Monday, April 23, 2007

crafting all week long

We are very busy with our craft items for the festival, so it has been awhile between post. Just four more weeks to go, and so much to do. My dh has gotten a new camera to play with so there will be more pretty pictures to share. My daughter Andrea is hard at work on the bath salts, and my son Robert is making several types of bird houses. The next project is making the stepping stones. I'm working on the tea cup candles and the stain glass candle holders as well as the colonial candle holders with hurricane shades. One of these days I'll get to work on my cross wall hanger that I have been working on or about a year and a half. Every time I think I have free time (hehehe) to work on it something always comes up... Well maybe I get to it by the end of May. Until next time..smiles...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

These are a few of my favorite things

This is part of my craft room. My dear husband is very good at building just about anything, so I asked him to build these shelves in an unused area of my room. I love the fact that they are 20" deep. I can put all kinds of craft items up there and still have room for more. Tho you can't see it well I have a Victorian roll top desk right next to the shelves. I'm slowing get desk items of a Victorian type to add to what I all ready have.

Here is a small display of our baths salts. Only a hundred more to go. We have about five more weeks until the festival.
We are trying ten scents this time. Our newest scent is sweet pea. This is a nice mild scent that remains me of summertime. Also the pale pink color is just perfect for this scent. My daughter Andrea is my master mixer,she does both the scents and the colors for the salts. We have several scent that are seasonal, so we haven't try them yet. What do you think orange for pumpkin spice, and red for Holiday Home or maybe for cranberry chutney.
My great son Robert was kind enough to put my pictures on the computer for me. He does all my tech support on my end of the line. My blog and web pages are the great work of Sharon from, she has done a wonderful job on all these items...I love the colors best..well until

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

To start with

Well here I'm starting my first blog. My son tells me that this is a small feat of magic. The reason being is I'm not that great at using a computer. So putting this a side lets get started.
Right now my family and I have been very busy getting really for a big craft fair. We have been working on new scents for our bath soaps and salts. I have been working on tea cup candles; these were a big hit the last time we made them. I will have to go to more yard sales and flea markets to find orphan tea cups to have a bigger inventory for later.This will so broke my heart(hehehe). I will have to make some pictures to share. I'm off to the craft room to do some more work, until later...smiles

Monday, April 9, 2007

Welcome to our Family Blog!

We are so excited to have a family blog! We can chat about what is going on with our family, the kids, the house our business and share it with our friends and family that are spread to the four corners of the earth. This is a great way for all of us to keep in touch through the Internet!