Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The marathon weekend of open houses and trunk shows behind me, I look at the last Christmas gift that I am working on...sitting there on the couch, beckoning me to finish it. Argh! And the knitting...going so slow. I hate the yarn I am using. It's too thick for the needles, but it will make a fabulously warm pair of slippers. I still have two orders to fill from the trunk show. Thank goodness they are easy things that make up fast.
I have discovered something though...if one crochets for too long, one starts to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Yikes! That awful feeling in your arm, right above your wrist. It feels like your tendons are screaming out "Stop the madness!" Well, that is where I am at this moment. Thank goodness that knitting doesn't use the same motions. I sold out of a lot of items at both events that now I have a bunch of catching up to do. Well, I have the warmer months for catch up. But still, that is a lot of crocheting and knitting. I feel very blessed to have sold a lot of items between public shows and Etsy. I made over $300 between the two shows. That should do nicely for our trip to Italy. Yeah, I decided that all my proceeds from these events will go into savings for our trip in September.
BEBPA, one of the other organizations I work for, is hosting it's second conference in Rome! I am so excited. Dennis and I will be spending three weeks over there. Exploring, attending Formula 1 races, shopping. Can't forget about shopping. See why I need to save every penny I can? I am really hoping and praying that I can get us some tickets to the F1 race. Pray for us and cross your fingers.
Well, I hope that this hectic season finds you all well. Take care and God bless!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
With Christmas coming up, Michelle's store, A la Main (by the hand in French) is a great place to find unique Holiday decor. Like Michelle said, "Bring some Christmas cheer into your home without letting the cold air in with it!" I have already ordered my first vase. Get these unique creations as a gift for yourself or someone else.
Ok, where is this great store you ask? Here is the address: www.alamain.etsy.com. Go there, check out all the great items. She is still working on the store and adding new items, so be sure to check back frequently to see new stuff.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Ok, enough of politics...Christmas is on the way. Sadly, I won't be buying a tree this year. We will be celebrating Christmas in Vancouver, Wa this year, so no tree for us. Sadly Daisy will be spending the Holiday in the doggy hotel. Sad. I wish we could take her with, but we are flying up north and on Christmas Eve no less!
I guess I should try to get my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving to avoid the mass craziness of the malls. I think I might order a lot on line. That would make it way easier.
Other news, my parents sold their house, moved into their new one and disconnected their old number. I can't believe how fast this all went. I am happy for them and some what sad. Maybe it's the clouds that are adding to it...who knows. But, I will be preparing Thanksgiving dinner at their new place this year. That should be fun. Daisy just all of the sudden jumped up here to say hello.
Well, that about sums up everything right now. Not a whole lot going on right now since I am trying to recover from my cold. I had it two weeks ago and then it came back on me with such a force. Now I am just trying to get over it so I can attend the Causeway Classic and cheer for Davis to crush Sac State.
I hope that this fall season finds you all well. Take care and I shall right again.
Monday, October 20, 2008
With fall weather coming closer and closer each day and Christmas too for that matter, I have been diligent about posting new items for sale that will hopefully catch the eye of some buyer either for themselves or for someone they know.
With each item I put up, I think that it will be popular and a great item. Yet what I think would be a great hit and what the public thinks are two totally different ideas. Like my flower pins for example. Affordable and cute, yet I only sold two at the flea market and haven't moved one on Etsy. Interesting. Oh well, I still really like them and will continue to sell them and make them.
I have three pairs of fabulous mittens up. Here is the interesting thing...the orange mittens have had more hits then the fuschia ones. I have more yarn for mittens, so I will be adding more colors as soon as I finish two orders for Christmas. I will be adding cranberry, pink, grey, teal and lime.
I know that with Christmas creeping up on us and with the economy the way that is, I am hoping that people will be shopping for their friends and loved ones on my site. It's fashionable, heart felt and affordable. So we shall see. I have posted some pictures on here of some of the recent additions to Daisy Girl Creations.
More items to be posted to Daisy Girl Creations shortly. Next, I will be adding some more felted bucket hats. Wonderfully soft and wonderfully warm!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The hat below here, is cream colored and crocheted in wool yarn with multiple leaves stitched on. I thought it would be fun to photograph these hats with my new pumpkins. I suppose it helps to convey that it is fall.
I hope that you enjoy these hats. I hope that they find a good home. I can make these hats in other colors and the leaves too. The leaves in the above picture here, I made. You can see these hats and more at Daisy Girl Creations.
This is a pumpkin that I had hot glued grosgain ribbon on.
This pumpkins have been turned into tea light holders.
Well, I hope that you enjoyed my fall hats and a few of my favorite fall decorations. Thanks for reading!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Yes, that is a picture of me after I made my first sale at the flea market. I have sold items on my Etsy page before, but this was the first sale to take place in the physical world. I am excited and look forward to updating my Etsy page and updating my blog.