I will be at my very first craft show in a couple weekends from now. I am super excited, a little nervous, and very hopeful.
It will be a small one, which I think is probably a very good way for me to start. I have a credit card reader so will be able to take credit cards as payment as well as cash. I have never used one before so I hope everything goes according to plan. It will be linked with my Etsy shop so I’m thinking it should be easier to keep track of sales that way.
If anyone else has done any Christmas time craft shows I would welcome suggestions. And here is a link to the flyer.
I had to pull over on the side of the road to take this shot because it was so beautiful. You have to pretend those electric wires are not there. 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed looking at these Autumn colors. We have had a lot of rain and wind and cold since we took these pictures and those bright colored leaves have fallen so I am very thankful I had the chance to take these shots.
I’ve got a pair of ladies mittens cut out, and a pair baby booties too, ready and waiting to be stitched together and join the others in my shop.
See that adorable little pin cushion in the tea cup? That was made by Rachael of bachestinks I bought it last weekend when I went to the Apple Fest in Ithaca. She had some wonderful items in her booth. I loved the way she had it decorated too. And she creates by repurposing also, which is great. So go check out her stuff and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if you find something you love.
I also want to mention that I visited a booth that was selling hairsticks. I loved what I saw and was drawn in, but I couldn’t help but think that there was any way these would work in my thick curly mass of different length hair. I was glad to be wrong about that. Karaline, the owner of this store which is named Two Twigs, was extremely nice and was able to show me in a very short time that not only would they work in my hair, but that I could do it myself at home too. Plus she has some helpful videos as well, on her Facebook page that show you how to do it yourself. So I recommend you go check out her page too. Lots of photos of hairsticks there to drool over.
There were lots of people attending this year’s Apple Harvest Festival in Ithaca this past weekend. The weather was perfect, not too hot or too cold. We had to walk a little bit from where we parked to get to the fun, but it was worth it.
One thing that I was looking forward to getting was some apple cider donuts for my son, but the line was ALWAYS so long, that we never got any. 😦 Here is a shot I took trying to show how long the line was to show my son why he didn’t get any donuts.
The blue tent top up ahead there is the donut tent. And although this picture makes it look like maybe it isn’t really that long of a line the line had a couple of zigzags in it that made it longer than it appears. And it was never any shorter each and every time we went back to check on it!!! Oh well. 🙂
We saw this old theater on one side of The Commons and I grabbed this photo.
Inside a little shopping center where we saw several little shops and eateries we also saw this metal statue holding a glass ball that I realized was supposed to be a bubble after reading the plaque at the bottom.
Here is a link where you can read about the artist James Seaman.
All in all, we had a great time and I hope to go back next year, and maybe even have my own craft booth. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a blessed day.
*UPDATE: These are now available in my shop along with three other pairs. Adult sizes coming soon too.
This is one of the new products I will be including in my shop soon. They are made of 100% repurposed, recycled, soft wool. I hand sew these because they are just too small for my machine. They have ties around the ankle part so they will be adjustable and so moms can gently snug them up around baby’s ankles to keep them from being kicked off.
These will certainly keep precious little toes and feet nice and warm in the cold weather.
Here is a look at the newest additions to my Etsy shop in the wool mittens section. This first pair are the same color all over. Most of the ones I have in my shop have different colors. I love the ribbing on this pair. And as always these are lined with warm, soft and cozy fleece. So if you look at my wool mittens and think, “Yeah they are very cute and I would love to own a pair, but I could never wear wool it’s too itchy/scratchy.” Then rest assured, the lining will keep the itchy/scratchy from touching your skin so all you feel is soft and warm.
Here is a look at the other two pairs.
And I have many more in my shop with more being added soon, plus my fabric flower pins, so keep checking back.
Thanks for visiting my blog and have a blessed day!