Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last of The Dolly Orders Shipped Out Today!!!

I want to let you all know that I just shipped out the last of the raggedy dolly orders they went out today Sat. Via USPS Priority Mail you should receive them soon!!!

Thank you all for your patience :-)

Now to get ready for Christmas here, just bought my tree today. Not bad for a last minute tree, you should have seen some of my past trees. They gave Charlie Brown's tree some competition, but it's all about the pine christmas tree scent!!!

Merry Christmas To All And Thank You All For A Great Year,

You are all wonderfull customers and I have made some great friendships along the way!!!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Buena Park Sugar Plum!!!

We are doing a new location for Sugar Plum Festivals in Buena Park!!! Just got done setting up my booth and here are some photos before the show opens tomorrow Thursday Nov. 19th

This is the right angle of my booth


This is the left angle of my booth


And this is the center view of my booth


We are so excited with this new location in the Buena Park Mall here in Calif. We now have two locations here and at the Costa Mesa Fair Grounds!!!

I have a lot of new signs as you can see in the photos. I will be adding them to my websites soon.

Just a quick post to share my booth photos with you all. Did I mention I am doing two craft shows this week. My other craft show is For Every Season in Riverside, Calif. I don't do this to often, just that the dates for two of my good shows happened to be on the same week. So here I am doing both.

I am sorry I don't have any photos, I forgot to take my camera at setup. I will try and get some photos and share them with you all.

Need to get some rest I have another long day tomorrow!!! Seems like all I am doing is work, work, work!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

For Every Season Craft Show

Here we go again we are doing another Craft Show called "For Every Season Craft Show" over at 18533 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, Ca.

The show starts tomorrow Wednesday, as you can see are inventory is very low. We sold out at our last show Sugar Plum Craft Show and we only had 2 days to try and restock our booth. We were given a 2 sided booth at the entrance of the show WOW!!!

I have always wanted to set up my booth like this and I finally got the chance to do so, only wish I had more product to fill it!!!

This is a photo of the front booth a left side view.

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This is a right side view.

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And this is a center shot.

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Now this is a left back of booth view

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A right back of booth view.

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Again if you are in the area come by for a visit, there are so many great vendors here and lots to choose from.

Here is a group photo of my new line,Cakes, Cupcakes, Paris signs and more. I have them listed on my website My Country Cottage go over and take a look!!!

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Time to rest, I will be working on more product tomorrow so I can go restock my booth!!!

If I get wiped the first day I am in trouble the show runs till Sunday.



Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sugar Plum Festivals Photos

The Sugar Plum Craft show is in full swing right now and I wanted to share some photos of my booth.

Here is a center shot


This is a right side view


and a left side view


If you are in the area come on over and say hi.

Hope to see you all there,


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sugar Plum Festivals

I am busy getting ready to do my favorite craft show Sugar Plum Festivals. If you are in the area do plan on attending you won't be disappointed.


I do love doing this show it is so much fun!!!

I am making a lot of new Fall and Halloween items for my show.

Hope to see you all there.

Back to work for me I have a lot more work to finish up for Sugar Plum, set up day is in just 9 days YIKES!!!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Craft Show Time!!!

Well it's craft show time again, it came here a lot sooner than I wanted but it's here!!! I am doing my first show of the season right now as I type.The craft show I am doing is Stock N Stuffers and it opened today and will run through Sat. The show is being held at 465 S. Associated Rd.,Brea, Ca. Corner of Imperial Hwy & Associated Rd. In the Lucilles's & Dennys's Shopping Center.

Hope you can make it, if you live in the area you can visit my website My Country Cottage to see a listing of all the shows you can find me at this fall.

Below are a couple of photos so you can see what you will find at my booth.

This is a right side view of my booth:

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This is a left side view of my Booth

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The area was tight so I couldn't get a good photo of my booth.

Here is one more photo inside the booth, my Halloween Section:


Hope you enjoyed the photos!!!


