Tuesday, March 31, 2015

T Stands for the "Line-UP"

Well, here is the T-Day "line-up", 3 wine bottles and one water bottle......all empty, and in the back row are my oldest, and dearest friend from Minnesota, and myself ( this photo is over 10 years old).   I normally keep the empty wine bottles and give them to Ronda for displays, in the store, but I brought a few back to the craft room so I could see how the wine tags would look hanging from them, since there is more than one shape of wine bottle. 

I'm showing off the 12 wine tags I was commissioned to make, by Ronda, with a Paris theme.  There are 6 of each design.  Making these tags confirmed that I DO NOT want to do commission work, plus there is just no money in it.  So, if I do continue with the retail idea it will have to be the quick and simple styles of the dangles ( which I displayed last week ).  Now that these are finished, and off my mind, I'll do a little more calculating on time and money before I make a solid decision.

I want to apologize to anybody I didn't get back to last week.  My cousin was taken to the hospital with a breathing problem, then other complications set in and I was back and forth to the hospital.  Unfortunately, the complications became too  much and she passed away early Friday morning. 

On a much lighter, and happier note, I have Hannah, my oldest GD here with me this morning.  It is spring break and she has the week off from school.......but Mom and Dad still have to work.  I was lucky enough to get to keep her all night, as her Dad had a very early meeting this morning 100 miles north of here.  He is the one that drops the girls off because his job is only 5 miles from here.  Mom will have the rest of the week off, so today will be her last day here.

I showed her how to use the envelope maker and she has been busy making my some desperately need envelopes.........all in very bright colors...LOL   

I've started getting spam comments so I am going to have to change from embedded comments back to the screen that asks for verification.  By now I hope all of you know that you do not really have to go through all the steps.

So, now I'm of to link up with Elizabeth and the T-gang, hope you have a wonderful week.  It will be later before I get around to see what everybody is drinking this week, but I'll give it my best shot....LOL

Inky Hugs


  1. I'm sorry for your loss Krisha.
    I think your bottle tags look fabulous, I can imagine they would take a lot of time to do.
    Happy T Day :D

  2. So sorry for your loss! Having your GD there will be a blessing to you ...enjoy your time together. Commission work drives me batty ...I much rather just create as the whim strikes.

  3. My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your cousin. Your wine bottle tags are fabulous!! I do know what you mean though about commissions. I used to make and sell cards all the time but never really got paid for all the time involved. So now I only do it for friends who know what goes into them and they do pay me for them.Happy T day and a happy Easter!

  4. So sorry to hear about your's good to have a GD to cheer you up! The wine bottle tags are gorgeous, and I had to smile about the 'commissioned work' comment. yep. me too. they are beautiful, though! happy T day, and have a blessed Easter! ♥

  5. Sorry for your loss. Your wine tags are really a great idea. How nice to have your GD to hang out with. I'm sure she enjoyed her time as well.
    Happy T day!

  6. My condolences on the loss of your cousin. I'm heading off to the wake of my late art teacher's wife. You may remember he passed away a few months ago. Both in their 90s.

    It was nice that you had some artsy help from your GD. I'm sure you now have a colorful pile of envelopes!

    Your wine tags are gorgeous!

  7. Sorry about your cousin! That sounded like it was fast and unexpected. So sad.

    But so glad you had some time with Hannah!! I can just imagine her with the envelope maker and bright paper. Cool!

    Happy T-Day! :):)

  8. I am so sorry your cousin passed away. Goodbyes down here are tough, but the reunion greetings in heaven are JOYOUS!!!

    Love the wine tags!

  9. Hello and Happy T Day! I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Nice that you have a day with your GD though, especially if she likes to craft.
    The wine tags look good to me! Take care and thanks for sharing with us today.

  10. I was saddened to read about the loss of your cousin. And I KNOW everyone understands if you don't have time to spend with us. Sometimes real life gets in the way.

    Sounds like Hannah put that die cutter to the test today. It's good that she made your envies for you. I know that must have been a big help for you and fun for her.

    Those tags are to DIE FOR. So much time and effort, I'm sure. I know I told you about how a few commitments turned into my never making corsages ever again, but I want to reiterate that if you are having doubts NOW, you will REALLY have doubts in the future. Although these tags are awesome, they may not be worth the time and effort you will have to put into them in the future. BTW, I had NO idea the necks of wine bottles were so different until I saw your examples.

    Thanks for sharing your empty wine and water bottles (grin) with us for T this Tuesday. Again, my sympathy for your loss.

  11. Very sorry for the loss of your cousin dear Krisha.
    Having your GD visit is surely a ray of sunshine.
    Your wine labels are great but I can fully understand what you said about doing commission work. All of that time and creativity are tough to put a price tag on.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy April!

  12. I'am so sorry to hear about your cousin Krisha...

    Growing up i used to spend every single summer with my grandparents. I usually lived quite far from them so getting to them was always an envent.. sometimes i would fly and sometimes they would take a trip and drive to pick me up ... I loved my summers spent with them.. life just seemed to slow down and we did simple things... dig in the garden, lay on the bed and read books..paint the porch... long walks on dusty dirt roads looking for blackberries... day trip to the beach... Thanks for jogging my memory girlfriend...

    I think commission work would suck the fun right out of creating for me.. Make what you love then try to sell what you love.. :) Happy Tday Woman! Hugs! deb

  13. Late getting to all the T folks. Sorry to hear your cousin passed away. Glad you have your GD to keep you company though. Nothing like a GD to keep our spirits up.