Friday, February 27, 2009

Green with Indie, not that far away and exciting upcycling program

So GREEN WITH INDIE CRAFT SHOW is less than a month away (March 21st and 22nd). I am very excited about my first craft show of the year. I am also excited about an up-cycling/recycling program that Autumn of Strangefolk Festival has put together. Basically you will go to her booth and donate one or more of the items requested by your favorite artist or to any of the artists requesting this and you will receive a coupon good towards 10% off your purchase at that artist booth.

Here are some of the items I have requested. Bring one or more of these items in and get a 10% off coupon and bring in 5 or more of the items and get a free small skull or bottle cap magnet from me.



12 schlafly bottle caps (12 or more for a discount)

cork boards/bulletin boards

old bowling trophies

stryofoam cones
stryofoam balls
vintage glass ornaments
wooden shadow box/es (any size)
dish soap bottles
10 or more wire hangers (10 or more for a discount)

wall paper paste
glitter
wooden or plastic spools @ least 1 foot high
glass prayer candles (with wax all used)
wooden crates (no larger than 3 feet)
old wooden jewelry boxes
red lace trim
any fabric amount a fat quarter or more with skulls, leopard or zebra on it

any color of tulle (other than white) a fat quarter or more

copper sheeting (any size)

solder and or flux

small religious statues

wooden crosses (any size)

vintage hard plastic carry on makeup case

ball fringe any color, (at least 1/2 yard of more for discount)

loteria cards (at least five for a discount)

unused in good condition sculpey/fimo clay

plastic organizing bins (at least 1 foot in length or width)

cigar boxes

Hope to see you there with your upcycled items to donate!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Green with Indie, Upcoming Craft Shows, ideas and Schlafly Bottle caps

So I have the Green with Indie craft show coming up in March and I hope to do St. Louis Earth Day Festival with the other STL Craft Mafia. Sarah & I are going to have a booth 6 dates for Tower Grove Market. I am going to try like all hell to get in to Schlafly Art outside and then what ever else I can get into. I hope to do well this spring/summer. I want to sell, sell, sell. I am going to build a new bigger photo box so I can take good pictures of my wares. I would like to eventually make a photo portfolio of all my works to take to a few businesses in the area to see if they would like to carry my stuff and also to have a craft shows so people can see what I can do and maybe get ideas for a custom order.

I went with my STL Craft Mafia friend Allison of Squaresville to Leftovers, etc. on Saturday to pick up some recyclables and some ideas for all these upcoming shows. I found a super cool bowling trophy that has a small wooden bowling pin on it. I plan to try and paper mache' over the woman bowler to make her into a Day of the Dead bowler and thus making a Day of the Dead bowling trophy. I thought it would be fun! I got a few other ideas while there. One is to take the glass out of a cool picture frame and then back it with foam core. Then build a 3D Sugar Skull or Day of the Dead person/scenario off of the foam core. I am quite excited about it, but have yet to get down to doing what I need to do. Craft procrastination! Ugh!

I need Schlafly bottlecaps. Lots of them! So if you are reading this and you or someone you know drinks Schlafly, for every 24 Schafly bottle caps you get to me I will give you one Sugar Skull or bottle cap magnet. Email me for details.