Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Well, let's just say, this blogging thing isn't as easy to keep up with as I thought it would be. With so many oars in the water, I keep finding my kayak spinning in circles when it comes time to blog. 

Read anything good lately? Well I have. I was introduced to this independent sci-fi writer's works by a friend. The writer is Will Webb and his books are One Way Ticket and Life on Mars. I really enjoyed them. And not only are they good, they are also currently free to read. However, I do have a warning to give...the second book is not you'll have to be patient like I am and wait for the chapters as they are released. So far, it's been worth the wait! Go check them out at 

So lets see, what's new? 
Well I've had a few mini retreats, all with new great projects. 

 I've decided to sell some of the items I make in a retail space - Shops on Main in Pembroke, GA. Never heard of it? Well its a quaint little town not far from Savannah, GA. The shop is great and has a great variety of vendors and products. I've had to keep myself out of the place, or I'll end up spending everything I make and then some. If you are looking for gifts for baby, family, friends, teachers or even yourself, they've got you covered.

My oldest nephew got married and the wedding was absolutely beautiful. The venue was lovely as were the flowers. (Wonder who that talented floral designer was?) A dear friend of mine owns the venue and also happens to own the retail space I was talking about, "Shops on Main". 

And lastly we went through the whole prom process. This year my youngest is a junior. Next year is bound to be bigger and better. I think they all had a great time. It's so crazy to see all of the young men and women grown up and dressed up. Where does the time fly? 


I had the pleasure to visit a fellow business owner and very special friend - Mandy with SparkleBerry Ink. I spent the afternoon with her and friends, let me tell you..she has got some great new patterns in both adhesive and HTV coming down the pipe. The summer is just going to be filled with color and pop! So make sure you keep an eye out and visit her site often. You won't be disappointed. Here are a couple of pictures from her studio. 

Currently, since it has started warming up again, thank you Mother Nature, I'm walking again. And I've so needed the outdoors and fresh air. closing, I am in the process of getting some venues set for some upcoming Silhouette retreat/instructional events. I'm looking into working with a very sweet friend and supporter on a few "secret" projects. I'll give you a little hint...I'm soon going to be seen and heard more than normal! Which is so not me...well at least the seeing. The hearing, well anyone who knows me, knows that's a given! LOL! Though she may be little, she is loud. Check back soon for updates and maybe a few surprises. 

And as always Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hi. And thanks for stopping by. I know it's been a while. I'm really trying to get better at this but it's hard to keep up with everything I have going on in my life right now. As you may know, or if you don't, I'm now a licensed Terri Johnson Creates Silhouette instructor. Yay Me!!!  Well, now I'm putting it to use and I have started hosting crafting retreats, one on one instruction and now working on setting up painting parties. All the while I am still working my full time job.

And with everything else going on in everyday life, my sweet MIL is turning 80 and we are having a birthday party in a few weeks, we're having a bridal shower for my oldest nephew and future niece and I'm on the go every weekend with something Silhouette related until the first weekend of April when my nephew is getting married. I have to slow down long enough because I'm doing all the flowers for his wedding/reception. Not only youngest son is going to prom on the same day and of course he needs a corsage and boutineer as wouldn't you know it..I'll be running around like a freight train on a collision course.

I know...when do I sleep? Never! LOL! With all of this going on..I've been invited to put all the great and pretties that I create in a store to sell with several other talented crafters/artists. This store is opening up in about a month or so. Can we say CRAZY!!! But it's what you do when you are trying to get your name out there and try to start your own business. Ah the things we do for self preservation.

Well here are a few of the goodies I've made recently. Holler at me if you would like me to create for you as well.


Before I close, I wanted to share my upcoming event. I'm hosting a weekend of Silhouette instruction, crafting and fun in Byron, Georgia (right outside of Macon), March 24th and 25th, 2017! I'm offering a two part retreat, with a Pre-Day session on Friday from 12pm to 4pm for those who are beginners or just feeling a little rusty with their Silhouette skills. This session will give an opportunity for you to become comfortable with the Silhouette Cameo, before moving on  to more intermediate projects during the 2nd part/Crafting Retreat which begins Friday from 7pm - 11pm and Saturday from 9am - 6pm. If you are interested and would like more information, please email me at or PM me on face book at the Sew Craft N Spired face book page. Spaces are limited so don't delay! 

Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Crafting!