Wednesday, 24 November 2010
WOYWW: After the Craft Fair
Every Wednesday, the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground hosts a tour of crafters' workspaces. If, like me, you are insatiably curious about how other people work, then pop across to see more at What's On Your Workspace Wednesday.
Today's crafty snoop is what's left in the hall following Saturday's craft fair. Because the fair was for gifts as well as crafts, I took along the pirate box, which isn't one of my makes. It attracted a lot of interest, but didn't sell. You can also see part of two painted mirrors in the bag behind.
To the left are my new stock boxes. I went with three packed full and came back with two. I didn't think I had sold that much in volume terms, so perhaps I just packed better on the way home. I did load up at about 1am on Saturday morning before the fair, so I'm not sure that I was thinking too clearly at the time... There was a lot of very unnecessary packing material.
Just before I packed I was much less concerned than I should have been about burning my fingers on the heat gun whilst making decoupaged candles with tissue paper. The brain was very slow in receiving signals from my left hand. *Calling brain. Left hand is a bit warm. Left hand now hot. Left hand is burning and very pink. Aarghh! Move heat gun.* You can see the culprit candle above looking sweet and innocent and peeping out of its holder.
Above is one of my decoupaged hearts. It's made with little mosaic pieces of tissue all glued down and varnished. I have also made some picture frames with the same technique. The frames are much easier as there are no curved edges to smooth out. Think I'll have a go at some more of these this week.