Hi all

I've been wanting to paint my sewing room for nearly 3 months now but can't seem to find the right color scheme for me. So I decided to organize a bit to see if some modivation will hit me. Thus far all I seem to have is a cleaner sewing room and this time I labeled things.

I got the idea to put my fabric on hangers by browsing through Pinterest! Here is what my sewing room looked like BEFORE:

I bought me a few clear plastic totes for about $2 at walmart and filled them with my rusty items, DMC Floss and my tea lights.

I wanted an easier way for me to choose my fabric so I decided to hang them up in my closet. It makes things so much faster to chose the colors and I also matched them up with another coordinating color.

Now my fabric is where I can reach it and I have more storage room on my shelf. Here is what it looks like now and it's labeled.

I'm loving how I can now find things without looking all over for it. If only finding the right color for my room was this easy. Oh well, I guess I have to look throught some more decorating books and search Pinterest again!


Creativity Flows within

Good Morning Dear Friends,

It's about 6:35am and for some strange reason my creative juices are starting to kick in...finally! I started thinking of things that I should have done last year and kept putting them off. So this morning I'm updating all my blogs, do my etsy, stop in on linked in and post a few ideas and thoughts. A business doesn't grow if you don't give it water and right now my business is parshed. :-)

I did create a few new crafts for my wholesale business which are my bunnies. Here is a peek
Since I now do wholesale, this means that my business plan needs to change alittle. While I sit here with my stomach rumbling for food, I can't help but to wonder how many times does it need to be change? I do know that when your business goes into another direction the plan must be in that same direction. So I ask you this question...Have you updated your business plan recently? :-) Do you update it everytime you add a new craft? I think I'm gonna go to the Primmart community board and post this question. I would love to see some of the answers. :-) Have a great day!


I Got Accepted!

Hi all

Boy it's been a crazy few weeks and my head hasn't stopped spinning. First I had the craft show which was nearly a sell out! Too bad I couldn't rush home and make more crafts (the drive was nearly 3 hrs away). :-) Then I made a special baby shower gift for my niece which everyone wants me to start selling on my site. Here it is: My diaper motorcyle:

I'm not much for doing this sort of thing but it was nice to create for my niece. So not that the shows are over I'm working on making some crafts to send off to about 3 shops. I usually have 5 shops a year but I cut down on them for now which was a good idea since I really don't have much left since my nearly sell out from the Richmond Show.

Now to the really surprising news...I got my crafts accepted into Keystone Wholesale Cash & Carry in Lancaster PA! I'm excited and scared at the same time because now my whole inventory will need to change up some. Plus I'm now a member of Great Rep.com which deals with wholesale as well! Each day I wake up and say WOW! god has blessed me and now I need to get my butt in gear. Any I just wanted to share my joy with you.


A Good Doll Day

Hi all,

Last night I stayed late putting the finish touches on my dolls and organizing my file cabinet which hasn't been touched since we moved into the house (a year ago). My usual routine is to just throw my papers or receipts in the cabinet and say to myself "I will get back to it later". Yet later never happens and then you start to look for things that you need and can't find a thing. Yes, shame on me because that is not the way a crafter should do things. Yet you ever get one of those days when your so busy creating that your paper work gets put on the back burner. Well this is me during the craft show season. :-)

Now that I'm nearly done with my crafts I can get back to being normal...or is there really a normal for us crafters?! I sure hope there is. :-) If not, today I'm offically calling today my Normal Day. My dolls are done except for some accessories and I found a bag of santa ornaments that should take no more than 2 hours to do. Then I can turn on my music, dance in my clean sewing room (which won't be for long) and enjoy my Normal Day.

Here are my dolls Before


Here are my santa ornies I found in sewing closet after I cleaned it out.


A Clean Craft Room ~~Not for Long!


There is nothing like a clean craft room to make me realize that my crafts had taken over my space. I had things everywhere and once I cleaned and organized it all; I found a gold mine of supplies. I have a bag filled with doll hair, cello bags, kraft shopping bags, candle molds, scraps of homespun (to make rag balls), large bag of accessories (candy corn, crows, pumpkins, watermelon pieces and more). First let me show you my Sewing/Craft Room Before & After:



So I proceed to organize the rest of the room and found that I'm low on homespun...Oh my...how did this happen. Here is my fabric and supply shelf:

Here is my bag of doll hair:

My closet is even cleaned out and that was a miracle in itself. lol I separated everything and have a bag for the things I used the most. I also threw out some old bottles of paint that had hardened up. :-)

So now that I have a clean sewing room I should have enough space to buy more fabric, supplies and other goodies. lol After all, a crafters life is not complete without muslin and fabric surrounding them. :-)


My Craft Show Preview

Good Evening Fellow Crafters,

I'm in a fall mood and have been creating loads of pumpkins and will be doing some witches too. This evening I'm finishing up my crafts for my craft show which is Oct 26,27 & 28th. Here are 4 totes filled with my goodies.

My space is only an 8x10 so I thought I would do a preview in my living room. I think I should have enough crafts but then I still feel I need more. lol

Doing this had showed me what I was missing and also gave me the idea to do some grubby tealight candles to cover any open spaces. Lucky I had enough living room space and of course hubby wasn't home to see it. lol


Where has the Time Gone?

Hi, I know it's been a while since I last posted and it seems when I get in the flow of things...mishap begins. Well to make a long story short, I lost a job, found a new one, went back to school and then was on crutches for nearly a month. Whew, thats enough to drive anyone nuts! All in all I made it through and now back on track with my crafting.

I woke up to a rainy Saturday and spent a few hours just lying in bed watching The Avengers Movie for the 4th time! Not sure why but something about Captain America in tights gets me. :-) Once it was over I sat and pondered over the things I need to do to get my business where it should before 2013. This year seems to be moving to quickly and there is never enough time.

So today I'm making a list of all the things I should have done for this year but didn't get to. This new list will be my Resolution and I must make a dent in this list before the year is out. I'm not saying that I will complete it all but if I put a dent into getting some of it done, than I've accomplished something. With this being said....What have you not completed this year? Is there something you wish to get done but never had the time....Its not too late...You still have time.

My list will begin with the following:

create at least 4 patterns

look for more home boutique shows

look into doing wholesale/trade shows.

If I can complete these and a few more task then I will have made some kind of dent. On top of this I still need to prepare for two craft shows this year. Wish me luck! :-)