Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pretty Ribbon Chains

I now have lovely ribbon chains/cording for the pendants. They are made from 1 piece of ribbon and 3 of matching cording. They have a lobster clasp and are adjustable 16-18"

I have them in white, grey/silver and black.

Here is a photo of one on it's way to Anthology - State Street Madison, WI

New cards - thanks Kelly

So I have a new display card layout thanks to Kelly of

Aren't they pretty :)

I am going to get them printed out this week for the upcoming fall shows.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


We took a trip to the Pumpkin farm the other day for some yummy baked goodies (I bought most of our pumpkins from the Farmers Market)

Here are photos of the girls & daddy getting 2 small pumpkins & then of us decorating them.....there was some serious painting going on! Daddy carved his pumpkin, but the rest of us painted them. I need to get a picture of the done ones still.....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I need new display tags....any ideas?

I use display cards for my goodies......The ones I have now are really cute, sturdy but summery! I am looking for something maybe with polka-dots or bubbles in pinks/browns......

Here is a photo of what I use now. If you have any ideas feel free to shoot me an email!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Show Recap

Well, it was a successful Holiday Shopping Preview. Sandra & the gang really had it well planned out. There were ladies lined up outside at 3pm (doors opened at 4).

I sold a fair amount of goodies & have a local salon & clothing store interested in carrying my goods! I will update you as things progress there!

I have half a day of work tomorrow so I want to go to Aurora and check my stock. This will be the first time checking the inventory there, so I have no idea what to expect!

Have a good day....I will post pumpkin carving/painting pictures soon!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Show this Friday Night

Hello - I will be at the Butte des Mortes County Club this Friday night for their Holiday Sneak Preview Shopping Event. All ticket money is going to wonderful charities, so come on down and get your shopping started early - hope to see you there

Shop for gifts, jewelry, holiday decor, candles & more from local retailers and artists. Pre-order your holiday greenery and cards and get a sneak peak and shop the creations from local artists. This event will get you into the holiday spirit. Don't miss it!Call Sandra at 585-5397 for info or visit www.sandrabeganholiday.com to buy your ticket.Friday,

October 16th, 4-9 pm Saturday, October 17th, 9-noon

Butte des Mortes Country Club

3600 W. Prospect Ave

Appleton, WI 54911

Sponsored by Sandra Began Holiday, The Wreath Factory and Ruva Cards.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.sandrabeganholiday.com and at:

Grassroots A Salon1350D West College Ave.Appleton, WI, 54914920-730-3799

The Wreath Factory220 Main Street, Menasha920-886-9989

Proceeds from the event to benefit Bundle Up Kids and The Miracle League of the Fox Valley.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

At Aurora Medical Center

Hello all!

I officially have my goodies for sale at the Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. It is on Highway 21, near Festival Foods & Menard's.

Please feel free to stop by anytime. There are many local crafters there including the wonderful Mary Young http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5054484&ga_search_query=mjy&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Site to Giggle At


When you need to look at weirdo things people are making & need a laugh I recommend this site.

I can't believe the things on here. Seriously - what are people thinking?

Friday, October 2, 2009

In Bloom

So a few days ago a lady I work with brought these 2 "cacti" into the office. One was about to bloom and it only blooms for 1 day. Since we have big windows in the front she left them here to get some nice full light & she didn't want to miss the flower.

Here is what we found this morning.

How neat is that?!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

~Holding my Breath~

I am crossing my fingers for NO RAIN this Saturday morning. We still have the lovely Downtown Appleton Market going on (last weekend is Halloween).

It is really hard for me to go if it is raining. All my things could get wet & all of my tags could get wrecked.

The cold isn't fun, but I can layer my sweaters!

So there is a 40% chance of rain for Saturday - wish me luck!