I'm not a big fan of the whole "rushing the holidays" phenomenon. It somehow felt like Halloween was over around the 25th. The displays were down, everything was on "huge reduction" sales etc. I had to keep reminding myself that Halloween hadn't actually happened yet. Having said that.... Please join me as I add to… Continue reading It’s (already?) Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
I, the Great Pumpkin And my glum Victorian Pals Would like to wish you all I peaked a bit early on Halloween this year what with getting ready for Midsummer Scream all the way back in August so I thought I'd post all the Halloween projects from this year as well as a few favorites… Continue reading Happy Halloween!
It's officially fall! So naturally my thoughts for the next week will be all about the beach. The big Abbott Kinney Festival is next Sunday in Venice Beach. It's always a great show for me but the vibe is definitely beachy so begone pumpkin spice it's time for salt air and sunscreen. However, before I… Continue reading Building an Over Table Display Part 1
It’s still crazy-hot here (and probably where you are too) which disinclined me to go outside and saw, sand and paint. But that has given me time to focus on new designs for Halloween and Midsummer Scream. My funny (ok, I think they're funny - your mileage may vary) Halloween coasters have, apparently, acquired a… Continue reading Evolution of a Design
A brief detour on the way to Halloween. I’ve come up with another (potential) Use-Up-That-Scrap-Wood project! Of course, you may be thinking that the first step in reducing scrap wood might be, perhaps, to create less scrap wood to begin with? Reasonable. But that would involve the dreaded accurate measuring and the even more terrifying planning… Continue reading Make Over-Sized, Vintage, Game Pieces
Next up in my craft booth journey: The Sales Table! (I know! Exciting!) In my booth I always mean to carve out a nice space for me. A place where I can stand attentively, check people out (I mean transactions, not judging their outfits....though, lets be honest, I'm gonna do that too) and have some… Continue reading Craft Booth Set Up Part II: What About Me?!
Last weekend’s Patchwork Festival in Santa Ana went really well! Beautiful weather, great crowds, good sales and I may possibly have figured out a good, final, booth set up….more on that in another post. This Sunday is Patchwork Long Beach! I have no idea why I thought “cool! Two shows almost back to back” sounded… Continue reading Photo Display Board Tutorial