Sunday, April 18, 2010

Happy Things

So the last 2 posts have been kind of downer posts so it's time for some happy things.

One of the biggest happy things for me right now is this...I was contacted last week about my new business Pink Owl Designs. I was floored that I was contacted and so excited. Trying to get a new business name, especially in the creative field is so hard and even more so when you are trying to do it frugally(free).

Other happy things are of course spring, although when we were creeping towards 90 a few days last week, I was not so happy. Not that I want the cold winter back, but I wanted Spring, say 70-75 degrees, not almost 90. We moved in November and where we are now has a several really large trees in the front yard and I am loving seeing the leaves on the trees and the shade they are providing. I am loving the kids being outside too. Although it is difficult when they want to stay out and it's time to come in and get ready for bed. Will be glad when summer comes and they can stay out longer.

Gift tag/card

I'm also happily busy creating. I had a friend call and see if I would be willing to make some gift tag/cards for her daughters school for the teachers. I was so flattered that she thought of me. I created 24 cards for her and she said all the teachers and anyone else who saw them loved them. Shortly after she contacted me I had a lady email me requesting me to address envelopes for her mother's memorial service. She said she and her sister both had horrible handwriting and they wanted pretty handwriting for these envelopes. I have always been fascinated with handwriting and am always experiencing with my handwriting so I was thrilled with this task. I also created 115 cards for my son's school for the volunteer breakfast. That was a ton of cards to do in a matter of about 3 days. I didn't get a picture of it, but will when I get my card at the breakfast on Friday. I'm now working on a gift for our outgoing PTA President. I'm not happy that this is her last year at our school, but am happily creating her gift. I can't wait to be able to take pictures of it to share here.

I have a busy week coming up, but have some ideas for different posts so I will be back this week with lots more. Brewing a few ideas for some weekly posts based on some kind of theme. This week I'm also planning to participate in Ali Edward's My Week in the Life Project I have always wanted to try this, but never have. I am excited to give it a try. We have a very busy week this week with baseball practice 2 nights, PTA meeting one night, a field trip for Audrey, volunteer breakfast and of course all the normal life stuff. Great week for me to remember our life for one week.

Lots going on....

I can't believe November was the last time I updated this. Life got busy over the Holidays of course and then I spent some time reflecting and thinking about whether or not I wanted to continue this pursuit. After some time and researching I knew that for me right now this is where my heart is. When I sit at my table and create something I feel very much alive and happy.

Gift tags made for Columbia Independent School Teacher Appreciation Week

I am working to get some products made to start an etsy store, but lately I've been working on stuff for a friend for her daughters school and on cards for my sons school. My hope is that now that I know what direction I am going in I can update this a few times a week. I have a few projects on my table right now; one being a gift for a friend, a stack of envelopes to address for someone because she doesn't like her handwriting, and of course items for my store.

Made this card for my brother for his birthday. He LOVED the middle candle!

I did want to share this though, last week I was contacted by a MU Journalism student about doing an article about Pink Owl Design(which may be how you found me). I was so excited about it. In case you didn't see it, here is the link for it...Pink Owl Design Article

I will be back in the next day or so to share some more stuff. Gotta get working on Mother's Day, Graduation, and Wedding stuff. Hard to believe April is half over. Time really needs to slow down.
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