Monday, December 28, 2009

2010 Happy Dance! and it made Etsy's Front page too!

Time for a little new year color - may yours be as happy and bright!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Solstice

'O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?'

~Percy Bysshe Shelley

There are many people who love winter - but I am not one of them! At first, I appreciate the silence, the magic of the first snowfall, the clean white landscape, the cosiness of a warm fire...but before long, by late November and December especially, as I watch the sun rise later and set earlier and feel the early darkness and the cold - by 5pm, I want a quilt and a puffy pillow and a nap. It seems the day is over and I haven't eaten dinner yet!

And then, the winter solstice arrives - and with it, the knowing that nature has swung around that darkest corner and the light of SPRING is a beacon once again. Yes!

Monday, December 21, 2009

New at Wild Woman Jewelry!

The Christmas rush seems to have slowed down resulting in time to create a few new designs and new editions of a few older ones! Even before the holidays are over, my thoughts turn to lighter colors and dare I say it, SPRING! The light was perfect and sent me rushing for my camera ~ what a FUN morning! Enjoy!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

3 french hens? everyone who celebrates the holidays, I've been a busy little bee the past couple of weeks - shopping, wrapping, mailing, decorating and a little partying (more about that soon!) ...thankfully, all the preparation is becoming celebration time and I'm in the holiday spirit today! Enjoy these wonderful Etsy artists and I hope you are beginning your celebrating time as well! Happy holidays, everyone!

Monday, December 7, 2009

And the WINNER IS...

to QuiddityOcean,
winner of a pair of Ruby Holiday Lantern earrings in my 2nd Etsy-versary draw! QuiddityOcean is a valued customer in my Etsy shop~ a big thank you to all who entered and played!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sin City Here We Come!

Viva Las Vegas!
~the lights, the action, the SPECTACLE!!!
We're heading west tomorrow for a few days in Sin City - my husband has a conference to attend and I'm tagging along for a little holiday, a couple of shows and a shopping expedition! Just a few details to take care of today - shovel the driveway (yup, it snowed last night), pack, prep and mail orders, brunch with my husband's family, a tree lighting celebration at our cottage later this afternoon...details, details...see ya soon!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2nd Etsy-versary Celebration and Blog Give-Away!

Last chance to enter this weekend!
Draw will take place Monday, December 7!!!

Customers in my Etsy shop will have their name automatically entered once for each item purchased before midnight December 6...see below for other ways to enter!

How to win - names will be entered once for each of the following:

1. Follow my blog.

2. Leave a comment on this post.

3. Blog about this giveaway and link to this post.

4. Tweet about this giveaway.

Let me know if you've done these things so I can enter your name for each. Good Luck!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

12 Days of Christmas - TransCanadaEtsyTeam Christmas GIVEAWAY!!!

The TransCanada Etsy Team's 12 Days of Christmas holiday promotion runs from November 25 to December 6. Enter today to win a prize pack valued at over $350.00!!! Click on the photos to find out how to be the BIG WINNER!!! (and enjoy some fabulous holiday memories, traditions and recipes from team members!)
Participating Shops
transcanada team shop

Monday, November 23, 2009

2nd Etsy-versary Celebration and Blog Give-Away!

December 7 is my 2nd Etsy-versary and it's just around the corner ~
my how time flies when you're having FUN!
In celebration of all the fabulous friends I've connected with and to say a big THANK YOU to all my customers, on December 7, I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY draw ~ the winner will receive a pair of Ruby Holiday Lantern Earrings!

Customer's in my Etsy shop will have their names automatically entered once for each item purchased between November 24 and December 6...see below for other ways to enter!

The winner's name will be drawn at 12 noon EST on December 7, 2009 and they will be notified on the same day.

How to Win - names will be entered once for each of the following:

1. Follow my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this post.
3. Blog about this contest and link to this post.
4. Tweet about this GIVEAWAY.
Let me know if you have done these so I can enter your name once for each. Thanks and good luck!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Havin' A GREAT Weekend!

