Monday, December 1, 2008

Time is flying way too fast!

Whoa where did November go????

Here it is December 1st and after updating my website last night I can't believe how super busy December and January are with life, dancing and crafting!
If you are out and about shopping stop by and say hi at any of the events I will be at. I will be performing at Dooby's in Mesa Friday Dec. 5th with several other dancers at Samia's Holiday Show. On Saturday Dec. 6th myself and several of my intermediate students will be performing in the Chandler Light Parade in Historic Downtown Chandler at 7 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 13th I will be vending with my friend Tary in space G14 at MACfest in downtown Mesa (Main Street between Center and Macdonald) and some of my intermediate students will also be performing that morning from 11:30 - 12:30 in front of the Bank of America building on Main St. and Macdonald. Tuesday December 15th is my Mesa Art Center (MAC) class recital starting at 7 p.m. on the patio of the Art Studio building. Dress warmly we are performing outside!
I will be teaching a free belly dance class at Dooby's in Mesa at 6:30 p.m. with open dancing to follow until 8 p.m.

Check out my events page for more information, times, addresses etc on all the above events and more events in January.

January I'm already booked every weekend with some dates doubled booked. Some of the highlights are teaching several workshops with one being a cane workshop at Plaza de Anaya, a show at Inside the Bungalow on Friday Jan. 9th, my annual swap meet is a huge event with lots of vendors and 4 workshops this year and several of my students and I will be having a show at Dooby's on Jan. 31st.

I have been making greeting cards and other goodies like crazy for vending at MACfest with my friend Tary. I'm also making Christmas gifts and having so much fun trying new projects and techniques. Below are some of the 3X3 card sets with matching envelopes and boxes I've been making. The set that is tied up in a bow has no matching box.

I've started teaching private lessons again and having a great time with my new students. I'm working on new routines for my January session classes and enjoying the new dances; hope my students like them :-)

My online belly dance costuming business, Shimmy Bliss, has been keeping me busy. I have over 270 items listed in my eBay store and have been running sales in November and plan on running more sales in December. I currently have a sale ending today on a variety of belts I have in stock like the ultimate belts, the ever popular shell belts and many more. Future sales in my eBay store will be fringe belts, skirts, tops and costuming supplies.

My hubby and I have been remodeling our kitchen and we are getting closer to being done! I painted the wall behind the stove and we finally got the new stove hood installed and its working! We haven't had a stove hood that has worked for 13 years; it's so nice.

The cabinet doors are installed and I'm almost finished painting all of them. I love the glass inserts, you can see through them but not really; cool effect. The new pendant light is awesome! I have never had a light over the sink and what a difference this makes when you are washing dishes. The little things in life can make you so happy :-) As you can see in the photos we are waiting for one stainless steel counter top to be installed and the back splash. Once this is done I'll finish painting and laying the new bamboo floors. The old wall paper can be seen around the window this was driving force to remodel I couldn't take this wall paper any more! I hated it when we purchased our 1930's bungalow 13 years ago and it's finally disappearing; yeah! Our goal is the end of the year to be finished. Wish us luck :0)

I'm going to try and blog more this month with all the events and parties that are happening. I kept forgetting to take my camera to November events and when I did remember to take it with me I forgot to pull it out and take pictures!

Everyone have a safe and fun a holiday season and hope to see you at some of the events happening around town.

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