Thursday, November 8, 2007


I am a big fan of craft in I love going and buying stuff, and I really love handmade things. Now, seeing that I am also a crafter, and love making handmade things, it is only natural that I would eventually want to participate in the craft fairs I love so much! Soooo, this Saturday...two days from today, Monica and I will be selling our wares at "Craft Republic."

There will be about 45 vendors exhibiting their handmade treasures, and if you have never bought handmade lovelies before, you really must check it out! The CR Fair will be held at the Pomona Fairplex, home of the LA County Fair, in the Millard Sheets Center for the Performing Arts 1101 W. McKinley Ave- Gate 1 Pomona, CA. 91768. It is this Saturday, November 10, from 11AM-7PM. Admission is $2.00 for Adults and Kids under 11 are free (Fairplex Parking is $8.00). You can't beat that for a day out! For more information, check out the Craft Repulic website, click on the image above.

I have, as usual, been frantically trying to finish up stuff for the show, and will have lots of new stuff to sell. Lots of tees, Tooth Fairy Pillows, Holiday Pillows, and even a few Aprons, so if you are in the area, stop by and say hello! We will be at Booth 15. Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Halloween parties and such

So fast forward from September, to the end of October, and what is becoming one of my favorite holidays...Halloween! If you know me, you might say lots of things about me...LOL...but one of the things I have always thought about myself, is that I am not extremely social. You may even call me a bit anti-social...anyhoo...that being said, for an anti-social introvert, I sure love to entertain, and love having gatherings of all kinds. I promised Sabrina, that we would have a smallish Halloween party, and that she could invite a few of her school friends. She was really excited about that prospect, as most eight year olds would be. I was too, as her life currently revolves around Hannah Montana, and High School Musical, and I thought that running around outside, and doing Halloweeny stuff would be a nice change. Party day was really lovely, although a bit warm ( not even close to the oven-like temperatures of craft show day, though). I love seeing all the kid's costumes, and we had some pretty cute ones. Although I loved them all, my favorite costume was Emme's. She was a "Scary Fairy" er, excuse me, a "Scary Pixie", as she quickly corrected me, when I told her how much I liked her fairy costume.

Me: "Emme, I love your fairy costume! You look so pretty!

Emme: (smiling coyly) "No, Aunt Vanessa, I'm a Scary Pixie!"

Well, OK then, I stand corrected! She is so darn cute, I can hardly stand it!

What kind of mother am I, you may ask, ooohing and ahhing, over someone else's child...although she is my niece so she is practically like my own babies...! Sabrina dressed as a witch, and has rather outgrown, the princess/fairy stage (boo-hoo for me). I thought she looked pretty cool, and witchy, just as she wanted. Chloe, was a Ladybug, but didn't last too long wearing her costume, as it was too hot...sigh. Celeste was a Candy Corn Fairy, which I also thought was quite ingenious! I have a particular affinity for CandyCorn, and even dressed as one for Halloween, several years ago. Brooke, was a flower fairy, and looked so delicious, I just wanted to bite her (I refrained), Gloria, my lovely MIL, was a Nightmare Fairy, and my dear Monica was a "Desperate Housewife." How do you dress up as a desperate housewife, you may wonder? Well, you take a very pretty lady, add a cleavage baring dress, and some nice boobies, and voila! A Desperate Housewife...LOLOL (loved it)!!!
I dressed up, which normally, I would never in a million years do, but I said what the hay!!!??! I was a witch too. Here are some pics of our Halloween bash.

"Spiderman, spiderman...does whatever a spider can.."

"Nightmare Fairy"

"Oscar and the LadyBug"

"The Scary Pixie"

"Sabrina, Emme and Celeste"

"The girls again"

There you have it. Quite a smashingly fun Halloween!

Little Monster Market.

Monica and I did our first craft show back in early September, and I had been meaning and wanting to share some pics, and blog in general about our experience. First, let me start by saying we had a lovely time, and it was overall a great intro to the craft show world. Now, that being said, I think it had to be the hottest day of the year, hotter than hot...the kind of hot where you start sweating the instant you set foot outside...yikes! Monica had Brooke with her, and we managed to lug, what seemed like endless amounts of stuff...inventory...clothes racks...shelves...up a flight of stairs to our spot. Up and down...up and get my drift. I am definitely a in, I can work up a sweat just by think thinking too much...well slight exaggeration, but not really. I sweat super, super easily, and by the time we got everything set up, my eyes were burning, from all the sweat that kept running into them. Monica is so beautiful, and just got a rosy glow, from all the sweating...but me, it was not pretty! I looked like I had been working in a field all day, in the blazing sun...all before 9AM!! Did I mention, it was HOT???!? Luckily we had one of those pop up tents. so once it was set up, we were able to get some respite from the sun. We settled ourselves in for the afternoon, and had a highly enjoyable time! I didn't get a chance to check out the rest of the vendors, but Monica did, and said there were some great ones! I did snap a few pics of our adventure...

So there you have it! Our first crafty show.
We have another craft show this weekend, on Saturday. I will post more about that later.

Catch Up...

Whew! It's November 6th...What???? I have no idea where all my time goes...! I'm playing major catch up here, but who cares!! Throw caution to the wind I away about what's been going on these last few months. Here goes...