July 15, 2015

Dark Blue and Pink Argyle Socktopus
Dark Blue and Pink Argyle Socktopus

Hello All!  A new addition to the Socktopus family in my Etsy Store.

The paperwork is in for Coffee Break Fest 2015.  Now I wait to see if I get in again. It is exactly one month away from today and I am super excited!  I’ve been planning and working and can’t wait to be in a craft fair again.  As of right now I am behind by one Socktopus and I have a total of five more to make (at least).  So, I am off to get back to work.

Have a great day!

Missie 🙂

Blue and White Stripes Socktopus


Blue and White Stripes Socktopus
Blue and White Stripes Socktopus

The newest addition to the Socktopus family in the giggleFritz Shop on Etsy!  I am currently behind on my goal to have twelve done by July 5.  I was supposed to have one done last Saturday and one is due tomorrow.  I have all of the body parts sewn and stuffed for both guys, I just have to do all the hand stitching.  So, I am off to go stitch my giggleFritz brains out.  I just needed to share first.

Have a fantastic day! 🙂


Lovely Day and Some New Goals

Today was a lovely day.  The weather was nearly perfect so we spent a good part of the day outside.  Also, the carpet guy came and measured two of our bedrooms so we can order our new carpeting.  I am that much closer to my new office/craft room!

I have been making more Socktopuses.  Three are listed in my Etsy shop at the moment, take a look if you have a moment!  (I need some time to get the shop on this site set up.)  I have set a goal for myself: complete 2 Socktopuses a week (12 by July 5), and I will register for the Coffee Break Fest 2015 craft fair on August 15.  I still have inventory left from before our little one was born, and I will keep sewing after July 15. If I can complete my goal, I think I will have enough inventory to fill a booth.  I have my binder set up to keep me on track.  Now, I just have to get the work done.

I am off to do some sewing.

Have a wonderful evening! (The frogs are incredibly LOUD this evening! Beautiful!)

Missie 🙂

Happy July 1st!!

Happy July 1st everyone!  Nothing monumental happened today, but at least the weather was truly beautiful.  If every day had weather like today, my attitude would be significantly more cheerful.

I started a new sock monkey today and am determined to finish it in less than a week this time.  I finished a Socktopus this morning and it is posted in the giggleFritz shop and Etsy Shop.  That Socktopus should have been for sale last week, but I did not make myself sew on the last leg and apply his face.  Well, done, done, done.  It’s time to get hoppin’!

Last week I sent in my registration papers for this year’s Coffee Break Fest craft fair in Stoughton, Wisconsin.  It is my favorite craft fair of the year!  I am a little bummed I won’t be able to sample the coffee in the contest this year (no caffeine, Prego Girl!!).  I love the people and the car show and hope it’s a great Festival this year.  Oh, and no rain!

I am off to catch the rest of the Milwaukee Brewer’s game and some Duck Dynasty with my husband.

Enjoy the rest of your July 1st! 😀


Done, Done, Done!

Cotton Candy Socktopus – Find it in the Shop! $15.00

9 socks, sewn – DONE!

9 socks, cut out – DONE!

8 legs and a head, stuffed – DONE!

Legs sewn on, face applied, DONE, DONE, DONE!

I have finally completed a Socktopus!  It has been so long and it feels great to have created something new!  Picking out the colors, working my sewing machine, and carefully sewing on those soft, chubby legs.  It’s wonderful to look at it’s sweet  smiling face and be proud of something I’ve made once again.  I almost don’t want to sell it – Almost! 😀


Green Girl

I am not getting much done today. I’ve been trying to finish up some things before my craft fair tomorrow, but I have been awefully nauseated. I can’t fly around the condo doing much, but I have been sitting up in bed, watching tv, stitching Socktopus guys. It’s something.


I took care of a lot of chores yesterday. I baked two loaves of bread, did the laundry, did half of the grocery shopping, and went to the bank to get change for my cash box. Maybe that’s why I am so sick today. I overdid it yesterday getting everything ready for the weekend. Hopefully, tomorrow I will be feeling better. I won’t sell much looking green! Good luck to all the vendors at craft fairs this weekend! Have a great weekend! Missie

Post Craft Fair

This last Saturday giggleFritz and Co. was at Fall Fair to Remember in West Bend, WI.  I had commented in an earlier post that art/craft fairs are like a roller coaster of emotions: ups and downs, good things and bad things about these events.  This was by far the BEST fair I’ve participated in, yet!  My sisters and I have been to this event three times now, but this year was my best year.  I actually sold out of an item! Yes, Socktopus was a big hit!  I sold all of the Socktopus creatures and people wanted to know if I had more.  That has never happened to me and I feel GREAT!

The only “down” of this weekend was I severely strained my back.  I think it was from lifting things and carrying stuff for the craft fair.  Saturday night I could not lay down in my bed, I had to sleep in our recliner with a heating pad.  Ibuprofen was my best friend.  It is feeling better now, but good grief did that hurt!

I am off to work now.  I need to create some sweet little Socktopus guys for the shop!

Have an excellent Monday!

Missie 😀