Apologies (again) for my absence – a combination of craft fair and a visit from my best friend made for a shortage of blogging. I will work on this flaw, I promise!
I was recently invited to take part in a craft fair held over a few hours in the R&R Partners offices, an advertising agency located here in Las Vegas. (My husband being a popular employee played a very minor role, I’m sure. Wink wink!) It was only my second craft fair to date (I did not bother to blog about the disaster that was the first), and this time I gave myself plenty of time to stock up.
As we’ve previously discussed, I have crafty A.D.D. I knew the Christmas holiday was great theme for this fair, but that’s pretty much where I killed it. I set out to make cards, gift tags, art pieces, candle holders from wine glasses, you name it. I’m pretty sure I set out to do more than that, but that’s where I ended up calling it quits. Someday, I hope to learn my lesson.
Here’s a shot of my table, and a few others:
As you can see from my garage-sale style table, I succeeded in creating a hodge-podge of crafty goodies! 🙂 (Anyone else notice how I tried to unload my Game Room Subway Art?) So here’s some of the fun bits I had available:
This was my Donation Item for the Raffle – I kind of impressed myself with my hand-lettering. 🙂
So here is my sob story. 🙁 I made this Christmas Subway art, and I LOVE it. Unfortunately, the silver that I was using was barely visible on the white background, especially with the added glitter. So I went back over the silver letters – SILVER BELLS, CHRISTMAS – in black, and immediately again in silver. I ended up a bit messy on my Silver Bells, sniff sniff. By the time I got to the ‘R’ in Christmas, I had the hang of it. I’m determined to make another, mess-free. Fingers crossed!
BTW, these signs are SO much easier to make now that I have discovered the wonderful world of Paint Markers…..can you hear the bells? My lovely Christmas rental bundle from Cricut didn’t hurt either! This particular signage is the Theresa Collins Christmas Collage.
Here we go with my re-habs – a rectangular Goodwill glass vase I picked up for $1, painted to look like a Santa suit. I threw in a block of floral foam and some old faux glittery poinsettias I’ve been dragging out for years. I’m glad it didn’t sell, it looks so pretty in my house. 🙂
Naturally I had to include some of my cards and paper-craftiness, so I had holiday tags…
…these guys were cute! I also had some cards…
…my favorite of which was these Pocket Cards – so great for gift cards!
I am SO making more of these. I also wrote up a tutorial and post for you so you can make your own!
Now, the star of the show (and the bestseller) has to be this little guy….
Well, now you can see why I’ve been a little absentee – lots of work done there! I love those wine cork reindeer – I have LOTS of new plans for that pile o’ wine corks I’ve got. [Insert devilish laugh here].
The fair was a great experience, if not a great money-maker. Lots of feedback, which was worth its weight in gold anyhow. I even got a custom card order out of the affair, so woo hoo!! Here’s hoping for plenty more. 😉
If you are interested in having cards made, I’m happy to do it!