Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trinity Lutheran Craft Show Post Mortem

  Another craft show....well, I made up my table fees plus $5. I guess that is a success. Especially if you account that I sold mainly $2-$3 items.
   I never get what people are going to buy, I guess if I did I would be a millionaire marketing genius and would be living in a fabulous New York City apartment.
    Last show I sold triangle treat boxes, decorative paper origami shoes, Halloween Bingo cards, hats, and crepe paper cats. Everyone wanted more black cat items and "Fall" items. So I quick whipped up some more cat pins, Fall/ Thanksgiving items and more witch shoes since I sold out. Did people buy them? NO!
    My Halloween tree of chenille stem owls and pumpkin people was nearly stripped bare by the end of the day. That's..all...I...sold......oh, and a Christmas ornament.....A lady wanted to buy a pumpkin floral arrangement, but her husband told her the flowers would just die and that something long lasting would make a better hostess gift. She apologized. But, still....stupid husband. If your wife wants some flowers, let her buy them!!!
    I just need an upscale Holiday market to show in.....Or I need more people visiting my shop and buying stuff......

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vintage Dance Card Postcards

These aren't those cool dance cards from "The Major and the Minor", these are cool dance cards that teach you how to dance. Picked these dandy postcards up a while back.....Not that you'll be at the level of Dancing with the Stars, but at least you'll have some moves to try out at your next party!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lake County Fairgrounds, October 2013

    Another trip to the fairgrounds this weekend. It was supposed to be vintage fashion but that seemed to be sadly lacking. There were many different kinds and colors of fur coats, so if you wanted to go as a hooker, I suppose you could find that baby blue cropped rabbit fur coat to complete your ensemble.
   But there were a few surprises. I finally managed to snag a decent antique Ouija board to use in my displays when I show my crafty Halloween goodness. The garden truck parked outside the fair grounds had a plethora of squash, one of which I bought. Its called the ghost squash and looks like those little bugger in the Pac-man game.
Ghost squash. Mine is an octo-ghost squash. To draw eyes or not to draw eyes........

Then , there was this guy. The woman who ran the booth said "Ken had to take one for the team", I wonder if the Headless HorseKen will ever appear on "Sleepy Hallow"???

October Craft Show, Take Two

Next weekend I will be showing at another craft show! It is an antique fair and holiday craft show, so please stop on by!
  My booth will be the one with the Halloween tablecloth.

Sat Oct 19
9AM - 3PM

Trinity Evangelical  Lutheran Church
25519 W IL Rt 134
Ingleside, IL 60041

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Banned Books Week

So, I know I am a week off on this, but I was cleaning up this past weekend and found the perfect quote for Banned Books Week....

" I think we ought to read only the kind of books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us."

                                           -Frank Kafka-