Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Weekend Craft Show.

Imagine that this is the view that you have from your booth at the craft show? During the day, people were swimming and having picnics. Sailboats were slowly drifting by. What a fun time at a show and one that was a very succesful one also.
It is always fun to see the customers who have been shopping at your booth for several years, stop by and say hello and pick up a couple of things.
My booth happened to by next to two Etsy sellers.
had her soaps and purses with her and people really loved her soaps with a lighthouse or horse as the picture.
was also next to me and you would love her jewelry she makes. Could not resist buying one as a gift while I was there.
Love doing the shows, in spite of the sunburn, and look forward to the next show.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Love doing the craft shows and have great sales doing them but need some online sales also.
Etsy is just not bringing me any sales right now, so I have quit listing for a month and concentrating on my other shops.
My website needs some work and I wish I knew how to do websites so I could fix it and make it look better but I keep struggling with it.
Opened a Zibbet store.
Like the Zibbet store because it is easy to use for someone who is not good with computers. Had a sale there too.
Just opened an artfire store and working on that one too.
Having the stores not only helps you sell, hopefully, but also gives you a chance to meet some wonderful crafters and be amazed at the creative things that they make.
Are you expanding too?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mother's Day Mom. We had a lot of wonderful Mother's days together and we had a lot of fun celebrating them. It will be hard not to be able to do it again this year but I am sure you will know that I am thinking about you and wishing you a happy day and I know you are remembering all of those good times also.
We were lucky that we were able to have so many Mother's days together.
Happy Mother's Day to my Mother in Law, Ruby. We all miss you also. We often talk about sitting around your table and the good food that you fixed. We are sending Mother's day thoughts to you.
Happy Mother's Day to my step daughter. What a terrific Mom she has been. We are really proud of her and the way she has raised her son.
Happy Mother's day to my sister in law, Patty. She can be so proud of her children and a special moment for her son who gradutates from college while she is sitting there so proudly. I know that they will be thinking of her today.
Happy Mothers day to my sister in law, Beth, who managed to raise two twin boys and a daughter to adulthood and survived to tell about it. I know all three will be thinking of her tomorrow and sending her wishes.
Happy Mother's Day to my cousin. What a wonderful Mother she has been to raise two intelligent, talented and fun daughters and one awesome, outstanding granddaughter that we are so proud of.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there also and may you have a day filled with wonderful memories.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Spring may finally be here and it is time to get the garden ready.
Hours and hours walking behind that rototiller but it does such a good job on getting the ground ready.
Have been adding to the compost pile and that is ready to use now too.
The we haul sand from the pile and add that to our rows.
Now we are ready to plant. Can you promise me it is not going to frost anymore this spring.
I am a believer in companion planting. Don't know for sure it works but I do try to follow it.
For those that don't know what that is, some crops grow better not being next to each other. For example cucumbers and melons and squash can cross polinate if planted close to each other.
We heard long ago that putting human hair scraps around the edge of the garden will help keep the deer away. I have been trying it but I do think the deer nibbled on my sunflowers last year.
I do plant marigolds because they are supposed to repel pests. Don't know if it works but it makes some color in the garden to enjoy.
Will do updates on the garden with pictures once it starts growing and then we start thinking about do we freeze, dry or can the produce for next winter. That is what we don't nibble on in the garden fresh like tomatoes and peas.
It is worth every bit of work for the fresh, healthy food we get from the garden.