Tuesday, January 25, 2011

To Make or Not to Make??? and a Family Reunited! (no not Oprah's)

So, this past weekend my mom gathered all of us kids together (my brothers and their families as well as mine). She had something to announce. No one knew what was going on as mom had never done this before. However, since im the favorite (lol) I was aware of what she was doing.

She announced that there was going to be not only a new addition to the family...but THREE additions. My oh so smart brothers immediately asked if she was pregnant...OMG...really??? LMFAO!

She found one of my foster brothers from 25 years ago (she was a foster parent for many years when I was growing up). So we reunited with him and met his wife and young son. It was a great time and a very unexpected surprise for everyone else...

Here is a pic of me and the family together. From left to right...my middle adopted brother, MOM, my oldest full blood brother, me, my long lost foster brother and my youngest half brother. It was a good time had by all!

Ok...now on to other business...

So I am having a dilemma of whether or not I should make a Valentine doll. I have one in mind but am thinking it may just be too close to the holiday to sell. I also vowed to myself (as i have for the past countless years) that I would devote the slow season to gearing up for the following Halloween and Christmas seasons. Although I do have a few fireworks that I should probably finish up for Independence day selling. I have also made up some new Valentine Hang Tags and St Patricks tags (below).

Outside of that, I can't decide if I should just delve back into Halloween and Christmas items.

I need your help as my loyal followers, customers, friends and business associates...would you rather see more product variety for the soon to be here Halloween/Christmas season? Or would you like to see items for all seasons/holidays?

You can email me your thoughts, comment here, on facebook or wherever you'd like to get the message to me. I would just like some feedback from ya'll since you are what keeps me in business and you are what keeps me going with new ideas, etc.

Until next time...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Who's up for Blueberries and Valentine Hang Tags???!!!!

Good day to you all! I know...I've been missing in action once again...WHEW! I'm still trying to recover from the holidays as I'm sure most of you are!

They went over well and the kids are extremely happy with what they received. I was lucky enough to be able to spend the holidays with my family to include my brothers, nieces, nephews, etc.

So...here comes the slow season so I have decided to focus mostly on ramping up for the upcoming Halloween and Christmas season (I know you don't want to hear that right now lol). However, I will be throwing in a few seasonal items here and there!

I've got fireworks (some finished and some that need to be finished) coming for the 4th of July holiday. These went over real well last year after I decided to dip them in my Extreme Apple Pie wax! I will also be putting out the pattern for them as well!

Ok...what's new? Well...I got some vintage image Valentine hang tags made up. They turned out awesome! You can either buy the finished product or the printable for them! Just click on the photo below to visit my store!

Another new item...something simple but something I have been wanting to do for awhile. I love the smell of blueberry so I figured I would not only make some blueberry ornies...but a blueberry doll as well.

Meet Baby Blue...

She's been out picking blueberries and she got herself a monster! Her monster blueberry as well as the smaller blueberries in her chest have all been dipped in my Boisterous Blueberry scented wax with just a tiny hint of raw vanilla! Oh she and her blueberries smell so wonderful! She will be listed on ebay tonight so check back and click on her photos to go to my auctions.

Lastly, I also have blueberry ornies. Same wax dipped as Baby Blue has above. Each set of ornies contains 24 highly scented blueberries! There will also be a pattern available for these as well!

WHEW! That was quite long winded! I guess that's what I get for going missing for so long! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and have a most awesome day!