Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Updates At My Country Cottage Signs/Raggedy Dollys!!

Hi It's been crazy busy over here at My Country Cottage Signs/ Raggedy Dollys orders are pouring in and my craft show season is in full swing.

I am going to be at the Carlsbad Street Fair this Sunday Nov.6th 2011 on Madison just past Grand Ave. in the beautiful city of Carlsbad. We are the booth that looks like an olde time Country Store. Come by and say hello, there will be lots of holiday signs and my friend Laura will be there with all her great vintage/retro finds.

I will once again be personalizing ornaments and yard signs for you. I have a jewerly line that now includes the new feather extensions, earrings and keychains.

I have new wedding signs, shabby chic signs over at my website if you would like to take a look My Country Cottage Signs . I haven't added my jewerly line yet but if you are interested in my feather line send me an email and I can send you pics. I will be taking these over to my shops in Temecula and Murrieta next week.

I found this "Birth Of A New Tradition" and I would like to share this with you:

Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high
gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods
merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor.

This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine
concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift
giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes
there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in
a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates
from your local American hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned
detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a
book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down
the Benjamines on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift
receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or
driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about
a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this
isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town
Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or
motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a
local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is
struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin
their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery
and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave
your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at
your hometown theatre.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese
lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about
fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to
burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that
China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about
US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow
their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our
communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.

THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.
Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion
groups -- throw up a post on Craigslist in the

Rants and Raves section in
your city -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations,
and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other,
and isn't that what Christmas is about?

Well that's it for now, my work is yelling for me!! LOL


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas In July Sale In My Artfire Shop!!!

First off I want to announce that I am having a Christmas In July Sale at my ARTFIRE SHOP It's 20% off your order until July 31st!

I have finished a few new items and wanted to share some of my pics with you. I have new Wedding Signs and some new Happy Birthday Banners.

Your the first to see my new items, their not listed yet, I will be listing them on my website very soon. If you have any questions you can email me.

Have a great day,

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wholesale At My Country Cottage Signs

I have a wholesale section on my website for anyone interested in purchasing wholesale. My Country Cottage Signs go here to request your password to login.

I am done with my craft shows until Oct. so I will be spending my time producing new items and listing on my website. I have over 100 new items to list.

I took my granddaughter Ashlynn she is 5 years old to her first sewing class at Joanns yesterday we had so much fun. Here are some pics of our fun day!!!

Here Ashlynn is getting started:

Here she cut out her shape and hand sewed her eyes:

Here Ashlynn with her completed goofy dolly:

Ashlynn's goofy dolly she named her Louise:

Ashlynn's dolly came out so cute, she amazed her teacher!!

I will write a post when I have my new items listed on my website.

Have A Great Sunday All,


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sugar Plum Craft Show In Buena Park!!

Sugar Plum Craft Show at the Buena Park Mall this week Thursday - Sat. I will be at my booth personalizing. Here are some photos of my booth that I took after setup last night.

This is the left front of my booth:

This is the right front of my booth:

This is an angle view of my booth:

I made these cute Heart Signs For The Girls, they were a special order, well the one that reads Real Girls Drink Beer was the special order. I added the other two, for those of you that are a whiskey or tequila kinda gal. lol I thought these were fun and cute all at the same time. So here they are, I will be selling them at Sugar Plum and listing them on my website real soon!!

If you would like one of my heart signs before I list them, email me.

Back to my work, finishing lots more signs to take with me tomorrow to Sugar Plum.

Hope to see you there, I would love to meet you.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Sugar Plum Craft Show

We're having our June Sugar Plum Craft Show at the Fair Grounds this week:

Hope you can make it over for a visit.

I have been working hard on my new website and I now have my wholesale section up, so if anyone is interested in purchasing wholesale come over and request your password to login. Click Here to go over to my page

Gotta get off here, need to get back to work for Sugar Plum only a few work days left.

Oh all order are shipping out tomorrow, thanks everyone!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May Already!!!

Well actually it's the middle of May I don't know where the time has gone. Here is a little of what's been going on over at My Country Cottage Signs. I made this special order Banner/Garland Lemonade Sign and want to share it. I like how it came out so I made an extra one and listed it in my Etsy shop.

Here is a special order I made for another customer, she really loved her sign. It's going to hang over her dogs muffin and cupcakes dog house. Isn't that cute!!

I am doing a lot of custom orders for my customers, I will share them when I can. Right now I am working on a very large cupcake it's a gift for someone special. Can't wait to finish it and see how it comes out.

