Sunday, December 7, 2008

And a Crafty Good Time Was Had by All...

Ever since Brandi and I discovered our crafty inner selves, one of our favorite pastimes is weekends spent together amidst of mess of beads, wood tiles, acrylic paint, and Mod Podge. We like to stake out a spot in the floor with Friends or The Office on in the background and go to crafty town. This weekend was a veritable crafty overload for us! We spent Saturday at a craft show, and managed to get a sweet deal at Hobby Lobby...

Friday
On Friday the Hubby the Roadie and I drove up to Oxford to stay with Bran so that we could get prepped and organized for Saturday, and we promised not to stay up until 3 A.M. tagging merchandise! We got our stuff ready, and priced some new jewelry too (more about that later!). We worked while Hubby watched (and by watched I mean fell asleep to) deleted scenes of The Office.

Saturday
We got up early-ish and headed over to the Oxford Civic Center for the Hanna Holiday market. The Hanna Holiday market is a fundraiser for a local elementary school, and being teachers, we can get down with that. It's a small show; nothing like others we've visited and participated in, but we figured it would be good exposure and a chance to spend the weekend together. We got inside, and were met by huge portable heaters. The boiler had gone out, and there was NO HEAT in the entire building! We were on a top level on the end, and holy shnikes, it was cold. We bundled up best we could and put on a happy crafty face.

I have to admit, this was not what you would call a successful craft show. I think we made enough to cover our booth fee and pay for an awesome dinner at Mellow Mushroom for the two of us and my Hubby the Roadie, which was okay for us! We watched the SEC Championship on the big TVs (Roll Tide!) and tried (to no avail) to get warm.

To soften the blow of the Crimson Tide's loss to Florida, we headed over to Hobby Lobby to restock. We discovered that if you go an hour before closing on Saturday, you can receive the discounts for both that week AND the new one! Just another trick of the trade, ladies and gentleman.

On another note, we have recently unearthed a great love for garden gnomes. The little guys are so cheery and hard-working, like we all should be! We sold these earrings last week, and hated to see them go...

Well, anyway, we discovered a stash of fabulous garden gnome statues at Hobby Lobby and had to document it! We named these guys "Frederique" and "Pappy."
We were inspired by Frederique's little polka-dotted mushroom, and Pappy's little nest of birdies. You can look forward to some gnomies with polka-dotted beads, and woodland creature stuff too. :]








Speaking of new stuff, we've got it! We are hopelessly obsessed with all things Twilight and Edward Cullen! Here's a little sneaky peek at some Twilight-themed stuff we'll be adding to our Etsy store very soon...










We hope you've enjoyed your weekend, and that maybe it was as crafty as ours! Stay close by, because Christmas is upon us, and we have some deliciously wonderful Christmas jewelry for your holiday pleasures!
Love and syrup!
Callie

3 comments:

beornica said...

I have a serious thing for garden gnomes. I don't have any... *yet*... but I just love them. Something about those pointy lil caps....

Heather said...

I didn't even know you had a blog! I'm so glad you like the review.

laceedrue said...

Wow... how can I buy the Twilight stuff from you? I just love it!