Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Craft Sale and Coffee Morning

After so long me and my mother in law are actually going to have a craft sale at her house. I'm selling cards and gifts and she is selling her knitted toys etc. We have both been crafting away like mad these past few weeks to get enough stock together and enough different things to cover peoples different tastes.

We have been talking about it for so long now and we have finally bit the bullet so to speak. We set the date and put up posters around the village and family members who work in the local shop have been telling everyone what we are doing so everyone should know where to go and what to expect.

All that's left to do is to pack things up and have a last look to see if we need anything else and to get making the cupcakes to go with the coffee while they take time to browse all our wares. We are also taking orders for things so that we can give a personalised service to customers.

If this goes well then we will probably have more, we are really nervous about the outcome, but really excited as well. It's so nice to do things all together as a family and see how many different ideas we have between us.

So keep your fingers crossed that all goes well and I will put some photos on here of the day, good or bad.

Here are a few things that I have made over the last couple of weeks.

A box of six, C6 cards and envelopes with stamped decoupage images from Polka Doodles and two other misc stamps. The photo doesn't show it, but the card used for the box and card is a lovely hammered effect which I found went well for chrismas cards. The designs have been coloured using a mix of ProMarkers and Flexi Markers then glittered.

I have had these small notebooks for ever, I picked them up really cheap one day and thought I would decorate them, but I put them away and they haven't seen daylight since.

In one of my mags I saw this design of a japanese style girl, she was gorgeous and thought I would try to replicate this with my own twist and this is what she turned out like. The thing is if you are going to cater for the girls you have to be fair and cater for the boys too, so I came up with the little boy with his dungarees. They worked out to be just the right size for my mini notebooks, so on they went and now they are ready for the sale.

The only trouble with doing these I have now had more ideas and made bears also, I will add photos soon.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea Jo, your creations are fab and I hope that the sale goes well for you all. Hope you will feedback on how it went. Hugs, Claire x