On a sunny afternoon over Christmas break, I spent a few hours with my daughter, Kate, using her home as a backdrop for a photo shoot for my maps. She lives in an area near downtown Columbus, called Victorian Village. It is a neighborhood with mammoth, ornate Victorian homes on lovely tree-lined streets with brick sidewalks. Her apartment occupies one half of the downstairs, and … Continue reading an afternoon photo shoot at kate’s place
Every time I have a sale on Etsy, my phone goes “cha-ching”. It’s a lovely sound. Sometimes when it “chings” at work, someone will ask, “What is that”? I’ve been known to answer, “I just sold Minnesota”. They laugh, since they know I have a part time business on Etsy selling wall decor made from vintage road maps. This is when I feel like a … Continue reading selling texas
Watching football has a long history for me. While a kid, living at home, watching the Cleveland Browns every Sunday was what my Dad did. And while I enjoyed the sound of football in the background, I secretly prayed I’d find a husband that wasn’t obsessed with it. And I did marry a man who didn’t like football at all. The ironic part is that … Continue reading college football game day
This was my first find at Springfield, or maybe I should say my first purchase. It’s not difficult to find things there you love, but need and price usually factor into whether it becomes a purchase or not. Now I can’t say I needed this item and looking back, it was more than I should have paid. But this lady’s husband made this tray from … Continue reading springfield finds
Ever since I started my part time Etsy business, Custom Comforts, where I turn state road maps into wall decor, I have been trying to get all 50 states made and listed online at the same time. It’s been my goal from the start to have each state represented. Somewhere along the line, I gave up on that goal and attempted the unrealistic goal of … Continue reading i did it!
Well, I have finally finished turning the upstairs bedroom into my Etsy business workroom. I know . . . I only showed you a couple months ago on Facebook what the table would look like and the chair . . . but, it is all finally done. Here is the finished table. It’s a standing table and it’s rather high, but then I’m rather tall. … Continue reading upstairs workroom
This year when I went to the Springfield Flea, it was with the intent to look for photo props that I could use for my online Etsy business. Not just any props, but props that represented individual states, or a group of states. This is mighty Montana, our 4th largest state and home to Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. But, when I think … Continue reading photo props
From a previous post, I shared that I was revamping my office and making it into the room where I take photos for my Etsy business. I sold the top of the hutch, but kept the bottom. I painted the bottom white, purchased some staging props, and have been taking photos here ever since. In my home that sits among lots of trees, this is … Continue reading hutch makeover