Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sugar Plum Craft Show Buena Park Mall!

Hi all just wanted to let you know I am doing the Sugar Plum Arts & Craft show right now at the Buena Park Mall, Ca the show runs thru Sunday. If your in the area come by for a visit.

Here are some photos of my booth so you can see what you will find at Sugar Plum. You have to visit us to see all the other beautiful items from the other vendors.

Right half of the booth

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The left half of the booth.

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An angle shot of the booth

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Hope to see you there,

Rosalie

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blog Post Giveaway At Country Mouse, City Mouse!!!

Click here to visit Country Mouse, City Mouse Pam is so wonderful she is having a blog giveaway for me on her blog. It's for a $20.00 shop credit that you can spend in my Etsy Shop My Country Cottage Signs

Go over and read the rules for the giveaway, the giveaway runs Sept.13th thru Sept. 27th.

I wish you all good luck on the giveaway.

Rosalie

Friday, September 3, 2010

Take Great Photos & A Birthday Party!

Hi I wanted to share something that my OFG Sister shared with us. It's a short easy information video on how to take great photos for listing your items to sell. Click Here to watch the video

I hope you find this video helpful, I have. It's so easy and inexpensive to do.

I have something else to share it's my daughters birthday tomorrow she hits the big 30, "Happy Birthday Baby Girl Melissa" (she will always be my baby girl)

Wow where does the time go??? We will be celebrating here tomorrow "Big Birthday Party" with family and friends. We will have a barbecue with lots and lots of food and a fun time with family.

Have A Great Labor Day Weekend Everyone Enjoy,

Rosalie

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ashlynn And Raggedy Pippi Annie!

I just wanted to share a photo of my granddaughter and a special order Pippi Raggedy Annie I made. When I was taking a photo of my new Raggedy Ann doll Ashlynn wanted to pose with her.

So here they are, aren't they both so Cute!!!

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She's a big girl raggedy, I will be posting her soon on my website.

As you can see Ashlynn is grandma's lil helper, she just loves working with me. Ashlynn tells me when she grows up she is going to be an artist like grandma and work with me.

Well will see if that happens, my poor 3 kids were all subjected to this crazy crafters life and none of them are doing what I do (except my youngest who still has to help out). In fact the further away from all this the happier they are. Sad but true, maybe my Lil Ashlynn will be different. I can only wish, I would love to teach her to sew and paint.

My daughter is really great at this, she is a natural. She works really fast and does a great job, but has no interest in my work other then helping me out when I REALLY need her. Which is not as often as I would like, but I will take all the help I can get!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and have a great day,

Rosalie

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Raggedies Have Hair!

Here are my raggedy ann dollys as promised they have hair! I finished them and listed them on my website and Etsy. They are so happy because they are all ready for their new homes.

Meet left to right Ella Annie, Akisa Annie, Darlie Annie and Lakesha Annie. The girls want to know what you think, how do they look?

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Ella and Akisa Annie are listed on my website Raggedy Dollys

Darlie and Lakesha Annie are over on my Etsy site Raggedy Dollys Etsy

Until next time,

Rosalie

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lemonade Addiction!

Well I don't know if calling it an Addiction is correct, but I have had my hand squeezed lemonade drink on a daily basis. It's been so hot here and lemonade just seems to quench my thirst. Thanks to my beautiful lemon tree, that has given us so many lemons this year, I am able to have my drink daily.

Here is a photo of my lemon tree, she's a little bare looking now.

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Funny it's the little things that seem to make us happiest. Would you like to share with me what makes you happy?

Have a great weekend,

Rosalie

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lil Raggedies Want Their Hair!

My Lil Raggedies have been sitting without hair for a while, the girls have been looking at me with a sad look on their face. They want me to put their hair on and finish them up. So they can get listed and be on their way to a new home.

Here are the girls, sad looking aren't they?

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I promised them I would get them done and listed over this weekend. So you should see them listed on my website next week. I made them a promise I have to keep it.

Have a Great Weekend,

Rosalie

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Brand New Look!!!

I have been very busy this week working on my website, I changed the look and my name. While actually I just added signs to my name. My shop name is "My Country Cottage Signs" and my web address is www.mycountrycottagesigns.com. I changed my blog and my newsletter so that they all match my website.

You can click here to go take a look at my website. Let me know what you think I would really like to know. I added more category pages and separated my signs so it's easier to find what you are looking for.

