Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring Fling!



It's been a while since I've done a spring craft show,
but we are trying a new show in our little town.
It will be held this Saturday, May 3.

Here's a quick preview:


A few new mini purse frames.


Here's a new size for my custom made barnwood frames.
The interior dimension is approximately 3" x 8"



I took these pictures before I had the designs glued in place, but you can get the idea....

Monday, October 7, 2013

Variations on a Theme



I am trying out a new background.  It's been interesting
to incorporate some postage stamps from my collection.


I like to try at least one new idea every fall. 
 


I may make a few notecards with this stamp design.


Here are a few more recent designs.

The words are written with lobelia, and the "o" is orange cosmos.
 

Monday, October 29, 2012

First Craft Show of the Season



I've been trying to get in to this craft show for a few years.


Several of the other vendors said: "We just like coming here, it's a great little community."  After our first experience here, we agree.


Some friends came by and took our picture.


A look at the table....
 


It was our first time to have pegboard available behind the table.

All in all, it was a good experience, and a good sale.   We hope to do it again next year.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Packing for First Craft Show of the Season



Here's the back part of the trunk of the car.  This is just the beginning!  I am enjoying the vintage suitcases, both for transporting my things, and also for display at the show.   And on top of those suitcases is the lastest auction sale purchase.   It's a metal child size ironing board.  I'm using it in my display.
Starting to pack in the back seat here...boxes, wood crates, shelves, table, etc!
It's pretty amazing how much we can get in a Honda Civic!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Brainstorming Craft Show Display


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I'm trying to incorporate a few of my vintage treasures in to my display.


These pricing tags and little metal stands are from the last auction I attended.
 


A cloth suitcase that folds up flat!   It came from flea market.
 
Trying to figure out how to use the crates and boxes.
Ignore the flowered bed sheet...it's just marking out the size of the table!

Collages in Process


The always popular orange cosmos.

This is not complete...still working with it.
 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Works in Progress from Today



This is something new for a long narrow frame.  I'm enjoying the variety of flowers


Blue and orange pansies and lobelia


Roses in a painted frame


Roses on a music background
 
Pansies on a music background

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Today's Cosmos in Progress


I've been working with orange cosmos today.

These flowers are just placed in the frames, they aren't glued yet.

A fun frame with orange in it.

This little collage matches this one.
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pansies in Progress



The birds and branches in this frame seem to complement my flowers.

 
These metal frames have a 4 x 6 opening.

 
This is what I'm working on this afternoon.   They're not glued yet, just in the creating stage.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunflower Collage



This little collage frame worked great for these sunflowers.


Close ups!   They're roadside wild flowers. 
 
 
This collage measures approximately 15 x 7.  openings are 4 x 4.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pansy and Lobelia



These designs aren't glued in place yet.


They are at the stage where I let them sit a bit and see if they look alright.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Porcelain frames Revisited



I reworked these porcelain frames, and they are all done and packed away.
 
 
 
 
I've had some good luck pressing sunflowers recently.