Friday, December 15, 2017

Absent from Blog but not Creating

My blog has been seriously neglected by me!

I have had every intention of posting since June but for one reason 
or another I have not found the time and now -
it's been almost 6 months since my last post.

This will be a post of more personal highlights.

Since my last post I participated in the July A Paris Street Market - 
a change in my normal schedule but happy to of had 
my daughter Laura help me at that market.

A few days after the July A Paris Street Market, our family embarked on
 a two week road trip 
to Texas.
This summer, all four of us visited my family in El Paso, Texas (3 days),
then off to Houston, Texas  where we spend 1 day & 1 night with our dear friends, 
The Heddens Family.
Our next stop was Austin, Texas (3 days),
to visit the Wagner side of the family.
Then to Rockport, Texas where we spent 2.5 days
relaxing and pier fishing in this little town which sadly
was devastated by Hurricane Harvey a month or so later.

From Rockport we went to San Antonio to spend a few days with 
my dear friend June and her husband David.
On our way back home we visited the Sonora Caverns.

Just before we left on our family road trip,
my daughter Laura got a job with Hobby Lobby In Loveland.
Previously she worked for Hobby Lobby in Littleton during last summer;
But this time she wanted to keep working when she returns to  
CSU in Ft. Collins in the fall.

The day after we returned home - Laura started her job and occasionally came to visit 
during the rest of the summer.  

I was a vendor at the August Old House Vintage Market In Loveland.

It was great to see my former Houston neighbors and friends Cindy and her daughter Hayley
at Old House Vintage Market in August.  

My son Alex returned to school - 8th grader!
We are so proud of him.  
He has matured as a student.
During the spring semester (7th grade)
he earned ALL A’s!!!
This semester he continues to make us proud.

Laura returned to CSU -Junior year!
Very proud of how she continues to work hard at school
and work.  She has continued working at Hobby Lobby
and doing well this fall semester.
    Very proud!

In September, I had a great Birthday.  
My friend June and her husband came to visit.  She helped me at A Paris Street Market and 
help me celebrate my birthday with my family.
LOVE the handmade card my son Alex made for me❤️!

My friend Lisa purchased tickets for Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars at Red Rocks -September 18th,
I have to say; this is one of my all time favorite birthday gifts I have ever received.
Absolutely Loved this concert - the best!!!

During all these months I have been busy creating.
I continue to work as a substitute teacher.

Although I have neglected posting on my blog,
I have continued posting on Instagram

My next post, I will highlight
Creations from the last 6 months
Including a post on being published in the
Winter issue of 
Sew Somerset❤️

Friday, June 9, 2017

Junkstock Omaha Nebraska!

It's been a long road (literally) here to Omaha, Nebraska!
This adventure would not be possible without my dear friend and business mentor-Amy ,owner of the Pink Attic Cat.

A big thank you to Greg, Amy's husband who drove the truck with a very large trailer and who went shopping to get me more supplies to create a booth I am very happy with.

A huge thanks to my husband who is taking a combination of time off and working from home to take care of our 13 year old son Alex. My daughter Laura is finishing up her 4 week summer session at CSU.

Finally a heartfelt thank you to my friends Gail and Carla who drove Alex to/from Band and soccer practice this week!

I don't think I have ever worked so hard to create a booth that I hope best represents my work and me.
It's been 2 long days working in hot conditions but now that I have 2 large fans plus a personal one by my checkout table - it's much better!

My booth is in the Stables.
Stable "d"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Published in Sew Somerset 2017!

With all the preparations for Junkstock I failed to promptly share wonderful news.

My felted wool and fabric keychains have been published in the latest issue of Sew Somerset - Published by Stampington & CO.

Happy Dance!!!


Tomorrow's post-
A preview of my booth at Junkstock

Omaha, Nebraska!


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A Paris Street Market June 2017

As I write this post, I am on the road with my dear friend Amy (owner of the Pink Attic Cat), her husband and my friend Greg on our way to Junkstock!

We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day this past Saturday at A Paris Street Market.

Created lots of new items.

Large batch of 130 vintage Embroidered Pin Cushions

Vintage Embroidered Doilies Garlands -21 new ones

Small batch of Camper Tea Towels -18 new ones

House and Girl Mix Media Keychains

It's been a very busy last few weeks. Inventory created mostly in preparation for my next market- Junkstock in Nebraska!


My new fabric sign