Christmas crazy

meDo you also feel like time is just being sucked into a hole and you didn’t get to use it before it went? I feel like I am just a spectator of it at the moment. I can’t even get a whiff of it. Time that is…

Still trying to get the Christmas shopping together but it is a slow process. On top of it I have to get stuff that will fit in a USPS “if it fits it ships” box or no one will enjoy them anyway. All my gifts are leaving the country and heading to Sweden where my family is. Well no one will get anything unless I find stuff.. Damn it! I knew I should have started in August!

I am currently absorbed in tasks that have nothing to do with Christmas. Planning a beef and beer fundraising event to help a friend who just got diagnosed with neropancreatic and lung cancer… Hopefully we can get enough money to make a difference. If you care to donate or help out just go here: Stand up 4 Kevin

On Saturday it is wedding time. Another friend is getting married! She is like my American sister in fact. Her parents really took me in when I moved here. So to stay on budget for the wedding I was first going to rent a dress from RentTheRunway instead of buying one I would probably only wear once. But then I decided to go even cheaper and is now MAKING a dress instead. Stupid decision since I really do NOT have time for such a thing… But that is me. Planning is EASY – sticking to the plan is another story! And ideas come and go… they seem great in the beginning… Me in a nutshell

So in the midst of thingsBruno4, I am still trying to work my regular job, learn applied Kinesiology and muscle testing, keep up with my Etsy orders, teach dance once a week, be a wife, a dog owner, eat, sleep and exercise.. I honestly feel I don’t have the energy to give each task my fullest attention and I hate it! But at least I never have to be bored 🙂 Life is good after all!! 😀

How are you all doing? Are you going Christmas crazy too??

Save the date – Craft Fair in PA comming up!

Ok, so I have booked in TWO craft fair appearances. My two first – ever –
I am excited and a little nervous. Normal thoughts are: What if I don’t sell anything? and What if I don’t bring enough stuff?

I guess those are normal concerns to have preparing for something like this. It would almost be strange if I didn’t. So basically I am working of making it work for me and my potential new customer 🙂

Stop by and say hi if you have the possibility and let’s the Christmas Shopping BEGINS!
Here are the dates and locations:

Friday November 9th 2012 – 6pm to 9pm
Home Shopping Extravaganza
Doylestown Township Activity Center
425 Wells Rd, Doylestown PA 18901

Saturday November 10th 2012 – 10am to 3pm
Lower Moreland PTA Family Craft & Gift Fair
Lower Moreland High School
555 Red Lion Rd, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006

 

First Craft Fair

Should I be completely nervous?! – I just decided, after some thinking, that it is time that I put my Candie Ink stuff up for sale at a craft fair. And this is the time to do it! Christmas will be here faster than we know it!
Any good tips? What do I bring? What do I have think about? What are must haves?

Up-cycle challenge in progress

So far I have cut out all the new pieces from my old dress and hope that my new one will be a little bit more attractive in real life as in my head.

20120626-092859.jpg

Recycle/UpCycle Challenge

My beloved Etsy Team: Daily Dose of Handmade is having a challenge:
To recycle and up-cycle something!!

Wanna Join the challenge? They are giving out a price to one winner and this is a great opportunity to do something that should have been done a long time ago. At least that is the case for me.

I have this dress I made a year and a half ago. Inspired by the second Sex and the City movie… only it didn’t turn out so “Sex and the City”.. I ended up wearing it anyway for a wedding. A few months later my hubby and I bought a house and had a hose warming party with a bonfire in the back yard. My husband challenged all guests to bring something fun to burn as a competition. And he asked me to burn this dress… he hates it and refers to it as “the table cloth”!! LOL!!

So this is a great opportunity to make some improvements to this dress… or at least use the fabric to make something else…

JOIN ME in this Challenge – Click Here for details