Monday, September 29, 2008


I got back from Cranfest in Warrens, WI late last night. It is an unbelievable event, with 1,400 food, flea market & craft vendors. I met some great people and had a really fun time.
My daughter and mother-in-law went with me and were a huge help!
We spent a good amount of time on Thursday setting up.
There was some great food...too much to choose from!
The whole town (population around 400, normally) was transformed into a shanty-town of sorts. This is what is looked like arriving each morning.

The mornings were a bit early for my daughter and she took advantage of the slow times!!

My booth - all set up.

Lots of people - as far as the eye could see, in either direction.

My friend Pam, signing one of her watercolor prints. Her booth was next to mine.

One of the highlights of the weekend was seeing my long lost college roommate/best friend. It's been a few years since we were able to see each other.
I received my package from Laurie for the Autumn swap and need to get some pictures taken and posted for that. It was a fun swap and I received some wonderful items from her!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sorry, etsy...

I had been hoping to get some items listed in my etsy shop this fall. It has been woefully neglected. two weeks I will be a vendor at Warrens Cranfest. I've been spending every day...all day...preparing for it.'s a peek... Here is some of my new soap - Clean Fun. It's clean. It's fun!!! (The smell reminds me of Skittles)

These are (like they say) Solid Bath Oils. They are made with cocoa butter and sweet almond oil & scented with Snickerdoodle fragrance oil. Just one little bath melt and your skin feels super soft!!

The laundry soap has been a success this season. I need to make lots and lots more of it. I began using the name "Grandma's Laundry Soap" conjuring up images of some elderly woman fashioning her soap & hanging her laundry on the line...Hmmm...
In 9 weeks, I, myself, will be a grandma. Prepare yourselves for pictures!
I found these cute molds at a garage sale a week or so ago. They make great soaps!!
Still cranking out the cupcake bath bombs. The problem is, my daughter and I feel the need to run a test drive on them approximately once a night.
The dining room table will hopefully be useful for meals again, shortly!!

Once this sale is over, I WILL be dumping everything left into my etsy store!!