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Welcome I've been a very busy wife, mother, puppy sitter, wreath & silk floral designer for 25+ yrs. I've been interest in beautiful designs for as long as I remember. I've dreamed about having my own shop, where I can design & create pieces that are not only beautiful but unique & very colorful. That dream is now a reality! A huge thanks to my husband for donating office space for me, my son for all his help when needed & finally my daughter Melissa, a NYC Director of Marketing & Digital Media for teaching me about business, marketing & turning my hobby into a growing business. It started out just for family & friends, craft shows, open houses, now ETSY, eBay, twitter, & Facebook. Since I am now an official empty nester, I've expanded my business to decorating homes, business storefronts for the holidays, & staging homes for realtors. I really love what I do. I'll be happy to share my thoughts, decorating tips, creative ideas, my daily, sometimes crazy thoughts & adventures in the life of a mom, wife, floral/ holiday/home staging designer etc... Enjoy! Sandy

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rain Rain GO AWAY!!!!!

Well I woke up this morning and the sun was shining, even though it was windy. I was almost afraid to look outside because I have  HUGE trees in and around my house and my back yard.  The wind was so wicked last night I was worried I was going to have a nice big hole in my roof from one or more trees falling! The good news.... no hole and the trees are still in tact. So I was hoping today we would have some sunshine and NO rain already.  But no luck.  It's been raining and windy and cold again all day...uggggg! They say April showers bring May flowers... my flowers better look like they've been on steroids when they start to bloom ;)

Anyway,  this morning I got a little note from Kate @ http://allthingspaperblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunday-shop-of-week-sandy-newhart.html that because I won her Easter contest in which I entered my little bunny arrangement, that I needed to send her information regarding myself and my craft so she can do an interview with me for her beautiful blog, "Shop of the Week"!  I forgot, (so sorry Kate) I never realized that Easter was already next weekend.  So I scrambled to get information together, copying and pasting info from every site that my daughter Melissa hooked me up with then .....tried to upload pictures of my work space for her and my artwork that inspires me and.... you got it ... no way, it won't let me download :( I gave up and had breakfast with my brother Bobby this morning and as usual he paid haha!  We always have a great time and great conversation when we hang out.  Then I came home and checked my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/SandyNewhartDesigns?ref=pr_shop.  To my wonderful surprise Kate sent me a message to say my shop was featured live on her blog, pictures and all!  What a beautiful page it is.  I was soooo happy but curious..... still how in God's name did that happen? How did those pictures show up? I wish I knew for the next time.  Like I said many times in previous blogs it's all "trial and error" with me.  I guess I'll have to figure out what I did so I can do it again haha! So my "Shop of the Week" looks amazing on Kates blog and I'm honored to be on it!

This has to be one of my favorites!

Then a little after two I decided to go to my shop and make some arrangements and wreaths!  I did say I was going to try some pastel items with soft relaxing music... uhhh no, that wasn't happening.  I wasn't feeling it so I put on my usual music, Usher, Lady Gaga, J Lo, Pit Bull, etc.... and then started to get motivated. Ok so I did one (1) pastel arrangement and I do love it but then I looked around for my next inspiration and it was..... 2 flourescent lime green plush frogs!  I couldn't help myself.  So now I put away the pastel flowers and start looking for my favorites, hot pink, lime green.  Lots of color...I finished the wreath and I LOVE it, it's really adorable, but VERY bright :).  Now for my next piece.... I look at the pastels and .... nope I couldn't do it. I pulled out bright yellow, purple, hot pink silks for my next little piece. So I did try but I didn't fail I just continued to do what I love, how I love to do it!  So the pastels will have to wait for another day, the music, however, will NEVER change, it motivates me to keep moving and creating.  So all together not a bad day, I'm going to start posting my newest items, then sit and relax to watch a Yankees game.... on TV with my cup of tea.....

Enjoy the day!


1 comment:

  1. I really love your wreath with the two frogs. It made me smile so much.

    Keep up the great work :-)

    It's Stephie by the way doing the 365 blogging http://stephiestreasuretrove.blogspot.com/ from etsy techy.