Monday, October 27, 2008

Gearing up

With the fourth quarter in full swing, I have been heavy into production and will continue to be in this mode for quite some time to come. So I thought you might be interested in what i have been up to. First up is a final product from last year's line up. This is a set of grubby candy canes that smell most divine. They are scented in the delicious aroma of warm baked cinnamon buns. These were a fabulous seller last year and this year is proving to be much the same.

I am currently working on a wholesale order for these from someone who couldn't keep enough stocked last year. This particular order is for 6 1/2 dozen, and with 3 per set, this means I will be dipping 234 canes for this order alone. Below is just a small part of the order, which I grubbied up this past weekend. I still have a lot more to go!

Now just because the holidays are fast approaching does not mean that I can ditch everything else. On the contrary. I have not lost sight of the many, many products that I will need to produce for the show in February. Here is just a sampling of what I have been working on this week.

Well, that's all for now....I better get back to work!!!


Cottage Flair said...

Looks like you have been very busy!! I have never seen gruby candy canes before.

Shell said...

Hey dw,
Those gruby candy canes are so folky! My sister would love them. Hmmm, I'll keep that in mind. Love the little "bee joyful" stitchery. Sooooo cute!
Hugs to you,
Shell dw

Susan said...

I like the bags...I can imagine you are candy caned out!

Lisa said...


Those candy canes are adorable!

You've been a busy bee.


Inka Thomas said...


You do such cool stuff girlfriend!!! I am sure your show will be a big success. Love the candy canes and all your pillows too.

gail said...

Wow carolyn, I am proud of you girl... you are one productive pinkie! I love the candy canes. I bet they do smell divine!!! Have a great week and happy creating..luv gail

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

mmmm I can smell those canes over here !
You have been a busy get back to work...


Carolk said...

Carolyn, those are the greatest grubby candy canes I have ever seen! Awesome.

Patricia said...

Your house must smell terrific! Love the candy canes and those little bags are going to be a biggie.


kath@retromantic antiques said...

Love the grubby candy canes, just the name and concept are so cute. You sound like you are one busy girl. k

Lilli Blue said...

gruby canes ... who knew... it just shows you will never know what sells till it does. they are such a lovely folk art item. I like that about you, you see in a very different way than most of us and it is a nice compliment to the shabby chic stuff. Good going girl. Lilli

Susie said...

Wow Carolyn!! Fantastic!!! Great show and tell. You have been one busy lady!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Wow, those candy canes looks great! You have been busy! Have a great week!

EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

Your grubby candy canes are great! I am so excited that you have a HOT seller! You go girl!
Forget Me Not Dreams

Debbie said...

Your candy canes are so cute....I would love to do a green tree and put lots of those all over it!


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carolyn,

Looks like you have been very busy!! But that's really good too I think!
Love the new stitchings you did, they are adorable!

Pei Li

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those candy canes are adorable, and I bet they smell wonderful too!

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