Well I spent about 3 hours today changing my booth out to fall at Aunt Bee's. I know it's a little early, but I'll be going on vacation soon and I wanted to get it all taken care of before I leave.
Here are a couple of pictures...
You may notice a couple of "blank" spaces - I'm saving room because tomorrow my booth partner Patti will be moving some of her fab fall items into the store. I'm so lucky to be sharing a space with such a talented lady.
And tomorrow afternoon I will be changing my space at Girl's Back Porch. Don't you just love this time of year?
Well I just finished up these very grubby primitive owls. They are made from a great pattern by Chestnut Junction. I made the tags from 100 year old ledger paper. These owls will be at Aunt Bee's tomorrow, The Girl's Back Porch on Friday and at Blackberry Junction of course. I am selling them for $12 each. I love the picture with all of them together. Of course I couldn't take the photos without proper management ....
We adopted Nadia around Christmas time 2008 and we were going to be "good" owners and not let her outside. She has always been a curious little monkey and really wanted to go outside and have grand adventures. Well after about 6 months of living with us she mastered the art of opening the front door (even when it's locked - like in the video). We have to put the umbrella stand in front of the door at night to keep her in. Now if only she would learn to close the door.....
I just finished up this fun primitive pumpkin door hanger. His face is all hand stitched. He is made from stained and painted onasburg. I finished up 7 of these and they will be at Aunt Bee's, The Girl's Back Porch and at Blackberry Junction as well. This guy is made from a pattern by Prims by Kim. Now on to my next project.....
Just a little reminder for all of you that live in Oregon - my sale at The Girl's Back Porch continues until Saturday and I will be restocking on Tuesday (if all goes according to plan that is). At Aunt Bee's I marked down more items and restocked today. I'm hoping to make more tarts this week (as soon as it cools down a little more), and sometime next week I will be beginning to bring in fall items to both stores.
I had fun this Saturday making these great lookin' cinnamon covered pumpkins. Let me tell you though I had glue, cinnamon, and sealer all over me - I can't remember the last time I was that sticky. I will be selling these pumpkins at Aunt Bee's House, and The Girl's Back Porch in about a week or so. And of course I will have oodles at Blackberry Junction. Each one is packaged in a clear cello bag with a cute tag to protect them and I'm selling them for $2.50 each.
Its been so nice lately, I've really had some time to craft. I've begun making my fall items (a little late I know). Today I just finished these lovely ladies. They are all offering broom rides for $1. I made these sweet witches using a pattern from Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses - I just love making her designs. These girls will be flying off to Blackberry Junction in a couple of weeks and will be $24 each. I've also made some great pumpkin bowl fillers that will be at The Girl's Back Porch and Aunt Bee's in a couple of weeks. I will try to keep everyone posted of the goodies I finish up.
I always think its fun to try new things and I love looking for new things to make. This year I will be selling yummy smelling soy tarts and what I'm calling primitive sachets.
I'm not sure how long the soy tarts burn yet, but they seem to be taking hours and hours. I thought I would be all smart and scientific and weigh one and then burn it for 10 hours and then weigh it again when it cooled and do the math - well it didn't use any of the tart up, so I will just have to burn it longer so I figure out about how long one will last. One inexpensive way to burn these tarts is to place a tart in a little canning jar and then place it the jar on a candle warmer - it works great! These tarts don't burn so well in the scentsy warmers, however - they just don't get warm enough.
I took a couple of pictures at Aunt Bee's of my new products (they are also available at Girl's as well. The tarts are 2 to a package at Aunt Bee's and sold individually at Girl's.
The sachets come in 7 different scents for now, but I plan on making more. These work great in a car, closet or drawers. I'm going to put one with my sheets so they will give me sweet dreams when I make my bed.
I have 8 different scents of tarts for now, but I plan on making more as time goes by. I can't decide on my favorite scent - it may be Harvest or is it pumpkin pie? It's too hard to choose!
Not only did I move into a new and bigger space at Girl's Back Porch this week, I also have expanded at Aunt Bee's House as well. Beginning September 1st I will have a booth partner - Patti Campbell. Her dolls and cloth items are to die for! I am so excited to be sharing a booth with her. Here are some pictures from Wednesday. I will be bringing more goodies on Monday (I think) and Tuesday for The Girl's Back Porch.
I am also updating The Girl's Back Porch Blog when I'm done here so be sure to take a look at all of the great re- do's and moves.
I worked really hard today and boy are my dogs barking.... Today I moved all of my treasures into Debi's space at The Girl's Back Porch and tomorrow she gets to work really hard and put her treasures in my old space. I took a couple of pictures to share - there is more than pictured - I really got a lot into that room. It is so much fun to work in a new space.