Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Moo Minis

With my first craft show coming up I wanted some business cards to hand out.  Good idea, right?  I thought about making my own but that seemed a little labour intensive (I was picturing a small collage or something).  Then I got an e-mail from Moo with details of a 25% off sale!  Hooray!  I've been in love with Moo's mini cards but haven't had the occasion to order any - until now!  I love their small size and I love that you can have 100 different pictures (I didn't have that many but still a neat feature) per set. 

They arrived yesterday - it wasn't guaranteed they would be here in time and I was too cheap to pay for express shipping.  Plus they arrived from England as it was cheaper then ordering from the States - go figure!  I'm very happy with them and can't wait to start handing them out!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Show & Tell

Hope you all had a good long weekend!  I sure enjoyed 4 days off work. Today I have a couple things to show you.

Last weekend at the CreativFestival I had the chance to try Ebru - Turkish paper marbling.  Now I've tried paper marbling before on a small scale (think margarine tub and small jars of model paint) but this was larger and more... planned.  After I chose my design I was directed what colours to use, how to apply it and got a helping hand when things weren't quite right.

When the print was made it looked like this!  A pansy - my favourite flower.

The second thing I have to show you is this little wood burning I won at the Cabin & Cub giveaway, isn't it sweet?  I was so excited to win - it's the first ever giveaway I've won!  My name was picked when there was still snow on the ground so this little guy was a welcome reminder that spring is here!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Giveaway Alert!

Sorry this is so last minute but Tanis is hosting an amazing giveaway where you could win this lovely wool:

Plus a copy of the Wispy Cardigan Pattern that she used to make this lovely sweater.  But you need to hurry, the giveaway ends today!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Problem Solved!

In my last post I showed you my craft show table but was still looking for a solution for displaying my cards.  I was digging around the basement on the weekend and found this little pedestal (originally used for plant pots) which works perfectly!  I also added a basket from the dollar store to hold packs of cards, this way there can be more sets out for people to choose from.

Last weekend was also the CreativFestival in Toronto... more next time after I get pictures from my friend!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Craft Show Table

I've been playing with my table set up the last few days... it's in the basement so excuse the horrible lighting!  Mostly I'm pretty pleased with it.  I still need to add a few things:
  • A sign with my shop name
  • Price list
  • Cards saying what the different items are, uses for them, etc.

On the left side of the table I've got thumb tacks and magnets (hmm... that bulletin board needs sprucing up too!)

In the middle are my recycled cards.  This is the bit I'm still not satisfied with.  I need a way to display example cards and the tricky bit is they are both horizontal and vertical.  Any suggestions?

On the right side are things I've sewn: buckets, zippy pouches and needle cases (plus random basement junk in the background which obviously won't be there at the show!)

Overall?  I like!  A little tweaking and we should be good to go.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Craft Show Creations

With my first craft show less then three weeks away I've been working on making inventory. Like needle cases...

And I've been making more rainbow flower cards...

Rainbows have been turning up in other places too.  Like thumbtacks...

And magnets (which are significantly larger then the thumbtacks though you can't really tell here)...

I love how these rainbow zippy pouches turned out!

But I also made some plainer ones in case you're looking for something a little less bright.

I've started working on packaging and my table display.  Since I've never done this before I wanted to leave plenty of time to fiddle with things and get something I'm happy with.  I'll show you later this week and you can offer any suggestions you have!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Computer Troubles

The computer is in the shop right now.  It wouldn't even turn on.

More interesting posts when it comes back. I promise!