Sunday, March 22, 2015

Handmade & Homegrown

Yesterday was the first craft fair sponsored by The Looking Glass!

Handmade & Homegrown was so much fun!  We had a great day!

I learned a hard lesson though about outdoor shows 
when a gust of wind knocked over my shutter doors! 


My neighbor vendor saw it happening, 
but there was nothing she could do to stop it from going down.

Fortunately nothing was damaged (except my nerves!).  
What a great community I am a part of in the crafting world! 

My neighbors helped me pick everything up and zip tie the shutters to the canopy.
I was rattled, but was able to get everything back together pretty quickly.

 The rest of the day went great!

I loved the booth set up!  
Seeing your vision come to light is pretty amazing!

 We even had some people trying to buy our display pieces...
pretty awesome!

Everything tied together so well...
I think we've really found our set up now!

The best part about the display pieces is that, 
for the most part, they are decorations from the house!

Pretty bags on a coat rack from my sister 
and a fun apron on one of my best yard sale finds ever!

 So another show is in the books!
It is so much work...but the fun we have is totally worth it!

If you see something you like head to Amy's Monkeys online shop!
If you're local go check out The Looking Glass!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Busy Bee

So life has been crazy busy...
I know everyone is busy...definitely is the season!
My busy has been prepping for the Handmade & Homegrown Craft Fair this Saturday!
The Looking Glass is hosting the event and it looks like it is going to be great!

Amy's Monkeys will be there with lots of new goodies!

Would you like a peek at all the busy-ness 
that has become my life for the last few weeks?!?

(If you follow me on Instagram you've seen some of these...)

I decided I needed a visual reminder/helper to get all the aprons I had cut completed.
It totally worked on this visual girl.
18 aprons finished in 12 days...not bad for being in my classroom too!

A sneak peek of all your apron choices!

Since I had time...Crayon rolls are restocked!

 My display background is getting a much needed update too...
bye-bye Putty hello Ocean Mist!

 I finally got to transform the sheets I had been using for the tables 
into beautiful fitted coverings!  
So much more professional!

 After all the prep work was done I was able to start playing with my displays!

So thankful for a hubby that finds me great treasures from the neighbor's junk pile! 

Saturday can't get here soon enough! 
 I'm so excited to share all the goodies I've been working on the past month!


I'll be adding anything I have left from the fair to the online shop
so stay tuned if you're not local!