Friday, October 29, 2010

Looking for a 48 hour day!

It is becoming increasingly clear that I should have been spending a lot more time sewing through the long, lovely summer. While it is true that I manage best under pressure, I forget that I also tend to increase my personal quota for shows with each one that I, I am "drowning" in a sea of black and white at the moment. Forgive me if I "bloggeth" not....
Creating the "sisters" requires various "props", and one that I have been needing is something to represent a dentist. The name of the dentist at the moment is "Sister Phyllis Driller" while at my check up the other day, I proceeded to take out my phone to take a photo of a dental drill just as the dentist entered the room. Once I told him what and why I was doing this, he happily gave me my very own drill to take home in order to have a good example while sculpting the one that I actually need. (these were broken drills no longer in use) I will refrain from trying to do any dental fillings at home with this new item. Heaven knows, I have enough to do without adding this to the "mix"!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cookies for Santa!

"Guess who" will be here in two short months, and he will be expecting cookies! (or something more interesting!) Part of the show line is this little "Santa" plate which is personalized for the child, or children, to set out each season for "Santa" to know where his special snack is! Each one of these is hand-lettered, and illustrated, and I think that I can do them in my sleep now! The plates are currently available at the "Etsy" site.
As that date was typed, it makes one realize how much has to get done in the next two months...and that is not even the personal stuff! Preparing for the "One of a Kind" show in Toronto, which takes place from November 25th-December 5th. This year, "Nun of a Kind" will be exhibiting from November 25th-November 29th, the first five days of the show. The selection will feature all of the "Nun of a Kind" sisters, plus ornaments and a little "side" of Christmas characters. Back to work!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Kidlids" and some great models!

During the last two recent shows, the "Kidlids" have had the good fortune to be purchased by some fine looking little models. This little "pumpkin" is sporting a chenille "kidlid", and seemed very excited about it! :)
Wearing this lovely cotton "chapeau" is Samantha...and how cute is she! A perfect model who would make anything look good! Many new designs ready for the next show this weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Invasion of the Scarecrows!

One of my very favorite shows happens in a town which experiences a "Scarecrow Invasion" this time each year! The whole town decks itself out in these characters, and there is a parade, etc. to celebrate the fall season...and the scarecrows! In addition to this, there is a craft show called "The Apple Harvest Craft Show", run by volunteers who do a fantastic job of organizing the show, and manage to draw in thousands of people to visit the vendors...something that we all appreciate! A true testament to their efforts is that most vendors stay for years and years, as have I, and it is a great chance to meet up with customers and vendors from years past, and a good chance to "catch up". This show always sees a record number of the "Nun of a Kind" collection leaving the booth, and that is always a good sign for the season.
The first photo shows the approach to the town...beautiful Georgian Bay in full view! The sign in the next photo shows what will be greeting you in the town in terms of the scarecrows, and the following two show just a few of the creative ways that the scarecrows are staged throughout the town. A great weekend!