Monday, November 29, 2010

Our holiday open house

I am back from our holiday open house this weekend.  Next year we have decided to do only friday and sat no sunday!! YIPPEE!! sunday was 10-3 and it was very very quiet.  Overall we did about 1/2 of what we did last year which is ok since we had a very good busy show last year and things are different this year as we all are aware of!  So here are some pics of our offerings.  My friend Laura does all the hypertufa leaves and stones and they all look amazing!! 

I did have about 15 altered books I got done and also some altered frames. 
Here is her waterfall and I just love this one!! 

We offer some grubby candles in all sizes and some very cool candle holders.

grubby votives that smell amazing!

My mom and brother and I made up some fresh pine centerpieces with and without candles.

And my friend Bonnie had a few antiquey pieces like this old chair.

homemade rugs

all natural soaps and lotions

some fixins and essential oils

more of my signs

lots of candles, pip berries and refill bulbs

one of my bake shoppe tables
A snowman in a basket filled with twigs, berries, and pods and some cones. 

I have to say as much fun as it is I am so so SO so glad to be back home with my guys!!  It was great today I packed up all the fall decorations around, started  decorating outside for xmas.  I put some pine branches around the farmstand, filled some window boxes with pines, cones and some red ornaments and made a couple of pine swags to hang around.  It really was almost 50 outside today and a perfect day for it now all i have yet is to put lights around and then can sit back and enjoy the white shimmering lights.   As much as I love colored c9 lights I absolutely love all white!!  I have lots of ideas of some new things I would like to make next year for our show and am for NOTHING doing a show the weekend before ours!!  LOL i say that now!! 
So this week is gonna be a bit crazy!!!  Thursday I am at Allegan market in the am with Dave from Young Earth Farm, South Haven in the afternoon and then off to Douglas to Everyday People Cafe to do their evening open house of artists!! Friday is Bronson Market then Saturday is Saugatuck Green Market I am in and then Sunday is the artists show at Saugatuck Brewery!!  So BUSY week ahead of me so it was nice to slack around a bit today and not do alot!!  even though I have to do double time tomorrow and wed!! 
Well have a great week I will try to get back on here and take pics of the cookies for my cookie boxes I will be makin this week!! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Turkey Day

I hope you and your families have a BLESSED THANKSGIVING DAY!!  We are going to my parents house tomorrow and I have a ton of bakin to do so wanted to wish yall a happy day just in case I dont get on here til late tomorrow!

Here are some new paintings I have been workin on since 3 this am.   A bit different than last weeks, they will be for sale at the DECATUR show we are doing this weekend  HOLIDAY AT NEWTONS WOODS!!  Fri sat and sunday!!  So I am leaving for the kitchen now to bake and am leaving yall with lots of pics to look at!! 

I did make some peppermint swirl bark while at the kitchen yesterday.   I put some hershey's chocolate candy canes thru the hammer process to get a nice fine consistency and then melted down some awesome white chocolate.

Swirled that and decided it needed some color.

Melted some red candy melts down and really swirled that into the chocolate for a nice pinky kind of color. 

Off to cool!!

ENJOY your turkey day yall!! 
Thanks for visiting Chicken Scratch!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Marvelous Monday

Today was really nice outside almost 63 degrees only it did rain quite abit and it is thundering out right now and we are under a possible tornado watch.  Craziness for this time of year!!
Here are some carob dipped milk bones for the shows and of cource my "boys" have approved them as yummy!!

I packaged up 3 in a pkg.  They look so cute!!!

I also worked on some dips to package up.  My dillyicious dill dip which was a big hit at the show on sat.  Samples of that my pumpkin spice dip and also my taffy apple dip mix and bacon dip mix.  

I love these gingham papers and loaded up from Hobby Lobby last time I was there and they were on sale!! cant wait for another paper sale!! 

The pumpkin spice dip mix is so good and it is delish on a toasted bagel too!!

ANd these were all sold at the show.  I am working on a few more for another show this weekend. 

The lady that bought this one loved it and said 'it spoke to her" LOL glad everyone was happy with the signs. 

 So my craftin peeps and I are puttin on a primitive holiday show this weekend FRIDAY SAT AND SUN at NEWTONS WOODS town hall in DECATUR!!  Just past the cass road.  Just minutes from Decatur.   Which Decatur high school has their big holdiay show this weekend too!!    So I will be sure to take lots of pics for yall and if yall are nearby stop on by!! I am offering a homemade lunch on sat and will also have lots of goodies to offer, lots of primitives, handmades, some antiques and great handmade local holiday gifts!!
Talk to ya soon!!
Have a great night!!