Friday, April 29, 2011

How CUTE are These???!!!

Today Erika from little posh bebe emailed inquiring about my necklaces. Lucky for me the link to her etsy shop was at the bottom of her email, so I took a looksy :)  I just about died when I saw how ADORABLE her shoes are.  I noticed they are the same price as my necklaces, so I asked if she'd be interested in doing a trade. Lucky me she said yes!  I ordered this sweet pair for Hayden and a pair just like them in a light turquoise blue for Mia.  To be honest I want them in EVERY color she offers, especially the coral and white.  I can't wait to get them :) Check out her esty shop!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I've been busy!

Just wanted to prove to you all that I have been working on your orders and have started shipping off the MJ necklaces on backorder :)  I still have quite the list to work on, but if all goes well, I hope to get them mailed off next week-that way, I can start working on some new designs. Oh, and FYI, I'll be moving to the East Coast at the beginning of June and have to have my house packed up the 3rd week in may, so I'll have to close shop once I start packing and will open again as soon as the moving company delivers our stuff!  I will be designing MJ necklaces for the upcoming fall collection as well as Persnickety, so don't let my absence fool you!  I am in the process of buying new beads and new colors. I'm so excited! Keep checking back with me :)  Just a reminder, I'm flying to CA for my Nana's funeral Saturday-Monday. If you need anything just leave me a comment with your contact info. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I miss her...

This morning Melba Miller, my Nana (great grandma)passed away at 99 years old.  I've loved her dearly my whole life.  She was one of the most wonderful people I've ever known.  The perfect example of love.  She had the most amazing ability to make anyone she came in contact with feel like the most loved, important person in the world.  I want to be just like her.  In her 90's she flew out to Hawaii for my college graduation. She never liked to miss a party!
She was the matriarch of our family and was loved by all of us.  She loved life, she never complained, and always knew how to laugh. I miss her...
Nana loved kisses.  I thank my friend Michelle for capturing this moment years ago. I've always loved it.
I feel so lucky to have had her in my life for so long.  I knew the day would eventually come, but you're never really prepared when it actually does.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to be with her in person, but I was able to say my goodbyes to her over the phone these past few days while my mom and aunt held the phone up to her ear.
One of my favorite things was that she would always put her hand on my cheek when I would sit with her. It always made me feel safe and loved by her.
What a beautiful legacy she left behind. To have 5 generations of women-Priceless!
She loved babies and small children and would have enjoyable tea parties with Mia.

When Mia was 2, I wanted a picture of all our our hands together (Nana's, grandmas, mom's, mine, and Mia's). Nana thought I was being silly-I'm SOOO glad I had this picture taken anyway.  I know this is my craft/business blog, but I just had to share a piece of what this beautiful woman means to me and how greatly she'll be missed.  I emailed those of you on the MJ back order list explaining another small delay due to me going to CA for her funeral.  I will be sure to work on them quickly when I return. Thanks for being so patient with me and for being so understanding. I appreciate it more than you could know.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ditzy Dots Inspired Necklace

Stacey, one of the stylists from Vintage Couture contacted me and asked if I would design a necklace to go with their Ditsy Dots dress. Adorable dress, right?  I think this necklace will be so cute with it, don't you? Its hard to tell without seeing it on, but I can envision it!  Stacey said she'd send me pics once she gets it :)  I tried not to use too much pink since that is the main color in the dress. I wanted to bring out the other colors going on!  You'll have to head over to Vintage Couture  to check out the rest of their collection for Spring :)  I may be putting this necklace in my shop soon. If you're interested just message me with your contact info. Thanks!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Easter Bunny Came!

Happy Easter! Hope you all have had a good one.  The Easter Bunny came and completely FILLED Mia and Hayden's baskets :)  I think Mia's favorite part of Easter was wearing her Easter dress! She was so excited to get dressed this morning.  Hayden just started hugging Mia upon request yesterday, so lucky me, I was able to capture it while they were both in their Easter dresses :)  We spent the day with family friends that I've known since I was in elementary school. Great company AND food! I wish we could be back in Puerto Rico with my husband, but we're making do until he finishes up.  May we all remember our Savior Jesus Christ on this Easter Sunday, the true reason for why we celebrate.  *Side note* I have been working on the Matilda Jane House of Clouds back order list and will be mailing necklaces to those whom have already paid :) I will be emailing pay pal invoices to the rest of you!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Necklace to go with Persnickety Clothing

I just designed this necklace to go with the Spring line for Persnickety Clothing.  I also love this necklace with a white sundress :)  Please note that some of the beads may be slightly different than what is shown in the picture. It all depends on what beads I have available, but the overall style and color scheme will be the same.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Necklace to go with this cute Matilda Jane top

 I am so excited! I just got my Matilda Jane shipment in the mail yesterday :) This necklace looks so cute with it! I have ONE in my shop, so act fast!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vintage Necklace

I have been busy designing new necklaces since I can't get started on the MJ necklaces (still waiting on bead shipment).  I bought Mia this ivory tiered dress at Baby Gap and love the vintage feel of everything put together. I also had the new Persnickety Clothing for spring in mind as well. It goes great with their Easter clothes. I got most of these beads while I was in PR so I only have enough to make maybe two more so act fast!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I'm Back! A quick Update...

I just got back from my 5 week vacation in Puerto Rico. It was WONDERFUL! I have to admit I'm a bit cranky being home, hahaa!  I came home excited to open the large bead order I made just before I left (my neighbor was getting my mail)-ANYWAY, to make a long story short, my large order was never delivered! They are trying work with the post office, but in the meantime I've placed another order so I can get going on all the MJ House of Clouds backorders. Unfortunately I don't think they will be done in time for Easter :(  I'm still keeping my fingers crossed though!  So sorry for the delay, but know that I am working hard to get back to everyone. Thanks so much to MVG Photography for sending me this ADORABLE picture!! ALSO: I JUST POSTED SOME NEW NECKLACES IN MY SHOP! CLICK ON THE LINK TO MY ONLINE BOUTIQUE ON MY SIDEBAR.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'll be back from vacation next week!

Since I won't be back until next week, I thought I would post this cute picture of one of my new designs that Katie from Peekaboo Photos just emailed me for your visual pleasure :) This necklace can be paired with so many different colors.  I love this outfit Katie picked out. Thanks Katie!  I have recieved SEVERAL emails regarding the MJ House of Clouds inspired necklace.  I have made a backorder list, and as soon as I get back into town on the 14th, I'll be making them, contacting those of you on the list (so check your emails) and will send pay pal invoices. As soon as I receive payment, I can start mailing them out. Those of you that paid before I left will be first on the list. Thanks! I will also be posting new designs in my shop when I get back as well so keep checking back! Thanks :)