Monday, October 13, 2008
A TISKET, A TASKET.. Win What's In Our Basket - Win over $100 worth of goodies! Ten Etsy Artisans have gotten together and are offering prizes to one lucky winner. Make any purchase by October 24th and get a chance to enter this drawing. It is a great way to get an early start on your Christmas shopping.
There are OOAK (original one of a kind) gift items, handmade soaps, bath salts, Christmas cards, custom coffee cups, jewelry, so many wonderful things to choose from.
To see the list of the stores and more details click on the link below:
I created this tree of life pendant using sterling silver wire, seed and bugle beads, bicone crystals, and miscellaneous glass beads. The finished pendant is stunning and perfect for complimenting your fall outfit. This would make a really nice Christmas gift or a present for that special someone. It's available in my Etsy store.
Ok, so the October Fest was a bust! It rained the entire day and I thought surely they will cancel it, but they didn't. Only 12 of the crafters toughed it up and set up in the rain. I was going to turn around and head home but the promoter talked me in to staying and set up a tent for me to put my table under.
Although sales weren't fantastic, I sold more than I expected to, given the conditions. I was amazed anyone came out at all, but Priest River folks are used to knarly weather and it was an October Fest after all. People were walking around on the streets checking out the booths, with their cup of pumpkin ale and brats in hand.
In spite of the crap weather I did have a fantastic time. They put another artisan in the tent with me, Bill from Cusick. He made canes, walking sticks, and sling shots out of tree branches. Shortly after noon I headed off to the liquor store and got us some Bailey's and we sat around and chatted like two old friends. His girlfriend was a hoot! I traded Bill a magnetic bracelet for a walking stick for my Brother for Christmas. We exchanged cards so we could hook up again at other local craft fairs.
I love it when a bad day turns in to a positive one. I made new friends, made a little money, and met a lot of town folks.
And now it is almost time for Halloween so I am busy making up Halloween spiders and a beaded witch to sell here locally. I have a few of them listed at my Etsy store.
They really are prettier than they look in the photographs! Perfect for gift giving. :)
Ok.... back to creating! Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!