Sunday, November 21, 2010

Crafty Pancakes

So what's one to do with 75 pairs of earrings? Why not try to unload them at your local holiday craft show? So when found out about the FAIR school's Crafty Pancake event (with the affordable fee of $25) I jumped on it. What a super cool looking school:

First of all, I needed to create a display costing NO MONEY.
Covered with a Martha Stewart flannel scottie dog pillowcase, 
the display was easy to transport and setup.

I used 2 lightweight LACK tables, red IKEA runners (that exactly fit the table!) and 2 IKEA retired speaker towers that had heavy concrete bases.

I wrapped the towers with drapery ring tape and strung the XMAS garland (thanks judy!) between the towers using twist ties to affix to the drapery loops.

I made earring cards from old holiday cards. 
I'd say only 20% of my stash are ACTUAL cards. Most are photo cards.
My mom had bracelets to sell, too.

And what would I wear? Of course I needed a crazy craft lady outfit.

So I wore the ribbon and apron I made for RETRORAMA.

And how would we kill 5 hours of time?
I brought my supplies and made this:

Alaina designed this one. She bought the pin at the craft show to use to build her design around that coincidentally had the word FELT on it!

And Lizzy completed this design (with a few needles pricks to the finger):

And how did we reward ourselves afterward? 
Dollar butterburgers at Culver's (can you believe it's their 9th anniversary?)

And with lots of tv and good nap. The funny part is that I awoke to a movie playing in the room. It was a scene where a kid was getting dropped off at school. And at what school? Can you believe it was FAIR school (the movie was Joe Somebody). What are the chances of that?