Sunday, October 31, 2010

Indie Craft Show 2010 Part 3!

Dun duh booth from the Indie Craft Show!
I am so pleased with how it all came together!
After many MANY run throughs...I finally figured out how I wanted it to look....
take a look and tell me how you thought it turned out!

I fit all my cup sleeves, hair accessories, jewelry, and other crocheted items into my "lemonade stand". It took so much work to get it just right with all my merchandise fit in...and it turned out JUST RIGHT!! :)

Hope your week is magic!
I've got lots planned, check back!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Indie Craft Show 2010 Part 2!

Now for the fun part!
All the ladies that participated in this show made such gorgeous boothes!
I'm so glad about the turn out by both vendors and customers.
Each booth was so pretty and fun!
Im going to take you on a tour of the Indie Craft Show, from one end to the other!
Here we go!

3. Tinker's Box!
5. Dee !
( also check out her blog!)
(check out her blog!)
Where is the Lovely Lemon booth you ask?.....You get to see THAT tomorrow!
Come one back , I have lots of fun things planned including a Giveaway!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Indie Craft Show 2010 Part 1!

Hello! I hope your Thursday night is splendid!
It has been almost two weeks since the Indie Craft Show and I think I am fully recovered!

I'm back to blogging and ready to share all the fun details!
Part one:
the decorations!

Who doesn't love balloons?
Originally I was going to mix them all up into colorful bundles but I'm loving the look of them all seperate! They look like gumballs!Fun!
A large table was set in the center of the space covered in brown paper, we also set out crayons, colored pencils, and markers to let everyone doodle!
It was fun for adults and for kids!

pom pom flowers! :)

fabric pennants are my favorite right now and also the perfect way to spruce up the kitchen!
Coming tomorrow......a tour of the vendor boothes!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Indie Craft Show Whirlwind Preparation

I'm getting ready to finally share details with you from the Indie Craft Show this past Saturday I promise!
But first I wanted to share my experience from getting this thing together!
It all started with an idea to throw a craft show because ...well why not?

I quickly enlisted friend Nikki was kind enough to help me plot and plan this craft show very carefully.
We decided that we wanted it to have the feeling of more like a big "craft party" then a craft show.
But then again, neither one of us had ever been IN a craft show...or been TO a craft show....but why should that stop us?
I have planned a lot of parties but I haven't planned an event in a long time.
Nikki and I met many times to discuss food, decorations, flyers, vendors , and marketing.
Slowly but surely this thing came together.
Every vendor asked to participate answered with an enthusiastic yes!
(which was re-assuring and intimidating at the same time)
Now it was time to deliver.
How do you pull off an event like this? I didn't have one clue.
I crafted and crafted away, sat down to brainstorm countless times the best way to communicate important information to the vendors, the cheapest (and cutest) decorations, and what in the world to serve for food and drink at this thing?

Nikki was such a help in establishing a vision for the decor and the "feeling" of the event.
I also found that the FANTASTIC vendors were more than willing to help me solve logistical problems and lend helping hands in preparations like decorations or baking 300 CUPCAKES!

The day turned out amazingly well, even with the chaotic moments it included as some of all that careful planning started to become useless.
As stressful as it was at those times, I am so glad for all the lovely ladies who helped out and got excited for this event!

Just a few of the 300 cupcakes!
A little preview of the Indie Craft Show decor!
Full details coming tomorrow!
(I promise! :)
(photos via Kendra Randall!)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Vendor Feature: The Social Cellar

Happy Wednesday night!
I'm about to share with you the last vendor form the Indie Craft Show!
Then I will show you photos form the show, and share with you some of the projects I have coming up! Here we go!
Leah from The Social Cellar agreed to be a part of the Indie Craft Show about three weeks before and we got to meet up with her the day before to bake 300 cupcakes! Yup...THREE HUNDRED cupcakes!
Anyhow, I'm so glad that she came out to sell her charming handmade silver jewelry and other lovely accessories! She's so's some favorites from her Etsy shop!

This necklace is actually on her facebook page, and has already been sold through her Etsy shop. But I adore it , so I wanted you to see it! ;)
Pretty petal headbands!
GORGEOUS amber and silver ring!
I love all the little feathers she uses!
These necklaces are so fun, very scientific! :)
To see more from Leah and The Social Cellar check out her Etsy Shop and her blog!

