Saturday, August 16, 2008

My Craft Show is Over!

Well, I messed up and forgot my camera to take pictures of my craft show. So, I'll just have to tell you about it. It lasted for two days and was held at the assisted living home where I work and a great big living room. I had a U-shaped design made with six large tables so people could walk around inside and see everything. I raised money for the Alzheimer's Organization called "Memory Walk" and was responsible to raise $100. Well, I raised much, much more than $100 and I'm so happy! It was such a success! And in addition, I made some money on my creations, too. Everyone wants me to do another one in November and I'm thinking very seriously about doing it. Many of the items were made by our residents, so that was very special. We made greeting cards out of rubber stamps and scrapbook paper and probably sold around 20 - 25 cards. The crafty residents were so proud of themselves! Someone else took some pictures so I'll see if he can email them to me. I'm tired now because, as many of you know, craft shows are not easy--especially when you have to carry everything in and carry what you did not sell out! Plus, tearing down all the tables, etc., is not an easy feat. But, all in all, it was very well worth it and I know that I burned up some extra calories doing it!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Craft Show This Week

I am managing a craft show, the annual Elmcroft Memory Walk Craft Show, this week. It will be held on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is being held at the Elmcroft, the assisted living facility where I work. We are raising money for the Alzheimer's Organization and, hopefully, we will have some good sales! It's been a lot of work. I will try to get some pictures of it on here next week. I have made most of the crafts, but have some friends who are also adding their crafts. I have also worked with my more "crafty" and talented residents to make some wreaths and handmade greeting cards. They came out great! I have no idea how many people will show up. We are placing a nice big sign outside by the road which gets some high volume traffic, so maybe some people will stop out of curiosity.

I have added a picture of another twist to my tatting. This time, I added it to a headband covered with pink satin ribbon. My four-year-old grandson was my assistant and did a great job holding the headband for me to photograph! I think I'll use him again in the future--he works cheap and loves helping me with all my crafts.

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