Monday, November 14, 2011

The Craft Shows are over but there are still orders to fill....

In the last 2 weeks, I have participated in  one very successful craft show and a not-so-successful one. It's always a gamble to know what buyers will find appealing. The second show was at the Garden Club of a friend and I had a great time, spoke with really nice women and listened and watched a very interesting speaker. The day was not a loss by any means. You just can't be a winner everywhere. I still have several orders to make and fill so I don't have time for a long post but I thought you'd like to see some pictures of what has been on my desk....and the kitchen table....and the coffee table....and in the living room (where my Cricut machine is for now). I have been churning out banners like mad and my shoulders and neck are paying the price. Still, I wouldn't change my craft for anything. I am constantly inspired and already thinking about some spring projects!

Some of the cake/candle stands

The banners...remember that you can click on the picture to enlarge

(Sandy, the mice are cut from the Winter Frolic cartridge and the saying was done on the computer in mixed fonts...I knew you'd want to know)

I missed photographing several banners, some of them can be seen hanging at the fair. I would be lost without the 3M hooks and mini clothespins...they make life so much easier!
For the Garden Club ladies, I wanted to offer some items that I thought would appeal to
gardeners and flower lovers...some decorated journals

Here are some better pictures of the wipe-off boards...

Each board is a 7X7-inch acrylic scalloped square, back with pretty paper and tied with vintage seam binding. They came with the stand and the pen.
More banners....

I've gone through a ton of paper and rolls and rolls of adhesive. I love making banners and will make more Christmas themed ones cause my peeps at work want to see them.

Let me ask you have a favorite banner?

I hope to be visiting and commenting more this week but for now, I must get back to the banners.
Eight banners are almost complete and just to give you an idea...

there are 55 pieces to each Give Thanks banner. I have made 6 of them.

Thanks for taking the time to stop for a visit...I've missed you
but will visit soon!



Sandy said...

Oh Joyce!

I have been down with a cold that I got on the airplane back to Arizona, I just know it that's where I got it! I love all of these things.....Did the gardening journal sell? If not I would like to BUY it, I want to start keeping track of my little garden in the backyard.....LOVE the simple lines and the garden tool! We have to get you down here to help me with my Cricut! I still look at it like it is going to bite me! LOL I have been coughing for two weeks infection just sleep either. I had to back out of E's tag swap....just too pooped to participate! :) Love ya! Sandy

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh I love it all! the cake stands are adorable and, wow, I love your profile pic! Is it new??

mary kahler said...

Wonderful, wonderful work! Joyce, I love all your banners, cake plates, and memo boards. So
much work. I'm so glad that are feeling well and able to do all your crafting again.

My Vintage Mending said...

YOu have been a very busy girl. These all look so elegant. I can only imagine all the fun you are having. Smiles...Renee

vivian said...

HI Joyce! wow, youve been very busy! I LOVE the banner with the mice.. sooooooo stinking cute! Youre making me want to make one, but I have too many other things to do first!
yes, I did see your last post.. surprised that I didnt comment though.. maybe I looked at it from work. I wouldnt have left a comment from there as I don tlike to sigh in to anything on my work computer! anyways.... off I go.. need to clean up the kitchen and get ready for bed!
sweet dreams!

Celestial Charms said...

Hi Joyce,
My, my, how busy you must have been getting all those things ready. Everything looked fabulous! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

Heidi said...

Now I see exactly how busy you really were! I'm glad one of the shows was successful, and that you found some good in the other! Everything you created is fabuous and so cheerful! Just like you!
Hugs, Heidi

Jo said...

You are such a talented lady! All the banners, the wipe-off boards and everything else look awesome. My favorite is the "Not a creature was stirring" banner. Glad you had one good show. Have fun making all your orders!

Jenny's Heart said...

You have been crazy busy haven't you.
Everything looks so great!
Since you asked, I would say Merry & Bright is my FAVORITE followed by Eat Cake and Ho Ho Ho.
Your fingers must be tired. What type of adhesives do you use?

Suz said...

You really did an outstanding job on this sale. i love your cake stands. Beautiful plates on top. your banners are just the best. The Merry and Bright is so cheery! That is my favorite. Hope you are soon done with the orders and have a time to rest!
Big hugs,

woodandfabric said...

Wow Joyce! Beautiful banners!!! oh and I love you wipe-off boards, such a great idea! You needed a big inventory, isn't it? Keep up the great work for your orders!
Michelle *Ü*

Sandy Michelle said...

You made all that?!WOW! The banners are great!

Sandy xox

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ohhhhhh, it looks like you're becoming the queen of cute banners!!!!! You sure do beautiful work, Joyce. I'm so glad to hear you had great success at one of your Fairs and now have special orders coming in.
Be careful not to over-do.
Mary Lou

Mimi Sue said...

Everything is so adorable! Looks like a lot of work. But fun work! Have a great Thanksgiving with the ones you love. Mimi

Suz said...

Dear Joyce,
I have always thought of you as there for me. Always!
Big hugs,

deb said...

I adore the banners, Joyce!! Looks like a huge success. :)

South City Hues said...

Everything is so fabulous! If I had to pick a favorite it would be the "Believe" banner...although "Merry & Bright" runs a very close second!

Have a wonderful Christmas Joyce.

Primitive Seasons said...

Wonderful wonderful crafts Joyce. I love the banners and the garden journals. You have been a busy lady. I'm hoping to get back to things once this shoulder heals completely.



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