Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lemon Festival

Great weather for the Lemon Festival last weekend. We saw a lot of friends and made some new ones. We had an ok event. Not as good as last year. Handed out a lot of business cards. If some of them call with orders it will be all worth it. Received an order for a blankie and burp cloth after my daughters co-worker saw the custom blankie and burp cloth we did for a shower last week.

Tomorrow I am going to a class at Moore's Sewing in Riverside. Quilter's Wallet. If it turns out, I will post a picture. I have 2 classes next week. One is Betty Cotton Theory placemats and the other is heirloom placemats. Can't wait! I love my Moore's Riverside crew!

This weekend we have the Spring Craft Show at Hillside Farms in Norco, CA. It is one of the last handmade juried events in Southern CA. We always do well there. Hope this year is no exception.

That's all for now, the Lakers are coming back on.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Getting Ready

The Lemon Festival in Upland, CA is only 10 days away. Hundreds of business and vendors and crafters will participate. Past attendance has exceeded 100,00 over the 4 days of the event. So, we are busy adding product and new items to our inventory. Don has completed some great wood pendants, starting some unique wood plant hangers and a wooden hook to pull and push your oven rack (no burned fingers). I am making some pin cushion/thread catchers, new style coin purses and flannel receiving blankets and burp cloths. Our daughter, Susan has added some scrapbooking embellishments and gift tags. Don't have pics of all our new items yet but here are a few. Well, back to work. Hope to see you at the Lemon Festival, downtown Upland.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Any Interest?

I'm contemplating running a few contests to drive some traffic to the blog and to our Artfire store and I'm interested in feedback from some of you who have done this. What are the pros and cons? Successes and not no much successes, etc....

Don has been working on some new wood pendants. He should have some ready by Monday and I can post pictures. Some really nice work. I've also been looking at new patterns to try some different projects.

Speaking of woodworking, the featured shop this week on Shops With Less Than (10) Sales - Artfire Guild is http://www.artfire.com/users/madmoravian . In addition to pens and bottle stoppers he has some stained glass work and interesting uses for chain (I loved the hat). He is also having a sale... 20% off. Just use the coupon GUILDFEATURED at time of checkout.

Well, that's all for now. Gonna hit the sack. Gotta get up early for a Sew Fun Club at Moore's Sewing in Riverside. They always have new things to show us.