Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wrapping up 2009

It has been a whirl wind the last few weeks. I just finished up with my last show of the season and dropped my remaing inventory at our local Christmas Craft Store that will be open through Christmas. It has been my most productive year with Girl Ran Away With the Spoon to date and my head is still spinning. I am excited for the new year to roll out new and exciting products and to perfect the old ones.

I am so blessed to be able to be doing what I love. Yes, it is a LOT of work but it is so worth it. I enjoy every process from design, production, construction, packaging, advertising, marketing, selling, etc... Hoo~thats a lot of hats to wear!

I am going to take the few reaming weeks of this year to really decide what direction I want to go with this business. I would like to expand my line, do better advertising, more shows, and some wholesale. My brain is on over drive trying to keep it all in line. So far I have been able to maintain my "other" jobs with out too much neglect. The graphic design has had a successful year as well and my secretarial job is a good way to settle my mind a bit.

My son is growing and changing before my eyes. He will be 2 years old this coming April and I can't belieive how much he has changed. My husband is a very patient partner when it comes to all my crafting madness and his support means the world to me. I am blessed...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Not my favorite way to spend the day...

It is 11:00 am I have been sitting at our local Senior Citizens Center since 9:30 waiting to meet with the Social Security Office so I can get my name changed. Ugh... We don't have our own office here in Miles City so once a month someone from Billings comes down to take care of everyone. I am 12th in line and starting to go a bit crazy!

I have been working away in the studio on some fun new projects. I have for sale in the etsy shop some new headbands made from recyled vintage bottle caps and buttons. They can also be work as funky necklaces. See an example here

I have had many requests for earrings and have finally answered the call. I will be rolling out the new earring line here in the next few days.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wedding bells have rung!

Well it is official...I am now Mrs. Daniel Thormodsgard. We had our wedding on Saturday Aug. 22nd at Puping Plant Park here in Miles City. I can't even begin to tell you what a perfect day it turned out to be. After months of planning it went off with out a hitch. The day started out with a few good luck rain drops and then proceeded to warm up I think it got up around 95 or so. Which isn't so bad when they were predicting 100.

I made almost everything for the wedding; flowers, boutineers, favors, cake topper, invitations, etc... So I was very glad that it all came together. I am still waiting on pics from the photographer-She took over 1,200! We even went to the fair and got some on the ferris wheel! I will post a few now and more when I get the professional ones.
I will let the picutres speak for themselves.

Aside from the wedding I have been in a strange transisiton mode. It feels a bit awkward no longer having wedding things to deal with so I have turned my focus back on The Girl Ran Away With the Spoon. I have been registering for craft fairs, drawing up new products, and making things like a factory! It feels so good to have some direction again. A few events coming up:

October 10th~ Harvest Fest Billings, MT
October 24th~ Intro to new line show, Miles City, MT

November 21,22~ Food & Gift Show, Billings MT
November 26,27~Miles City Craft Bazaar, Miles City Centra

December 6,7~ Wesleyan Women Craft Fair, Gillette, WY

Monday, July 20, 2009

Spearfish Festival in the Park!

Just finished up the 3 day long Spearfish Festival in the park in Spearfish, SD. It was a great show with 185 vendors. I met some amazing artisans.

RebekahScottDesigns~ www.shoprsd.com
Amazing Handmade purses that are to die for. Buy one and you will be hooked for life. I got a killer Giraffe Print number that is full lined with pockets all the way around and it is the best purse I have ever had. They are fully washable too! Throw them in a pillowcase and into the wash and they are as good as new. Not to mention the girls that run it are the sweetest, cutest, girls I have met! Check them out!

These girls do some amazing mosaic work. I got 2 pieces from them and they are the most original tile/mosaic designs I have ever seen. Check out their site.

All in all it was an amazing turn out and I am almost sold out which means I get to order new supplies! Woo Hoo! Will be updating the Etsy shop once we get home from vacation. Probably Friday.

It is events like this that get me energized for the business and gets my imagination rolling. Can't wait to get some new designs out!

Will post pics in a couple of days.