Saturday, February 27, 2010

Craft Fair Preparations

Want to start this Blog of by wishing my Dad a very Happy 80th Birthday, sorry I can't be there but I will be thinking of you all day.

Just 1 month to go until my table at Celebration's Farmers market and craft Fair, YIKES ! Trying to spend lots of time preparing items to sell, so going to try and update this on a more regular basis to show you all what I'm making , now I have finally finished my 30 sock cupcakes!

The challenge is making some things that are cheaper to buy rather than having a table full of expensive items that no-one can afford, but yet are still well made and good quality. I have found altering these note pads really fun and should certainly be within most peoples budgets.

The glass etching is going really well, it takes a cheap vase and turns it into something far more beautiful and hopefully worth a few more pennies.

I also took this large plain jar from Ikea and have turned it into a stylish cookie jar.

With the cut outs of the vinyl form the glass etching I made this candle and I love love love the way it has turned out. I am so tempted not to part with it at all, although the colour does not go with anything in my house so maybe I will just make myself one after everything else has been made.

Hello Kitty seems to be very very popular, I found these post it notes in the $ bin at Joann's and turned them into really cute notepad holders, I even headed back to Joann's to get a couple more, as I think (well hope) these will be a big hit.

Tonight I hope to get a couple of the frames finished that I have been working on so better get to it.

Will update with more, as and when I get them finished.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Yipeeeee... I got round to writing this in less than a month this time ! Considering the month I have just had, that's quite an achievement. John is now living permanently in the UK to look or work and be there for his Mum. It has been a very long and hard decision to make, but we both feel its for the best and we know our love is strong enough for us to survive this. The plan is that early next year at the latest, I will join him back in the UK. It's going to be very hard for us but we can and will do it. I am already on count down till I see him, 72 days ! In the mean time I have also got a new job, I have moved from working at Epcot to one of the resort hotels. At the moment I am still in training but it is going well. I am hoping it will give me some great job skills for the move back to the UK and also a slightly more flexible schedule and therefore maybe some more time to craft !

I have been busy making lots of Small things ready for my craft fair, I think its important to have a variety of priced items and that way hopefully more will sell. I have been purchasing quite a few things from Michael's from their Dollar bins and then altering them. the 1st thing was these notebooks. I didn't like the pictures on the fronts so I cut out a variety of things using of course my trusty Cricut and went about changing them, added a bit of ribbon and there you have it, a small inexpensive gift. lets just hope they sell otherwise I have a lot of note taking to do !

Cupcakes! what a big thing they have become, so I have jumped on the band wagon and made some of these adorable sock cupcakes. I got the idea from the cricut website (I think from green bean) and have fallen in love with them. I had one made when a friend popped by and bought it straight away! I had to search hard for more socks as the shops around here are now out of wintry things but finally got some at my local M's and went ahead and made these this morning. They are just SO easy to make, the hardest part was getting the film to sit nicely around them. I see making quite a few more of these.

Lastly I made a couple more Hello Kitty bits but they have sold before I can get pictures of them up here. I will try and make some more before the next time I write and show you those.
Have a good week everyone, spring is on its way.
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