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Dolls, prints, and panties for the Buffalo Indie Market

I have been very busy working on so many things for the Buffalo Indie market on February 6, 2010. I am finally finished with all the goodies and photographed them as well. 

Most of my items have a Valentines theme because that is the focus of the Indie market. I screen printed panties and tops with my 'Droopy Heart' logo. They can be worn as a set or as separates. 

I also had 4x6 inch fine art prints made of my artwork. I used the company iprintfromhome and was very satisfied.

I made about 12 'Droopy Heart Rag Dolls' which are all one of a kind with hand painted faces. All have a droopy heart and are named.

I also screen printed cards that will be perfect for Valentine's Day. I will have some original artwork as well with me. 

Candle lit for Louise

I lit a virtual candle for my little girlie ferret Louise that I lost on Tuesday. 
To see it click here

You can light a candle for that special pet that is no longer with you too. 

My little girlie ferret is in heaven now

Yesterday my husband and I had to put our little white ferret to rest. We miss her so much. She was our 'little girlie' for 7 years and was such a sweet heart. 

She was very sick. She had adrenal disease, but was doing fine with it. She started to get very skinny about 2 weeks ago, but was still eating and drinking and was still playing all around. 

On Monday night I noticed that she couldn't walk. She also seemed very out of it. I knew that she was sick. I thought that she had a cold. I held her the whole night. 
My dog 'Puppy' even knew something was wrong because she kept going up to her. Puppy was very uneasy. Dogs are so smart that way. 

My husband and I took her to vet the next morning because she started having seizers in my arms. The vet said that she was in a coma and they believed that she was diabetic. She wasn't responsive, so we had to make the choice to put her to rest. We didn't want her to suffer. 

I was very upsetting for us. We both cried so much. She was apart of our little family for 7 years. We are going to bury her at my parents house back in Buffalo with all our family pets that have pasted. 

We are now just trying to keep her sister from being lonely by holding her all the time. We had her out with us on the couch all last night until we went to bed. My husband put a stuffed animal (one that is ferret safe) in the cage with her so she didn't have to sleep alone. He wanted her sleeping in the bed with us, but I had to say no to that one. =(

It is so hard to say goodbye to a pet because they are not just pets, they are family. Now she is in heaven with all our other family pets. She was our 'little girlie' and she will be missed. 

Iprintfromhome Prints came in!

They are finally here!

I ordered some test prints from iprintfromhome a few days ago and have been waiting for them in excitement. I ordered some 4x6 inch prints at $.30 each and two 8x10 inch prints at $2.00 each. I used my 'Thank you dollars' so I didn't pay anything. 
*more on 'Thank you dollars' later.

I chose to order these on lustre kodak paper which is a combination of glossy and matte paper. I usually do all my prints at home on matte paper, but I wanted to see how the lustre would turn out. The lustre finish has a slight gloss tint to it, but doesn't look like a photograph in the turns of gloss. I didn't order any in matte, so I cannot compare. 

Finished Product
The 4x6 inch prints came out so lovely. I compared them to the prints I do at home, and besides from the lustre finish, they are very similar. The prints came out clear and very vibrant.

Before I ordered, I touched up the image on my computer and brightened the colors up a lot. I notice that prints no matter where you print them from always come out darker, so brightening the colors up before ordering is a must. 

The 8x10 inch print were kind of disappointing to me. They came out on the same lovely lustre paper and had great colors, but were very blurry and pixelated. This I do not believe was the printers fault, but mine for not having the correct resolution or something. I am not to sure what happened there. 
I did email them late last night,  about how to fix the pixels, and am waiting a response. 

My Recommendation
Over all I am very pleased with the prints and will order more 4x6 inch prints from them. The 8x10 inch, I need to fix the pixels before I order anymore. 

Oh and another plus for me is that iprintfromhome is located in Buffalo, NY (my hometown) so I am supporting my local business. 

Thank Your Dollars
*Now back to the 'Thank you dollars'
So the best part of the whole order was that I used my 'thank you dollars' promotion. 
If you are referred to iprintfromhome by a friend, you get a $10:00 credit to your new account. I used this credit to order all these prints which was great so I could test the prints before ordering a large amount. 

*To get your $10:00 credit in 'Thank you dollars' 
Sign in as a new member and enter "TWEET - referrer's name" in the registration box when you create your account.  
So for example if I refer you it would look like this ( Tweet- juliafinucane ). Hopefully if you are reading about this promotion here, you would be kind enough to put my name as shown above =)
Once that is done, they will then deposit $10:00 into your account.

I will be at the Buffalo Indie Market

I will be participating in the Buffalo Indie Market on Feb. 6, 2010. I will have a table along with many talented artist and crafters from the Buffalo area. This market is very close to Valentine's Day so stop by and shop handmade for that special someone.
The market will be in a new location at Juniper restaurant on Elmwood Ave. It runs from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

I am so excited to be apart of such a great market. I wanted to do this show in the past, but I was always away from Buffalo on the dates. This will be my first Buffalo Indie market and look forward to meeting many new people.

I will be selling my original art, art prints, rag dolls, clothing and other goodies at the show. 

Please stop by, say hi, and shop if you are in the Buffalo, NY area.