Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hello from New Oleans

This blog post is being written by my dear friend and secretary Sam, as I am without internet at the camp ground where we are staying. However we do have telephone and Sam is very patient with me. Accordingly someone stole the copper wiring that supplys the internet for this area. Just wanted to let everyone know that we are fine, Sam's ok too and I couldn't be happier becauce I am once again in New Orleans. My beloved secretary will relay your comments to me. I hope everybody is having a wonderful holiday season! xoxo-Aimes

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

And The Winners Are!

Okay ladies - sorry for the delay but I had to eat all the popcorn before I could put the names in the popcorn bowl for the draw.


Drum roll please!

The first name out of the bowl is - Hazel!

The second name out of the bowl is - Chapati!

The third name out of the bowl is - fhjgsk - sorry - popcorn husk - Nurse Pickles!

And the fourth name out of the bowl is - Maggie!

Ladies - Please contact me with your snail mail so I can pop these into the post before I head south.

It’s Almost that Time Again!

Sorry for the corny heading but I didn’t have time to think of another!   :0)


P4210073 $35


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sometimes Simple Makes a Real Statement

When I started thinking about this post an ad popped into my mind and it has stuck there.

Have you ever seen those ads that say ‘Make it today – wear it tonight’?

Has anyone ever had that happen? Don’t the ‘simplest things’ turn out to be the hardest?

Well – that’s what usually happens in my world. The best laid plans and all that….

Rant over and I am digressing anyway.

The title was referring to jewelry that isn’t all hyped up with doodads hanging here and there. It’s about how something simple can make a huge statement.

I give you the following - (click to enlarge)

` 19" long - $22

P4270004 20" long - $30

P4210031 Bracelet - $20


See what I mean? Simple – but makes a knockout statement!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

One last Giveaway!


I am giving away 4 – yes – that is four! of these gorgeous little pins.

They are coffee or tea (you decide) cups with an attached spoon. Both the cup and spoon have little rhinestones around the rim and down the handle. They measure approx. - 1 1/4” x 1 1/4”

- that’s one and a quarter inches by one and a quarter inches.

I’ve always sold them for $19.99 – now I’m giving them away.

If you would like to be in on the draw – please tell me in the comment section. I will ship them anywhere in the world - no need to be local.

The pins are all the same - no differences between coffee or tea.

There were 6 pins when I first started this post but 2 have sold since the post went up.

I will make the draw on Wednesday – December 8th at NOON – mountain time. I will need addresses shortly afterward so I can pop them in the mail before I leave.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

‘Tis a Dark and Foggy Night

Looking out the windows this evening I can barely see the new trailer sitting in my driveway. All the streetlights are shrouded with fuzzy halos and I can’t see into my neighbours back yard.

The fog reminds me so much of New Orleans that I am sitting here all warm and cozy with a smile on my face and tingling with anticipation of the holidays to come.

A week from now and probably right around this time, we will be pulling out of the driveway and pointing the front of the car southward. What happens after that will be a totally new experience for us with our new trailer and tow vehicle. We will be like little kids at Christmas when we make our first stop in Great Falls, Montana. Won’t it be fun to discover how everything ‘really’ works on our first night away from home?

I’ve been trying to talk him into ‘camping in the driveway’ but he won’t go for it. I personally think it would be a great way to figure out how this thing works and what else I might need to pack. He’s probably wondering how his Touareg is going to drive and not about if I packed his underwear or not! When we do pull into the Walmart in Great Falls – at least we know that the store is open all night and he can buy some if he needs to. They let people camp in their parking lots because they know we are going to spend money in their stores. Smart move on their part.

With the upcoming trip constantly on my mind I’m going to post the pic of  ‘The Grand Tour’ once again. Unfortunate circumstances have cancelled the sale of that particular bracelet and it is now back on the market. I’m also still taking orders for anything I’ve posted so far and will continue to do so right up until December 7th. If I haven’t got the trailer packed by noon on the 8th I might be in big trouble. Either that or we do a lot of shopping!

So without further ado – I give you ‘The Grand Tour’

PA020024 $40

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

And the Winners Are!

It’s that time folks. I can hear my clock beginning to chime which means it is 12 noon here in Alberta.

Placing my hand into (the bowl I use for my popcorn every night – okay okay – I did say it was going to be a hat but bear with me) and pull out the first name!

The winner of the first copy of Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry is – GINA!!

And putting my hand back into the popcorn bowl for the second copy of the same book – I’ve drawn KERRI !!

Ladies – please use  ‘send me a message’ to give me your snail mail addy and I’ll be popping the book into the mail for you! Merry Christmas!

I truly wish I had a copy of this book to give away to all the people who put their names in for the draw. It really is a great book!

Moving on.

I’m one of those people who puts on a bracelet far more often than a necklace. I’m not sure why that is. Could it be that with an – ahem – heftier shelf – I’m distracted by what is laying on top of it? Or could it be that I really like the sound that dangly bracelets make? Yes that’s it – I like the sound! And I do! Really!

With that in mind I give you this -

P4070032 $40


Wear it with some matching earrings and a great pair of jeans…!


                                            $22 PA140015