Friday, October 28, 2011

Boutique at the Barn Reprise

  I was not going to do any craft shows this year, the time and energy that goes into a show is not proportionate to the profits recouped at a craft fair.  However; a friend said she would do it if I would do it...pressure. I started thinking along two lines of thought; first, The Boutique at the barn was really fun last year, I enjoyed the experience thoroughly. If I had gone this year as a customer instead of a vendor I know that I would have been looking longingly at the vendors wishing I was there. Second, there might be repeat customers from last year who will be looking for me this year and I really want to keep the Miss Moss Demi-millinery in people's mind as a place for fabulous, custom, handmade hair adornment.
So this year I approached it differently.  My goal is not to make money (but I do hope to pay for some Christmas gifts) but to keep up exposure and to show what I can do in the fabulous world of millinery.  My goal is to get at least one (hopefully many) custom orders.
 I didn't do much other than order supplies until after Boba Fett's baptism and then I worked every day for a few hours.  Last year I worked for 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, for 3 weeks.  Instead of volume I concentrated on a variety of hats.  I finished 2 days early and now I am just sitting about waiting for tomorrow.  Nice.

The Miss Moss Demi-Millinery will be at  Boutique at the Barn , tomorrow Saturday, October 29th from 10am -4pm at Fallbrooks Farm on Jackson School Road in North Plains, Oregon.

 I look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ordinances, New Baby, Vew Crafts and 2 Fairies

Boba Fett was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last weekend.  It was a good time to spend with my family and get a great family photo.
See how I got Moose to wear a tie?

Boba Fett requested that we go out for ribs at Applebees.

I have been spending a lot of time millinering getting ready for the Boutique at the Barn. 
But I have had time to make a Halloween wreath that  I found here.
I also managed to make a nightgown for Kristen's sweet adorable new baby girl who is the most beautiful baby ever.
  I had to make it, the baby was 2 weeks over due and I was going stir crazy waiting to discover if it was a boy or a girl!I am so happy she is a girl.
Today we had sweet Bella over to play with Nutmeg and they were awfully cute.

I need to re-enact this up at the Gardner's place in the woods.

Aren't they the cutest pair of girls ever?

Today was a glorious autumn day.  I hope we can get a few more weeks of weather just like this as payment for our awful rainy and cloudy summer.