Tuesday, November 29, 2011

3 Shows to go...

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.  I, once again, overate.  (Stuffing, rice stuffing, and pumpkin pie being the main culprits...)  We have 3 shows to go this year and two of them are this weekend.  ImaginAIR is on Saturday from 10am - 3pm at the Torrance Civic Center and Krafty Delites is on Sunday from 10am - 4pm at the Carson Community Center.  (Our final show is the next Sunday in Gardena.)

On Thanksgiving night, we drove by a Toys R Us, since they opened at 9pm.  We thought we could sneak in there and pick up a few gifts and then sleep in the next day... we were wrong.  The line was around the side of the building all the way around to the back of the building.  (I can only imagine how long it would take to check out.)  So, we decided to head to Target the next morning around 7am.  This was a great move as there was nobody there and we were in and out of there in 15 minutes.  (All the crazy shoppers were long gone!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Leftover Saturday?

Wow, what a crazy weekend.  This past weekend featured shows in 3 different states, two sick parents, and a downpour during clean-up.  It's always an adventure.  This weekend, our website will feature free shipping and I will try to post more sale items on the Specials page. 

Do you watch the Xfactor?  Normally the results shows (like on American Idol) are rather boring and they draw out the whole hour just to boot somebody in the last 10 seconds.  Well, I hope you watched last week's episode as it was a Justin Guarini classic.  Astro, the little rapper, had done a great job throughout the competition and had become somewhat likeable.  (You can tell that someone told him to act more humble).  Well, that all went out the door, when he found himself in the bottom two.  His true colors came pouring out as he pouted and acted like a spoiled brat.  I was happy to see the judges lay into him.  (Even his coach, LA, criticized him!)  Astro just lost himself a lot of fans and if he wanted to become the next Jay-Z, he just lost that too...  I don't know how he can ever rehab his image... ask Justin.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Four Shows this Weekend!

The Winter Show Season is at its peak this weekend with 4 shows.  Two out of town shows and two local shows.  We will be at Koi Krafters this Saturday in Alhambra and at Beary Best Friends this Sunday in Buena Park.  Our new ornaments, giftpacks, and sale items were sent to Seattle for Ayame Kai this Saturday.  You can also see them if you happen to be in Salt Lake City this weekend for the Salt Lake Dharma School Show on both Saturday and Sunday.

Here are some pictures of our 2011 ornaments.  I hope to get them on the website later this week, but no promises as (thankfully) the order load has picked up considerably.  These ornaments are probably going to be special order only, so let me know if you are interested.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Show Update, Daylight Savings, and Somebody's Birthday!

There are two shows this weekend.  We will be at Arlington Elementary tomorrow from 9am - 2pm.  On Sunday, we won't be at the show in West Covina, Kiku Crafts and Food Faire, from 10am - 3pm.  Food available at both shows, so be sure to bring a shopping bag and appetite.  Also, on Sunday, don't forget to fall back for daylight savings.

Today, we have to wish our son, Cameron, a very happy 3rd birthday.  We took him to Disneyland on Tuesday and he got to ride a bunch of rides as it wasn't crowded at all.  (We took him to Ralphs and Trader Joes today, Woo Hoo!)  Tomorrow, he will be coming to the Arlington Craft show in the morning and Sunday will be going to his cousin's birthday party.  (Which is why we won't be at the West Covina show.)

He likes to come to work and help us!
(You can also see his large feet in this pic, size 10 1/2.)