Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hard Core Crafting!

Right now I am up to my eyeballs in paper and mod podge and spray adhesive and paint. I needed a break. And what better way to spend my time, but blogging! This past weekend, my sister and I decided on a whim to sign up for a craft fair. We are super excited and a teensy bit stressed and pressed for time. The fair is next weekend...10 days from now. Needless to say, we are doing the hard core press to get some good stuff cranked out in a hurry. The "Ella" above is our very first piece of inventory. Whoo-hoo!

Now we only need a couple of these...


And a couple of these...


A few of these...


And three or four or....


Five or ten...


Or 30 of these!

Not to mention the family name boards, wall plaques, block words, and chalkboards we need to make! No pressure. That being said, I am going to do my best to keep up with my blogging, but please don't leave me if I don't deliver. I will try to keep ya'll updated on our progress. We plan to work on this every day for the next ten days, except Sunday, of course! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Also, this will be the jumping off point for my Etsy store. Look for that in the next few weeks. I have been wanting to start one for so long and just haven't been able to get the nerve up. I have this weird fear of failure I'm trying to get over. In fact, instead of a new year's resolution this year, I decided to make a goal for myself. And that goal was to start an Etsy store or start selling my crafts. I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am to finally see this dream come to life. It's a huge step for me. So wish us good luck and send us some good crafty karma!
I LOVE YA'LL ~ AMANDA

41 comments:

Kristina P. said...

These are so beautiful! Good luck at the fair!

Jennifer said...

Good luck! You're going to do really well!

jenjen said...

Good luck with the craft fair! I love the Ella!

XOXOOX
Jen

Staci said...

Ooooh! I love these!! Good Luck with the fair!

Ms Cupcake said...

Checking in from sits! It's hump day.

I have a new giveaway on my blog.

Zen Cupcake: New Giveaway! Barbie Turns 50 Years Old!

Have a great day!

Mandi said...

Way to go girl! I am so proud of you for pushing yourself outside your comfort zone! You will do great. You create beautiful things and should share those with everyone else. Keep us posted on the craft fair. I have often wondered about how those would be to do, and if I ever take your advice and open an etsy store too, then it will be great to have your advice. Get busy lady!

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE all of these letters! You are soooo talented! Your Etsy store will rock! I can't wait for you to open it!

Anna Sophia said...

Congrats!! :-) !! I am so excited for you! Everything looks so fun!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I'm so excited for you! I wish I could come down there and shop! Good luck this week, I'm sure you'll get everything done and the show will be fabulous!

kristal said...

how EXCITING amanda! i'm right there with you doin' my first craft fair this month. nerve-wracking, isn't it! seriously, you have such beautiful things to offer and i know you're gonna get so much positive feedback. you know we're all cheering for you!!

My Precious Peanut Designs said...

Good Luck with the craft fair! Your stuff is beautiful!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

How fun! And busy!!! Hope you do well at the craft fair! I've also procrastinated starting an etsy store.... one day, maybe.

Shannon said...

Have fun at the craft fair! That sounds like a blast. Everything is so cute!

Kelly said...

Those are awesome. I'm sure you guys will do great at the craft sale!

mommy4life said...

You have some beautiful ideas, I am sure your etsy store will be a big hit!

Dawn said...

Hey Amanda! Best of luck at the fair! I'm so proud of you for challenging yourself, and working toward an Etsy store! I've been thinking about it too, but I'm scared too!!!

Good luck, you can do it!!!

-Dawn
www.lifeateventuallycottage.blogspot.com

Reborn said...

AWESOMENESS! :)

Kara said...

Congrats on doing your very first craft fair! I did them for years and they can be lots of fun. Your stuff is gorgeous, so you should well. Best of luck!!!

Amanda said...

Good luck!!! I'd buy all of that stuff if I were at your craft fair! Congrats on officially starting your business. I have a feeling you'll be very successful.

My mom, sister and I are doing a craft show/bazaar in October and I'm nervous, too!

The Phillips Place said...

Look at you go!!! Those are beautiful. I mean, wicked awesome! You girls are so going to be a huge hit at the craft fair. I can't wait to hear how it goes! I'm sure your Etsy shop will be a huge success as well! :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good for you! I'm always so jealous of moms who find their passion and then make money off of it. ;) Those decoupaged words are gorgeous!!! Love the embellishments you added. I bet the names will be a big seller. Will you be taking orders at the craft fair (just an idea)? Then, if someone needs "Octavius," but doesn't see it in your inventory, you can place an order. ;) Good luck, girlie!!

Becky said...

Very nice! Make sure you post the other fun things that you are making. They sound interesting to me.

Courtney said...

Great job and good luck to you!

miSS cARTER said...

Those are so darling.
I MIGHT steal your idea, of course..it wont' be as cute...but I'm going to try.

Simply Stacey said...

Best of luck at the craft fair. Be sure to take pictures so we can see how it all went!

Carrie said...

Love the sign good luck!

Lorie said...

C-U-T-E!!

Mother Hood said...

Are you trying to make me jealous?! :)

The Graves' House said...

wow! you are one busy girl. good luck with your show:)

Nicole ~ said...

How fun!! You did a great job on everything & I know you will do great on your sales. A friend of mine & I decided to enter in our local Market Days in April too. I cannot wait to hear how you did.

jennifer said...

oooh! good luck!

I just bought some letters like those from HL. Any idea on how to embellish them in a more "boyish" way?

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Oh oh oh, how EXCITING!! Oh, I wish you tons of luck! These are adorable, of course. Let us know how it goes! You rock by the way.

Kristen said...

Good luck! Everything is so cute!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I am feeling your pain...stress, yes. I do a huge holiday market, and it's always stressful. At least you can do it with your sis which will make it tons of fun. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Good luck - everything looks beautiful and I'm sure it will be a smashing success!

Kristin said...

Cute, cute, cute! Have fun craftin'!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Very cute! Good luck!

Valarie Lea said...

Those are super cute!! You are gonna be very busy!

Heather @ Sugarplum Garters said...

your letters are beautiful! i especially love "ella"! good luck at the craft fair!

jamie said...

You did a really great job. Good Luck!

Erin said...

They look great! I'm way behind in my blog surfing, so I hope it's not too late to say good luck! That's so fun you and Emily are doing that. I wish Lindsay lived closer (and wasn't leaving me) so we could do stuff like that! Sisters rock!

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