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The Thick of Things
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Take some time to enjoy the fall

I love the colors of fall and dig the crisp, cool weather.  The things I really look forward are watching my big baby boy play football and selling my puppets at art and craft festivals.  To be honest, I love seeing him do anything.  He is so excited and really found a passion in football.  As far as my puppets, I love making them and sharing them.  They bring joy to people like me watching my cornerback.  Whatever makes you love fall, own it and love it.  It makes everyday be joyful!

Displays at Craft Shows

The craft season is starting again and I am beginning to pull together my inventory and decide on how to display my fantastic puppets.  I am in constant awe of my fellow crafters talents with display and hope to use and reuse products wisely and creatively.  I have noticed the use of older luggage and bins and hope to incorporate it with my hand puppets and stick puppets.  I also like to use old quilts and clotheslines too.  I hang my finger puppets on the clotheslines and use the quilts as tablecloths.

The Home Stretch

Well, I getting down to my last three craft shows.  I feel relief and regret.  I am tired and will be glad to sleep in on Saturday and Sundays again.  I won't have to load and unload a hundred puppets in my little Chevy and drive an hour or two to wherever and make up a small residence for the day with in a small 6 X 8' space.  I won't get to see the smiles and giggles of the kids and adults as they peruse my colorful puppet table.  I won't get to "network" face-to-face with my crafter peeps and share tips and highlights from previous shows.  Wait a minute...this is getting pretty depressing.  I will have remorse and probably withdrawal.  I will slowly start to organize my art studio, then plan the spring and summer, and, then fall and winter all over again.  Before I know it, my special winter craft season will begin again.  I feel so much better now!  

The Thick of Things

I truly am in the thick of things.  Fleece, fur and feathers.  As a puppet maker the three F's!  It is fabulous.  I am having a blast attending all of the craft shows and meeting so many new friends.  Please look at my schedule on my home page and try to come out to one of the shows.  There are so many wonderful artisans at the different markets and you will definitely find some unique treasures at any of the events you attend!

The holidays are coming!

I try every year to prepare for the holidays.  I have four children and many nieces and nephews to buy for and enjoy giving.  But I do believe I am getting worse at planning for the holiday gift season.  When my kids were younger I started to meet with my siblings and in-laws and collect the lists!  Find out sizes, action figure favorites and whether or not they had the latest Madden game.  I think I peaked way to early, may be I was an early achiever?  Trying to be the best Aunt and Mom, creative and practical all in the same package.

Gotta love fall!

I love the colors of fall and dig the crisp, cool weather.  The things I really look forward are watching my big baby boy play football and selling my puppets at art and craft festivals.  To be honest, I love seeing him do anything.  He is so excited and really found a passion in football.  As far as my puppets, I love making them and sharing them.  They bring joy to people like me watching my cornerback.  Whatever makes you love fall, own it and love it.  It makes everyday be joyful!

What a beautiful country!

Coming back into town from a college road trip.  My son is looking at several schools in MD, PA and Ohio.  I reinforced my love of the beauty of MD.  Ohio was a wonderful surprise.  My recent travels have taken me to many pretty places but Ohio and PA countryside blew me away.  They amazed us all with their dynamic landscapes of rolling hills, rugged terrain and unique architecture.  The campus' were equally dynamic and showed progress and pride.  We don't know which school he will be drawn to.

Spring is just around the corner, really!!


Holiday Rush

I am so excited for this time of the year.  I get to spend more time with my family and friends, eat wonderful food, play in the leaves and sell my creations at market.  I love going to the various festivals and craft shows.  I have been busy, learning the ins and outs of commerce.  I get lots of advice and suggestions.  Everyone is so kind and helpful and I hope the joy of the season continues.  If you live in the area I will be selling my lovely puppets in Chevy Chase at the Women's Club this Saturday, 11/9 and later in the month I will be in Arlington, VA at the Etz Hayim Congregation for their annual craft show on the 17th of November.

Busy, Busy, Busy

My little business has slowly been gaining momentum.  I am having a grand time making puppets and sharing them with the community.  At the last few craft shows, visitors are surprised by their own reactions.  First comes disbelief, then a chuckle.  It seems to appeal to everyone, even the grumpy ones.  I love sharing my creativity and look forward to more avenues to explore! 
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