Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Candle Time

I spent my weekend making tarts. I am out of jars so I have to wait until Monday for those. I have decided after the Railroad Festival, I am going to switch jars and labels. So there will be a huge candle clearance sale on my website. I finally got an inventory done over the weekend. Hopefully I can keep track of what I sell at the festival so I don't have to do that again! I will have my jelly jar candles on sale for $5 each November 1 on my website. It is time for that site to get moving . It has been long enough. I love making candles and want others to enjoy them as well. I was only going to try to make tarts for the festival but my aunt says people have been asking about the candles so I am going to make some more of those. I have quite a few already made.
I am finishing up some angels that I made from a pattern from Bittersweet Folkart. I love how they turned out. I usually don't sell many dolls there, but I will add them to my site if they don't sell. There is one woman who buys an Annie every year so I need to make a couple more of those. So many things to do and so little time!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Perfect Weather

Well the weather was 95 degrees one day and now it is in the 60's. Finally some cool fall weather. I love it. I am in the crafting mood. Which is good since the Railroad Festival is weeks away. Next weekend I am making tarts. It has been too hot to make them. Today I am going to pull out my stuff and see what I need. I don't remember where I put the clamshell containers so I hope I find them.
I am just finished the dolls below. I wish I could show you the ones I made but I can't find my camera charger! Guess I will have to find another one on ebay. The pattern is from Threadbare Primitives. I think mine came out pretty close to hers. Susan has the best patterns. Her link is
Primitive Witch Doll Pattern
Now off to do some sewing. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

God Bless America

I can't believe it has been 10 years since that horrible day. I remember everything that happened like it was yesterday. I used to take our freedom and life for granted, but that day changed everything for me. Life can be taken away in a second without warning so I am going to try and enjoy it as much as I can. I am grateful for my four healthy children, wonderful grandson, my parents, and my future granddaughter. Times may be hard financially, but I still have my family. Cherish every moment.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Where have all the good handmade swaps gone? I guess everyone is busy with other things. I used to join all swaps, but now prefer the handmade ones. I love getting that sewing machine out and making for others. Looking for new patterns and meeting new friends.

I am getting ready to make some tarts. What are your favorite scents? Maybe I will have my first give away soon if anyone is around. lol

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Loving Halloween

So I have been browsing the new Halloween patterns on Patternmart and various websites. There are so many things I want to make. I bought a pumpkin pattern last year that I really want to make. I can't buy as much now since hubby is retired. So I am going to get out that Halloween and fall patterns and get busy. I did buy some patterns from Threadbare Primitives. They are a little different than I am used to but they look like fun! What are you working on?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

School Has Started!

Yipee, I know that sounds bad. lol But I am so ready for the summer to be over. Now if we can get fall weather. My youngest started 6th grade. His last year in elementary school. That makes me sad. His older sister is in 10th grade this. I am so grateful she passed 9th grade. lol She said she is going to try and get better grades this year. I really hope so. Of course, the school drama has already started. I am still watching my grandson and having a blast with him. My oldest daughter is having a girl due in November. I will be watching that one also. So I better get some crafting done before then. I have been having such a hard time to get in the crafting mood. But once I start, I don't want to stop. My daughter is off from work Thursday and Friday and the weekend my grandson will be with his dad. I plan on making my tarts for the Railroad Festival. I swear I am going to get that website going. lol It has been sitting there empty for over a year. Going to surf some blogs to get myself motivated!