Thursday, January 03, 2008

What day is it?
Don't you ask yourself that question when there has been a holiday and you're off work, kids are out of school, etc. My hubby came home from work early yesterday and is off today and it just throws everything out of whack. Dont' get me wrong, I LOVE having him home! I'd rather have him home than at work ~ really. We've often said that it would be nice to run a company from our own home so that we could be home together. Actually winning the lottery and being able to stay home sounds even better but I quess we'd have to play the lottery to win it huh?

I've tried very hard so far this year to not procrastinate and so far I'm doing OKAY ~ not great but OKAY. I really want to have all of my classes done and prepared for before the end of this week but I'm just not sure that I'm gonna make that deadline I've set for myself.
I'm looking forward to a paint day tomorrow with one of my students Stacia. She won the drawing to come and spend a day at my house painting and I'll share those pics with you some time over the weekend. Have a couple of projects planned and a nice lunch - and hopefully hubby will be off early to come and take the boys out for lunch and get them out of the house.

Here are some things that I've been working on so far this month ~
I'm participating in an awesome swap with Karla and Beth called the Sweet Treats and Roses Swap ~ we had to create a recipe card and this is what I came up with. I painted the front cover border with roses and played around with a vintage postcard to create the back. I still have to make a tag and then I can get it mailed off.

front of card

back of card

Nicole and I have been painting keychains ~ you can go on over to MandE Designs
to see more of what we've been doing.

This one is on it's way far far away to a friend ~ hope she likes it.

Flat round keychain



side view

I've almost gotten my studio exactly the way I want it. I did manage with hubbys help to take the furniture out and wash the hard wood floor in there and it's just about organized and manageable again. The house and re-arranging is coming together nicely as well. We've managed to declutter some areas of the house and I'm really trying to get myself out of the mindset that "I might need it someday".

Well, have a fantastic day!



Sugar Bear said...

Cute keychains! I'm participating in this swap as well. Love your card. I hope to work on mine this weekend!

Rosemary said...

Really cute stuff!!
You are so talented.
Have a great time painting.

Anonymous said...

Procrastination - I'm a past master at it but you seem to have accomplished so much already, me I'm still munching on the Christmas chocolates!
Happy New Year to you all.

Linda said...

Those cards are really pretty. I am waiting -patiently(impatiently)for my keychain to arrive. They really are pretty.
Love ya,

Alison Gibbs said...

Love what done for karla and Beth's swap.
You have been busy with all your reorganising.

Kari & Kijsa said...

What cute stuff in your ETSY the daisy canvas! You are truly talented (but we knew that already).

smiles, kari and kijsa

joan said...

I really love the keychains. I know what you mean about not knowing what day it is, these holidays mess you all up. Have a great weekend.

justabeachkat said...'re amazing. Love the cards. Awesome. And the keychains are darling.

I think of you each and every time I walk by my painting. I LOVE it! Thanks again.


Robyn said...

OMG! I love those keychains! I gotta have one! I will be contacting you soon about that girly! those are so perfect and fun! YOu are so awesome! Love ya!

Sandi McBride said...

You're so busy, have missed you at my place. I see you have started a whole new line, but hurry and get the girls back to painting...I'm missing their art work, too! I just love my tray. It is so beautiful...

judie said...

Yeah, I'm a procrastinator too, but oh well. Your artwork here is really nice. Keychains are kewl. I visited your Etsy shop too.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

You are very talented! Your card is great.

Happiest new year to you!


Charlie McGee said...

love the roses!!!! you are so good. way to go. I'm working on my classes too, just can't seem to get things going.
love ya.

Mary Isabella said...

Awesome key chains!!!!!!!!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I was visiting Pear Tree Studio and saw the link to your beautiful blog. I am so glad that I stopped by, I love ribbons and roses and your creation is lovely. When my husband works from home my days are punctuated by feeding him. I find it distracting, but he loves working from home sometimes. Karen

Anonymous said...

Ohhh such wonderful work! I need to get on the ball for 2008! I see that you are already. Your soo inspiring and wonderful!!! I hope that you had a wonderful new year and that the rest of the year brings all the joys, laughter, hopes,dreams that you have ever wanted with it.*HUGS*

Southern Heart said...

Those keychains are adorable. And, I love your recipe cards for the swap! Just perfect! I missed the sign-up for it, but it sure is fun seeing everyone's creations!

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

love those key chains girl!!!
hope you and stacia had a great day...what a lucky girl she is!
happy new year!!

Donna said...

I know what you mean when you say What day is this?! Happens to me too! I love the key chains and your recipe card design is great!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy, busy busy bee in your Petite Chateau!! You have a gorgeous Etsy, rlly cute things in there! Have a wonderful weekend Sandy !! Jenn and Jacqui

Terri and Bob said...

Love the keychains, are you offering those in your store??? (fingers crossed)