Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Pink Display For 2012

Its been a busy start for an exciting new year.  I have so many projects I am working on that I am getting a bit overwhelmed, but I am making progress on some new designs.  To start with I finished my display for my space at Green Table Gifts.  The post below shows some before photos.  I only have it partially filled so far. The grand opening is on February 1st and I will be adding lots of new things before then.  I have been working on some new pillows this weekend too.

This has been somewhat of a trying week at work.  I just dont think I am following my true destination.  Many signs are presenting themselves that I am on the wrong track.  The problem is I feel like I am twirling in a circle looking for an open door or window to go through. The "what not to do" is very clear!  Its what to do about it I am searching for.   So, for this next week I am going to keep myself  buried in my studio. This is what brings me calmness and peace.  I saw an inspirational quote that says "Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death."  I am not sure of the source of the quote, but I love it :)   In the meantime I am going to be creating and doing what I know is true. :) Have a great week and happy creating!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Garage Sale Goddess Was With Me:)

So whats a girl to do when she has to come up with a new display for a shop.  Hit the garage sales!  I havent been for awhile, and actually I only had to go to one.  I was looking for some ideas for a new display for my spot in the ever so cute Green Table Gifts. They are moving to a new and better location on February 1st and its a lot bigger and a different configuration so I had to come up with something new. My back drop will be a vintage door. So I needed fairly narrow and tall.  I found this book case for $5.00!  I am using this frame Patty, from the shop, gave me to use.  I can display and hang my jewelry on the wire.  But of course I had to paint it pink. So much better now:)  I move in to my new home tuesday, but for now some before and after photos and a sneek peek of the display.  If you are in the local area and get a chance, please stop by and check out the new place.  The shop will have many new vendors. Lots of vintage and handmade creations.  If you are a fan of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, you will be very happy.  Green Table Gifts is only one of two stores in Arizona able to sell this great paint.  There is a great selection of colors and I believe there will be some fun classes coming up to use these paints in all of their gorgeous colors.  The new address as of February 1st is   3401 W. Frye Road Suite 13, Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 855-5620

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

This is in the Target Shopping Center behind the Chandler Mall.
The other great bargain that I am so thrilled with is this Vera Bradly bag.  There is not a spot on it and I got it for $3.00.  Its perfect to use when I have a teaching class for all of the things I need to bring with me.  It made my day!!  This  "M" pillow is the latest class I taught.  Its for teens and it is so much fun. 
Well, I hope you have a great week,  and Pookie and Googars say dont forget to be AWESOME :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Its Time For Class To Start

Hi:)  Its been a great start to the new year.  For one thing the Shop I am in, Green Table Gifts, is moving to a bigger, brighter and new place.  Its in an awesome location.  I have to come up with a new display set up, and I think I have came up with the perfect plan. I will be posting photos of the new display and shop later this month.  I also start teaching this month.  My first classes will be at Joanns and here are a couple photos of the first couple projects.  The place mat is a beginning class for adults and the little denim bag is a teen class.  Its just the beginning.  I have lots of plans for the next few months.  If there is something you think would be a great sewing, art or craft class, let me know. I would love to hear what would be a good class.  My goal is to have a venue where I can teach my own classes and have other teachers teach as well. 

There has been alot of doodling going on too.  I have been trying to come up with a design I can turn into fabric through Spoonflower to make some new Pet items.  Like harnesses with leads.  This was fun, but not quite what I am looking for.  I am also creating some patterns from some of my cupcake and ice cream cone pillows. So, busy busy and I love every minute of it.  Happy creating... Gail  

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Heres to 2012 !!!

Happy New Year:)  I have a great feeling about this coming year.  I know this is a day to make new resolutions on how to make your life better. And I do have a few, number one being, FINALLY clearing out my email boxes at home and work! But I am also looking back and reflecting on the past.  One of my major goals of 2011 was to have my hip replacement and fully recover.  Now that I am on this side of that surgery I am so happy.  I was not very patient most of the time and wondered if I was ever going to get better after all; thank goodness my logical self gave myself until Christmas to feel 100%.  And I really do.  I now need to really build up more strength.  One thing I promised myself was that I would never take walking for granted again. So I am doing all kinds of things I hadnt been able to do for years.  Going to the Mall to go Christmas Shopping was pretty awesome. I had not been to a mall in several years!  But walking everyday is another resolution for 2012.  I have some ideas on where I want my creative endeavors to go as well, but still working out some details.  I have been busy sewing some new things I cant wait to share.
The one thing I own that reflects on my life is my charm bracelet.  It was given to me on my 16th birthday by my Mom and its one of my favorite possessions.  I have tried to keep up with all of the special events and interests of my life.  I wonder what new charms I will collect this year!  I just know I am looking forward to this New Year.  I wish you a happy, healthy and creative New Year!