Monday, November 30, 2009

The Show in Review

Well the Craftacular is all was great! I had a blast, sold my goodies and bought a new purse and a few Christmas gifts & decorations. What a lovely day!

Here is a photo of my display (the scarves are cut off). I thought it was pink & fun!

I had a great day - thank you to all who came down

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The BIG Show....

So this weekend is my highly awaited, much anticipated CRAFTACULAR!!!

It is a great craft show in Madison. It is the 5th annual & each year it has gotten better! It is hosted by crafty ladies who know what makes a craft show good.

It is this Saturday Nov 28th from 10-5 at the Madison Masonic Center - 301 Wisconsin Ave.

The first 50 shoppers get goodie bags. I donated some fun things myself for them.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving I know we have much to be grateful for this year.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Off the list

Wow, I can cross making my collage magnets off my to-do list! Can you even believe it? I have had these sheets printed out for quite some time just sitting there waiting to be made. I was going to stick them onto magnetic sheets & then modge-podge them & then wait days for them to dry. But then my mom said, hey you have a laminator, why don't you put pretty paper on the back of them & laminate them instead. Wow - what a great idea! Until I went to go get laminating sheets.....they were all gone. I happened to order more from a fun mail-order catalog & they came this past week.

So tonight I really wanted to get something done, but wasn't really in the mood to paint onesies, or to sew any. I finished my book last night so tonight I made magnets! Finally! I love how rich to colors got once I laminated them & I have holiday & everyday magnets. The Holiday ones have festive paper on the back even.

I got 50 (yes, fifty) of them made tonight, just in time for the Craftacular. I also happen to have a neat metal ladder type thing in my random displays.....I just need to paint it white.

Have a great Monday!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Show

So I was at the Holiday MarketPlace today. While I was very prepared & had a cute little spot (the pictures don't do it all) I'd have to say sales were down a bit from last year. But with the Craftacular just a few days away I was okay with it - I will have less to do to get ready for it :) I came home with more ching than I went with so I can't complain.

I was really happy with the display. I had a pretty sheer-white festive cloth over my usual pink table cloth, I also have cute holiday signs. I used my usual headband rack to hold scarves and I had all sorts of pretty new ribbon chains for the pendants and I had bracelets perched in the branches of a pretty pink tree & surrounding it like a tree skirt.

I will have to make onesies this week. And another display for them. With having girl & boy shirts one display doesn't seem like enough...

Well I need to get off the computer now have a good night

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday MarketPlace

I have a show this Saturday....

It is the Holiday MarketPlace Art & Craft Show located at the Washington County Fair Park
3000 Hwy PV in West Bend.

It is a great show. I was at it last year & it has well over 100 vendors (I believe 150). They have a great variety of holiday decor & gifts. The show runs from 9-4.

I will have my boy onesies, cute new girlie onesies, new scarfs, headbands & my hand stamped jewelry. I also have a cute wispy pink Christmas tree I will be using in my holiday display (I borrowed it from my mom!)

Hope to see you there

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Little Goofballs

Small children do funny things.....

So the other night Audrey fell asleep very early & Sydney wandered into the bathroom by herself. She was MIA and very quiet for a few minutes - when I went to go look for her I found she had put on just about every headband I own - as necklaces.....very pretty!

Then Friday we were outside enjoying the nice weather, riding bikes & scooters around in the driveway when Audrey came tearing out wearing our rose cone on her head. She could not see where she was going & I am pretty sure that was a lot of the fun. She rode all around with that thing on her head....

Silly girls....they bring a smile to my face everyday

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Week in Review

So it was a busy yet somehow uneventful week. I got most of my holiday shopping all done yesterday - IT FEELS GOOD!!! Just a couple more things to get & I know what I need so it will be nice & easy. But I do still have my holiday crafting to do. My mom will say I'm a procrastinator, but I say I work better under pressure! I know what I want to make & will get it done after my 2 upcoming shows.

Speaking of the shows I have 2 big ones in November. The Holiday MarketPlace in West Bend is next weekend already. I have been stamping away & have a ton of jewelry stamped. I still need to polish it & I have a boat load of sewing to do next week. No sweat.......

On a happy-happy note Bath & Body Works carried a scent called "Sandalwood Rose" in their aromatherapy line. It was my absolute favorite so of course they discontinued it. I found it last night (after over a year of looking) at the B & BW Outlet. I was in heaven! I bought a bottle of the shower gel & lotion. I was thinking I should have bought 5 bottles of each, but I was out holiday shopping......not for myself.

Well I am off to work my half day today & am going home and will be trying a new project (because I have SO much extra time for new projects!) If all goes well there will be a rockin' new girl onesie at the show next week.

Happy Friday all!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

November Gallery Walk

Thank you to all who came out to support the wonderful local businesses & artists for the Saturday Gallery Walk. I was the featured artist at Dainty Daisies (317 Market St)

Here is a photo of Michelle (the owner) and I....we had a blast!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gallery Walk This Saturday

I will be the featured artist at Dainty Daisies for the Gallery Walk this Saturday Night.

The address is 317 Market Street (right by New Moon Cafe) and the gallery walk hours are 6-9pm.

Michelle is getting ready for the holidays at the shop and I will have a large selection of my goodies there including a new style of bracelet & the pretty ribbon chains.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'll Get You My Pretty!!!

Here is my Mom's Wicked Witch Costume. I am proud of her - she made it with NO PATTERN. That is just crazy talk for her! And it turned out great.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat

We went out for trick-or-treating last night (and to our Downtown Halloween party of Thursday)

Audrey went as Harry Potter and Sydney was a little kitty. My mom also dressed up as the wicked witch last night, including black dress & care, green face, wig & scary cane with a crow. I took pictures of her with her own camera so I'll have to get some from her.

Here is Harry & Kitty

I hope you all had a great night too

(after all the fun with the kids we went to see Zombieland. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be)