Thursday, January 26, 2012

A magazine feature and a new giveaway!

I may have mentioned this in a previous post but it bears repeating.

I am going to be the featured designer in Bead Trends magazine for February.  This means I get my head shot, bio, and 10 page spread of my jewelry in the center of their February issue.  I am beyond excited about this opportunity and have been searching for the perfect way to celebrate this momentous event.

I have found it.

I will be once again hosting a giveaway.  But this time.... it is HUGE.  I will be giving away a $100 gift certificate to not one but TWO lucky people on February 10th.  Entries will begin on February 1st at midnight (12am CST) and end February 9th at midnight (12am CST).

How can you enter to win for a chance to win one? 
1.) Tweet about the magazine issue on Twitter (send me a copy of your tweet). 1 chance
2.) Post a link to Bead Trends magazine on your FB.  Make sure you tag me in the post (Cynthia Thomson). 3 chances
3.) Send me a photo of you with the February issue of Bead Trends magazine. Let me know if I may use your photo in my blog or FB page. 5 chances
4.)  Make a comment on this blog about which featured jewelry piece from the magazine issue you like best and why.  5 chances

So, get out there and check it out.  You can find Bead Trends magazine online ( ) and also in craft stores.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

More Greenhouse updates!

I am terribly behind in my blogging and in my greenhouse project reports.  Forgive me.
We have the posts set and up, the framing for the roof done and the roof went on a few weeks before we left for Christmas break.  Now, we are to the point where we need to start putting up the windows for the walls.

There's just one thing wrong with that.  Some of our windows have since been knocked over by strong winds and broken.  This isn't a huge problem as we have plenty windows and people keep volunteering more.  But it means out initial window "layouts" will no longer be possible.  So, when we start putting them up, it will be from square one.... a real trial and error process.
So that's where we stand thus far.  We are hoping to be able to put up windows this weekend since it supposed to be fairly warm outside.  Probably won't get all of them up but maybe one wall worth.  I'll try to keep you posted on the progress.