Free-Fallin & Fancy-Free, Upcoming Show in Massena, 9/6

Free-Fallin

With my husband still being gone most of the time I have a lot of time to create! I can’t wait to show you the earrings/beads I made this weekend from soda can and book page, but they are just not perfected yet! Later in the week I promise! They really are so cute! Anyways I added 4 new necklaces,”Free Fallin“,  “Fancy-Free“, “All About That Bass“, “In Big Treble”.

Free-Fallin

fance-free

bass

“All About That Bass” was totally inspired by Meghan Trainor’s extremely catchy song, if you haven’t listen to it yet you totally have to.  I was singing it to myself the whole time I made this necklace.  Give it a listen:

Treble

Also I am very excited to announce my first craft show featuring my jewelry items!  I will be at the Massena Harvest Festival on 9/6 from 11 am – 4 pm.  It is right on main street!  I, of course will have a few other of my recycled creations on hand too but mostly the jewelry!

P.S. I just couldn’t resist!  100% recycled!  Hopefully added to the shop by the end of the week!

book-flower-earrings

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Springs n’ Things joined the Holiday Shopping Kick Off Fair

Recently I was told about a group of vendors that go around to a different North Country town once a month to showcase their items.  I thought it was an excellent idea and would spread the word about what I do, so I requested to join and have been allowed.  I will be at the Massena VFW from 3 pm – 8 pm on Saturday, March 12th.  I will be sure to let you know where and when for future fairs!

If you would like to become a fan of the FB page and receive updates about where they will be and what other vendors will be there as well, check out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Holiday-Shopping-Kick-Off-Fair/150635588306969?v=wall.

Don’t forget about the FFA Garage and Craft Sale this Saturday, February 19th from 9 AM – 3 PM at the Canton School!

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My Weekend Recap: My first craft show!

I think my first craft show was a success!  It was small with only about 15 vendors which was great for my first time.  I sold 6 wreaths and several other smalls things for a total of $175 :), which will all go to moving forward with my creating.  I have several great ideas, some that people gave me at the show and others I have recently thought up, but I think you will all love them!

Here are some photos of my booth:

It was really hard to get good shots in there but I did have a great view of the St. Lawrence river!

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Countdown to my First Craft Show – 5 days to go – Let the Crazy Creating Begin

This weekend I created about 20 bedspring wreaths some new and some re-dos, I really want to have a lot of duplicates in case some sell!  So it was a crazy busy weekend!

While visiting a friend on Saturday, she gave her dog Ella treats, which is in like this puzzle board and Ella had to move pieces around to get to the treats.  Fetchdog.com has a whole selection of these interactive toys and Bubba will definately be getting one of these, help him get rid of all that extra energy he has.

This is the board Ella had:

Dog Twister Brainy Board
So all you pet lovers out there check it out!  There is a great selection of beds and other great pet items too!
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Join me at my first craft show at the Massena Winter Carnival! :) I’m so excited!

Ever wonder what my creations look like in real life?

Need to get out of the house and escape cabin fever?

Springs n’ Things will be at the Ladies Day Out on Saturday February 5th from 11 am – 3 pm at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center in Massena, NY!  Come check it out, there will be a bunch of other great vendors as well!  For an entire event listing, please go to www.massenachamber.com.

image borrowed from massenachamber.com
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Words for the Weekend

friendship
Photo by ClaireWise, can be purchased in her Etsy Shop

“Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not all still friends.”

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My North Country Winter Hobbies – No. 1 Ice Fishing

When you live in the North Country, with our long (sometimes snowy, sometimes icey, sometimes brown)winter, you either have to learn to find hobbies to do to get you through the winter or be extremely bored.  I have plenty of indoor hobbies, but I am an outdoor person at heart so I go ice fishing with the BF.  Of course we rarely keep anything, only maybe some larger walleye or perch but it does get you out of the house for at least a morning and a little exercise since I run everytime I have a flag!  For those of you non-ice fishing people, each person gets 5 tip-ups that have a reel, a hook, a minnow and a flag, you setup each on in a hole and leave it until you get a bite and the flag comes up and you have to go pull it in and see if there is a fish on the other end!

The BF’s checklist for a successful fishing trip with me:

1.  I fall down at least once – check
2.  I royally screw something up – check
3.  I get cold – check
4.  I want to go home – check
5.  Maybe and just maybe we catch some fish. – check

This trip was a success by completion of the checklist above.  I am a clutz, therefore me + ice = guaranteed fall. I got so excited when I actually had a flag that I pulled up the line and left it in a pile and it got a huge knot, the BF was not impressed, but he still got the knot out :).  After spending over $120 on some excellent cold gear and smartwool socks from Wear On Earth in Potsdam, NY and wearing new Columbia boots the BF got me for Christmas, rated for -65 F, my feet still got cold!  The rest of me was toasty in my new extreme weight Terramar  base layers, which will also be excellent for snowshoeing, outdoor skating and hiking!  Good luck with all your outdoor winter endeavors!  I will share other pictures of mine!

My First Northern Pike of 2010, the funniest part is I will hold or pull in one of these fish and try to run away at the same time, they are so ugly!!

Brandy Brook St Lawrence River Waddington, NY

Brandy Brook St Lawrence River Waddington, NY

My 2nd Pike

My 3rd Pike

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