Saturday, September 26, 2009

1000 SALES!

I finally did it!
I never thought I'd see this day!
Thanks to everyone that has supported me over the last 2 years and a special thanks to a great repeat customer Amanda for buying 3 items and taking me to 1000!
*I'm thinking of creating a bunch of my crystal necklaces for Christmas..if anyone has any special requests for the colors..please let me know :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The many faces of Carter

Yes I am still here..I'm sorry to be absent for a while. I have been busy working doing hair and trying to sell the spec house we have for sale..its not fun having double mortgages in this depressed market.
But this little cutie pic keeps us going..he is the light of our lives..let his smile light up your day! :)

Carter and Cousin Connor (he is 3 yrs old)
This picture cracks me makes them look close in age

A few new things..I only have 3 sales until I reach 1000 sales.
I hope Etsy throws a party for me (yea right)..but I could use one :)

WE still miss Romeo all the time..Thanks to everyone for your kind comments.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sad Weekend

Our beloved Romeo has died...

We always talked about what this day would be like..we knew it would be bad..he was such a kind gentle loving up to his name ...and then some.

Those of you that have been reading my blog for a long time remember the post about how he was right by side when I had morning sickness so bad..he was so worried about me. He would purr and rub his head on my leg trying to make me all better. Then stare at me with a look of confusion of why he didn't fit on my growing lap anymore :)

Then the famous story of him up the tree and Chris had to risk his life and overcome his fear of heights to save him!

Chris did not like cats when we met but he had no choice but to learn if he wanted a life with me.

But it wasn't that hard with a good cat like Romeo..he is as sad today as I am.

I was brushing Romeo Friday night and I told Chris that I was kind of worried about Romeo..he just seemed thinner to me..not quite as robust as he used to be..but after all he was 13 years old.

Yesterday I was working and he came out to my shop and sat on the steps..I saw his little face looking customer Nancy stopped to pet him on her way out.

The next thing I know Chris is calling me saying something was wrong with Romeo. I ran inside and he was at the bottom of the basement stairs..his back legs paralized..panting and meowing in pain.
I had to stay and work so Chris and Carter took him to the vets office.

He had a blood clot shutting off the blood to his back legs.
She gave him blood thinners and medication to try to break it up but didn't give us much hope. She said he was in alot of pain so he was sedated and given pain meds..

We went to see him that evening..he was calm and relaxed but the medication was not helping.But The vet said it was worth it to wait till morning. He purred and rubbed against my hand and face ....always the lover.

All night I kept waking up thinking.."Dead Cat Sleeping"..I know that is horrible to say but I kept thinking of him in that cage seeing the morning light with no idea it would be his last.

When the vet called in the morning with news that he was worse I was not surprised.

I had been with my Persion cat that I dearly loved when she had to be put to sleep years ago and I didn't want to do that again. We said our goodbyes the night before ..and I wanted that embedded in my memory not yet another death. So I gave the ok and later Chris brought him home.
I actually spent alot of time with him today..this sounds crazy but he looked so he was sleeping, I swear I kept seeing him breathe..guess I'm just used to seeing it.
I let Fido see him..smell him and he even licked his head.
They were like brothers...

He doesn't ever do well with change..and he is acting depressed. As I am writing this he is laying in bed with me against my legs. This post shows a typical day for the best friends.

The reason we got Fido was because Romeo's sister went missing and never came home..Romeo was mourning so bad that we got a kitten. I don't want to get into that cycle again..I'm hoping Carter will take Romeo's place.

Anyway I wrapped Romeo in his leopard blanket him and Fido had slept on ... Chris was getting his spot ready..We decided on the place Romeo like to lay outside our kitchen window under a tree.

And the neatest thing..As Chris, Carter, Fido and I knelt there at his grave I looked around for a flower and one of my Hydrangeas by my porch had one brand new flower on it!..they were done blooming in June..

It was meant for sweet Romeo ..I got it and Carter threw it on top of his box.

He went through major life changes with me..death, divorce, new husband, he moved 5 times with me, job stress, other STRESS, pregnancy, accepting the new crying non sleeping baby thing, putting up with Fido when he was a hyper crazy kitten and always letting him eat first!
So he was more than just a pet for me..he was in a way my security blanket.

I think I see him everywhere and I had to stop myself from saying tonight..honey did you let Romeo in yet?

Romeo was a unique sweet boy and we will miss him forever.

Romeo Hahn

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend!

We went to the Sweet Corn Festival..

But first...some business
Newest Listings

"Falling in Leaf"
These were a hit last year so I thought I'd made a variation of them..but hurry 2 have sold and I only have 2 more available like this one

"Indian Summer"

1 of these sold already and I found more green beads to make one more!



(I'm at 984)



Let's start off with some "cheez"!!!Then a "fake" horse...
Then a "real" horse!
Ridin all these horses makes a boy thirsty!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sweeper Boy

I remember reading in my baby books that some kids will be scared of the sweeper........
not my kid!

So I decided to buy him his own sweeper..he loves it turning it on an off constantly..he mimics what he has seen me do..its so funny to see what he does, things I didn't even realize he saw me do!
He even has his own cleaning trolley complete with mop, broom, dust pan, cleaning bottle and sweeper attachments!

I'm hoping this cleaning continues as he gets older....
yea right I know better ;)