Sunday, October 24, 2010

Advent Calendar

Here is a close up of last Christmas' Advent calendar. This was the first one I made. I made little pocket like sleeves out of scrapbook paper using a stencil. These were hung from ribbon that was tied onto garland. I did put little individual wrapped chocolates in each sleeve. My son never missed a day, as usual. Not sure if I kept this, so I just may need to think of a new idea for this year. Every year my son looks forward to the Advent calendar. I only thought of this because I was going through my scrapbook paper.

Advent Calendar 2009

Christmas Cards

Today I added some Christmas cards to my etsy store,

I have so much Christmas scrapbooking paper it isn't funny. I'm not even that crazy about some of it anymore but I will find use for it. I will be making more cards and maybe some tags and whatever else I can think of. The sad thing is I want more, but oddly enough I have had good self control when it comes to the paper.

Now to think of something crafty to do for the rest of day that doesn't require a lot of thinking (my head hurts). Maybe I'll work on more cards.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Craft Show Enteries

Last week I sent in apps to two craft shows. So now I just wait and see what happens. The first one was for the Flint Handmade winter craft show, I don't think that's the exact name, that will be held on Saturday, November 27th. Not really sure if this will conflict with work. The second one is the Winter Fling-A Craft Thing that is being held on Saturday, December 11th in Ferndale, Michigan. I hear there was a lot of apps entered so even if I don't get the chance to be a vendor at this one I will still head down there to check it out.

In the meantime I am working on some more full aprons to take along to the arts and craft show on Saturday, October 16th at the farmers market in Clarkston, Michigan. This is the same place I have a few items on display for sale. Business seems to be on the slow slide at this place. They are doing some advertising in their local paper so I hope that this will be a good turn out.