Saturday, December 13, 2008

Listed some "stuff" on ebay!

I've been a busy little bee here today and got some stuff listed on ebay tonight. I've been kind of avoiding them since they raised their fees so much. Seems like they get too big a cut if you ask me!

My son was going to throw away his Legos, but I intercepted! I listed them on ebay and there's over 4 pounds! We still have more in plastic cases, but we'll see how these go.

This past summer, a very nice lady from TN gave me some sheep's wool and Llama wool. I tried the llama's wool for doll hair, but it just isn't working for me. So, I listed a bag of that. It's over 6 ounces and the auction starts at $1.99!

And last, but not least, I listed a Primitive Star Nodder that I made from wool felt in the Penny Rug style. Works great as a Christmas Tree Topper too!

So there's my "stuff" for today. :)
I'm making Santa nodders, Santa Cat nodders, and more Star nodders. I'm running out of bedsprings! Gotta start hunting again for some to recycle. :)

Have a great one!

p.s. still no more mice! Just of just been a loner???

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hey, did you get the joke email about the Christmas slipper made from maxi-pads? Well, crafter that I am, I said, "I can make those!". So I did. I put them in the Christmas Cabin packaged in cute snowman bags, made tags for them explaining the benefits of these ~particular slippers~, and they are for sale at $3 a pair! The perfect "gag gift" for the lady you need to buy for. And, I sold a pair the first weekend!

Here's some photos!

If you find that you just can't live without a pair, just send me an email. These slippers are:
* Soft and Hygienic
* Non-slip grip strips on the soles
* Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh
* No more bending over to mop up spills
* Disposable and biodegradable
* Environmentally safe

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A mouse in the house!!!

Oh gosh, I had to apologize to my son for thinking he was seeing things. I was cleaning off the microwave the other day and there was "evidence" of a mouse having been there! Then I looked along the back of the counter and there was more "evidence" all the way across the back! The counter is dark blue (yuck), so I hadn't noticed it before. I also have found "evidence" in the cabinet under the kitchen sink and in my desk drawers! So, I bought some new plastic traps that are like a clip that you put on chip bags. They're pretty easy to use and you don't have to touch the actual part where the mouse goes. Caught a mouse the first day under the sink! I told my son that disposing of it was the "man's" job, so he had to take it outside and dispose of it. Haven't caught anymore and that was 2 days ago. Seems unlikely that there was only one, but maybe so???

On to happier subjects.......I will soon be licensed to perform weddings! I have a small wedding photography business and someone suggested to me to get "ordained" and be able to do a whole package. So, I went on the internet and found a church in CA that "ordains" you for free! I'm not really liking them saying that I'm now a minister cause I think that is more a "God" thing and should be more sacred than just going on the internet. I am calling myself a wedding officiant. I can offer my dad's cabin where we have the Christmas shop as part of a package. No one around here does this, so it may just start something! There's basically no expense to me except for the $15 for my certificates to show the courthouse. We'll see how this idea goes. :)

I've been searching on the internet also for new shows to do in 2009. I want to get out into more prosperous areas and do less shows, but hopefully make more money because of the areas of the shows. Have I confused ya??? :) I've been doing all the little local shows and people around here are having hard times lately, so they don't have money to spend on extras like crafts.
Some shows I'm going to check into are Jonesborough Days in Jonesborough, TN which is July 4th weekend, or the same weekend is Christmas in July in West Jefferson, NC. Another new one for me will be the White Squirrel Festival in Brevard, NC which is Memorial Day weekend, and then the International Festival in Waynesville, NC on July 25th. It's part of the Folkmoot USA, North Carolina's Official International Festival. If you've been to or sold at any of these shows, please contact me and let me know how you did!

Guess I'm all caught up now. :) I've got to finish up a Dachshund doll for an etsy customer and then it's back to stuff for the Christmas Cabin.

have a warm, snuggled up one!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wednesday creations

Well, I was a busy bee yesterday! I made 5 of these snowmen with crows! I also worked on other projects, but this is what I got completed. :) I had received one similar to this in a swap last year and it looked easy enough to make, so I did!

Well, a short post is better than no post. Isn't it??? gotta go and get some more crafting done for the weekend at the Christmas Cabin. This weekend is the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) Studio Tour, so we're expecting lots more people in town. Here's a link so you can check it out!

have a good one!