Friday, November 29, 2013

CRAFT SHOW REPORT: The Good, The Bad & The Primitive

Let's start with "The Bad":  The back room where I craft has been a bad mess for too long getting ready for the show.  No walking space.

Tried to get a decent picture of the whole 5x16 ft booth with my phone but it was hard.  I had a table, the old shutter door shelving and a couple vintage pedestal stands.

A pic of the table. People kept trying to buy the red & white chamber pot on the right so I had to take it off.  It was just used to prop things up.

I had a snowman on a vintage bobbin with a jingle bell on its collar/ pattern by The Olde Country Cupboard♥.  I cannot tell you how many people came up and started shaking the "snow" out of it! I mean everyone likes a good jingle bell ring every now and then but....  One lady asked if it was a rattle.  Her friend said yes, it was.  She said she should buy it for baby X.  I told her it was was NOT a rattle and it was NOT safe for a baby. And then I put it back in the box, LOL!  I was scared she would buy it and give it to a baby for crying out loud.  

Which brings me to "The Primitive" 
not a rattle (ha ha!)

For every person who didn't understand the primitive, there was someone who loved it.  And connecting with those folks made my day! Lot's of GOOD!

Just a pic to show you the shutter set up.  Didn't have a whole lot left on the shelves.
Except for the gingerbread couple - someone asked if they were voodoo dolls.

But the real kicker was my black snowman heads.  Just about everyone thought they were rocks.  Some simply pondered, others picked up and squeezed.  At one point I wanted to say:  "Yes it's a rock, now let me tell you how I sewed the eyes on..." (LOL!)

I have a few other pics and could tell you what seemed to sell and what didn't, but don't know if that would be helpful for anyone.  They announced over the loud speaker that 2,215 people paid an entry fee and that didn't include the kids.  People still love a good craft show! YAY!

Hope you all were able to enjoy Turkey and rest and survived Black Friday if you dared to venture out!


Monday, November 25, 2013


When it's cold and the days are dim, something inside us says: "Find a blankie and curl up by the fire.  It's nap time (again)".   I told my husband it's the hibernation instinct in all of us.  The animals have it right.  Store up the fat, dig a deep hole (in the ground or in blankies) and basically nap until we see the light of spring.  

Hope you stay warm this week and are able to take time for cat-napping by the fire or with a warm blanket.  It's like our way of saying "come at me, 'bro" to old man winter.

~*~ Lisa

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Thought I'd share a couple of pics from the craft show I did today with a friend!

Tried some merry & bright colors for a change from primitive but have a primitive show next weekend (the snowguys in the pic? Those bad boys are getting stained).

We spun out on some black ice on our way there and after material costs, booth fee and gas I ended up $1.00 in the hole...which I think is a hoot.  It was for a good cause: all booth fees and raffle/food proceeds went to a fund for the town's high school senior class for a drug/alcohol-free senior party.  They say it's quite the production.  If it saves one persons life, definitely worth it!

Trying to catch up with you all...hoping to stay current now that the shows are almost done.  Will post pics of next week's Black Friday show (hope I break even! LOL!)

Keep On Creating!  ~*~Lisa

Thursday, November 7, 2013



When people hurt or frustrate us, sometimes it doesn't have anything to do with us, it might be a hard battle they are fighting inside or one we don't know about.  Maybe.

If you are fighting a battle, my heart goes out to you today - be strong!

I love this song, "Demons" by Imagine Dragons.

Thanks to all my blog buddies who have left comments - I am so sorry I haven't been good about responding lately - been trying to craft...picked up another show this month! Please know I appreciate your visits!♥♥♥  I can't wait to get back to blogging - I miss visiting my friends.

~♥~ Lisa