Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My handiwork...and a beautiful surprise!

So for fun, and to earn a little money, I make cards. My aunt has a flower shop on Whidbey Island and she sells them in her shop. I also make them for friends and family when they ask. I had been getting a lot of requests for Autumn and Halloween cards, so instead of taking orders this time, I made up about 50 cards. I sent around 20 cards to my aunt for her shop, and the others are "hanging out" in the entry of my mom's house. They are a hit, and are going fast:) I took a couple of pictures of them to share with you all. I have been thinking about starting a shop on ETSY to sell them, so let me know what you think.

Halloween...Please excuse the pictures, I know the quality isn't great.

Autumn...Again, please excuse the fuzziness.

I am currently selling them for $3.50 each or 5 for $15. I have been charging $4 for special orders. What do you all think?

What a BEAUTIFUL surprise!

For the last week, one of our daycare families has been telling us with a sly smile on their faces, that they have a surprise for us. Imagine our faces when the grandma walked in today with two of these:

Isn't it beautiful?!

Can you tell from the picture that it's handblown glass? Look at the craftsmanship! We are blown away...Here is another view.


Apparently little Jaiden's Uncle does this as a HOBBY!? He rents out the studio and does as many as he can of whatever he is making. He gives them away as gifts or sells them. His pieces range in price from $60 - $100. If you have ever looked at glass, you know what a STEAL that is. I have ALWAYS wanted to own some glass pieces, but the cost is prohibitive. Now I have the most AMAZING piece, from some AMAZING people. How blessed am I?!


  1. Lynette, these are beautiful! We should get together some time to scrapbook!

    Miss you guys...lets plan a get together soon!

  2. Sounds like a plan Lora! Who is supposed to be hosting the next dinner out again? I think they're slacking since we didn't have a September one after August at our house...Didn't we all decide to make it a monthly thing?

  3. OK I would totally but some Tall Mom on the Run cards with running inspired quotes on them.. But would I get the friend discount??? Let me know. You have real talent and I am almost out of the cards that were sent to me..

    Hugs to you going to Fleet Feet and talking about me. You are too cute!!

  4. Oh my gosh, your cards are beautiful!! I love them! Esp the Autumn one with the ribbon- gorgeous!
    The pumpkins are great too!
    Did you get a mini package in the mail from me recently?

  5. As a matter of Thank you so much...I LOVE it! I'm getting together the final stuff to send yours off on Friday hopefully:P

  6. Lynette....let me know if you would be willing to help me make Tall Mom cards :)