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Monday, November 29, 2010

Girly Green Christmas Ornaments for Fun

Aren't these christmas ornaments that cutest!  They are so girly and fun.   And, for only $3.29, they are so affordable.  I love the design of the dress.  It makes me want to turn and swirl around.  "I feel pretty!"  Now what movie was that from?  Sound of Music?  Hmm.

You can see more of these fun ornaments at Bargain Express

Friday, November 26, 2010

Handmade Teacup Lamps

I just added seven more handmade teacup lamps to my website.  I made them for the Erie Craft Guild's fall show.  They are all different and one of a kind. Each is made with a ceramic teacup, electric candle lamp which uses a 15-watt candleabra light bulb, silk flowers, and a handmade lampshade to make the teacup. For $30 plus shipping, these make great Christmas gifts.

I'm hoping to find more teacups while out shopping today so I can make some more lamps.

Birds in White

Maroon Shade Red Roses Teacup

Falling Leaves

Pink Teacup

Red Roses

Violet Teacup

Morning Glory

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lampshade Lining Replaced

Replaced lining of lampshade I just finished replacing the lining on this lampshade today.  The outside, though old, was in great shape.  The lining; however, had shredded due to using too high of a wattage light bulb.  I was able to remove the trim and lining without destroying the outer fabric and sew in a new one. 

Not all shades are as easily done as this one was.  Sometimes when the trim is applied, it is so attached to the fabric that the outer fabric rips and can’t be repaired.  This was a nice surprise.

I hope the customer is pleased when she sees it this week.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Erie Guild Fall Craft Show 2010

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Had a great day today in Erie at Zem Zem.  Lots of people came out even though the day started out to be cold and snowy.  I’m so thankful that the snow did not accumulate and the sun came out to warm it up just a bit.  This is an encouraging sign for the economy if people are out buying crafts even when companies are laying off.  I’m $20 short of what I made last year in two days and I still have another day to go.

I didn’t have all the items I’ve had in the past.  In fact, I only had one table.   I also only had four treasure boxes and the rest were lamps; no suncatchers, no soap, no tassel dolls.  I sold four lamps:

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The first one to go was the lavender teacup pictured here on the bottom right.






Then a lady bought two lamps:  This lighthouse and the Red Hat Teapot lamp.  redlighthouselampecrater2RedHatTeapot






The last sale of the day was the crazy cats and dogs lamp.  I was wondering if that was ever going to go but the right person hadn’t shown up until today and now it is being enjoyed in their home.dogsandcatsecrater

It was encouraging to know that once again people are out buying and appreciating handmade in the USA.

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I hope tomorrow is even better than today.