Best time for the exercise

Is apparently 6:30 in the morning. If I try to do it when they are awake, Milo is okay, but Daisey is all up in my face and eating my hair. Oh, and also yanking the cuffs of my pants.

But 6:30, the house is quiet. You can walk around, make a moderate amount of noise, even make breakfast and there will be no pugs scampering around.

They are so lazy.

At about 8 however, they start to come to life -- well, only Daisey. Milo likes to lay in bed until noon if he is allowed to.

I've never had such a quiet session of the exercise. I guess this means I will have to wake up that early from now on. *sigh*



I've started to list stuff on www.etsy.com. Etsy is like ebay, except everything is (supposed to be) handmade, and it's not really an auction. It's like the "buy it now" on ebay. It's neat! I think it's only been around for a month or so, but we'll see how it goes over there!

I've almost finished the matching booties to the green baby hat (picture to follow). I just have to stitch them up and add on the strap. YAY!

Oh, and you've probably noticed that the shop is gone. I'm working on a new design. I've kind learned how to .css it up, so it's going slowly. I think all I've gots left is to rephotograph and list all the items that are to be for sale. I still want to start making clothes for the peoples -- skirts, reconstructed tops, etc etc. I really want to make a skirt...perhaps this weekend? I would like to finish the site first, though.

And check out this guy:

He puts his arm up on the window like he's driving a pickup truck or something and then 'falls asleep at the wheel'. What a guy...



It's Saturday, about noon time. I should be at the farmer's market right now selling my 'wares'. But I'm home.

Why? Because it's CRAZY windy out there. Everything started pretty okay. The tent set up easy, laid the stuff out onto the table and then it started. The wind kept blowing and blowing.

The neighbors tent broke it was so windy. Our tent was picked up and the 35lb weight holding it down flew 20 feet up in the air and landed somewhere. We were lucky no one was hurt.

So we took the tent down. At this time we hear that the people running the market was having a meeting on whether or not to shut the market down. We wanted to see how we do without the tent.

I just kept lying on the stuff so it wouldn't blow away. Then stuff blew away. Then we packed up and left.


(on a side note: there was some potential there as I was only there for 2 hours and made a nice sum, so yay for that)



I'm thinking about revamping the shop site. Hmm...

I want it to be better designed, better layout, better looking (um, NICER looking?).

It'll be alot of work. I won't be able to start until after this weekend with the market and all. I'll also have to temporarily take down the shop site.

Have I mentioned that it'll be alot of work?

I'll have to think about this one.


Second Time 'Round

I will be at the City Centre Market this Saturday. Hopefully it'll go better than the last time.

Wish me luck.


Baby knitting

There's a baby due in about a week. That, of course, means that there is some serious knitting that needs to be in the goings on.

This is for that baby. This is the umbilical cord hat from Stitch n Bitch book.
I can't believe how cute this hat is. So funny!
This is my first baby thing that I have every knitted. The majority of knitted things that I have knitted were dog sweaters. Finally something for the little humans.

There will be matching booties in the works. I'll post those when I am done.=)
For fun:

I love the expression on Milo's face.



I saw something I had never seen before today. And it was just outside my living room window.

Taken from my back door (then pieced together like a frankenstein):

An entire rainbow...


I gots my Sampler yesterday. This was my first sampler. I had contributed 61 dog bone toys for the Summer Sampler and this was my reward!

I got lots of cool stuff: notebook from The Small Object, potholders from Sew Unique, buttons from Miss Chief Productions, and so much more.
I even got some nice emails from Angela and Trish about my dog bone toys that I had contributed. I'm so glad that their dogs like them! YAY!


Farmer's Market

As I had said before, I was denied a spot for the farmer's market that I had applied for. This market is HUGE! I think the biggest of it's kind in western Canada. They apparently had reached their market share percentage of the products I was offering (mostly purses and doggy clothes). So I started to look for alternative markets to participate in.

I soon found the Sherwood Park farmer's market. It was run by the summer students at the Chamber of Commerce and took place because locals wanted a farmer's market on a Saturday (the regualr one is on Wednesday's). Anyways, I applied for this one too and was accepted after a couple of hours.

This market is SMALL. Where the St. Albert's one had a hundred or so stalls, this one had a max of 25 and I think only like 15 showedup. Needless to say, I didn't do as well as I hoped. Much of my product was aimed at the teen to late 20's group. I counted 2 teens the whole day we were there. Out of 5 hours, 2 teens. I would guess about 85% of the people that visited were over the age of 40. This was the wrong demographic.

I have not lost hope. I just need to get into the markets that have the Gen X and younger traffic. It was good practice for me today. I know what to do for next time when I hit the bigger markets.

I forgot my camera, so no pics. But next time.

I do feel relieved though. For once I don't feel like I have to sit at the sewing machine because I don't have enough of something.

I think I'm going to put in the online shop the stuff that I didn't get to sell today. Hopefully I'll be able to do this over the next couple of days.

I'm pooped. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.


I'm looking at a couple of other options. Cross your fingers for me...
I didn't get into the farmer's market I applied for. I am so sad.




And not the yucky dog kind.

It's been a busy busy weekend. And it all went by sooooo fast. For some reason, I can't remember what I did on Friday. I don't remember that day at all.

Oh, wait. I remember. I worked on some pillowcase tops. Then that evening I accompanied my mom to a wedding because my dad is out of town. It was nice. The bride even made her own cake! I wish I took pictures....

Saturday, we went to the farmer's market that I had applied to. It was an outdoors event, I think the largest of its kind in Western Canada. HUGE! So many things to see. Very nice!

Today I sewed some more. Here's a taste of what I have been working on the past couple of days.

Still waiting for that letter....I wish it would hurry up. Now I'm starting to second guess that I won't get it...



New Journal Home!

Here it is in all it's new journal glory. Now, it's not much to look at for now, but as I learn how to manipulate the code, perhaps it'll get better....I hope.

For those who are interested in looking at the old stuff from the other page, before I started to use blogger, there's a link at the bottom of the side bar called 'older entries' and that will take you right to the older stuff.

Just as an update with my crazy busy crafting: I'm up to 18 purses, and I'm going to start the dog clothes right away. I have yet to receive my confirmation for the market. I'm sure I'll get it soon. I mean, there's only one week left. I plan to visit the market tomorrow (as it is the first day running) to get a feel for things.

Well, back to work. Wait. Breakfast first. Then more sewing.