Monday, October 29, 2007

It's New York or Bust... wait AND Bust!

That's right! The news is good. I'm headed for the Bust show in NY!!!!!
This is exciting for many reasons. Mostly because I'm thrilled to be a part of the NY craft scene, even for a day, but also because it means I'm returning to my birthplace and childhood home. I have not seen my family in 20 years and during my trip I plan to have a reunion of sorts. My hope is to be able to revisit places of significance in my early years, such as the hospital where I was born, the apartment my parents and I lived in, the church where I was baptized, where my parents were married and where I went to school. After all these years I'll be able to see and remember the life I lived and left behind. It will certainly be cathartic, but I know that it's all going to worth it.

On another note... the time is drawing near... HALLOWEEN!
No costume for me this year. Again. Even so, I plan to enjoy the day fully with my sweetie and watch scary movies, eat popcorn and rice krispie snacks and later, watch the Stars game. Can't beat it.
I wish you a Happy Halloween and many more to come.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Girlie Show 2007

Wow! That was a great show and I was proud to be a part of it. I hope you were lucky enough to be there with us and that you went home will some killer stuff.

Heading to Oklahoma City I had no idea what to expect. My husband and I packed the car, said good bye to our dogs and cats and hit the road. It seemed like we were there in no time and before I knew it, we were setting up the Dallas Craft Mafia booth. The first night was truly amazing. It was a real party and everyone came dressed to kill. There was great food, a DJ and best of all amazing crafts. We were in the middle of it all and our booth was crowded nearly all night. Midnight came and we all went back to our hotels for some much needed shut eye. The next day was just as fun, but a really different vibe. The crowd was more subdued and ready to shop and we were serenaded by some great local music. When it was all said and done I was exhausted, but content with a great weekend.

We stayed an extra night just for fun and after I gave my aching feet a good rest, we scouted for a restaurant. Our waiter gave us excellent service, in fact my husband said it was the best he'd ever seen. I think he was right. A good dinner really satisfied us and we went back to the hotel with full bellies.

Thanks Girlie Show for giving us an excellent experience! I hope to do it again next year.
Toodles for now.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Wobbles and bobbles.

Check out the new Halloween items on the Dallas Craft Mafia Etsy page!
Just to vent a little. This week is jam packed for me and for the DCM and Craft Gypsies as we head to The Girlie Show this weekend. Everyday I'm making more and more goodies to bring with me, but yesterday was just one of those days! My sewing machine kept throwing loops in the thread and then I sewed a belt inside out! It was clear that sewing was not supposed to be in the plan that morning, so I switched to painting and things didn't improve much. Somehow I lost the ability to draw a straight line! Who knew? Then I stuck my arm in the paint and tracked it everywhere, ruined a few pendants because of general frustration and finally gave up in a huff. Later I tried to light a pumkin and caught my shirt on fire! What on earth?

We all have our days, don't we? Today is much better and I'm feeling good and creative and my talents seem to have returned. Wish me luck this week, because I need the positive thoughts and prayers of everyone in my world.

Back to the studio!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Crazy, wicked, spooky times.

Oh, it's going to be a great Fall and Winter. Don't you think so? I've somehow managed to book lots of shows and all sorts of events and I'm thrilled. In the meantime, my very favorite holiday is here....HALLOWEEN!
My home is thoroughly decorated and every night we light the pumpkins and bask in the glow coming from the various candles and lighted objects. It's heavenly.

We're thinking of dressing up our dogs as astronauts! That should be interesting. Our eldest Nat passed his Pre Agility 2 class this month and we're very proud of our boy. We'll start PA 3 in November. He's great at spins and stays. Good dog.

In addition I'm working and working to make special goodies for the next show. Are you going to be there? It's only the coolest show you'll ever go to in October. It's THE GIRLIE SHOW! I'm really excited because it's a girl powered event and the whole atmosphere is like a party (so I'm told). I'll post some pics after it's all over. Wish me luck!

Be sure to give me your email address if you want to get invited to my upcoming shows. I only send show updates and info and not junk or spam. Add to your address book. "-)