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 🙂

Continue Reading

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.  No directions, no colors, no guidance! I decided on Spongebob (I’ll admit, I watch a lot of cartoons).  Yaya was so helpful right from the start 😐

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. 

Continue Reading

Bee Yourself

I really enjoy looking at the embroidery work of fellow creatives online and felt inspired to give stitching up some lettering. I found this kit on clearance for $5 and thought it would look great with a little modification… that means buttons will be involved!

I knew I was going to use completely different colors, and i knew some of my own die cut felt flowers would look great in place of the provided pieces in the kit.

It took me a long time to finish this. I primarily worked on it during my lunch break so it only got 10-15 minutes of my time per day, visit Sports and Gambling.

I turned out just as well as I had hoped. The yellow frame was a perfect touch 🙂

Continue Reading

Latest Obsession: Embroidery

I want really really badly to be awesome at handsewing… embroidery really. I use pinterest a lot for inspiration, but I finally picked up this book, Modern Folk Embroidery about a week ago.

I was browsing in JoAnns one night and realized they now take coupons on books so I got it for 50% off! If you check out the preview on Amazon you can see most of the cool little projects. It has lots of pictures and fun design ideas. I’ve already tried a few stitches. This is the first thing I made with a newly learned stitch. I like it! What do you think? 🙂

Continue Reading