4/28/16

Hat Forms

I created a few head forms that I took with me to the  street faire I recently attended...
 There is a lot of work that go into making these... a lot of mindless work that is. It is the perfect project for sitting in front of the television to work on.
As I place each piece of metal I also add some pins to make sure everything stays in place.
I created five of these head/hat forms...
They all sold...

I've got a few upcoming selling events that I'm interested in attending... but I really haven't made anything "new".... so I'm not really "feeling-it" as I'm so busy with other stuff recently... and I also start puppy training with my German Shepard puppy, Akira on Saturday. Busy, busy, BUSY.
big hugs,
 

4/17/16

Pooped....

In more ways than one! Today I enjoyed a fun day selling my wares at a local craft show. The selling time was from 9 - 2, but as everyone who sells at events knows... it starts a LOT earlier and runs a LOT later for the sellers. I sold lots and lots of items and got the chance to talk with and visit with some super awesome like minded people. I love crafty people and those who love crafty stuff!

Also, I am now the proud owner of a new puppy. Look at that face! She is a three month old German Shepard. I have had her for one full week now and oooooooh my goodness is she smart. She can sit, lay and shake on command already. I am being very diligent on potty training her... another reason I'm pooped. My dog of seventeen years died recently, and I had forgotten all about puppies being little Tasmanian devils. This week I am going to get her enrolled in obedience classes. When I took her to visit with my Vet I was told she is going to be BIG. Hmmm just how big is big? I am pretty sure all that talk was code for, "You better get that dog into some obedience classes."  Okokok... that's how I took it anyway. *wink*
 This puppy had previously belonged to a nineteen year old girl who was working and going to college. It was hard for her to part with the puppy as you could imagine, but I assured her it was going to a home where it would be well cared for. 
 I kept the name she had chosen for the dog, Akira. Although, for the most part she doesn't acknowledge you when you call to her. Right now she is more interested in- the leaf blowing across the ground, the bird flying over head, trying to catch a fly buzzing her head, the branches on a tree rustling... I personally think she thinks her name is, "Are you hungry?" or... "Want some chicken?" You've never seen a dog come running so fast in your life.
Akira's big ears stand up all the time...even while sleeping. I cannot even tippy-toe to check on the puppy because she hears me coming. I must google how to walk like a Ninja....
My backyard is "pooped" too.... pooped with "poop" and puppy toys!
She is a real cutie pie~
big hugs,

4/5/16

Upcoming Street Faire

I've got an event coming up in a few short weeks in Old Town Clovis where I'm going to be selling some of my vintage and hand made items--- so I thought it was high time to work on some new display pieces.
I was planning on getting rid of this two tiered vintage shopping cart for awhile now, but  thought I would take one last look at it before putting it up for sale... It was missing some of the woven metal pieces that make up the baskets so I thought it looked pretty ratty. Recently at an antique sale I had seen -just the basket for this shopping cart with a hefty price tag where they had just used heavy gauge wire to recreate the missing pieces. Duh. So, now that I've done that to my baskets I'm in love with it once again. I had previously made fabric liners for the baskets and decided to remake some to match the ruffly table cloth I use at my outdoor selling events.... I found some ruched white fabric so it was easy-peasy to whip up the new inserts for the baskets. Now, I'm smitten with my vintage shopping cart once again.... *swoon*
I was curious about the selling price/value of this shopping cart. I had bought it for $5.00 a few years ago... *score* I found one on Ebay with the asking price of $410.00.... Here is part of what the seller wrote about the shopping cart:
This is a rare find! You are viewing the two wire basket trolley which happens to be the first shopping cart. It is said to be invented by Sylvan Goldman, who owned the chain grocery stores called ‘Piggly-Wiggly’. These carts were developed in the late 1930's for his stores and then later patented in 1940's. Goldman was inspired by the antique folding chairs you see today! 
I would sell mine for $200.... any takers? *laughing*
A few weeks ago I bought a two tiered display piece for $2.00. After painting it white..... you guessed it- I added a ruched liner to it as well. 

I love it...
 
Now I have to pull out my bins of things I've made and just load everything up.  It is going to be a fun day selling and hanging out with like minded people. A BIG thank you to my friend Diannia for telling me about this event so I could get in on the fun!
big hugs,