Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Here's a picture of her giveaway, isn't it adorable?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Mom and I set up our display the night before. Unfortunately we had a late start on Saturday morning and knew we were going to be rushed to set out our products. We walk in and go ACK!! The night before, the booth to our left was all set up. The booth to our right just had tables set out....but we didn't realize that they were going to bring a 3rd table and butt it right up alongside our table. Well we had our display facing so people would walk around the outside of it. So we had to scramble and rearrange our display. I think if I would have checked, I think the other booth was over their markings but at that early hour in the morning I didn't want to start a neighbor feud! :)
All in all, it was a successful day. Sales were up from last year and I noticed that more of the bigger items going this year as opposed to last year. Always great to see repeat customers....we look forward to seeing them each year as they seem to be to find us! Great to also hear from the woman who kept waiting for our website to open and she made a point to tell us she already knew it was done and she's visited it already.
Prim is starting to catch on a bit more though...some extra competition this year. Our "neighbor" came back and said that this persons stuff was too cheap, said it was handmade but she didn't think so. She showed me what she bought and I said, no way.....this is handmade and I couldn't believe her pricing. So Mom and I eventually checked out her items.....adorable prims and many of the same patterns Mom and I use. I have a rule for craftshows that I'm selling at......I don't allow myself to buy anything. I go as a shopper to other craftshows and buy til my hearts content......but I was SOOOOO tempted to buy from this girl......way cute stuff!!! And she eventually made her way over to our table too and we laughed that we both had to check each other out. It was really nice to talk to her....we discussed other patterns and supplies and everything.
SANDY......Olde Country Cupboard/You Are Special......if you read this she did up your snowman head wreaths!!!! As soon as saw them I knew whose pattern that was!!! :)
So now for the annual cleanup/clean out of the craft room. I use our display for my storage in the craft room so the night before this show everything gets dumped out and I come home to a horrible mess!!!
Didn't have too much of a chance to take pics of all of our booth, but I took a few. I wish I had taken a picture of the new building we were in though. It's 3 buildings connected.....a greenhouse, then our building (which is gorgeous inside....some of the pics you can see the gorgeous wood in there and the lights...loved them!!!) and then a 3rd connected building where they had a few more crafters and the concession stand and tables. And shhhhhh.....don't tell Mom I caught her in a pic.....she will be sooo mad at me!!!! But isn't she so cute!!! :)
You can see part of the building in these next 2 pics! Check out the chandelier light in the top left corner pic.....they were nice prim lights.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Dawn "Aunt DeeDee"
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
So when I came along Old Road Primitives blog and her adorable giveaway I just had to share it!!! HOW CUTE ARE THOSE MICE???!!!!
Keeping my fingers crossed on those cuties!!!
Well, first I have to say what an "icky" Halloween we had here! We were without power most of the day....so not fun! But then I check my email (somewhere between the first power outage and the second!) and I have an email from Brenda at the Rusty Thimble saying I won her giveaway! Let me say the picture she had on her blog did not give her creations justice! I was so surprised when my box of goodies got here, they were so much bigger than I expected! So I now have some new stocking ornies to go on my prim Christmas tree, a neat prim Santa on a spool, a new prim dollie (she's already made friends with the other dollies!) and the COOLEST dove on a rusty spring...which I just LOVE that one to pieces!! Thank you so much Brenda!!!!
If you would like to go see some of Brenda's creations, click on over to her blog (while you're there click to follow her and visit some of her other blogs too!)
Ok....back to the sewing machine I go.....EEEK, only 3 more days of crafting left before our craftshow!!! Why do I procrastinate??????
Dawn "Aunt DeeDee"
Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Old Farmhouse Gathering is having a GIGANTIC giveaway that you just have to go over and check out!!!! Such great talent...you have to peek at all of the different artists!!!
Today's find is Stitchins House of Prims who is doing a great birthday giveaway!!
Go over and take a peek!!!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Go check it out.....
Aunt Dee Dee
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
So I was finishing up some of those "unfinished" profects I had sitting here before I fully got into the Christmas craft mode!!
