Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cajun Corner – Vol. 6, No. 5 – February 2, 2014


Cajun Corner – Vol. 6, No. 5 – February 2, 2014


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Wow!  What a wonderful weekend I had.  This was our Mobile weekend and all of the girls spent the weekend with one of our krewe members in Mobile.  We shopped, ate, and played.  Okay, mostly we played.  There was a lot of laughter emanating from her home.

What can I say about last week?  We had snow and sleet.  I-10 was closed going east and west.  All of the bridges were closed.   The government and schools were closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Sissies!  I walked to work everyday; put in a full day at the studio; and, walked home in the evenings.  Okay, so my studio is next door, but I still went to work.

Our dogs had never seen snow or sleet.  When we awoke on Wednesday morning the grounds was white.  No.  It wasn’t the fluffy snow of beautiful winter scenes.  It was ice and very slippery.  Sam and Evie were so cute when they first stepped out onto the frozen tundra but adapted quickly and began their usual checking the perimeters routine, and other things.  My poor old Evie would do what had to be done and she was ready to go inside.  Sam had stored up energy and just wanted to play.  Our usual roller coaster weather began clearing on Thursday.  Friday wasn’t too bed but the evening was cold.  By Saturday, hmm, did it make it to 70 degrees?  If not, it was close.

Last week we stitched out mermaid and fleur de lis masks and created and stitched out jester masks.   There was also quite a bit of time spent on digitizing a beautiful heirloom monogram.  I’m still working on that one.

Our Etsy store even had a few sales last week. 

This past weekend, among other places, we went to Toomey’s in Mobile.  One of my Nereid friends and I were comparing pricing to The Mardi Gras Store in Pensacola and here are our results:

1.      Last week I purchased several toy throws.  None of the toys that I purchased were available at Toomey’s.  Of course, Toomey’s had lots that were not available at The Mardi Gras Store.

2.      Some hats that the girls were intrigued with at The Mardi Gras Store were also at Toomey’s for the same price.

3.      One of our girls purchased a case of beads from The Mardi Gras Store for $30.  Toomey’s had the same case of beads for $42.

Conclusion:  Each store had a different set of merchandise; some the same; some similar.  The beads are very interesting because our krewe, like most krewes, buys many cases of beads and this is a significant savings.  Both stores should be visited each year.

The jewelry that I ordered from our new wholesaler came in and was beautiful.  This weekend the girls were given some of the jewelry and tried to figure it out.  They love, love, love the hand jewelry and the hair jewelry.  However, the ear cuff, all rhinestone studded and shiny was a flop.  They didn’t feel comfortable with ear cuffs.  Hey!  Two out of three isn’t bad.  Besides you can always count on my girls to make the best out of a bad situation.  The ear cuffs are becoming necklaces and pins. 
Now that George has finished our inventory, you should stop by the studio and take a look.  We have lots of items for sale.  Come over, have a cup of coffee with me, and do your shopping.

Next Friday is the Mystic Krewe of Nereids Moon Pie Party at the Sandshaker.  Come out and party.  There will be a new introduction that you won’t want to miss.

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