Well, I know my posts aren't quite up to par as to what you may expect from me. Nor have my comment returns to all my friends and followers been. I do have good reason. I allowed my dear daughter to confiscate my craft area and to let her creative mind do some exercise the last few days. I also had to finish some things for the Craft Show I keep mentioning....sorry if I am boring you, but it is a real consumption as of late....in a good way. I will be back to normal around Monday, I HOPE! :o)
I did a run through in my living room today, to practice set up and tear down with my daughter, who will be joining me Saturday. I did a mock set-up so I could be sure that there would be room for all the different crafts I plan to take. Lance built me an awesome backdrop to display my swags and wreaths from. I love that he takes part in pushing me to pursue my dreams. He doesn't just give me free reign, he helps when I really need it. And I am amazed by his talent to throw things together so easily. That's probably why we work so well. For what I lack he has ample to contribute. The backdrop is made from PVC piping that he spray painted...so sturdy too since he added a cross bar. I will have an easel to display my memo boards, wicker baskets to display cards. Albums will sit on the table for people to browse through my layouts. Then I just need a spot for my wood crafts and hand painted ornaments. They may fit inside the wood crates I bought....hmmm...yes. I think that will do just fine. I just need to finish up with marketing and networking materials/supplies, inventory checklist, customer order sheets, price guides, and practice driving the white van before the hour trip to Middleburg Heights. I am a good driver, but I dread driving a new vehicle when it is rather large and I have that long on the road. Please keep me in your prayers!
I was able to finish up the bows for my friend's wedding. She stopped by today, looking horribly stressed, as most women are, 2 days before the wedding, and breathed a sigh of relief to see that the bows were completed. She had offered to pay, but my heart would not allow her to do that. I offered the bows as a gift to her and her dh to be. It is the least I can do for someone who so needed it.
I also was able to finish a wreath I had purchased trimmings for last week. I didn't think I would get the chance to have it ready for the Craft Show, but surprised myself, by pushing through until it was complete. I will also probably glare at it so much, that I will decide to add more flowers. I do that often. Look at a wreath that I have finished, or so I thought, and judge it from different angles to be sure it is perfect.
Is it enough, or does it need more?????? One lucky person who answers this question will get a surprise from me.....who shall it be???
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