Friday, October 15, 2010

Wow! What A Week

Yeah, the title kind of covers it.  Wow.  What a week!  
Sometimes life hands you a sweet package and this week seemed to be just that for me.

Yesterday, Etsy ran an article about my wooden bowl collection.  This article was first run on the rikrak blog.  Thank you Kristal!  Thank you Etsy!  You are both amazing.

Jennie from Sweet Greens has a little interview with me (and my giant face) on her site and is offering a giveaway.  I'd love it if you'd stop by and enter.

The photo of my boy holding the dazed bird was Conservation Minnesota's photo of the week

I won a blog giveaway (ok, well I was the winner late last week but close enough) hosted by the uber sweet and talented Fringe whose work I have coveted for ages.  I get this gorgeous cowl you see below.  Big hooray!

I managed to do a quick shop update yesterday featuring some new work.  I'm especially proud of my newest mushroom sculpture.  It's pretty large and it feels very natural to me, as if I could bump into these on one of my mushroom hunts. 

And now, to top it off, I get to pick a winner of the recycled t-shirt scarf.  Thank you so much to everyone who entered and left such great comments. 
Here it goes, picked by the random number generator......  (drumroll please) .... the winner is


You can visit Sonia's lovely blog here and her Etsy shop here.

Congratulations!  I hope you love it.

(Margie - go play the lottery.  Right. Now.)

For those of you that asked, here's a how-to.  Really, really simple.  The only thing I would add to the link's instructions is to look for t-shirts that don't side seams or printing on them.  That makes for an easier cut and a smoother finished product.  The thrift store always has t-shirts and if you don't like the color you can always dye them.  I added the leather loop to help keep the pieces from tangling and to add a little "me", but it isn't really neccessary.  
Don't discount little kid t-shirts either, they make a nice smaller scarflet or bracelet.
Thanks for sharing my week with me.  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.   


Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

woooohooooo !!! (not screaming for me, but for you, girl !!!)
I am tremendously happy for all the happy happenings that occured very recently to you, you deserve each of them so much, you work so hard for it, my friend ! My heartfelt congratulations for each one of these little & big successes !
wooohooo !! :D now I'm screaming for me ! I can't believe I won this amazing scarf ! (OK Margie, maybe we can go buy a lottery ticket together right now !!) THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart ! Your heart has no limit, did you know that ?
have an wonderful start of your Friday ! xoxoxo lots of love

Unknown said...

Congratulations on a fruitful and inspiring week!
You deserve it talented!

Margie Oomen said...

hurray for the luckiest woman on earth, sonia!!
the rest of us don't have a chance at these giveaways when sonia leaves a comment.
You sound like you are having a wonderful run of accolades yourself lisa xxoo

Anonymous said...

What wonderful things have come your way--richly deserved!

Lisa-Marie said...

I don't think 'busy' even covers that! I am going to check out all of the links, I reckon you've just given me a good half hour of nice reading!

Brizel Handcrafts said...

How nice to 'enjoy' some fame. a BIG congrats !
LOVE the mushroom sculpture :)

Valerie said...

So nice, Lisa, what a glorious week. You deserve every moment of goodness since you bring so much to others. Your blog is always a visual treat and a lovely read. Thank you for that!
x, Val

antilight said...

The new sculpture is so beautiful! Congratulation for everything, you and your art deserve it so much :)

Colleen said...

Congrats on all counts! What a wonderful week!

NanaBeast said...

Your photo on Jennie's blog is beautiful. I love that you took it with a background of sunflowers and the scarf is so rich. You are a beautiful woman!

I love, love, love the mushroom sculpture with the gills needlefelted on. Amazing, just amazing!

Boy, you DID have a great week! May you ride its wave for weeks to come.

Patricia said...

Hooray for a lovely week, when so many things that you have been working on for so long in various forms all came together. You deserve a wow of a week!

Kim van Waardenburg said...

what an amazing week!! I wish you many more of these kind of weeks!!

KarenB said...

What a great week! Congratulations. So fun. I too love your bowl collection and I think your big giant face looks pretty good! Hope next week is great too!

Nanou said...

What a week, indeed !!! Congrats, Lisa, all is so deserved ! I'm glad for our lucky Sonia too, your fantastic necklace will be happy on her lovely neck !
Wish this week will bring you many many other joys ... Monday hugs !

k said...

sounds like you have had a good week with lots of appreciation for your work and you! congrats.


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