Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Not so good for one of my very dearest friends who has just found out she has breast cancer. I'll be pulling some strings with God if I can on this one, if there is such a thing. I know some very good people in heaven, maybe they can help her out. She doesn't deserve this, she just retired last week, she didn't even get to enjoy one single day of retirement . Life is just not very fair.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
On a good note- I think I am all set for Sunday, Pumpkin Festival day. I hope we do well, keeping my fingers crossed. I have been working on decorations for our booth and our sign. I think Ihave enough stock made to sell, lots of purses and Halloween stuff ready to go. After this show I'll have to start working on Christmas stuff. We have a couple more fairs scheduled, Heart and Home in Seymour, Whisconier School in Brookfield and a couple of dates at AT&T buildings. Might be able to squeeze in some more, depends on sales at my free time.
More beautiful weather this week, love this time of year. Smells good, sleeping is great and the garden is still blooming. Tom pulled all the tomato plants this week though, a sad day. I am going to miss my Staurday night pizzas made with fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic. I may get another 2 weeks out of the ones he has left but after that its backed to our canned ones. Almost as good as fresh but never quite the same.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Hoping that the Pumpkin Festival works out for me-sometimes discouraging when sales are slow.
On a good note I hit the Monroe Historical Society's Textile sale Saturday. Got lots of good bargains and cool fabrics, stocked up for more totes and purses. Love that sale, so many good bargains.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Made a pie when I got home-delish.
And on to my other subject for tonight, the Ct Etsy team. So far a great bunch of people and we have already gone to one fair together and I signed up for another next week. Good exposure and good people. Couple of places you can go and see all the members and their shops.
Friday, August 15, 2008
So I went and did the Newtown Farmers Market this past Tuesday in Newtown, neat venue. I like the type of people that go to something like that, they are friendly and most brought their own cloth bags to shop! Good for the enviroment, good for me. Means maybe they will buy some bags of mine! Did OK sales wise, made my fee back and enough to pay Meta(my youngest little darling) for helping me all day and a little for me. It was fun hanging out with her, haven't spent much time with her this summer. She is excited about Rhode Island, she still loves going. I also had the oppurtunity to meet some fellow Etsy sellers. It's always good to be able to put a face tot he name. Here's some pictures of my booth nad others from the market.
art yarn from the crafty scientist
crafty scientist's skull pillow and sushi lunch bag. She had about 8 differerent skull patterns in this pillow. She did an excellent job piecing it out.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I like sewing better-the machine does not talk back or call in sick. Once in a while it will break a needle in protest but otherwise works well with me. Someday soon I hope to be able to devote way more of my time to sewing, crafting and creating. Speaking of which, since I signed on to the CT Etsy team I am being invited to all kinds of cool markets and fairs. I just know I don't have enough inventory to do them all along with all the ones I had signed up for the fall already. Geez what to do. Guess I will make as much as I can and see what happens. I am real excited about the farmers market, sounds like it could be good. Keep my fingers crossed. OK got to go back to work
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I am scheduled for a show in September all around animals. It is to raise money for the Oxford Dog pound and maybe I'll make a bunch of dog/cat themed purses. Denim bags with animals or paw print linings. Could lead to something here. Just what I need, another idea. Those I have plenty of-it's time I lack. Oh well.
All for now-back to work
Monday, July 28, 2008
On the craft side of things I have been plugging along. Been making some more grocery bags and a coupe of purses. I have to get my winter stock up for all the fairs I have scheduled in the fall. Plus for some strange reason I said yes to photographing a friends wedding in October-what was I thinking? I joined the Etsy street team in Connecticut. I think that will work out well for me. They are going to be at a couple of farmers markets , one in Newtown and one in Monroe. Should be good exposure for me and its cheap and only a couple of hours in the afternoon. Just have to see if I can swing it with my work schedule, August is going to be crazy around here with vacations and this new call out schedule. work lately has become very stressful. Been here 29 years and never been this concerned about our future, seems like those in charge don't really know how to run this business. But no one ever asks those of us that do the day to day dirty work. So I just say OK all day long, no matter what they ask us to do. Doesn't mean I'll do it but they are happy. So tomorrow I'll put some pictures up of some of my new stuff. And maybe of the baby birds I knocked out of the nest while gardening Saturday. I did rescue them and they seem fine now.
PS-I do have some photos with me as it turns out. Below is a tea "wallet" I came up. No pattern just started folding material until I got what I wanted. This folds into a small sqaure with a button and loop closure to carry tea/condiments in your purse. The other is a small bag I made from a pant leg and some adorable bee material I picked up-just had to have those bees!