Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I first heard of Etsy on a daytime television show and looked it up online. What I found that day was at first overwhelming. Could there really be a site where all my favorite things can be bought and sold???? Truly handmade items that are a labor of love and charming vintage items looking to be loved again. I kept Etsy in the back of my mind for quite a while. Finally one day after seeing it again mentioned in a favorite home decorating magazine I went back to the website. It was then that I couldn't stop the creative ideas from flowing....what if I open an Etsy shop? http://KayLynnStudio.etsy.com was born! Now a second shop,http://AMarigoldLife.etsy.com and a blog later her I am. I am doing what I love. Sometimes I have to remind myself that if you do what you love the rest will follow. Keep at it, never stop and dreams can come true!
Monday, March 22, 2010
The other day I was at a church rummage sale and while there I came across some patterns in a box. The more I went thru them I realized they weren't just patterns but projects that someone had done and saved each so neatly in baggies with all the pieces and instructions, etc.... As I was looking at them a woman approached me and asked if I was interested in them. I told her I am a crafter/artist and I just love to go thru things like this. She smiled so big and then asked if I would take them all if she gave me a good price. I said sure and she was soooo happy to hear they would be going to a good home. It turns out the lady who wrote out all the patterns had passed away and so I was sort of "inheriting" her project file.....as I said in my post the other day, Time flies....and so my hope now is that I can have time to sort thru these projects and see what vintage patterns I can revive and bring to life again in this century.....so off I go to add to my unfinished projects...........
Friday, March 19, 2010
Today I had a long "to do" list and did not come anywhere close to getting it done. I started today with a plan and then everything just took much longer. It is now late afternoon and I realized I had not even posted to my blog...and it was only my second day of blogging..so hopefully I will find a more regular time to blog everyday. I did have a very interesting day though and tomorrow I will post some pictures of my "finds" from today. I also have a story to tell about a purchase I made today at a church rummage sale....it was boxes of patterns and craft projects of someone who ran out of time....she never got to finish all the craft projects she prepared to do...somehow...time got away from her and her unfinished projects are now part of my "finds" from today. That is why my post today is "Time Flies....."
Thursday, March 18, 2010
To Start my blog off I just had to write about why I named it A MARIGOLD LIFE. First of all I love marigolds. They are a hardy, bright, colorful, everblooming flower. Usually they just sit somewhere in your landscape or garden and do their thing. They don't need to be fussed over too much but they are constantly renewing themselves. When you do take off the spent blooms it isn't long until twice as many blooms pop up! You can even take those spent blooms and dry the petals out and sprinkle them onto a salad, yes, that's right marigolds are edible! So I realize that marigolds have so much going on and are ever changing...... As a wife, mother, gardener and Etsy business owner, this soooo mocks my life....... I realized I have a MARIGOLD LIFE ! Everyday I plant "seeds" and hope they will make the world a better place, just like a marigold plant. So please come along on some of my daily adventures and share with me as we decorate, sew, garden, craft, cook, parent, and renew our way through life. A MARIGOLD LIFE!.........