Monday, August 30, 2010

Ellevation Market

April Beck put on the nicest market on Sunday at the Old World Village in Huntington Beach. We were all in a large banquet room, there must have been 40 vendors and the quality of the artists work was wonderful. I was very impressed with all of the booths.

I had a new display this time and I believe it brought people into my booth. I was happy with my sales and even more happy with the comments people shared with me about my product line. I am so awed and inspired by fellow artists, they are like a breath of fresh air to me.
Here is my wall of animals. It was made from grid panels, zip tied together with a painters drop cloth behind it for a more solid look. I also had a table to the left with small items that could not hang. A grandmother purchased the white cat with the purple belly patch (top middle) for her 7 year old granddaughter. I am so excited for the granddaughter, she and grandma will be very happy with the gift! Call me crazy but I love the fact that my animals are going to be loved by someone. That brings a smile to my face and makes the time I spend sewing all worth while.


I love Mondays. It is my favorite day of the week. Mondays represent beginnings to me. It is the day I choose in the week to begin something new. For instance, today I am going to eat better and do so all week. I have a husband that can eat all night and in the last few months I have been going along with his madness. Also my friend Catherine works for Dove Chocolate and I hosted a Chocolate party in my home. In doing that I went to 2 more parties and now I am addicted to Dove chocolate! Needless to say I don't have my husbands metabolic rate so I am now wearing 6 pounds that I don't need or want. I would like to say it is all Steve and Catherine's fault but I am humble enough to accept full responsibility of my own actions. So hello Monday, here is my goal for this week. Loose 3 pounds by cutting out sweets and late night eating.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tooth Fairy Pillows

My friends have been asking me to make a Tooth Fairy Pillow. I live on a block with lots of kids who are loosing their teeth. Back in my day the Tooth Fairy would find the tooth under my kids sleeping pillow and leave a nice reward. Today, the parents have gotten smarter. Maybe there is a Tooth Fairy website that asks parents to help out a bit and to find an easier way to leave the tooth so the Fairy would not have so much trouble.

After doing some research I could not find many pillows for boys. Since I raised 2 boys I always feel like boys are a little left out when it comes to cute stuff. Naturally, since stuffed monsters are my thing, it made since for me to make a Monster Tooth Fairy Pillow! It has been a fun process and I am please to post the first 3 colors which are on sale on my Etsy site.

To see the Tooth Fairy pillow details: Etsy Store

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Newsletter

The skies are blue, the birds are singing and a soft wind is blowing. A butterfly flew into the yard yesterday and I was delighted because we don't see butterflies often around here. This morning a little brown bird plucked a worm off my tomato bush and we cheered because the worms are eating the bush and we don't want to use any poison to get rid of them. Instead nature is doing the deed for us. It's all wonderful, and my heart is full of joy to witness such splendor on a daily basis.