October 30, 2012
I am trying to get a few last minute things finished up for the Elzie Patton Expo here on Saturday, November 3. I did a much smaller craft fair at church earlier this year but it was pretty much nonexistent for crafters and customers so this will be my first “real” craft fair. Here are a few things I have been working on.
Here are the dry erase memo boards from last time.
Still have a lot of tooth fairy tins left for sale also. I decided to forgo the pumpkin and turkey poop as I wanted to concentrate more on gifts that would be lasting and not so much candy this time around. I might end up regretting that as all I sold was turkey poop and a few other items but I will have to wait and see.
I added some new retro binder clip photo holders.
I tried to add some more coasters and things that were geared more toward the men in our lives also.
Worked on some more post-it note holders in retro color combinations for gift ideas.
I added some necklaces and zipper pulls to my stock of items also. Seeing this photo makes me think I need to change my display choice though! I am looking forward to having some free time to concentrate on holiday gifts after this weekend. Will post some cookie and candy ideas soon.
October 25, 2012
I have started thinking about my Christmas projects as I always start too late and then make myself crazy at the last minute trying to finish everything up in time. This year I would really like to have some down time to just enjoy the beauty of the holidays so I really am starting things early
This was on the Carta Bella page this morning and would make a great gift either with the pictures already inserted or as a display for children’s artwork. I take a photo of their artwork and display those as they are much more durable and take up less space.
This would look fabulous decorated with some retro papers and embellishments like these by Samantha Walker from http://www.jessicasprague.com.
Perhaps these papers from Echo Park would be delightful also.
Will be back tomorrow to post some of the things I will be showing at the Elzie Patton Craft Fair on November 3. Have a great day and I hope you find some time to create.
October 2, 2012
Since it is officially October I can get started with posting some of the fabulous Halloween ideas I have run across and will continue to do so throughout the month. This is always my favorite time of year as the seasons start to change and we begin to think about the holiday season starting with Halloween. I always welcome the cooler weather
Here is a card using a very retro digital kit that caught my eye. (http://scrappycath.blogspot.com/2012/10/card-caravan-and-more.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FvCfc+%28Scraps+of+Life%29)
This project seems easily adaptable to an Advent calendar for Christmas (actually it probably started out that way and was adapted for Halloween come to think of it) but I like the reusable part of this project.
Here is a great card idea from http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/
Here is an easy gross food project for you. (http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/10/02/easy-halloween-cupcakes/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+skiptomyloublog+%28Skip+To+My+Lou%29)
I liked the simplicity of this card (http://inkpad.typepad.com/from_my_ink_pad_to_yours/2011/08/index.html)
For something a little more complicated but quite different I found this idea. (http://pizzabytheslice.com/zombie-snowflake-papercraft-pattern.htm)
I hope this gives you some things to think about that might spark your Halloween creativity. See you in a few days!
September 30, 2012
It has recently come to my attention that many companies are now trying to feed my pumpkin craving by bringing out all sorts of new pumpkin products. Just in the Target circular alone I found all these scrumptious looking treats!!
Pumpkin waffles without the work
Pumpkin cheesecake in a cookie!
Pumpkin yogurt – might have to let somebody else try this one first
One of my favorite pumpkin things and comes in the lower fat whipped version also
White Chocolate Candy Corn – how did this escape my notice?!!!!
The Oreos are not actually a pumpkin item but certainly have always signaled to me that Halloween was just around the corner. I am off to try some of these tomorrow but feel free to comment on what your favorites might be. More Halloween projects coming in the next few days.
September 24, 2012
At the Craft Fair
My first craft fair has now come and gone. I did not sign up until two weeks before the date so I made myself crazy trying to make enough things to fill my table. The attendance was really low and I made $20.75 which covered my $20 booth rental and still left me with a profit (although a sad amount it is technically true). Here are a few of the things that I made to sell. Just click on photos to see a larger picture if you would like.
Dry Erase Memo Tiles
Lavender Glycerin Soap
Tooth Fairy Tins
Post-It Note Holders
I also made a lot of little $1.00 treats that held an oatmeal pie, hot cider, tea and various candies.
Lastly I added some binder clip photo holders, chap stick cards and hand sanitizer covers.
Binder Clip Photo Holders
Chap Stick Cards
Magnets on Display
Did not sell much except the turkey poop and a few book marks but it was a gloriously beautiful day with fabulous temperatures. I was also blessed to be joined by two of my scripture study cohorts whose company I enjoy greatly so, even though the traffic was very light and we sold almost nothing, I had a great day!
September 3, 2012
collage monday Sept. 3 – Donna Downey
I am ready for fall and this project by Donna Downey (http://donnadowney.typepad.com/simply_me/2012/09/c-3.html) certainly fed my crafty inspiration this morning. Love the warm mix of colors. I am getting things ready for holiday expos and needed something to get me in the mood. Thanks, Donna!
June 5, 2012
I just stumbled across a website called Digital Scrapbooking Studio (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/) and I have had a ball shopping there for two days now. They are having a fabulous sale and many things are priced as low as $1.25. I really like the look of lots of the designers who sell there and wanted to pass along some of the deals. They had some great retro digital kits by Studio4 Design Works which are usually hard to find.
While the 70s is not considered retro I still love the look of that era also and found this groovy digital kit by Digilicious Designs for just $1.25!!!
So head on over there and take advantage of the fantastic prices! I used the fact that it is my birthday month to shop to my heart’s delight but I am sure if you try you can find some way to rationalize any purchases you would like to make
May 31, 2012
Have you heard of crackle.com (http://www.crackle.com/)? I just discovered this while searching for a Roku for my son. Free online movies and tv shows including some from the 50s and 60s. Just watched the very first episode of Bewitched and enjoyed it thoroughly!!
May 6, 2012
I took the weekend off to just do whatever I felt like and spent some time looking online at Craig’s List and other stuff just for fun. I stumbled across this fabulous looking camper listed for sale here in Nashville. http://nashville.craigslist.org/rvs/2948778194.html How cute is that and perfect since our kids have all but moved out! If I had an extra $5000 I probably would not have shared the photos