Monday, October 5, 2015

Oh What a Weekend!

We just had a weekend like no other! It started off pretty normal with a bath in a sunpuddle...
But it quickly changed when we sold earrings from our BeadedTail shop to an incredibly talented author - Jacquelyn Mitchard! We were so shocked and excited that it took Mommy over an hour to find the words (and nerve) to email her our thank you! We asked if it was okay to tell our friends and fans about her purchase and she was very gracious in letting us do so. She also said she was going to wear our earrings in the photo for her next book cover due out in 2017! How's that for exciting?

What makes this sale extra special is that we have been severely lacking in making beady goodies for our shop. We'd simply lost the spark. We used to help Mommy bead because it was her escape from a stressful job situation. Now she loves her new job and is so happy that she hasn't needed that escape. This particular sale has reminded us of the joy we get out of making jewelry and having others appreciate our work too! Plus, the reason we make jewelry is to contribute to animal charities and that is still important to us. So, what does all this mean? It means we spent yesterday afternoon making beady goodies!
Yes I am snoopervising with the eyes in the back of my head...
And Isabella is multi-tasking by inspecting while watching Birdie TV...
This package* reignited the spark that we so desperately needed!
Sometimes we need reminders of what brings us joy. We're grateful and excited beyond words for this sale for many reasons! Most importantly, we're glad the spark is back even if it means less nap time between taxes and beady goodies! It's worth it!

Have you been putting off doing something that brings you joy?

We hope you have a glorious day!
Angel

*We wrap every package and include a handwritten note for every sale because each of our customers are special to us whether they are famous or not!

26 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

How exciting for your human! I hope this puts back the spark into her bead working!

Laura2u said...

❤️❤️ so awesome! And that little card? Tooo cute too! :)

Ann said...

Any sale is exciting but even more so when it's a big name like that. Very cool.

Marg said...

Oh Angel. we told some Moommy on Facebook that we are just so honored to know all of you now that you are famous. But that is so exciting that you all had that big sale and we know that all sales are important to you kitty kats.

Duni said...

Wow, that is so exciting!!! I'm glad it has sparked the joy making beady goodies again. I love your earrings :)

Sandee said...

I saw this on Facebook yesterday. I couldn't tell you were excited about this sale though. Bwahahahahahahahaha. How fun.

Awww on the babies. I linked you to Awww Mondays as usual.

Have a purrfect day you two. My very best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

Grace said...

That first photo is fabulous! And yes, your Mommy sends out the most beautiful packages and notes. I have saved mine!

Katie Isabella said...

Tell your momma congratulations of this exciting sale! I know that had to have been THE single most exciting thing ever! And your momma does beautiful work...that I know for certain as do you, Angel. Not ever forgetting you. And your momma does indeed wrap each package with a beautiful card and handwritten note I know my mom likes them so much, she saves them. She loves the wrapping and the ribbon too. xoxoxoxo

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is very impressive. How cool that she will wear them for her photo on her next book- what an honor. Congratulations! I am glad your Mom is back to beading with you both helping. XO

DancingMooney said...

Yay! Congratulations on such an awesome sale, and I'm so glad you've got your spark back too Sharla! Those kitties are doing a good job keeping you company! xoxo

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

We saw the news about the sale on FB yesterday and thought it was cool !
Can´t think of anything we stoped doing neither me or the mom-person. We don´t count Conrad in because he is to young to have stopped with anything *mol*

XOXO

The Florida Furkids said...

How exciting for you to have such an inspiring sale and YIPPPEEE for new beady goodies....are they in your shop?

The Florida Furkids

Patty Woodland said...

I know how beautiful your work is and she is lucky to have a piece of it for her own.

Austin Towers said...

That is very exciting! We are glad she has her mojo back! I think the human wants to check out your mom's work. She likes beady things!!!

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Very exciting indeed. I can see why she loves the earrings so because I also do They are all gorgeous.. Congratulations. I have a feeling that this will lead to many more happy sales..

The Army of Four said...

That is SO COOL! I remember how special Mom felt when she got a bracelet you two helped your mom make; it made us all very happy!
Way to get the mojo back!
Cammie!

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful photo shares and you are quite talented. Thank you for sharing.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

hay ewe gals...how total lee way kewl iz thiz !!! we iz buzzed happee for yur mom.... HOORAY ~~~~ ♥♥♥

messymimi said...

Hooray and congratulations! You cats are so good to be the snoopervisors, scritches to you both!

Memories for Life said...

What an exciting weekend! How cool to sell to someone famous!
And I'm glad to hear your mommy has her beading mojo back :) Loving the new designs!

Reeni Pisano said...

Hooray! That is so exciting! Glad you found your spark again - your creations are beautiful! I love your wrapping paper too. Hope you all have a wonderful week! Love, Moon xoxo

The Island Cats said...

How cool for your human! And we're glad it helped you find your beading spark again. We love your jewelry! :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

very exciting!
I'm glad the spark is back!

Lin said...

That is just so darn COOL! Congratulations on getting your name and jewelry out there to the rich and famous!!

I used to quilt when I was a SAHM. Now, I don't have (or make) the time anymore. I miss it. I think I need to make more of an effort to do so.

Kathe W. said...

very beautiful creations!

AntiquityTravelers said...

That is so fantastically cool! and that she will wear them for her next cover shoot?! pure awesomeness