Monday, August 29, 2016

Craft Show & Open House Progress

Working on some new items for the upcoming fall craft shows season.  I have one at Northmor School Nov. 5th and Christmas in the Valley in Bellville on Nov. 12.  I have never done back to back weekends, so this could get scary.  My 2nd Annual Sew Sweet Vintage Open House will probably be Dec. 1st and 2nd....but maybe the 8th and 9th...haven't decided yet.

First up is a grab and go First Aid kit....great to stick in a tote or diaper bag when going to the park, zoo or amusement park. Includes a pack of tissues and 4 band aids. It has a total of 12 pockets, so there plenty of room to add Neosporin, tweezers, Tylenol and such.  I am also including a small rice pack for home use that can be heated in the microwave or put in the freezer for boo boos....and isn't the nurse fabric the cutest!

I have a dozen of these packaged up and ready to go.

                  These are stackable fabric storage baskets. Great to keep you organized!

I may have to re-visit doing some aprons.  I did them for many years, but the interest seemed to die down a few years ago, so maybe it's time to bring them back.  Who doesn't love a cute apron! Here's a few a did awhile back:

 I'm making progress on my microwave bowls.  I sold over 100 of them last year.  I have 32 done!

These are new this year....a zippered wristlet with a detachable key fob.

...and zippered pouches with a see a thru vinyl front and they come with a matching pocket tissue pack.

Also trying to use up some of the scrabble tiles I've been hoarding.  These can be used as coasters but will have a magnet on the back also.

Open House Displays
 Here are some of the ways I display items for the open house.  I literally empty four rooms of my personal stuff (except for dishes in the cupboards) and use every inch of space for displaying handmade items, vintage finds and repurposed small furniture.

This was the sign in front for the open house

   And this little beauty greeted people at the back door. She is so    pretty at night, all lit up!

Back Porch

Back porch


Dining room

fleece headbands

redo on this child's highchair

 More Kitchen
I also thrift shop and display vintage items for sale along with
the handmade items.

                         These wool purses sold very well.
 The are a loop handled wristlet....might revisit these this year.
Prim d├ęcor is really big around here, not really my taste, I prefer
more vintage items.

                           dining room table and dry sink
 I took this green scale that I got at a garage sale and spray painted it white....see below...glad it didn't sell......I love it!
   This was an old tool tote that I spray painted.  I kept this too!
 Christmas pillow.  I printed this onto duck fabric on my printer!