Yesterday I heard about a small Handmade Market. I asked if there were openings, but there were not. Then this morning, Wah-lah - an opening. So, I signed up to do it. All handmade and crafts with a dollop of vintage thrown in - mostly Valentine and gift themed. It's February 4th - so that's not much time.
I have a good amount of handmade items at the ready and some ideas for a few more things to crank out. It is a short evening - only three hours - so I need to keep it small and manageable. But, YOU KNOW ME. My mind is churning and thinking of more and more and more. But, I will be STRONG. :) I love, love. love themes and doing a red, white and pink Valentine themed booth is VERY EXCITING to me. Vintage pink and red rose tablecloths, red, white and pink tins full of goodies, red straws tied up with red ribbon and on and on and on. OH IT SOUNDS FUN. But, I will be good.
I made 45 of these last week for a swap, so I guess I will whip up a bunch more. They look cute in an old Mason jar on the mantle. I already have all the fixin's as they say.
I also made 100 new necklaces. (I'm crazy about making in bulk). I love the Good and Plenty because PINK and licorice. YUM.
I scanned old candy packages and re-sized them to fit onto a Domino pendant. The Junior Mint is my favorite in this batch because although I refer to The Bean as "The Bean" I do not call him The Bean to his face. But, I do call him Junior Mint and I have since the day he was born.
I have a real love affair with candy. I love to look at it, smell it and sure eat it some, but mostly the wrappers and the confections and the ideas of candy. When I was a kid, my Dad's favorite candy was JuJyFruits and I thought he was CRAZY for liking those things. Now they are one of my favorites. I thought these would be fun for most anytime, but around Valentine's Day and Halloween mostly.
I also conveniently enough made a batch of Valentine necklaces so I am ready in that aspect.
I have my repurposed clipboards and milk cap magnets and on and on. The same old same old. I guess it's nice to make in bulk because you always have stock and are ready for a surprise show in two weeks. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
**To all of you out there getting feet and feet of snow - you all stay safe and warm. We really want some snow here (and by "we" I mean me and The Bean. The Breadman, notsomuch) But, not feet and feet of it. Stay safe out there!