Well, I finally got my new patterns finished like I want them to be. I had to get back to work, I was getting behind and I needed something to help me get my mind off my mom.
I got busy this week and made some of the feedsack pillows, I used the feedsack images from Ewe n me printables. I have about 25 of them made so far, I am stuffing them with sawdust, these sell very well for me at the shows. Luckily my friend Carmen and her husband do a lot of woodwork and save me the sawdust. The reindeer ones sells really well at Christmas. Being stuffed with the sawdust gives them a nice weight.
I made over 100 of the bottlecap ornaments/tags this week. I also used several of the images from Ewe'n'me printables. I package them in the little zip bags I get at Walmart and they fit perfectly.
I wanted more than just the two little reindeer I had in the previous post so I added a wreath size reindeer, This pattern is called Santa's Reindeer, there are 3 different sizes to this pattern. Ornament, plant poke and wreath size. These I hope are going to be big sellers for me at the show, they make up so quick.
this is another new pattern, on the last post I had only made the Santa made in the cone, so I made a snowman to go with him. These are made on the paper mache`cones. These also seem to make up very quickly. I am trying to make a lot of smaller priced items this year.
Christmas Santa's pattern, these are done on the wooden bobbins, 2 different sizes and the small santa is made on a wooden clothespin. These make up pretty quick. NO body to sew and stuff. The bobbins I have been buying off of ebay.
I am sending the pictures to my webmaster this weekend, so hopefully they will be on the site this week sometime. The New Country Sampler will be coming out sometime in may, I will have an ad for You are Special and the Olde Country Cupboard in that issue. This will be the June/July issue. It is so hard to believe that the year is flying by so fast. I already have the contract for the Christmas issue of Country Sampler. So have to busy and get those items made up and ready to go.
This has been a busy week, getting all my new stuff made, my daughter has gotten a new job. She was working at CVS, she had been there for 2 years and they kept cutting hours, she was only getting about 10-15 hours a week, so a friend of hers, got her a job at the Chevy-Dodge dealership. The only problem, I have with it is, that she will have to drive to Jacksonville and Gainesville area and deliver parts. I don't like the idea of her out driving like that. but I guess I have to get used to it, she is almost 19. This will be a full time job for her plus a 30 cent an hour raise. I sure miss the days, when she was little and I knew where she was at all times. Luckily she still lives at home, but has informed me, she wants a pool party tonight and I have to disappear. Good thing I bought a bunch of books, to keep my in room tonight as her dad is working nightshift. So thanks for listening to me and check out my friends new blog at http://crowsonthecupola.blogspot.com/