Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks.  I am grateful for so much, but above all, I am grateful for my family.  I thank God that my husband, kids and I are healthy and content.  I am also grateful for my extended family and all our wonderful friends, many of whom are like family.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Columbine High School Craft Show

Staci and I participated in this year's Columbine Craft Sale on Saturday, November 13th.  This is our third year...we continue to create items with felted wool sweaters, paper, fabric and beads.  We always have fun at these craft shows, mostly because we get to hang out.  We also get a chance to see friends and visit with them when they come see us at our booth.  

We are both  happy with our sales.  We look forward to our next craft fair on December 4th at Bear Creek High School.  The Bear Creek Craft Fair is very popular in our area and had been a goal of ours to be accepted into this craft fair.  

Here are some photos of items for sale in our booth:
 Staci created these wonderful snowman earrings:
 More of Staci's work:
 The display board with my felted pins...we also make use of the school lockers to showcase the variety of magnets that we have created:
 More items created by Staci:
 Felted wool handbags and totes created by Staci:
Handbags created by me and more of my pins:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Denver Handmade Alliance's Market Day at Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art

Saturday, October 30th was a busy day.  Thankfully my family helped me out by helping me set up my table at MCA.  My daughter Laura was great.  She helped me so much and best of all, she kept me company during the entire day.  We arrived at the museum shortly after 8:00 a.m. and were ready for the 10:00 a.m. opening.  Soon after the market opened, Lisa and Sophie surprised us and since it was actually pretty busy at the time, we put them to work!  Lisa was a great help and I was thankful she was there because I was feeling a bit overwhelmed.   Things slowed down considerable by late morning and into the afternoon.  

This was a great experience.  My booth did well... I was pleased with my sales.  Again, the best part was the time spent with my daughter Laura.
 My felted wool, fabric yoyo's, tulle and button pins/clips(combo).

 Text, Music and Atlas Paper Flower Magnets:
 My booth space was basically one 6 foot table.  David, my husband, built my display board for my pins -- I was able to display lots of pins so it worked great.
This was truly a family effort.  I am grateful for their support.