Tag: fundraiser

How Not to Spend Your Saturday (sort of)

I did the third Abbeydale Spring Craft sale and it was a flop. I don’t even think it was anything the organizer did either – the first one was disorganized but the second was good and I did well. This one was well organized and I think the only table that did fabulously was the one with puppies!

Beautiful weather, clear, obvious street advertising. Vendors, a variety of stuff and prices. Plenty of lead time. And… nothing.

I did get the opportunity to encourage all the crafty folk there to try out Etsy, look into the Etsy Alberta team and generally network. The lady with the table beside me is FROM the small town I’m moving to next month. My mom picked up a fabulous purse from a talented artist there and I’m hoping I talked her into trading buttons for an artists roll.

Abbeydale Craft Fair 2009

This is the table in progress of setting up. The board on it is actually a hinged, shallow box now thanks to my stepdad. Totally awesome. It needs a bit more painting and sanding but I ran out of that. It will be fabulous next week at my Very Big Show with many more pendants on it and charms and dangling items on the reverse side of the arms.

As for the puppies, we bought cookies at the fundraiser bake sale. Chloe tells me she’d rather have the puppies.

The Shop: Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In a bit of an effort at fundraising, I listed two sets of beads on Etsy. 20% of the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. The little ribbon beads got a nod in SewingGranny’s treasury.

ribbon beads pink rose beads

I have all sorts of other beady goodness in the Tooaquarius shop of course. Things with bumps, things with faces and things with butterflies:

bumpy lavender beads lavender people polymer clay beads butterfly polymer clay beads

The next two months are the crazy fall show months and I’ve been busily making jewelry items to showcase the beads I make. The most recent of those are listed in my flickr but here’s a current fave:

sunshine polymer clay bead bracelet

Here’s hoping your week is full of beady goodness!