Wow, it has been a fun and crazy two weeks. I realize I have not been blogging for a while, I have been so busy! I know everyone says that and we all are so that’s no excuse.
Ever since we returned from California it seems someone has stolen a few hours out of every day because I know before I left the days seemed longer and I got way more done.
I barely got all my inventory together for the big Fall Open House at Common Folk 2 weeks ago. Kathryn had the store Spookified just for the event. I was honored to be one of the featured artist. Kathryn and Eric are the most wonderful hosts. Every detail was perfect!
The new sign looks great.
Great shot Tim!
Plenty of “questionable” characters
The “Wicked Whimsy” table.
Bright and early Monday morning I decided I wanted to recreate my new kids line of gift boxes and toppers so I got to work. It took a few days but I think the new line is really looking great and I hope to add a couple more by the end of the month. They are loosely based on Nursery Rhymes that I loved as a kid. They are currently available at Common Folk and my online ETSY store (click here)
I had two swaps I had to get out for my Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group so I locked myself in the craft room for a day and got these little numbers ready to go. Hope you like them Rebecca and Becky :)
This is filled with Halloween inspired Marie supplies.
A Haunted Opera Mask
MEANWHILE, Amber at Shabbee Chick Designs asked me to be her featured artist for the month of October. What an honor! I was just taken aback with glee. Amber has an online graphics and web design business as well as a blog. It is just lovely and she is very talented. Make sure you go on over and see my Featured Artist Page on her website.
Saturday we went out to Salmon Days in Issaquah, a huge yearly event out here in WA. We hadn’t gone for years, the kids burned out on it so we just stopped going, but Tim and I decided to give it a shot. The weather was nice so off we went. The event is dog friendly so we took Ollie, our little Pom with us. He had just gotten a puppy cut so he was a hit wherever we went.
I didn’t get many pictures but Tim snapped these.
We just loved watching the Dock Dogs. These are all breeds and sizes of dogs competing for the longest distance jump into a waiting doughboy pool. They literally bring in this huge pool, about 18’ X 40’ and construct a dock onsite just for the event. They are amazing to watch. So many different breeds and techniques are used to train these dogs. They are fearless.
Except for a few
We were very impressed but Ollie was not. He was more at home charming snacks out of small children. He hates the water.
Tim couldn’t help but get some pictures of the Llamas. He has always been fascinated by them as I think they were by him.
Let’s see, where am I. Oh Yes! I was out at Hidden Meadows last night for the Fall Wedding Open House. Tracy and her husband Tim have a breathtaking farm in the Snohomish Valley with drop dead gorgeous views. The grounds are immaculate, the buildings beautiful, the back porch and bar are like something out of a Great Gatsby novel. I was so honored to be invited to show my wedding toppers in such a spectacular venue. It was a long night but all in all very fun and by the way the food was Marvelous!
UPDATE: I could not get my hands on a Mystery Date Game in time for the Halloween Party this weekend, so I have gone to plan B as I mentioned earlier. It involves ViewMaster reels with a Project Runway kind of vibe.
I’ll post pictures after the party on Saturday. That’s my life the last couple of weeks in a Reader’s Digest version. Now I must get out in my yard and do some fall cleanup.
I’ve missed you all, now go out and create some…..
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