Sunday, January 3, 2010

Starting the Year Off With a Blog...I Mean Bang!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Our trip to Mom's was tons of fun and we were sad to leave. My mom surprised me BIG TIME with this beautiful head band that she made for me:

Isn't that awesome?! I love it!

I've been thinking a lot about my goals for 2010 lately. I'm not one that's big on goals as a rule. lol But for some reason I've really been seriously setting up some goals for myself this year. I won't bore y'all with them all but there are a couple that involve the blog and I would love some feedback:

1. An idea came to me today that I'm really hoping will become something cool. Most of us crafty people have huge stashes of stuff we'll never even remember we have, much less use. (Maybe I'm the only one? lol) So today I got the idea of an artistic co-op. It would be a core (read: small) group of people that can pass along supplies that other people in the group might need for various projects they're working on (for instance: I'm in serious need of clock faces and gears, could be real or shaped paper/chipboard-it's driving me nuts that I can't find this! lol). You would pay postage obviously to send something to someone but other than that it would be free and it could be a way to share with one another and meet an artistic need without having to run to the store. :D We could start a Yahoo (type) group. What do you think?

2. I definitely want to do some more giveaways on the blog. Since money is an issue it would be mainly things that I make. Is that tacky? lol

3. I am currently involved in a circle journal swap with Gauche Alchemy but I really want to host my own circle journal swap this year. I would love to have people involved that have never done one before. This is a great way to share your work with other artists and to see their work up close. I would keep the group relatively small and would run a VERY tight ship in terms of things running smoothly and easily. lol Anyone out there interested in participating? I would also be interested in doing an ATC swap as well and would love to find some sort of swap where I could include those fabulous international artists I know!

4. And last be certainly not least, THE BACHELOR STARTS TOMORROW NIGHT! YIPPEE!!!!! lol So starting at some point this week (hopefully Tuesday) I'm going to post recaps of each episode in my own snarky type way. So heads up if you're not into the show you can skip that post. lol ;)

I think that's it! At least for Please feel free to give me some feedback on these ideas in your comments or e-mail me at justaddglitter @ Now, I'm off to try and catch up on some blog reading, its been forever! lol

To end with, here's a video of Toot taking a stroll at mom's house. She's just barely holding on so it won't be long now before she's off and running! By the way, she's a little cranky at the end because I made her walk back and forth a couple of time trying to get some good video. lol

Have a great day everyone!


Ann said...

Look at you--being all ambitious with your resolutions! Love it! Cute video of Toot, too! :D

MrsETaylor said...

What a sweet little snippet of Toot. Super cute. I love the idea of a coop and would love to be considered when it comes to fruition.

But most importantly the BACHELOR starts tomorrow night YAHOO!!!! Let's see if he stays a "gentleman" hehe

Toodles and have a great day Maggi

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

I am not a crafter, I just stalk your blog to see your awesome stuff! LOL
So, good luck with the crafting ideas, I'm sure you'll have no problems finding interested peeps.

I WILL be back on Tuesdays and I'll 'snark' it up with ya about the Bachelor. Can't wait!

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your idea of a "help each out with swapping stuff" right now....i take my stash to the children's hospital where brookie gets her surgeries so that they can have it for their craft area for the kids....but i'm open to your idea too!!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the headband your mama made...and brookie is sad that toot is she said she wants to give toot a hug!!!! how sweet is that????? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

That's Who I Am said...

I don't know much about the circle swap and would love to hear more cause I could be very interested! I am SUPER excited for the Bachelor tomorrow! Can't wait to watch it:) Love your headband your such a little cutie!!

Anonymous said...

I've never done a swap, I'd have to know more about it...but it could be fun!

YAH, toot is ON her way!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh way to go Maggie.

Hey I'm watching the Bachelor, but it's one you guys had last year I think ..It's slow coming to AUS!! So I'll skip over your comments on this one in case we get it too...then I'll have to come back and read them lol...I so wish I was up to date and could be snarky with you :o

I was mesmerized by the changing expressions on Toot's face, she's such a doll.

PetSugar said...

Omg Toot!! Only YOU could charm into watching a video of a baby learning to walk lol. She makes the funniest cutest faces! I can't take it, I just want to scoop her up.

Lemondrop Marie said...

GOOO TOOT! Oh wait, that probably is not going to be easy though, right?
Love your giveaway ideas, I giveaway things I make so I vote go ahead! I love the headband so cute! You should get her to make some for giveaways(where I enter the most!)
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Sweet Friend!

Happy New Year to you...I hope 2010 is full of dreams come true for you!

OMG! The hat your mom made is fabulous! Holy's so stunning and looks fabulous on you! I love your co-op idea, you are just so clever!!

Oh that Toot...I only wish the video was longer...she is just a living doll!

My friend, I want to say I'm sorry I've been a bit scarce...still trying to figure out how to fit 48 hours of stuff into a 24 hour day!

Love and hugs,

yyam said...

I love what your mom made you...
Your craft plans sound great too!
Happy New Year Maggi!

Denise said...

wow! that really is so cute. I love it.

happy 2010 gorgeous!

I am Denise Katipunera

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Maggi! Your headband is totally divine - I love it! Your video of little Toot is adorable.
I like your plans for 2010...the co-op sounds like a great idea, as does the circle journal swap. Hosting a giveaway from something that you've made is far from tacky - it's an excellent idea! Handmade all the way!
I'll be looking forward to reading about your progress on all fronts.
Take care ~ Theresa

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Toot is so cute!:-) Poor little thing, she, probably got a little tired after all this walking.What a beautiful headband your Mom made for you, you look so beuatiful in it! It reminded me a little of one of my favorite ballet "Swans Lake". Well, you are, most certainly, so far eahead with your New Years resolution - I stil didn't manage to come up with it. I think yours is fantastic !:-)

laterg8r said...

maggi, would love to be in the circle journal :D

love the idea of an artist swap group - i have some gears i could send you, let me know if you are still in need :D

giving away things you made isn't tacky, it's awesome (i've seen the cool stuff you make) and if someone doesn't want it then they won't sign up for the giveaway :D

Anonymous said...

Maggi, love your new headband! You look so cute sporting it! And no, it's not tacky to do a give away for things you make! That's the best ever! Glad you had a good time at your mom's!

BananaStamper said...

Fabulous toot video! She has the biggest most beautiful eyes ever! (Well, maybe except for my boys lol!) Love your idea of swapping stuff!
shanna :)

Treacle said...

That is a gorgeous headband! I wish I was crafty. :-)

Confessions of Lingerie Addict

Carmen said...

I'll say it again. Your Mum ROCKS! Very cool headband.

You just know that whatever you come up with for your international swap, I'm def on board if you'll have me ;)

Toot is so cuuuuute. You'll know it now - she'll be climbing next! Mwahahahahhar!

Btw - thanks for your name suggestions - I think it actually WAS Bertha Mum used to call her moped not Bertie. As soon as I read it I thought THAT was it. She did make us laugh.

Miss Go Lightly said...

Awe, toot is so adorable! Great video of her! enjoy these last moments of her not running around yet, because once she takes off, she will give you a run for your money ;)

Jackie said...

I love the headband Maggi, you look fabulous :)

Lisa J. said...

Awe Toot is so cute taking those steps. Boy does time fly! Can't wait to read your opinion of the Bachelor this year! Hope your New Year is starting off great!