Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Craft Show, Christmas Gifts and A Cookie Sale

Loveland Craft Show Display

My craft show last Saturday went pretty well, for my first show I think it was perfect!  Considering it was cold and rainy I figured it could go either way, but people came out, well, at least in the morning they did.  Despite that it had pretty much stopped raining by noon it was dead the rest of the day.  But that was fine, it gave my friend (who made the soap you see there, I love it!) and I a chance to chat and make a game plan for future shows.

Loveland Craft Show Display

Space was a little tight, but I think we made it work!  Thanks to my box hoarding (I think I have a problem) we were able to create some dimension by placing them under the table cloths to make little raised platforms.  I think it worked out great!  Plus the tall box in the center was open to the back so we were able to put our money box right in there and it made a great little cubby to keep things out of sight.  We talked about getting/making different displays for future shows, but for now this was perfect.

All in all, it was a good day!

Now I need to start focusing on Christmas, with only a couple of weeks to go I think it's time!  My mom and I are going shopping this Saturday.  I don't really have much to buy.  Some K cups for my sister, a gift card for my bro-in-law, something for my mom...(any ideas, $20 or less), kitchen gadgets for niece 1 and containers to hold the hot chocolate and cappuccino mixes I made for nieces 2 and 3.

I also need to get some aprons made.  Just something fun I am doing.  My church sponsors a MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers) and we are have a Christmas Cookie Sale this Sunday to raise funds for our group.  Last year was our first year doing it and it was wildly successful.  All of us moms and our moms and some friends make dozens and dozens of cookies and treats then set up a giant cookie/treat bar and then folks come in and make up their own cookie/treat platters and pay by the pound.  It's tons of fun!  Well, I'm making aprons for everyone who is working the event this year.  Just a little extra touch of fun!

My apron is based on this one, but made out of a couple fat quarters and some jelly roll strips I got from Connecting Threads.  My construction is different, other than sewing on the strip along the bottom, and I added a pocket.  They're cute little aprons!  I will try to post pics after the sale.

After not posting for a while I can't stop rambling! 

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Glad your craft show was a success and I bet the aprons will be a really cute addition to the cookie sale. Great idea!