Archive for August, 2018

Fluff Friday!

Gotta check it out.

Typical brushing: “I like it! Purr purr purr purr purr!”

Followed almost immediately by: “I don’t like it! I will eat the brush!”

We went away for a family reunion last weekend and Fluff decided on some light bathroom redecorating.

VERY interested in this new toy.

Laying claim to a toner cartridge box.

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Ladies’ Night Gift Bag Promotion

A few weeks ago, I was a vendor at Leominster’s Ladies’ Night Out event. It was pretty neat- they close down a street next to Monument Square and everyone sets up in the street! They put together gift bags for the first 200 ladies to arrive, and vendors were encouraged to donate something for the bags. But I’m not in a position to donate 200 bags! What could I do?

(First time EVER remembering to take a picture of an event, not just my table area).

My friend at City Hall had the solution. She suggested taking 200 business cards and giving them all some sort of sticker. One has an extra-special sticker, and the person that presents the extra-special sticker wins a prize! “Just an idea on how a small business could get in the gift bag game without breaking the bank. This isn’t the Oscars where everyone gets Beats By Dre in their gift bags.” – a wise Melissa.

(Not pictured: the SMOOTHIE booth next door!)

So that’s what I did! I drew up a couple of whales, printed them on some Avery address labels, and stuck them to the back of 200 business cards. It cost about $6 for the entire project, and the winner got to pick any two bags from my table.

(Can you spot the winning whale?)

Obviously not everyone checked their bags to see what was inside, not everyone came to see if they were a winner, and not everyone will scope out my Etsy shop at a later date.  But it definitely drove people to my table and I’ve had a few local orders since the event. So, success!

 

 

 

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Fluff Friday

We had a fire outside over the weekend and after the “I’m going to try to back out of this harness” incident, Fluff got banished back inside. Where she yelled at us. For half an hour.

Sometimes she sleeps with us! Sometimes she doesn’t.

More rubs plz!

She REALLY wanted this carrot clump.

One of her favorite perching spots!

Trying my hand at Gardening

Growing up, my Grandpa had a wonderful garden! He grew all sorts of veggies, and spent most of the summer giving them away because he just had to much of them. Last year, I got a couple strawberry plants and the chipmunks made quick work of them. They didn’t make it through the winter, but some of the daughter plants that shot off of them seemed ok, so I transplanted them to a little section of the garden. A section I don’t have a picture of! All the plants are fruiting, and just as they start to ripen, the chipmunks swoop in again!

I had some carrot seeds, so I gave those a try. I didn’t thin them, so they’re growing around each other. They look pretty gnarly, and are pretty difficult to pull out.

We got 4 blueberry bushes for the front yard, along with 2 small apple trees. One of the blueberry bushes had a few berries on it, but a bird or critter got to them before they were ready to pick.

I started 6 green bean plants, and put the best 3 in the garden. 2 of those are VERY sad, but one is looking amazing! It doesn’t produce enough beans on its own to go with a meal, so I’ve been supplementing with store beans.

And the cucumber plants are KILLING IT! Every time I check, there are ready-to-pick cucumbers hiding under the leaves.

I have a couple pepper plants that haven’t grown over 5 inches in height, and I don’t expect to get anything from them this year. And I have a couple of beets going, because I love beets!

We got 2 of those 4 by 4 wooden garden beds from Home Depot and used one of them this year. I want to set the other one up next year, and maybe work my way up to a backyard of 4 by 4 garden boxes? I think it will help me with crop rotation because I’ll just have to remember which box had which plants in them.

I want to try a couple of tomato plants next year, some different peppers, and add more bean plants. I honestly didn’t think I would get anything out of this garden, so I’m excited to see what else I can do with it!

Fluff: A Formal Introduction

At the end of December, we adopted a cat from my friend. Her name is Lady Fluff, Fluff for short (Puff if you’re my mom), and she’s presh to death. We didn’t know we could love an animal as much as we love this curious little fluffball.

When we first got her, she spent a lot of time hiding under Norm’s legs.

She drinks out of a teacup on the coffee table. She had a water bowl, and we tried two different fountains, but she wasn’t having it. We upgraded her to a giant cup and a towel place-mat.

First trip to the vet! Very suspicious.

She likes to check out what I’m working on.

She’s into games just as much as Norm!

She got a hair cut for the summer. And then got her first bath on the same day! As you can see, she loved it.

Snooze time.

Tuckered out from destroying some paper.

I still don’t know how this happened.

What is this trickery?!

Norm got Snapchat just to send me cat snaps!

I started making videos when she tries new food. She makes the BEST faces, and I’ll share them as soon as I figure out how to get them out of my phone.

And that’s Fluff!

Recent Projects

I made some cool bags for my sister-in-law with this AMAZING Beauty and the Beast fabric she nabbed:

I took a special order for some mustache pencil cases:

I used some Harley Davidson bandannas to make mini pouches and makeup bags for a former coworker:

I went on the hunt for Bruins fabric, also for a former coworker:

I spent some time time designing Tofu fabric for my husband’s cousins! Tofu is their adorable pup :D

I still have a couple of long-outstanding projects I’m planning to wrap up this year, so keep en eye out for those!


Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

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