I have a lot of new signs listed and I will be adding more this week. So make sure to come back for a visit and see all the new items I have listed.

I added a facebook fan page "Like" box on both my websites, you will find it on the right sidebar. Don't forget to "like Me"

I also added newsletter signup pages to both my websites, I just found out my newsletter signup boxes were not working on my websites. They are woking now so if your interested in my newsletter don't forget to sign up.

As you can see I have been very busy!!!

I am outa here to list some more of my new items.

Have A Great Weekend,

Rosalie

Monday, July 5, 2010

AsTheCrackerheadCrumbles: Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July

What a great surprise to find one of my Raggedy Dollys listed here:

AsTheCrackerheadCrumbles: Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July

I just received an email today to let me know that my dolly was one of many beautful items featured. Go over and take a look at the collection of items from very talented artist. You may find a gift for that someone special on your christmas list.

Time to rest, I will be back to share with you what's been going on over here.

Rosalie

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival At Buena Park

I am doing my favorite show again Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival this time in Buena Park Ca. Here are some photos of my booth. If you are in the area come by and say Hi.

This is a side view of my booth:

Sugar Plum BP June 2010 Side View

This is a front view of my booth, I tried to get all of my booth but this was the best I could do.

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Hope you enjoyed my photos, need to get some rest now. Tomorrow is a busy day for me, my show starts tomorrow.

Rosalie

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Stock & Stuffers June 2010

Hi just a quick post to let you know Stock & Stuffers craft show started today and will run until Sat. the 5th. Here are a few pics of my booth showing you what you will find here.

This is a right angle view

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This is the right half of my booth

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This is the left half of my booth

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Sorry the photos are cut off a little I didn't have room to take full shots. I did the best I could, guess you will have to visit to see it all. LOL

Have to get back to work, getting ready for my Sugar Plum Craft Festival starts next Thursday 10th - 12th in Costa Mesa. Just a heads up on my next show.

P.S. All orders will be shipped out this week. Thank You :-)

Until next time,
Rosalie

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Making More Hours In My Day!!!

I have been trying for the past few days to come up with a work schedule and some type of system to organize my millions of pieces of papers called notes,to do list,ideas,etc. that I have everywhere. What I am doing now is not working for me.

I am trying to figure out a system that will make life a little easier for me. I needed something to keep everything together in one place. So I designed a form that I can jot a whole week on, I hope this will work out. It's in the testing stage right now, I may need to tweak it till I get it right.

Well going over my emails today I received this email Do You Have it in You? Business Realities Part Two Lisa talks about having structure in your business by having a defined workday. I also ran across an article "Work Smarter Not Harder" where Alice also explains that by having a structured work day you will get more work done. The reason is you have x amount of hours to get all your work done, so you work faster and stay focused on your work and nothing else.

It all makes sense, where I don't have defined work hours so I tend to get distracted and seem to take longer getting things done. I figure I am going to be here all day and night so I have no reason to rush.

If I have a quitting time where I can actually close down shop, well that really sounds great to me!!! I may actually get More Hours In My Day!

So I am setting up work hours for myself and see how it goes, I may need to tweak them till I find what works for me.

What are your struggles? I would like to hear them, if you have found something that is working for you would you share it with me? I would love to hear your suggestions.

Do you have defined work hours? What type of organizing system do you use?


Well off to start my work day, thanks for listening,

Rosalie

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Announcing BlogFrog & Dropbox

I have two items to share with you, I found Dropbox it's a place to store your photos, files etc. offline and it's free. I use it to work off my desktop or laptop, it puts my photos, files on both computers automatically.

It's that easy, no more transferring with a flashdrive for me. Just Click Here I thought you might be interested in this free service.

The other is BlogFrog I just signed up, my friend Brenda shared this with all us OFG Sisters. When you sign up and follow me you will show up on my blog in the BlogFrog box.

So sign up please so I can see who is visiting my blog, I would love to see my blog guest. If you have a blog you can put a widget on your blog and your visitors can sign up through the BlogFrog widget and they will show up on your blog page.

You can click on the bottom of the BlogFrog box to sign up.

I do hope this information can be of some help to you, anything to make life easier and fun!!!

