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Monday, October 27, 2008

New things!

We've had some great ideas from our customers lately. Yay customers!
I had a potential customer ask if I could make a shawl pin using my Celtic Knot Infinite Swirl Cross Ornament design. It was a great idea and this is what I came up with.
She liked it and bought it and it is now a regular item in our Etsy shop. We already sold one to someone else too!
Mimi and Moe's Mom aka Karen asked us to make "Infinity Symbol " Earrings. Another great idea and we already sold a pair to someone else too!Thanks Karen!

This another sort of new design. I reworked my Fancy Loop Hoop Earrings to give it a teardrop shape. This is called:




I really liked my Fancy Loop Hoop Earrings ...
but realized that I prefer a longer teardrop type shape for my own particular face shape.
That's all the new stuff this week.
Busy ,busy ,busy...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Muddy Creek Corn Maze


Last Sunday we went to our local Muddy Creek Corn Maze. Since we went last year also I guess it is now an annual tradition.

The kids had fun in the corn pit. Henry gave Aidan a nice corn shower.
Aidan returned the favor.

Max led the way with kettle corn on hand.


Soon the energy level died down a bit and Ryan pushed 3 lazy boys in the deluxe stroller.

Nick's shadow...


Three boys on a hayride.( Henry actually was happy despite the odd picture.)

Max surprised and kind of disgusted us by eating this raw corn he took from the maze. he is actually the pickiest eater and hardly eats anything but he really got into this old nasty corn.
good times....








Friday, October 17, 2008

Jillian's perfect Halloween Birthday Bash for Ethan

Last Sunday my good friend Jillian gave a lovely Halloween style 6th birthday party for her son Ethan who is one of Henry's best friends.She put Martha Stewart to shame.She bought some non latex plastic gloves from a deli and put candy corn at the fingertips and then filled them with popcorn. The creepy hands are spread in front of the tray of peanut butter bloodshot eyeballs.


She made yummy mummy shaped calzones that had a red bloody sauce to drizzle on top.


Lovely pumpkin cookies .

The birthday cake was a moist ,rich chocolate cake with ganache filling and a praline frosting.
Amazing.

The dudes assumed the position on the couch while the cutest superman ever (Max) entertains us. Check out his cowboy rubber boots and his extra utility belt.We've been getting a lot of use out of this Batman costume since the day we got it.
Henry the farmer engages in some M-n-M grazing. This is the same costume he chose last year. Simple and understated. He's not really one of those dress-up superhero type kids.He'll just do whatever it takes to get some candy.

The highlight of the party was when Ethan's baby sister Olivia surprised us with taking her first real long steps. I happened to have my camera on at the time and was able to catch the little pumpkin walking across the room for the first time:

video
I've decided to blow off the Saturday Market tomorrow. Last weekend we had perfect weather and a late starting hometown football game and sales were still disappointing. Luckily we got an unexpected wholesale order so I have the perfect excuse to not go tomorrow.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkins and new fun hair stuff

We went with Henry's kindergarten class last week to the Pumpkin Patch. It was a lot of fun and the boys were the only ones to choose the white moon pumpkins for their own amongst all the other orange ones (which were also quite impressive.)

Max insisted on showing me his "scary" face when I took the pictures.
The final product....the one on left has hearts for ears that you can't see in the picture.

I did some work on some new fun hair adornments. This one also works well as a shawl pin.

I had two different customers ask for custom single hair sticks so once again the light bulb went off above my head and I realized I should make them a regular item and put them in our Etsy shop.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Fight Club

Last night we all went out to the Philomath Youth Activities Club fundraiser. They had lots of inflatable bouncey rooms and slides and games to soak up lots of kid energy. Perhaps the most amusing was the giant boxing gloves bounce set up.

The helmets are on.


The boys take to their corners...


The fight begins. Max comes out of his corner determined to bring down his big brother.


And he's down. He got up again and again and got Henry down a bunch too. You'd think 2 hours of this stuff would tire these boys out but noooooo. They were still up too late again.
And here's a little video of some of the action:

video

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Fall Inspiration

I found myself picking some of our grapes and it suddenly occured to me that they would be the perfect backdrop for our hanging vases. The weather was perfectly overcast and towards the end of the day. The Wide Flast Hanging Vase with Purple Accents
seemed ripe for pickin' hanging next to those clumps of grapes.


The haybales "spoke" to me too.


Heart Shaped Hanging Vase with Blue Accents