Craft Fair Season 2019

I made a promise to myself that I would enter more craft events… last year! And fell very short of my goal. I did a grand total of zero.

This year is on track to be much different. I participated in my first event of the year this past Saturday at a local school. I am not used to using only one table. It was a tight squeeze. I agonized over the appropriate items to take to the sale.

This is my first time using my fancy jewelry spin displays. I purchased them both at a K-Mart that was going out of business. I stressed a bit and worked really hard to fill the larger one at least 3/4 full of earrings, but turns out it didn’t matter too much. I didn’t sell even one pair!

The event was interesting because I sold items that typically don’t do well in person for me, while other items that I expected to sell, did not. It was overall really great. People really loved the lapel pins. Here is one of the pins that sold…

And my sweet Rainbow Dash hoop. My first attempt at hair, and only my second attempt at embroidery. I am so happy a little girl saw it and wanted to take it home.

I’m keeping an eye out for future events. I have high hopes to get out more this year with my items ๐Ÿ™‚

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Big Winner

I don’t live too far from Seaside Heights so my husband and I like to go to the beach a couple times a year. I rarely go in the summer. I am not a fan of roasting myself in the heat. We usually go in the off season and specifically we go to to play some games at the arcade and have pizza.

I have so many points built up because I have a tough time deciding what to cash them in for. I kept passing on these little 3D puzzle kits but finally thought I’d give one a try.


Robotime 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box –

I don’t know why, but I didn’t realize there were so many pieces. I also am no good at puzzles. Thankfully, it came with directions. the print was very small though.

So tiny!

It really never crossed my mind that I would need to assemble the mechanism to make the music play and spin!

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Can you believe it? I love it so much! I can wait to get back to the arcade and win some more, or I could just go buy some ๐Ÿ™‚

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Spongebob Squarepants Embroidery

I recently purchased a Cricut Bright Pad and it really gave me the bug to do an embroidery project. The toughest thing about this was deciding what to do, never mind the fact that I have never really done a project from scratch.ย  No directions, no colors, no guidance! I decided on Spongebob (I’ll admit, I watch a lot of cartoons).ย  Yaya was so helpful right from the start ๐Ÿ˜

I stood in the craft store for 30-45 minutes deciding on the right shade of yellow… and the right shade of blue for his eyes.

It took about a week of working on it in free moment I had. I’m happy with the way it turned out. Yellow things are my favorite. 

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Hakuna Matata

This week the button aisle was full of amazing new finds. I picked up a lot ofย  super cute stuff this weekend . Sooo adorable!! I just had to start with these… Simba, Timon, & Pumbaa.

Don’t ask what my favorite Disney film is ’cause I really don’t know.ย  It’s hard to choose. I haven’t seen the Lion King in forever. I have probably seen Aladdin 1,000 times though. Anyway, my first project was this wire wrapped pendant.

lion king necklace

I love the way the colors came together. I searched through my buttons for a looong time finding the perfect bits.  I don’t use gold wire very often but I felt it was appropriate for this palette. 

I can’t even go into how perfect this lapel pin is! It turned out exactly how I pictured it in my mind. And I’ll be honest, that doesn’t always happen. I can’t even bear to part with it. I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep it. I’ll be making one for the shop soon… promise ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stamped Canvas Art with Buttons

It has been a while since I’ve made one of these portraits. Probably at least a year or so.ย  All of the others sold last year so I felt that was a good enough excuse to make some more.ย 

It took forever to remember how to use Adobe Premiere to edit this. I condensed this down from several hours of work. Hope you enjoy the vid.

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