Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Additions To My Etsy Shop!

I finally have my new photos edited and I am putting up my new additions in my Etsy shop. This is just a sampling of the items I have, with many more to come. I have also taken new photos of some older items giving them a freshening up. It's amazing how much a better picture can change the look of things. Bob has said several times before, that he hadn't seen that listing, when it had been there for months, a new photo just gave it new life!

I just love this bracelet with the little chicken and egg! It is beyond cute! I don't think you can take your self seriously at all wearing a chicken, but hey, I think we all need to have a little more fun in life! Things have gotten way to serious and too much of a downer, so I say... wear a chicken!

One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of fruit,cherries being one of my most favorite! If you haven't been by my shop lately, stop by, there are lots of new things to see, with new items being added almost daily. I am trying to keep things fresh and interesting, with a mix of whimsy and fun colorful stuff that is a little less whimsical for the people less likely to wear a chicken bracelet. I've been adding more earrings as well, I am trying to work on that earring block I've had!
Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Freyja... Day Two...

After an event filled first day, Freyja actually went to sleep in her new kennel without much protest. She slept all night until around 5:00am when she woke up and whined. Bob got up and took her out for a potty break. Upon returning her to her kennel, she decided that she was going to let us know she wasn't interested in being in there any longer. This was expressed in some world class howling, barking and whining, which after 10 minutes Bob decided that they would just get up. All of this excitement had Quinn a wee bit wound up, so I let him get on the bed with me thinking he would just settle down and go to sleep with me... wrong! I kicked him off, only to have him nudge me every 20 minutes or so for most of the rest of the morning!!! Needless to say, I didn't get what you would call quality sleep in the morning.

We decided to give Freyja her first bath and wash off the kennel smell that came with her. It actually wasn't bad at all, but I thought she could us just a little freshening up. She on the other hand didn't think it was such a great idea!

She spent most of the time trying desperately to get out of the sink. The more shampoo I got on her the more slippery she got. She was one squirmy little bugger!

I have to say I think she was the most resistant to a bath of any puppy we've ever had. I don't give my dogs baths very often, but they do happen every now and then.

Once we were all clean it was time to dry off and have a good reassuring little snuggle. she has a very dense coat, but dried off pretty quickly. She now smells as sweet as can be and is oh so soft!

With all the stress of having a bath, she was one tired pup, so she curled up in between Emily's feet and went to sleep! It was just too cute!

Since Emily had to get up and do other things... chores... Freyja relocated to another warm place and continued her nap. I believe right now she is assisting Bob and Emily with Easter egg coloring in the kitchen. I don't do the coloring part, I buy the eggs and coloring kits, I cook the eggs. Then I make yummy deviled eggs out of them on Easter and take them over to my in-laws and pig out on them. I eat them only once a year and I make the most of it.

Friday, April 10, 2009

She's Here!!!! Our New Puppy Update!!!

Bob with his sweet little new baby. She is as cute as can be! What is it about puppies that is so irresistible? She is getting used to her new surroundings and fellow critters. Quinn was,as expected, a little too enthusiastic for her. Daisy our tabby cat came in took one curious look at her and left the room, hasn't been seen since.

After all of her new introductions it was time for a nap, this was just the first of several. It's really hard work being a cute little baby!

Upon waking we set out to explore the great outdoors,aka, our poorly neglected back yard! She had fun frolicking in the grass, but was a bit slow on the part where you use this as an opportunity to go potty. She managed to do that inside three times in the course of a few hours but seemed to get better once we started catching her signals better.

Bob fed her some food in the early evening and I had a hard time getting a picture of her since it was a full on feeding frenzy! She eats like a little piggy!

She loves to play with all the toys Bob bought her. Really likes her little bone and tiny tennis ball. It's so cute to watch her pounce on the ball! After keeping them apart for the first few hours, we put Quinn and Freyja back together and they did much better. She was even trying to play with him a little. He wasn't too sure about it all. He was glad to be in the room with her, but I think uncertain as to what to do with her.

All that excitement wore her out again, and it was time for yet another nap! I'm certain I will have more updates on our puppy adventures in the days and weeks to come!

A Little Taste Of Spring...

