Today I hosted a holiday open house for myself and 5 other local crafters/vendors. This was the first time I've ever done anything like this and it was exhausting, nervewracking and fun.
I completely flaked out on taking any pictures of the event, but I was pretty impressed that my relatively small house was able to accomodate 6 crafters and vendors plus a bunch of guests without feeling too claustrophobic. I had to rearrange some furniture, but some things, including the fireplace and the piano, served quite nicely for people to display their wares.
In addition to making a nice little profit for the day, I also got some Christmas shopping done. I won't post pictures of any of the gifts I bought (don't want to ruin anyone's surprise!) but I did purchase a nice little piece of holiday decor from my friend Hannah, who just started making wreaths:
She doesn't have a website or online shop at this point, but if she does start one, I'll be sure to post the link here! :-)
Other wonderful crafters and vendors at this event included:
- Krystyn of KameKnits, who makes gorgeous scarves, hats, gloves, blankets, and even stuffed animals!
- Kristin, a Miche Bag rep (Check out her website for great Cyber Monday deals!)
- Jo Marie, an Arbonne rep (Also check out her website. She's super nice, and I think I may now be an Arbonne convert!)
- Sue, who doesn't have a website or online shop, but she designs BEAUTIFUL handmade greeting cards. If you live in the Lehigh Valley and would be interested in checking out her work, send me an email with your contact info and I'll pass it along to her.
It was definitely a nice way to close out my 4-day Thanksgiving weekend. Other festivities included not one, but TWO Thanksgiving dinners, a trip to the dog park, playing with the Easton Municipal Band at the Peace Candle lighting in downtown Easton, and a pre-birthday outing at The Bookstore.
|Lilly (Kristin's dog), Molly (my "niece", who belongs to my older brother-in-law and his wife), and Elvis|
|At the candlelighting ceremony. It reminds me of something that would happen in Stars Hollow.|
|It generates quite a crowd!|