Thursday, September 24, 2009

Can the Girl Pack or What?

Well the van is loaded and ready to pull out in the morning...rain or shine!  What you see is a 10' x 20' tent, all the display stands and all my inventory.  I've had people just stand and watch as I start pulling it all out.  They say it reminds them of the clowns getting out of the VW at a circus.  It just keeps coming and coming.

I've also had people just as amazed while watching me pack it all back in the van at the end of a show.  There's a place for everything and everything is in its place.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

Rain, rain, go away!
I've got an outdoor craft show Saturday!
Rain, rain, go away, PLEASE!
I don't want water up to my knees!

Don't you just hate it when it rains on your parade or as in this case, your craft show?  I've been so pumped and busy getting ready for my first craft show for 2009!  Then the dreaded forecast...rain, rain, rain!!!

I had the same dilemma last week.  At the last minute, I had just about decided to do our local craft show.  Then came the forecast...40% chance of rain.  Knowing I had two big shows in the next couple of weeks, I opted to stay home rather than take a chance of getting soaked.  Wrong decision!  No rain...even the sun made an appearance!

I (and problably several 100 other folks) am praying for the weather to move on out earlier than expected this weekend also.

Here are a few photos from the 2008 BPW Barn Sale in Camden, AR!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

Pardon me while I get on my soap box!  For the last 25 years I have used Delta Ceramcoat acrylic paint for all my painting projects!  Now for some unknown reason (at least unknown to me) they have changed not only the packaging, but also evidently the paint within the bottle!!!  Big mistake!!!  They ruined a perfectly good product!
 It is kind of like the story of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears...Apple Barrel is too thin...Folk Art is too thick...Delta Ceramcoat is (make that was) just right!  What's a girl (Okay, I used that word lightly.) to do?
So far I've scoured the stores and internet for any paint in the old package.  That's the bottle with the rainbow on the label rather than the one with the colorful flower.  Fortunately, I've found a few, but when that is gone...I'm going to be in a pickle!
Any of you other painters/artists have any suggestions?  Please let me know!

A "Hot" Giveaway

Firecracker Kid is having a "hot" giveaway on Oct. 1st.  It's this neat primitive rolling pin / dough bowl holder.  Winner gets to choose color!  "Pop" on over and sign up.  Not that it will do you any good because I'm going to win!  (Only the stand is being given away.)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

No Chimney, No Problem

If you don't have a chimney and your little one is worried about how Santa Claus will get into the house on Christmas Eve to leave all those longed for gifts, here's your sign! This is my original take on the familiar Santa's Magic Key. As it says in the note to Santa, just hang the key on an outside door so he can use his magic and this key to open the door. Then Santa can leave it by his cookie plate and you can keep it safe until he needs it again next year.