Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hotrods and Number One Teacher

Volume 14 Issue 3, March 2017

What's New in March?

The cardinals are back in the feeder, even if only for a short time as they get ready to nest. They will show up here in droves in the next month or so. The doves on the other hand, have taken over the feeder and have run off everything from woodpeckers to blue jays. It’s spring and everyone is territorial. We had one hour influx of every robin and starling in the country covering the ground, and then they were gone just as quickly as they came.

Have been really busy with adding a lot of cool coffee mugs and such to my website, as well as designing the new Just Beachy line of home accessories. In addition, I have been working very hard to start putting things together to clear out of the studio. I will be getting rid of the majority of my polymer clay as I change brands, and I will be destashing a number of findings and other such stuff that I will never have time to use.

Spring Cleaning is afoot!

On other fronts, I am working on more thimble designs. I have not put Just Beachy on it as of yet but that is a consideration for later. There are still so many projects on the board, and so little time to do them.

Collectible Thimbles: I have added a number of new designs like shamrocks and hummingbirds, and the Mother’s Day 2017 thimble now has a matching coffee mug.

Hot Rod Mugs: I am working on transferring my hotrod mugs to the website. At this point, there are a few of them at my original Etsy shop, but not on my website yet. Getting there.

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website. www.bluemorningexpressions.com

Until next month,

Julie & Blu

Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Hotrod magnets: I am finishing up the hotrod magnets, and I have a couple dozen done, but not featured in the shop.

Leggings: Yes, I am doing some leggings too.

Print Pieces: I am working on a range of beach theme pieces that include pillows, towels, table clothes and more. In addition, I am doing a lot of floral designs for homes and finishing my hotrods.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Just Beachy and Collectible Thimbles

Volume 14 Issue 2, February 2017

What's New in February?

Moving forward with new products like my Mother’s Day and Easter collectible thimbles featuring my decals, as I get some of my other projects off my schedule. Like moving all of my cross stitch patterns to a new website. That has been six months in the making, but now is done.

I am putting together my first collection of household gifts. I took a rather informal poll amongst my newsletter readers and it was decided that they wanted to see a collection of like pieces, as well as the ability to buy them individually. My first collection is likely to include mugs, plates, placemats and possibly a table runner from my Just Beachy graphics.

Other than that, just enjoying a little cold snap in my part of Florida before we have to contend with hot, muggy weather.

Front and back of my new Victorian Easter cross thimble.

Collectible Thimbles: Added Easter, another humming bird and a shamrock with this last update of thimbles. On deck include some ideas for crafters and other groups, as well as personalized photos.

Hot Rod Mugs: My 32 Ford images have been very popular, and I discovered that Zazzle partnered with Ford to consolidate all of the Ford images into the Ford store, so I am offering MY Ford art on my website rather than Zazzle.

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website. www.bluemorningexpressions.com

Until next month,

Julie & Blu

Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Hotrod magnets: I am finishing up the hotrod magnets, and I have a couple dozen done, but not featured in the shop.

Bangle Bracelets: Have a few bangles done, but adding a lot more.

Print Pieces: I am working on a range of beach theme pieces that include pillows, towels, table clothes and more. In addition, I am doing a lot of floral designs for homes and finishing my hotrods.