November 29, 2008

Craftstravaganza weekend has turned into craftstravaganza three weeks

Well, the weekend was fun and exhausting. Of course, I was in high anxiety mode being away from home - and knowing that the daughter of one of our fellow crafters was the sick the day before we got there. Ish. Major panic was avoided and everything was fine!

The place was pretty amazing...hugesaurus apartment with a full kitchen, large living room, big dining room table, three bedrooms, and two full baths. There were ten beds and a sofa-bed. This apartment was the upstairs of the building, while downstairs was a scrapbook store and a large classroom with twelve work tables for the renters of the apartment to use (plus another bathroom). Giant.

I made forty-two cards, a mini stocking, and a mini sweater in those two and a half days. The goal was to get a few things done for the craft show/fundraiser at my niece's school and some cards to just have on hand for random occasions. So I did that - but I also sparked this freakish marathon of crafting that has lasted through this week after the craft weekend. It's feel like it's been much longer...I can't stop doing stuff. Anything and everything I can do will be sold at this show. The jewelry I already had but need to re-tag. I also already had the matted "mini pics." I think I'm done making cards, but you never know. Then there's the dreamcatchers, sets of wine charms, and knitted ornaments that I'm trying to get a reasonable stock of - plus the bookmarks I haven't even started. I've been working on new packaging and displays and I need to inventory and price everything. I feel like I have a million things happening! Have I mentioned I'm applying for jobs and working part time, too?

Not complaining for one second about it, because even though I feel like I never get anything done I do enjoy making all of this stuff. And I'm probably kidding myself, but hoping to make a little money when the show finally comes in a couple weeks. No doubt I'll keep myself frantic until then.

In other news, Joe and I put up the xmas lights today, but I think I'm getting a cold. Boo. I'm glad I can listen to xmas music now without feeling guilty. I'm tired and this entry is boring, huh? Well, it happens.

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