Monday, February 18, 2013

Last Minute Valentines Gifts Part 2

 Okay and here we go, part two! Please enjoy these lovely treasuries. I had so much fun looking for ones to feature. I found a bunch of new shops to watch as well!

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In order to feature all these great treasuries I used a Craft Cult widget maker. It was SUPER helpful in making really short codes that didn't clog up my text box when writing this blog entry and making relatively small but still easily seen Treasury images. Want to make your own treasury previews? Check out the Craft Cult Treasury Tab. It's super easy!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Craft Shows and Donations

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day! I meant to have part 2 of my V-Day treasuries posted but I'd never used the scheduling feature with blogspot before. Silly me didn't know I had to hit the publish button....I scheduled it to post for tomorrow, February 18th. It will be late but better late than never right?

Anyway I've been prepping very hard for a craft show I'll be attending on March 2nd. I have never been to one before so I'm working very hard to get new items made. The show was originally supposed to be in November of last year, but because of Hurricane Sandy and the destruction it wrecked in New Jersey (and the fact there were so many trees and power lines down) the show was postponed to March 2nd.

It's going to be a tiny venue with only about 20 vendors including myself. It's right here in my hometown so it will be so nice getting the chance to get my feet wet so to speak without having to be far from home or having a huge show to worry about. I've got 2 weeks left for my preparations...I'm so nervous!

If anyone lives in or around the Wayne, New Jersey area and is familiar with the Packanack Lake area of Wayne, the show is being hosted at the Packanack Lake Club House. I'll be posting up the actual address and street name on my Facebook so if anyone is interested in attending or coming by to see me please watch my Facebook page for that post.


In other news I've been contact by the New Jersey Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children organization. They'd like for me to donate some of my jewelry to their tricky tray. Once my craft show is over and I can have a chance to recuperate from that I'll be making up a nice basket for them to raffle off for their show. It is a dinner and a tricky tray so for $40 you get both dinner and a sheet of raffle tickets to put into the baskets. My shop name and web address will be printed on all the pamphlets they hand out and I've gotten permission to include a stack of my business cards for them to put on the table next to my basket. I'm going to be trying to make some jewelry sets for my basket or some one of a kind mixed pieces, maybe even a little of both, to put into my donation.

If you live in the Northern New Jersey area and are interested in attending the event you can e-mail Crosby at crosby@passaiccountycasa.org. It's still very early yet so I don't think they have picked the venue but I can tell you that the date for this is June 11th of this year, a Tuesday.

That's all for now! I hope everyone is enjoying their three day weekend. :) For my next blog I think I'll do a nice little feature or something. (I love having an excuse to poke around on Etsy for neat things).

Have a great week everyone!

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