Posts Tagged ‘Events’

One More Day to Prepare

I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself when this craft fair is over. I have done nothing but prepare for this one event since I first signed up. Last night, I spent two hours shopping for last-minute items like chalk, cellophane and florist wire. I spent the rest of the night, adding header cards to the fudge and other sweet treats. I finally fell into bed around 11:00, but lay awake, strung out on sugar, until at least midnight.
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Craft Fair in Two Days

It has been more than three decades since I have shown my goods at a craft fair. The last time, I was a Junior in High School and I had been making crocheted stuffed animals and selling them to teachers and classmates. When our school put on their annual fair, I was encouraged to see what I could sell.

I didn’t have any idea what to expect and didn’t have time to make any stock to sell. That didn’t stop me (although, it should have) and I set up my little table with purple kangaroos, ombre orange squirrels and so on. The problem was, I wasn’t selling the toys, I was taking orders. I could say it was an abysmal failure, but that would be understating things. I think I took two orders, much more than I deserved.
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Almost Ready

My parents are awesome. They came over yesterday, and not just to sample the sweet treats I made for the fair. They helped me get all of the fudge and cookies packaged and they also helped make more pillar candles.
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I Love to Bake

I know that baking isn’t really crafting, although it can be if you put your mind to it. Still, baking is one of my favorite things that I never do. I’m a big gal and I’m always trying (unsuccessfully) to get smaller, so making cookies and fudge isn’t something I indulge in often. But when I do, watch out!
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What are you going to do with that?

As a prolific crafter, I get one of two questions when I show coworkers and friends the latest batch of things I’ve made: “What are you going to do with that?” and “Don’t you have a life?” The answer to the second one is (obviously) yes – a life that involves crafting and not just vegging in front of the TV or computer. I know I should get more time out of my crafting chair, but there are just so many ideas and products I want to explore.
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