Thursday, November 15, 2012

Purple Rose Wreath

Purple Rose Wreath

I have made one of these before,but the colors on this most recent one made this one my favorite (so far).  This one was a special order for a lady at church who loves purple just like I do.  I see another one of these in my future for my dear sister - maybe I can get it done before her birthday (next May)...That's my may think that is far away but with everything else that goes on it takes awhile.  I did sell a pastel colored one at a recent craft fair.  It sure was a "people draw", had to make a sign though that says, "Please don't touch" so that the roses would stay nice for the person who bought it.  It is time consuming, but I'm sure it will be something I will do all summer for next craft season. Hope my daughter is ready to rock and "roll".   I used the Art Philosophy cartridge, and glittered special paper pad from
K & Company. 

Progress Picture #1

Hope you have a blessed weekend.  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Turkey Time Treats

Turkey Time Thanksgiving Treats

Wow, it's been a busy few months getting ready for craft fair season. I've had two fairs already and four more in the coming months.  Have to make time for Thanksgiving dinner at my house for about 13 people...hope they are up to the challenge of going around the maze of craft stuff because Lord knows if I put it up, I'll never find it all again :) 

One of the treats I have been selling at craft fairs is the M&M sticks.  The turkey ones were made with the special edition candy corn M&M's and the others with the Harvest Blend M&M's.  They were a big hit with the customers. Alot of people are placing them on their plates as a gift for family and friends.  All of the stamps came from Jaded Blossom, I just love their stamps!  The circles were cut with the Art Philosophy Cartridge, and the turkey shape backing from the Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge.
If you are interested in ordering some for your holiday please contact me in the next 2 days and we can work out a rush order.

 If I don't post again before next week, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  Take time to enjoy family and friends this whole holiday season as we never know if we have the promise of tomorrow.  Be Blessed!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Craft Fair Organization


Just finished my first craft show for the holiday season of 2012 in Dickson, TN and it was fairly good for me.  I think the turnout for people this year was larger than last year which was surprising for me.  Every year I take M&M treats for the holidays and carrying them around in my plastic container was messy and ended up sorting and re-sorting all the time.  This year, I came up with an idea and my wonderful husband helped me do it...and it worked out wonderful.  I had already bought plastic containers from the Dollar General Store so I went to our local hobby store, and bought a piece of foam poster board.  My husband then measured the container insides and cut the pieces.  We attached the pieces to the container with hot glue.  (Don't you know hot glue and duct tape fix anything! :)  Well, it really does~!  It made sorting out and in at the craft fair so nice, and kept the tags nice and neat.  Plus, you gain the added height in the space so you can carry more and make the most of your space.  Hope this idea helps some of you transport your items neatly so all your hard work stays pretty and clean for your customers. 

This weekend I will be at the United Methodist Church on  Saturday in Clarksville TN  Drop by and see us!

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