Saturday, December 14, 2013

The 2103 Holiday Market

I haven't done a craft show in over12 years but my friend Shirley and I decided to do the Holiday Market in Ada this weekend.  I've been working diligently for the past few months making items for the show.  We had a decent crowd but sales were pretty light so I still have the majority of the items on hand.

It wasn't definite that I'd be able to participate since my husband took a fall this week and has some severe injuries.  I thought about it and discussed it with him and decided to do the show.  His recuperation is going to be lengthy and once he comes home from rehab, I'll be needed here 24/7 for a while.

These are items Shirley made.  Tic Tac containers, Ghirardelli chocolate boxes, Hershey's nugget tins and some cute embellished tins.
Shirley also decorated Vin to Go cups with some really cute vinyl cutouts.
 These are floating frames and shadow boxes that I made and put vinyl lettering and images inside.
 I sandblasted ceramic coffee mugs with masculine designs, made some vinyl signs, post it note pad holders, and some little candy jars.
 These are fruit jar mugs, insulated tumblers and beer mugs that I sanblasted. 
I had a rack full of decorated charger plates and glass cutting boards.
 Glass blocks that I sandblasted or decorated with vinyl.  I only made one cake carrier.

 A closer photo of the post it note holders.
Another photo of the floating frames and shadowboxes.

The show was only open from 9:00 until 3:00 so it was a short day. 

If you see anything in the photos that you might be interested in purchasing, just let me know.  The sales were light and I have the majority of these items still on hand.


gayla said...

love your floating frames
what type of sandblaster do you have/use?

AndreaA said...

Oh so sorry Linda.
I was hoping you both would sell out.
You both worked so hard on these items.
My Sister tells me every year. The craft shows are coming up, you need to get busy. But this is what I am afraid might happen. I make a lot and give them away. Or someone might want an ornament here and there. But I am not a seller kind of person. When I made some ornaments that my niece to to her work I let her decide the price.

Anonymous said...

linda, your things are beautiful. hoping your husband gets better soon!

Brenda said...

You and Shirley did a great job with all your items, it's a shame that you didn't sell more Linda. I do love everything you ladies did. I'm also very sorry to read that Fred had another fall!!! I will pray that he gets better soon, although I know that falls take time to heal from. Hugs my friend-Brenda

CountryTwinkle said...

Everything looks wonderful. Sorry to hear the crowd was not out in full force. I know what it is like to work like a mad rabbit and then have a slow show.

Wendy said...

Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's fall! I'm hoping that his road to recovery will not be difficult.

The items you and Shirley made for the craft show are wonderful, and it's a shame that they didn't all sell out!

Linda said...

I bought a blasting cabinet from Tractor Supply and use glass beads for the abrasive.

Lorie Ballard said...

What a lovely both your both had! I work during the weekends, when most of our craft fairs are happening. So I missed out on them this year. :(

I hope you're husband is doing better!