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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Because I'm insane and don't think I have enough to do already, I decided to make my own cards this year! Using super old card stock from my middle-school scrapbooking days, I scored the middle of the paper and created a card. I then used a corner cutter to round the edges of the card. I took an old book of poetry that was falling apart and on its way to the trash and pulled out poems involving winter, the new year and holidays.
Then I played around with crazy scissors and cut out the shapes of Christmas trees and snowmen. The snowmen didn't go so well so I only made a couple of them :) I just eyeballed my cutting. You could do a heart for V-day, a shamrock for St. Paddy's, a cupcake for a b-day and so on! Main rule here is to be creative!
I used my trusty ol glue stick to stick these puppies on, affixing them off-center just a bit.
My finishing touch, which I of course didn't photograph, was to sift through my fortune cookie fortune collection to find some touching or funny fortunes for my message! I just glue-sticked the fortune on the inside where a traditional greeting would go and VOILA I was done!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
For the next couple of days we did last minute shopping and had lots of meet ups with old friends! One of my favorite things about the holidays are all of the imported friends that show back up!
After wrapping, I hurried home to pack up the car and head to my mister's hometown of Okemah for the night. Sometime that morning, I decided it was a good idea to make scarfletts for practically all of my family members! I believe I ended up making about 10 of them in 24 hours?!? My brother-in-law snapped a pic of me working on one of the many.
Since my mom had restocked the cookie-making supplies for our decorating night, I thought it would be fun to decorate again with our nephews! I have never seen such heavily iced and sprinkled cookies! They had a blast :)
Sure hope Santa isn't diabetic! ;)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
We each had a small table area to set up our booths and then 'worked' a ten hour shift to the many, many shoppers! I squeezed all of my goods (minus my bags) into my little space and worked my selling magic! I always find it so interesting what sells at each show. For example, at Deluxe last weekend, my necklaces were being bought like mad but at this show, earrings and switchplates were being scarfed up left and right! You can never tell what the public is going to be hungry for, I guess!
Each maker brought some homemade treats, too! It's a good thing I'm not too much of a sweets person otherwise, I would have gained 15 pounds just from grazing that table during the day!
There was a pretty good assortment of vendors there, in fact, I did lots of my holiday shopping from other vendors! I must keep my purchases hush hush though until after the holidays :)
To my right was Crochet by Sherri Lee and her beyond precious grandbaby who was SUCH a trooper throughout the entire show! I was SO impressed by her! Sherri is the patient soul who retaught me how to crochet - and she made it stick somehow!
And to my left was Gleeful Peacock run by Nikki, who is one of my favorite people! It was a blast hanging out with her all day :) Next to her was SomerKnits who was one of our vendors at the Holiday Open House! I picked up the absolute cutest knitting ornament from her!
All in all, it was a very enjoyable day shared with amazing women in an awesome Tulsa shop!!
I hope you have fantastic holidays, leisurely breaks and safe travels! Happy Holidays!
Friday, December 17, 2010
In addition to bring FORTY brand new switchplates I'll have with me, I'll be bringing some new necklaces! Here's a taste of what you might see :)
The awesome wooden leaf beads were brought to me from Perth, Australia :)
Hope to see you tomorrow!!