Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Craft Fair Time!

Here we go into the Christmas Time Craft Fairs!  Ronnie and I will be very busy for the next few weeks.  Friday we set up a display of his utensils at the Rey Center in Watervalley, NH.  They invited him to be part of their Christmas Artisan Fair!  The fair runs from November 23rd to December 16th, 2012.  Regular open hours are Wednesdays thru Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Two popular events will be taking place in Town Square during this time which should help draw people to the fair.  We plan on being there on December 16th and look forward to meeting and talking with some of the shoppers.

Saturday we were at the Mascoma High School Craft Fair.  It was very enjoyable and busy!  Love that fair!!

This coming Saturday we'll be in New London, NH selling our wares, then on to the Bristol Community Center the next weekend for two days!  Maybe a rest after that??

Here are a few photos from the fairs.

Also, Thanksgiving was wonderful with family and friends!  Blessings All Around!

See you Soon!  Diane

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Organized and Improved Craft/Mixed Media Space!

I've been busy with more cleaning up, organizing and fun times!  My craft room is all set.  My wonderful organization lady (Karen of Tranquil Spaces), and I were busy last week finishing up that room.  My sewing room is on hold for the moment until the carpenter can make it back to put in storage on the other side of the room.  My friend Kathleen came over this past week and we "christened" the Craft Room!  Here are some things that were done to get this room organized:
  • Cleaned out anything in the room that wasn't craft related.
  • Plastic storage drawers I had been using in the sewing room are now used for craft supplies.
  • Organized the drawers with labels ie. nature stamps, background stamps, collage paper, tissue paper, tools, stamp pads and so forth.
  • Re-arranged the tables and added one more long table. 
  • Got a larger wastepaper basket!
  • Cleaned off my computer desk and stored the paper I use when printing in a small cupboard next to my computer desk.
  • Another waste basket for under the computer desk!
  • The closet is organized with bookcases and bins that hold extra paper, cd's, floppy disks, cords to various machines, a bin marked "Memories" where those things that I just can't let go of right now end up.
  • A bin of photographs (I have too many to go through) so it's good to have them all in one area and I can go through them when I want to. 
So all my craft/mixed media supplies are organized and waiting for me to "Play".  I'll have more time for that after the holidays and I'm looking forward to getting my sewing room done next.

Here are a couple of picture of my craft room.  I took a "before" picture and it's somewhere on my computer, yet to find it!  So these are "After" photos.

My friend Kathleen in the new, improved workspace.

Oh yes, almost forgot!  Here is a picture of my Sewing Room Storage.  I know I posted a photo of the dresser I had built in but here's a good picture of all the storage.  Now to get that built in on the other side of the room and the floor done... WOW!