Our Craft Show Experience

Nicole and I officially survived our first craft show. Whew! It was a ton of work and to be honest we have some mixed feelings. It didn’t help that in November here in Oklahoma it was 70 degrees outside! Who feels like Christmas shopping when it feels like summer outside?!

Here is our backdrop we made from PVC pipe and some curtains. We tied clothesline string across to hang our goodies. I love love love the banner I made at the top! The back is alternating chevron and solid red so I can use it for other things too.

Here’s a few pictures of things we made and how they were set up. Taggie blankets, zipper pouches with handstitched sentiments and gathered clutches (above)

The cutest tie onsies, tons of stockings, key fobs, card holders and snap pouches (above)

Tissus pouches, lap blankets, baprons and bibs.

I’m working like crazy to get them all posted in our Etsy Shop. Come browse for some closer pics. Maybe you will find a holiday gift or two:)

My Special Craft Show Guest: Art by Cali

Before I post about my first craft show with Nicole, I thought I would share some pictures of Cali (my 10 year-old step-daughter) selling her horse pictures at the craft fair.

I saw a great deal (free?) on notecards at InkGarden a while back, so I put her drawings on the front of them. I also printed 5×7 prints of her horses. When she realized I was bringing her to the craft fair, made her her own little business cards, AND opened her an Etsy shop, she literally cried she was so happy.

I know I’m biased, but I think she is freaking amazing for only being 10! It warmed my heart to encourage her in her gift and support her. More work in an already crazy frenzy trying to get ready for the craft show myself? Yes. Totally worth it? Absolutely!

I hope she will remember how much her momma loves her and believed in her when she grows up. I’m beyond proud of my little artist!