Thursday, May 26, 2011

Whirlwind of a week

This week has been a whirlwind for sure.

The week started out on a sad note as my Aunt passed away after loosing her 2 year battle with ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease.

Then on a completely different wave we found out that a store front my mom & I had wanted was going to be OUR storefront. We had been eyeing this place up and had been in contact with the owners for the better part of 2 months.

Now it has been amazing being able to ask my crafty friends and people who I have admired if they would honor us by selling their handcrafted goods in our very own shop. That has been wonderful.

We are still looking for consignors for the shop. So if you are interested please email me for details.

Here are pics of what I have been working on.

I'll keep you updated on things!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sneak Peek

from the street (on Main Street)

from the back room

from the door

And the GIANT front windows..........EmmaJean's Boutique is COMING SOON!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Welcome Home!

You nasty bugs! I thought with the cooler temps this spring and the late blooming of everything that we would be spared the wrath of the lake flies. I was WRONG. They are here in full force. I just repainted my trim on the garage and the front windows too! Looks like that will have to get done again.

This is the view from the front of our house this morning

this is right next to the mailboxes - imagine getting your mail in this!

Here is a view from the windows last night. The bugs have just about doubled since this picture.

The only good news is they don't last too long, but the cleanup isn't fun and they leave behind these green spots everywhere.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Yippee for me! I just won this pattern-

From this blog

I can't wait to make myself pretty new grocery bags! Yes, I am a reuseable grocery bag person, but now I have the plain old ones that I got for free with the newspaper. Not too cute! But these will be beautiful & they fold up like a brown bag for storage!

Lots going on this week - will post more later!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Up & Running

Well I FINALLY got my other etsy site up & running. It will have my sewn goodies in it. So far I have 4 things in there, but I am still listing more.

I tried out my new light box. It worked pretty good (I think!) I am still learning how to use the lighting on the outside, but for a few quick pictures taken on my craft table I think they are nice.

Today if the weather stays nice I want to start to scrape the paint off the front windows so I can repaint them before I put the window boxes up.

Have a great day!