Friday, October 3, 2008

Crunch Time

Hello Mr. Crunch. Or should I call you Mr. Time? About this time every year, you rear your ugly head. As predictable as you are, you continue to defeat me year after year. Oh, don't get me wrong. I take full responsibility for your visit but I don't have to like it, do I?

Yes, my friends, I am now in the midst of my annual race for time. My craft shows are right around the corner. The majority of my work should have been done by the second third of the year and that didn't happen. To compensate for this shortfall, I have limited my computer access strictly to the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee and no more. Sorry that I have been so scarce, but times are a gettin' hard and it's only gonna get worse. Let's see, if everything goes as planned, I should have some
free time in early 2009. *Sigh*

Here are several pictures of my flower pins. Unfortunately, they aren't quite pins yet as they lack their felt and pin backings. Oh well, just consider them a work in progress, won't you.




I need to mention a couple of things. I have had several requests for patterns for my products. Unfortunately, because of time constraints, I haven't been able to
return individual comments and emails so I thought that I would address it here. At present, I do not sell my patterns and my products are only sold locally at craft fairs. I may consider changing that sometime in 2009. There are several things that I have been looking into that may make that possible. But for now, please be patient with me. Remember, I live in Hawaii, where the pace is much slower than the rest of the world. Well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. LOL

The second thing that I need to mention is that I didn't get to address the receipt of my Welcome To Fall Giveaway. As you all know, Lorraine of Paper Vernissage was the winner and has since received her items. It was a thrill for me to read her response after receiving the parcel of handmade goodies. I believe this is why giving makes me so happy.

Hopefully, I'll be back much sooner than 2009. I guess I'll be seeing you when I see you. Take care, everyone!

Aloha!

16 comments:

Annette said...

Your flowers are just so beautiful. The weather is getting cooler here and it is the end of flower season for us for awhile. This would be the perfect time for lovely fabric flowers.

Michelle said...

Your flowers are beautiful. Take care of you, enjoy what you are doing, and I'll wait and watch for your name to pop up on my rss feeds for your next post.

May God bless you.
Michelle

Kim West said...

What craft fairs are you going to be at? Hopefully one near me so that I can purchase some of your wonderful items!

Netter said...

I know when things heat up, they really heat up, don't they. I've been so busy with things in my little world that I stopped commenting, let alone blogging regularly. The good thing about bloggers is that when you blog, we'll be here to read it. So, relax, take your time, work on your other projects...just take lots of pictures so you can catch us up later.
You really need to post your lovely things on etsy so we can all purchase your lovely goodies, not just your local fans. I'd totally purchase your goodies for friends.

Jackie said...

I love your flower pins ! Beautiful and plentiful! I totally understand how things in life take over. But don't fret and like you said we'll be here when you come back. Good luck at your craft fairs!

Sandra :) said...

Aaaaaaaaaah it's always so nice to hear from you, and to see your wonderful pictures. I wondered if you were busy getting ready for the shows --- sending you enervating {{{{{Lettie}}}}} hugs to help you out! And yep, you're rss'd so just pop in when you can, and let us know how you're doing! Craft show pictures would be appreciated too! :)

Catherine said...

Your flowers are wonderful! I was watching for a post from you, figuring you were buried in work for the craft shows.

sweetiepie said...

I guessed you were probably pushing pretty hard. We have holiday craft shows starting here already. Wow, makes me wonder where this year went.

You will have to take pictures of your craft booth during your show. I bet it will be beautiful.

ana maria said...

Please drop you a prize Pick it up on my blog. I feel that you deserve. Thanks!

ivoryspring said...

Hi Arlette,

It's great to have an update post from you! These flower pins are absolutely beautiful - I think you will do excellently in your craft fair!!!

Take care!

Threeundertwo said...

Good luck with your fair - those pins look so wonderful together. They'll be wonderful eye candy for anyone passing by. I would have trouble picking a favorite.

SG said...

I love your flowers! All of them...

mellyandrosie said...

What cute, cute, CUTE flowers! They look so lovely all together like that - yummo! I can sympathize with the time crunch issues, where can we buy some more time??

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Lilly said...

You go girl!!!!!! Good luck at your craft fairs and be well.

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Love the flowere pins. Best of luck reaching your target for the fair, hope all goes well:)Andrea