Saturday, September 13, 2008

1 Week From Today

Our big craft show is one week from today! As usual, I am working on getting lots of last minute stuff done. Last night, I stayed up late and stuffed and rolled 50 crayon caddies. I cannot believe how long it took! Don't they look impressive all piled up like that? I'm pretty excited to have so many done. When I bought 48 boxes of crayons this fall, I really didn't think I'd be using them up so quickly. In fact, I need to go buy more crayons today! I still have a few more caddies cut out and ready to sew. I should be able to finish those this weekend.

Looking at my mountain of caddies, I realized that I don't have very many girlie ones finished. I made a concentrated effort to make sure there were plenty for boys, because I know how hard it can be to find a special something to take home to your little man when you're at a craft show. So, I've got pirates, dinosaurs, trucks and camo in that stack. But there are also a lot that are gender neutral - sports, animals, sock monkeys. There are still some pink ones that I need to finish up.

Look at what a mess it makes when you open 50 boxes of crayons on your couch! I promise to clean this up today, but I wanted to take a picture first.

So, what's left to do? I need to make some more Itsy Bitsy Bags. Those go pretty fast, and I actually have quite a few cut out and ready to sew.

Jessica and I are planning to do a mock set up this weekend, so we can make sure our displays fit in our tent. 'Course the weather here in Kansas is totally rainy, so I'm not sure how well that's going to go. On the other hand, if next weekend turns out like this weekend, we're going to need the practice setting up in the rain. I'm supposed to run by my friend Bobbi's house this morning and pick up the tables she has graciously volunteered for us to use.

Then, it's just a matter of gathering, labeling, organizing and packing. No doubt, I will be a nervous, excited, exhausted woman all week long!


Kari said...

Wow, you look like you have been extremely busy. Good luck with the sale!

Paper Girl Productions said...

Good luck with the craft show! I know production can be so exhausting!

Christopher And Tia said...

We LOVE Eleanore's crayon caddie. We call them her "goodbye" crayons, and they stay in the diaper bag at all times, so that no matter where we go, shes got something to play with. Those are going to sell like hotcakes mama! I can't wait to hear how the show goes!

doggiemom said...

Sure do wish I was going to be there. I know Jennifer R. and Keri are coming up so you should see them. WooHoo!!! Party at the craft show. Good luck with the show and hope you do good.

PamperingBeki said...

Oh I'm so excited for you!!

That craft show is HUGE!! I'll be out there shopping so I'll look for you. :)