Friday, November 16, 2012

All in the eye of the beholder...

I have been as busy as a little beaver these past few weeks because I signed up to be in
a holiday bazaar that will be held in a couple weeks. I wonder if I will get the response I am hoping
 for with my handmade treasures. I hope so. :)

I realize it is *all in the eye of the beholder* , but I am tired of going to shows that are full
of country style items that have been around since the 1980's.  I certainly don't fault anyone for
 having different tastes than I do, but it will be interesting to see how this goes. It may be my
first and my last show. :)

I lay in bed at night and my mind just spins with ideas.  A couple nights ago I remembered
that I had some star boxes, so yesterday I set to creating these two. I thought they turned
out very pretty and sparkly. They would be lovely to hold a very special gift or even to
put treats in for that special someone.

I am also creating a few stockings out of vintage feed sack fabric with ruffles on the
top of them.

This feed sack was already hemmed on the sides so that was a plus.

I always have to make a few altered bottles so this time I made a few simple ones with angels
and feathers.

I added a scripture verse or a quote about angels and I thought they turned out
absolutely angelic.

I have created nests, all kinds of tags, angel wings and candles also, but I didn't get
photos of them all yet so hopefully I can do that soon.  Wish me luck please! :)


Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Bonne chance Sandi!... love all your pretties... bon bons would be fun in those pretty little star boxes... xoxo Julie Marie

Donna said...

Those are all so pretty! I especially love the star boxes. Good luck on the show!

The Cranky Queen said...

Love the feedsack stockings...too cute. Thanx for sharing! Come visit my "royal blog" sometimes and see my last 2 posts on Thanksgiving! Tiffany

Blessings from Cindy said...

Everything is beautiful & if you don't sell out, there is something wrong with the people at the show!! Best of luck & let us know how it goes!

Faded Charm said...

You've been a busy girl making all kinds of all your stockings:-)

And I have to say that is the cutest little peanut I've ever sweet!

Enjoy your weekend,

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Sandy, Your star box is gorgeous and I also love the stockings. The feedsack fabrics were a great choice!
Happy weekend!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks sooo pretty! I really love those stockings :)

Marti McClure said...

Hi Sandy, Your blog is lovely and the handmade treasures are wonderful! I'm sure you will see success at your sale - your work is just beautiful. Best of luck! ~Marti

Susie said...

Sandi, I love all your wonderful things. Good luck at the bazaar. I really think you will do well. xo, Susie

Lady Pamela said...

Absolutely! I wish you every success at your craft sale, and fun, too. Remember, you can always list the leftovers on Etsy.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love all that you are creating Sandi and I still love my angel tag you sent me last year!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Good luck! I love your stlye much better the the 80's :) I love all of your things you make, so pretty.


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Sandi
I love everything you've made - I'm sure it will be a sellout!
Whites are so wonderful and fit the Christmas theme beautifully.
I'm looking for lots of white bits and bobs this year to add to my collection.
What a shame we live so far apart Sandi - otherwise I could visit and purchase some of your beautiful creations.

I'm your newest follow and would love for you to come and visit me too!
Good luck with your Christmas bazaar - you'll be the star!
Shane ♥

Dorthe said...

Hi Sandi, I`m so happy I found you again, -my list of people I follow once totally dissapered, and there are still many I by coinsidence find ,much later.Well I`m back and LOVE your star boxes ,they are little wonders of winter, and the stockings with the wonderful ruffles are so lovely.Love your bottles too, with the sweet tags.I know what you mean,about wanting to do this and not the old country style, and I also know that not many on the little island where I live, are getting the idea of it :-)
I wish you luck on the show.
Also congratulation on being a grandmother ,nothing better than that .