Friday, September 18, 2009

New Items Over At My Country Cottage

I have been very busy lately this post is to let you know that I added a lot of new signs over at my website My Country Cottage Go over and take a look!!!

These are just a couple of the new items I have listed. You will find a lot more new items on my website.

This is my 11 x 11 Halloween Ghost Sign

11 x 11 Halloween Ghost Sign

This is my Fall Leaf Sign

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Over at my Artfire shop we are promoting a Handmade Christmas this year. I added a button on my right sidebar here on my blog. Take a look at it I think it's a cute button with the gingerbread man!!! As you can tell I do love gingerbreads they are my favorite to make.

Well back to work for me, I have lots more items to finish and list.



Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sharing Our Adventure!!!

Just want to let you know what I've been up to lately. I finished with my craft show For Every Season and had to get working on my doll orders. Got them all finished and shipped out now I am working on some new Fall and Halloween designs I have posted some on my website if you want to take a look click here My Country Cottage I will be finishing and listing more later this week.

It hasn't been all work and no play my friend Glenna and I went on an all day shopping adventure last Sat. We drove over 200 miles round trip that day. We hit quite a few discount stores we heard about in very hard to find locations, so you know we hit the jack pot, there were all kinds of treasures waiting there for us.

One of my finds was a really cute wood wagen wheel cart to display my dolls in. I put it together today and love how it looks. I can hardly wait to display my dolls on it, now I have to get busy and make more dolls to put in there new cart.

Wagon Wheel Cart

We had lunch at Pat & Oscars they have great food there, that was my first time eating there.

We also went to check out a new location at the Buena Park Mall for our Sugar Plum Craft Show being held there in Nov. and Dec. We loved it, I think the show is going to be a great success at this location!!! Good move Sugar Plum!!! I have the dates posted on my website if your in the area.

We are already planning our next outing to the movie theater, we have to do it soon before the crazy fall shows start up and there is no time for fun!!!

That's all for now till next time,


Monday, August 17, 2009

For Every Season Craft Show

Just wanted to give you a sneek peek of my booth I am doing For Every Season Craft Show it opens on Wednesday. Glenna and I are doing this show together and we have another very large booth. Here are some photos of our booth. This it the left corner


This is the center area


This is the right side


This is the right outside wall


This is a long view of the booth I couldn't get the whole booth in one photo it is to large!!!


If your in the area come by for a visit. The show is at the corner of La Sierra and Magnolia in Riverside, Ca.

Hope to see you there,


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ashlynn My Lil Model

I just had to share these photos of my grandaughter. I was taking photos of my aprons and she asked me to let her model one for me and take pictures of her with the apron on.

Here are the photos she looks so cute with the apron on I just had to post her photos.


Here is a side view


And A closeup


Hope you enjoyed the photos!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thank You Kim

I feel honored to have Kim add my Patticake Aprons Etsy mini to her blog Kim's Country Kitchen on her blog she shares home-remedies, recipes, and such.

I know you will love her recipe for her Fresh Raspberry Coffee Cake it looks delicious.

You can go visit her blog here: Kim's Country Kitchen

Thank You so much Kim :-)

I also want to let you know I just finished designing some new Fall and Halloween Patterns. I will be making them all up now and I will be posting them as I complete them.

So be on the look out I will be adding lots more Fall and Halloween items on my websites real soon!!!

Time to get some sleep I have another long day tomorrow,


Monday, August 3, 2009

And The Winner Is

Here is a photo of my grandaughter picking the winning ticket.


Ok the winner is Denni congrats to you Denni email me your address info at

Saturday, July 25, 2009

My 100th Post Giveaway!!!

This is my 100th post it took a while but I finally got here!!!

I have not posted for a while because I was waiting to finish up with several things I was working on. They are all finished and I am now posting about all the new things going on around here.

Well the first thing is I am having a giveaway here for one of my new cupcake signs you have a choice of a vintage or a painted glittered sign and your choice of color.

