Two days to go! I'm really starting to get excited about the Fall Bazaar this weekend. It will be at Concord United Methodist Church in Lewisville October 6th from 8-2. The first fair I participated in was the Bloom Craft Fair at Redeemer Presbyterian. I had never done a fair before and I didn't really have a plan as far as presentation goes. The table was a long rectangle and I had to drape my wall hangings over the front of it. There wasn't really anywhere to hang a quilt. It was nerve racking to say the least. Every person that passed by had a coffee in their hands and everyone stopped to 'pet' the quilts. When the fair was over, I found a coffee stain on one of my quilts! Not good! So this is my solution:
I picked up two square poles from Home Depot and a piece of wood laid out by the street. My husband obligingly sawed it in half for me. Out with the drill and the paint, and voila! I've got 5 curtain rods hanging near the top, so at least people can browse through without spilling anything on the quilts. Of course I have too many to hang, so the small ones can go on the table. Hopefully out of immediate dripping range.
My next great find was a $5 coat rack from Goodwill, brown and very ugly. I painted this white as well and bought some hanging basket hardware. Now I have a place to hang all my bags and scarves.
Knitting is my second love, and I absolutely LOVE making cute little hats. My 3 year old has decided he wants each one so I'm going to have to sneak them out of the house on Saturday. I looked online for hat stands, but goodness sakes! How much?! Back to the craft store. Styrofoam 6 inch balls are fairly reasonable. Don't get the shiny ones though. They shed sparkly stuff. The smooth ones are the best bet.
Christmas stockings are fun too. I made an elf shoe for my tomboy, a high heel (is there any other kind?) for my girly girl, and the stereotypical boot for the boy. They all have the stamp of approval so I made some more to sell. Wish me luck!