Saturday, May 2, 2009

Another giveaway- the rings have arrived!! And other stuff...

No slacking around here! I've been doing stuff and I can prove it!
Some orders:

Making my new mini catalogs on Photoshop- they'll be going out with every order from now on:
Mother's day gift for my Mother in Law:

Shoes for my cousin's little boy- he has really high arches and they can't find any shoes to fit him. So hopefully these will do the job:

New envelopes for sending orders- I think they're pretty cool. I found an old style comic book of Alice in Wonderland at the oppy for 10c!


I don't know where I saw it, but on a blog somewhere I read about a mum who wrote down small things about her kids and put them into a jar. Later she would put them in the baby book.
What a great idea- I have missed putting some things into Aus's baby book because I haven't had time to sit down and do it. So I got a big jar from the oppy for 50c and decorated it a little bit.

Inside the jar I've put blank business cards in different colours and a sharpie (tied to the jar to prevent Hubby from taking it away- he has a habit of doing that). It will sit in the kitchen and when something funny/memorable happens we can write it down and put it in the jar.
Then instead of going and writing everything in their baby books I've decided to get some business card folders with the clear pockets. I'll just put them all in date order and it should make an interesting time line for them to look through when they're older.

My projects for tomorrow are a nursing cover and perhaps a dummy clip or 2.

Okay, the moment you've all been waiting for.... Rings!!


These are sterling silver and I get them through my local Jeweller's. The ones I had ordered before were horrible quality- but these are gorgeous.
I'll have 2 thickness sizes available- the thinner one is 4mm and the thicker one is 5mm (more a man's thickness). The stamped one in the picture is the thinner.
Tomorrow they'll be available in the shop- but unfortunately I will not be able to fill orders of these for Mother's day (unlike all my other products). Unless your mum is happy to get her's the week after.
Ok now down to the business of a giveaway... The one in the above picture is stamped 'stay calm & carry on'- as in the famous poster (I think it's also very appropriate for mothers!)
I hate stamping things and then just letting them hang around after the photos have been taken. So the ring in the picture is the one up for grabs.
Want to win it?
You will need to blog about this giveaway and then post the link in the comments on this post. The winner will be randomly drawn this Tursday night at 8pm.
Good luck to all!!

18 comments:

My Love is..... said...

I love everything in this post. You have been so busy. I especially love the envelopes and the boys jar...really inspiring.

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Ooh, I want one of those envelopes! Just gorgeous :-) I love the new rings, too. I'm going to check out your store now!!

xx

Casey said...

I love the envelopes!! my goodness, I wish I had money to buy from you right now. good idea to tie the pen to the jar, I need to do that too. I don't have the jar yet but I've started writing things down, they're scattered everywhere right now lol.

love the ring! hopefully I win it, I'm off to blog about it right now :)

Chocolate Cat said...

What a fantastic idea with the jar of memories!! Wish I'd thought of something similar when mine were little!! Love the new rings and envelopes.

Liz Schaffner said...

WOW, I love your charms, earrings and ring. They are so unique !
Please enter me in your giveaway....I would wear the ring with pride!
Liz
P.S: I have posted it to my Blog

CurlyPops said...

I meant to come back from google reader and enter the other day...but my brain is on the blink!
Love the new rings. I'll blog about it tomorrow but probably best not to actually enter me because I've been very greedy winiing everything lately!

zigzago said...

Oh yes, I certainly want to win this ring! Count me in! (if you might want to try your luck too, I've a giveaway on my blog too until 10 may)
Hugs, and I hope to have luck! Renata.
Going to link you right now!

Kelly said...

I have just discovered your blog. Wow your jewellery is lovely. Glad to hear your little boy is okay. That would have been terrifying.
Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. I have blogged about it.

Calidore said...

Love the new envelopes - what a good idea to make them out of cartoons. Have put a post on my blog about yours and the give away. Love all you have been making - you are so clever.

rachelmp said...

Hi Kris, wow you are making some fantastic rings!!! I'll put up a post about your giveaway and I would love to win one, because, well, you have summed it up..

Lyn said...

Fabulous! Great idea re the jar of memories.

Count me in for the giveaway. I've blogged it over at http://fromonemum.blogspot.com/2009/05/awesome-giveaway.html

Emjie said...

I really like the jewelry. I have blogged about your fabulous giveaway.
I could definitely do with a ring that reminds me to stay calm, particularly today. I had so much to do, as well as taking care of bub, and even though so much was done, I kinda feel as though nothing did get done. Does that make any sense?

Jodie said...

Hiya, I'm not entering - just wondering if you will take orders for these gorgeous rings at some time...

Annie said...

LOVE the idea of the business cards and then just putting them in a folder. That's definitely working smarter not harder. I love the ring too with the stamping on it - a very apt statement for mothers.

mandapanda said...

Thanks for the tutorial a while back on the ribbon roses! I really must give them a go. I have an idea! My Mum and Dad recently had their 25th anniversary, and Dad wanted to buy Mum a "DEAREST" Ring. We searched and searched, but still have yet to find one that is delicate enough to fit on Mums finger. She's such a tiny little thing, her thumb is smaller than my little finger! I was thinking you might like to make a Dearest Ring for your shop. you know, Diamond, Emerald, Amythest, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Turquoise. Anyway, just a thought!

Good Luck to everyone in your giveaway, and it's nice to find another Aussie blogger!

Chocolate Cat said...

Okay I've just blogged about your wonderful jewellery - something I've been meaning to do for a while - so you better count me in for the giveaway please!!!

Naomi said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

I have blogged about it here:
http://pinklicoricelife.blogspot.com/2009/05/check-out-this-giveaway_07.html

Banaghaisge said...

It is always lovely to find another Mallee Girl! And your jewellery is stunning, I blogged about you today:
http://banaghaisge.blogspot.com/
Poor Austin, havign survived Just The Four Boys I hate it when there is a crash and then screaming. Tho far worse is that crash and silence...
Hugs,
Jasmine

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