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I am working,playing or riding.I enjoy working on my etsy www.TamsJewelry.etsy.com or my artfire www.TamsJewelry.artfire.com and my newest zibbet shop.www.TamsJewelry.zibbet.com or My Handmade Artist Shop http://handmadeartistsshop.com/shop/TamsJewelry I love my work,my life, I am so Blessed. If I could use only one word to describe myself it would be kindhearted.(To a fault)L.O.L.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Featured Artist Gina of Dahlishknits

Carrot Baby Booties Newborn-3 months (Perfect for Easter!)

E reader wallet

Peach Chevron Blanket

Hello everyone! This weeks Handmade Artist Forum's featured Artist is Gina Dahl creator of Dahlishknits. You can find her beautiful creations in her HAF Shop. Look at these beauties!  The booties are my favorite they are adorable.I think they would be awesome for Easter,don't you? Gina is a busy mom of two, not sure how she finds the time to make all these gorgeous items.And take care of her family so I often catch up by visiting her Blogs.She has a Blog Llama Mama ,that sheds a little light on her personal life. I personally think it's a great read.She's very Witty. She has another very informative blog Dahlish knits . She has something for everyone in her shop,and she takes custom orders! 8)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What do you really think of Valentine's day?

Cherry Chip Necklace Set
                                                                        What Do you think Of Valentine's Day? I have to admit, I hate this day! Okay maybe that's a bit harsh. I think it is way to commercial that's all.8) I Always have, never understood how giving someone dieing , I mean cut rose's shows them you love them. And chocolate please, Do you know what the stuff does to ya?  I am fat enough already!  lol   And the really greatest thing I hate about Valentine's day, is that the person that supposedly wants to win your heart thinks your shallow enough to be bought with trinkets.lol  (However if you are send them to my shop above! 8)  Oh no! Don't let them get off that easy! Make them promise to  give you a loving smile when your sad, A kind word when your spirits are low, Or maybe a hug for no reason at all. That's what your Valentine's should do for you. I am lucky that's what mine does for me every day! That's how I get away with hating on Valentine's Day,LOL!  I do hope you have a Happy Valentine's day friends, full of LOVE,smiles and kindness !

Sunday, February 12, 2012

HAF Featured Artist Colette of ColettesBoutique

Camellia handmade pink wire wrapped necklace

Box chain chainmaille unisex bracelet in sterling silver

Rain drops wire wrapped blue earrings

           Hello! See these beauties? Oh yes Collette has been really busy!Check out her Collette Collection,or her Etsy shop . She has been working hard on her Blog also,be sure to check it out! She shares great tips on wire wrapping techniques and also shares her friends work as well. I really don't know how she finds time to do it all. Her family lives in beautiful West Virginia.I am sure her two children keep her incredibly busy yet she still has the time to create her meticulous works of Art.This wonderful Lady has a way with wire!I love to look through her shop.I see the hours of her labors ,I can see the patience in every piece.Yes, you could say I admire her work as I am sure you will too! She also helps promote her Handmade friends and is a terrific contributor to the HAF Forum. Go ahead click on through and say hello to her! 8)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HAF Featured Artists Andrew and Kimberly Kitchen

Cruet Sets
Coffee Mugs

Wine Glass Sets

Bright Colors Aluminum Bracelets

Mixed Metals Chainmaille Necklaces

      Hello everyone, I have to share this awesome couple's work. They are all about promoting Handmade.And they help others do the same with the Awesome Handmade Artist Forum they created. Yes of course I am talking about Kimberly and Andrew Kitchen.You will be hard pressed to find two other people that care so much about the handmade movement as they do.I don't know why they care so much maybe it's because they also make beautiful handmade works of Art, like this Bracelet in their ChainmaillebyMBOI . Or check out the beautiful painted glasses by Makin' the best Of It. They have so many beautiful items,I hope you have time to look at all that beautiful eye candy!Go ahead treat yourself to something sweet! I am sure they have many other reasons for helping others,they are two of the kindest people! I hope you enjoy meeting them and ,Have a fantastic week friends!

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Women Over Fourty 8)

This is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40: 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS) As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage! Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!

My Favorite Words Of Wisdom and Inspiration8)

You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself. ~ Seneca

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?'

'It was great, Dad.'

'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.

'Oh yeah,' said the son.

'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father.

The son answered:

'I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.

'Life is too short and friends are too few.'

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What make's you smile?

Smile it makes you look younger ! ;)