Nov 16, 2011

More craft show pics and other treasures

I have a bad habit of not taking enough photos of things, usually in the "before" stages because I get so anxious to start on them - even though I fizzle out before they're done sometimes. LOL! I loaded up a few more photos of a couple things I added to my last craft show that wasn't in the first. I'd love to tell you that they all sold, but not all of them did. It might be 50/50 on how much of the newest additions sold. It was a tough crowd group.The few that were buying, were spending, the others were just looking for something to do to kill a half hour out of their day. ;^) I do believe that I created some inspiration in others to go home and just make it themselves. That's the trick key to a successful craft show... provided people show up. You have to make something that they can't/won't do themselves without it being out of their financial ballpark or just so amazing that they just have to have it!

I had more things made that were sold and I forgot to get pictures of beforehand. These are just a couple other things I had in the show:
This is a pocket style pillow that I made to look like the front of Santa's coat. I had 2 that I made for the 1st show that sold, but they were bigger at 18", this one (of a pair) is only 14". They did not sell.

 Here is a plastic Charger plate that I picked up last year on clearance and added this copper vinyl design to. It looks gold in the pic, but it's actually coppery. I sold one, but had 2 more made for back up. The coloring in this shot doesn't look good. I tried using the photo program that came on my laptop and I don't care for the limitations it has. My other desktop is getting so loaded down with pictures, that it takes it forever to get from point A to point B. I'm waiting for Black Friday sales to get me a Flash drive to store the pictures on to give me more space and hopefully make it faster.

This is a rustic looking clay pumpkin I picked up yesterday at the Salvation Army store here in town. It half off of 48 cents! Better than garage sale!

This is a wooden milk jug that was 48 cents. I thought it had potential for something cute. I hope it comes to me before next year!

These are a couple of sweaters I picked up for other projects I have in mind.

I didn't think the price of the sweaters were too bad and I would even wear them if I didn't have other plans in mind for them!

Look at this cute little vintage Santa face!! He was half off 78 cents! He was kinda dirty with some brownish splatters on him, but he cleaned up real nice! I think he's actually a napkin holder because he has a slot thing in the back, but I don't think he'd be very effective at keeping the napkins upright. I like him just the way he is and I'm keeping him for myself (unless I see something that he would be good for in a craft show piece)!  But, I'm thinking he sure would look sweet amongst an all red and white vignette, wouldn't he? Perhaps on a table next to one of those Santa coat pillows....

I really should be getting back to a few projects that were put "on hold" before the crafting craziness. I still have the Senior year pages and back cover to finish of that pink and black high school mini album I started back in May. It's not a surprise now, and I sent her grandma some sneak peaks, but they have no clue what all it holds in store. It's not as crafty as my friend Tracy over at Tracy's Treasures does with her mini albums, but it's nothing to sneeze at either. IMO. The girl's grandma is tickled at what she saw already. Like I said in my previous post about her being my biggest cheerleader, it's so true! I have a few close 2nd's in my cheer squad though, but she can make my head swell. hee hee!

Well, it's about one week until those of us in the United States celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday and the Christmas holiday officially kicks off. I was going to offer to have the dinner here at our house, but my dad and step-mom beat me to it. That's OK, even though it would force me to get all the craft junk put away much faster! Sometimes I need those kinds of kicks in the ol' hiney to motivate me. I should just pretend everyone is coming over anyway. LOL!!

I'm linking up to Funky Junk Interiors and Shabby Art Boutique

God Bless and have a great day!!


Tracy said...

Awww thanks for the compliment on my mini's and for the shout out ;) I am sure your minis are just as awesome as all your other creative projects.

I love your santa suit pillow, so cute.
And I can't wait to see what you do with these new goodies you have. You come up with awesome ideas :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you really got some bargains! Love the Santa Pillow and The Charger is Beautiful! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I'm now a follower of yours!

Andrea Amu said...

Ohh that Santa pillow is just darling! Love the charger too... love all your finds as well ;)

Kerryanne English said...

I so love that Santa Jacket pillow!!

I'd love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at

Katalina Jewelry said...

Your Santa Coat Pillow makes me happy! It's fun and festive in an updated way!

Kerryanne English said...

I've featured your Santa cushion over on Inspiration Friday at Simply Christmas today.
Thanks for linking up.
Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne
Shabby Art Boutique

Cheryl @ That's What Che Said said...

Thanks so much for linking up your Santa Pillow! It is so cute! My boys would love it!

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