Friday, October 23, 2015

Craft Show Season

I have been doing craft shows for almost 25 years.  I started when I was in high school as a way to earn money for a trip to Mexico with Spanish Club.  I found a love for them, and I have wrangled my mom into them as well.

People always ask what I do??  Well, it has evolved over the years.  I do sell Rada Cutlery, but I also sell knitted items, embroidered items, children's little items (like book marks, pencils, etc.), and I do wall décor.  Wall décor always gets a few raised brows, people not being exactly sure what those items may be.

So I decided to post some pictures of this years creations. 

My last two craft shows are 10/23/15 at St. John the Baptist is Alden and Elma United Methodist Church Bazaar on 12/5/15.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Aunt Lisa Throws A Shower: Part 2

The shower came and went.  It was a really beautiful day.  The sun was shining and my house was filled with people celebrating this new life.  I wanted to share a few pictures of the décor and favors.  It was a simple affair, but in my opinion it was very special.

First, I set the tables with white linens, accented with hot pink.  The table centerpieces were simple arrangements I made with four different kinds of flowers.  I made the arrangements in clear milk bottles I found at the craft store, and tied with a green bow.

On the invitation, I had included a request for diapers.  If a package was brought, you would be entered to win a prize (it was a grocery store gift card).  Here's the entry tickets to be filled out.

I also decorated the mantle with pink and white candies and outfits picked out by my parents, my boys, and myself.  Each outfit had a little tag to say who they were from.

Finally when the guests left, they were invited to take a sugar cookie made to look like onesies.  I made them in pink and green and wrapped them with a thank you note.

Here's a few other photos from the process: