Monday, November 30, 2009

Thank you! Thank you!

To everyone who came out for the Holiday Craftacular! It was fantastic! I had so much fun, met a few new people and just pretty much kept busy all day!
I sold soooo many headbands.. my friend told me "they were the Tickle me Elmo of the Craft World" Hehe! Seriously.. I even sold the one I was wearing on my head! ;)

I have a few errands to run and have to get down to the shop to put it all back together and clean.. I left it in a mess!

Happy Monday..
(here is a pic of my display. The aisles were narrow and it was hard to get a great pic.!)

Have a great day! xo!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The holiday Craftacular....

is this Saturday! yikes!!! I have so much to do.. so with that being said I will be slightly absent from my blog this week! The shop will be closed Saturday November 28... but you can come and see me at the Madison Masonic center downtown Madison 10-5 (corner of Wisconsin & E. Johnson st.) I am so excited.. it is my favorite show of the year!

The shop will also be closed Thanksgiving day & we will open a little early on "black Friday" 9-4. I dispise "black Friday" and all that it stands for.. but I do have a retail store so I am giving in a little.. the best part is my prices are great ALL year round, but maybe I will have a little treat for those who choose to stop & shop downtown! ;)

I wish you all the happiest of Thanksgivings.. Mine will be spent back home w/ my family! I have so much to be thankful for!

Have a great week! xoxo!

Friday, November 20, 2009

All lit up.....

The shop was all lit up the other night for the holiday parade and I thought it looked soooo pretty! I am not open very late except for gallery walk.. so it is rare to see it like this! ;) Btw.. I am having a holiday open house Dec. 5th with cookies and treats during gallery walk to celebrate the holidays and buying handmade! ;)

I have been soooo busy preparing for next weekends Craftacular! I am super excited and anxious and hoping my display will work! I have lots of new cute things heading to Madison with me.. November 28th! More info. to come!

I am open tomorrow 10-1 come and say Hi! The holiday shopping season has begun and lots of things are selling quickly.. so if you are pondering an item you may want to come in and buy now before it is gone!

Have a great weekend! xoxo!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Owls ♥

I have a new artist/crafter and she lives in Oshkosh! I met her at gallery walk last month and she was wearing the most beautiful wrap! She also makes these cute owls, monsters and the cutest coffee cozies! They would make the greatest gifts!

"Buy handmade for the holidays!"

Check out her etsy shop!

Have a great day! xo!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

beautiful Fall flowers...

My husband surprised me with these the other day! ;) He had them delivered at the shop! I loooove them soooo much! He has been working out of town for quite sometime.. it has been pretty rought on all of us!

I love that he picked fall themed flowers! I have been soo caught up in the holidays with the Craftacular next weekend and the retail holiday season that starts waaaay to early! It is just a reminder that Fall is still here.. I am trying to slow down and enjoy it all!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My newly *redecorated* dining room...

This has been on my to do list for almost 4 years now... Our house was not decorated or painted in the best colors when we bought it! This cute little house has sooo much potential and REALLY I do LOVE it!

My husband has been working out of town ALOT and I thought I would surprise him by painting the kitchen/ dining room and redecorating! I loooove it sooo much! Do you recognize the paint color??? (It was paint leftover from my shop in Oregon st.)

This all started do to those crazy ADORABLE retro chairs I found at a local thrift store.. you see I am very partial to granny furniture! ;) So here is a little peak of my dining room.. it is pretty small and challenging to photograph.

Have a great day! xo!

Monday, November 16, 2009

handmade for the holidays.....

I made some new ornaments that will be going to the Craftacular with me next weekend. They are already available at the shop.. $5.00 each! I also have some with cute glitter letters that make them a really cute personalized gift! ( I am trying to have a few of ea. letter but I can't make any promises!)

I have had a busy day... a photo shoot for a local magazine that I will tell you about a little later! ;) I also did a little thrifting, cleaned my sewing room (so I can walk in there! Lol) and I am getting ready to sew up some new skirts!

Hope your Monday is off to a great start.. I am off to pick up my kids from school!

Happy Monday! xo!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Keepin' with the theme...

of the week! I guess which would be the holidays! :) I am sooo tired after a super long day.. but I have all my goody bag samples for the Craftacular ready to ship as well as some inventory for Anthology! Phew...that was a big "to do" on my list!

So for fun and because it is Friday here are some cute and funny holiday ornaments and decorations from Urban Outfitters. I am sooo tempted to buy the cardboard fireplace.. HILARIOUS!

Have a great weekend everyone!!! xo!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Come and help us kick of the holiday season in downtown Oshkosh! The holiday parade is tonight at well as the tree lighting ceremony in Opera house square (the park across from my shop) The celebrations start at 6:00 pm and we will be staying open during all of this! Come and say Hi and get your holiday shopping started.. we have the most unique handmade gifts! Support our downtown, shop locally, buy handmade this holiday season! xoxo!

By the way is it really Thursday ALREADY??? This week is going so fast! Here are some new pics of the shop in its holiday lovely's!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy "97th" birthday Grandmom!

Today is my Grandmom's 97th birthday! She is an amazing woman.. and growing up with her living under the same roof most of my life.. I hate to say this but I know I didn't appreciate her enough! She has experienced an amazing life growing up in Philly and then New Jersey and eventually heading west to Wisconsin with my Grandpop. I have always enjoyed her stories and am so thankful for them. She also is an amazing seamstress and I think I inhereted her genes... hehe! I always had beautiful handmade dresses, doll clothes, my barbies even had handmade faux fur jackets & not too metion our halloween costumes always won! ;)

Happy birthday grandmom! I really do love and appreciate you and I am so glad we had Sunday together with our family! xo!

(The pic. on the cake is of her at age 20 in Ocean city N.J.) My uncle had it made... the coolest cake ever!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday.. Monday .. Monday...

This Monday is totally trying to defeat me.. I am feeling a bit of crankiness! :( I had a dermatologist appt. this morning! (Won't give ya the details but 6 months ago I had a suspicious mole removed and I had to go back to get 4 more removed, 2 for cosmetic reasons! What a way to start your week off huh??

Then I get home and get all my bills on 1 day.. and it is MONDAY! my C.C. company really sucks and YES it is a bailout bank.. so I am being SCREWED to say the least. I am glad they got billions to only screw over us consumers! Thanks Obama!

Lastly the days is half over and I have been running around.. so the kids and I are going to go see "Where the Wild things are" I loved that book and I have been anticipating the movie.. I REALLY hope it is good!

Oh and we are refinancing our house so once all that is said and done I can pay off that stupid c.c. and be done w/ that bank, but as of now I have to leave it all alone and pay my ridiculous fees!

I hope your monday is a little better than mine.. I am not letting it defeat me though!

p.s. on a much happier note ..I had a headband photo shoot with my friend Carla! Fancy headbands will be back in my etsy shop soon! xo!

Happy Monday! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gallery walk... this Saturday!

This Saturday is November Gallery walk. My featured artist is my good friend Mindy of Kuen designs! Mindy's handstamped jewelry, fabric headands as well as the most adorable onesies with vintage ties will make the cutest gifts!

Come and see ...the shop is all ready with christmas decorations. We have the most unique handmade gifts in town!

Gallery walk is this Saturday night 6-9 pm! See you there!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

handmade soap!

A good friend of mine from Appleton just started making all natural handmade soap. It is really nice (I use it too)& smells so wonderful. I have a nice selection available at the shop! All bars are 4-5 oz and cost $5.00 ea. or 5 for $20.00! A great deal.. come and check it out! It is also available on her website here.. Soap makes great gifts!

It is starting to look a lot like christmas.. well at the shop anyhow! open 10-3 today. Come in and get your holiday shopping started! xo!

update.. sorry about the error on the price of soap! It is now fixed the soap is $5.00 ea. or 5 for $20.00! :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I ♥ Bows!

Here is the newest addition to the fancy headbands.. a sweet lil' silvery bow! I have them in black & red too!

I am of to the shop to take down Halloween decorations and put up christmas! I love this time of year....

Have a great day! xo!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Monday!

Can you guess what this is??? Well it is the biggest pile of vintage/reclaimed fabrics that I just washed.. off to make skirts and a new dress! I am excited!

Can't wait to share .. oh and I really want to make a new purse design. We'll have to see how much I can get done! I am off to straighten out that pile.. iron and sew up some great new goodies!

Happy Monday! :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hello November...

Hello November.. I can hardly believe you are here!