Friday, February 11, 2011

Glue Gun = Power

Another post by the "getting craftier by the minute" things with wings daughter:

I'm getting crafty again.
Not sure what will come out of this...but I went to Hobby Lobby and Walmart and got myself my very own glue gun. I have a feeling this little guy is going to change my life.
The possibilities with a glue gun are endless.

I feel a new sense of power with this. watch it.
Although I'm pretty confident it will own me. I'll have burn marks to prove it.
Here are some fabric pieces that I got...not sure yet what I will do with them. But they make me smile:

Pretty Green Flower

From the "non-crafty" things with wings daughter:

I'm getting crafty people.
I saw these cute hair pins on an etsy site and my new roommate, Jordan, told me that she could make them.
So I pulled out the random tub of fabric and she showed me what to do! Here is my favorite one that I made:

Not gonna lie. The glue gun about took me out.

This Family Is Funny.

I'm taking a huge risk in sharing the deepest darkest dreams of my sister with all of you, but I had to.  She's just going to have to trust me on this one.  It's for her own good.  I'm sure this is all very therapeutic.  And besides, it's too funny not to.  Here's the email she sent my mother and I this morning.  I think she must have still been having flashbacks:

"I had a weird dream last night. We did a Christmas line for Demdaco* and we went to their showroom for the first time to see it. It was like we didn't know what was going to be in the line so it was all really surprising. We were walking around and you guys all had this really cute stuff, ornaments, etc. and everything of mine was KOALA BEARS. And I was like.....But.....but...I do owls. Not koala bears. And Jill you were trying to convince me that they were really great and stuff. And then I was like "Is EVERYTHING of mine koala bears??" and Mom brings over this box and says "Here this is yours!" and I opened it to find a 3 ornament set sold together. The first one was a little koala bear coated in yellow glitter, the second was a hot wheels car with a string attached for hanging and the third was this little figurine of Jesus and he was playing a Kenny G saxophone. I kid you not. I was so upset. And I was like, they don't even GO together, why would they put them in a set together! (Like, that's what I should have been worried about....)  It was all just discombobulating and I feel better talking about it."

 *(we're really not. so don't start any rumors.)

 And then here is the response that she just got from our dear ole mother:
 "God has sent you a special message via a dream - like He did with Jacob and Joseph!  You are a special chosen one.  Keep those creative ideas on the back burner, girl!"
 Who knows, maybe koalas are going to be the next big thing?!

via Trendy Tree

Things at Things With Wings

Things are really busy around here this month at Things With Wings!  Geeesh!  Our poor blog has had to take a backseat while we work to meet some deadlines.  There's so much we're gearing up for for this summer and next year already!  We've got so much to share with you, and can't wait until we get the 'go ahead' to do so!   
 We received the kindest email today.  Here's an excerpt:

"Well, I will start by saying I LOVE YOUR WORK!

My Mom is a regular at a shop called Crazy Daisy in Cedar Rapids and the other day we took a road trip to do some shopping. I stumbled across your work and I spent most of my time trying to narrow down how many I would buy. I bought the large round Count Your Blessings tabletop piece:

and Hold Hands Tightly.

There were many more I liked, but when the lady said you have a bigger line I thought I would wait to see what else you have.  I checked your website and saw so many things I like.

I am so picky about what I put in my house b/c I don’t like a lot of clutter and I only want to be surrounded by things that make me smile and feel good when I look at them. Kelly Rae Roberts is one of those artists for me, and now you are too!"

We are so grateful and humbled to be doing this job and to receive an email someone took the time to find us and write.  And to be mentioned in such good company!   Thanks to DEMDACO for making it possible! it's an honor and a privilege!

*Go here, if you're interested in purchasing a lazy susan like the one pictured above.   There's 3 to choose from in our line!