noodle and lou

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a few things that make me happy...

1. friends and their awesome support
2. making halloween goodies
3. birthday cake
4. hydrangeas
5. "happy nienie day" doll arrived in Utah
thanks to SWEET Barbara:)
6. the best birthday gift ever made
by my favorite 8 year old son Jake:)
7. birthday baubles
9. "follow your dreams" collage
made by my mom!

Thanks so much for the super sweet birthday wishes you guys! I truly had the most fabulous birthday ever...really SO fun. I think I should turn 36 every year!!! As soon as I snap some pictures of all my goodies, I will be sharing them with you.

I'm really not sure where the time is going. (yoooo hooooo...where are you!?) Is it just because it's that time of year? When school is back and the holidays are sneaking up (at a scary fast pace)? I've been scrambling to finish orders. Don't worry...scrambling is a good thing when it comes to my job! I'm not complaining AT ALL! I have lots of guilt when I make you wait though. You are all so sweet and patient with me. I LOVE YOU!! Christmas orders have been put on a teeny back burner until I can get the Halloween ones all finished up. Which MUST be done this week. You heard it here folks;)

It was really fun to have my Mom here this past week. She spent ALOT of time in my studio with me. Talking to me and watching me while I worked. I LOVED the company!! Thanks Mom!! She also played some too! She made the cutest clay cake for me and that SUPER cute collage up there in my photos and a magnet! I hope you keep making fun stuff when you get back home Mom! You deserve it!!

The NieNie Benefit Sale has been such a HUGE success! Morgan...aka the superwoman hostess of this sale...deserves all of our hugs and tons of applause for taking on this MAMMOTH job. Thank you so much Morgan and to all of you that bought treats from the sale! There will be 1 more day of posts...Tuesday Sept. 30, 7:00 pm PST. I'm so grateful to those of you who bought my paintings and prints that were part of the sale too. yippppeeeeeee!!

happy monday night to YOU!


Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

You've been busy! Can't wait to see the new stuff! You inspire me to create! :)

Elma said...

Love the painting lets gather together!! Sounds like you had a great time with your mother and a wonderful birthday. What a nice gift from Jake. I can't wait to see what you are making next! Have a great night.

Fantastic Figments said...

That is so great that you had your mom there to keep you company. To me that is the best. One time my mom who is a 'one stroke paint' junkie took me to one of her classes and we had the best time! And I love that little charm bracelet you posted. Oh and one more thing.. I don't know if it is just my browser but you music play list juts out and cuts off your posts so I can't read the full thing. Could be my browser but if not I wouldn't want you to be unaware.

So happy you are busy, but make sure you take the time to enjoy the little things and this wonderful time of year.


LuLu said...

Bonjour again Jenn! It is so good to read about you again! Can't wait to see what you have been up to art-wise and come on, show us pics of all these gifts you have been showered with! Take care, LuLu xxx

michelle said...

Love your new creatios, especially the witchy girl! Sounds like such a fun day with your mom. Glad you had a good birthday! Hey we are the same age now-well for a few more weeks at least!

bLu eYd YoGi said...

ok~ am i slow? did we already discuss the fact that i am from utah? you are in utah...yes? and the nie nie sale...just read about her last week...what a beautiful blog! and what a heartbreaking tragedy! is she your friend? that is such a great thing~ all these people coming together to help~
take care!

Jenn said...

Hi Erica! No...I'm not in Utah, (I'm in Chicago) and I don't know Stephanie. But, I took part in an auction to benefit NieNie a few weeks back. I auctioned off this doll I made especially for the occasion. A dear friend won her with an awesome winning bid and turned around and mailed her off to live with Stephanie and her family. The NieNie Day doll just arrived in Utah last week and I'm so excited about it! I had to thank my sweet customer Barbara again:) She is the BEST:):)


Carmen said...

So glad you had a happy day!

Nancy said...

OK, first of all...I really thought you had turned 25 on your birthday because someone left a comment above mine wishing you a happy 25th! I just thought you decided to start a family at a really young age. DOH!

But you can STILL eat more cake at 36 then you can in 10 years...just take my word for it. ;-)

I love your heart bracelet and the collage your Mom made for you, but my favorite piece is the fantastic work of art made by your son....he is a very talented guy! The singing star fish makes me smile!

Jenn said...

heeeeeeheee Nancy!
and I did eat quite a bit of cake...more than anyone at any age should eat;);)!!!
I'll tell Jake how much you loved his art...he will be so excited!! Thank you:):)


Danita said...

I'm like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland (I'm late, I'm late!) but HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAYYYYY TO YOUUUUU (Better late than never). I hope you had a wonderful time!!!