Preparations for my craft show are in full swing - less than a month away! When I went home for a week-long vacation, I took advantage of the country setting. First, I "hired" my dad ... ok, I just told him he had to make me some displays. They're going to look like trees (made with fallen branches) & I'll hang jewelry & paper globes from them.
I also harvested some moss from their forest to make terrariums.
I was quite pleased to find many different types of moss - green, red, star-shaped... My mom had a few vintage Mason jars that I could use for these & I think they turned out very nicely. In fact, I'm probably going to keep the largest jar for myself...
My mom also gave me a stack of vintage sheets to use as table clothes / signs. Since I have so many sheets, I decided to cut into a few & make some simple drawstring baggies (for sending off any items I sell). I could just buy bags, but I wanted something more personal (and save a bit of money). So far, I've cut out & sewn together 72 light blue bags (out of one sheet).
[That orange-flowered sheet they're sitting on is my favourite.]
Actually, I'm almost done them - I just have to press & sew the top seam (and add the ribbon drawstring).
My mom also helped me find 2 big blue umbrellas to ward against the elements (I wanted a tent, but they are way more money than I have to invest... even used ones & especially for my very first show). All in all, things are coming along VERY nicely. I just have to work super hard at building up my inventory & organizing myself.
Unfortunately, my second committee meeting (for my Master's degree) is the day before my craft show. Plus, school is starting up that week & I have to prepare for TAing (I teach an undergrad lab - radioligand binding experiments). So... time is limited & I'm BUSY. I apologize in advance for neglecting my blog, online friends & Etsy shop (although I've already been neglecting that)! Wish me luck!