Tomorrow is the big day. Craftacular 2013! It will be held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE from 4pm - 9pm. Cash bar, live music, and the coolest roundup of vendors you’ve ever seen. Link to the “about” page here for more info. Jen Landis has organized this show so well, right down to the screen printed freebie bags. WHAT?! Yep. The first 60 people will receive a goodie bag stuffed with handmade creations from the vendors. What’s that? You are sick of boring department stores, long lines, and exchanging gift cards with people? Well you better get to the sale and find some righteous holiday gifts.
I have been preparing lots of the favorites (bird purses, stuffed creatures, inflatable fabric balloon balls) and am introducing some new items too (tree stump storage stools, caterpillar finger puppets, build-a-caterpillar button station). Above on the right are the tree stump storage stools. Below you can see the removable tops and how well a 20-month-old fits on top of them!
The wooden tops are sanded and all edges routed, and the main part can be removed for washing. Oh, and I pre washed the fabric so you can launder it more easily. Having a little one myself now, I realize the importance of stashing plastic toys (or maybe even my own pile of shoes). No more will people think your home is a landfill of abandoned toys or a gently used shoe store. Problem solved.
These little guys are my contribution to some of the freebie bags. They are plaid caterpillar finger puppets. Little ones can put fingers in the elastic bands and make them inch along! Inchy! Inchy! Inchy!
The roundy dog above is one of my new inflatable balloon ball creations, and the bird purses have been revamped. I added a layer of thin batting, made the beaks softer and puffier, and streamlined the wings.
All this and more! Hope to see you there.