Monday, August 11, 2008

~Too Many Ideas...Too Little Time~



I've been busy producing lots of Truffles and Trinkets for my upcoming shows, and came up with yet another product to add to the line: Birthday Age Necklaces. Now...if you thought I was going nuts trying to figure out how to display the custom initial pendants....this one may just put me over the edge! But they're SO cute, and when I found the perfect little numbers print, I just had to add them in to the mix of the other Truffle products. I think I'll take as many as I can, and take orders for any I run out of!

Then there's Halloween.....which is right around the corner, and a holiday that every store owner will tell you is the second biggest money-maker next to Christmas....so, I'm making lots of these, too!

My house looks like Halloween and Christmas exploded, as many of the designs seem to creep out of the studio and into the kitchen. Jim never knows what he's going to find each nite when he walks through that back door! Thank goodness he's understanding and has a great sense of humor and unending compassion for the hours I'm putting into all this! If not....I'd surely be divorced by now!
And my Mom's comment when I showed her my latest creations: "You're nuts, Carol. Really nuts! How on earth are you ever going to produce the hundreds you'll need by October?" Remember Mom helped me with dolls through all the years I did shows. And no one knows as well as Mom does that once I make up my mind about something, there's no stopping me!

Let me know what you think of them!

















13 comments:

Jules~ said...

Carol, you make so many cute and wonderful things. I too know very well the feeling of wanting to do something to completion. Whenever I start a project, I tend to obsess about it and think of nothing else. Your crafting inspires me. I have recently made up several things to put up for sale in my cousin's like craft store that is opening in a few days. I hope things go well. It is a scary new venture.

Carol said...

Oh Jules! I'm glad I inspired you. I just have to be creating. It makes my heart sing. Good luck with your cousin's store. Don't be afraid. Good things take risk. Let me know how it goes!!

quilly said...

I almost bought -- I was so tempted. Thank heavens for the sign in process. Your stuff is wonderful but I am currently unemployed and luxuries are off my list.

However, I don't plan on being unemployed forever ... when you run out of something (it said there was only one left) do you make more?

Carol said...

Oh quilly, I am so sorry to hear that. I hope you find something very very soon!

If I run out of something and it is a one-of-a-kind, it just depends on what it is.

Judie said...

Carol,
You're making me wish I had a little girl to spoil with these adorable creations! You are so creative and I love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us!
Hugs,
Judie

Carol said...

Oh Judie! You need a grand-daughter, but not too soon!

Thank you for your sweet comments! You know how much I enjoy making them!

xoxox

Patti said...

Carol, I love your tots to teens line! Just beautiful! And your angel dolls are so precious and expressive. Your creations and your blog stories are very heartwarming; I'm enjoying it all!

Carol said...

Thank you, Patti! I'm glad you're enjoying all of it. I enjoy both the blogging as well as the creating!

Terri said...

Carol, the halloween charms are great!

Carol said...

Thank you, Terri!

The Pretty Peacock said...

Thanks for all your lovely compliments! Your shop is awesome! I just started creating age pendants (up to 6 years) out of fine silver - your tile version will do awesome!!! :)

Carol said...

I took a peak at yours. They're fabulous!

Periwinkle Studio said...

I really like them! Thanks for visiting my blog because of it, I found you and yours! This has been a treat to me! Thanks for sharing!