Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Anyway, the only way I stand a chance is to beg for votes.........please, please, please, go vote.
Click here for the link.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Last October I entered a challenge at the Mixed Media site. I won first place in my category. My prize has finally arrived after two months of emails, postings and a whole lot of excuses.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The internet is a wonderful thing. I looked up candied orange peels/rinds and there is a zillion recipes. Some are pretty complicated, some are quite simple but they are all basically the same, boil the peels in sugar water.
Monday, December 21, 2009
This shop was opened on November 3 and has had 36 sales since then with no advertising that I can find other than the one post on the blog (even the blog has no advertising).
So here I am 9 months later, having advertised all over the place, making myself a pest and a half trying to promote my shop and all I have to show for my efforts is 26 sales. Now don't get me wrong, I am very thrilled to have made those sales but I have spent far too much time on promotion.
Starting today, I am going to put my seasonal stuff on sale at 50%. Each day I will put a few more items on sale and I will run the sale through sometime in January when it will all be deleted from the shop.
I will continue to make more cards as the mood strikes me but I will not spend so much time (and money) on advertising. I really need to catch up on my charity work. Those items seem to be well accepted and disappear quickly.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Christmas always brings hope of mail, catalogs, flyers and Christmas cards. It is only the 17th but to date I have received 3 cards, my sister (who never forgets), my cousin and my insurance agent. I know it's still early but..... Bah Humbug!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The refrigeration helps the chocolate to harden. Trying to be just a bit creative, I dabbed some melted white chocolate on them with the side of a spoon, and let them cool a bit more.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
A porcelain Mickey all dressed up. I have the matching Minnie but didn't take her picture this time around.
Last year my son gave me a set of Mickey ornaments.
And you can never have enough Tinkerbells. Everyone knows she's my favorite with Minnie a close second.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I made another table runner, similar to the one I made last November. In this one, I only use 3 fabric which were all cut the same size. The red fabric is a lovely shade of red and has lots of shiny metallic threads running through it. I think it needs a tassel on the end of that point but I don't have any in my stash and I really don't want to do any more shopping. I think I'll make one. Correction, I think I'll TRY to make one.
BTW, in case you were wondering why I didn't take the picture on the end table it's going on, it's because it's just too darn dark in the house and the pictures come out like crap.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Although this little quilt is one of my favorites, what could I possibly do with it? It has been sitting in a box since 2005 collecting dust. The original owners have started up a new medical supply company. I think maybe I will send it to them and let them hang it in their office.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thanks for coming back.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
So if you are now encouraged to join in the fun, come on over to the Block Lotto. This months block is really, really easy. Here are the 9 I made.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sales are super slow for me and many of my Etsy friends, so I think these will be the last of the Christmas items for me, unless I get some brilliant idea that I just have to make. If sales continue the way they have been, I think I will be having a big after Christmas sale. Let's hope not.