Monday, April 27, 2009

Herb Festival and Dream Garden

The weekend before last I attended the Pennsylvania Herb Festival. Sales for me were better than last year, so I can't complain about that. While at the Herb Festival, amidst all these wonderful herbs and plants I conjured up in my mind my DREAM garden. I would love to have bed after bed of beautiful blooming flowers in every color of the rainbow. Flowers would be blooming all through the season ready for picking and making into sumptuous bouquets. Of course I would also have an amazing vegetable garden with all my favorite veggies including tomatoes, eggplant, arugula, and shell peas. Abundant herbs would be tucked in amongst the flowers and vegetables, both medicinal and cooking.

But alas reality strikes. My dog would probably dig up most of the flowers, our resident neighborhood squirrels always have a hay day with the vegetables, and oh yes that little factor of time that we all seem to run out of. Oh well for this year I guess I will stick to my little herb garden and my meager veggie patch.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Celebrate Etsy Day

Friday, April 10, 2009

Brighter Days Ahead

Well I have been to two more shows since last we spoke and they were definitely a little brighter than the last. Two weeks ago I attended a Women's Conference sponsored by Bloomsburg University and it was quite a nice little event. Women at these sort of events always seem anxious to spend a little money on a quality local product. Last weekend I did a craft show in Harrisburg, PA at the Central Dauphin High School. The event had a good number of exhibitors, the attendance was strong, and sales were not bad for an early spring show.

Next weekend I will be at the PA Herb Festival in York, PA at the fairgrounds. I did this show last year and I am looking forward to this years event. I enjoy attending this show because I love learning more about herbs and all of their uses. And of course I will probably have to buy some herb plants for my garden. I have even made a new soap, Lavender and Bay Laurel, to celebrate the herb of the year bay laurel.

Below are some new items I have added to my Etsy shop.