Monday, December 3, 2012

Something to wine about


Yesterday I was selling my goods at a boutique that my sister, Kathy, and some of her friends organized.  This was the fourth year for the Home for the Holidays Boutique, and I was very impressed with the turnout of customers.  We were tickled that we had new customers who came just because they saw our signs on the street.  That's always nice.  I sold a lot of stuff, and I am happy for that, but not so happy because I have to get busy and make more stuff for a two day sale next weekend.  That will be the last sale of the season.  Yippee!! 
It's funny how you never know quite what will sell at any craft sale, and sometimes you sell a bunch of something, and you make more to replace it, and then they don't sell at the next sale.  Boy, every one is different.  So, as we get closer to Christmas, we have been selling boxed card sets, and tags.  So today I have been working on some wine tags.  I have not made any of these before, but promised that we would have one for our Tag Class next Saturday, and wanted to work up a design.  So, I made 4 styles, and have to decide which will make it to our class.  Would love to have your vote on this. 

 I made four tags, each with it's own special flare and a toast added, too.  I just kind of liked the idea of adding a special message in the form of a Christmas toast.  I googled them, and printed them in colors to match my paper.  I had so much fun making these, and I hope they sell well at next weekend's sale.  I think I went over the top with embellishments, but can you every have too much glitz and glamour when it comes to wrapping a Christmas gift?  And, this certainly will need no further wrapping to present to someone. 
Stop by tomorrow, and see what else I have been tinkering with for Christmas.  And, don't forget to tell me which wine tag you like best.
Before I go, I thought I would mention the title of today's blog.  I have been talking about wine, but what I really wanted to do was whine.  Here's my story in brief.  I wanted to upload photos to my blog the other day, and when I uploaded them to Picasa Web album to edit for the blog, Picasa told me that I was out of storage space, and that I would have to buy more.  Buy more space!!??  I thought not, and decided that I would do like I do for my camera's SD card when I run out of space......I delete.  So, I went to my albums, and started to delete old photos, or ones that I have already used on my blog.  What I did not realize is that when I did this it would remove any of the pictures on my blog that I removed from the albums!!  When I finished uploading my photos successfully to the blog, and went to view it, I was shocked to find out that I had big black boxes all over my blog where I had removed pictures that were on the sidebars.  Then, I realized they are gone from old posts.  I was so sad, and mad at my stupidity.  Tonight I spent a little time reloading the photos to the sidebars, and maybe someday I will go back and reload to the blog posts.  Maybe it does not matter to many, but it mattered to me.  Even if now many people read my blog, it is still important to me.  It's my blog, and it's as much a journal, or diary, of my crafting and daily life.  So, someday I will fix it, but probably not until after Christmas.  No more whining.
Thanks for stopping today. 
 
Mary Alice


 

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