Sunday, February 2, 2014
Embers of my
What's a girl to do on a snowy, sleety, wintery day? Well... I know what I should be doing, the usual things that I am way far behind on like laundry, sweeping, dishes, and working on gathering all my tax receipts. Of course who wants to work on that kind of stuff on a cold blustery day when you could be snuggling under a warm, fuzzy blanket catching up with all of my blog friends, it has been way to long. There has been a lot going on at Shell's Vintage Charm, that I want to share with you all.
I have expanded in several areas and have been staying busy. As you know, I have gotten my own domain at http://shellsvintagecharm.com where you can purchase my handmade designs online, as well as keeping my Etsy shop open. I recently also joined Shabby Cottage Shops, a great online shopping mall. I also belong to Etsy Cottage Style, it is a great community of artists who love cottage style. I still have my booth space at Tish Creative Country and I have added several new shows that I will be attending as a vendor starting in March.
My most exciting news is I am getting a new grandbaby in April! It's a girl!!!
I am getting excited and can hardly wait to get my hands on her! My grandbabies are my greatest joy and blessings. Rachel and Blaydon bring so much sunshine into this grammy's heart that with the third one I am sure that I will be blessed beyond belief!!!
During all this wonderful excitement and while waiting on my new ray of sunshine, I have decided to launch a new design line, Embers of my Hart, shabby chic designs for babies and children. I am introducing three of the first products to you today. They also make great Valentine gifts, as well.
Vintage Chenille Heart
Vintage Chenille Pillow Hanger
Emberlynn Design Head Band
Now to explain the meaning and the inspiration behind the name of my new design line. My daughter, Paisley is planning on naming the baby, Emberlynn Grace. She was tinkering (yes, I am a Okie) around with the thought of naming the baby after my grandmother, Jewel Hart. One afternoon while searching through the book of baby names. She happened across the name, Emberlynn which means, precious pretty jewel. So long story short... with Emberlynn being the inspiration of my making much more shabby chic baby items and all of my grandchildren being the embers of my heart, I have decided upon the Embers of my
Heart Hart. I am still trying to decide if I want to use the spelling for Hart as my Grandmother's name or if I should spell it correctly so everyone won't think that I can't spell correctly. (which I do happen to be a pretty bad at spelling).
I am really wanting to use Hart because of it being my grandmother's name and my mother's maiden name. I started Shell's Vintage Charm with the image of my dad's grandmother (you can see more of the story behind this here, if interested). My friends joke with me about selling my own grandmother, but I try to use as many of the vintage photo images of my own family members, whenever possible. I love being able to use part of my heritage into my Vintage Charm business.
Linking up this week with:
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet The Sound