Thursday, 29 November 2012

My First Craft Fair (Selling Cards)

  I applied back in September for a craft show about 40 minutes from my home and taking place in November.  I didn't hear anything back and assumed that they were full.  The first week of November I got a reply saying that somehow my email had been overlooked and was I still interested as they had 2 tables left.  So I said yes and got to work making cards.  I tell you I worked like a mad woman making cards, tags, gift tags, mini paper totes, box sets of cards, notebooks with pens, post it holders with pens.  I was up till the wee hours of the morning most days working on these.  I sold some things and made some contacts and managed to connect with a couple of people who wanted me to make thank you cards for their businesses.  Here's a picture of me with my table...yeah I needs a lot of work.  I need to add more levels and just all around make the table more appealing.  But I'm learning and willing to take constructive criticism so let me have it with both barrels!  LOL

Me at my first craft fair for selling cards

I made quite a few Christmas cards this year and have some left.  I decided to not list them on Etsy but instead these will be the cards that I'm sending out this year.  If you're on my Christmas card list...look away and pretend you didn't see this post.  LOL.  As always I would love to know what you think, good or bad.  I hope to do quite a few craft shows next Christmas so whatever tips, ideas or comments you have to make are most welcome! 

Here's a few tags that I have left:

I also made some paper mini totes.  I had seen several tutorials on YouTube and I ended up taking a little of this and a little of that and came up with the following.  This first batch ended up going to a spa where they filled them with nail polishes and put them out by the front counter.  I'm told that sales of these have been steady and they are almost gone!  The tag says For Your Mistle Toes. 

This second batch went to the craft sale.  I have several of these left and will take them to the same spa so they can replenish their stock.  Not the most flattering shot but I forgot to take pictures at home before we left.   The tags on these ones say Merry Kissmas and they have lipsticks and chapsticks in them. 

I also made little post it note holders with pens.  They say Merry Christmas Teacher. 

Here are some notepads with pens.  The paper and pens matched up quite nicely.  Total fluke!  Top left...sorry again I forgot to take pictures at home. 

Here are the cards that I have left.

  I appreciate the time you took to look through my pics.  If you're not too worn out, please leave a comment!  I want to learn and become better and can only do that if I get feedback.  Thanks again! 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Liebster Award

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blog Award

I am here to accept the Liebster award that my friend Janice at Twin2u2Designs was so kind to give to me.

About this award:
Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved","Favourite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.


*Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. 
*Post the award onto your blog. 
*Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. 
*Leave a comment on their blog to let them know  you have given them this awesome award!

WoW five bloggers was not an easy task, but here ya go:
Mary H.
Patti J