A Few Things Going On

Oh my goodness where has the time gone. I got some good news recently that prompted me to get busy cleaning out and organizing my craft room. I’ve been off my right foot from a foot surgery for 2 1/2 months so my craft room became a mess. It is more like I really neglected my craft room. Since being off my foot, I was only able to do small little projects that I could do sitting down. I did some knitting and I work on some macrame key chains that I shared in a previous post.

Well since I got the go ahead to start walking in a boot, I was able to maneuver around my craft room more freely. Ahhhh… finally back in my craft room. So I was able to start on some projects . I recently got accepted to be a part of a local craft fair that will be in May. It’s a place called East 96 Marketplace. I am super excited. So as you can see I will be busy with getting ready for the craft fair.

So with that in mind, I decided to clean out items in my craft room and organize it better. That way I have a better working area to get some work done to create some gift items and lots of macrame and wall decor. Below you’ll see my process.

Just a little glimpse into one side of my craft room. Was too embarrassed to show the rest, but trust me it was a mess.

In the process of cleaning out, I sorted out my stash and put them different piles. I had piles of 2-D stickers, 3-D stickers and other embellishment items. I used the plastic 12×12 containers that you see to put all these items in. Also I labeled them. I rearranged some boxes and containers within the room. It feels a lot better seeing more floor space and having everything a bit more organized.

Well I hope I can maintain the organization for a while, but I am sure it will get messy as I work on my projects for the craft fair. Be sure to check in later to see what I am working on currently.

Janette

What have I done.

I wanted to share with you some crafts I have done. Some are new items I created and some are upcycled items. This past fall I did my first craft fair. It wasn’t a large fair, just a small fall fair at a nearby senior center. I chose this place because I felt like it was the right fit and scale for me since I was just starting. I only had an 6 ft. table and a corner space to set up.

Thankfully my wonderful husband created these amazing stands that allowed me to display my wreathes or wall decor hangings. It can be used either way. Below is a close up of the stands with the items. I really love how they turned out. I especially love the squared shaped wall decor. I feel that they are just different from the typical circular wreathes. You can put it on the front door (it might be a bit small for some front doors), bed room door or even on a wall as part of the decor.

A lot of these items are not original ideas, but they do have my personal twist or style to them. They stem from projects that are out there on Pinterest or from the creative community that one can find on YouTube. With these ideas that I pin on my Pinterest boards and who I follow on YouTube has inspired me to be creative and to create. It has motivated me to go out there and sell my creations. I truly enjoyed making these items and plan to make more for my next craft fair.