Happy Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, and I’m finally feeling better – wow, that was a nasty one I tell ya. Between the kids, my self, and hubby – someone, if not all of us have been sick for almost an entire month. I was really starting to go a little loopy. I didn’t get a chance to plan in advance my blog posts for this week, so today will be a linky love day. What I want to see is your sites! Comment below, and send us your link to your etsy site, your personal website, or your blog. We want to see …

Michael David Sturlin is here this week!

If you have already registered for one of Michael’s classes I will be posting the information about the kits and fees in today’s blog. If you have not, there is still a bit of space. There is only 1 space left in the Hand Crochet Chain Class on October 22nd and 23rd. The Quick Clasps and Findings Workshop on October 24th and 25th has about 4 spaces left. If you are interested call the store to register before it is too late! Kits: The kit fee for the Hand Crochet Chain class is $80.00 (+ tax). This will include the …

Taking Great Photos. Part 8: Get it off the Camera! Organizing and storing your photos.

OK – I guess we’ve messed around with the camera long enough. Now we’re going to move the pictures over to your computer and carry on from there. I won’t go into the “how” of that here – as “your mileage may vary” and your camera will have it’s own instructions – which I presume you will have figured out by now – unless you are one of those people who are about to attend the graduation of the daughter who’s baby pictures are still on your camera! Most camera’s have more than one way get the pictures off – …

Rent Your Rocks

Got an elegant little “do” to go to and just don’t feel like shelling out $10 grand for jewelry? (If you do feel like shelling out $10 grand for jewelry – call me – please!) Well – you can rent your rocks, just like the movie stars. And some stunners they have! Remember – Tourmaline is the October birthstone – slip this little baby on your finger for a week for a the equivalent of a measly $390 Cdn. Oh, plus the traveling to the UK costs. Apparently – you can rent anything there. 😉 Check out the bracelets too …

Spring Colour Report

Splashes of sunshine for spring 2010 New York Fashion Week, September 10 – 17, 2009 Designers bring splashes of sunshine to the runway for spring 2010. Vibrant brights add a sense of excitement to the color palette, while practical neutrals provide a safety net for cautious consumers.

No power, limited internet

Sorry for no blog post yesterday. With the kids being so sick, it was inevitable that Dan and I would get it too. Yesterday was not good at all! Later yesterday evening, as I was sitting down to send out the email newsletter – our power went out, and stayed out for about 4 hours. This morning, we discovered that our internet was mostly down in the store. I say mostly, as wireless connections work fine, but any of the wired computers (which is all except for 1) has no internet access. Probably a blown hub, but hopefully the tech …

The Fun Continues this Week

The next couple of weeks are just as jam packed with classes as last week. Wednesday October 14th we have Wire Bead Crochet Basics with Stephanie Dixon from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Friday October 16th Angela Peace returns for the first of a series of Chinese Knotting classes, Introduction to Chinese Knotting from 3 to 6pm. Saturday October 17th is Charmed I’m Sure with Heather Bell-Denison from 10-5pm. This is an introductory level course. Sunday October 18th Catherine Winter is here with How to Price your Jewelry-Starting a Microbusiness from 1 to 4:15pm. Monday October 19th Robert Burton’s Wire Working and …

Taking Great Photos. Part 7: Black, White, and Glowing All Over.

Exposure compensation. Here’s another thing that you may need to look up in your manual. Exposure compensation is your way of deliberately under- or over-exposing your pictures – and here’s why you might want to do it. Cameras have specific design criteria – as I mentioned before. One of them is to attempt to get enough light onto the picture to make the whole thing an even, average tone. So when you throw something very high contrast at it, like a black dog on a snowdrift – it struggles – and fails to come up with an exposure that is …