buttercup marketplace

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene

So it's Sunday and we are just waiting out the rest of what was Hurricane Irene. I'm so glad it's over. I overall do ok with bad weather but we kind of live in a forrest. Trees with wind don't mix well. But we survived and had power too. So at least I could make mini cheesecakes - you can check that out on my other blog Snackgri-la. Very yummy.

And I got to hang out with my babies!!

Mommy and Elphie

I'm going to work on some new felt ring designs today- daisies and sunflowers. Ooo... I feel a giveaway coming. Stay tuned!!


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Friday, August 26, 2011

Etsy treasury

how neat is this??
my bridesmaid proposal ring was featured!

This was sent to me from Donna of Couture Table:

Your item was featured in the Wedding Series Part Five: The Turquoise and White Wedding Treasury List at: www.etsy.com/treasury/MTU0ODAwMTF8NjI2NTc3NTU4/the-wedding-series-part-f..
thank you so much Donna!!

check it out if you get a chance.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

this just in...

i am sooooo excited to be relaunching my tiffany blue baskets and ring bearer boxes with this wonderful new shade of the REAL Tiffany Blue color paint. not that the old shade was bad or anything - but this one is PERFECT!!! i'm already painting any new orders in this shade - i just haven't been able to take new photos to put up on my shop. my camera has decided to take a mini vacation - aka not working right!!
but stay tuned - hopefully by the end of the week they will be up. plus other new items are launching too - daisies, sunflowers and some fall color felt rings and new hand painted serving trays to match my card and flower girl basket and ring bearer boxes.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

so i went to the dump today...

thrilling, i know. but i was smiling from ear to ear!!

it's very cathartic- going to the dump and throwing stuff that use to be important away in to a great big metal contraption.
but for me it's also part of my plan of starting over. for the past, well too many years (more than i'd like to admit) i've had a business. it's had many different names, been different versions but it made me very happy. it actually saved me at one point too - after my parents passed away. it kept me busy and focused.
but late last year- that all changed. a door here and there closed. it almost felt like my parents had died all over again. alright that's a bit dramatic i suppose - but it was very hard.
but i've cried my tears and now as i wipe my eyes, hmm.. there is that open window as they say and on the other side is buttercup marketplace and my new beginning. so off to the dumpster i go. :)

i'm buttercup (butterlump to some of my husbands friends :/) aka karen.
i hope you'll join me in my new endeavor.
i'll be writing about anything and everything - from my new shop on etsy - buttercup marketplace, my family- hubby and puppies and anything else that enters my brain -  from cooking, fashion to who knows what.

thanks for stopping by.