I can't believe it's been two years since my last arts and crafts show. Wow, where did the time go? Oh yeah I was pregnant and I had a baby. That's right. So the time was spent doing something amazing, but now I'm ready to get back into it.
I'll be at SpringFest at Warner Park in Madison, WI on April 1st from 9-3. Booth 49 in the gym.
I've been working on a new layout for the booth and I've been working on new product branding. I'm pretty exciting about trying out new things. I'm really liking my new tags, I'll share a photo soon.
I'm a little interested to see how LO is going to do. She will be accompanying us at least for some of the day. This will be kinda interesting. My MIL is going to come and help out with her later in the day, but she'll be my little helper in the morning. She loves people, so she should be okay.
I'm hoping to clear out a bit of my stock so I can make room for all the new ideas I have. I got a bunch of little bottles I'm excited to work on and I have some new animal skulls that I can't wait to bead.
So come stop on down on April 1st. Pick up a Mother's Day gift that is one of a kind, something you won't find anywhere else. Or pick up that perfect Teach Appreciation gift for the end of the school year. Tell you favorite teacher how much you appreciate their hard work. Or just pick something up for yourself, I mean, you're worth it.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone. The day where everyone is a little Irish. Well, I'm pretty Irish everyday ;-)
I made my obligatory corned beef and roasted veggies last week. I wish I would have gotten a photo of it because it was a thing of beauty, but it was devoured before I could, which is a good thing I guess. I know it's pretty stereotypical to make one, but I just can't help myself. They are sooooo good. Just like my weird obsession with Shamrock shakes (don't lie, you know you have one too). But I'll save that for another day. Let's move onto some beady goodness. Well beady business goodness. Fun I know.
I've been working on some new beaded items. Progress has been slow, real slow. I only get time to work during nap time and at night, but let's face it, most nights I collapse on the couch without doing much. Who knew having a baby would be so exhausting ;-) I'll try to get some progress shots soon. But you should check out my Instagram account because I'm always posting fun things there. The link is below because for some reason I can't seem to add hyperlinks to anything right now. Blah.
I've also been working on my whole business model. I've been reading some new books and listening to a bunch of podcasts (especially ones geared towards introverts). After taking a few years off, I need to get back in the game. I need to get my butt in gear. I need my motivation back. Seriously, having a baby really changed a lot of things. I mean I obviously don't have the time I use to have. I'm having to learn all over again how to manage what time I do have. I did learn last week that I can get a little bit of work done by giving LO some fabric to play with. She was having all sorts of fun waving it around and playing peek a boo. Oh to be a child again. But that does means I can get things done while she's with me, I just have to figure out how. I know lots of parents do it, so there is hope for me.
That's all I have for now, just some random ramblings. Now I have to go back to taking my class on logo design, something else I'm working on. But I'll leave you with a pretty beady photo.
I hope everyone has a great St. Patrick's Day and a great weekend. I'll see you all next week. Stay crafty.
So I'm getting ready to do my first arts and crafts show in at least two years. I can't believe it's been so long since I've done a show. I mean I sort of had a baby last year, so I guess it's understandable, but still, it's been a long time.
I was hoping to get a whole set up make over, but I just don't think I'm going to have the time to get everything done, which is okay. But I do have some new ideas that I should be able to finish up before the next one. You'll just have to stop by again to see what I'm up to.
Until then I'll leave you with some pretty photos of some beaded bracelets I've made over the years.
Purple jig saw puzzle bracelet. I have this bracelet as well as the pattern for sale in my etsy shop if you would like to make one yourself.
Just a girl that loves to bead, take photos, and cuddle with her new baby and her pug.