Monday, April 5, 2010

Back to the routine....

Hope y'all had a great Easter. I know we did. All in all, it was a fantastic weekend! after a dinner picinic in the park on Thursday evening, The Big Guy and I spent the day together on Friday, just the two of us enjoying each other's company. We arrived home to find our saucer magnolia tree had burst into full bloom while we were out for the day. (Yep, it happens just that fast. Unfortunately, the blossoms are already beginning to fall off.) Saturday, we attended a family party celebrating twins turning 2. Turned out to be the first cookout of the season. That grilled burger tasted great!! We had dinner with the family on Sunday and spent a leisurely day just sitting around chatting. (That's where I got those pretty flowers !!)
Oh yeah, I spent a few frantic hours both Friday and Saturday night, making candy! Somehow, I got it all done, though.

I feel like I neglected both my online shop (Splashin) and this blog for the last week or so. I got busy with orders, birthday presents to be made and candy making. Something had to give. (I'd already given up sleep!!) I resolved to get back on track and list something new in the shop each day of April. Well, I messed up on that goal already!!

I did get the cupcake apron and potholder set listed tonight. That actually counts as three listings as you can buy them as a set of apron and potholders or just the apron or just potholders. They're just the start of all those food oriented items I was making. Look for more later this week. (You can check it out here.)

So, what was keeping me busy all week?
I made a beautiful skirt for a custom order. It's ankle length, made of lightweight cotton/polyester suiting fabric and features fish all around it. I was really pleased with the finished product. I haven't decided whether to add it to my regular merchandise line yet. (I often get new product ideas from custom orders.)

I needed presents for those 2-year-olds, too. For the boy, I came up with an underwater baseball themed outfit:
I'll definitely be adding this one to the shop! (The family tots are often the inspiration for new
products for my shop.)

For the female half of the pair, I did something a little more artsy - a painting octopus! I haven't decided if this will make its way into the shop or not.
There are other items I was working on, too. It was a very busy 10 days or so. I'll be adding some of those things to the shop and some were simply for custom orders.

Hope y'all are having a great start to Spring, too.

1 comment:

elsiee said...

WOW! You have been super productive! LOVE your new creations, the kids clothes are adorable!!