Monday, March 21, 2011

Craft Fair - Hartford, WI

If you missed us at the Hartford "It's A Spring Thing" Fair below are some pictures of the event. I met some great vendors and customers! It was fun to see all the neat things at the fair. My favorites were the booths for "Fancy Curlz by the Girlz" and "Daytime Drama" ---- and my booth of course! Some hot sellers were the altered clipboards, recipe clips, and gift card holders. A lot of customers flipped through the altered notebooks so I am going to start stamping about 10 - 15 pages inside; make it more custom. Also people looked at the back side of the clipboards. I am going to add cardstock to the back for a more complete package. Unfortunately a LOT of Easter baskets and treat bags left over. Family and friends.... Easter joy may be coming to your home soon!

Altered Items and Recipe Clips

Side Table

Back Table

Awesome Fairy vinyl pi
cture made by Sally Jenks

Vinyl Application

Friday, March 11, 2011

Getting Ready for the Craft Fair

I have been busy as a bee getting ready for the craft fair. I am trying to focus on what I enjoy doing and not focusing on what I "think" I should be doing. I am hoping that my creative juices will keep flowing if I stick to what I like! It has been difficult but last week I felt like I was making progress. My hubby set up a "mock" craft table in the basement and I have slowly, but surely, been filling it with items. It makes me feel like I am getting at least something done. Below are a couple pictures of what I have been working on.

Clipboards & Recipe Clips

Wooden Purses

Post-it Note Holders & Treat Boxes

Treat Boxes

Recipe Clips

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Favorite Tools

I have realized recently that in my early scrapbooking days (relatively speaking) I spent too much money and energy buying stickers and paper. Recently I have put my efforts more to tools that make my crafting so much easier. My favorite recent purchases:

- Martha Stewart Scoring Board (no more ruler needed!)
- Stickles Crystal glitter glue
- 2 inch and 1 inch circle punches
- Fiskars Threading Water Scalloped Border Punch (much quicker than using the Cricut)
- Glue Dots - small size

I wish I could purchase everything all at once but my thriftiness has held me back. I am content using my 40% coupons to Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and Jo-Ann's as I receive them.