Tuesday, November 25, 2008

O' Christmas Tree

I am one of those crazy Christmas loving decorating fools. My friends all tease me because normally I put my tree up the day after Halloween. Yes, November 1st!!!! I got a late start due to the craft show so it didn't go up until the 2nd weekend of November. My 2.5 year old daughter helped me decorate and was rather cute helping me place ornaments. Here is a picture of her helping with the lights.

I also get teased a lot for having a non-hodge-podge tree. I will cherish this until Ashlinn starts making ornaments for the tree. I've been teasing my husband that this will be "MY" tree and we can put another in our finished basement. He's not buying that idea just yet.

So here is our 2008 tree that is missing the bow for now. I haven't unpacked it yet. I have to dig for it this weekend.

What a success!

I had my very first craft show this past Saturday. I was a little nervous, no...I was down right scared to death!!!! I stayed up until 2am on Friday night crafting more as I felt I didn't have enough. When 2am hit...I told my friend Stephanie - I quit! We had to be back up at 6am to get ready to head to the show and set up. We arrived with about an hour or so to set up and not having time to do a "mock set up" I just sorta winged it... I didn't have time to take pictures so that bums me out.

The show started at 9am and we had a steady stream of customers through out the entire day. They seemed to flock to my booth in groups which was kinda weird. I had people lined up to get Christmas tags that I had made and put in piles allowing them to mix and match. This was against my wishes as I had wanted my husband to help me bag them up. However, lesson learned...we both think they sold way better unbagged where people could pick which 8 they wanted for $2.00.

I had several compliments on how beautiful my cards were. Although I didn't sell as many cards at this show as I had hoped...profit wise...I did EXCELLENT. Way more than I expected. It boosted my ego some and left me with motivation to get into another craft show on December 6th. We had several requests for birthday, thank you and get well cards and I had only a few on hand. So in the next week or two, I'll focus solely on those cards and restocking my gift tags.

I had altered letters " Ho Ho Ho" and that sold within the first hour. I actually had one other person come back and want to buy it but it was gone. I've picked up more for the next show and can't wait to get them done.

In the mean time I haven't been able to take many pictures - but I'll leave you with an altered frame that I made with a Christmas theme paper. I don't remember who the paper manufacturer is though...