Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Craft Fairs


I'm back, well sort of, now that my craft fairs are over I am trying to clean up around here. The Closet looks much like a bomb went off in there and the rest of the house has been sadly neglected for far to long.  It make take me a while to get caught up to all of you but I'll be by soon.

Over all the craft fairs were disappointing. We had lots of foot traffic and while everyone seemed in high spirits, people were not buying. I have watched my sales and those of fellow vendors drop year by year as the economy continues to worsen. Each year one or more vendors decides it isn’t worth the effort and drops by the way side. Such talented people are missed.

I must say it was all I could do to keep from screaming every time I heard the word CUTE.  Seems no one buys cute. I didn’t sell a single one of my votive candle cakes or the candle lollipops. The Magic Piggy Wands sold out at both fairs and I did sell out of my large Christmas planners otherwise I sold a little of this and a little of that.

Not the best photos but I’d like to share my set up with you and especially the lovely banner my sweet son Matt had made for me.  It looks much better in person. 

Hugs and Blessings

Friday, November 9, 2012

Veteran's Day & USMC Birthday

Hi There

Gosh I have missed you all. Hope everyone is doing well. Praying for all those suffering thru the aftermath of Sandy and Athena. When I am tempted to complain about how cold it is here this winter I will think of those on the east coast and say a prayer for them all instead.

WOW I can’t believe the last time I posted summer was still hanging on and fires were still burning in the high Cascades. We have since skipped past autumn and we are expecting snow by morning. The Cascades have been covered with snow for weeks now.  Although our days have been  comfortable night time temps are below freezing so winter is definitely here.

I am still preoccupied with craft fairs but I wanted to take a moment to share a few cards. I’ll be back to posting and visiting soon.

Anyone who has followed my blog for a bit knows my family and I are very patriotic. My father and his six brothers served in WWII and or the Korean Conflict. Jim served in Viet Nam and I am a Viet Nam era Vet. Our son served in the Gulf War and our daughter served as well.

If you know a US Marine you know the Marine Corps birthday, 11 November 1775, is as important to him or her as their own birthday if not more so. As they say ‘Once a Marine always a Marine’. Nov. 12 is Veteran's Day.  I’ve made the following cards to thank all the Veteran’s in my life for their service, to wish them a Happy Veteran’s Day and to wish the Marines a Happy USMC Birthday. 

If you have any questions about these cards please feel free to ask.  I haven't been by for a while but I have used many snippets on these cards so I'll stop by the Playground and take a quick peek in the Tree house.

Please remember to thank the Veterans in your life this weekend.