Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Help feed the puppies!

The Artful Mommy wants to help Peaceable Kingdom Animal Shelter. Through the end of the month buy a necklace and The Artful Mommy will donate $5 to this local no kill shelter to help them out - someone stole 50 bags of dog food from their shed and that food would have fed dozens of their pooches.  Currently the volunteers are pitching in for food but they're going to need help.

I've got a soft spot for pound pups since that's where we got our second pooch from and  he is the sweetest and  most loyal  pup you've ever seen. 


Check out the latest pendants at The Artful Mommy on  Artfire or send a message if you see one on this page that you're interested in! (we're still working on getting better photography so  please bear with us!) More  pendants,  with hopefully better  photography,  are coming!!

Here's the full  story: Whitehall Township: animal shelter dog food theft

Thank you!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fall Goodies

Since designers are always working a season ahead I figured the Fall Collection needs to get some focus so in lieu of that I finished a few pendants today! :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Presenting the End of Summer Collection

As promised the End of Summer Collection is here! With some designs based on suggestions and others simply because they were 'cute' or 'unique' they're all 100% Artful Mommy. :)

Coming soon to my Shop! :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Baking Crafty Wii-day!

Another one of my loves is baking. Today a friend passed along her breadmaker because she hasn't used it and she knew that I wanted one. I was honestly floored and amazed and wanted to do a happy dance (but I refrained from being too silly and hugged and thanked her).

So today I started work on 10 new pendants (I did the graphics and printed them out yesterday). They're going through the 1st phase of 'production' now so photos to come once they're finished. No sneak peeks but they're a mix of suggestions from friends. :)

While the bread's rising and the pendants are waiting for the next phase to start I'm enjoying some Wii with my little guy and ignoring the buzzing dryer because sometimes you just have to embrace your inner child. :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Fairy Collection

One of my most favorite creatures is the butterfly and fairies seem to always be found near them. Both are so light in the air and seem so fragile though if you've seen the Disney movies you also know that they're quite the characters.

The fairies in these pendants are quick, light and peaceful creatures bringing a sense of calm and happiness. I apologize for the poor photos - I think it's time for a new focus is not my friend. :)

More to come as the collection continues. . . Happy Crafting! :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Little Black Box

If you have a handmade business, The Little Black Box, is the perfect outlet for you to advertise your items. It's a great idea - business owners send in samples of their items and buyers purchase each month's box. Inside the box is a sampling of items from at least 12 different crafters and the box itself - a 6"x6"x4" black box with turquoise tissue paper topped with a turquoise bow. HOW CUTE!

Each month you never know exactly what you'll get but it's always a welcome surprise (my last one had at least 5 pairs of earrings, a cell phone charm, coupons, discounts, a compact and more!).

I applied today to have my pendants included in November's box! How exciting is that?!

So check out The Little Black Box - August boxes go on sale August 20th!

You like me, you really like me!

I'm just AMAZED at the number of fans The Artful Mommy has on Facebook. In such a short time we've gone from 38 to 74! I was amazed when we hit 50! Heck, I was happy with the first few friends who became fans and now. . . almost 75!

If you're not a fan please become one today so you can get in on give-aways and be in-the-know. If you already are - thank you!

I've gotten some great ideas from friends this past week and will be working on new designs and even worked on a few pendants today (pictures to come). A crafty mommy never sleeps. lol

New designs coming soon!

It's so exciting when a new idea strikes - or when new supplies are ordered! :)

I found a great new supplier for my tiles and hope to have them by Thursday since they ship the same day you order if you order by 4pm! :) Happy Dance!!

And here's a hint to the next design theme. . .