I've been busy filling my shop over in Old Town Temecula and listing new items over at my website. I have a new website for My Country Cottage Signs, it's up and running now, it was down for some time. I am still working on the finishing touches, but we are open for business!!

We are having another lil granddaughter she is due in Oct. We went to view her in 3D last week, it's amazing what they can do. The room was set up like a theater with a large screen, it was an entire wall very large with 2 large sofas so the whole family can view the lil one. My daughter had a dvd made of our special day!

Back to my orders, just wanted to share a little of what I have been up to lately. I am posting more on facebook, so if you want go over to the link on the right side bar and like me.

Hugs to all,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Country Cottage Is Now In The Rooster Creek Loft

I am back to share with you what has been going on over here at My Country Cottage. I was going to open a lil shop over in Old Town Temecula but after weeks of working out all the details it didn't work out for me.

So I am doing the next best thing, I have a space over in Old Town Temecula in the Rooster Creek Loft. It's like a store within a store. I have it all decorated like a lil shop.

My shop is at 42050 Main St. Old Town Temecula, Ca. 951-694-9918 if your in the area come over for a visit.

Here are some photos of my new shop, I am so excited to have my shop!

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In my shop I have a personalized area with banners/garlands and tiles, a vintage area, garden area, wedding area, seasonal area, childrens area, wine area, and lots of signs, yard stakes and plant picks. I will be adding my dolly area soon!

I am working on filling my areas with product right now. So off to work I go.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stock & Stuffers Spring Craft Show

I wanted to share with you I will be doing Stock & Stuffers Spring Arts & Crafts Boutique next week on March 9th - 13th at 220 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, Ca. at the corner of Brea Blvd. and Birch Blvd. in the Old Tower Records Building.

The show hours are Wed.- Friday 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sat. 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

There will be Bunnies, Spring, Country, Primitive, Shabby Chic, Victorian,Garden Signs & Stakes, Florals Pillows, Jewelry, Clothing, Beach Items, Home Decor, and much more!!!!!!
Daily drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate

It will be fun day for all hope to see you there!

I will have lots of new items in my booth, now I have to get off here and finish working. Count down is here only a few days left to setup day.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sugar Plum Valentine Craft Show

Here are some photos from my Valentine Sugar Plum Craft Show in Buena Park, I personalized at this show on the table area.


Here is a center photo of my booth

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I found this on Facebook, if you use Facebook this is something you may be interested in.


Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?

Don't worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friend/fan list can't see anything you post and here's why:

The "New Facebook" has a newsfeed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you've recently interacted with or interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). So in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless your friends/fans commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa - you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!

HERE'S THE FIX: Scroll down to the bottom of the newsfeed on the homepage and click on "Edit Options", click on "Show Posts From" and change the setting to "All Of Your Friends and Pages" Note: This is the fix for personal pages but I am unsure of whether or not the business pages are set up the same way.



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm Back, Thank You All For A Great 2010

Ok I'm back It's was a very busy 2010 for My Country Cottage Signs/Raggedy Dollys! I want to thank all of my customers for a great year!

I have lots to share. Don't know where to start. How about a photo of my Lil Ashlynn with Santa?:


Ok now down to business I am having a problem with my webhost she seems to have fallen off the face of the earth, her website is shut down. My emails to my webhost are returned to me undelivered.

My website My Country Cottage is down right now and is asking you to download firefox. Please don't download anything I don't know why it is asking for you to download and I don't know who could be doing this.

I am working on new websites right now. Click here: Raggedy Dollys is finished go take a look and let me know what you think.

We are working on My Country Cottage Signs right now, so I am referring my customers to my Click Here: Etsy Shop Until my website is complete. Sorry for any inconvience this may cause you, I will notify you when my website is up and running here on my blog, facebook and twitter!

My favorite Craft Show Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival in Buena Park is next week the show starts Feb. 3rd - 5th.

The count down is at 7 days for me, where does the time go? Still working on my new pieces, can hardly wait to see how they come out. You know when you take your sketchs and make the product it doesn't always come out the way you envisioned it. Anyhow I will share pics of my work in progress, dragged it all in the house to work on last night.


I got a new Droid X phone and loving it the phone can do so much it's amazing! I still have lots to learn, I seem to learn something new daily.

I am having fun taking photos these two were taken with my phone, not to shabby! Now maybe I will have more photos to share with you. I always forget my camera at home.LOL

I will close with this: I ran across this I feel that a lot us can relate including myself actually this is my biggest problem. LOL


All of us have to eat. For Women Who Do Too Much, how and what we eat is often problematic. And developing a healthy relationship with food—well, that concept sounds a bit foreign, doesn’t it?