Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sparkling Hard Cider Sale

I am so very happy to announce that our hard cidermaking business is up and running.  We are now selling in a few local places and are gearing up for more.  If you live in out area of Western Mass (specifically the Northampton/Hadley/Amherst area) then come on by this coming thursday for our very first barn sale.  Here are the details:

When: Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 4-8pm
Where: Our Fermentation Barn
          295 River Drive (that's route 47)
          Hadley, MA

We are 4.1 miles north of route 9, on the right.

What: We are selling bottles of our delicious sparkling hard cider and having a wee tasting too.

1 bottle (750ml.) for $12
2 bottles for $22
3 bottles for $30
and a full case (12 bottles) for $108

Come and taste what we have pressed and fermented.  We would love to see you and anyone you know.  Spread the word.

For more information go to our website:
carr's ciderhouse

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Crafting for The Today Show

This week has been filled with intensive crafting for a Family Fun segment on The Today Show that is coming up (next week, I think).  One of the Top Editors is heading down to New York to show off the different things you can make with your kids for the holidays and I am making those things.  I have to say, it has been a great week of crafty fun.  I became practically addicted to making these Tree Placecard  Holders.  It was a good thing, because I had to personalize them for the host's children and various other children that will be on the show. Harry ended up making one yesterday as an ornament gift for a pal of his.

I don't know if I have ever linked to Family Fun for crafts.  I love working for them and I think it is a great magazine for families.  If you haven't seen it before, you should pick one up sometime.  And, it only costs about $10 a year to boot!

Despite my work as a crafter, I don't craft with my kids as much as I would like.  I am embarrassed to think about all of the times I have said (possibly sharply) not to touch what i am in the middle of styling for the magazine.  But now it is the holiday season and all of that changes.  We have things to make!  I set my kids up and we craft a ton and I couldn't be happier. I'm not sure why we don't make gifts for people we love all year long. It feels so good at so many levels.

Gift Idea!!!
If you need a good holiday gift that kids can make, head over to my other blog Improv Diary for a decorative wooden spoon idea.  And it involves a wood burner, so your kids will love it!