coming out of hibernation

i’m still here, and about to come out of my hole, i mean home. i’ve been crafting away like a nut the last few weeks, producing i’m sure way too much stuff for the harvest festival that starts TOMORROW!!! if you’re local, please stop by and visit joy and i this friday and saturday at the harvest festival in downtown AG. it would be so fun to see some familiar faces, although i am really looking forward to some kid free time with just joy. we really never get that, you know, uninterrupted conversation. a novelty. anyhoo, the fest begins friday at 4 until 9, then again saturday from 10 until 5. i think there’s a parade going on at 9 on saturday, which i heard is great, in a down-home sort of way. we’ll be in booth #117.

here’s a sneek peek of what will be there. some of it is pretty standard, but there are a few new products, too, that i’m really excited about. and remember, whatever doesn’t sell this weekend will slowly be put up for sale at the pleated poppy. oh, and did i forget to mention that my incredibly talented sister designed my business logo for me? do you love it as much as i do!?! she has put in a formal request that i stop being her client for awhile and get back to just being her sister. i think i can manage that, well, maybe after this weekend is over ;) .

zippered pouches

reversible headbands

travel tissue cases

chubby button push pins and magnets

a few handfulls of posy pins and posy clips

new chubby button pony holders (the color is way off in the pic – too pink)

new papered windows (hooks are now added at the bottom)

another new papered window

mini clipboards (front)

mini clipboards (back)

big clipboards (front)

big clipboards (back)

so, lots of fun stuff. i am really looking forward to settling down a bit and not staying up so late, although here it is, 10:30 pm, and i still have a few hours worth of work to do! i am thankful for a supportive husband encouraging me in this adventure, 3 kids that don’t mind my crafting (my 5 year old has been makiing lots of things “to sell”!), the flexibility with homeschooling to verbally guide my daughters while i freehand cut out posies or hand stitch them together, my parents for having impeccable timing on their visits, friends with good advice (whether its hard to hear or not), and the excitement for what is to come!



  1. 1

    You have beautiful and amazing stuff! One of these days I am going to shop the pleated poppy like crazy! And I love your new logo! Great work!

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    Jeannett Gibson says:

    FUN FUN. Maybe I can convince Andy to go by the Festival tomorrow night…oh, and let me spend bajillions of dollars at your booth! :)

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    Oh, I wish, wish, wish that I was close enough to come to your stall. (ie. not in another country). I can’t decide what I like better, the flowers, the pouches…or maybe the clipboards. Beautiful fabric and papers. I know, the headbands. Gorgeous.

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    SoSoBella Designs says:

    i wish you great success at your event this weekend. you items are so stink’n cute.
    enjoy and sell.

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    the logo looks amazing! i’m so excited for you! love the clipboards–another fabulous idea. oh, and i’m totally snagging some pony ties for esther–those are too cute.

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    Can i ask how much the papered windows are?? I need to prepare the husband for how much i’ll be spending. :)

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    The Toney Family says:

    Oh my gosh linds- i love those clipboards & the windows. Can I take a couple of pride points for knowing I gave you the idea for the windows? :) However, mine will never look as cute as yours. Love them! And the logo is adorable- way to go Jennifer! Good luck this weekend- I wish I was close enough to visit. I'm going to have to copy you on the clipboards, by the way. Wedding clipboards: here we come!

    love ya!

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    little wash wash says:

    Hi, Whenever you have time I would love to order some of your chubby push pins and magnets. How much are they and how do I pay you?

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    have fun at the fall festival. love the logo, and the new stuff – so cute! how you find the time – your are an inspiration!

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    super cute stuff as always! you have the cutest style (color, fabrics, papers). you’ll have to post some pictures of your booth all set up! i hope you guys enjoy your “mommy time” and sell tons!

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    welcome back! ash and i are going to try and get to the fair. can’t wait to see what has kept you up late!

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    Us Simple Girls says:

    Just wanted you to know that we've linked this post on our blog. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

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