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Friday’s Favorites – Handmade Holidays!

This month, we participated in Etsy 817’s first show – Handmade Holidays! As members and vendors, we were excited to see how it all turned out. Other than some issues with signage and the university, including employees forgetting to lock the downstairs entrance to the upstairs jogging track above our gym (helloooo, random joggers above our heads,) it was a great show!

I have to say, I was impressed by the variety and quality of the vendors’ items. We’ve been to lots of shows, and jewelry and baby items can sometimes dominate the scene. (Nothing wrong with that, but it doesn’t give you many choices!)

We had a bit of a snafu with our setup, but that was quickly remedied by nice neighbors and the show organizers. Here’s how it looked:


To check out pics of the other amazing vendors, go here.

Luckily, we had my hubby with us to help setup, and got to browse the show and do some Christmas shopping! I bought some yummy smelling soaps from Clover Hollow, Iron Man coasters for the bro in law from Make It Sick, a bookmark for the MIL from Book-Inz (our neighbors!) and some local photog prints.

Hoping all of you had a merry Christmas!

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Whatever Weekend – Arts & Crafts Season, Part 2

Wow. Where did this week go? It’s suddenly October, and there are a million things on my to-do list! I need this week back.

Since I’ve seen so many posts from newbie show vendors this week, I thought I’d add to last weekend’s Ultimate Arts & Crafts Show Checklist, by typing up The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Show Tips. It’s a list of suggestions to help get you through the day with as few snafus as possible. After all, who likes snafus? I like saying “snafu,” but that’s about it.

One thing I have gotten done on my to-do list is the collection of cross keychains for the show:

I decided to use some of the vintage faux pearls I inhereted, and I think they turned out pretty well! Next, I’m working on some beaded lace statement necklaces and earrings.

Enjoy the weekend!

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