Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer Storms

      Ok, I just about jumped out of my chair!  That loud crack of thunder was right over our heads!  It's stormy today in Donnelly, Idaho.  I'm not working on projects right now, but, as I watch very tall pine trees swaying in the wind, I'm participating on my Etsy teams and updating my shop's FaceBook page.  It's a good day to do just that.  So, next time you have a rained in/snowed in day, take advantage of it, and work on your Etsy shop or teams. ;o)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thoughtful Summer Evening

      I'm sitting here on this beautifully mild summer evening watching HGTV with my daughter, Carolyn, and - at the same time - checking on things in my Etsy shop and thinking of ways to promote my shop.
      Getting low in the sky is the lazy summer sun, and the soothing sound of rustling leaves drifts through the window.  I'm very excited about our planned, big push to make more beautiful jewelry and nostalgic, rag dolls for this fall's big, Christmas Market at our church.  It's time to get busy preparing everything ahead of time, including our booth decorations.  *Note to self:  buy long table with fold-up legs.*  We have to provide our own table this year, and I've purchased a larger booth, as well.
      I really hope this year is a better year for our shop, as the ladies planning the Christmas Market are promoting it better than ever.  I can't wait!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

      It's July, and many are thinking about Christmas already!  It's been in the upper 90's up to 103 here.  I suppose thinking about Christmas trees and snow is a nice alternative.  It's also a great time to start thinking about Christmas shows aka bazaars aka markets. :o)  How many are in your area?