Gearing up for the Holidays!! Pass the Eggnog

Just a quick post to share what I’ve been up to. First of all my Glam Girls Pretties shop is still open on Etsy.

But I have created a second business called Maine Girl Inspired creating Maine Inspired Jewelry and keepsakes. My bestie created a logo for my business after I messaged her a rough idea of what I was looking for. This is what she created for me. small-maine-girlI am so excited for my Maine inspired hand stamped and other creations to take off. My plan is to get my creations into as many shop around the state as I can, as well as hitting the bay next summer, as well.

I am excited to say I am in my first shop. Creative Artisans of Maine, They are having a huge open house today and tomorrow. So many unique creations.maine-inspired1maine-inspired2maine-inspired-4

I am so honored to be in a shop with so many artisans from around our state. What a lot of talented people. I went to my first meet and greet last evening and it was great.

I have 4 craft shows, I am doing 2 Nov 26 Kennebunk Christmas Prelude, Nov 27 Portland Yacht Club, Dec 3 and 4th at Pine and Spruce, and Cheverus.

Add in my glam girl orders and I am going to be one busy girl for the next few months!

Keepsakes Can Mean So Much

img_3530I love with all my heart all of my precious keepsakes given to me by special family members and fabulous friends. You know keepsakes do not have to be some costly gift to be special to you.

In my studio I have pieces of paper some with just scribbles of crayon or markers, many pictures of me drawn by some of my favorite little people.. Seeing them there makes me smile. I remember the nature of one of my gifts. My grandgirl was about 4 before she could write very well and she made me a Mothers Days card, with her mothers help, that says #G’ma you are a great women!” the best part was she said to her mother that will make G’ma laugh, she knew it would. It still cracks me up when I sew it!

Sweet gifts from my man, items from the heart that reminded him of me, now remind me of him. I love them find it difficult to throw away his beautiful cards.

Sweet gifts from my man, items from the heart that reminded him of me, now remind me of him. I love them some of the smaller ones more than the larger. I find it difficult to throw away his beautiful cards.

I have a set of Christmas Ornaments given to me by one of my closest friends and they mean the world to me, and are one of my prized possessions. Every year when I get them out I smile and think of her and my life at the time she gave them to me. So heart warming!

I have a recent keepsake created and given to me by a sweet redhead of Lucy and Ethel, which represents her and I.

A charm bracelet from my mom and dad.

I think you get the point, but I could continue typing all day. Its not about the cost its about the love that goes into finding just the right item.

I definitely would love everyone to purchase from Glam Girls Pretties, there are many items there that make great keepsakes. But more than that, this holiday season I would love to see people really give heart felt meaningful gifts!

 

 

 

Bon Voyage

cruise shipI miss the cruise ships already!

I never thought I would miss going in to sell to tourists and cruise ship passengers so much. I am missing the social-ness of it.

Seriously I got to meet so many interesting people and got to know and become friends with some awesome artisans.

My new focus will be to concentrate on getting into some shops around the city and possibly elsewhere and of course my Etsy Shop!

 

A Sweet Message


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I received this message after I had sent her a confirmation of her order! It’s these small moments we need to celebrate, to smile and delight in them. I wrote her back letting her know that I was thrilled to have a small part in her story.

 

A Bit Soggy, with Webbed Feet

imageYesterday I went into Portland at the crack of dawn to sell my pretties to passengers on the cruise ships, the 1st ship scheduled to dock at 8am, there we two that were coming in. When I arrived into the waterfront to set up it was so foggy that when the 1st. ship arrived the only way we knew it was berthing was because of its many, many, many horn blasts, because of the low visibility, I am sure. The 1st ship could not even be seen, it was crazy foggy, by the time the 2nd ship arrived it was getting a bit better. But at least it wasn’t raining and there we loads of people between the two ships, as well as the Cat, with the promise of a stellar day. But that wasn’t to be, as the day progressed the rain kept taunting, with heavier rain at times. Even with my umbrella over my table I was still concerned about my pretties, eventually having to cover my table with a tarp for quite awhile. But I stuck it out and in the end had an ok day sales wise, and a great day socially, I love meeting and chatting with all the people. I am looking forward to a big weekend with ships arriving both Saturday and Sunday!!

Reasons Everywhere ….

As most of you know I am a Brand Ambassador for a global community called Flex Your Face, who’s mission is to celebrate the moments in our day, that make us smile. Now a days it seems I am so aware of the small moments in my day and love all the smiles I find. image

 

This past weekend there were so many but a couple that really stand out in my mind. We went to the First Friday Art Walk, I took my g’ girl which totally made me smile, while at the art walk I got to meet a young guy named Miles, I wore one of my Flex Your Face shirts, I was looking at all the tables and the interesting things for sale, when I hear someone say Flex Your Face, I start chatting with this guy, who come to find out is one of our Professors at Flex Your Face university. What an awesome individual so excited about Flex Your Face, def made me smile, to many just a small simple moment.

My second smile from the art walk was seeing this bongo player who usually is playing somewhere in the city for donations or tips, I have chatted with him on numerous occasions. We were passing a couple of your people playing and singing and people were dropping dollars and change into their guitar case. As we were passing I noticed the bongo guy who also plays for tips, walk up an drop in a donation, this person who appears to have so little gave so much. Wow that small moment was incredible, it was so heart warming!! If you look you will see that The world is full of reasons to Flex Your Face!

Sunday, Sunday

What a fab day selling my pretties down by the sea shore!

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First Friday Art Walk

SOOOOOO Excited! I am thrilled to be going to the Art Walk in Portland tonight and even more thrilled to be taking my fabulous grandgirl with me.

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I can’t remember ever taking her before, we have gone to the children’s museum but not the art walk itself. Kaitlyn has grown to be quite an artist herself, so I know she will love it! We’re having a slumber party tonight!

 

Amazing

 

imageYesterday I was so excited to sit by the bay with my Maine creations and welcome cruise ship passengers to Maine. The cruise ship was huge! I had an amazing day meeting and chatting to a melting pot of sweet humans. At the end of my long day I was still smiling!

My Customers, Sweet Words

I received this kind review and picture from one of my customers and just wanted to share it!

I only created the two round key chains, obviously they added them to their existing key rings.

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Omg she’s amazing, she made them just to my specifications with our names on the back. And got them with great timing. Both my wife and I loved them. Thank you so much! Keep up the good work!