Thursday, December 28, 2006

Lots of great deals. Check out my my website for details on my big winter wonder sale.

A new year is coming. Treat yourself.

Happy new year to all!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Spring has sprung

well in my mind at least. my mind is filled with ideas for spring now that the holiday selling season is coming to a close. I hope to have a few big sales in January and February to clear out the old and bring in the new. So keep any eye out for some special deals.

I don't always follow fashion trends when I design but I do like to keep on top of them. Colors, necklines and material trends I find important. According to "Neutral colors continue their run as well as designers combine shades of black, white, and grey with accent colors from royal blue to fire engine red."

I have lots of ideas brewing in my head for my spring 07 line. Keep checking back as more is revealed in the next few months.

happy holidays
see you in the new year

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Working Mama

I attended my first craft market this weekend. The Burlington Handmade Holiday Craft Market. The turn out was great. We had a steady flow of people from 10am-5pm. Lucky for us the article I posted below came out the morning of our market. It drew a lot of traffic our way.

It was wonderful to finally get out into the craft market scene. I loved it. I think after coming from working in sales and doing very large scale trade shows in Vegas and California while working for the big "B" I felt very much a home. It has been a year now since I left my job. Since deciding to stay home full time I have not for one second really become a SAHM (stay at home mom). Instead I really should call myself a WAHM (work at home mom) because that is what I have been doing. Leaving my other job has allowed me to focus more on my jewelry biz. I have a lot to be proud of. I got my jewelry into my first boutique this year, registered my biz name, signed up for tax license and helped organize the newly formed Burlington Craft Mafia (featured in the article below). I sometimes feel like my head spins more now than when I was working outside of the home full time.

It is different though. For me it was time to venture out on my own. Take all I have learned working in customer service, sales and project management over the past 9 years for the same company and apply it to my own business. I could not be doing what I am doing now if it wasn't for that experience. I loved what I did but my passions changed. Now I can still use the side of my brain that loves to create by designing jewelry and also use the side that lives and breaths sales and marketing.

It has been wonderful to see Enzo embrace my business as well. He actually helped me practice setting up my table for my craft market. He came up with what I used as my earring display. When I called midday to check in while I was working the market he made a point to shout out to JB and ask how many necklaces and bracelets I had sold.

I am tired and mentally beat after all the prep work involved in doing the market. Well worth it though. I look forward to taking some downtime now and enjoying the holidays.

In the News

From the Burlington Free Press
Published Dec. 1, 2006
“As the founding members of the newly formed Burlington Craft Mafia, the women are focused on supporting each other as crafters and promoting the do-it-yourself, handmade movement in the region.” Read full article

Saturday, December 02, 2006

In the News


From the Burlington Free Press

Published Dec. 1, 2006

"As the founding members of the newly formed Burlington Craft Mafia, the women are focused on supporting each other as crafters and promoting the do-it-yourself, handmade movement in the region." Read full article

Burlington Handmade Holiday Market

The market this weekend was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came out for it. Here are a few pics from the event. See my flickr site site more pictures.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Woman kicked off Burlington Flight for Breastfeeding

Read the story here.

I hope Freedom Airlines (Delta) gets blasted for this one.

When will the American culture change? It is acceptable for the female body to be exposed as long as it is for the pleasure of a man. If a boob is seen as anything else the people suddenly feel offended as the stewardess of this airline said. Offended because someone won't cover up their babies head while nursing? Aren't there more offensive things to get in a tizzy about? Pornography, Hooters, strip clubs, excessive violence against women, global warming, the war in Iraq, President Bush, gun control - I mean come on now.

I have had enough.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Burlington Craft Mafia

We are now official.

The Burlington Craft Mafia is up and running.

Check us out at

Our mission:
To unite independant crafters in the Queen City to promote the indie, DIY movement, the entrepreneurial spirit, and each other.

The first Craft Mafia was founded in 2003 by nine crafty buisness women in Austin, TX. The group originally came together through a shared love for craft, DIY ethics and mutual respect. As the Craft Mafia developed it became a forum for networking, promotion and shared ideas. Since it's development in Austin, other Mafias have popped up accross the globe.