Friday, February 27, 2009

Boo Hoo!!

I am ineligible to win this prize, but you may not be. A VERY talented friend and fellow etsian is hosting another fabulous giveaway!

Be sure to check it out!
Wish it could be me!
Hope ya'll have a great weekend!
Come back now ya hear?
Or as my five year old says...
I'm gonna haf ta let ya go now!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sunset Enriched...

Sunset Enriched is my newest addition to my etsy store! It is a monotype on yupo using waterbased block printing ink. I wanted to recreate (and edit a little) last night's sunset. Hope you enjoy!

And don't forget to comment below for my giveaway!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ott Lite Giveaway

WOW! I really hope I win this wonderful giveaway!
check it out!

The sky outside is a lovely blue...

But so am I. I've been in a funk/blah/bleh whatever you want to call it since Friday! There are no real reasons beyond everyday life for this, BUT I am determined to come out of it starting NOW!

So to make myself feel better I've decided to do something to make someone else feel better.

I'm going to start my first giveaway! That's right a giveaway!
I'm going to give one of my zebra print notecards and matching envelopes in the color of your choice (and maybe a couple of other little "happies") to one lucky winner.

And just HOW do you win? Well...

This drawing will be open to anyone. I'll draw one winning name on Sunday, March 15, 2009.

1. Follow my blog. Easy peasy! (That's one entry) (Don't worry. If you are already following you are automatically in the drawing!)

2. Leave me a comment telling me how much you'd like to win. (Don't forget to tell me your favorite color!) (That's the selfish part of this giveaway. Don't forget to leave contact info!) (That's another entry!)

3. Blog about my giveaway on your blog, and leave a comment here letting me know you did. (That's another entry!)

4. Visit my etsy shop - Knotaway and pick out your favorite item and come back here and leave a comment about why you like it. (That's another entry!)

5. Make a purchase in my etsy shop- Knotaway . (That is worth 5 entries!)

That is a possible 9 entries! If I have left something outrageous out that you think is worth an entry or two feel free to let me know!

Do this by NOON (central time zone!) on Friday, March 13th (yes, that is Friday the thirteenth!) and you may be the lucky winner to be announced on the following Monday!

Again - don't forget to let me know how to get in touch with you! I can't send you goodies if I don't know how to get in touch with you!

Wow! I am already starting to smile!

Oh and speaking of giveaways...
Check this one out!
She's also on etsy:
and has some really lovely items!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I've been busy over at Etsy...

I've been busy the last few days putting a few listings up on Etsy...
I managed to find the time to list some of my notecards. Hope you like them.

Now I've got to find the time to print these in some other colors. I managed to snag some great colors of block printing ink on ebay for a little bit of nothing!

I've also listed an original monoprint. It is derivative of a painting that I dreamed and took nearly a year to paint. (The painting is sold, but you can see it on my flickr page - maybe I'll post it here later!)

Monday, February 9, 2009

You really don't have to read this!

Ok! I meant to get photos of the new linocuts and prints I worked on this weekend, but you know how Monday's can be? (Right?!?! It's not just me, is it?) so instead I'll post about a friend's jewelry giveaway on her blog.

I hope she doesn't mind that I snagged her photo...

Scroll down and you will see the instructions for the giveaway!
Please go check it out, so that if I win I can justify my glee by saying I did try to help advertise the giveaway!
Seriously her work is fantastic and anybody would be lucky to win these beautiful earrings!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Oh Yum!

Who hasn't had King Cake? Oh come on, now! You just don't know what you are missing. BUT you can find out...
Check out:

for a fantastic giveaway! Believe me I've had a Paul's King Cake before (although not the pecan praline) and they are FABULOUS!

Monday, February 2, 2009


I am about to get some fantastic jewelry from a fellow Mississippi Etsy seller! has created two wonderful custom pieces for my husband and me. (Don't tell him they are done if you see him - he has to wait until Valentine's Day!) I absolutely love them and can't wait to get them.
Visit her shop and pick out your favorite piece! I warn you - picking just one piece won't be an easy decision!!!!

In other matters - I did a bit of printmaking this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed myself! I am making some notecards with matching envelopes. Should be finishing the envelopes and listing a couple on etsy later this week.

We spent the better part of the weekend getting everything ready and installing my booth at Southern Treasures in Brookhaven. I don't have any tatting or printmaking there, yet. I should get that all finished and placed later this week, but if you are in the area be sure and stop and look around at what is available!

I managed to make a pair of tatted earrings to match a choker I finished last weekend, and I tatted 4 bookmarks while "watching" the Superbowl!

What do you think of the choker and earrings. I plan to make more of these. The stones are garnets. I thought they turned out nicely.

This is one of the four bookmarks I worked up. Very "Valentiney"