morris is a beautiful little guy and Macy and her daddy are having a fun time playing and feeding and taking care of him.  Macy says that "she just LOVES her turtle!"  Morris has a nice new home with lots of love and fun.  What more could a turtle ask for except maybe a cricket or two for dinner.  What a life!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My First Craft Fair

It was a busy place around Arty Inspirations Design Studio the past couple of weeks!!!  I had been preparing for my first craft fair.  It was held Saturday, April 2,2011.  It was a roaring success.  I had a double booth.  I make jewelry most of the time but I also help out a friend with her Monogramming and Appliqué business.  She doesn't sew so I have been busy sewing in-between making jewelry.  You can imagine what my house looked like.  No time to clean up!  I barely got dinner on the table.  It was stressful and fun all at the same time.  Below are pictures of our booth.  We will be doing the Helena Wild West Trade Days the first Saturday of the month through November.  The first one was a success and I hope it only gets better from here.

This is the front of our booth.  I was impressed that we were able to put it together so fast.  We were finished setting up before a lot of people got their stuff out of their cars. One half of the booth is my jewelry from Arty Inspirations Studio 117( jewels wired up) and the other half is Ashley's Creations Sew Sweet.  We make children's clothes and accessories and we monogram and appliqué.

See those cute diaper wipe cases?  We had the best time making them.  Everyone thought they looked like clutch bags.  Maybe a new project for next time, but they are decorated wipe cases.  They would make a dirty job so worth the cleaning!!!! I don't know why they didn't have cute things like that when my kids were babies.  I would have had to have had one!!!  I also made our cute aprons.  They have our names monogrammed on them but you can't see it in the photo.  

It was an unusual mix of items for sale but it worked.  Ashley took some custom orders and I sold a good bit of the stock that I brought.  It was a lot of fun to meet so many people.  I am looking forward to next month when we will be featuring Mother's Day Gift items.  I had a give away of a sterling silver necklace and earring set.  I am hoping to get a photo of the winner wearing the items so that I can put it on my blog.  The winner was Katie Smith.  She is a friend of my Daughter-in-law (tough chick). They came out to spend part of the day in Helena.  It was fun to see family and friends there.  As soon as I get some pictures I will post them of the winner!!!

This week I will be putting my house back together and cleaning up from the last two weeks of neglect.  Maybe I will not have so much pressure to get so much accomplished for the next one.  I have a plan in place and I am busy working the plan. 

I just got my Facebook Fan page up and running and I am in the need of fans.  I would appreciate it if you would stop by and "like" it.  Thanks !

I hope you have a blessed day!!!


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