Sunday, May 31, 2009

Leave No Stone Unturned

I've been away for a week.. on a spur of the moment trip with hubby..  We just celebrated our 7th anniversary.  It's hard to believe its been 7yrs.. boy does time fly....  

Our trip sobered, as we learned of a fellow cruise guest (17yr old on his high school class trip) going overboard of our ship (Carnival Fantasy).  We can't begin to know or understand what his family is going through put pray that God can help them through each day.  

Before I left I finished a few custom sets for clients....  

One of which required a lot of rhinestone setting. 

Currently I set all of my rhinestones by hand...  I know crazy right :)  Well I'm aspiring to one day own one of those fancy-smacy machines that do all of the placement of stones.  I've been working with a client to make a special 1st birthday outfit for her beautiful daughter.  I really consider it a privilege to be given such a responsibility.  Though I don't yet have babies of my own, I know how big of a deal 1st birthday's are especially for Mommies and their princesses.  I really like the finished product, and thought I should write about the process.

Mommy thought it'd be fun to get dad and big brother in on the action too... so we were confronted with the task of making something that wasn't too fru-fru-y...  I used a felt type material in the design of their names and number in a jersey style shirt.

I really like the theme that my client chose...  Lt Blue/Navy Blue for the Boys (Her son and hubby) and Lt Pink/Hot Pink for the girls (she and her little princess)....

Click on the pic to see a closer view

I literally used every stone, and was looking around for them like little crumbs when it came to finishing off the number one on back of the shirt.  The number one alone features over 300 stones.  It takes a steady hand, but isn't as bad as it seems when stoning the design.  I had alot of fun with this set... and only hope that all that behold it will think its as EXTRA FLY as i do :)

Custom designs are my favorite because I know in the end I'm making something that clients can appreciate as exclusively theirs :)


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

As another day sets

I started this blog a few months back in an effort to have a dialog about all things "Posh". I begin writing as the day nears an end and my period of daily refection begins. Today, begins a new phase for me... I'd like to think of it as documentary Posh. LOL.. Yeah I know... :) I work so hard at creating things, that I sometimes forget to slow down and enjoy life's moments. There has been a recent series of events that has encouraged me to reflect on "why" I'm working so hard. Even though this blog is about Posh, I feel the need/urge to personalize it a bit.. So I'm making a commitment to try and jot something down via my blog daily. Today begins my journey of documenting my moments, whether they be "Posh" or "Personal"...

So here goes...

On May 7th, I had a tea date with a new friend that I'm sure will be a lifelong one. I'm such a nerd about certain things that are always on my list of things I want to do but never have anyone to do them with. Tea at the Ritz was def one of them. I had such a wonderful time chatting with Ms. Jolyn and her daughter-inlaw... We talked about Posh quite a bit and they both had great advice on things I can do to try and stay sane :) Of the things that I jotted down, I felt most urgent to fulfill these three:
  1. to journal about posh daily
  3. join facebook

I know these things sound really simple but for me they are a huge deal.. Mainly because I just don't have any extra time to spare.

Until today I had not begun journaling.. So I decided to start here.

Until today, I didn't have a HELPER (other than my dear.. sweetest husband in the world.. who would do anything I ask.. except cut But now I do.. Her name is Dorcas and she's in charge of "Mission Organization" at Posh Headquarters.. The plus is that she has retail experience in inventory control! Boy I hit the JackPOT

Until yesterday, I didn't have a facebook page.. and even though I'm still officially ANTI-SOCIAL networking.. I must admit that I like the structure.. Still don't have time to message alot but the idea is to get all of my stuff on the page and try to keep my network of friends updated on all the stuff I'm doing without them having to visit my site.. I'm bringing Posh to "their house".. lol OK .. i know im rambeling

Until "Belle" went missing, I didn't understand the meaning of appreciating love while its around.. We are never guaranteed another day.. (BTW Belle was a Yorkie my husband found in our driveway... I still think she was an angel sent by God to make me slow down and remember to LOVE!)

A special thanks to Mrs. Jolyn for encouraging me to do this during our Tea date.. You'll never know how much your words meant.. I'm still working on my other "homework" assignments..

Tea at the Ritz with Mrs. Jolyn and her DL :)

To Belle.. wherever you are.. thanks for stopping by and gracing my home with your warmth
Belle, the night we found her

I'll end here saying, remember yesterday, enjoy today, and embrace tomorrow..

Jesus is Love :)


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