Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Mantel , Magazine Copy Cat Challenge

My Copy Cat Challenge is a easy one . I found the idea in the Romantic Homes magazine .
These gussied up pumpkins were my inspiration .
I bought 3 craft pumpkins from the Dollar Tree store.
They were really a bright orange that I wasn’t crazy about , so I tried painting one of them with a more pumpkiny color .
I still wasn’t crazy about it . I was going to put these pumpkins on my living room mantel and orange just doesn’t fit in there with all the white , pink ,  and green .
So I started painting them Old White with what was left of my sample jar of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Here is the finished product …
I found another faux pumpkin I had that was already white and added it to the mix
I put them on either side of my spooky non working clock. Do you see the critters on the sides of it ?
I put a pink ceramic pumpkin that I got last year on top of the clock and added a few other spooky things to finish out the mantel .
So it is not a real close copy , but the inspiration was there and it was fun !
Do you like it ?
I am going to link up with Debbiedoos’ Magazine Copy Cat Challenge.
Can’t wait to get over there and see all the Challenges !

Monday, September 17, 2012

First Craft Show Under the Belt

This last weekend was the first craft show for us this season and we have been working hard to get ready for it .
First thing Saturday morning we are trying to set up and open our little tent shop in the rain , so naturally we three got soaked . We managed to keep most of the merchandise dry , But we were soggy and cold all day .
It preceded to rain all day Saturday , so the sales were pretty much a wash out . Sunday dawned with cloudy skies but it wasn’t raining so the crowds came out to shop .
It ended up being a good show for us ! Just think what it could have been with two days of no rain . But you know what ? We really needed the rain , so I will be happy with one good day !
Here are some pictures of our booth…
That’s my sister Pam peeking out through the wire.


Pam and Billie taking a break.
There is almost 3 weeks till the next one so we have some time to make some restock. Maybe I’ll get someone to take a picture of me the next time .
Have a great week !

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Mad Rush

It has been crazy around here ! I have been working my bottom off trying to get stocked up for the upcoming craft fairs . On top of that my laptop died , I had to get a new one !  The software program I used to make our postcards , business cards , and hangtags is no longer compatible  with this new computer. I had to buy a new one of those also. And it’s different too ! Having to learn how to use it to get what I want is taking much more time than I want to spend on it .
Okay , I’m done complaining now !
I’ll show you some of the things I have been working on .
There are tote bags…

I almost don’t want to sell this last one…
Then there are some keepsake/jewelry boxes made from silverware boxes…
I made a few vignette boxes from old sewing machine drawers…
They come with a book bundle and a sprig of dried hydrangea .
Then I made some pillows…
The graphics are from Graphiques and The Graphic Fairy.
And now I am working on some lighted garlands like this one…
Some will have tags , some won’t .
I made a few dolls and teddy bears earlier in the summer  so they will go along too .
We just have a little under 2 weeks till our first
 show ,  so I am frantically trying to get more stuff
 done .
And then I am hoping it will sell !
I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend !