Bird babies, solid perfume and friends.

Hello you cosmic unicycle riders!  How are things up there?  All is groovy I see.

I worked at the flower shop today for half a day.  It was one of those days that I had an opportunity to do a lot of thinking because it wasn’t very busy.  My mind was very active today and I had several new ideas for my art.  I also had some new ideas for some of my birds.  I put them away for a while because I was getting sort of obsessed with them.  Don’t get me wrong, I love them.  I think they are cute and funny and they make people smile.  It’s just that I was spending so much time concentrating on new patterns and new outfits for them that I kind of put other things on the back burner. 

Today I pulled them back out and smiled when I realized how many of them are so close to being finished.  I also giggled a bit when I opened the second box to see how many of them are waiting for their wings, tails and beaks.  Here are a couple of pics so you can see what I am talking about.

Semi complete birds

Almost there!

Still waiting

Waiting on completion.

 I’m going to make some of these into cake toppers.  I’m also going to be revealing a new line of birds in about a month or so.  I’m still working out the details for selling them. 

I also wanted to show y’all the solid perfume I told you about yesterday.  I’m also working on a different container for these.  You know me, I can’t do anything without changing it up a bit.  LOL!  A wonderful friend told me this week that I do things with a “flair”.  That made me smile because honestly, I don’t do that on purpose.  This little tin has a plastic insert that holds the solid perfume.  It’s the perfect size for the purse or pocket.  I also like these because if you are traveling, you can take it with you on the plane.  I’m thinking of making some sets of these.  I think it would be cool to be able to have several scents and not have to worry about space or any travel restrictions.

Solid Perfume

Solid Perfume TinSolid Perfume Tin Opened

Solid Perfume Tin Open

Open Tin of Solid Perfume

This scent is a very light and clean with just a touch of spice.  It’s really a lovely scent. 

I had lunch today with a friend.  We talked about changes and how life is too short to live it in fear and worry.  I’m so glad that I am surrounded by so many loving and wonderful friends.  I’m also grateful for the opportunities to be a good friend.  It’s all about balance and the give and take in life.  I am working very hard at becoming better in all areas of my life.  It feels good to have people who love me , and it’s good to have those friends who cheer me on as I reach my goals and dreams. 

I hope that I am a cheerleader and encourager to you as well.  You are divine and delicious and you deserve all good things in life!  Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to give away some love this week!  It always comes back bigger and better to you than it was when you sent it out.  How cool is that?!  🙂  Pay it forward baby!

How Delicious Is Peachbutter?

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the name I picked for my business.  I initially wanted something that was rather obscure but something that would still say “southern” to people.  Being an Atlanta girl, peaches abound.  So I settled on the name Peachbutter.  I liked it then and I still do.  I added magnolia’s into the logo and to me it’s just the perfect fit.  I would love to hear your opinions as well.   There actually is such a thing as Peachbutter.  It’s kind of like applebutter but with peaches.  I wonder how many people would be interested in trying some?

This past week I finally got my website up and running.  This is a project that I’ve been working on, off and on, since 2004.  The site went through three different looks before I finally found the one that I really like.  Run over and have a peek if you want too.  The addy is www.Peachbutter.com   This is where I am going to sell my art, my dolls and my handmade soaps.  Right now the site has a few things in each category.  I will be busy adding to those in the coming days and weeks. 

This past few weeks have been really eye opening for me.  I often wonder about the complexities of life and relationships.  I have been and continue to be, blessed with some of the most amazing people in my life.  I guess God knows exactly what I need because He never fails to provide the love and support in my life when I need it the most.  And yet, as a human, I still struggle with trusting Him totally.  This actually amuses me when I’m able to step back and look at things.  I mean I want to control things, but what makes me think I know better than God?  And yet, I am always available to give Him my insights into how things should be handled.  LOL  Thankfully, He has a sense of humor too! 

This week I’ve been working on making some new soaps.  I’m experimenting with a mechanics/gardeners soap with some pumace for exfoliation.  I am going to have about three extra bars of this soap when it’s done.  If you would like a free bar to try, email me and I will send you one.   The only thing I will ask of you is to email me or leave a comment here about how the soap worked for you.  🙂   The first three emailers will get a free bar.

I am also in the middle of designing two new dolls.  I bought some of the MOST delicious and wonderful yarn from Amylynn over at Etsy.  If you are a lover of lucious, beautiful and rich fibers visit her shop at www.bohemiafibers.etsy.com   She rocks!  🙂  I bought the angeline and the all day sucker yarns from her.  They are going to make the most delightful doll hair EVER!  She also has wool roving for those of you who spin.  I don’t spin but I secretly covet all of her roving as well.  *grins*  She has such a wonderful eye for color and I’m all about the color. 

I’m also working on some new wedding cake topper birds.  Stay tuned for more goodies. 

Well people I guess that’s it for today.  I will be posting pics very very soon.  I promise!  Thank you for visiting my blog and my site.  The wonder dog and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your purchases too!  We love the skin your dancin in!  Have a wonderful day full of love, happiness and blessings.  Peace.