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Monday, November 21, 2011

Craft Show Picts

Thanks to those of you who came out the Castle Rock yesterday to show your support at our first craft show! And thanks to those that sent their virtual hugs to us as well!!

The show went fairly well! We sold a few items & made about what we were expecting to & a good "source" tells me that we did pretty well considering there were TONS of commercial-type booths there (Arbonne, Pampered Chef, people selling stuff made in China, etc.)! We are hoping to squeeze in another one before the Holidays if possible - more of a Handmade fair would be nice!

So, here are some photos of the booth - we were told ours was the best, but I think our friends are a little biased! ;D

Our spaces consisted of half of a 10 ft lunch table - we wish we would have purchased 2 tables & were able to spread our wares out more! but we made due with my extra table!
 We had LOTS of light around us with all the windows, but didn't make for the best picture here! HA!
Kim, Mom & Me
We made a few German-Inspired Wrapped Christmas Trees, which were a BIG hit!
Cards & stamps - not as big a seller as we thought they'd be!
Some of Mom's adorable purses!
Afterward we had loaded the car, paid the tax man & unloaded at Kim's, we three headed into Downtown Castle Rock for a wander through the Barn, see the Starlighting & have a cocktail or two at Sienna's.
Here's a few of the Pictures from around town...I will post the Barn pictures later (I took some pix in 2 of our favorite shops!)

Quintessential Nativity Scene outside the Church!
The Star is Lit atop the Rock!

Outside the Barn - quirky, but cute!
The Fountain outside Sienna
Pretty Garland by our spot in Sienna
That's it for now. Gotta get Maggie to school & finish my list of chores! (Laundry, packing, Christmas decorating, cleaning, clean out car, put stuff up on no particular order!)
Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Joyful Canvas

Ok, here's the other reverse canvas I just finished. 
What do you think?

I had a good time going through my stash of vintage ephemera to build up the dimension on this one! The Santa image is attached with photo corners, so the buyer can replace it with a family photo if they wanted. I might just have to make a few more of these reverse canvases cuz they're so much fun!!! {A tad smaller though! This one is 16x20 like the Noel canvas! Sure hope they sell locally, cuz I'd hate to figure out how to ship these on Etsy!}

That's it!
This will probably be my last post until after the show on Saturday & I can't guarantee that I will post until early next week, but I will try!

Again, we really hope to see some of you locals there! It's our first one & probably a trial-run for future shows! So come tell us what you think!!
We found out that we will be in the left-hand corner as you enter the room at Castle View High. {Hope it's a good spot!}
There appears to be over 40 vendors!! Yeah!!

Here's the scoop again!
Holiday Craft Bazaar @
Castle View High School
5254 North Meadows Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80109
Saturday, 11/19 from 10am-2pm
Benefiting the Booster Club
Door prizes, food & holiday gifts to be had by all!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

In the home stretch now...

Only one day left now before our first craft show!
We were busy today pricing - such a hard thing to do because you want things to sell, but you don't want to give them away!! 
{Any secrets on to how to make that part easier you want to share??}

I have to say, I am pretty proud of the three of us! We have definitely grown in our crafting abilities over the years since we were at The Barn. We've made some beautiful & creative things for the show, if I don't mind saying so myself!! I sure hope some of you will stop by, introduce yourself & have a look around!

As promised, here are some more pics of my contribution to our little fair...hopefully I haven't already shared them with you!

An altered domino book in a Paris Theme, of course!!
And a Santa one..
The front of the little accordian book has Santa's from a Tim Holtz paper pad with the New York Times editorial "Yes, Virginia" paraphrased on the back.
I think I may have already shared these Christmas Fairies with you...but you know you LOVE them as much as me!
This last one's my favorite! I worked really hard on those wings & I really think they make it so original!
AND, I think I already showed you these two as well, but just in case you missed them, here they are again!

I have another canvas I finished last night but I haven't photographed it yet. I promise to get it up here tomorrow morning for one final peek at some of the new stuff we will have at the show this Saturday!
Off to kiss the kiddo g'night & do a little more work before bedtime!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another French-Inspired Piece

I just finished this one last night.
What do you think?
It's an 11x16 Reverse Canvas covered in French pages from a novel with the outer frame textured & painted a pearly cream. The inner canvas will hold an 8x10 photo. I made the little banner out of white burlap & glittered the Noel letters. The rosettes on the inner frame are also from book pages, glittered on the edges & a gem placed in the middle. The inner canvas is also framed with tinsel.

I am having trouble figuring out what to price it at for the show Saturday, so any suggestions would be great! With drying time, it probably took me a full day to make.

Off to do another one!

More Goodies for the Holiday Show!

Hi all!
Here I am again!
Posting my sister's FAB projects today! LOTS of cards & some amazing wall hangings...
Some adorable Christmas Cards {Singles & SETS!}


And, a couple of Note sets!

Now for the wonderful wall hangings...for the holidays or just for fun!
SO CUTE!! These pix don't do them justice!!!

A little canvas!

and an Album!
Can you BELIEVE all the stuff she's done!! She really put mom & I to shame!!
That's it for now! I'll post some more tomorrow - I have two canvases I am trying to finish!
We sure hope that we see some of you on Saturday (11/19; from 10-2 in Castle Rock)! For more info, click HERE!