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Saturday, April 26, 2014

White Window Creations, LLC

Happy Hello All!
It is time to get back into action with a great shop! Today, we are checking out White Window Creations, LLC! The owner of this wonderful Etsy shop is Jessica Herold! If you have a little bundle of fun in your life... this is the shop for you!

(click on all photos and it will take you were you want to go!)
What do you sell?
Baby goods and items to make life easier or just more fun for busy moms (and dads!).
Newsboy Hats for Children
(OMG! Is this not the cutest thing you have ever seen!!!!)
How did you get started with Etsy?
Slowly. ha. My adventure on Etsy has been very "learn as you go" because I am sort of a dive in and learn to swim later type of person. Not always a good thing, but in this case it has been awesome. I have learned so much and can't wait to see what I learn next.
When did you get interested in making your Art/Craft?
My shop started with the Cuddle and Kick Blanket. My son would be sleeping in his swing, kick off his blanket and wake up..over and over and over and you get the point. So I literally sewed a patch of satin to the back of his blanket and he stopped kicking it off - SCORE!! My friends loved it and wanted them for their own kids, and I fell in love with sewing and creating new things the way I wanted them.
Cuddle & Kick Blanket
Where does your inspiration come from?
Most of the time I see something I like but I want it just a little different or in my own color choices. I am also a self-proclaimed cheap person so I want a good deal and if I can't get one - I'll just do it myself. lol
Who taught you or how did you learn your art form?
I just sit at my (free hand-me-down) machine and make things, messing up along the way. Happy accidents. I confess that I do not know what many of the machine settings are or what their intended purpose is, but I seem to figure things out pretty quickly. You can make a LOT of cool things with a straight line. LOL When things get hairy I call my mother. She used to make clothes for herself and her sisters. She is an amazing talent and a huge inspiration for my creativity.
Where do you see your Shop in 5 years from now?
I hope to still be going and expanding. At present, I am a stay at home mom first, a Sign Language Interpreter second, and a business-owner third. Many would say that business must come first to succeed but I disagree. There are many levels of success and nothing, I mean NOTHING, comes before my family. That said, when they are both in school all day, I do hope to be expanding my business and potentially selling in boutiques and more craft fairs. Stay tuned! :-)
Custom Quilted Duffel Bag
How do you manage your time between Etsy and the rest of your life?
Patience. Some days I sew 10 things. Some weeks I sew nothing. Sometimes I sew 15 minutes at a time. I won't put my kids on hold to make a bag. That's just my rule.
How did you come up with the name of your shop?
Oh, it is sort of a long explanation. I am a daydreamer. I can sit and stare out a window for hours. I love what a window represents - protection, division between where I am and where I could go, vision, etc. White is a symbol of purity and what is more pure than a baby? And I create, so from all of that you get White Window Creations. Deep. ;-)
Do you make or stock items you love, or what will sell?
Items I love for sure. I usually make something for myself and then offer it up as an example of what I can make for someone else - in their chosen design or color.
 Cloth Diaper Boutique Style Burp Rag
Where else can we find you online?
Did you always want to have your own business?
I have always wanted to work for myself, not necessarily for monetary gain. I love volunteering. This is just where I am right now.
Any other thoughts you want to share with us?
Do something that makes you smile every day. Do something that makes someone else smile every day. You'll be amazed at how the two feed off of each other.
Newsboy Hat Costume
Thank you so much Jessica for sharing your shop and talent with us today!
If you have a bundle of joy coming your way... you need to shop White Window Creations, LLC
A big Thank You to my readers!
Take care everyone,

Saturday, April 5, 2014

All about Mom!

Good morning!

Today is going to be all about Mom! You have one and you just might be one. Moms are everywhere.... You can't go anywhere without bumping into one. Today, is my daughter birthday. She is 29! Holy Smokes... it sure went by fast! Anyway, it got me thinking....

The Mom on a good day:
She smiles at you. She asks nicely that you put away your stuff. She might even start the sentence off with the word "honey'. She goes and puts your undies in the laundry and finds matches to all your socks and sticks them in your dresser. She comes back to notice that her "honey" hasn't moved off the couch yet. So, she asks again. This time she might smile and say " Hey, sweetheart don't forget to clean up your stuff". She goes and makes "sweetheart" lunch and sets it on the table. Now, "sweetheart" is called for lunch and "sweetheart" doesn't move an inch. So, "sweetheart" hasn't put away the stuff and is taking forever to come to the table. Now, MOM is starting to twitch and steam is coming out her ears and she still has the battle of getting sweet pie to do homework later!

Let us take a minute here and think. Hmmm.... if you are the kid. You have put your mom through Hell (pick any day kids and think about... you know I am right) and she deserves a gift on Mother's Day. If you are the Mom, you deserve a gift on Mother's Day for not killing your child on any given day over the years! Moms.. you know I am right on this one.. stop day dreaming about what you thought motherhood was going to be like and get real!

Well, guess what! I have some Outstanding Stuff you can get for Mom! And, Mom if you think you need to buy yourself a little something (cuz, dad forgot to tell self absorbed "sweetheart" to get you something) I have the perfect something just for you! (slip it into dad's hand and tell him to give it to the kid to give to you... oh, you might want to wrap it yourself for a good presentation!)

Where can you find said Outstanding Stuff... let me tell ya! Head over to my shops on Etsy!
Click on any image below and it will take you where you want to go!
Here is a sampling of what each shop has to offer!

Pieces of Home Mosaics:
Mosaic Windows
Mosaic flower garden vintage window
Home Accents
Mosaic Pitcher and Basin Wall Hanging
Boxes and Mirror
Mosaic Mirror
Pendants and Bracelets
Mosaic Pendant
Rings, Barrettes and Earrings
silverware ring fused glass
Magnets and Key Chains
Blue Rose Mosaic Tumbled Glass Keychain
Mosaic Vinegar Bottle Stained Glass
Make Up Mirrors and Pill Boxes
Mosaic Owl Make Up Compact Mirror
Fancy That Fusion
Compact Mirrors
Double Sided Make Up Mirror Compact
Key Chains
Fused Glass Blue Key Chain
Bracelets and Cuffs
Copper Cuff
Jewelry Boxes and Pill Boxes
Mosaic Fused Glass Box
Home Décor
Candy Dish
Brown Fused Glass Stud Earrings
I would feel bad about plugging my Shops on my Own Blog... But, well... I think Motherhood has left me with no Shame!
*** Disclaimer
If you aren't a Mommy yet. It is truly a blessing (even on a bad day!). Being a Mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Children are gifts from God. No matter how or when they come to you!
Happy Birthday Jacqaulyn! Mommy Loves you! Now get me a gift!!!
Thanks for reading!