It’s been busy here getting custom orders created as well as shipping out items from my Etsy shop! I love being busy! This past week, hand painted wooden signs have been the hot item headed out my studio door. I created these 3 personalized signs for a good friend. Aren’t they darling? Elf feet!

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The great thing about these little wooden signs is that they’re recycled from the boards that my daughters use as “board breaking” practice in their taekwondo class. I’ve got so many of these pine boards in my house, I figure I should reuse them for something fabulous rather than for just the recycle bin or wood kindling! They’re all different sizes and I love the “wonky” nature of the edges. I’ve sanded them down so they’re nice and smooth.

What a wonderful and…

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It’s been a busy month so far! I love having plenty to do and keep me busy. But sometimes it can get a little overwhelming to try and remember every little thing I’m supposed to be doing. For example, I nearly forgot about my monthly card swap cards for the #haswap Happy Art Swap! Whoops! Good thing I remembered because I love sending and in turn receiving special cards monthly in the mail from my fellow artists!

This month I wanted to try and use what I already had on my art table from previous projects. So I gathered up my paper, spray inks, embossing powder, and the little cut out sayings that were floating around my table and got to work. Here’s what I came up with:

I also needed to create some cards for the teachers at my daughter’s preschool….

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Whew! What a whirlwind of a couple weeks getting ready for the very first “in person selling event” that I’ve ever done. I spent long hours and late nights creating pieces for the Groton Community Home Tour, hosted by Groton Community School. Yesterday was the big day and it started off early!

After totally cleaning out my inventory of items from Harley House Decor (my poor art booth was EMPTY for the day!) I got to the school early, early to set bring in my 3 huge plastic bins filled with my items as well as all the other stuff that I figured I would need for such an event… like a table!

 

After getting everything set up and looking good, the Glimmerbug booth was ready just as the first people walked through the door!

It was pretty fun to be set up…

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I’ve been working like a busy little bee trying to get ready for my first ever vendor fair coming up on Saturday! I’m excited and apprehensive at the same time. Having never done anything like this before, I’m not quite sure what to expect. I’ve been reading various articles, looking at Pinterest and talking to other vendors to get ideas on what I should be expecting and what to look for.

Since most of my items are at the Harley House Decor shop here in Lunenburg, I’ll have to go in there and take everything down to get these items packed up for the show on Saturday. I think I’ve got plenty of items already and they’re all at varying price points, so I just hope that maybe I’ll get one sale. Wouldn’t that be fun! Never sold anything of mine in person so I’m interested to see what people…

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It’s been a really busy couple of weeks here with tons of projects, orders, a family funeral, school events and tons of meetings. So creative time has been at a minimum and had to be fit in here and there! Plus, 4 of my paintings have been selected to be in a local art show, so now I’ve gotta work on creating some more pieces for my shop!

There’s also my first art/craft show in a few weeks that I’m preparing for. Not sure what to expect so I’ve been putting things together for that so my little table has enough items available for all price points! From ceramic painted houses and ornaments to magnets, clips and new art pieces, I’m getting excited to set everything up and see how it all looks together. Of course I had to go get myself a table cloth and a couple of “props”…

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