Do you explore Etsy? I visit that site daily. It's just amazing, how talented women are, across the country, creating and selling their wares. It's brought the idea of the cottage industry back. highpriestesschaos is a favorite stop on Etsy, and she is so creative, and sarcastic, that you just have to love her stuff. Go take a peek. The photo is one of her works, and she never fails to make me snicker.
I've decided that I'm a glutton for punishment. Tomorrow is the annual Yard Sale in our front lawn. Josh is my right hand for this event, and I ply him with diet cherry cokes in payment, to keep him happy. What mother in their right mind would condone rat poison down their son's gullet? Sigh....he's 36, and it's his worst vice, so be it. Amen....and, a mama's gotta use what works!
Still trying to figure out if all the work involved, readying for a YaRd SaLe is worth all the trouble...financially, that is. What you do gain, is space. That is about the only plus in this venture I fear.
My MIL filled about eight boxes of baskets, craft supplies, measured material from her stash. It'll go like hotcakes. Melody, who hosts the Herbfest booth with me will bring antiques, linens, quilts, and primitive items. Her stuff sells like hotcakes.
Josh said he will be contributing to our sale as well. Last year he made necklaces using a wide array of beads in glorious colors and played salesmen, selling many at two dollars each. I never know what he's been creating in his secret laboratory.
Most of our items are out of the rv. The rv is listed on Craig's list, and while many ask for photos and email questions, no nibbles yet. We went back to work, and a perfectly wonderful diesel motorhome is sitting in our driveway, aching for a road trip. We plan to take a four day get-a-way the second weekend in October. We're going to run amok, and head up the west coast of Michigan. (Monica...look out, we may stop and see you!) There are lighthouses to see, and the waves on Lake Michigan. It's a favorite trip of mine, taken in previous years with my Mom, and once with Mom and Josh. We'll have to clean out the motorhome again, but who cares. We're treating ourselves to this for our fall birthdays. Forget the cake, we just wanted to escape in the corgi doghouse on wheels just once more.
Anyhoo, TMI, I'm sure.
Stopped on a country road this morning to pick some bittersweet. The fence row was up a hill. There was a ditch in front of the hill. I grabbed the twined branches and hung on for dear life, straddling the ditch, and tore off a few precious pieces of orangey prettiness. Made me think of Holly (Penniwig) who loves this stuff. Must find more.....it's the mantra in my brain now....must find more....
Wishing you all a pleasant, perfectly wonderful nearly Autumn weekend. It's a wonderful time of the year, ain't it so?