Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's been a week.....

.....since my first show of the year. Sales were up over last year, a good sign! Sold ALOT of dolls very early and came home with orders as well. I've taken a week to regroup, catch up on business, and can/freeze a bunch of tomatoes....well, sauce now! Yum!!
I also started going out this week every day to the track with my daughter-in-law for some much needed exercise. Oh boy, am I out of shape! But every day it feels a bit better! I push the kiddies in the stroller for an extra workout.

We went to the show a day early so we could just "chill" and do the tourist-thing. Did I mention it was in Lancaster County, PA?!! Well, you know I just HAD to buy more fabric. Now, where to put it?!!
I'll just have to use it right away. I'm in the beginning stages of a couple new patterns. Can't say when they will be ready. The idea comes into my head first. Then it takes me awhile to actually sketch it up the way I want. Then comes the cut and sew, trial and error part. Sometimes it comes easy, sometimes it goes in the "toss pile" and that's it for a long while. At this point, I have sketched ONE design and that's as far as I've gotten.
But I'm trying.........

6 comments:

Cathi - Shakerwood Primitives said...

So glad to hear sales are up! I haven't done the craft show circuit in years but I remember the ups and downs very well.

Barb said...

Glad all went well for you...sounds like you do need some time to unwind...

Nanna said...

glad you had great show. my 1st show of the yr's coming up in lss than 5 weeks, can't wait to see the new creations oyu come up with, I now have a 2nd blog that I focus on my raggedys, prims etc. come by wehn you have the time http://nannasraggedys-n-prims.blogspot.com

Rita Vermeersch said...

Your dolls are very cute, and I enjoy visiting your blog.
Many regards from tha canary Islands

Pam said...

I love Lancaster...The quilts there are just beautiful. So happy things are going good for you. You do wonderful work....

Hugs Pam

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.