Posts tagged ‘Holiday’

Vendors and Markets and Fairs… Oh My!

Well here it is November already and time is going by at sonic speed. We are now in the crazy Holiday Craft Fair season. I have four events coming up that I am getting ready for. This is my big debut month for Fromm Me To You as my new career and I am hoping it goes well. I won’t be blogging too much this month as I will be spending a lot of my time preparing for these events, but I hope to get a few pictures up as I get some things finished.

Here are just a few of the items I have been working on. I have a few more, but need to take pictures of them yet.

Brimmed Hat - side

Brimmed Hat – side

Brimmed Hat - back

Brimmed Hat – back

Christmas diaper sets

Christmas diaper sets

I also finished the custom baby blanket from my post Baby Blanket… BINGO! Here’s the finished project 🙂

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Happy crafting everyone!!

❤ Tracee

 

Why Christmas in July?

SummerSantaI know that crafters MUST have coined the phrase Christmas in July. We all know that if you plan to make gifts or if you are on the craft fair circuit, you need to start early enough to get everything done for the holiday season. So how early is too early? I don’t think there is such a thing. In the summer we should concentrate on doing fall and winter items and in the winter we should start with our summer projects. At least that makes the most sense. So why do I seem to have a problem getting into the “Holiday Spirit” with things at this time of the year? I want to work on fun summer things when it’s summer outside and warm and snuggley things in the winter months, is their something wrong with that? Well yes there can be a problem with that way of thinking, I actually have the nerve to wonder why I don’t have enough time to get all my holiday gifts done.

Christmas in July is a good rule to adopt when you are talking about hand crafted items and patterns as well. If you are designing for the seasons, you will want to make sure the people who use your patterns have enough time to finish their projects before the occasion your pattern is intended for as well. With that being said, I of course (in my fashion) am working on a pattern for an adorable baby beach ball summer hat. Should have it ready to go in the next week or two… just in time for those who want to start their winter projects. (As I roll my eyes at myself)

❤ Tracee

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