Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Craft Show Open House

My Mom and I hosted a craft show at my house over the weekend. My Mom used to do craft shows with my older sister back in the 90's but this was new territory for me. Although I have recently developed an interest in all things crafty I have little craft experience to speak of. We came up with the idea at the end of September sitting in the garage during our garage sale but we didn't really REALLY decide to go for it until around Halloween. So, basically 6 weeks to throw the whole thing together - and that included actually MAKING all of the crafts!!! Talk about a crash course for this girl who, two months ago, didn't know one end of a glue gun from the other! Anyway, my Dad (who will be 80 years old in March) put up a bunch of signs for us (in the snowing 20 degrees weather - thank you Dad!) and my husband made homemade cookies and hot apple cider and kept the fireplace going as we nervously opened the doors! I think the snow kept some people away but we did have some visitors throughout the weekend and most of them actually bought something! Really? Something I made. You actually want. to. pay. money. for. something. I. made? Really? Get out!

We even had a drawing to give away some fresh cut trees that we grew on our property! We had them on the porch as people came in the front door. :)

Here are a few snippets of our "craft shop".....

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  1. All of these are so cute!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. I can't imagine hosting a craft show at my house! You are brave:) You shouldn't be surprised people came and bought stuff, you had some great things. I especially like the burlap frame. Thanks for linking up:) I'm not sure why the button is displaying so BIG, I'll look into the coding, I hope the size isn't all wonky.

  3. Love it all! That is my style for sure!
    Thanks for stopping by, you need to unwrap that plastic ;)