Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I am in the process of getting ready to open a sister store to my Colorscape Designs store on My new store will contain decor accents for your home. Some of these accents will be hand made-made pillows, hand-painted rugs, frames, paintings and much more. I have always had a passion for decorating my home, so I thought why not use my artistic abilities to create my own line.

My questions out to you readers is what should I name my new store. I would like to tie it in to my jewelry store. One way by doing that is have a tag line that says "by colorscape designs". So please let me know any suggestions you might have.

Over the next couple weeks I will start showing on my blog sneak peaks on the merchandise that I will be carrying.

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Basement

Today has been day of noise I am having a basement system installed along two walls i my basement. This to prevent water from coming in, and when it does make it in, the water drains into the system and is pumped outside. This way I have a dry basement and not a wet one. However, it has been a loud day. The workers have to jack-hammer two feet in width along the walls of my cement floor. It is interesting listening to that vibrating sound for hours at a time. I do not know how the workers doing the job handle it. I went downstairs to check on how things where going and the work doing the jack-hammering just looked miserable ad very dusty.

Well the day is almost over and they seem to be almost done. The fun
part begins afterwards. We have a finished basement already, so they workers had to take down some dry wall and tiles off the floor for the installation. Now we have to re-install all the dry wall and tile. Plus, we have a bathroom down there that had to be torn apart as well, so we are going to remodel that whole bathroom. It was this awful 70's blue, so I am happy to update.

This is all just the fun part of home ownership. But, I would not trade it in for the world. Even though house can sometimes feel like money pit , and the economy is bringing down the values of everyones houses, it is still worth it in the end.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

CT Etsy Team Meeting With Admin Beth

This past Saturday the CT ETSY Street team had a great meet and great with ETSY Admin Beth. She came in from NY to meet with the team on feedback to make ETSY even better. A lot of good suggestions came out of the meeting for improvements on ETSY site. Plus, team members got out and about to meet other team members. I even found out about a group of local crafters that meets 5 minutes from my house. Overall, it was a very productive two hours. I hope to see some of our suggestions show up on the ETSY site.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

TQB DESIGNS - Featured Artisan

The artist I would like to feature today is TQB Designs. She is a fellow Etsy Artisan. Every time I see one of her pieces I am just in Ahhh! I love every single one. Her play on colors is absolutely breath taking.
Each piece is made up of tiny seed bead spheres, plus just newly added — her squares, that she hand weaves over wooden forms. These beautiful beaded shapes are then accented with a stylish, hammered, sterling silver wire. Each unique piece is a modern statement.
I have not yet purchased my own piece, so many strike me, I just do not know what one to go with. I am just waiting for that one that screams my name.
Take a look at her stuff, I know you will just love them.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Alyse Vordermark Handbags

I have decide to start featuring a Etsy seller on my blog when a product jumps out at me.

Today I would like to talk about Alyse Vordermark Handbags. I just saw the greatest bag by her named "Black and White Flower Handbag". I just love the pattern and the black & white color. It would be a great addition to any summer collection. She has so many other beautiful bag styles and patterns to choose from. Ahe will customize the frabric and the style bag you choose. As customer you will end up with your own unique designer bag that noone else will own. Plus you are supporting an artisan and the hand-made movment. Go check it out!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I am so excited. I had mt first on-line order yesterday. I was on cloud nine all day long. The customer bought this beautiful necklace shown, which was one of my favorites. It is amazing how one sale can just boost your soul, and give you hope.

I also have my jewelry displayed for the monthe of April at Rainy Day Paperback Exchange in Bethel, CT. So, I hope I sell some pieces through her as well.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Better Connecticut

Spread The News!

The CT Etsy Street Team is going to be featured on the TV Show "Better Connecticut" Tomorrow morning at 10:00 am. Check it out and help support the Artisans.

We are hoping with this feature we will get more publicity to our stores and to Etsy
I know many of my fellow artisans have great work to sell. Take a look at she has some great stuff.