Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Season, New Style

My first craft show is only four weeks away and the second just four days after that!  I have been busy every weekend getting inventory ready, but today I decided to take a break and set up my new jewelry display to make sure it is all going to come together as I want.  I then took pictures to take with me to my shows so I won't forget how I did it!  It fits into an 8 foot by 4 foot area so should work for any show I do and leaves sufficient room for my floral display in the other half of my spaces (I hope!).  Please disregard all the clutter in the background.  lol  This is my floral workroom.  My bead room isn't big enough to set up like this.

I have done away with the grid wall and gone strictly to a tabletop set up.  Early this summer, I blogged about finding display pieces at a yard sale and they are what inspired me to try this new set up.   The two pieces I found were not enough to house all my inventory, so my wonderful SO crafted a third, larger, case for me.  It turned out beautifully!  He is so talented.  In fact, right now, he is on the back patio painting and reworking the shelves for the new floral display shelving I picked up at a yard sale two weeks ago for free.   :-D   I think I will find another piece of crushed velour for the small table so both match and I need to find a couple more lights to clamp on to the smaller display cases, but overall it is a done deal and I like it!!  I would love to hear what you think.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Change of Pace

The end of September is just not that far away.  I have two fall craft shows back to back coming up.  The first is Cider Days,  the last weekend in September and the next is Pumpkin Patch, the first weekend in October.  It will be virtually impossible to replace inventory between the two shows (and I do hope that will be a necessity!), so I'm working furiously to get enough made up to cover four days.  My beadweaving and jewelry designs are something I work on all year around, but my floral designs are much more seasonal.

I absolutely love creating fall florals.  It has to be my favorite season.  Fall colors are so rich, so glorious.  There's nothing timid about the brilliant rusts, golds, crimsons and purples.  Here's a few of my favorite designs I've gotten made up so far.

I think this is one of the best antler wreaths I've ever made.
Found this sunflower vase at a yard sale.
Isn't this pumpkin vase great?!  Another yard sale find.
I love to work with grapes and this old wine gift box said "Take me home"!
My favorite!  This used to be a two-tiered plate holder.