It's Fall y'all. Here in middle Georgia, we're still anxiously awaiting a drop in temperatures and humidity. At this rate, it could be November before we feel any fall-like weather.
Most recently, I've kept busy with sewing, baking, trying to get in the habit of sending out occasional Tweets, and keeping my Facebook fan page and Etsy store up to date.
I set up at one of our local farmers markets yesterday and had the pleasure of seeing a few of my regular customers and several new faces. It was great to get out again and mingle with everybody! The ladies at The Treasure Trove (www.thetreasuretrovega.com), who host the market, are so much fun and it's always a delight to spend time with them.
This week, I will be busy baking, baking, and baking. I was blessed with an order for 8 pound cakes for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Between that order and my normal baking for the market, my kitchen is going to get a work out this week - and I'm so excited! August was so excessively hot here and with school getting back in swing, business at the market had really slowed down. I hadn't realized until last week when I was baking for Saturday's market, how much I had missed my baking! The art of baking in and of itself is really enjoyable for me - I love the precise measuring that is required, getting all of my ingredients measured and lined up in advance, and most especially the finished product. But I think what gives me the most joy is thinking about how much my customers love my cakes and the sheer enjoyment they get with that first bite. I put lots of love in my cakes as they’re being prepared and I think that’s what makes them so special.
I have a contest in the works which will be aimed at rewarding my readers for their support and help in increasing The Crystal Mermaid’s Facebook fan base. Right now, we’re at 41 fans and it would make my heart leap with joy to see that number make a HUGE jump. I am still ironing out the details so please be patient. My goal is to launch the contest the first week of October so you don’t have to wait long.
I hope everybody has a really fabulous week and will find new and creative ways to follow their passions!