Well, I survived my week from Hell!!
Never, ever again people. I must have been clinically insane when I decided to do that fair with only 4 days to prepare. in. sane.
Here's a couple pictures, this first one is from the Si View Parks, the director sent me a copy:
We did okay with sales, nothing spectacular. I have made much, much more at my scrapbooking garage sales! :D But the experience was worth it, because now I can make an educated decision about future participation in markets and fairs. What is that decision? Well, I haven't made it yet. I think the wounds are too raw for me to be objective.
I am tired, and I am ready to hunker down and enjoy this December.
Part of enjoying December, for me, is to be crafty! Not "prep-for-fair" crafty, but "just-for-me-makes-me-happy" crafty. I have been making decorations, (some of those prints up there ^ were copies of the ones I made for my mantle), I have made a wreath, and I just finished making this year's December Daily album!
I made the whole darn thing! I cut up a priority mail box from the post office, and recycled a binder mechanism from a recyclable binder from Office Depot. I wrapped it in batting, then the yellow fabric...I just hot glued it together, no sewing...too lazy for that! :D Then I added the sheets of wool felt inside the front and back covers (the front cover has a little pocket) and then I decorated the front. I bought some suede elbow patches and toggle buttons and made the title art and closure. And, .just to keep things real around here..I should also say that I am about 6 days late on starting this album and I was making that album at 2am.
I am using my Awesome Christmas products as part of my album and in the inside I will be mixing up a bunch of Project Life Photo Pocket pages that have been trimmed down from 12x12 to about 12x6 or 12x9, and then letter sized sheets might be included as well. As soon as I have some completed pages, I will take more pictures and explain further what I am talking about.
Speaking of Awesome Christmas, I am going to re-list all of the items in the Etsy shop tonight, so if you didn't get it on the first round, here is your chance! This is all that is left, I didn't want to over order on this first release because honestly I wasn't sure if anyone would like it!
So that's what's up with me! I hope you are having a great december...I have loved looking at all the great Holiday ideas on Pinterest, this really is the most wonderful time of the year!