This week has been a busy but good week. It was that good kind of busy, ya know? I love the good kind of busy. The kind where you get a lot of thing accomplished and have fun, too. Another successful week of school completed AND a great first quarter. I never got a post in about how we do school. I had great intentions to do so but it didn't happen. Anywho, since I got all of our papers run off for the whole year (!!!) I also divided the year up to make it easier to organize. Our first grader has a binder with all of her work for a quarter in it so no running off to make copies while school is going on because I realize something was forgotten. SO, as I was saying, we finished a quarter and school is going great. Lots of learning going on.
I also had a couple of custom orders this week from my shop. I love custom orders. I love making something special for someone. With custom orders, there is usually a reason that the person wants the item and I love hearing the story. I get a lot of wedding orders and one of them this week was just that! My client wanted a Bar Menu chalkboard for her daughters wedding next summer. So off to work I went painting and cutting and gluing and photographing to make this custom chalkboard for this very special event. Turns out, the theme of the wedding is Rustic Italian and I think if fits the bill perfectly. I only wish I could be a fly on the wall
(or maybe over at the cake table?) and see my creation in action! I loved how it turned out so much I decided to add it to my shop!
I also have been working on another custom order for someone. Sorry, no story behind this one- they just LOVED the LOVE chalkboard and wanted it bigger. Sure thing, so off to painting and cutting and gluing and photographing I went. I love my word chalkboards so much! I've never talked about them before but I'm in love with them. And each and every time I come up with a new word to go on one, I fall in love all over again with them. Funny thing? I don't have one hanging in my own house! I want one- just trying to decide which one and where to hang it. We have a lot of windows in our kitchen/dining room and not a lot of wall space. That is probably the biggest thing holding me back. But I have been scoping out a spot and hope to get one up soon.
And the most exciting news? This past Wednesday while I was making lunch for my kids I saw an email come through for an order. (YAY!) I opened it up to see what it was and where it was going (always a thrill in our house, finding out where something is going) and noticed that it was going to Meredith Corporation for a photo shoot! What?! Of course I emailed to find out the scoop and what magazine and all the info so I can make sure I get my hands on a copy when it comes out. All I can say is I got the scoop. I'm extremely excited. And they are going to mail me a copy come April when it is published. I high fived these girlies good bye and told them to "make mama proud" as I packed the up to get them in the mail for their very important photo shoot!
Stay tuned for more details next spring! Yep, I'm gonna make ya wait since I have to wait! I do love these chalkboard tags! I dreamed up the idea a year ago December and this past summer went to work on the design I had in mind and made that dream come true!
They are perfect for a name card place setting, to hang from a basket, label a container, hang from a gift basket or turn into a reusable To/From tag... the list goes on! Be sure to check them out in my shop. I just restocked!
And now, after a long night with a fussy baby (teething!) I am ready for bed! Hope everyone had a restful blessed Sunday and a wonderful week!