Thursday, May 19, 2011

Introducing: The "Fancy" Redneck Wine Glass!

If you're looking for something a little fancier than the Original Redneck Wine Glass, or perhaps a Redneck Champagne Glass, this is for you. The "quilted crystal" look on this jar will add that little extra sparkle to your backporch dinner party or bar! Or as a friend described it, it will add "glitz and glamour" when you're getting your drink on.

I just love these glasses; they're so much fun! At the Kirkwood Spring Fling this past weekend, I sold all but one.

So, if you're looking for gifts that are a little different, Redneck Wine Glasses are your answer. Bulk orders are welcome! Just let me know how many you need and I'd be more than happy to work out a deal.

Go here to purchase!

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up - Thank You and Festival Recovery

If you came by the booth at the Kirkwood Spring Fling, thank you for visiting! Everything that was at the booth will be listed in the shop soon, including more Redneck Wine Glasses. If you're looking for the Kids' Aprons/Toolbelts, crayon rolls, or crayon tote bags, check out Katie's shop, Happy2Knit. As a special thank you, use the code "Kirkwood10" at checkout in my Etsy shop to receive 10% off your purchase! Now back to regularly scheduled blogging...

Wow, what a weekend. Yesterday, Saturday, I had a booth at the Kirkwood Spring Fling. I was the first festival I had done in a year and a half, and boy-o, I forgot how much work it could be! First you have to find a festival or artist market where you think your work or craft might fit in. Then you have to apply, and wait to be accepted. Once accepted, the fun really starts. You have to make sure you have enough inventory to last the day (or two, depending). I always go with the idea that it's better to have too much than not enough. Well, yesterday Katie and I had tons of stuff, and we sold a bunch, too. That's definitely a good thing. But even just sitting there all day, in the Georgia heat, chatting with people, working on the display repeatedly; its exhausting. Maybe I'm just getting old? It was a large-ibuprofen-before-bedtime kind of night, that's for sure.

Anyway, like I said, it was a great day. My partner-in-crime/sister-in-law Katie couldn't be with me, so I was by myself in working the booth all day. I stayed busy, forunately, but I didn't have much of a chance to walk around and see what other cool stuff was at the festival.

Today, Sunday, I'm just taking it easy. It's my recovery day! I've been working hard the last few weeks to prepare, so now I'm taking a bit of a break. Well, by break I mean I won't be crafting every night after bedtime, just enough to fill current orders from my Etsy shop.

Now I think i'll take a nap...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Where to Buy - Kirkwood Spring Fling, May 14

If you're in or around Atlanta this weekend looking for something to do, you should check out the 9th Annual Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes! There will be an open air Artist Market, live music, a children's area, and of course, festival food!

There's also the Tour of Homes featuring classic Victorian Cottages, Craftsman Bungalows, and more.

Oh, and did I mention that Drivin' N' Cryin' is the music headliner for the festival? That's huge!

If you do come out, be sure and stop in and see me and check out all of the goodies I'll have available. You've seen most of them here on the blog, but there may be some other things you haven't just never know. I'll be in Booth #64, so make sure you say Hello!

Also cross your fingers that it doesn't rain. :)

The festival is located in and around Bessie Branham Park in the historic Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. Close to East Atlanta Village, Little 5 Points, Oakhurst and Decatur.

For directions and more information check out the website. Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekend Wrap-Up, May 9 - Tissue Cases and I Spy Bags

This past weekend I realized that I only have a week (less, now) before I have a booth at the Kirkwood Spring Fling Artist Market here in Atlanta. I'm now officially in 'freak out' mode! So, I started feverishly working on goodies for the market. I was going to make some zippered tissue cases like I've done in the past, but decided to go the quicker way since I need to make a ton. So, here's a tissue case, non-zippered! Isn't it cute? Of course I didn't have a small pack of tissues handy to stick in there, but you get the idea, right?

This is a great way to keep tissues neat and tidy in your purse, backpack, diaper bag, on your desk, wherever you need it. I know my pack of tissues always somehow gets messed up and then I don't want to use them. Dirt or something yucky always seems to find its way in there, even in a semi-clean purse.

I made about 9 of them altogether; above is a sampling. I love these little things! I'll have them available at the market on Saturday, and afterwards in my Etsy shop.

I also started work on some I Spy Bags. I'll do a more thorough post on I Spy Bags at a later time, but it's basically a little bag filled with little trinkets that has a window for kids to search through and see what they can find. The little trinkets can include buttons, pennies, charms, anything that's little. Stay tuned for more details! Below is a pic of the piece of a bag that has the window. Still needs to be put together! These will also be available at the market, and later on in the shop.

And finally, as you all know, yesterday was Mother's Day. My day started with a breakfast in bed of Froot Loops, yogurt (that I was expected to share with my 2-year old), orange juice, and coffee. Fortunately we all managed not to spill anything, and it was a fun family time (I did share the yogurt). We went to church and enjoyed lunch afterward with my mother-in-law. Naps (myself included) followed that, and then, then, I got to craft uninterrupted for a few hours. Divine! I hope all of you mothers out there had a wonderful day like I did!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekend Wrap-Up, May 2

As always, I didn't get as much finished this weekend as I had wanted to, but I did get a few things accomplished. I think I expect too much out of myself, since weekends are really the only time I have to seriously craft. I also have to remember that the weekends are the only time I can really spend quality time with my children, and, well, the crafting falls to the wayside most of the time, and that's okay.

Ever since I made my first Oreo-stuffed Brownies, I wanted to try it again with mint cookies. And I did! I followed the same basic recipe: brownie mix, marshmallow creme, cookies. Only this time I used the Mint Fudge Creme Oreos instead of the regular. They were SO yummy! I highly recommend trying these brownies if you haven't already. Of course I didn't get any pictures this time around, but they look basically the same as this:

So, if you like minty cookies and brownies, you won't regret trying this one. Go here for directions and more pictures.

I also completed an order for my Redneck Wine Glasses. I still chuckle at these whenever I see them. I think Vivian's going to love her glass!

My daughter and I went shopping on Saturday afternoon, and we found these fun water bottles for kids. Of course my first thought was, I can personalize these! My daughter's first thought was, I want one in every color! That's my girl. So we got a bunch of them, in every color, and I put her name on her favorite color, pink. I love this font I just discovered recently, too: Ziggy Zoe. So fun, and perfect on this bottle.

The available colors for the water bottles are: pink, green, purple, red, blue, turquoise, and orange. I think they look great with white personalization, but other colors are available too. These are now avaiable in the shop, check them out!

That was my crafting for the weekend. What did you do? I'd love to see it. :)

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