Saturday dawned bright and sunny and mild and I headed to our local garden center for boughs and berries to pretty up our front porch (what do you think of our PINK front door ~ my husband takes a fair bit of ribbing over that door from all his manly friends and just about anyone who sees it, really...poor guy). I've been on the hunt for snowberries this time every year for the past few and I hit the jackpot yesterday ~ bunches and bunches available for the taking (well...buying).
I even had my hubby out helping with the Christmas lights with just a minimum of grumbling ("This is what you consider quality together time????" - direct quote)...anyhow...I thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours of arranging, bow-tying(?), and lighting the place up in order to attract as much holiday attention as possible. Here are a few photos...

and, on a couple of happy Etsy notes, my beaded star ornament is featured in Friday Finds, Thoughtful Gifts Under $50 - THANKS and whooohooo! It brought enough shoppers to reach my 500th sale!!!! Yay! Thanks so much everyone!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Vintage ~ Mod Christmas

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...
I must say, this little tinsel tree from the 60's has sparked my decorating juices for the holiday season! It's shimmery silver branches sent me on a hunt for vintage ornaments that would feed it's sparkly little spirit (and mine as well!) ...and there is a treasure trove to be found in some of my favorite vintage Etsy shops!
Be sure to check out these great shops and all their treasures this holiday season!
( on my little tree to link to the treasury it also inspired...Mod Xmas!)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas at The Market

We have a wonderful old building in my hometown that is the venue for a handicrafts/farmer's market on Saturday mornings throughout the year. Almost everyone who visits Fredericton makes a visit to the Market while they're in town - it's a real event every week! Christmas at The Market is a local tradition that handmade enthusiasts anticipate every year. For many years, I was a shopper and brought home bags of unique treasures for gifts and holiday decoration (just count my snowmen!). I've been participating as a vendor for about 5 seasons now and just finished up this year's show last night. It was GREAT! There were tons of people in happy holiday humor! Many thanks to all who dropped by the booth to chat, giggle and take home a colorful, sparkly creation! And, just because, you know, I have nothing else to do, I changed my entire display for this show...I found this fabulous vintage silver tinsel Christmas tree and got all inspired! Here are some photos of my little spot..

Is this the funkiest little tree?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

holiday earrings

The Christmas music has been playing at my house for over a week now (I know...I'll be good and tired of it before the end of November, but I just can't resist right after Halloween!). Anyway, the notes of Frosted Window Panes and Silent Night to name just a couple, have sparked my holiday mood and inspired some new earrings! Drop by the shop to check out these and more ~ Enjoy!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Artists of Etsy Project Embrace ~ EXPOSED!

Check out this amazing group of people, some of the members of Etsy Project Embrace, who are raising money and awareness for cancer research in support of our friend Laura Slocum and everyone effected by cancer~ and thanks so much to Vicki Diane for her support! Click this link to see ALL the others! Go team!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

olive branch... all sixteen

I always wish you could see all sixteen...
November 1st feels like a clean slate to me, a short breather between Halloween and the upcoming holidays. This treasury is inspired by this space, the bare branches and uncluttered November landscape, my thankfulness for peace and the days of remembrance for those who fought for it. Peace to you...

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

We Have Walls!

We have walls! The weather has been sunny and dry this week with everyone working like busy bees...some of the interior wall are up as well so we are beginning to see what everything will really look like. After a couple of years of pouring over plans and computer models, it's so exciting to see it in reality. I hope the weather holds!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Deals at Wild Woman Jewelry

Little Black Dress Goldfill Hoop Earrings ~ Featured in Etsy Finds Weekend Deals Storque Article this weekend! (Click on the photo to see the article.)
Weekend Deals at Wild Woman Jewelry
Friday, October 23 to Sunday, October 25 ~ Receive 15% off your total order including shipping all weekend long! Simply write the words WEEKEND DEALS in the message to seller box at checkout and 15% of your total will be refunded to your Paypal account.
Weekend Deals also apply to all orders from The Garden Shed, my other esty shop! Check out original photography holiday notecards and party invitations available NOW!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


A few more new pieces in my jewelry shop!
ice lantern
pools of amber
still feelin' sparkly...i have just fallen in love with these pretty gemstones! And true to myself, i am inspired by these gorgeous colors and the way the light plays through and all round these faceted stones...hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday Wonders (on Thursday!) ~ Team Etsy Project Embrace

Etsy Project Embrace ~ a team of etsy artists and shop owners who have joined together to raise funds for cancer research...each member of our team is donating all or part of the proceeds from the sale of some of their creations to the American Cancer Society. To date, over $2000.00 has been donated!
I have 'met' some of the most generous and giving people I know through this team. Originally banded together in support of our friend and fellow etsian, Laura Slocum (who is now in REMISSION!!!!), the team has continued to grow and expand to include many others whose lives have been touched by cancer and who just want to help. I have been moved to tears by the stories, the caring, the support and the inspiration. It's an honor to be among them.
Here are the works of a few of these amazing people...Please check out their shops below and click on the large picture to link to ALL the items and shops participating.
5. Mermaid's Bouquet ~ earcandyarts
6. Sweetheart Necklace ~ rachellucie
7. Tortoise Earrings ~ adornbyamysingley
10. Poppy Longstocking's Rainbow Brite ~ poppy'swickedgarden