Saturday, July 3, 2010

VBS, Coasters and a Pretty Box

I'm baaaaack! I know I was AWOL there for a while. The last two or three weeks really knocked the wind out of my sails. As VBS director I was responsible for planning, purchasing, and orchestrating our annual VBS, which we hold at our church camp every year. So we camp all week long, and every morning, from 9:00 - 12:00 we hold VBS. The teens have their own program in the morning and afternoon activities...and no that was not my responsibility...I'd be 6 feet under if it was!

 Our theme was Lava Lava Island
A couple of our crew leaders incognito

We set up and decorated Sunday afternoon. All week long I had one thing after another with sick workers, one who slept in, and our preschool leaders grandmother and her dog died on the same day. I felt so bad for her, but it left me without a teacher for about 15 preschooler and kindergarteners.  Can you say YIKES!  With all the staffing problems I had this year, praise God, he sent people out of the woodwork to show up just when I needed substitutes.

 That's me, way in the back, with my hands full of papers.

 Zulu was a popular character that visited us each day

We had up to 54 kids per day, and I ran nonstop up and down stairs all morning, then usually had things to prepare for the next day, in the afternoons.  It liked to kill me!  I do it for the kids, and love them dearly, but I'm thinking I'm getting too old for this.  It laid me out for most of this week.  I've done the basics to keep us alive and clothed this week.  Finally, Thursday I did clean house...oh really needed it!

Yesterday I felt my creative juices starting to stir again.  Maybe it was my first Etsy sale that did it.  Actually I've had any Etsy store for awhile.  The name of my shop is Time Turner.  I made several watches and listed them to see if they would sell.  Nothing happened, so I just left it up and kind of forgot about it.  Well...what do you know...yesterday morning I sold one!  I was doin' the happy dance...albeit a stiff one...but the happy dance none the less.

At the same time I opened that shop, I decided to open one under the name Green Willow Pond, thinking I might make some home decor items.  This was before I had this blog.  I registered it, but never listed anything...until now.  My little sale spurred me on, and I decided to make a couple of items and list them. 

First are my number coasters.  I still have to get either adhesive back cork or felt or rubber feet to put on the back, but otherwise they are done.  (going to town today to get the backing)

The other item I made is a little covered box.  This took a lot longer than I thought it would.  I don't think I'll be making lots of these!  It's a one of a kind anyway...I used a gift box I had, some pages from an old book, ribbon, beads, keys...everything I had on hand.  I like the way it turned out though.

So if you like what you see, come visit me at my etsy shop.  I don't have much there yet, but I'll be working on some more things to add.  Even if you don't want to buy anything, come visit, so I won't be lonely over there LOL!

This post is linked to the following parties.  Go check them out for tons of great ideas!

For Sale By Owner Shop Link-up at Remodelholic

Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Looks like you had a ton of fun at VBS! Congratulations on your first sale and I love the numbered coasters!

  2. Congrats with your Etsy shop! Looks like you spent your non-blogging time well. But glad to see you back posting.

  3. Love the coasters! Looks like VBS was a huge success.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the coasters and the box - very very cute!!


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