Monday, February 28, 2011

Baby Hats

Here are a few more baby hats that we have just completed. I plan on searching through my many tubs and see if there is anything else I can add to sell before we wrap up hat sales this season. My grandmother, Nittin' Nannie, makes hats all year long. So if you are interested in buying them for next season, feel free to send me a message.

The hats shown are for either baby boys or girls ages 3 to 6 months~we are getting lots of requests for boys lately and can take an order. We have been so busy with adult and toddler hats this year, the boys have taken a back seat. And I have boys!! New to the boy line are footballs~we shall see what else pops up soon....

Additional sizes may be ordered on the hats shown below.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pink Chic~shabby chic hat and scarf

Oh, the fun I am having taking pictures of all my hats and scarves with my new models. I just wish I had a better camera and longer hours in the day! Ladies, I have around 6 tubs full of goodies that no one has even seen yet. The bulk of my inventory is baby and toddler hats~and still looking for the right baby dolls to model them with or if anyone wants to donate some, I would appreciate it!

Here is today's picture....I hope you enjoy! And yes, my favorite color!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lots of new things going on around here...

Whew, I am so glad this week is almost over!! Last Sunday was crazy picking up the house a little bit from the kids being home on Friday's snow day. Then, hopped in the car to head to Mesquite to re-stock my booth, shop and pick up kids to watch the Superbowl. My son wanted to stay at my mom's until half-time and then head home.  It was a fast hour drive home to finish watching the exciting game. Although, I wasn't really all that impressed with the commercials for this year.

Monday was my day to clean my grandmother's house (as I do every 2 weeks). As soon as I finished, I had to purchase my cleaning supplies for the week for my household. Somehow, I managed a 2 hour nap very late that afternoon~I was very tired for some reason. After checking all my regular sites, I totally forgot to check my e-mail and suprisingly I had an Etsy order. Yeah!! I really haven't put alot of my time adding ALL my stuff, because I haven't had any luck at all for years with a regular website. I believe people want to see it, feel it, smell order to buy something. So, I processed the order and got it ready to ship before more bad weather was to hit again on Wednesday.  Later in the evening, I got another order~yeah again!!!!!

So, Tuesday was to be a busy day! Get these orders out, cause you never know what is going to happen with the weather in Texas. And wouldn't you know, I was out of bubble wrap and had to search several stores in Athens to find some. Then it was off to the grocery store, since I didn't go over the weekend. When I got home, I learned we had lots of hat orders to fill!! Yeah, again!! The school bus drivers went nuts over the maroon and white hats in this cold weather. They are really warm, fuzzy and truly protect your head~I get really hot wearing mine. And with the scarf, I am on fire!! Anyway, my grandmother knocks at my door and hands me a black bag and said look inside. Fearing for what's inside, I hesitated! It was 6 mannequin heads from the beauty school~thank the Lord!! I have needed some hat models, now I have plenty!! But they are scaring the kids!!

Wednesday, guess what folks? We were passed up again on the weather~kids in school, but Dallas got some more ice. I think there is a bubble around Athens, cause we don't get anything around here. But, more good news~more hat orders!! When it's this cold, the word has finally gotten out where to get some great hats and scarves.

Thursday, I spent cleaning and organizing...not that it does much good. Then it's back to the store~still trying to replenish all the things I lost when I moved over a year ago. $$, easy come, easy go!!! Hello Subway for dinner~I am worn out!!

Yesterday I decided to get out and shop a bit since the kids are home this weekend. I visited my friend at her new boutique and got some materials for a newborn hat order. No nap today! Around 4, I started taking lots of pictures with my new models. I spent about an hour cropping and loading them to my Etsy shop. And after the kids got home, it got even more crazy!! A bunch of teenagers showed up and as of now (Saturday night) they are still here!!  They managed to let us get just a few hours of sleep and they were back. I truly feel like I am about to just collapse of a heart attack. Don't people understand I am a single mom? Why are you sending your kids to my house 24/7~I already have 4!! God is really testing me and my patience tonight.

And after all this, I still didn't mention that there is a sale going on in my booth!!! 25% off everything thru Valentines Day!! There are still a few valentines candles left.

Sorry, I rambled and hope you understand that I am alone in this city and have no one to talk to for relief. Therefore, you had to suffer and read my crazy week~and I didn't even mention everything!! LOL!!!

Enjoy one of my new models....her name is Mary.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Booth Pictures

Thank you to my customers for your support through the Holiday season and all the changes I made for improvements. I was able to move to a bigger space at the antique mall and I couldn't be more excited about the results!! More traffic, sales and can focus on bringing you more items while they sell themselves.

It has always been a dream to own another store, but at this point in my life...I also really enjoy shopping too!!! There are so many places I want to visit and not able to if I am in a store 5 or 6 days a week. I have met so many new good people that are in business for themselves and run it pretty much all the time and they are exhausted!! I am already exhausted and don't need any additional stress to add to my life being a single mom. My kids are my #1 priority and what I do now enables us the best lifestyle at this time.

I did get a call about my wait for the space I want in Canton...but the spaces available were a bit too large for me at this time. So many of my friends already have spots out there and didn't want to expand to another location. In the meantime, I will wait for the perfect opportunity for me and remain at The Antique Gallery of Mesquite~I am happy with being there. And I finally took some pictures this week of just a small bit of what I have to offer my customers.

Stay warm in this bitterly cold weather!!