Monday, November 2, 2009

So What About This Craft Show???

...so growing up my grandma, aunt and mom ALWAYS did craft shows! I loved working them with them and as I grew up, I loved seeing what everyone else had to offer. So for about the last 4 years, I've been wanting to do a craft show but I really didn't have any crafts that I could make in large quanitities and mass produce. Well, a fellow blogger and she doesn't even know it, Heidi made a diaper cake and pointed her readers in the direction of YouTube to find directions on how to make them. They were so easy!!! So over Labor Day weekend when I was in Cape, my mom and I got all the supplies, made our first one and I decided I wanted to go into business. I came home, figured out costs and how much I would charge and got a little disappointed. They would cost anywhere from $20-$35 if I wanted to make any money and that was only with a small mark-up for my time and effort (I know this isn't the way to sell them BUT I'm being honest!). So I got discouraged but mom pushed me and said let's just do this craft show up there, it was only $40 to sign up and she would include all of her stuff. Alright, so we're back on track now...

So the Craft Show is this Saturday, November 7 from 9-3 at Child of God High School at 650 Salt Lick Road in St. Peters, MO. If you're in the area or have friends in the area, tell them to stop by and visit us!

I've been hard at work making fabric gift tags and note cards (below are note cards):

Here is a picture of a three tier diaper cake with gifts.
I'm also selling the little snowmen I put in our neighbors gift baskets last year and the personalized photo frames I made for Garet and Cody's birthday (post was end of August). My mom has knitted purses, snowmen stuff and so much more!!!
I've slowly been posting on another blog I'm trying to create for the diaper cakes called Aly's Baby Bakery. I've been hesitant to post about the diaper cakes and the craft show because of that fear of rejection but I figure we're all friends here so why not let the cat out of the bag. Plus my mom has already sold THREE of the diaper cakes at her school!?! And that my friends is the info on the craft show and my big, super secret I've been keeping since Labor Day!!!

6 comments :

Meredith said...

I think the diaper cakes could be a great little side job--there's one at almost every baby shower I've been to, and you KNOW sometimes it's worth it to the hostess just to have someone else take care of it!

Cecilia said...

Good for you, girl!! Everything looks great!

fah said...

My mom is taking floral design courses and has also made a few diaper cakes for baby showers. It's amazing how quickly she gets orders for them just from word of mouth! It's a great little side thing for her while she works to start her own floral company, so don't be shy - go for it!

Angie said...

Good for you! You craftly people impress me, I'm so not crafty. I hope you really enjoy it.

Kevin and Katie said...

Are they cloth diapers or disposables?

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness, I had no idea that my diaper cake inspired such a creative notion!

My sister is selling BeautiControl at that craft fair Saturday. I will be coming to visit her, so I'll come by and say hi. If you see her (she looks just like me) say hello too! I'll tell her you'll be there too!