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Reed Gift Fair

  • Posted on February 21, 2011 at 7:37 PM

On Saturday, I went in to Darling Harbour to the trade only Reed Gift Fair. I’d been previously with my Mum for their business but this was the first time I was going as me, a business owner myself.

The day didn’t start well with trains terminating one stop before the one I wanted (of course there was no notification of this by CityRail at my boarding station) so I got the bus from there to the next station then walked as planned. Unfortunately my choice of shoes didn’t work well and I had several blisters before I’d even arrived.

The day improved significantly and my brain was exploding with ideas! It takes up all 7 exhibition halls, PLUS a promenade row PLUS an outdoor (not very well airconditioned) hall.

I’d gone to get display ideas as I will be sharing a stand in the same exhibition centre in June for the Craft and Quilt Fair (very exciting prospect), for the Stanhope Doll, Bear and Craft fair in 2 weeks and also to find some suppliers.

For 6 hours I walked and talked, handed out business cards, looked and thought. At the end I just needed to sit down, enjoy a snack and wait for my little family to come in to collect me (with a different pair of shoes) and to have dinner out. (See my other blog for that story!!)

Now to get busy making stock for the fair :)

Valentine’s Day

  • Posted on February 13, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Valentine's Day Card Swap

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have just participated in my first international card swap through Fave Crafts and Swap-Bot. We had to make 3 Valentine’s Day cards to send to 3 different people. I made all the one design, simple but elegant using metallic Violet Red and Quartz papers. I cut the quilling strips myself to match the background piece. Two hearts side by side <3 Hopefully the postal systems will get them all there in time!

I hope my recipients like them and I can’t wait to receive mine.

Valentine's Day Card Swap Side On

Painted Paper Bead Swap

  • Posted on February 10, 2011 at 6:29 PM

As I wrote earlier, I signed up to be part of a painted paper bead swap. What fun it has been to do them!

While the beads were waiting to be painted, stuck on toothpicks in some foam, they reminded me of long fingernails. Red! They had to be painted red! Into my stash I went and found a briliiant shiny bright red polish – Sizzling Red it’s called! ¬†And of course, with Sophie advising, some had to be painted with the glitter polish too. :)

Long Fingers!

So 36 beads have now been painted, 18 bright red, 18 bright red with glitter and sent off to the US. For Sophie they look like fireworks, for Amy they look like the flames of a fire and for me, lovely long talons. (I’m a nail biter so I do dream !)

Painted Paper Bead Swap

I really love how they turned out and can’t wait to see what everyone else has sent in.

Craft Fair in March

  • Posted on February 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM

On Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th I’ll be at the Stanhope Doll, Bear and Craft Fair at the Blacktown Leisure Centre. I am SO excited to be going as this will be the first fair at which I will be selling my wares!

I’m not sure what to expect. It’s a very large table so I’m madly trying to get my stock sorted for it. I have a few exciting products I will be selling so I will share them with you as I get them sorted.

Stay tuned!

Happy New Year

  • Posted on January 22, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Happy New Year to everyone out there! It is a little belated, I know.

It’s been a bit quiet on the creating front so far this year. The girls have been doing their craft kits from Santa as well as some science experiments but we have taken what good weather we have had to visit my parents who live near a beach. :) We’ve also had Amy’s birthday since Christmas and Sophie’s is next week. Not good timing with two January birthdays!!

While I may not have been creating much so far, I have been doing some ground work organising to sell quilling supplies as well as getting organised for 2 craft fairs I will be at. I am also looking into a regular artisan market and hopefully also running some classes. I will have to get myself creating in the next week though for 2 swaps I am in; one is for Valentine’s Day cards and another for Painted Paper Beads.

It should be a busy and exciting year ahead!