Vendor Feature: Jessica.Humphreys

I am very pleased to share with you all the work of a perdy lady I have known for years!
Jessica .Humphreys!
She is currently in school getting a fine arts degree but I have always LOVED her work!
She can paint, draw, sculpt, and has more recently been learning about print making!
I'm so glad that she was able to be a part of the Indie Craft Show!
Here's a bit of her work!

I traded with her for this print in black and white...I need to find a home for this beauty!

Jessica was so sweet to be part of our show...she's so talented!
Next from the first annual Indie Craft Show!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vendor Feature: Tinker's Box

I am pleased to present to you this lovely Monday evening .....Tinker's Box!
Lisa and her daughter Bre (And The Pickles ) shared a table for the Indie Craft Show and they were such a great addition! I know I especially had my eye balls on that key necklace!
Here's some other beauties!

All of her rings were GORGEOUS! I was definitely tempted by some bling!
THIS is the key necklace I was speaking of! SO PRETTY!
And this little number reminds me of Marie Antoinette!

I'm so glad Lisa came along for the ride! You can see more of her beautiful creations on the Indie Craft Show Facebook page!

Happy Monday!

Vendor Feature: Painthesky

Next up for featured vendors: Painthesky!
Kendra from Painthesky was such a big help in putting the Indie Craft Show together! Whenever we needed help with anything she jumped right in!
She is a painter and a jewelry maker, I love her aesthetic !
Here's some favorites!

She had TONS of beautiful jewelry and hair accessories!
We had a little trade and it was so hard to choose which piece I wanted!

If you want to see more from Kendra you can befriend the Indie Craft Show on facebook where she has more photos of her work or check out her adorable blog Fresh Cut!

Indie Craft Show 2010!

Hey there!
The Indie Craft Show happened on Saturday the 16th and it was AMAZING!
But, I wanted to share with you a bit more about the wonderful vendors that came out for the event!
(But I had no time to blog in the couple days before)
SO I'm planning to continue featuring the lovely vendors before I share the specifics of the Indie Craft Show 2010!

(the photo above is a sneak peak from my booth setup! ;)
(photo taken by Kendra Randall)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vendor Feature: And The Pickles

Hey there lovely friends! The days are growing closer to the Indie Craft Show! I'm running around like crazy trying to get everything done ! But I am SO EXCITED!

I'm doing a VERY late night blog post this Thursday night ( or is it Friday morning? hmmm....)
to share with you all And the Pickles Mystical Page Pets!
I work with Bre at Starbucks and I knew when she showed me these fantastic felt bookmarks that she HAD to be in the Indie Craft Show! I just love them so dearly!
Check em' out, they are so much fun!

Mr. Dinosaur and his fancy cupcake friend here to keep your place!

Also, Inspector Turtle and Mr. Roboto came to join the party!

I do believe that she also is making other felt critters along with some hair do-dads too!
I can't wait to see!
I am so stoked that Bre agreed to show these wonderful Page Pets at the Indie Craft Show!
If you want to see more of And The Pickles creations check out the Indie Craft Show Facebook page or check out her blog Zombies, Crafts, and Pickles!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vendor Feature: Sew And Love

Dun dun dun duh!
It's time once again for me to share with another vendor that will be in the Indie Craft Show!
Andrea from Sew And Love!
She has such a unique style that is all about fun and flare!
Take a look!

Here are a few hair accessories...she loves bright colors!
Big, fun star earrings!
I am in love with this flower headband! makes me feel happy!

This one is my favorite! I'm not sure what she calls it, but I like to call it "confetti chaos" !
Make sure to check out her blog!
And check out the Indie Craft Show Facebook to see more from Sew And Love!

Vendor Feature: A Beautiful Reflection

Next up on the vendor list is Danielle from A Beautiful Reflection!
She is just about the sweetest lady you ever will meet and she is an amazing painter !

Here are just a few of my favorite pieces that she will be bringing to the show!
This perdy lady might just need to be mine. ;)
I love these flowers!....and the three part painting below is magic !

Danielle makes jewelry and accessories too!
Can you believe these earrings are made from Starbucks gift cards?!
Check out Danielle's Etsy Shop !
Also don't forget to befriend Indie Craft Show on Facebook to see even more of what A Beautiful Reflection has to offer!
Happy Days!