Here are the photo choices below:



All you have to do is post a comment and let me know what style you like best the vintage or the painted if you like it with or without glitter.

That's it and you are entered in my giveaway drawing. If you post my giveway on your blog, newsletter etc. you get entered for each post you make about my giveaway!!!

Just email me about your blog post, etc. and I will enter you for each post you make.

I will pick the winner on Monday Aug. 3rd Good Luck!!!

On to the next bit of news I just finished up with my new website, I changed to a new webhost and I just love it. There are so much more features on my new website. I think you will enjoy your visit here!!! Go over and take a look My Country Cottage

While you are there I am having a Grand re-opening sale of 10% off everything on my site. Just use coupon code 1818b5 at checkout to get the discount.

Now for the last bit of news but not the least I just opened two new Etsy Shoppes: You can go over and visit them here:

Patticake Aprons and My Country Cottage Signs

Well I guess that's if for now, good luck commenting!!!!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

For Every Season Crarft Show

Here are some photos from For Every Season craft show going on right now in Riverside, Ca. show ends on Sunday. Well I have to say this is the biggest booth I have every had at a craft show.

I just had to share the photos with you all.

This is the left side of my booth


This is the center of my booth.


This is the right side of my booth


This is what I could get in my camera a photo of the whole booth.


For a total of 29 ft. wide x 4 ft. deep of booth display. Plus we also have outside space at both ends of the booth aprox. 5 ft. at each end for a grand total space of 39 ft. Wow that's a lot of display space.

Good thing I am sharing this booth with my good friend Glenna!!! As you can see we didn't have trouble filling it all, you know you never have enough booth space!!!

This is my last show for the season I will be working on my website and my blog. I will also be sharing the new items I wrote about real soon. I have a lot of catching up to do now that I am done with my craft shows.

That's it for now,


Friday, June 12, 2009

Sugar Plum Photos

Ok here are my photos of Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts festival going on this Thursday thru Sat.This is a side view of my booth.


This is the left side of my booth


This is the right side of my booth


As you can see I have been very busy for this show with all my new products.

If you are in the area come by for a visit. We are at the Costa Mesa Fair Grounds till 9:00 p.m. of Friday and 5:00 p.m. on Sat. Hope to see you there.

Goodnight I need to get some rest another busy day tomorrow. Oh I guess it's tomorrow already.



Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sugar Plum

Yes it's time for another Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival over at the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds. Show starts on Thursday June 11th - 13th hope to you see you there.

I am working hard right now producing a lot of new items for the show. I will have 4th of July yard stakes and signs along with several other new items at the show.

I will be introducing my new line of retro signs and I will be adding them to my website soon!!!

I will post photos of my booth, this time I will remember to take photos to share with you.

Goodnight need to get some rest,


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hi There!!!

I just wanted to let everyone know I am still here, just very busy with craft shows right now and I am designing a lot of new items.

Everyones orders went out yesterday, you should be receiveing them soon.

I will be back full time after June 21st when I am done with my last craft show for the season. I will be working on my websites listing a lot of new products and I am opening a couple of new etsy shoppes.

That's all I am sharing right now, shhh!! it's a surprise.

I'll do a post when everything is all done and ready for you to go take a look.

I don't have any pictures to share with you from my last craft show Stock & Stuffers. I don't really have an excuse other than I forgot to take pics, I had my camera with me and I guess I was really tired by the time we finished setting up.

I did the show with my friend Glenna and it was a very good show for the two of us.

Well breaks over for me got to get back to work!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I've Been Blogged

I've been blogged and given this button by On my side bar you will notice I have been given a 6.5 score out of 10 for my blog.

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Yeah I'm excited, this is what they wrote: Our editors recently reviewed your blog and have given it a 6.5 score out of (10) in the recreation category of

We evaluated your blog based on the following criteria: Frequency of Updates, Relevance of Content, Site Design, and Writing Style.

After carefully reviewing each of these criteria, your site was given its 6.5 score.

You will find my page here on

I had to share this with you all!!!



Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Just wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY EASTER!!!

I'm off to get ready to for our Combo Easter Party and Granddaughter's Birthday Party. My lil Ashlynn is turning three what fun, I will post some photos on my next post.

Bye now,


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sugar Plum Again

I've just got done with my favorite craft show Sugar Plum and am in the process of recuperating from it all. I want to share a few photos of my booth here:

This is the left side angle of my booth below.


This is the right side angle of my booth below.


It was another GREAT!!! show for me, I had a lot of new products at the show.

Just wanted to let you all know what I have been up to lately and why I have not been posting here.

While it's time to go I need to play catch up with everything I put on the back burner during SHOW TIME!!!

Oh I will be working on my orders and getting them out real soon.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Stock & Stuffers Craft Show!!!

Here are some photos of my booth at Stock & Stuffers Craft Show. The show is going on this weekend. I am sharing a booth with my good friend Glenna.

This is the left side of the booth
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Center of the Booth
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Right Side of the booth
Stock & Stuffers Right Side March 09

The booth was to large to get it all in one photo.

As you can see by all the new items we have been very busy. If you are in the area come over and say hi.

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sneek Peek Preview

Here is a sneek peek at what I am working on you can see my cute chick by clicking here: My Country Cottage

Chick With Easter Egg

It's Chicks, Ducks and Daisys time of the year and here is another cute chick that sits.


This cute Duck Yard Stake below is a sample of what you will find at my shows. Sorry to big and costly to ship her. But if you are in the area of one of my shows or shops please do stop by.

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Go here for my show schedule and shops info: Click Here

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Craft Show Time!!!

It's that time of year "Spring Craft Show Time" I have a show coming up on March 11th - 14th
Stock & Stuffers at 465 Associated Rd. Brea Calif. at the corner of Imperial Hwy and Associated the Lucille's and Denny's Shopping Center.

Sooo mark your calendars and if your in the area please stop by I'd love to meet you all.

I am making lots of new spring and easter items for my shows and websites. I will post again when I have them completed.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Tennessee Ridge Primitives Free Pattern

For those of you that sew I thought this would be of interest to you.
Tennessee Ridge Primitives
Is offering a free primitive bunny pattern.

Go over and take a look. She offers a different e-pattern every month. So don't forget to put her in your favorites list.

Thank You Becky Erickson for the pattern!!!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Am Still Here!!!

Just wanted to share a little of what's been going on around here, well I am designing new spring and Easter items and I wanted to share them with you all. Below is a photo of some of my new items. You can find these cuties over at


My Country Cottage I just listed them under my New Products Page.

This goofy looking chick is a yard stake and he can only be found at one of my shows or my shops listed here: Show Listing Page Sorry he is to big and costly to ship!!!


I have got a lot more coming. I will post again when I have them all done.

My Sis and her family came out for a visit last weekend and all of us girls went out for a movie night. All the guys stood home and played Texas Hold em, that's been our favorite past time.

We've been holding weekly tournaments with family and friends. The group keeps getting larger and larger . It is a lot of fun to play and we have one winner that takes all each time.

We girls saw "He's Just Not That Into You" It was a cute and funny movie we all enjoyed it, including my 7 month old niece.

She had to go with us but since we went to the last showing late night there was just a couple of other people there. She did great she actually sat and watched the movie. We couldn't stop laughing at her, it was so cute. Wish I had a photo to share with you all.

The next morning us girls went out to breakfast and thrift store shopping we just love all the great stuff you can find there. Well we did find a lot, two car fulls of stuff by the end of the day!!!

Oh I almost forgot to mention I just listed some more aprons over at Raggedy Dollys



I am working on my orders right now but thought I should let you know I am still here. Just been a little busy more like very busy!!!

Well it's back to work for me and Thanks for stopping by,