Sunday, May 6, 2012

After the Craft Show

Hello- I have been so busy the past couple of weeks getting ready for the Salem Etsy Team Spring Sale that I have not had time to post!  The sale was yesterday, and I had a blast!  It was so great meeting customers and other Salem Etsy Team members- I can't think of a better way to spend a spring Saturday!  I was in a crafting frenzy in the week or two before the sale, and hauled everything I had in my inventory to the sale.  Now that it's over, I have a lot of new stuff that I will be listing in my shop in the next few days, and I thought I would give you all a preview!

More to come soon, as soon as I have time to take photos of all the new stuff!  There are a few things I am really excited about.  One is that I found a really great supplier of Japanese washi paper on Etsy, susiestablefare .  Last week, ordered some paper from her, and it arrived just two days later!  Of course it helps that she is only about 40 miles away from me, but I love to find sellers who are so diligent about shipping out promptly!  I will definitely be ordering from her again!  She does some beautiful work with boxes that she covers with washi paper, so check out her shop if you are into that sort of thing!

I came out of the craft show yesterday with a custom order for a graduation exploding box, and I am very excited about that also.  I did one for the show to have as an example, and while it was complicated and challenging to put together, I think the next time around will not be as tough.  This box is different than the others I have done- it's an octagon!  That means a LOT more cutting, and by that I mean manual cutting with scissors, not a paper trimmer.  The result is really stunning though!  I don't have a picture of the full box yet, but here is a pic from yesterday's show, and the box is on the table in front of me.  It's the one that looks like a graduation cap:
The one I will be doing for a custom order is for an upcoming graduate of Western Oregon University (WOU), so I will be doing the box in WOU colors.  It should be fun, and I will post pictures when I have it all done!

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