So yesterday was one of my few outings into the real, non-cyber world at a crafts fair. Christmas-by-the-Lake was held at my old alma mater, Avon Lake High School. It was a scholarship fund-raiser sponsored by the PTA so I felt good about supporting them and the most fun was meeting up with old friends and neighbors.
|The front of ALHS as I knew it - pic from the web|
|New Main entrance which is really at the back - low res pic from ALHS page|
Since I have nothing else to dress up the post with, here are some items I sold.
This wool purse was snapped up right away.
I had just completed it days before. My favorite part of this is the ruffle made from the selvage.The fabric is a herringbone that has been hand dyed by RubyMountainDyeworks. I was trying to match another purple solid to make this style:
However, it was too red. I wanted it for the side pockets.
This gray bag also went to the show with me and was admired often and sold for my full asking price even when the buyer tried to get me to come down. This little baby got more "favorites" in the shortest time on my Etsy shop than anything I have ever made. Now I am really determined to get just the right coordinating fabrics to go with that nice thick coat weight royal purple. I have enough for at least two bags, so in the mean time, perhaps solid purple with a stitching detail?
Aprons went pretty well, too.
This one had matching potholders that have a sort of bra-like look in this photo.
At right is the apron I wear at shows. The two giant pockets hold my cash and other necessities. This was my first show where my phone was one of those necessities.
Oh, and those little cuties I put in my previous teaser post are still with me. I sold ONE but they were all handled fondly by lots of hands. They will see another show day. Too small and fiddly to list and ship on Etsy.