I finished up a framed Black Hat Society stitchery (pattern by Chestnut Junction)
Next I finished up some Americana Stars bowl fillers(pattern by Megan at American Prims)
And lastly are some Pinkeeps that I made from a tutorial from Robin at Bird in the Hand Primitves.
So....a little accomplished but YIKES! My "in the works" stand still has quite a bit of stuff on it waiting to be finished!!! So back to work I go!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I had come across this great poem that I had asked the pastor to include it in my grandmother's service. I just felt it really expressed how so many of us viewed my grandmother. It's called The Living Presence - author unknown.
The Living Presence
The young mother set her foot on the path of life. “Is this the long way?” she asked.
And the guide said, “Yes and the way is hard. And you will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the beginning.”
But the young mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years.
So she played with her children, she fed them and bathed them and taught them how to tie their shoes and ride a bike and reminded them to feed the dog and do their homework and brush their teeth.
The sun shone on them and the young Mother cried, “Nothing will ever be lovelier than this.”
Then the nights came, and the storms, and the path was sometimes dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her arms, and the children said, “Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come.”
And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children, “A little patience and we are there.”
So the children climbed and climbed. They learned to weather the storms. And with this, she gave them strength to face the world.
Year after year, she showed them compassion, understanding, hope and most of all unconditional love. And when they reached the top, they said, “Mother, we could not have done it without you.”
The days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years, and the mother grew old and she became little and bent.
But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage.
And the mother, when she lay down at night, looked up at the stars and said, “This is a better day that the last, for my children have learned so much and are now passing these traits on to their children.”
And when the way became rough for her, they lifted her, and gave her their strength, just as she had given them hers.
One day they came to a hill, and beyond the hill, they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide.
And mother said: “I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk with dignity and pride, with their heads held high, and so can their children after them.
And the children said, “ You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates.”
And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates closed after her. And they said:
“We cannot see her, but she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a living presence.”
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Please stop by for a peek! And please please please tell me if you see any boo-boos, typos, words of stupidity! I kept looking it over and over hoping that everything was good but I'm sure I missed something.
Today we're having a picnic at my sisters house for a combination of multiple birthdays including our Dad's and also my sister finishing up her Master's Degree.
Will post some pictures when I get back home tonight.
Hope everyone is having a great Summer!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
What is a Craft It Forward you ask??? Well the first five people to respond to this post will get something handmade by me!
Here are the restrictions that come with this:
*There are no guarantees you will like what I make...although I sure hope you do!
*What I create will be just for you
*You'll receive it this year (2009)
*The item will be a surprise to you and can be ANYTHING handmade
*And in return, all you need to do is post this text into your blog, email me the link back to your Craft It Forward blog and make 5 things for 5 people.
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's keep this going!
I was browsing around paper crafting blogs tonight and came across this one and wanted to share it!!!
She's got a great giveaway going on right now!! Stop by and check it out!!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just THINK of how much I can download this year in awesome graphics with all of this new room I have for storage.
Shhhh.....don't tell my mom.....she doesn't think that I need anymore graphics. That's like saying I don't need anymore fabric, or patterns, or craft gadets.....ok ok ok let's just say all craft related items as a general topic!!! :)
I really do like digital scrapbooking. I started out paper scrapbooking but that was just too expensive for me. I like digiscrap because when you buy a set of graphics, you can reuse them whereas a sticker, a piece paper, etc you can only use once!!!
If you want to peek at some of the scrapbook pages I've done, you can see them here....
Well, I'm off to bed and try to sleep off this icky cold I have!
Friday, April 10, 2009
But it's back and totally healthy, and I was able to get the anniversary party favors and the digital scrapbook done in time. While working on their scrapbook, I went through alot of their old photos and I started getting interested in our family history. So I started working on our family tree, and I'll admit that once you get started on genealogy.....it becomes quite addicting!!
Here are some of the photos I came across for their scrapbook:
For anyone interested in looking into their family history, here is a list of some websites to get you started:
And if you're like me and also like to digiscrap, this site has awesome graphics for family history pages:
Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
So at 11pm Friday night I start on it. I was half way through it when I decided I needed to head to bed. And a few hours on Saturday and IT WAS FINISHED!
I was so amazed that it actually resembled a hat!! I really like it.