This summer has been really busy for me. In July, we went to Navarre Beach, Florida and had a wonderful time. We stayed in a condo right on the beach and I could sit out on the balcony and just watch and hear the ocean roll in and out. That was glorious! Then, in August, I just got back from Maine where I was born. My family still lives in Portland. My sister from Wyoming and my brother from Pennsylvania came also, so we were able to all be together. It was a great time! I came back, eager to get into my own routine again.
Ever since we had our store, I have tried different ways to get rid of the excess inventory. I think I have come up with a solution. I found a big consignment store right near my home that rents out shelves and booths and I am going to rent out four big shelves to start getting rid of my "stuff." So, I have been busy pricing everything rock bottom so it will sell. I sure hope this works. I have everything from crafts to teapots to scrap booking stuff to rubber stamps. So, it should grab somebody's attention, I hope. My booth is located at the Peddler's Market in Highland Plaza.
I have also been making many wedding guest books over the summer. Each one is different from the other, since all the handmade lace is different. I let them choose the lace centerpiece by sending them pictures of what I have.
I also have been making some other things, like the little gift bags below. And something that has interested me lately is metal stamping on rings and bracelets. I am trying to conquer this art, but it does take a lot of practice. So, you can see that I am all over the place--plus I still teach voice and piano and have now over 30 students! And I am very thankful for that.
A Touchy Subject
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