I’m still here! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I blogged last! Let’s see, what have I been doing…?
The biggest thing is getting settled into a new schedule. My daughter started pre-school, we joined the YMCA, they had a last minute opening for her. So she started pre-school on Tues and Thurs mornings. I’ve decided this is a great time for me to get my butt into shape and lose that 20+ months and counting of baby weight I’ve been hanging on to! So I’m taking an hour and a half yoga class those mornings. Well, I intended to. My not so much a baby boy is not taking too well to the child watch center at the Y. He’s a big mama’s boy! In fact I’m determined to make him a shirt that says “I’m no mama’s boy, but boy do I love my mama!” He’s hysterical when I leave him and they call me out of yoga after 15 minutes, they don’t want a child to be stressed longer than that. So back to the nursery I go, calm him down and then try to leave again. It’s been 3 weeks of this and finally he had one day where I got to my entire class! So this new adventure takes up half a day for us twice a week. I still have to do my Avon business work, my hubby’s business books, take care of the kids and find time to do creative stuff.
I had my 2nd craft show! That took alot of my time too. It went MUCH better than the first. It had unbelievable traffic! This church had over 70 vendors, not all handmade stuff, they also had pampered chef, tupperware, Avon, Mary Kay type vendors too. It was great, much better sales too! I have my next sale on the 16th and possibly one on Dec 1st. I’m really finding something out about my personality with these. I don’t like to mass produce! I get really tired of making the same items over and over. I’m a OOAK kind of gal I guess! I feel really bored with my products and want new ideas, but I have to remember that the shoppers won’t know that I’ve made so many of each item and they won’t have stared at them as long as I have. I’m still not convince the shows are my thing yet. BTW I am adding more stuff to Etsy everyday too!
Friday night I got to go to the Silver Bella vendor night! That was a lot of fun. My friend Debbie was supposed to go with me, however her son is terminally ill and he had a spell that landed them in the ER that night. So I went alone, wasn’t going to miss it! It would’ve been better with Debbie to oh and ahh with me but she had much more important issues to deal with. I just hope everything turned out ok with them! It was so nice to meet the real people behind all the blogs I read! I bought a few things, not nearly as much as I would’ve liked but darn that old budget anyway! I bought some metal charms from www.frostcreekcharms.com. I got some German foil scraps and the cutest wand for my daughter from Speckled-Egg. I bought a package of birthday cards from Paperrelics.com. An altered photo frame from HodgePodge by Amanda. And a great button bouquet from Princess Lasertron. Oh yeah and a kit from Sis Boom, it was the kit for the items in her class, can’t wait to play with that! I think that’s it? Sorry I don’t have pictures, most stuff is already scattered about my house and I’m working on my photography class assignment and my camera is set up for that now.
Before I go I have one scrap page to post! I did this for the Quirkshop over at Scrapbook Graphics. I used Planes, trains and automobiles by Bonnie van Esch and blended it with Altered Cardboard paper from the late Carla Gibson. I love the eerie feeling of it!