from splinter to… Splendid

My First Craft Fair; Part 1

What a crazy, hectic and fun three weeks I have had. I left here 3 weeks ago, heading south to visit all of our family for a few weeks and wrecked about 500 yds down the street. It totaled my car that I have had for 9 years and still loved. But, we were not hurt and that is the most important part. I spent the first week down south trying to figure out what kind of car I wanted and finally settled on one. Then I was able to visit family, work on projects for the upcoming craft fair, relax a little and am back home safe and sound. But, I have completely left my blog to the wayside while trying to get everything done. Now, I am only a couple of days behind on it and trying to get caught up and back on schedule.

I am very excited about some new tools I got from my father in law while down south. I got a better jigsaw, better skil saw, miter saw, belt sander and router. I really wanted the table saw but I have limited space so I passed on it. Unfortunately, my new car does not hold nearly as much as my van did and I had to leave most of it and will not get it until the end of August. I already miss my van.

Lately, I have only been working on signs and other things to sell at the craft fair in our town on August 6th. My mom and dad were a huge help and have done more than me on what I have so far. We made several signs and I still have more to go. The two things I really wanted to get done while at my parents were the utensil holder and the bottle totes. It would have taken me forever to do it with the tools I have and the bottle totes would have been very difficult, if not impossible, without a nailer and some of the other tools my dad has.

Here are a few pictures of the bottle tote and utensil holder. Stay tuned next week to see more of the things I am making to sell at the show. And, mid-August I will be sharing my booth and give you a run down on how it went. This is my trial show because it is only one day and close to home. If it goes well, I hope to do more shows this fall and next spring.

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  1. Anne Birdsong

    Hi, I’m Anne, and I’m visiting from the Feathered Nest Friday blog hop. Your utensil tote came out awesome I hope to start doing craft fairs at some point in the future, and you’ve given me inspiration. Thanks! Anyway, have a wonderful day, and I hope you can pop over to my blog ( sometime to say hi!

  2. Pili

    Hi! Sorry to hear about your car, but thankfully nobody got hurt. Your utensil holder is really cool!
    You are going to be featured at tomorrow’s Two Uses Tuesday Party, congratulations!

    1. (Post author)

      Thank you. I’m so excited to be featured. You made my day.

      1. Pili

        Glad to hear that 🙂 And thanks so much for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration party too. Enjoy your week!

  3. Cecilia

    Oh, sorry to hear about your wreck and so glad no everyone is ok. I really love your creative utensil holder and bottle tote & have pinned them to our Features & Favorites board! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

    1. (Post author)

      Thank you and thanks for pinning. Have a great night.

  4. Nikki

    First of all, I am thankful that you are all okay. It is such a stressful time when you have to replace a vehicle. Especially if it was due to an accident.

    Second, I love your designs. The last two photos are my absolute favorite. I love the tote/crate look to these and that the front is open so you can see the Mason jar and its contents. How cool is that. It would look great filled with utensils or art supplies. And just think of it with a small bouquet in each mason jar. Love, love, love it. Good luck with your craft show can’t wait to hear how it goes.

  5. Mary-the boondocks blog

    I am glad to hear that you are all right. The most important thing is your health. And you did get lucky to be given all those tools. Your projects are very pretty. I think they will do very well at the fair. Pinning and thanks for joining us and giving us Sweet Inspiration with your projects.

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  7. Shirley

    Sorry to hear about your accident, glad no one was hurt. Love your utensil holder. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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  9. Ashleigh

    Great stuff! You did good miss!

    Thanks for sharing on Peace, Love, Linkup! I hope to see you tomorrow at 6 for more sharing fun! : )

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