Snow Day 2010

I live in the south where usually a prediction of snow results in about 3 flakes of snow and not a whole lot more. Today was an exception! We got a few inches and I got to take my little one out to play. She really didn't seem all that impressed. Other than snacking on a snowball and sharing that snowball with the dog, she just kind of stood in one spot and checked things out. Since she opted out on taking a nap today (an increasingly more common occurence these days. yikes!) I figured I'd take a moment to blog since I can't sew.

I have been crazy busy trying to get ready for a Spring Market event I'm doing next month. Not a craft show exactly but there will be some handmade stuff there including my stuff. I've never done any sort of craft show so of course I'm a nervous wreck. I signed up for this event rather last minute and can't for the life of me come up with a solid game plan when it comes to setting up my booth. I have a little over a month left to sew up lots more stuff, figure out what I'm going to do with my booth, and finalize the details - price tags, promos, sign, etc. If anyone reading has any experience, ideas, suggestions, tips- share away!!!

Details of my booth:

*8 x 10 space
*8 ft long table provided

I believe the tables are skirted but I would like to use some sort of table cloth. I've read of people using bed sheets but wonder what size to use. Also, I wasn't sure how to orient the table - I've seen pros and cons to both having your table right up front vs. placing it further back into the booth. I bought some wire cube shelving with the idea that I could use it in my booth as well, but they were a nightmare to assemble (bruised palms, anyone?) and I can't transport it in one piece. Not sure how well it would fit in the booth anyways. I was going to use the shelving to hold all of my purses, totes, etc but may have to rethink that. For now, the shelving is the new home to my growing fabric collection!

I've also been keeping an eye out for things that can be used to display product. I picked up a jewelry organizer at TJ Maxx that I plan to use to display key fobs. Yesterday, while wandering the aisles of the thrift store, I found what I guess was once a jewelry box. I figure with a bit of cleaning, some paint, and new knobs it will be perfect for displaying the Itty Bitty wallets I'm making. I used a great pattern by Polly Danger and think these are just plain cute. These wallets are small enough to fit in the smallest purse or pocket, but have lots of space for your business cards, credit cards, gift cards, and a bit of cash. I think they would be a great way to make giving a gift card a bit more personal.

Once this show is behind me, I'm going to take a break! I'll have family coming to visit and will need to recharge. After that, I'm hoping to revamp the Etsy shop a bit and really get things moving. I have really enjoyed all the customers I've "met" and all the great blogs I've come across while searching for information and inspiration. Hopefully I'll have more time to devote to blogging. I'd love to do some tutorials and maybe some giveaways! Fingers crossed.


  1. great stuff! It would be fun to see your tutorials. I'd imagine they would be very cool. I love that new slouchy bag (the brown with the birds) that you have on your flickr, is it for sale?

  2. Hey! I really want to try out some tutorials. . . when time allows. That particular slouchy bag was a custom order and has since been mailed out but I think I'm going to have to get some more of that fabric-everyone loves it!

  3. Good luck with your show - sounds exciting! I hope you get a well-deserved break afterwards :-)