Busy, Crazy Friday…

Today B and I are setting up for our city’s Founder’s Day craft fair.  The event is tomorrow but we’re able to set up our tables and display our goodies this afternoon.  A lot of our craft ideas have come from Pinterest which is the perfect website for people like me.  I am inspired by so many wonderful things on that site!  I found the cute little snowman wrapper here.

This craft fair could not be happening at a worse time though.  Cutie Pie is sick.  He threw up twice yesterday.  So all of the last minute errands that I needed to do for the craft fair have been kind of pushed aside to care for my baby.  Also, B’s mother-in-law is in the hospital with pneumonia and three cancerous masses at various spots throughout her body.  I received a phone call from Flash (B’s husband) last night at 10:30 saying that his mom had taken a turn for the worse and he needed me to be with his kids while he ran to the hospital.  B was already at the hospital since she was planning to work a night shift as an RN.

Flash’s mom stabilized during the night but she’s still on life support and no one really knows what’s going to happen from  here.  Flash woke me up at 6:45 am this morning so that I could go home to be with my family.  I’ve been in a fog ever since.  J let me sleep for a little while longer and took Wildman to school.  Cutie Pie is still home sick and is napping.  I’m so worried about Flash’s mom.

The kicker is that today is B’s 40th birthday.  What a way to celebrate this milestone.  Flash had a surprise party all set up for tomorrow afternoon after the craft fair.  But now those plans have been scrapped.  I’m hoping to still do something special for B even if it’s just taking her out to lunch today.

Gumball machine idea came from here.


First Custom Order: Dinosaur Box

Here are a few photos of our first custom order from our first craft fair.  Our city’s finance director came by our booth and asked us if we could create a dinosaur box for her 5-year-old grandson.  There were a few constraints: it had to have a handle, be easy to open and be large enough to hold his dinosaur toys.  Always up for a challenge, B and I happily agreed to create one for her.

I think we met the requirements pretty well!  We even threw in three bonus dinosaurs to go along with it.

Would you believe that this suitcase used to have a hot pink and blue Cinderella design all over it?!

Craft Fair Success

I would consider Saturday’s craft fair to be a success- we earned 5 times the registration fee.  It wasn’t a huge sum of money but it made giving up a whole day worth it.  We still have some inventory left that we’re not sure what to with though.

We had a 10′ x 10′ area in the recreation center’s gymnasium.  I was just enough room for us to set up all of our folding tables to display our things.

We sold a little bit of everything and managed to completely sell out our snowman soup kits!  A woman even asked us to make a custom dinosaur tin for her grandson.  It was a fun day spent with a great friend.  I’m so glad we did this together.

Sadly, some of the vendors were not quite as fortunate.  Some did not have a single sale.  Yikes!  That really breaks my heart because a lot of them had some really cool things for sale.  The economy is quite bad here and many of the people who came to the craft fair were just there to look.  So many in our area are having a hard time making ends meet.  I just wish that things would finally begin to turn around but I’m not so sure that’s going to happen any time soon…  It’s depressing to think about so many families struggling.

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