Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Shop Hop and Show and Tell Monday




Be sure to visit the post below this one to get all of the details for the big event going on at Make Mine Pink. Make sure to register for the Spring Shop Hop for your opportunity to win some beautiful prizes!


This weekend I was very busy creating new designs. I have lots cut out and ready to sew. I did redesign my Chocolate Easter Bunny pillow. I like it much better now. Sometimes I get lucky on my first try, sometimes its back to the drawing board. I love this process. Its totally relaxing to me. I also wanted to add some new jewelry. This bracelet is made with faux pearls and some hand made polymer clay roses. Marie Segal is a wonderful artist and I love using her roses.


After a lot of thinking, stressing and just plain freaking out, I have made a decision. A really important one! I am leaping and hoping the net will aprear. A door has been closing for awhile. I have been looking frantically for open windows. My job will soon be ending. It has lasted longer than I thought, but the writing is on the wall. I will stay there as long as I can, but when it does close I am going through that window. LOL I will be devoting 100 percent of my time to Gail Friend Designs. I have searched out some selling options that look great. I have a few national ads coming out and will be featured in the upcoming STUDIOS magazine. (March 31 if ya all want to see me:) ) I have been fighting up hill battles for a long time now. The only thing that has been falling into place has been my website and my wonderful membership with Make Mine Pink. I learned a long time ago, if your fighting something, let it go. Its not meant to be and if it is , it will fall into place nice and easy. I am really looking forward to the future and all it holds. I know its going to be a great thing!

17 comments:

Carolee Crafts said...

Your chocolate bunny look,s good enough to eat.

When one door closes another opens, in your case it has taken a little longer but I am sure this is right for you, I wish you all the luck and hugs for a successful future. Stay positive and remember The Secret.

lisa said...

Gail

The chocolate bunny pillow turned out sweet as can be and the polymer rose bracelet is beautiful.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi sweet pink sis!

I'm going to eat that bunny! lol How cute! Truly adorable pillow!I can see them in stores everywhere. Love your creativity as always. And always looking forward to your next creative idea. Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful and happy week!
xxoo
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Susan said...

The bunny looks like fine chocolate...but no calories! Love the ribbon!

Well, you hang in there, girlfriend! Life is full of twists and turns! And like the squirrels (you know I think of you every day) you gather nuts where you can!!! LOL!!!

Thanks for keeping in touch with my blog!!!
Susan
www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

Cottage Flair said...

Gail,
LOVE the chocolate bunny. Your pillows look good enough to eat. Good luck with your site. I hope it leads you where you want to go. A new open door.
Jennifer

Cindy - Angel Wings Cottage said...

Sweet Gail - - I just adore the bunny pillow! You are so creative!

I am so sorry for all that you have had to endure - - but brighter days are ahead! I will be there watching and cheering you on as you take your next big step towards your dreams! Never give up!

Pink hugs,

Cindy O.
www.AngelWingsCottage.com

Tedi said...

Gail Friends Design is so worth it. You are bursting with talent! I was told that when you are suppose to do something - that at first - God lightly touches you with a feather... and as you don't get or won't get it... he taps a little harder... till he ends up hitting you in the head with a hammer! Sounds like you're not waiting for the hammer - Tedi
www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Patricia said...

Gail, I'm holding a corner of that net sweetie! I think it will work out ust fine for you. Gail Friend Designs is waiting to explode! I can't help but think you will be so much happier and less stressed when you are away from the job and all it has entailed. Pink hugs and prayers for you,
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
www.patriciarose-apotourriof.blogspot.com

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Gail I love your bunny and always your jewelry.

I right there with you pink sister. Jump right on through that window! Good things are coming. You can do it! I believe in you!

bunny hugs,
shell

Suzanne said...

Gail, I'm so proud of you for making that decision! Go for it! Your creations are just beautiful and you CAN do this full time! I think a trip to Morro Bay should be soon!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

LOVE THE CHOCOLATE BUNNY! I checked out your site, but didn't see them for sale..., am I looking in the wrong place?
Kelley

OceanDreams said...

Hi Gail,

Thanks for your post on my blog and I'm glad you like my work! I also like yours...I will have to keep my eyes open to see you in Somerset Studios. I like how you said that the best thing to do is to let it go, concerning you job, especially when it seems like it is a battle. I definitely agree. I had a job previous to the one I have now and I knew it was not going to work out, but now I am so blessed! In whatever you do, may you have a passion for it and I am sure you are going to continue to do great in your own business and where ever else you may go...Have a great night!

Beloved Creations said...

I love those roses on that bracelet

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Gail, the longer I stay on your blog, the more I am crying..., The songs you have are awesome..., I walked down the aisle in 2001 to the 2nd (or 3rd) isn't it awful I forgot the actual name of it.

Ah well. What's done is done. I've been married for 7 1/2 years... and I just put a little blurb about my highly anticipated chocolate bunnies "scheduled" for Sunday a.m.

Hopefully in time for folks to order for Easter! I can't wait to get mine....!!!

Sorry I missed EVERYONE at coffee this a.m. I'm a little late on MMP...

If I don't get back on til next week, have a great weekend..., and hope I didn't blow Sunday's post!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

ok, just going to listen a little more to your music...

have a fantasitc weekend.
kelley

Diana said...

Gail....good luck on your new adventures. Know in your heart of hearts that new doors will open and miracles will happen.....just be sure to have your eyes open at all times. Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment.
Tootles
Diana

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Good Morning Gail! Your bunny is up on My Island Wedding! So handsome!
www.myislandwedding.com