Facebook Instagram - Mandy Saile Instagram - WhirlInCircles Behance Behance Pintrest www.MandySaile.com Email

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In The Works

I've been wanting to make a new batch of my bird necklaces/ornaments for a long while now!
It might be a small batch of only 20 or 30 but I am finally getting to them and it feels good.
They are unique and quirky little pieces for the whimsy-filled colour loving souls out there.

My first batch was mostly given away to family and friends as gifts.
My second batch sold out quickly in local stores and sales.
This new batch will be for sale in my shop & I'll do a blog giveaway as well.
I'll give you a heads up as to when they'll be hitting the shop.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Felt Rabbits & Stars Now In My Store

I've started listing my lovely felt rabbits and felt stars in my Etsy shop.
They are great little whimsical ornaments to hang in any room, from a bag or even in your car.
Do hop on over & grab one or two before they are all gone.
They are all one of a kind, handmade by yours truly & filled with good rabbity mojo.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Zooooommmmmmm Zoom Zoom

What else can I say...
...A picture is worth a thousand words...(even if a smidge blurry!) Ha ha.

Friday, July 12, 2013


Everyone meet
She is extremely wealthy (family money if you must know).
She has a huge palatial burrow on the banks of the Tuscan sea.
Marble floors, fountains galore, an army of servants (all of whom love working for her I must add).
She is super proud of her several huge conservatories which play host and safe have to
endangered tropical plants, iguanas and butterflies.
She considers herself an amateur botanist & a great lover and supporter of nature.
Her family line goes way back in history, to Florence Italy, to be exact.
Her ancestors came up with and ran the very first ever gondola service.
The business was passed along to all the youngest buns in the very large family,
each generation proudly holding to their Italian roots and making the business better &
more profitable than the next.
Which is wonderful because the more money Fiarella has, the more she works to expand her
conservatories and the more butterflies and iguanas she can help save.
Isn't' she a stoic old dear after your own heart.
If you were to imagine the kind of artwork Fiarella has hanging on her burrow walls,
what kind of paintings do you imagine???

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Sweet Things are the BIG Things

It's so often the small sweet things in life
that end up feeling like the really big important stuff.
Like coming in from the kitchen to find your honey fast asleep with your bunny.
(They were both fast asleep like this for 30 minutes, ha ha)
 Happy Heart Sigh.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shop Update

The bunnies are upstairs all quietly napping & staying cool with their army of fans.
So I've been able to sneak away and spend the afternoon in my cool basement studio,
happily updating, fine tuning & beautifying
My super colourful Etsy shop
I hope you can come check things out.
And if you have time, let me know what your favorite item/s is?
I'd love to hear from you.

Monday, July 8, 2013


Sometimes it's hard to feel like the world isn't trying to tangle you up on purpose!
Sometimes it's difficult to stay calm when you feel like your in such a mess &
the way out to a clear path is completely eluding you!
I feel like I am in that tangled mess right now even though in the grand scheme its a minuet problem.
My beautiful website has been hacked and my site provider took my site down completely.
All files are considered corrupted and have to be uploaded again, etc
and even more annoyingly, my email has been frozen until whatever the problem is can be fixed!!!
(so if you email me, I am not ignoring you)
Yet I can't fix anything right now, I have to wait & in the meantime I sit here and
wonder what long awaited opportunities I could be missing out on with my website not being up!!!
I don't think my website has been down for more than 24 hours in the last 15 years or more!
I so often just don't get people out there in the world...
Including hackers running amuck creating problems for good people & for what reason?
I feel like screaming.
Running a creative business is hard enough.
We creative entrepreneurs juggle 20 different facets of a business all on our own.
On top of single handedly making the goods, from our hearts & soul.
We almost 24/7 think & deal with the insurmountable task of getting those goods out to a world
with a million different wants, tastes, needs & quirks.
We keep going even when our rejection piles are way way bigger than our acceptance piles.
We are tenacious enough to keep toiling away even when migraines attack mercilessly &
continually drag us back 2 steps for every 1 we take forward.
We run against millions of other talented folks out there running business's too at the same time...
THEN we have to throw hackers into it!
(my Etsy Shop is just fine though, so do order a print or two to cheer yourself up & me too, ha ha!!!)
P.S. As of Wednesday evening EVERYTHING IS NOW FIXED....PHEW!
Thanks oodles to my site host who acted quickly and to my honey who came to my rescue as always.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

SomeBunny's Watching

We have a secret little ramp behind our living room couch
so that the rabbits can watch the world pass by through their very own window.

It sure does do the heart good to come home and to pull into the driveway
to see one of our babes precious faces there in the window waiting for us.