Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Charity Craft Show: Goal Setting and a Sneak Peak!

March 31, 2012 is almost here.  Time has a way of really sneaking up on a girl.  I told myself that the next time I did a craft show, I would be prepared much more in advance.  Well, I signed up for this one kind of late.  In between, we went on a week long vacation, Kevin traveled a bit for work, Ron Swanson entered my life, then there is dance and t-ball classes for the girls, my book club (yes, reading a big priority), and life in general getting in the way of my productivity.  Trust me, living the life of a stay-at-home mom with a two year old and five year old is not a life of leisure.  Theoretically, I thought when I moved my sewing area downstairs, I would have more time to work.  No!!! But, I do have more time to referee two little girls arguing over who is going to play with what toy.  Therefore, most sewing is done at night after the little ones have been put to bed and I am already a tired.  But, I can't complain too much since it is the life I have chosen.  But, I am almost done preparing for my craft show.  I have five more tooth fairy pillows that need to be sewed shut.  Only one more hour of work waiting for me.  Therefore, I thought I would take a little break and break down what it is I am hoping to accomplish.

The Important Stuff
First, if I want to sell pillows, I need to do my part in letting people know where the craft show will be taking place.  If you want to know more about the group that is benefiting from the craft show, click here!

My Goals
This is my second craft show.  The first was the Candy Cane Lane Craft Show back in December.  Here is a quiz...Do you remember my goals?  Don't worry, I don't really remember them either.  For a look back, click here.  Well, my goal for that show was to sell 30 pillows.  Little did I know going into the show, they have an historically low turnout.  Maybe a couple hundred people including children showed up.  I sold four 16 x 16 pillows and 8 tooth fairy pillows.  While I more than recouped the cost of my table, it was a fun but slow day.  My impression is that the Spring Charity Craft Show is much larger.  Therefore, I am going to keep the goal at 30 pillows, the same goal I had for pillow sales back in December.  I am going to have fun.  I am going to smile a lot.  Maybe I will pick up a few more Facebook Likes.

Sneak Peak
This time around, I still have some complete pillows that I am selling.  They are sewn up and stuffed with a poly-fil batting.  They look pretty darn good.  Here is what they look like:

This is an old picture.   Some of these pillows are no longer available.
I will also be selling pillow covers.  These are convenient if you are the type of person who likes to change your throw pillows as the seasons or your mood changes.  Here is a sampling of unstuffed pillow covers:
Pretty colors and prints!

Do you see the 715 Pillows tag?

A stuffed pillow cover.
I also have a wide variety of tooth fairy pillows.  Ladybugs, sports, fairies, MSU and U of M football, cupcakes, karate, and peace signs.  I believe I am offering a wide variety of interests for children who are entering their "toothless years."

Anyone lose a tooth lately?
 Last, but not least, I purchased two bags to Tootsie Rolls.  Please come by and say "hi" because I do not need to be eating all the yummy treats.  Especially since I have an appointment to get a physical next week.  I need a normal BMI, people!!!  Help me out.  At least come by and eat a Tootsie Roll.  They are free, you know.  
Yummy Goodness!!!!
To recap:  I am selling pillow in Troy at the Spring Charity Craft Show on March 31st.  I will be selling pillows, pillow covers, and tooth fairy pillows.  I will be giving away free Tootsie Rolls.  Again, I will be giving away free Tootsie Rolls.  If you don't have plans, come on out and see me.  If you do have plans, cancel them and come out and see me.  Tootsie Rolls.....


  1. The pillows are lovely! I hope you have a wonderfully successful day! :)

  2. Thank you very much!!! Too bad I have to pack up my car in the rain!