Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Can't believe I forgot to mention we now have our Valentine Decorative Paper available on our site, especially since we have over 35 designs! Okay, 36 to be exact. As whimsical as ever, we hope you too will be delighted with all 36 Valentine Heart motifs. For all those having a winter birthday, we also added a party hat fill-in invitation set with disposable party coasters to soon follow.
The coasters probably would be done, but my sister is having to take time off this week for a very important assignment...finding that perfect birthday gift for her sister (that would be me)! Yes, celebrating another year this weekend. I wish I could now go in to how wonderful and meaningful birthdays are for reflection and new beginnings, but I must be honest, they really just depress the hell out of me. On the bright side though, there will be cake, and really, one can never be truly depressed when there is cake. Just a little bit of happiness covered in frosting.
Friday, January 20, 2006
I should have known by the look in her eyes that this was not going to be some passing fling, a one week-end whirl and then on to the next conquest. The obsession was obvious with how she touch, caressed, and whispered softly, seductively as she held it in her hands. Of course, I am referring to my sister and her addiction to wool felt, searching for it, collecting it, and never feeling she has enough of it. Over the years I have learned to live with my sister's obsessions. Excursions to unknown parts of the city, miles away from home, to a place that just might have some color or variety that she does not have in her possession. Helping her seek out her prey and then quietly stepping aside as she goes in for the kill. You are probably asking how do you cope, how do you endure, how does one live with a felt wool addict? It is very simple, really...just let them create!
As in these adorable wool felt heart gift tags that we have just added to our site last weekend. Embellished with hand-sewn details and a silk ribbon for hanging, they can be used to adorn any gift or a special Valentine's keepsake just on their own. They come with matching note cards of sweet words that insert into the heart tag. Each set includes four wool felt heart gift tags with four matching notes.
I have a feeling my friends there will be more felted goodness to come...
Saturday, January 07, 2006
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is having a great start to the New Year. We started our new year with our Heart's Delight Valentine Day line. These whimsical heart illustrations are a fun way to send a special greeting to your friends and family this Valentine's Day. Of course no Valentine card line would be complete without the infamous Sweetheart Kitty! What a playful way to tell your lover they are absolutely "purrfect"! You will also find Valentine Gift Tags and eventually felt heart tags. Cupid (my sister) is busy working away on those as well as Valentine Decorative Paper and more Stationery Sachets. Come visit our site and celebrate the season of romance.
Besides starting our new year with the Valentine's Day line, we also started it with a very exciting, scary and anxious step...my sister gave notice at her day job to devote full time to our little creative endeavor, allusallthetime.com. Even though we have been working on this for over a year and launched the site last September, it really hasn't seemed real until now. We have so many ideas, which is great, but also leads to a little bit of jetsam and flotsam syndrome for us. Well to be honest we have kind of been plagued with that all our lives. Any hoo, we hope that now we are both full-time employees to our business we will be able to make those ideas and dreams come true on our site. One of those dreams is to write and illustrate our own book, not sure on what, fiction or non-fiction, short story or novel, you know a few small details we need to work out on that. Funny, before I quit my day job I had a plethora of story ideas, and now that I have quit, I feel like my mind has become vast abyss of nothingness. That is why I am so glad my very talented and artistic partner will now full-time be prodding me along. I keep telling her to come up with some of her mystical illustrations and I will just write around them. She thinks I am joking...yeah we will see. Okay enough rambling.
Once again, we hope everyone is having a great start to 2006 and be sure to check our Valentine Heart’s Delights.