Sunday, November 28, 2010

Production Day & Giveaway!

There is less than a week until the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza. Even though my stitch markers didn't move well at Indie Emporium, I have high hopes for them this coming weekend. This audience will be completely different, for starters. This time it is a fiber specific event and the people who are coming should actually know what they are!
Despite not being very down in inventory, I decided to have a production day to add variety to my stock. It started out as me thinking, oh I'll just make a few today while I have some time.
Then I got going and decided I was having fun, so why not have some Chai and make some more.
Riley helped by pushing me off the sofa more than once. Ripley did too, but I didn't catch a picture of him doing it.
By mid afternoon I had opened new beads, fixed myself a tray of grapes and cheese, finished off the chai and was grooving at a pretty good pace.
By the time I needed to get up and get going for my evening plans I had made 15 new sets, which totaled 77 individual stitch markers. I have to admit, I still LOVE the giant pearl sets, the last couple of those sets got me a lot of compliments. And I like the clear bead sets for their clean looking style, although they are hard to photograph.

I am very excited about this coming weekend. I hope to sell lots but also to meet some great new fiber people. These events are always so much fun because of the sense of community among spinners and stitchers. I hope if you are in the area that you join us.

In honor of my super stitch marker production day, I am giving away a set of markers this week!! They are a set of medium markers with amber beads. They will fit up to a size 15 knitting needle comfortably. So here is how you enter:

Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about fiber or craft shows.

For additional entries you may:
Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment saying so
Blog or tweet this giveaway and leave a comment telling me which. If it's a blog, leave a link to the post.
Post about this giveaway on facebook and leave a comment with a link to the post.

Leave a separate comment for each entry, max of 4 entries per person. A winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Contest closes Wednesday night and winner will be announced on Thursday.



nekkidknitter said...

I just love to walk around and get inspired! And, well, snicker at what some people think passes for "hand crafted." Here's a hint: If you can buy it by a case of 100, it isn't hand crafted!

Angela Childress said...
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Angela Childress said...

Second entry... shared this on FB!/angela.childress

And I have subscribed to your blog in Google Reader

Angela Childress said...

I love craft fairs or bazars because they are a great place to get ideas and inspiration of what I should make next.

Amanda K said...

I love looking at everyone's creativity! Especially looking at things that are too advanced for me or use crafts that I don't do. Inspiring!

P.S. Your stitch markers look great !

Angela Childress said...

Third entry... I posted about this on my blog!!


Stephanie said...

I like to see how creative other people are. I'm always amazed at what people will think of doing. I'm crafty, and I can follow a pattern well, but I don't really do the original idea thing well.

Kat said...

I'm so jealous of you going to the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza. Maybe I'll get to go next year when the kids (hopefully!!) won't have so much going.

Your stitch markers are gorgeous!r

rori381 said...

I love to go to craft shows to see what's going on in the world, check out what's hot and new and selling like hot cakes.

I like to go to meet new people and just soak in the ambiance.

S. E. Ward said...

Ooh, pretty shinies. =) I wholeheartedly approve!

I think my favorite thing about fiber shows is the camaraderie. I don't get to go very often for allergy reasons (BOO!!!), but it's always fun to get to a point where everyone just sits down to knit and gab.

(This is Seward, btw. Or Susan. I answer to both.)

Amy said...

I love looking at craft shows for homemade goods I can include as stocking stuffers.

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Amy said...

I am following your blog with GFC

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Lista said...

Fiber fumes!! :o)

Lista said...

...And I subscribed!

Anonymous said...

I love fiber and craft shows both for the amazing things I'll see and want (and, in the case of yarn and notions, often end up buying) and for the inspiration from and sheer awe of some of the things people make.

Nifty Girl said...

My favorite thing about going to the shows is all the random things that are so clever and creative.
And all the beautiful colors. :)

Angela Childress said...

My 4th entry.. I shared this on Twitter!

sarah said...

i have never been to a fiber show but i think i'd love to go to one and just meet a lot of fiber people like me!

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