Friday, February 26, 2010
I spent most of yesterday working on my website. Some critters got moved around and some were added. Cubby is now on the front page with his Easter basket. I also added several bears to my etsy shop and a couple more to Artfire. Four of my Kitty Kibbles cats are on their way to a new home. Today I added Daisy to my Artfire shop. I am desperately trying to get into a Spring mood. It is still very cold(relatively speaking) here. We are used to an average of 72 degrees this time of year and we have not made it out of the lower 50's recently. I know friends north of here are getting hammered with snow and more snow but I am just not used to the cold anymore. Not to mention I do not own many cold weather clothes. You won't find me complaining about the heat in the summer...I say "Bring it on!".
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Tampa show went well. The collectors were lined up at the door waiting for the doors to open. It stayed busy most of the day. Two Puppy Grrls and two little dogs went to new homes. I will be listing those that came home with me on my website and my etsy show this week.
While unpacking I realized how crowded the critter room was getting. I spent this morning listing several kitties, dogs and bears at reduced prices in my Artfire shop. These critters are really itching for a change of scenery!
I will start creating again next week. This week is for catching up on computer things - listing and bookkeeping. I might even try to squeeze in the time to read a book.
Take a look in the Artfire shop and see if there is a little critter calling to you. The photo just shows a few of those listed today.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I worked all week to get one more Puppy Grrl done for the Tampa show this Sunday. I think Rosita turned out well. Bill and I had to deliver some water in Melbourne today so I talked him into stopping at JoAnn's. I needed some ribbon roses for Rosita and some bright fabric for a table cover for the show. When we got home, I added her hair ribbons and a ribbon with a bone button to her dress...finished. She had her photoshoot and now she is ready to go.
Now I just have to go over my checklist, pack the car, and we hit the road at 6 AM Sunday morning. Really looking forward to this show!!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I'm working on last minute things for the Be My Valentine online show. The critters for sale are all complete but they need tags, which have to be printed then laminated. Then they need to be prepared for shipment so I can weigh them and give an accurate quote on shipping charges when they are purchased. Sending emails to all the collectors on my mailing list also needs to be done.
Last week my sewing machine went on the fritz....panic. I had a spare but not the right presser foot for it. So, I took my machine to the local quilt shop for repair and was told it would take 2 weeks. Bill remembered there was a guy at the flea market that did sewing machine repair, so on Friday we drove down there. He was no longer there! We asked around and found out he had moved to another flea market about 10 miles farther south. He wasn't there Friday but we found out he would be on Saturday. I decided to take along my mom's Singer Featherweight too. This guy really knows what he's doing and I will have both machines back in working order shortly. I'm really looking forward to using the Featherweight again as it is the machine I learned to sew on when I was a child.
Been trying to get a few more puppies and bears done for the Tampa show too. Cappy in the photo will be headed to Tampa along with some little puppies and several Puppy Grrls. Next week I will get all the tags done for that show. Since we are driving almost 3 hrs to that show there is more prep to do....receipts, bags, lunch, etc.
Make sure to check out the TBACA Be My Valentine show. It starts at 4 PM, eastern time here in the US. There is a link to a time converter on the BMV page.