Sunday, May 29, 2011

workin' hard around here...

i have been working very hard lately, and not just in the shop. i've been getting ready for the show next weekend...

lantern earrings

lantern necklaces

and a new "lantern trio" design

the charm necklaces are always my best sellers at shows, so i made a lot of them.

most of them have pmc charms.

these necklaces only have pmc charms. birds, stars, and hearts.

oh, and don't forget the toe rings. it is the start of summer.
i am still working on some spiral earrings, stacking rings, and some other rings and necklaces. the show is next saturday, june 4th.

okay, the next very wonderful thing i want to share with you cannot be revealed without admitting that i haven't been a very good pet owner lately. as i told you, when the baby chicks moved into my shop, the cats had to move out. they were not very happy with me about it. and, in the last month, i have not seen much of either isobel or jasper. well, during that time, isobel is the one who has been very busy...

good golly.
hello babies!

look at that proud mama. she is so sweet with them and has taken such good care of her babies all by herself. they are chubby little suckers.

oh my goodness. yes, i realize that i should have had isobel spayed. i was irresponsible. she just seemed like a baby still herself. now i know better; as soon as she is done nursing, i will take her. but i can't say now that i regret it. what a miraculous thing to see her with these kittens. if you are local, at least two of them will be needing a home soon, probably three, unless we can break glenn. i am sure you can imagine the girls reaction to these three little delights. i have moved mama and babies into the shop. if you think i was distracted by the chickens, what's going to happen now?

in other news, the chickens have been free ranging in the yard.
and, as you can see, they're not the only ones who are growing up. hazel looks so old in this picture!

it's so fun and they are very happy.

the girls have been helping them dig up bugs.

on saturday we worked hard on the garden.

then we headed to durango.
we passed through a cattle drive on the way.

i asked hazel what she wanted to do to celebrate finishing kindergarten and she said trimble hot springs.

yay hazel!

it is now officially summer here in the smith household and i couldn't be happier about it. we leave a week from tomorrow for our fantastic santa barbara family vacation. very exciting.
what are your summer plans?


susie said...

Love all of the pieces for the show (especially the lantern trios and the PMC bird charms). Hope they all fly home with happy owners at the show. The kittens are adorable, and the chickens are getting so big (the time just seems to fly). Wishing you a wonderful summer. We're planning on a summer spent on our bikes and in our pool with a few long weekend trips in between.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, those necklaces are all so beautiful! How hard it would be to choose among them!

The kitties are SO cute. My kids would be dazzled by them too!

Silver Sparrow Designs said...

thanks, susie! i am glad you love the lantern trios; i am excited about that design. your summer sounds lovely!

and liz, yes, folks at shows always have a lot of fun deciding which charm necklace they want! and, the girls are certainly smitten with the kittens. i wish we could keep them!