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111  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Re: Open House on: February 01, 2005 06:16:47 AM
A few years ago I used to be in the direct sales business....selling candles...I won't say the name....but this one girl got about 7 other consultants in other direct sales businesses and we had an open house at her house.  We made a post card with the open house date and who was going to be there, each of us sent that post card to everyone in our contact list and even gave some away.  We set up posters around town and had a GREAT day!  There was a guest book at the door and all of us shared the people on the guest list.  We also donated something to put in a huge basket and had a raffle.  What a great turn out! 
  Good luck with starting an Open House and getting your business started.
112  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Re: Age an issue? on: February 01, 2005 06:04:53 AM
I think you will be great at your craft shows.  I, myself would want to talk to you because of your age and find out why you are crafting.  I think that is wonderful.  The big thing for me is when I am looking at different crafts, if the "crafter" is rather snootie, or gives the impression she/he is above everyone else, she/he won't get my business.  I have found so many unique things at craft shows, some wonderful talented people, and made a lot of new friends.  Good luck to the both of you young ladies.  I am sure you will have a wonderful time and learn so much!   Grin
113  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Re: FREECYCLE.ORG on: January 30, 2005 08:11:53 PM
Thanks for posting that site!  I just joined it and I do have so much to give away!  This is great! 
114  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Paper Roses for V-day (Crafty Boyfriend!!) on: January 04, 2005 05:25:12 AM
Bummer, I don't see anything...... Sad
115  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Valentines crafts on: January 03, 2005 02:46:28 PM
Great Ideas!  I love homemade Greek dinner (I'm half Greek) and the cereal box craft, that is cool!  My Husband would love that! 

Love the flowers with the hockey stick and the treasure hunts....very imaginitive.....ok....my husband is a computer geek....so I guess I would have to think up something to do on his computer......Hmmmmmmmmm any ideas?  I am going to try a little of eveyrthing that was mentioned.....all great ideas!

Happy New Year!!!! Grin
116  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Simplicity 5914-My first sewing project on: December 04, 2004 01:12:20 PM
WOW!  Great Pattern!  You did a great job!  Don't stop sewing, you will find that you can make almost anything that you see in the stores.....You CAN do it!   Grin
117  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Gifts in a Jar on: December 01, 2004 08:46:25 PM
http://www.dragun.net/Recipes/jar%20mix%20recipes/#hot2

http://www//members.tripod.com/~MaryMae/jarlinks.htm

These are totally awesome.  I also posted  in here somewhere a recipe for Fruit Rhumba, a cinnamon fruit Rum Combo to actually jar...I will update when I actually make it.  I am waiting for my spices to arrive.


 thanks for the great Hyperlinks!  The first one is really great, it has lots of great recipes!  Thanks Again!
118  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Plastic Cat Litter Containers on: November 30, 2004 05:26:16 AM
I have a few of those Kitty Litter containers.  I live an area that can get kind of wet in the basement so I keep one in the basement as a bucket, I also have a couple of them outside with transplanted Plants in them.  I just poked a few holes in the bottom and there ya have it.
 Another thing that came to mind when I was worried about people's cigarett butts being tossed all over my back yard during a graduation party for my son.  I painted the outside, filled it with sand and painted "Butt Bucket" in big red letters.  People used that and we didn't have to go nuts with all the cigarett butts in the lawn.   Tongue
  Did store some tools in them.....hey, with the holidays coming up, what a great place to hide gifts!   Cool
119  COOKING / Dessert / Gifts in a Jar on: November 29, 2004 09:23:59 PM
Hello everyone,
   I was hoping some of you could help me find or offer some good recipes to make Gifts in a Jar.  I have a few I found on the internet but some just didn't taste that great.   Undecided Was hoping to do a lot for Christmas gift baskets and this would be a nice thing to add to the basket.  If anyone can help, I would be VERY thankful!    Grin

Thanks in advance! 
120  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: sugar scrub (?) on: November 29, 2004 07:30:44 PM
If you are using oils, use a cheap, vegetable base oil (for example, grapeseed - this is the cheapest) and add 10-15% of wheatgerm oil. Wheatgerm is a natural antioxidant and is used in aromatherapy to preserve oils for as long as possible.
You could also use honey as a base, as it is a natural exfoliant.

If your skin is too sensitive for sugar, you could try using oats.

If you want to use natural products, they won't last a great deal of time.

Any sorry to be a kill joy, but as an aromatherapist, I would urge you to be extremely careful when incorporating e.os into your homemade cosmetics as some can be toxic when not used properly!

Thanks for the great advice....I am a newbe here...I just wanted to add that Grapeseed is great for my skin and I have extremely sensitive skin.  Smiley  Love all the post!
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