Saturday, March 08, 2008

I Joined The Ranks

If you haven't noticed yet (see link in sidebar), I decided to join the ranks of Etsy & opened my very own shop :) I'll admit, I was nervous at first, but I thought this would be a way for me to start selling some of the things I've been creating. I have a lot more stuff to add.....just haven't had the time to do it yet. So keep checking back & wish me lots of luck. And feel free to buy something, too if you want :)
Today's challenge on 2 Peas really hit home for me: "Do you try to memorialize someone that has passed in a special way? If so how..." I have a very special curio cabinet in which I display treasures & momentos of my sister Karen & brother-in-law Jimmy. Inside this cabinet are photos of them, a Coca Cola clock, a stained glass owl light, several owl figurines, jewelry, a Harley patch, Karen's Tupperware nametag & business card plus things from the funeral (a bag of dirt from the gravesite & ribbons from the flowers). I also have a t-shirt of Karen's, but haven't figured out a way to display it inside the curio yet. I miss them both so much! Not a day goes by that I don't think about them! Thanks for posting this challenge, Maureen.....it brought tears to my eyes, but sometimes I need that to cope.

This weekend, I'm doing some more organizing of my scrap space.....nothing major, though. I already rearranged my albums plus I went through some papers & purged. Then I'm also re-altering my Ikea Fira drawer units. I decided that I just didn't like the fronts of them anymore, so I'm changing them. My wonderful hubby even helped me remove the alphabets that I had adhered to them & then sealed with mod podge. Isn't he sweet??? :) I have so many projects going on at once right now that I'm probably crazy for starting those, too, but I just couldn't help myself.....not to mention, I'm impatient & when I want to do something, I want to do it NOW! LOL

Just a short post for now.....I'm pooped, so I'm off to bed. Hope you have a great weekend! I should have some new layouts & things to post next time I update.

Benita

8 comments:

Staci Compher said...

Benita...I think that is a beautiful way to hold some special memories.....

Sherry said...

Beautiful cabinet, I want one of those!!

Staci said...

What a wonderful way to showcase mementos of your sister and BIL.

Theresa said...

Hugs to you!

CircesMagic said...

Congrats on your Etsy shop, cute organizers....beautiful display for your sister and brother in law.

Creative ADD said...

I added you to my favorites on Etsy, good luck, you will do great!!! I have a shop, but now I have to start adding things to it again.

Pearl Maple said...

How lovely to keep special memories of loved ones alive through everyday items.

Good luck with your etsy shop.

Sarah C. said...

Benita, that's a lovely way to memorialize your sister & brother-in-law. Thanks for sharing the details & photo of the curio.

Looking forward to seeing your altered Fira drawers! I'm sure they will be great. :)

Tagged you on my blog HERE.