Friday, February 17, 2012


 I have decided to do an in-home bazaar in November.  Kinda scary, to say the least.  I have done craft fairs and bazaars in the past but never one in my home, this is new territory I am venturing into and is quite exciting.  I know that I need to get an early jump on my inventory, starting with supplies I already have on hand, I dug out an old calendar holder I bought at Goodwill last year.  I had even sanded it down and painted it but then it got set aside. 
Here is a close up shot of the finished project

This is the calendar holder from GW.

Next I chose some coordinating scrapbook papers.

I cut twelve 12" wide strips measuring from 2"-3.75"

Next it was time to lay out the strips in a complimentary pattern.

I just used regular all purpose white glue to adhere the strips to the board.

I then cut vinyl lettering on my Silhouette using some family rules that are pretty generic.  Mostly common sense rules for any household.

I did add some bling and embellishments, polka dot ribbon down the sides and some sequins and flowers to different areas.  I then took some tulle and tied a bow at the top.  Hopefully this is the first of many items finished before November.
I hope you all have a wonderful three day weekend.


Lori said...

What a great start!! Someday I will be organized enough to do a booth at a craft fair. Until then, I will live vicariously through you!!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Very nice Connie.

I think an in home bazaar sounds great. No fees, etc.
You could advertise through your church, the area schools, etc. I used to "know of" a woman that did this each year right around the beginning of Nov. She had her entire lower level set up like a store.. it even had its
own entrance. She did a lot of word of mouth business, but the local tv station did a little expo on her which really helped She was really successful and repeated the bazaar year after year.

Sounds like fun!

Momza said...

If I lived near you, I'd be there! You really have a lovely talent!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Love this! I always look forward to seeing what you're making for your bazaar. Wish I lived close enough to come!

Garden of Egan said...

You are incredible!
You see things that I think are junk and you turn it into a Masterpiece!

Quiltingranny said...

I love this and hope you will pin it over on pinterest so I can add it to my list of things to try! This is so beautiful and creative!

Julie Harward said...

A darling project..and it turned out so cute Connie, I just love it! ;D

Patricia said...

Sounds like you'll be busy getting ready for your craft bazaar. What else have you been making this week?

An in home bazaar, now that's a brave thing to do. Have fun.