Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Season Schedule & Christmas Open House

It's hard to believe that it is October already and soon we will be in the holiday season. I have been very busy doing a lot of sewing and I even made a couple Christmas aprons already! I am also busy taking care of my Dad and will soon have a lot more to do with gathering paperwork for him at the nursing home.  I have hit many roadblocks trying to get power of attorney, but finally today is the day!  It will make things much easier now!   
I have several vendor events line up for the rest of the year and one of them is my Open House on the weekend before Thanksgiving.  See dates and times below.  
Anyone is welcome!  Stop in and see my new " Shop" in my house, and have some light refreshments and get some Christmas shopping done a little early!  I will also be taking special orders for Christmas that weekend! 

Friday, Nov. 21 -  1 pm-7 pm
Saturday, Nov. 22 - 10am- 7pm
Sunday 1pm- 7pm 

I am working on some more messenger bags for Christmas this year.  I sold 2 recently to one of the vendors at Purcellville.  He bought one for the little girl in the picture.  As you can see the strap was so long it came down to her ankles.   Later I found her and adjusted the strap as far as it would go so it would be easier for her to carry.  I asked her what she had in the bag, and she said " my stuff".  I think she had some toys in it. She was so cute, probably around 7 years old.
  The small drawstring bags pictures below have suede or faux suede strings, and are great for jewelry, or a child to put small toys or change in it, or you can use as a small gift bag or  gift card. I  will be making more out of Christmas fabric. They would be great to fill with candy for  a gift card to someone for Christmas.  Stay tuned!


 Here is my schedule for vendor events for the rest of the year:

Nov. 1-  Purcellville Town Market
Nov. 8 - A Mom's Catalog Event at Quality Inn in Harpers Ferry, WV
Nov. 21-23  Becky's Pillow Shop Christmas Open House
December 7 - Christmas Craft Show in Chambersburg, PA  Brethren Church
December 13 -  Holiday Open House in Shepherdstown, WV 317 Ashley Drive.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Apple Butter, My Newest Line & Celebrity Status??

This past weekend I was a vendor at the Apple Butter Festival in Berkeley Springs .  I was located right outside of Lion's Lair Unique Gift Store.  You can find some of my aprons & bags in there.   I set up with my friend Michelle from Shepherdstown, WV who makes homemade soap. My Wild Rose Soap  is the name of her company.  I covered for her on Saturday and a friend from Martinsburg came and helped me.   The weather could have been better but at least it wasn't pouring down rain.  On Saturday, I was freezing, Sunday was better with the sun out but then got cold again.  I sold lots of small tooth fairy pillows and here is my newest " Spanish" one. It will be available on Etsy soon!  Though it was supposed to be a " cowboy" pillow, it ended up looking like e the Frito Bandito so I decided to make it a Spanish Tooth Fairy pillow!   Some of you are too young to remember what the Frito Bandito was, but a commercial from a long time ago. Uh oh, telling my age now.  Ha!

On Sunday, a lady came by and said she was a reporter from the local paper and asked to take my picture. Today I received a message from Lion's Lair employee that it was in the paper!!
It's a little fuzzy, but that's about as good as I can make it since  it was emailed to me from a picture someone took.  When Michelle & I decided to set up together she suggested that I make some cosmetic bags for her soap, so I made several and that's my newest line item!   
I have a few of the cosmetic bags on Etsy so you can check them out at