Well, it's that time of year again . . . craft fair time!
This year will be my second year with a booth at HodgePodge, my hometown's craft fair. Last year was my first time and I learned a lot. I did reasonably well and made a pretty good profit. I'm super excited for this year since I have a lot of new items I didn't have last time. I'll actually have lots of jewelry this year: book spine bracelets (which I came up with AFTER HodgePodge last year), book themed pendants and charm bracelets made from book pages. For this post, I think I'll just show off purses. I'll post pics of my jewelry soon!
Last week I purchased a special purse hanger on eBay (for $35!). Check out how cute (and please try to ignore my mess on the table)!
It only holds 10 purses, so I'll have to find other ways to display them. Speaking of purses, I already have two made especially for the fair. I wanted to have a better selection of classics this year, so I'm not posting these on Etsy. Here is an exclusive sneak peek!
I made this brooch inspired button for the purse closure. The image was cut from the book and I coated it in some sealer.
Yes, that is Alice in Wonderland fabric! It's covered in the original John Tenniel illustrations--love it!
Here is a shabby chic "Pride and Prejudice." The book cover was faded and had spots but I think that only adds to the charm.
A similar brooch-like button for this purse, again made from a book illustration. It's purty. ; ) Right now I'm working on a "Wizard of Oz" book clutch that is very different from the classic style of these two. Imagine if Tim Burton had directed the adaptation and you'll have an idea of the style. I'm very excited to show it off . . . which I will in a couple of days when it's done!