Friday, June 25, 2010

Good News

I got a job!! Starting next spring, I'll be teaching a continuing education course at a local community college about how to start an etsy shop. I can't believe I found something that so perfectly combines two of the things I'm most passionate about (teaching + crafting). While I was in the process of pursuing this position, I took a temporary job setting up estate sales. But as it turns out, I really enjoy working estate sales, and I think I'll keep doing it even once I do start the new class in the spring. Both jobs are part-time, so I can easily do them together.

That's not all the good news I've got though! I'm also excited about debuting some of my terrariums at a craft show I'm doing tomorrow (well, technically it's today because I'm writing this in the wee hours trying to get sleepy). As you can see, I've got plenty of terrariums to spare.



But not all of these will be coming with me to the show. The only ones I'm taking are these small terrariums I made out of a vintage spice rack. It worked out perfectly, because I was able to clean the jars and turn them into terrariums PLUS they came with a cute little shelf ready to display. All I had to do was paint the wooden shelf and now I've got a fun little set of wonderlands to sell at our booth.





The show I'm doing is called The Alliday Show, and I'll be at the Tulsa Craft Mafia booth if you want to come say hello!

One final bit of good news is that I was lucky enough to win an amazing giveaway recently. I got two bars of AMAZING handmade soap, as well as a little wooden dish to keep them dry between uses from Posh Wash Soap. I can't even describe how wonderful the two scents I chose, lemongrass and sandalwood, smell in person, so I tried to do the next best thing and take a close-up photo of the bars. Can you smell it?



What good news do you have to share with the world?

23 comments:

Pili said...

Big congrats, Holly!!
I'm super happy to hear you can combine two of your passions in a job like that!

And those terrariums look so super cute! I'm sure the craft show will be a great success!

Have a great weekend!

Rose said...

Hey Holly! A big congrats on your new jobs. How awesome your running classes about starting an Etsy store! I would so come to one of your classes if I could, I would love to start an Etsy store, maybe one day I will :)
And wow, setting up estate sales? that means you can snatch up all the good stuff before anyone else even sees it!? how awesome!
I love your idea of using the spice jars as terrariums! Im sure they will be a hit at the craft show.

Rose

Christie Cottage said...

Congratulations on your newest parttime job and the estate sales sounds fun too!

Yout terrariums are cute! I hope you sell out!

Thanks for posting your winning soaps on your blog and thank you for entering the giveaway on my blog. I hope you'll stop by and ennter this week's giveaway too!

http://christiecottage.blogpsot.com

Leslie said...

Good deal! How exciting! Good luck at the craft show, sweet deal on the soap.

Estela said...

That is so awesome about the new job!!!! I'm also loving that they have a class about etsy!! Double awesome!
I'm also going to have to get a terrarium from you! Super adorable.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Holly I am super excited for both your new jobs, the sound perfect for you! And yay for winning soap, I love it! :D

Raven :) said...

That's great, Holly! Don't you just love good news?

I think you know my good news! KMOD baby! :D

JUST ME said...

Yay for teaching. That is awesome!!!

And I love those little grass bottles.

PS: I was just looking at your profile picture and realized you have a sweet tattoo on your arm that looks like vines...which is really something I've been wanting. A) is that true? and B) can you show us???

Amy Perrotti said...

Regarding your comment on my blog, let me say, you are nutty. Careful I might just draw a portrait of you as you described. he he. Just kidding. . . I think. You are very pretty and would make a lovely model. I'm just not particularly interested in the theme you suggested. :P

Congratulations on your Etsy class gig. Super cool!

I need to convo you. There is something I keep meaning to talk to you about.

audreyscountrycrafts said...

Congratulations on the jobs!! That's wonderful!
Hope the craft sale went really well :)

I BLEED PINK said...

Oh how exciting. That class sounds Amazing!!!

Renee said...

GIRLFRIEND!! First of all, I'm so excited about the Etsy course you're teaching! I can't wait to hear all about what the details! Sounds so interesting and fun!

I'm glad you enjoyed the lil present! I know it's totally random but I'm never going to use that stuff and you were the first person I thought of who might be able to put it to good use! Hope it works out for you!

Hope you're doing well! Have fun with those Estate Sales! :)

devonrose said...

That's so awesome, Holly! We are so happy for you, both jobs sound perfect! Those tiny terrariums are the cutest:)
xx

Jennifer Juniper said...

Those tiny terrariums are the cutest! The spice rack is a perfect display since they are made for it :)

Tuppence said...

What a great job for you to find! Congrats! And I love the spice jar terrariums.

Ink Obsession Designs said...

Holly!!! Congrats!!! That is HUGE news! I am so excited for you! I wish I lived in Tulsa. I would totally take your class! Yay!!! :)

Alexandra Gabriella Audrey said...

congrats for your new job, dear :) blogwalking and find yours here, nice blog!

JennTRC said...

whoa, both of your jobs sound awesome!
And that spice rack display is fabulous! Hope you sell lots Holly ;)

Kristin said...

What a cool job. Congrats!!

Megan said...

That teaching job sounds awesome! congrats!! :)

Rheea said...

It's been a while I checked on my dear buddy here and guess what, so many pieces of great news!! Congrats, Holly! You totally have everything to be excited about and I'm so happy for you!

The other day I was shopping at a new store in town and for the first time, I saw terrariums in Singapore.. very pretty ones. Of course I immediately thought of you. :) Pls keep us posted on your new jobs!

Rheea

cabin + cub said...

Congrats on the job... how perfect! Love how it integrates etsy! ;)

alexkeller said...

congrats on the job & hope you had a great fair - i want one of those lil' jars if you have any left ....but you probably don't- they are so fantastic!