Monday, October 31, 2011
I *may* have had it hanging around my house in between craft fairs! :)
Here's some fall subway art I've been working on in several colors! A few of them are already gone, some will hopefuly be gone after this weekend!
Is there anything better about fall than a Pumpkin Spice latte?? Or milkshake?? :) Until recently it was still definitely warm enough for milkshakes still! Speaking of Pumpkin Spice.....I've got some coffee signs coming soon, but next up is Christmas Subway Art!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
So after weeks of making signs for the craft fair, I was ready to do some fall decorating and some crafting other than signs! (No worries, I'm still making signs and working on custom orders!)
As soon as I saw this wreath, I knew I had to make something similar!
I love, love, love the Shanty 2 Chic sisters! They inspire me constantly!
I used their rolled rosette tutorial to make the burlap flowers.
I'd already been rolling flowers for other projects (some for signs, some for recent gifts!) and doing lots of other stuff with hot glue lately, so I went simple and only filled up about a 3rd of the wreath.
I also tried some mini pumpkins on it, but I wasn't thrilled with them. Thought they looked kind of goofy!
Everything I already had on hand, so just now it was a free wreath, but I'd say in reality, it cost me under $3 in reality since the H was $1 at Hobby Lobby, the wreath was from the Dollar Tree, and the burlap was from a scrap I got at a yard sale!
Love these ladies for posting these great parties!!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
So my first craft fair wasn't a huge $$ success, but it WAS a success in that I met a lot of great people, got the word out about my signs, and made a little $$ to boot! There wasn't as much traffic as I'd expected, but it was such a great thing that I actually got started in this new venture in my life!
I prepared over 100 signs for the fair, so I have loooots of inventory to sell now!
I had a great booth neighbor, who I plan on doing some swapping, promoting each others stuff!
I traded for a few things with other vendors, so I walked away with some great stuff!!
And now I know how to set up and run a booth, so I'm very happy with how things went!
Now, I'm ready to find the bottom of all the piles that accumulated in my house while I was knee deep in sign projects!!
So far, everything is clean except my room (always the last to be cleaned!) and the garage which was project central and is now littered with signs that need a place to be stored (but hopefully not for long!)
Here's a few more peeks at my booth!
Chalkboard Sign for the booth
Subway Art on my dad's ooooold ladder! Looooved this display and love my dad for putting it together and letting me put nails in his ladder! I love this ladder and have already laid my claim on it for when he's done!
Main table with Christmas signs and other random signs. The room divider behind was also my dad's idea, and it was perfect for hanging up my bunting and a few signs! I never even thought of putting anything up like that, and I'd love to get old shutters for next time!
A closer look at all the random signs, and blessings blocks.
A closer look at the Christmas signs!
Fall table. Loved this display! With my pumpkins I made last year and a rag bunting I threw together recently when I was tired of making so many signs in a row!
This Frenchy display was possibly my favorite! I found this vintage blue suitcase at a huge church yardsale the week before. The blue perfectly matched the ribbons in the 8x10 signs, and I used my Paris clothespins from Shabby Creek Designs (Gina is my etsy superstar, aqua-loving, Shabby-beachy-chic hero!!)
I'm adding a facebook page soon, and will announce it here. If you'd like to purchase any of my signs they are going there first at discounted prices through October, then will hit the etsy store (plus more!). I realize that unless you know me, you'll probably want to buy through etsy, so I'll set up a special listing at the current prices if you'd really like something!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Visit the Facebook Page for more info!
If you are here because of the Shopping Extravaganza (or because I finally "outed" my blog on Facebook!), Welcome! Look around for awhile!
I promise to be a better blogger now that people are (hopefully!) reading!
Soon my Etsy shop will be officially open and ready to go!
I am also offering discounted prices on any custom orders throughout the month of October if you contact me personally through here, my email (daisysfavoritethings at yahoo dot com - just type that up like a normal email address! writing it out to avoid the web crawlers spam!), or if you know me through another way!
Just about any sign you see here on my blog, shop, or if you've seen them in person can be recreated!
Thanks for stopping by!