Now about me I am very busy listing lots of new signs on my website Click Here to visit

I added a lot of shabby cottage and primitive signs on there. I am not done yet I think I will be here all night adding all of them. This is what happens when you get behind on listing.

I need to get off here now and get back to my listing.

P.S. Stock And Stuffers craft show is coming June 2nd - 5th I will post more later.

Till Next Time...

Rosalie

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rooster Creek Photos

I made a delivery to Rooster Creek in Temecula, this time I took my camera with me. Vivian's store is decorated so cute!!!

I just had to share photos of the store with you all. This first group of photos were taken inside, you can see some of my signs on display here. Hint they are on a stand in front of the window.

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These photos were taken outside, just as cute as inside her shop:

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Well I hope you enjoyed the photos, I am proud to be a part of Vivian's Shop.

If your in the area Rooster Creek is in Old Town Temecula on Main St. Stop by and say hello the gals there are sweet and friendly.

Thanks for stopping by,

Rosalie

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

I would like to wish everyone A very "Happy Easter" We are taking a little trip to spend Easter with my Family. I do enjoy our family time together, hoping for some warm weather tomorrow. My Sis has a swimming pool, it would be our first swim time for the new year!!!

I would like to share some photos of my Grandaughter Ashlynn as I promised my friend Jean I would share them on here.

These photos were taken last Halloween. I just received these from my daughter the other day. My daughter and I made Ashlynn's Cinderella Costume isn't she soooo cute!!!

Ashlynn As Cinderella

Here is a back view of her costume.

Ashlynn As Cinderella Back View

Here she is at Disneyland we went to their Disney Halloween Event.

Ashlynn As Cinderella At  Disneyland

Here is one more taken last Wednesday on spring break at Disneyland with Minnie Mouse. Ashlynn told me Minnie Mouse gave her lots of hugs and Kisses!!!

Ashlynn With Minnie

There you are Jean I hope you enjoyed the photos and yes she is growing.

Hope everyone enjoyed the photos.

We all will be going back to Disneyland in about 10 days to celebrate Ashlynn's Birthday there. Yes Disneyland seems to be our home away from home lately. LOL

It's such a magaical place to visit, when you enter Disneyland you feel like you've entered another world!!!


Happy Easter All,

Rosalie

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Shops Cottage Charm And My Favorite Things!!!

Here is the info I promised you regarding my two new shops I am selling my items at.

The first one is:

Cottage Charm at
9922 Walker Suite J,
Cypress, Ca. 90630
714-826-1690

You can view Debbie's shop and get shop info at cottagecharmcypress.blogspot.com

If you are in the area stop by and see all the beautiful items Debbie has in her shop. Debbie's shop is so beautiful a unique one of a kind shopping experience you won't be dissapointed!!!

I will be going out there next week, I will get photos to share with you on here.

Now my second shop is "My Favorite Things" Janae and Cathy are carrying my Vintage Inspired Aprons and they are at:
102 E.Texas St.,
Leesville, LA 71446
337-238-0447

Here are a few of the aprons you will find there:

My Flirty Vintage Inspired Black Damask Apron:

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My Marilynn Green Mod Floral Vintage Inspired Apron

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Patty Pink Cupcake Vintage Inspired Apron

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Lucy Vintage Inspired Black Polka Dot Apron

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So if you are in the area go in and take a look at all their beautiful items.

If you have a minute let me know what you think of my new apron line????

Thanks for visiting my lil piece of blogland,

Rosalie

Friday, March 19, 2010

This Is So Sweet!!!

I shipped out a Raggedy Ann dolly order last week actually she purchased more than one and I received this email from my customer:

Dear Rosalie,

O my Gosh! Your dollies are too cute!!! I received them yesterday and they are absolutely gorgeous. I will send you a picture of them - I placed with some of my other ones. And the bunny raggedy doll is so darn cute. I sat her on a chair in the dining room and she smiles at me every time I walk into my kitchen. They are just beautiful - your workmanship is outstanding! I will definitely be ordering more!

Thank you, Thank you,
Nancy

It made me feel so good to receive this email, that I just had to share it with all of you.

I am hoping she does send me pictures so I can share those with you also.

Well I do have some announcements to share hint a couple of new shops, I will be letting you know in my next post.

Need to get some rest, it's very late

Goodnight,

Rosalie

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Stock & Stuffers Craft Show, New Signs and Raggedies!!!

