Here are LOTS and LOTS of photos of before, during and after, as well as a few SOLD photos. This is it for me for shows this year, unless I happen to do another impromptu private show for someone special.
Book nook transformed.
Another popular item this time around - FINALLY - the scarf slides. Haven't been able to sell those for the whole year, even when I was demonstrating and WEARING ONE. Sold so many on Thursday - had to make more on Friday.
This annual craft show that I hosted (this is just my second year - some have been participating for over 30 years!) included more than just myself - it also included my friend Tracy and her vintage linens, embroidered pillows, and general primitive and folksy holiday art. She transforms my living room into a Christmas wonderland, and THIS YEAR - she did it just TWO WEEKS after giving birth to this little guy!:
Say hello to Malaki - he is a genuine pre-Christmas miracle, in that his mom is one of those rare women that having JUST started her menopausal symptoms - didn't even know she was pregnant! He's perfect - and he was the star of our show....
There was also my fellow bead friend Judy Fogle - who seems to be a woman of many talents. Not only is she a farmers wife, helping with the dairy farm and the maple syrup processing, but she is a volunteer for a local teen mothers' home, a member of a group that spends time with seniors, and she SEWS - making doll clothes, hats, purses, baby clothes and more from ALL thrift store finds. Cheaply purchased, but very professionally made. It was very cold here this weekend - and she was winner winner chicken dinner when it came to selling her hats made from sweaters.
And you know what the say about dogs and babies: THEY SELL! So between Malaki (here two of the three days) and my two babies - we were all happy. Bella wasn't real wild about her little jail confinement, but was as good as gold none the less.
hiawassee Art Center in Owosso during their Holiday Market - kinda curious about how that one does, too, since they seem to be so popular right now.
Now it's time to finish decking the halls and then hunkering down to do some serious beading, and possibly, just POSSIBLY - reopening my ETSY shop - but in a whole new way. Or finally end up with a worthy website. So stay tuned. Our cold winter could mean big things for Cool Moon.
Peaceful beading, TTFN