Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ct Etsy Team and vacation updates

Ok-back from vacation and right back into the work mode. Had a great time as always, I think I have the best family in the world. We had wonderful weather and a really good time. Started a few new family vacation traditions and certainly carried out the old family traditions. Looking forward to next years reality bike tours and blueberry picking, our 2 new traditions. Here we are off to find the blueberries.

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

YES!-Vacation tomorrow

Finally We can go to the beach! Looking forward to it this year like crazy, work has got me dragging. Too many changes, too many stupid things we now have to do. It will be great to get away and hang out with the family. Going to our usual spot, Beach in Rhode Island. Nothing new, nothing fancy but we do enjoy it. Love hanging out with the kids and their friends for the week.
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.
My reusable grocery bags

My gourd birdhouses

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

Dreary Wednesday

Oy-what a start to the day-raining, foggy and back to work. Had trouble getting everyone launched this morning-too many problems for 1st thing in the morning. In case you don't know I am a splicing/construction supervisor at a public utility company. Been here a long time and have always loved what I do but lately......
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

Off to the roller coasters today

Taking a half day today to go to the amusement park. We try to go at least once a year somewhere, Tom and Meta love rides. Meta will probably want to go on that bungee jump again-I don't think I would like that one. It will be fun though nice weather and not at work. I had listed a desk on Freecycle and I have my web site on my signature of all my emails. I got a reply about the desk and she looked at my site and I may have a custom order out of the deal. So promoting does work just have to be patient. I do like custom jobs, they are fun to work with people and be able to give them what they want. I finished one of my custom Doberman bags finally last night. The belt buckle she sent me is so heavy I had a heck of a time making it look right. It kept hanging down and pulling the front of the purse down. Think I got it figured out now. So off soon to have fun.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Back to the work grind

Drat, it's Monday, back to work. No fun here anymore, wish I could just sew all week instead. Ah maybe someday soon, but better be careful I don't wish my life away. The weekend was good though even if I did get bit by a wasp and my wrist is very sore and swollen. Minor problem. I did get my cement planters made and a bunch of gourds cleaned. I figure they would be good for the farmers market. Maybe. We'll see. Still struggling with the damn belt on my Doberman bag, can't seem to make it look right. The buckle is so heavy it drags the belt down, doesn't look so good. I'll figure it out eventually. The purse looks cute though with the patch and the inside fabric. Will post a picture when they are all done, I still have one more to do. Well back to the grind
See ya

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Beautiful Sunday

Today is absolutely gorgeous outside. I love summer days like this. So far I have already walked the dog, weeded some and made 3 hypertufa planters (must be the Italian in me-I like mixing cement). Tom and I just had lunch outside with the flies though, why is it this time of year they are so awful? Chased me back in the house to do this. Not sure what to do next, I think I may clean some gourds and get them ready for crafting. I have so many shows scheduled I really need to bulk up my inventory and be ready. I especially think the gourds might do well at the farmers market I am scheduled for next week. Or hate to do this though on such a nice day, I could go and sew my custom orders I need to do. Maybe I'll wait till tonight to go in the basement. Yeah-nee to go back outside
See Ya