Sunday, November 15, 2009

Teacher Survival Kit

Hello Everyone! Well, I am living proof there is life after a craft show! You plan, prepare and plan some more and in a day, it's all done! Whew! It's definitely a learning experience!

The show I participated in was not a huge success for me in sales but I did enjoy the creative process. And, now I have plenty of gifts for friends! LOL!

One of the items I sold is this Teacher Survival Kit. A fun little goodie for those who work so hard. I made sure to include lots of chocolate for those energy spurts needed and to soothe those frazzled nerves!

This is a pillow box door hanger that I made from patterned card stock. Since the CS was white on one side, I folded over the hanger back to keep the pattern showing. I printed the contents of the kit on the computer and adhered that piece to the back of the box. The snowflake was cut with Nesties, glittered and adhered with double sided tape. I had some issues with the contents being too much for the box and putting excess pressure on the box seam so next time I do these I will shorten the list.

I will have other items to show in the days ahead. Like I said before, this was a learning experience and I have a much better idea now of what to include in any future shows.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! I hope to get some rest and enjoy some non-assembly line crafting! It will be nice to relax and just go clean and simple for a while!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon. I have missed my blog and my blogging friends while I was in "show mode". Now it's back to my normal craziness!

Blessings to you all,
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  1. Welcome back vicki! I'm sure they're gonna love these! live and learn right? ;) LOL Happy sunday to you my friend!

  2. Hi Vicki... your idea is very cute. Sorry about the craft fair. I've got another coming up and, like you, have learned a lot about what people want. I also have a lot of things that will becom 'gifts'. Enjoy your day!

  3. Great idea Vicki! I'm glad you had fun at the craft show. They are all learning experiences aren't they :) I always have a great time at them and I too then have gifts to give people afterward! Good to see you back.

  4. Congrats on a good experience. I used to sell hair bows and headbands at craft shows- what sold well at one show would not move at another- but I always enjoyed the creative process and it kept me busy,... and I got to stay home for a few years when my youngest was a baby..... Bless You!

  5. This is adorable! Glad you had fun at the show and it's great that you have leftovers for Christmas gifts, now you are ahead of the game!

  6. sorry things didn't go better :( don't see why? your notebook & door hangers are great. Glad to have you back bloggin'.
    Big hugs,

  7. this is so cute. sorry the craft show did not go so well. this is a tuff time right now it seems.

  8. you just never know about craft shows!!! even when times are good... your items are adorable..but you are so right! now you are ahead and have gifts ready!!!

  9. Very cute! Sorry the show didn't go better! Your work is just fantastic!


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