Sunday, September 19, 2010

What A Long Day


What a long day it was for me. To start off with I over slept and had a late late breakfast. Taking pictures for a craft winter show application was today's plan. Grabbed my things in a crate and headed outside with my handy dandy (phone) camera.

Since I was already taking pictures I just kept on with it and took more for my etsy shop. I even had an assistant/model to help out in a few pictures. What a great sport my son was. I promised no one would see his face, so he didn't mind. We had a great sunny day.

I had to take a couple pictures of the Our Lady of Guadalupe bags by the roses even though the leaves didn't look to good. These were the only good looking roses left. Don't know why I didn't think of this earlier this summer.

Then came to the posting of everything on etsy. I spent the rest of the night doing this. So time consuming even with a few short cuts. I feel bad I didn't notice I should have ironed a couple of the bags before taking pictures. Didn't see it on the camera phone. Still haven't figured out my real camera (it's not Lisa friendly).

So later this week I need to take care of the craft application since that was today's goal. It's okay, I have until September 30th to get it done. Also post three more things on etsy. I would be in heaven if all I could do is sew and create art and crafts. Well...now it's time for bed, have to go to work tomorrow.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Clarkston



Today we headed out to Clarkston Michigan to check out a Farmers Market that also has a Craft Market along side it. It was a small place but nice and cozy. My brother came across it an inquired about the local vendors, told them about my sewing and crafts and passed on information to me. So we headed out there with a few items that they ended up keeping to sell for me. I like their set up. Their craft market store is actually a green house with a white loose stone floor that extends to the outside farmers market. What you do is first see if they like what you create and if they do they will sell it for you. Nice and simple. Your fee is just $10 a week or $40 a month. They are open 7 days a week. So I'm going to see how it goes.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Halloween Greeting Cards


This evening after work I finally added four new items to my esty store. I took some pictures and what I added was Halloween themed greeting cards. They measure 4 3/4" x 6" and are made out of cardstock paper by Hocus Pocus, outside of card is textured black and the inside is smooth of a contrasting color which works out great for cards, that way you can add a message of course. All the cards are decorated with scrapbook paper and three layers of decorative paper flowers that are attached with a brad. I only added four card to my shop so far. There are a few more to add. They were so much fun to make and I'm just sad I ran out of my supply of the Hocus Pocus paper. I'm trying very hard not to buy anymore scrapbook paper and use what I have on hand. It's hard I tell you!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Getting ready

Getting ready for the 4th Art From The Heart art and craft show that will go on Friday, September 10th. This will take place at the Lunch Studio downtown Flint during the Downtown Flint Art Walk.

Made some new items to take along. I made some Halloween cards since that's just around the corner. Also made earrings for the first time. Crocheted a few scarves. Bought some felt but still thinking about what to make with it. I've got something up my sleeve. I tried very hard not to buy any new supplies for these projects but can't help myself when I'm in a craft store. I am proud to say I did not purchase more fabric and did make a couple more aprons with what I had on hand (not buying more supplies and using what I have on hand should be my craft making goal).

So as you see I've been keeping busy AND have been enjoying the summer with my son.

After this upcoming art and craft show I will be submitting an app for the Flint Handmade Holiday show which will require the making of a few new items.

Bottlecap Magnets


Alice in Wonderland themed bottle cap magnets.