Craft and Handmade Shows, Houseware Crafts, Tutorials

Seasonally Challenged

Remember back in July when I was all about Halloween? And we laughed about how it was way too early for Halloween? Welcome to October!  Now we can finally talk about surfing. Surfing?! I know. I am seriously seasonally challenged. But here's the deal. I had the big Abott Kinney Festival (in Venice Beach) a… Continue reading Seasonally Challenged

Craft and Handmade Shows, Houseware Crafts, New Products

Vintage Signs! Trays! A Jackalope Report and How the Dog is Gaslighting Me

I think Pi is trying to gaslight me. Friends come to meet him and he's the ultimate tail-waggy, cute, well behaved dream dog. When I describe his Cujo like other side they all look at me like "really David?" "But it's true!!!!!"  I cry.  "I'll show you" and I leave the room.  And he wags his tail,… Continue reading Vintage Signs! Trays! A Jackalope Report and How the Dog is Gaslighting Me

Craft and Handmade Shows, Houseware Crafts

Life of (with) Pi

We've traced the barks.  They're coming from inside the house!!!! This is not going to become a blog about a dog but I feel I must explain. I really lucked out with Pi (somehow it auto-corrected last time - his real name is Pi). The shelter said he was untrained but either they were wrong… Continue reading Life of (with) Pi

Craft and Handmade Shows, New Products

annual christmas butt kicking

Hi! I just popped in to say: Yes, welcome to the annual Christmas is Kicking My Butt post. Now, as you may recall I rocked Halloween. OK, admittedly the bar was set pretty low so by "rocked" what I mean is I had some new products ready to go in advance, I felt moderately prepared… Continue reading annual christmas butt kicking

Craft and Handmade Shows, New Products

Be Prepared! And, if at first……

So, I was ready for Halloween.  Designs done well in advance! And I basked in the glory of my preparedness and patted myself on the back for finally getting on top of this moving bullet train of a business. And then, suddenly, Halloween was over.  And apparently it was already Christmas?!! Did I mention that… Continue reading Be Prepared! And, if at first……

Craft and Handmade Shows, New Products

Abbot Kinney Festival and a Rapacious Grab for Coaster Dominance

Tomorrow is the big, annual Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice. I've been looking forward to this - its' one of my favorite shows each year. Unfortunately "looking forward" doesn't always translate into "getting ready for" as much as it should so the last few weeks I've been in Mad-Maker Mode because the crowds  look like… Continue reading Abbot Kinney Festival and a Rapacious Grab for Coaster Dominance

Craft and Handmade Shows, Halloween, Uncategorized

Oh The Horror! Halloween in August!

Hi, I'm David.  You may remember me from such lies as: I've totally got this under control! and I'm on top of things now and will blog regularly! Well, two back-to-back, two-day Halloween shows pretty much put the kabosh on that sense of togetherness. I went into crazy manufacturing overdrive to have enough stock on hand and… Continue reading Oh The Horror! Halloween in August!