I feel really lucky today, I should go buy a lottery ticket. Today at 1pm, EST Etsy sold spots in the next cooperative advertising page for the Oct 1 issue of ME's Home Companion magazine. There were only 30 spots to be had and I scored one of them!!! Then of course I had to call Beth and she got one too!!!
I squealed so loud I'm sure everyone heard me. I probably woke up Natasha over there in Australia. Beth and I had a big "high five" over the phone.
I'm thrilled, now I've only got until Monday to submit my picture for the ad. Dang, and I have to go out of town on Thursday and Friday. At least I get to pop into Leesburg, VA on Thursday and hopefully I will have a chance to go check out the new location for The Cottage and visit with Ann & Linda.
My studio is a sea of seashells right now. I've just started on one of my backburner projects. My BFF Tammy gave me an old mantlepiece a few years ago and my intention has been to paint it and add some seashell mosaic to it.
While I'm at it I thought I would make a few mirrors for the shop.
Here is the mantle in it's raw state after my husband cut off the legs or side pieces.
Now it has white paint, all ready for seashells.
I painted up these mirrors too. Perfect thrift store finds for mosaics.
So far I have just started on this one. A few more shells, maybe some vintage jewelry then on to the next one. I can't wait to get to the mantle.