I finally got outside today to take some photos for my Etsy shop. It was neither sunny nor raining for a short time, so I took advantage of the moment. I'd post some teasers of whats up and coming, but I haven't finished editing them yet.

My photo assistant Quinn, who is always there to help me. (he even re-adjusts things for the pictures some times.) After we got done taking pictures he got a bath!!! This only happens a couple of times a year, but I thought he should look his best with the new puppy coming tomorrow! I used that furminator thing on him first. I can't say that he is terribly fond of it, mostly tolerates the brushing, but it sure does work! The kitty on the other hand loves the furminator! She purrs the entire time you are brushing her with it. I gave her a good brushing, and clipped her claws to make her a little less of a threat to the new puppy. I think she knows that something is up, she's been sniffing around the new kennel we bought and keeping her eye on it. I think she did the math... one more kennel means....

I cleaned the carpets so we have a fresh start at puppy training. I know there will be accidents, but it really needed it, and since Basil had multiple seizures, losing control of his bodily functions as a result, I wanted to give the area a good cleaning so the puppy didn't think that was the indoor potty spot! I am sure I will have pictures and an update sometime this weekend on all the new puppy excitement! I will try and get some new things listed in my Etsy shop this weekend, and yes, the spring clearance sale is still plugging along! I don't think I will be leaving the listings up on sale much longer, I will probably be removing them altogether from my shop in the near future. So, if you were considering one of the clearance items, they won't be available much longer.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

What A Great Weekend!

We had absolutely gorgeous weather this weekend! We even had the doors and windows open today! I love the fresh air, my neighbors on one side who we love prefer their air conditioner and already have it going, our neighbors on the other side, that are less than appreciative of our existence, like having their doors and windows open. We are privileged to hear all of the very loud conversations they have, especially the mothers exchanges with her two young boys. Now, If only I could get them to enjoy their A/C and have our other neighbors open their doors and windows we'd have a really good time! I guess that is the nature of things! Unfortunately!

I was going to take some pictures of new pieces for my Etsy shop to get posted this week, but it was actually too sunny! I am not complaining, it's spring in Oregon, I am guaranteed more overcast and rainy days to come! In the mean time I still have plenty of items left in my spring clearance sale to pick from, so if you haven't already, go check it out!

My friend Nikki at Bastille bleu has been hard at work creating some great new spring lampwork bead set that are now listed on her Etsy shop, stop by and see what she has been up to! My Mom has also been working hard on her Etsy shop PG'sGemspiration. She has a bunch of new listings to check out, stop by and see her as well.

Easter is coming up quickly and I haven't done a thing for it yet! I'd better get out early this week and pick up something for the Easter Bunny. I didn't do any thing for Valentines Day, so if I miss two in a row there is bound to be trouble!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Our New Baby Arrives On Friday!

We have a new baby coming on Friday! She is an 8 week old Australian Shepard puppy. We are very excited to be getting her! Isn't she adorable!
We found a wonderful breeder in central Oregon that is just awesome! They are Tri-Smith Farms in Prineville, Oregon. We feel privileged to be getting one of their beautiful little babies!

As you can see from her pictures she is getting quite plump and fluffy!I love this stage! Bob went to the pet store today and bought her a collar,a tag, a new puppy dish, and his and her toys. Puppy sized and Quinn sized! They have a couple of sets of matching toys in their respective sizes, so we can hopefully cut down on Quinn's toy stealing. I am sure he will still try, but having a few new things of his own will help.

The new puppy will be Bob's dog, Quinn I am sure will be glad of that, as he is very possessive of me, and wouldn't dream of sharing me. I am sure I will have to take stock of my sanity and ask myself why I thought it was a good idea to get a new puppy when the last one is just about to turn three and is finally calming down. We had been planning on getting a puppy when Basil was no longer with us. When I came home from the vets office after saying goodbye to him, I told Bob, I need another puppy. I think Quinn will really benefit from having a playmate. Basil wasn't terribly interested in playing with him,Quinn was just too enthusiastic. A little puppy will surely give him a run for his money!

I will put up another post with pictures once she is here and give an update on how everyone is handling the new addition. I think our cat Daisy is going to be the most effected. She just got the last dog whipped into shape, now she has to start all over again!

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