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!


anitque show

this weekend my mom and i were able to sneak away for an hour or so to head up to a little antique show in a neighboring town. really it was like a tiny, fancy flea market.

i walked away with this little, er, oversized treaure. soon to be decorated…