Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Festival - Bryan, OH

My first festival was a success - not a big success - but a few sales were made, I covered expenses and had a little spending money left at the end of the day. And I had fun - that is the most important part.

The skies were ominous all morning and there were brief periods of light sprinkles. By lunchtime the clouds were thinning out and the sun actually peaked through a few times.

We arrived shortly after 8:00AM and found my "spot" on the sidewalk.




Richard helped me set up my table and I started setting up.



I probably should have done a "dry run" at home last week. A larger table would have been nice or maybe even another table like the one I have. Will remember to take along another table next week....




But I managed to fit everything on the table I had and it didn't look too bad. I'm open for constructive criticism from anyone with experience doing shows. I need all the help I can get - LOL






Here I am sitting at my table waiting for customers, chatting with a passerby.

Many nice compliments were made on my jewelry. Several commented that I had a good eye for design. I found it interesting that most everyone commented on the same two or three pieces.

Overall it was a good experience and I'm already looking forward to next weekend's show - it's a "2-Day"

Tomorrow is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Toledo so I'll have another "early" morning. My sister, Melinda, my daughter, Heather, and I will be leaving  bright and early in the morning. Hope it doesn't rain!!

Show Day!!!!

It's finally here!!! My first craft show. I'm soooooo excited. Everything is priced, tagged and boxed up ready to take to the show. It's cool out and cloudy, but the forecast for rain has been changed to cloudy this morning and partly sunny this afternoon with highs in the upper 60's. A PERFECT day for shopping!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Beads Arrived!!

What a wonderful weekend. I received my bead order on Saturday morning and have made 22 school bracelets. Helped Richard work on jewelry displays this morning in between doing laundry and painting trim in the kitchen! - Whew!!!  Will post pics of the displays when we get them all done. We went to a local flea market and bought some unique items to use as jewelry displays.

As for the kitchen project....it's been an ongoing thing for the last several years. Every time Richard thinks we're done, I think of something else I want to do.

Our grandsons had a good weekend on the football field. Chase (5th grader) caught his first pass and almost scored a touchdown - he was tackled on the 5 yard line! And Ethan (2nd grader) intercepted a pass and scored a TD!! I just LOVE watching them play sports!!

This busy weekend has me worn out so I'm gonna hit the sheets early tonight. Sweet dreams all!

Hugs - Cathy

PS - SIX DAYS TO FALL FEST!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another set completed!!

Sometimes I'm at a total loss trying to name my designs. I guess my creativity lies in designing the piece - not naming it. But sometimes the name is obvious. Like the set I designed tonight - I'm going to call it "Rose Red".




                


The countdown to show day is getting closer - only eight days now. I'm going to have to design like crazy for the next week. I have an order of beads due in tomorrow or Saturday from Fire Mountain (http://www.firemountaingems.com/). I received my order of purple glass pearls from BeadBuddies (http://www.beadbuddies.net/) today for school bracelets. They will be quick and easy to make - just spell out the school mascot in alpha-beads and finish with the school colors - string on elastic cord and "walah" - I'm hoping the kids will love them. There are 6+ schools in the immediate area, so I'm going to be busy!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

What a weekend!!!

Ended up being a VERY busy weekend in spite of the "minor" surgery I had on Friday morning. Saturday afternoon our grandsons - Chase and Connor - had a 5th/6th grade football game - and, of course, there was no way I was going to miss that - it was their first game. Unfortunately they lost :( But it was still fun watching them. Saturday evening we had our daughter's two - Cameron and Kendall - for a couple of hours. That about did me in for the day! But it was soooo much fun spending time with family - grandkids are the greatest!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Night - My First Post

Well, here I go....my very first blog post. It's been a very busy, tiring day. Had minor out-patient surgery this morning - a little cosmetic repair to the breast reconstruction I had done earlier this year. It wasn't so bad...went shopping with my sister, Melinda and Mama afterwards; rested a couple hours after we got home; then went to our local HS football game with hubby. Now I'm having a difficult time keeping my eyes open :)

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