Monday, September 29, 2008


Look at this cute, cute fabric that I won in Melissa's giveaway over at My Half of the Brain. I said I could see this in one of my projects, and yes, I can, but which one??? I know first of all, a piece of it will be used in this as I promised to use all my fabrics and not horde some of them. We'll see.

It's only September, but I've been hard at work on Christmas items. My next craft show in October is a big one and it's where I preview my Christmas items. Don't you just love my little helper? She is why a lint brush is a mandatory item in my booth set up! (LOL)
This show is a BIG event and people travel quite a ways to attend. There are about 650 crafters and close to 50 food vendors. Lots and lots of tempting food. The crafters set up their booths in barns or the crafters who opt to go outside set up their little tents on the fairgrounds. Our barn is the Cherry Barn. We're next door to Miss Piggy (a/k/a the Swine Barn). While we do have a tent and do outside shows, we opt to go in the barns. In the last 6 years that we've been doing this show, it ALWAYS rains one of the days. ALWAYS. I'll let you know if this year finally breaks the cycle.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

First Show 2008

As promised, here's some pics of our first craft show for the 2008 season. I share booth/tent space with my parents and they do all the wooden things. My father saws, cuts, carves wood and my mother paints her little heart out.

The day started out a little cloudy, but our weathermen assured us there was only a 30% chance of rain late in the afternoon. So much for listening to the weathermen!

Around 2:00, the sky opened up and poured. The only good thing for us is that there was absolutely no wind. But after 45 minutes or so in the pouring rain, it was time to pack up and call it a day. It was a shame too as the crowd was great, everyone was having a good time, sales were more then we expected, and then Mother Nature arrived (LOL).

Friday, September 05, 2008


Sorry for running off and leaving everyone hanging. I'm gearing up for craft show season, which starts this weekend. So I've been finishing, pricing and packing until I'm worn out. Everything is all outdoor shows until November, so weather is very, very important to me right now (LOL). I'll be back next week with pics of the show. This one is held on the grounds of an historic house. The house has been undergoing extensive renovation and hopefully, all the work has been finished and the furnishings moved back in.

Your laugh for the day: I had two baby quilts that Madeline insisted on laying on, so I picked the quilts up and put them over the back of a wooden kitchen chair. Little Missy insisted those quilts were hers, so you can see her precariously balanced on the back of the wood kitchen chair to show me that she is going to get her way and shed on my quilts! In one picture, you can actually see her claws out because she's holding on for dear life -- what a nut!