Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WHERE has the time gone??

It has been almost a month since my spring break escape. The weather has been eratic [typical Oregon spring] with some weekends nice and some not. However, we are all 'snowed under' with work, special projects and more work!
We were at our first craft fair of the year, a couple weekends ago. We don't do many of these because we are MAKING things on the weekend! Perhaps if the full time regular day jobs went the way of retirement, we might do more shows/fairs. However, it was good to dust of the boxes, get out the products and have some feedback. A couple sales didn't hurt either. Perhaps the most rewarding -- a couple invites to other fairs from folks who were scouting for handcrafted origiinal products. Right now that is not something we can do, but it could happen during the summer. Primitive frames, rustic frames, kids activity kits, note cards, bears, Oh My Gaudy fashions -- all get checked out and received a good review.
Off to my other job now,

Monday, April 14, 2008


Do you know what this flowering 'bush' is?

I'm sure someone out there will recognize this plant, often used in fence building.

You're probably thinking "just what does this have to do with the Homestead Store?" Right? Not much!! Just seen and photographed on our recent travels. [which should give you a clue]

Sunday, April 13, 2008

We're back!!

Been back a while, but work at the regular day job, catch up on my bear business [there were two dozen bears waiting for my fingers] and our fashion biz Oh My Gaudy have definitely been in the way of writing for very long if at all.

The trip was GREAT! We spent time with grands and saw a lot of sites - I'll throw up some photos before long.