Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Blog Header and More Changes coming in 2014!

The new year is upon us.

  Another year is almost over.

With this New Year.... 2014

I expect many changes.

Among them, a new blog header for my blog.

The new blog header reflects a new direction for me.

Much more re-purposing of Vintage Linens, less on felted wool
More Paper and Mix Media.... I hope.

The new:

The old:

Another change:

The background paper in my blog.  It is now Music.

Music is a very important part of my creative process. It helps me focus.

More changes will be coming.  I will share them as I make them.

Please visit my Facebook page for Isa Creations, here. 
I also added a Facebook Badge to my blog (Left top corner)

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Isa Creations at Checkered Corner and Pink Attic Cat

A week ago I thanked everyone who came to Sugar Plum Bazaar and helped me make that my most successful show.

I am happy to report that my sales at Rue De Noel, A Paris Street Christmas Market exceeded my Sugar Plum Bazaar   sales, making Rue De Noel by best show to date!  Thanks to all my wonderful customers!  Also want to thank all my friends who came to visit me at my booth.  A special thanks to my friend Lisa who surprised with a a gift... Christmas earrings  (I had forgotten mine at home and Lisa did not know that) and for the yummy lunch she delivered to me.

Often time at these shows, you prepare and make an assortment of items and generally I sell a little bit of most things.  I think my record sales these past 2 shows is due in great part, to the little paper Christmas houses.  I loved making them and it makes me happy to know they were so well received.  Again, thank you to everyone who purchased these little houses.

Photo taken at Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Christmas Market 2013

I had 24 paper houses at Sugar Plum... 22 sold on the first day, with the remaining 2 on the 2nd day, resulting in the first time I sold out of anything....ever!

I got busy and made as many houses as I could for Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Christmas which took place only a week later.  I created another 60 Christmas paper houses.  I figured I would be lucky if I sold half of them at Rue de Noel and at Checkered Corner (open this coming weekend) combined.

After Rue de Noel, I only had 16 paper houses left.  Last night I created 19 more houses.  I am out of the tiny bottle brush trees (I bleached and glittered them earlier in the month).

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday
in downtown Littleton will be open. 
Visit the upstairs bedroom where you will find many unique and one of a kind gift items, including Hand-crafted Christmas items 
like little paper Christmas houses.

located at 5650 South Curtice Street
Open Friday & Saturday 10 - 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 to 4

In addition, for a limited time
Isa Creations Christmas items
including the little paper Christmas houses 
will be at
located at 
2555 W. Alamo
Historic Downtown Littleton
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 - 5 p.m.

I want to thank my friend Amy for inviting me to bring a sampling of my hand-crafted Christmas items to her store, The Pink Attic Cat. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rue de Noel A Paris Street Christmas Market

Today was a long day.

It is extremely cold in Littleton and having to load the truck with my inventory and then unload in these conditions at Southwest Plaza Mall (where Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Christmas Market is being held) was exhausting.  Setting up my booth with so many tiny little things is very time consuming.

At least I ended the day happy with my booth at Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Christmas Market.  This is the last show of the year.   This, along with Sugar Plum Bazaar is one of my favorites.

 The Checkered Corner will be open this Saturday, although I will only have a small amount of inventory there since most of it is at Rue de Noel.   Checkered Corner will also have a booth at Rue de Noel, Patrice and Anita have wonderful treasures in their booth.

Now for a closer look:

One of my personal favorites, little paper houses:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Rue de Noel A Paris Street Christmas Market this Friday and Saturday

First of all I want to thank everyone who came by to the 3rd Floor last Saturday and Sunday at Sugar Plum Bazaar.  My sister, Gaby, from El Paso helped me setup my space on Friday and was with me all day on Saturday.  I loved spending the day with my sister.  She got to meet many of my friends, vendors and customer at Sugar Plum Bazaar.  She and her boys left Denver Saturday night and are now back home.  My family and I had a great Thanksgiving and we are all just very grateful for everything we have, especially our family.

Sunday, as I was finishing up packing up my space, LeeAnna  (from Bella, 2nd floor at Sugar Plum) came by with her husband and brother to carry my stuff down 3 flights of stairs to my truck.  LeeAnna and her husband have helped me before at Sweet Williams and at Sugar Plum.  She and her husband are very sweet.  They had a long drive back home to Ft. Collins, yet they came up to help me.  Their kindness is very much appreciated.

Many thanks to LeeAnna, her husband and brother.  And my little friend Izzie (age 9, same as my son Alex) also helped carry boxes to my car.   Izzie  (Jen's {one of the Sugar Plum organizers} daughter) was hanging out with me as I packed up my booth.

I am happy to say that my sales at Sugar Plum were the best....ever...at any show!  Again, thank you to all who came to support me!

Another 1st at Sugar Plum was I completely sold out of various items.  That has never happened.  I have never sold out of anything.

My little paper houses created using Vintage inspired papers were completely sold out. 
 Just like this one


The week before Thanksgiving I said I was done creating anymore Christmas items.  Turns out I was wrong.  I have made more paper houses.  Many with the same vintage inspired papers I used before.  

I am still working on the finishing touches (add silver German glass glitter and the tiny bottle brush trees).  By the end of the day, I will have replenished my inventory of paper houses.  They will be available this Friday and Saturday at Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Christmas Market.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Sugar Plum Bazaar - Vintage Inspired Paper Houses

This year, if you visit my booth's at Sugar Plum Bazaar (November 30th & December 1st) or  A Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Christmas (December 6 & 7th), you will find many Houses.  I find myself drawn to houses.   I have sewn them, painted them (mix media) and made them from various materials.

Houses ... different sizes and style and created from felt, vintage tablecloths and paper will be found at my booths this Christmas.

My latest is created using a Sizzix die I purchased a few months ago.  I just ordered battery operated tea lights to go inside these houses.  Tea lights will arrive tomorrow!

Here is the info on Sugar Plum Bazaar


  The back side of the house

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sugar Plum Bazaar - Vintage Altered Christmas Boxes

I am looking forward to spending time with my sister, her two boys and my family next week ... Thanksgiving week.  Unlike these last months of creating almost on a daily basis, I plan to take a break next week.  Although creating is very therapeutic for me, lately I realize I need a break.  Spending quality time with my family this coming week is something I truly look forward to.

Having my sister help me set up for Sugar Plum Bazaar next Friday will be special since she does not live in the area.  Hopefully, I can find space in my booth for my sister and I to both be at Sugar Plum on Saturday.

I have created many unique one of a kind items with many vintage treasures.  Today's post, I have pictures of several Altered Vintage Christmas Boxes:

 Created these little Christmas scenes inside vintage alter boxes.

 Outside the box with two vintage angels

Hope you can join me at Sugar Plum Bazaar.  The variety and quality of the vendors is fantastic. 

Inside a vintage altered cigar box, a red velvet sweet reindeer

Outside the red reindeer box
 Inside Vintage cigar box...a vintage deer along with vintage glittered bells
Outside the vintage  cigar box with vintage deer and glittered bells

Inside another vintage altered box with another red velvet deer

Outside the box...Vintage Santa Collage

A tall skinny altered vintage cigar box with only a sweet little bottle brush tree.  I love the image of the vintage Santa so I kept the contents of this box very simple.
 The front of the altered cigar box...a sweet little bird

I found three small wooden boxes.  I thought they would make a great shadow box.  

Vintage Snowman salt and pepper shakers, vintage bottle brush tree  and chalkboard paper create a sweet image.

Musical Vintage Pine cone Gnomes

Front of the vintage Altered Cigar post from yesterday's post.
 The inside of the vintage typewriter cover: