When I saw the theme, I thought "Easy peasy". But when I sat down to create, I had the hardest time coming up with something, haha! I cut out a flower from raspberry fizz, then put a smaller flower die on it and cut it out again. Thanks for stopping by!
I finished this week's MFTWSC early for once. I got a few new MFT stamps with some birthday money, and this was one of them. I went over the key with a glaze pen, and her shoes with a red glitter pen. I really love that dress! It's fun to color and I'm sure just as fun to piece!
I did my first craft fair two weeks ago, and a second week this past Saturday. The first show was NOT worth my time, but I did much better the second one. FYI, if you are thinking of doing a craft fair, make sure it is NOT combined with a rummage sale!!!! The people who come are looking for the rummage stuff, not your nice beautiful works of art. I sold to two, yes two, people that first show, one of them was the lia sophia jewelry lady across from me, lol! Needless to say, we became quite good friends as we had 6 hours to chat with each other as there was little to no traffic. Ugh.
The second fair explicitly called for new items, so right away I was off to a better start. So here are the things I sold. I didn't want to put a lot of money into making stuff, so I really concentrated on using what I had. I was able to use up a bunch of my old SU patterned paper, yay!
First up, covered notepads. The junior legal pads and pens were purchased at Wal-mart for very cheap. The pattern I used called for 12x12 paper. I only had white, so I changed the pattern just a bit so I could use my 8-1/2 x 11. I just made the back cover a coordinating color. I made 8 of these and only have one left. Here is where I found the pattern: covered notepads.
Next up, gift card holders.
These sold okay, would probably do better closer to a holiday like Christmas. I used the pattern HERE. I did change this one too, for some of them. I got tired of cutting off part of the edges, so I just made the pocket piece separate, and it went a lot faster.
Third, I made some coffe cozies following Dawn McVey's instructions HERE.
Fourth, I made a tray full of these little treats/favors. Inside is a small clear bag of either Hershey's kisses or jelly beans. The clear bags I got from ebay (100 for about $3), and the candy was clearanced at Target from Easter.
And last, I had a bunch of individual cards in clear envelopes
and sold a few of those.
I definitely made back what I put into supplies, and some extra too! I might try a Christmas or holiday craft fair later in the year and see if I do better. Craft fairs take a lot of time to prepare for, so if you are thinking of doing one, give yourself lots of time to make stuff.
And mass produce your designs as much as possible.
Craft fair #2 is over, so I'm looking forward to getting back to my regular stamping/blogging/commenting schedule. I'm working on posting pics of the stuff I made for the fairs. Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is drier than mine!
And here we are, up to #17 of the MFT weekly challenge. I pulled out this a la mode again, I just love her! So fun to color! Oh, and my card from last week's challenge got a shout-out on the MFT blog - so exciting!