When Zazzle began introducing their new home decor products (like this round wall clock), I immediately thought about making gifts with hydrangea flower images on them. Then I got side-tracked, as so often happens, and I forgot about my plans.
Just last week I came across some round images I had made by playing with the kaleidoscope effects in my graphics program, and I thought – make some clocks! I had already made a bunch of kaleidoscope dartboards with the images, and the same colorful designs would make interesting backgrounds for the clock products.
From there, I gravitated to the flower section of my images and the clock pictured here was born! I added a template for easy personalization, just in case. Spring is the time to think of gifts for gardeners and especially if it’s in time for her birthday!
One of the new items available through our BlueHyd store is the aluminum water bottle. Zazzle just recently added this product and it comes in two sizes.
Personally, I think it a bit pricey. Zazzle is based in California where things tend to be (just a bit) expensive, so they might think that paying close to $30 for a thermos to carry water is pretty average.
I live in the northeast, and things are quite expensive here as well, but there are many cheaper options to keep from being thirsty.
However, where could you find such a beautiful, hydrangea decorated bottle as the one shown??? If you truly want a bottle that is very unique and can be personalized (not this one, but some) I have them – or will soon.
My online journey began back in 2007 when life circumstances demanded I find a way to earn some income – any income would be of benefit. At the time I had a 10 year old son to care for and a 19 year old daughter in college who also lived with me. This is when I found Zazzle and began my journey into graphic design.
Once I began to sell products, blogging was the next best option. Selling meant finding the right customers so I began my Seashells by Millhill blog. A little later on I began to blog about the hydrangea photos I had taken and made products to sell with those images.
Gardening has always been a favorite pastime, so including my adventures in growing flowers and vegetables was the natural next step. I loved sharing my New Hampshire life with readers here on Hydrangeas Blue and on my New England’s Narrow Road blog.
Then life moved on and took me with it. This time I headed back down to Florida where I could afford to live on my meager income. My 18 year old son wanted to go to college there and my other son lived there as well. We pooled our resources and got a house.
I’m not happy about being back in the south, and my gardening experiences are not much fun, but I do still like to blog. Now I am experimenting with growing vegetables in a hot climate.
This blog is a work in progress, written by a nomad (with 2 black cats) who never really knows for sure where life will take her next. Thanks for reading.