Thursday, April 29, 2010

Parenting Magazine & BabyTalk

Due to the article in the two magazines...I am swamped with Mothers Day orders.  So my blog will have to wait.  Here is a photo I took of the kitchen table with our lilacs.  Ooooh, they smell good.

And Buddy, waiting for me to get out of the shop and take him for a walk.

I'll be back just before Mothers Day.
Thanks for reading. I'm still amazed that you do.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Heart and SOLE in Albuquerque

Sole Art and Antiques

This week's field trip is about a new shop in Albuquerque.  I stopped in the week prior to Easter to see my friend Kelly's newest venture.  I met Kelly Miller while working on my first show, the pilot for "Wildfire."  I was new and knew nothing about running a wardrobe trailer, or the biz.  Kelly was so kind to me.  She hired me for "First Snow" to work with the background.  I have always loved working with her.  She is one of those women who can do anything: home remodeling, gardening, decorating, computers, antique collecting.  It may sound strange, but she remodeled a bathroom in her house, and it's the most wonderful bathroom I have ever seen.  She really has an eye.
Cool stuff in Sole

Sole has a wide variety of items.  Great Route 66 kitchy to real cowboy and indian antiques.  There is even a retro modern section of the shop.  Jewelry, art, fine craft, vintage, furniture and antiques.  Only someone with Kelly's talents would have the heart to open a shop in the middle of a recession.  Which is why we get along, as I opened a jewelry company in the middle of the same recession.  Kelly summed up why I no longer work in the TV/Movie biz one day when I was having a tough time with my crew.  She so aptly put it: "This is the only business where people will stab you in the front!"  I think her time and mine are pretty filled up with our entrepreneurships. Although she says she still does commercial work, and was voted the best make-up artist in town.  What a woman!

This Bunny from Sole graced our Easter table.

Sole: 3911 Central Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87108

All the best to Kelly and Sole!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for reading.  I'm still amazed that you do.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Etsy Crashed...

This morning as my stream of orders from Parenting Magazine came in...I kept getting messages from people trying to order items for Mothers Day and they complained about Etsy being "down."
I have not been able to log onto my account in an hour.  I can't imagine how many people are frustrated as H---that they can't get on.  Grrrrrrr.
I hope they are able to fix their problems.  Soon!!  So sorry to all those customers.