Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holiday!

I've been scarce, I know. Partly holiday burn-out and partly just being lazy. We've had a lot of snow and cold weather here in the northwest, not very typical, and it's been fun but inconvenient. Luckily I don't have to drive anywhere for work!
We keep getting snowfall after snowfall and in my area we now have over a foot. Very rare because snow around here usually melts by the next day. I visited my mother in the next town and she has a large lawn....covered in a lovely blanket of snow! We got nostalgic for when I was a kid so we bundled up and made snow people! It turned out to be a community effort. Once folks saw us playing in the front yard they stepped outside their doors to contribute. One gave us a carrots, another had a brush pile for the arms, another came over to help us lift one giant snowball onto another, etc.
We had a blast. And were sore for 2 days! Time for a hot toddy!
But yet more snow was headed our way. Potentially a grand storm with extreme winds and very cold temperatures. We bought a generator, stocked up on kerosene, batteries and booze (well, what else is there to do?) And then our furnace died. You have got to be kidding. How does it know? Well the storm was no big deal and our kerosene heater kept us toasty warm for a few days until the furnace was repaired. $600! Gasp! Figures. But isn't that was Christmas bonuses are for?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

And the Winner is....

Annie from Brooklyn, NY!
She won the Bust Craftacular Drawing and will receive $50 worth of merchandise of her choice.

I had a lot of fun doing this promotion and will be on the look out for other unusual ways to spread the HBIC word!

Apologies for so few posts lately, life just got in the way! I should be back on track asap.

Friday, December 5, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like...

...Complete holiday madness. It doesn't take much to get me rushed and flustered and boy am I in a dither! The promos are done and I'm trying to make sure my shop is all stocked up for the hordes of holiday shoppers (hey, I'm thinking positive here folks. Positive cash flow, that is). But most of my inventory went out to a bunch of new consignment accounts.

So I sewed, and photographed and finished all my half-finished projects and it's all finally coming together! Better late than never! Here are a few of the new items available in my shop (or will be by this weekend).

Ladybug and Bumble Bee pot holders. Ladybugs available now, Bees by this weekend.

Fabric Fortune Cookies. Aren't they cute? Many more to come including little bags of 3.

Oilcloth place mats. Shiny reversible joy! Sets of 4 available now.

Hope your holidays are happy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bust Craftacular promos are done!

I did it. Finally. With lots of help. And here they are all finished. Well, 500 are pictured because I already sent off 100 to LA.

These are fabric fortune cookies that I have made for Bust's Craftacular shows in New York city and Los Angeles. They will be distrubuted in the goodie bags. Inside each cookie is a sort of raffle ticket. All you have to do is visit my Etsy shop and convo me the "secret" word inside and what show you went to, for a chance to win $50 worth of HBIC goods of your choice!

I'm a little nervous because I've never done a promotion of this scale before but I'm feeling optomistic and excited. Now I need to get back to work filling my shop with more goodies!