It's been a little while since my last post, I have been working on lots of orders and getting ready for my next show Stock And Stuffers it starts on Wednesday. I had a few minutes and wanted to share some info with you.

I took a little time off for a date night with hubby we went out to dinner and took in a movie. We saw Avatar in Imax 3D it was GREAT!!! I had no idea what it was about so I was in for a big surprise. I really liked the movie I don't want to give the movie away for those of you that have not seen it. So I wont tell what it was about, only thay you really do need to see it before it leaves the theaters. Also you must see it in Imax 3D to get the full effect of the movie!!!

I am happy to announce that you can now find my items at Rooster Creek in Old Town Temecula, Ca, after March 1st click here: My Country Cottage for information to the store.

I have added some new dollys over at Raggedy Dollys My raggedy ann dolls are ready to ship out now!

Lil Patty Annie

Lil St.Patty Annie Raggedy Ann Doll

Annie Mae

Annie Mae Raggedy Ann Doll

I also added lots of new signs over at My Country Cottage Also go to new products button for more signs.

Bonjour Sign

Bonjour Sign

Heart Brown Cupcake Sign

Heart Brown Cupcake Sign

Whew I think that covers all the new things going on over here in rainy Calif.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Until next time,
Rosalie

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Old Farmhouse Gathering Spring Giveaway!

I am a proud member of the Old Farmhouse Gathering and we are having our OFG Spring Giveaway over on our blog! Sign up for a chance to win a basket full of handmade Primitives!

Click here to enter

Below is a slideshow of all the items you can win!!!






Good luck to you :-)

Rosalie

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sugar Plum Craft Show At Buena Park

I am doing my first craft show for the new year it's my favorite Sugar Plum Craft Show. It's going on right now in Buena Park at the mall. We had a very busy first day on Thursday the show runs till saturday. If you are in the area come by and and say hello!!!

Here are a couple of photos so you can see what I have at the show:

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Heres another of the left angle of my booth

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The shows seem to be starting earlier every year, no time for rest LOL

I added a lot of new primitive signs and shabby cottage signs over at my website My Country Cottage


Until next time,

Rosalie

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Crafter's Poem

I found this poem and I think many of you can relate:

A CRAFTER'S POEM

Crafts are here, crafts are there.
My craft supplies are everywhere.
I really should clean this mess,
But I like it, I must confess.
Floor is littered, chairs are piled,
Kitchen’s looking pretty wild.
On the table counter too,
Seems that any place will do.
Hall is stacked with cartons high,
Filled with things folks like to buy.
Garage is full, but so far…
There’s still room to park the car.
never have an idle day,
New ideas come my way.
Don’t know yet what I’ll create,
But at least my imagination’s great.
My family smiles, they don’t complain,
Although at times I know I'm a pain.
But when all is said and done,
I really am a crafty one !!!!

Author Unknown

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm Back!!!

Wow how time does fly!!! I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. So much has happened since then. I want to share with you a little of what has been going on around here at My Country Cottage/Raggedy Dollys.

First of all just before Christmas I had a girls day out with my Mom and Sister we had a fun filled day at Disneyland. I have to tell you it is so much more enjoyable going without lil ones!!! Is that selfish or what? I had my share of going with lil ones in fact I was just there this summer with my grandaughter, so I think it's my turn now.

Disneyland is so beautiful that time of year with all the decorations and Christmas lights. They had a beautiful parade and firework show. It was the perfect end to a very busy year for me!!! We stayed till they closed the park around midnight and boy did we eat, so much good food there.

Now to the not so fun stuff I have been cleaning and organizing both my wood and dolly workshops (between filling orders).

My workshops are all ready for the new year and the next run!!! I can find everything a lot quicker, so I am hoping it speeds up production for me.

I have been designing some new patterns, I have so many ideas in my head this year. I will post here as soon as I complete a new item!!!

Today I worked all day catching up on my computer work, I updated my websites with a partial list of this years craft shows. I will be adding more to my list as soon as I get the dates for the rest of my craft shows.

I also changed out the featured items on my website with some new ones. So if you have a minute go take a look My Country Cottage and Raggedy Dollys

I am excited with the New Year, I have so many new ideas that I can hardly wait to do them all. I just seem to need more hours in my day 24 hours just doesn't seem to be enough time!!!

Well I am off to do some more computer work, thanks for stopping by for a visit,

Rosalie