Friday, July 3, 2009

Help a fellow Artisan...?

This is a copy of a posting from a thread on

"Larry Hamm over at Chelsea Lynn Designs on Artfire is a friend of many in the world of handmade, he is also the voice of The Crazy Train on Blockhead Radio. Larry has a fantastic wife Janet, and an 8 year old son Jacob who live with him in Lansing, NC deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Larry is a friend to everyone and just an all around swell guy. He is most definitely the “shirt off your back” kind of friend. Right now, all of Larry’s friends and Blockhead radio are teaming up to help him out in a tough time.
Larry is a disabled diabetic who currently has lost his health insurance. His medication alone monthly is over $2,000. Larry is not receiving disability, he has not been approved yet. His wife is the only source of income and she doesn’t make enough to cover his medications. Larry’s doctors have given him an outlook of only 18 months to live if he doesn’t receive a $17,000 gastric bypass surgery as soon as possible. Larry and his family need all the help from their family and friends they can get! Jacob and Janet need Larry to hang around here with them as long as he possibly can! All of his friends surely want Larry to stick around too!All of us at Blockhead Radio are gearing up for the biggest Radiothon you’ll ever be a part of! July 24th at 6pm until July 26th at 6pm, Blockhead Rod will be live on the radio for 48 hours straight raising money for our friend Larry. A silent auction of donated handmade goods will also be going up on the home page of Blockhead Radio with 100% of the proceeds going to Larry.If you would like to be a part of this wonderful event, please email DeDe Sorensen at: Please donate any handmade items you can for the silent auction have your emails in with your donations by July 22nd. If you would like to donate cash for Larry’s prescriptions and surgery please visit Blockhead Radio July 24th through July 26th. There will be plenty of ways to get your donations in.Keep listening to Blockhead Radio for fantastic indie music, and how you can help Larry Hamm of Chelsea Lynn Designs. "

I ask that you take a moment and think if you are able to help Larry in any way. Whether it be a donation of something for the auction, a cash donation, purchasing from the auction, bloggins tweeting etc about this, and/or adding him and his family to your prayer/thought list. I know that he has done so much for the artisans on Artfire! Please help if you are able! Thank you for considering this worthy cause!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our Own Trends Page! WOW!

Okay, so one person asked about a Christmas In July sale on . And it has snowballed from there! ( parden the pun! ). We have had such a great response that the Artfire powers that be ( who ROCK! ) have decided on their own to give the sale its own Trend Page.

So as sellers, we need to tags our items with CIJS which stands for Christmas in July Sale. So, if you have a studio on and want to join in, the sale is going to fun July 15-26th to go along with the 12 days of Christmas theme. Just post a link to your studio on what special you are running at

If you just want to shop, please go to and you can key in to CIJS to search for those items. Hope to see all of you there!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Getting Ready??

Okay, so my son is getting ready to move. He is headed to Nashville TN for college. He and his girlfriend will be moving in together, both attending college in the Nashville area. I am one that likes to plan things out and know that everything is taken care of.

So back in March, we picked out the apartment. Next week, we will be contacting all of the utility companies to get ready for his move, paying deposits and getting the utilities ready to be switched to his name, etc.

Just have to get to the local u-haul place to arrange the enclosed trailer. Neither one has much to take so a trailer, his car & trunk, and my SUV should handle everything! Oh it brings back memories when I could pack everything I owned into the back of a car. LOL! that is why I have not been blogging a lot lately. Getting everything ready, signing financial aid paperwork, co-signing apartment paperwork, etc etc. You know how it is!

I will post more as exciting things happen. Wait...that would be never. We are so predictable in my house it is not funny. But we like it that way!

Don't forget to swing by my studio at

Thursday, June 25, 2009

12 Days of Christmas...In July?

That is right everyone! There are some studios at that are having a Christmas in July sale. It will run from July 15th through July 26th.

The list of all the Studios is available at

I know that this sign up just started so more will be added daily, hopefully every hour! So, if you have an Artfire studio, you may want to join in. We are going to do a thread posting everyday titled according to the day of the sale. For example "On the first day..." and then the studios that are participating can post items from their studios to draw in attention. Everyone is going to blog, tweet, facebook, etc. Artfire Admin has agreed to tweet it for us! How exciting is that!?! Wonderful!!

Each studio can specify their own sale. For some studios it may be a certain percent off, for some it may be a buy one get one?, some may have special items in a Christmas in July catagory. You just don't know what you are going to find.

Since most of you are crafters/artisans yourself, you know how busy you get as Christmas nears. So eliminate some of your headache by doing your Christmas shopping at the Christmas in July sale on .

I will blog again and update you as more details are discussed.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

FYI - Great Info to Know!

First, I am sorry that I have not blogged for a while. Things have been very busy. SOn graduated from high school, had his graduation, his party, son's girlfriend & my nephew graduated the following weekend so we had that graduation to go to. Then she had a party and my nephew had 2 parties. I could go on, but that is a blog for another day. So on to the information that is Great to know...

Check out about an opportunity to get your Artfire crafts out there and get noticed!

Also, there are some studios that are planning a Christmas In July Sale from July 14th through the 28th. Watch out for some great deals and some great new products! More info to come on this one as well!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Treasure Chest Hunt on Artfire

Okay...there are some studios on that have signed up to do a Treasure Chest hunt. There is more information at but the idea is that each studio that has signed up has a treasure chest attached to one of their items. If you purchase that item, then you get the surprise. The surprise can be different for each shop. It may be a free item that was pre-selected, it may be a buy one get one half off deal, you just won't know until you purchase the item. It will be really easy to tell if that is the item as within the listing there is a photo of the treasure chest. So if you are looking at a picture of one of my fabulous necklaces, you will see a couple of photos of the necklace and then one photo of a treasure chest. Only the item with the treasure chest has the special. 

This special runs only on Saturdays from Saturday 10 am until Saturday night Midnight EST. So...start planning your purchases now! 

Sheila Hendricks

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ninja Jenn - Toot Toot!

Jenn has some amazing pendants at her studio at She also has cuff links and rings. These are scrabble tiles that have been upcycled into some stunning jewelry. She can also customize pieces for you. She has a second studio at for her other crafty things such as hand painted items. So please swing by her studios and check out her amazing work.