Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The show is over...well, that one anyway!

Aah...finally a few minutes to update! This week is flying by, between life in general, work and preparing to remodel our kitchen. Even though we're not doing the physical labor there is still a ton of planning and coordinating involved. Much of the time I would normally spend crafting has been spent looking at samples and products and meeting with our contractors. It's exciting, but I must say I'll be glad when it's over!

As for the Holidays In Haslett show, I don't think it was as busy as last year, but it was (A)a gorgeous day to be outside doing fall cleanup and (B)a home football game for MSU. And I'm sure I don't even need to mention the state of the economy. Still, a steady stream of shoppers came through, and sales were not bad at all. I sold 4 eyeglass holders, which is very encouraging since they are a design I'm proud of.
Mary sold a lot of her wonderful catnip mice and several of her knit hand warmers, among other things. We both got lots of positive feedback on our work, which is always nice to hear! Thank you to everyone who supported our crafty endeavors and purchased something from us!

The next Meridian Township Crafters' Market is this coming Sunday, October 28. Once again it will be in the Central Park pavilion from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. I THINK I will be participating, but I'm not absolutely certain. Mary is a season pass holder and will be there for sure, but I have been signing up on a month-by-month basis. If the weather is decent I will attend...but if the weather is crummy I'll probably wait for the next indoor show. I know, I know...wimp! But I can't imagine too many people will want to shop the show, either, if it's too wet or cold.

Speaking of the next show, it will be sometime in mid-November. I haven't signed up for anything yet, but I am considering a couple that still have openings--so when I decide for sure I will post here.

Friday, October 17, 2008

It's show time!

Just a reminder to visit Mary and I at the Holidays In Haslett show this Saturday, October 18th. Haslett High School (on Marsh Rd. north of the Meridian Mall and south of Haslett Rd. is the venue; the show runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There are supposed to be 150+ artists and crafters this it's a great place to start your holiday shopping! Look for Cat's Cradle Creations and Clawdia's Creations, booth #123. We'll have gifts and accessories for you, your home and your feline friends, too!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Next show

The next craft show coming up is Holidays In Haslett, put on each fall by the Haslett Band Boosters and held at the high school. It's a huge show, with artists and craftspeople taking over the cafeteria and both gymnasiums. Last year my friend Mary had a booth, and she generously allowed me to put some of my beaded jewelry and painted tote bags in (this was before I began working with clay). We both had good sales and a great time--so we decided this year we would share a large space and combine forces again. Her business is Cat's Cradle Creations (yes, she's a cat lady too!), and she creates a variety of items, some cat-themed and some not. She works mostly with fibers and fabrics, knitting, cross-stitching and sewing. Her best sellers are probably her hand-sewn catnip pillows and knit catnip mice, both made with organic catnip grown in her garden. The mice are favorites of my cats, and I can tell you from experience that they are very resilient and can take a lot of abuse, even repeated washings!

We'll have a variety of wonderful holiday gift items for ailurophiles (that's Latin for "cat lover"), like Mary's "Glamour Cats"...
...and my kitty cat earrings and pins We'll even have some items that aren't cat-themed, for the "normal" people on your gift list!

Mary's husband Jim creates stunning one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls and containers, and she will have some of them at the show as well:
So mark your calendars and come on out to Haslett High School on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. It promises to be a busy, fun day!