Monday, November 24, 2008

Craft Fairs

Hi All,

No pictures of tatting today although I've been tatting hard and heavy to get everything done. My time was taken up this past week getting ready for this past weekend's craft fair. I was mainly working on my painted gourds. I also like to demonstrate tatting when I'm doing a craft fair. All in all it went pretty good. I sell tatting and gourds to make a little extra spending money to spend on. . . .

Give up? To spend on more tatting supplies of course! Wooo Hooo!

I have an observation about craft fairs and a little complaint, now don't run away just a little complaint. I have increasingly noticed that when I show my tatting at craft fairs there are a lot of other stuff there. For example, at this last craft show I did this past weekend, Hot teas and house plants are not a craft. Tupperware, Pampered chef and Premiere Jewelry are also not crafts. Worst of all there was a chiropractic clinic there advertising for their clinic. DEFINTELY NOT A CRAFT! Wouldn't you think? Sorry it just irritates me a little when I do a show and there's stuff like this being sold at a "craft" fair. I've been to one show where a vendor beside me was selling costume jewelry and not the kind made by her but store bought stuff. Ugh! Nice people but still not what I would consider a craft. On the up side though I have shown what tatting is and a lot more people are starting to recognize it. I got a lot of questions about tatting so that was fun talking to people and demonstrating.

Oh still have no news on the curve ball I mentioned earlier but stay tuned it's coming. I have to go get the son up for school.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Has it been that Long?

Hi Everyone! Wow has it been that long? Sorry about that. Life sort of threw me a curve ball of a surprise. But we'll save that for another post. On to tatting and what you've all been wondering about, how did my gloves do in the fair? Well. . .


Isn't that cool! I'm one away from the elusive blue ribbon. LOL My doily unfortunately did not place. However, I'm not disappointed about that as I sort of entered it on a whim and originally had not planned to enter that one at all but did it anyway.

Also remember the baby booties I was working on well finished those too just in time for the baby shower and she loved them. I actually got a couple of inquiries on me teaching a few how to tat. Wonderful! More potential tatters. Soon we'll take over the world! Bwa ha ha ha ha! Ahem, I digress. Well anyway here's a pic of the booties the patten in from Sharon Briggs' newsletter which she is no longer publishing (sniffle). They are lovely! Oh I did count up the knots as someone always asks how many knots and how long it took me to make a certain item. A friend of mine counts her knots which I think is a grand idea. Obsessive, hmmm maybe but still a grand idea! Anyway in one bootie there are 6,512 knots. That's for one! So needless to say aching hands had to take a rest after 4 weeks of continuous tatting. So now it back to Christmas tatting in earnest.

As to the curve ball you'll have to stay tuned for that one.