Monday, November 30, 2009

Flowers Galore!

Shabby Flowers:

I've been busy making these flowers. These are a couple of photos of my daughter wearing them They are very easy to make, I just tear the fabric instead of cutting it making things much faster. I put them on hair clips and attached them to these kufi hats, but they would be adorable on headbands, shirts, or anthing that needs that extra touch.

Here's the tutorial:

Fabric Folded Flowers:

I love these flowers as well. They still need centers on them, but they will become hair clips soon.

Here's the tutorial:

Fabric Folded Flowers

I've also been working with organza to make organza flowers. I've made bobby pins with these flowers and the necklace featured on this blog:

Organza Flower Necklace

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Where does the time go?

I can't believe I haven't posted in nearly a month! Here's what I've been doing to make my postings few and far between -

This was actually my 4th big craft show (3rd at this location) with my new grid panels. I've been focusing a lot on getting my Bow Business to grow. I have had so much fun and my display has changed a lot since my first craft show over a year ago. Here's a quick look at then to now:

This was my very 1st craft show which was over a year ago.
It was at a local nursing home... live and learn.

This was my 2nd craft show at our local school last year as well....

and now for THIS YEAR:

I took a leap of faith and paid $300 to be in this expo at a huge mall during the states tax free weekend. They expected 150,000 people to go through the mall that weekend and WOW, glad I did it! Now I'm hooked!

This was another mall expo. We had a cart this show. At the time I thought it was really neat, however, I couldn't display much on there like the tables.

This is the same mall as my first mall expo pictured above, just a much better location. We were in the middle of a triangle with Gymboree, a toy store, and the huge playground. The food court was just behind us too.

Which brings us back to the here and now. I decided since we are doing all these shows we should invest in some grid panels. I do like them, but I'm still trying to figure out the best way to utilize them.
Believe me - I've been trying to create as much cute as possible and doing my best to do it in the most economical way I can, I just haven't been posting them because of lack of time lately.

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