Wow, I cannot believe its been that long since I've written a post! I am terrible! Actually, I've been trying out Facebook, which has proven to be quite the waste! I really need to get back into the habit of doing my blog once more.
Business is running well! It was so busy during the holidays, that I barely got to sleep! between Spirit Gem and Oddball, I was working 15-17 hour days just to try and catch up with orders. It was AWESOME! I thank you so much for all the orders, and I really hope you enjoyed your little treasures!
Unfortunately because I was so busy, I didn't have much time to keep up with my gem tree stock. My forest was cleared out of trees! But not to worry, I have lots of new bases on hand to create some wonderful gem trees! I'll try to add a bunch of bigger trees, although I really enjoy doing petite trees! They have the best shapes possible, at least in my opinion. I am adding a petite one as well, as my entry level tree. If you're not able to afford a larger piece, or are unsure of where to put it, the TINY tree will work great! Here's a photo:
Let's see. I had a really gorgeous Rose Quartz on Rose Quartz gem tree to list... except my new kitty, Dee Dee, decided it was hers! She had quite the adventure with nearly being killed in a high kill shelter in North Carolina. Before that, she was definitely abused and neglected by the former owner. Once she was rescued from the shelter, she spent a few weeks at a foster and then she was flown to me in Minnesota. Unfortunately the day I picked her up, I had a terrible kidney stone and stopped with her by my side, to the ER for treatment. She was the first kitty they ever had in the ER! Needless to say, the poor baby had been through quite a bit in her short life, She was as cool as a cucumber, thankfully! The Rose Quartz really helped her get over her traumas and fears quickly. I cannot say enough for crystal healing for animals! This was Dee Dee's choice to pick the tree. She had ignored others, but the second she saw this one, she reached out to it. I don't think this one will ever go on sale, but I will make another one to sell! (provided she also doesn't steal that one, lol)
We ended up having to postpone the move to our house in South Dakota until spring, although from the looks of it, its going to be end of February/early March. We are both so incredibly bummed, but the timing wasn't right to move. The house required a few major pieces before it could be lived in, which we are still working on. We'll get there, though! I really hope my business does even better once I make the move to rock land!
I'm playing with the idea of changing the business name from Spirit Gem Designs to Mini Badlands. The area around our house is called that, and I would love to have a name that comes from the land, because I want to be part of it. I want to add other products too, although they may not be in gemstone form. I have grown very addicted to weaving, and am playing with the idea of adding some bags and rugs to the mix. I'm making woven cat blankets for sale over at Oddball. But, I'm not sure. I don't think I can manage three stores, but I also don't want to cloud the trees with something completely unrelated. We'll see what happens!
I think that's it for now. I just wanted to check in, make sure people know things are going GREAT!, and apologize for the absence. I think I'm going to skip further Facebook posts and just blog. They may not be big posts at times, but at least they'll be pretty pictures! I'll see what I can do about adding more stuff to the website too. I will be busy in the coming days getting the Oddball Cat Toys website and blog up, the business has grown to the point it needs it! I'm very happy about that. :-)
Anyways, happy Thursday, and stay warm!