Monday, August 31, 2009


Today I didn't get the other design finished. It was a nice day, cool but sunny so me and my daugther-in-law, tucked the kiddos in the car and went to town. Walked for approx. one hour. Let me tell you, pushing two toddlers in a double stroller up and down small hills, IS a workout. When we were done, we stopped to get them both ice cream. But, we adults were very good and resisted the temptation to get our own :(

It's been 2 months today and I've managed to lose 19 lbs! Woohoo!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Modifications and a winner!!

Well, I tweaked the pumpkin doll and remade it, added the snowgirl to the pattern, and picked the name for not only the cat but the snow doll too. Click on the picture to get a better view!!!
I am pleased to introduce to you finally: "Punkin', Pye, and Ice Cream". My newest pattern, ready to mail by midweek! Love these girls, making them up for my final show in October for sure.
This pattern will be sent to the person who suggested Pye so please email your mailing address!
Stay tuned though, there's one more pattern that will be also ready this week. Should have the pic in a day or two!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Uh oh........

....the creative juices took over today and there is an addition to the design. Stay tuned tomorrow for the new "addition". In the meantime, keep the names coming, I love them!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Here's Punkin and ?????

Meet Punkin and her lil friend.......? Her friend needs a name so here's what I've decided to do, I'm going to run a contest until Friday. The person that suggests the best name will get a free pattern! So, leave your comments and suggestions!

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.........

Monday, August 3, 2009

Late nights, early mornings...

...that is it for this week. My first show of the year is on Saturday. If you are near Lititz, PA, I suggest you visit this one. It's a biggie!
I'm really just finishing up UFO's right now. I'm never fully ready for this one, it seems it's the "warm-up" to my 3 day show in October.

Anyhoo, I have no pics, sorry, but it all goes from the table to the boxes at this point. I'll try to snap a few at the show but these people are buying as you are setting up!!