Friday, September 26, 2008

September 26th, 2008

Ahhh- a day off. Nothing better, even if it did rain all day. Got my errands done, got to go to the thrift store and even got some sewing done. Made pumpkin ice cream, can't wait to try it. Also got a note from Irene, my dog purse lady and she got the bags and seems to like them. I'll keep an eye on the auction and see how they go. All in all a good day for me.
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

September 24th, 2008

Another beautiful weather day-and I am stuck working. Good note-I'm taking Thursday and Friday off so nice long weekend coming up. Plenty of time for crafting ahead! Speaking of crafts, Sunday was the Pumpkin Festival and we had our best craft day ever in our 1 year history. We were both very happy and excited to be there. Lots of good feed back and turns out we both have a fan base from last fall already. So encouraging to hear especially after such slow sales lately.
Also finally finished up with the dobie purse for my custom order. For some strange reason i was not getting Her emails so i thought she was upset about my lining mistake. Turns out she wasn't and I still can't figure out why all of a sudden her emails weren't showing up. Good thing I have a 2nd address to try. Hope I am not missing other emails. Anyway they are in the mail and i have been paid. Hope they do well on their auction. I will post the website once I see them up there. Here's a few pictures, I think they came out rather well. I even had a little lining material left to make 2 wallets and an ipod sock.

Friday, September 19, 2008

September 19th, 2008

Hurray for Friday-end of the work week! Well almost I do have to get up and come in to work on Saturday, only for a little while then I can boogie out of here.
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

Monday the 15th

What a beautiful day! Love this kind of weather. Took the dog for a nice long walk when I got home today to enjoy what little time we have left of summer. Hope everyone had a chance to spend at least a few minutes outside today!

September 14th 2008

Whew- tough weekend. Saturday was supposed to be Dog Days in Oxford which I was really looking forward to. I guess I didn't send in my application or she never got it somehow but they did not have us on the list and she had no space for us. So that was a bust. Then the Sunday show was not advertised well, no signs got put up so not a lot of traffic for us there. Beautiful location though and lots of cool stuff. I bought more than I sold. All for me -no gifts for anyone else :)

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

September News

OK- so I can't seem to get to this everyday, I admit it. Been very busy at work-no goof off time lately which I guess is a good thing for the company just not me! And at home-been sewing cutting and gluing like crazy to get ready for all the fairs I have scheduled this fall. So far I got canceled for last Saturday, too bad, I was looking forward to it. This weekend I will be at Oxford Dog Days on Saturday and on Sunday I will be in New Milford at the Merwinsville Etsy show. Hopefully the weather will hold this weekend for both shows.

Also have made a few sales on Etsy, so I think joining the Ct Etsy team has helped with exposure to my store-Thanks CT EtsyTeam! And people spread the word about custom jobs and I have 3 to do right now, couple more on the horizon I hear. So little by little the business is taking off. I guess slow is good for me right now as I don't always have the time to devote to it that I would like to. Been making witches for Halloween, they are so cool I may not be able to sell them. I might have to keep them, a problem of mine. I like what I make and usually can't duplicate so now what? They are all made from small scraps and old curtains and leftovers so no repeats here. Below is a picture of one, 2 more on the way.