Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spring Fling

What a beautiful weekend we had here in Ohio! It's back to raining every day, but at least it's warm.

So I spent last Friday and Saturday at a Craft Fair/Flea Market at the shop I'm going to be consigning at. It was a looong two days, but I met some great people and it was a chance to see what the world outside my home thinks of my work. : )

I didn't have many sales, but the two ladies that stopped by and loved my designs because they decorate prim made my day! This was my table on Friday. I switched it up a bit and had more sample bowls and less options on the table on Saturday.

I try and think positive, so the positive side is that I have lots of product to set up in the shop when my consignment booth starts June 1st.

I met some great consultants from Scentsy, Pampered Chef, and Thirty-One. Have you heard of Thirty-One? I just found their adorable purses and I think I might become a consultant when the hiring freeze is up in the Fall! Yep, like I need one more thing to do, lol.

Allison from Yellowbird Yarn, who I blogged about here, stopped by to say hello too! At least I had fun ladies to talk with.

Stay cool and enjoy the sun!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sugar and Nilla have a new home!

I'm so excited! Sugar and Nilla, now Lilly and Gigi, have gone to a wonderful home of a friend who lives nearby (read: visitation rights!). : )  I took lots of pictures yesterday because I knew they might take two kittens and that would be the last time I saw them for a while.

This picture just cracks me up!

Pretty Pumpkin Pie

These kitties love romping in the hay!
 Catching Sugar and Nilla was easy because they aren't afraid and love being held, but Pumpkin Pie, being the runt, is very shy and timid and ran when I was out on the deck. I need to work with her a bit more and hopefully I can find a home for her too.

Here are the kittens' new buddies, anxiously waiting to get a peek at the kittens!

And here they are fast asleep in their new home. Yes, Sugar/Lilly is sleeping in the litter box. Hopefully that won't be a habit. : )


Sugar/Lilly was a birthday present for an 8-year-old boy who didn't know his present was going to have four legs! He picked out the sweetest one for himself. His mom, dad, brother, and sister got Nilla/Gigi as their own. They will be well-loved little kitties!

I came home (after spending almost three hours at their new home because I just couldn't leave!) and had a big bowl of ice cream, lol. I know this is the best thing that could happen to these two, but I will miss them. Momma has Pumpkin Pie to love on for a little while longer, and hopefully she will grow big and strong now that she has Momma all to herself.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hello Ohioans!

I am so excited to tell you that I will be participating in a craft festival May 20th and 21st at River City Gift Shoppe in Copley. I will have raggedy flowers, grubby candles, maybe some stitcheries and thrift store make-overs, and of course lots of salt dough bowl fillers! I'm also excited to say that I will most probably be setting up a booth at the shoppe as well starting June 1st, which just so happens to be my birthday. : ) There is a great spot in the shop opening up and I can't pass up the opportunity.

The shoppe is so cute. It's actually two shoppes across the parking lot from each other. One of the shops also has ice cream! Can't beat that on a warm day like we are having today! Here is a peek into the Carriage Barn Shoppe. (taken with my cell phone-sorry!)

Adorable mug cozy knitted by local artist Allison. She has lovely yarn and knitting needles in her booth as well. Check out her blog Yellowbird Yarn and her Facebook page. You can also see much better pictures of her mug cozy there. : )

I didn't catch the seller's name of this cute kitty, but I will have to resist not grabbing him on my next stop in. Love his pennies!

 Another vendor whose name I missed. She has great stitcheries for all seasons. I did see a sign that they are proudly stitched in the USA.

 Laurel Creek Candle Company, made locally in Copley. Gotta love that! They smell sooo good.

And these cards are so prim perfect! I grabbed the pineapple with the pennies that you can see in the upper left hand corner of the pic.

So if you are going to stop by for the craft festival, just look for this sign on Cleveland-Massillon Road!