Thursday, June 23, 2011


The promotional frenzy team on etsy that I've been promoting my business on is running in a contest for a $450 package of advertising on a new site called Handmade Top 10 by the ever popular Handmadeology!

I would love it if you could help us out by clicking on the Orange Box, voting for some of our items and when you finish voting liking us on facebook with the button you see there.

Thanks for helping us out!

I have added these items to the voting:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Full Monty....

I really did something I never thought I would do last Wednesday night. My sister and 5 of her friends do this special girls night out event about every 6 months. Last time it was a show called Hairspray! I really wanted to see it too but no tickets left so when one of her friends got sick at the last minute I bought her ticket. As we were leaving the Confederation Center they were making plans for the next event and asked if I would like to join I said why not. At this point I did not know nor did they what was next.

A few months later my sister called we have tickets to the Full Monty.. Ok what is it about? You can imagine what I said when she told me the story line...
"Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity."

Well, Wednesday was the night of the show and The Full Monty was a roaring success....we had a blast, I do not remember laughing so much and yes, they were in full monty but we could not see as the lights were turned way down but the undies were on the stage when the lights went up but they had white robes on by then all we could see the white shadow of them putting the white robe on after the arms went into the air with the undies!

It had a very good story was about 6 steel workers that lost their jobs in a small town when the factory shut down and they could not get a job anywheres and the Chip and Dales had been in town the week before and made a killing so they decided to do it too for one night only!

This show was held at the Confederation Center of the Arts, not really the kind of show they really hold there. It was a bit racy and raunchy in places but overall not a bad show. It remains to be seen if it will continue next year. The Confederation Center is main stage for Anne of Green Gables.

Now I am not sure how they are going to top that one and will have to wait and see if I will join them.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Moving On Up.....

Well, today my blog post is all about me!!!

Thats right .... I want to talk a bit about myself and my lack of plans for the summer.

A few weeks ago I applied for a Supervisor's position, not expecting to get it - I was right I did not but to my surprise I was offered a temporary one for 9 weeks for the summer but that meant I could not take any vacation time as I was filling in for someone going on a vacation.

I was thrilled and took it. I am nervous but looking forward to the challenges this position presents... I am a correctional officer at our provincial correctional center that houses from 100 - 140 inmates on the weekends.

I work out of a unit that is called Medium and houses 27 inmates. I will be supervising that unit but on evenings and some days I will be supervising the whole building. That is where the real challenge comes in - we deal with weekend inmates, remand inmates, sentenced inmates and ones the police take to our back door. I have had the occasion to fill in on a shift once in awhile but nothing like I am facing now and of course due to the vacations of permanent staff I will also be dealing with a lot of casual staff.

This will give me the opportunity to decide if I want to apply for this position in the future. We have 3 supervisors retiring in the next few years and that will be the last until after I retire.

This also means I will not be working any nights nor weekends! Not sure if I would like this or not - I do like to work my nights as you all will I ever have the chance to sew!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Special Post on A Special Lady

A few months ago I joined a team on Etsy, The Promotional Frenzy was the best thing I ever did.

I met the most wonderful artists that are so helpful and supportive and one of those very special ladies is Galla15!!! She is the Captain of the team and she pushes us to do our best with our shops. There are many things she introduces us to that we are very resistant to but once we give it a go we are so happy with the results.

Galla15, Janet, is a very talented artist and her jewelry is amazing. She is doing a 4 day show this weekend and I wish I was near to drop by and support her. Her rings are many different designs.

This is what she has to say about this weekend's events:

It is in Annapolis at a very very large Greek Orthodox Church. It is a Greek festival. They have dance shows of greek dancing with the kids from the church, TONS of greek food, crafts, and alcohol. Lots of the greek liquor, can't remember the name.

It is 4 days long and this is my 3rd year doing it (they have it twice a year, I do both). It is always amazing. They have shuttles to bring people in from nearby school parking lots, and police everywhere because they have over 20,000 people attend.

Galla, we wish you all the luck and sales you deserve!! Have a terrific weekend.

You can also find Galla here:

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