Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Aunt Bea

Aunt Bea is one of my pets...actually Bea is my dad's beautiful Yellow Lab! So I have been baking Apple Cranberry Pies all night for my mom. She hired me to bake them for a catering job she is doing tomorrow. It's a nice compliment from the Paula Dean of the Midwest (that's what I call her) to ask me to bake pies. She asked me though because I learned from the best! Grandma Sharon...she was one amazing lady (she is a whole blog in herself). back to Bea.


It is almost one in the morning and I am out of pie crust and apples. Oh geez... hopefully I can get 32 pieces out of 5 pies. Well, I need to go make a truce with Bea and tell her I love her then hit the hay!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Website and Blog

I officially bought the rights to Olive Grace Studios last night! Gotta love: I was so proud of myself after two hours of saying curse words and finally getting an under construction page done and published. Today though I decided that I need to either take a web design class or PAY someone to design it. So…my mom was looking at quilt shop websites tonight and she pointed out one and said “your’s need to be like this”. The funny thing is it was all flash based and fancy. Something this girl can’t do on her own. Oh and this came from the lady who is just learning how to email (I love you mom)! Maybe, Santa will send me some cash for a cool website instead of two front teeth. In conclusion to website design it may be a while for my COOL website to be up and running but I have moved up in the world. I have my very own web address! I have so many ideas for the website and hopefully can find someone to help me get them from my brain to the web! Next subject...
So today I am looking at my new website that links to my blog and of course I am all proud of myself. I then realize that I have comments…yes comments. So I clicked on them and wow I had one from a friend that gave me a hard time for not blogging the correct way. Then I was more embarrassed that it was all the way back in September along with others I did not realize were there. I am officially a bad blogger but practice makes perfect and I am going to try my damnedest to dazzle my readers. I will get better…I hope! Please be patient with my blogging skillz

P.S. If anybody knows a good web-designer let me know!!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Better Late Than Never...

So my last entry was back in September and I think it came soon after I put my month's notice in at my corporate job. I was anxious to see my new logo appear somewhere on line and to feel like my future job was legit...Whatever that means... sounds good to tell people when you proceed to tell them that you quit your job in the big city to purse a "dream" of owning a quilt shop and being a traveling crafter in a bad economy. Wow, I am out of breath just typing that. So yeah I left good money and a power career to move back to Ohio to pursue my dream of being a "entrepreneur/urban farm girl/quilter/designer" the list goes on. Actually, founder of a little idea call Olive Grace Studios.

So... hear I am back in the Under Pant State planning... doing a lot of planning. I am trying to figure out what craft markets I want to go to and when I want to open a permanent shop! Just so you all know this big idea a.k.a. my "dream" has been brewing for a long time probably since I was a little girl...from Mom pushing me into quilt shops in a stroller and buying me fat quarters to Grandma Olive and I going to craft shows I being her assistant while she sold her hand made wares to Great Grandma Janet letting me have a needle and thread when I was 4 or 5 sewing scraps together making who knows what but always having Grandpa Bum's approval. I think that's what did it! It's getting late next time I will have pictures and stories on how I came up with the name Olive Grace.

P.S. Ohio is shaped like a pair of Under Pants look at a map you will see it!