Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Autumn

I know... I'm a day late, but better late than never. And I'm late because Autumn has been front and center for me for the last month. No, not physically... not here in Texas (although it has cooled off quite a bit). You know how I've been so busy? Well, I have my first Craft Show coming up next month. A Fall Craft Show. Here is a small glimpse of what I've been working on.



In addition to these, I've been making note cards, gift tags, some Halloween goodies and a few other Autumn things.

Like I said, this is my first Craft Show, so if anyone has any advice, well, PLEASE feel free to share. I'll take any advice I can get!

Have a beautiful first week of Autumn!

19 comments:

Bettsi said...

Oh, the journals are pretty, Alisa! I'm excited for you! I have not been brave enough yet for a craft show. I don't know if this qualifies as advice, but a cute display idea that I've seen is old suitcases propped open with the merchandise inside. Pretty than bins and piles, for sure. Wishing you all good things for the show!
Also, Tracey at Notes From A Cottage Industry often has good ideas. You should see the dress form she decorated to advertise her Tumbleweed Cotillion!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Cute journals! I agree with "bettsi"....good displays will help make your shoppers turn into buyers!!

Good luck!
*Heidi*

Sherry said...

Your work is so beautiful -- you will do well at the craft fair...I'm sure of it. Make sure you enjoy yourself..bring lots of change, bags and tissue for wrapping, bring water and a stool or something to sit on rather than standing all the time. And smile a lot -- people love to approach a stall/table/booth with someone who looks happy!!!!

Allie said...

Lovely things, Alisa! You'll have a great show, I'm sure. Where will the show be held and when? I'd love to drive up to see it and finally meet you.
~Allie

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Your journals are lovely! I certainly would buy one!

Elly said...

It looks so pretty Alisa!!! I know you're gonna make it! One tip: don't forget to enjoy the craft show! Oh, and maybe a little practical tip: try to use depth on your table, so somethings higher, somethings lower. Just a little playful. Goodluck!!!!! Don't forget to take some pictures, so I can enjoy the show also a little! (why you're living so far away, sigh....????)

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Your creations are so pretty! I hope your craft show is very successful for you! And Happy Fall to you too!! I love fall!!
Hugs,
Barbara

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Good luck at your first craft show! My best advice is to use layers and levels, don't leave all your goods flat on the table.

art by naomi said...

I love your journals - very pretty.

The Brenda Blog said...

Very pretty! Oh, let us know how it all goes. Sounds like lots of fun.
Brenda

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Alisa, your journals are wonderful. You're gonna do awesome at the craft fair. :) You'll have to send me the details.... I'm gonna try to head out there if my schedule allows. xoxo, Joanna

Beth Quinn said...

ohh looks like you have some fun stuff for your first show - yes definitely display display display is everything !
xo,
beth

Sandy Michelle said...

I am having my first Craft show in November so I hope you can give me advise after you have yours..LOL! Your creations are lovely! I noticed you used my pumpkin post card for one of the books; sweeet!

Hugs!
Sandy

Jenn said...

Alisa, they are beautiful. You won't have any problem selling them. Very pretty!

Caleen said...

The journals are beautiful and you should be very proud of yourself. I think you will do a great job at the show. I also agree that how you display everything is so important..
That is what really catches my eye..
I know you have the knack and talent for it so... go for it Girl!!

manon said...

quel joli blog.
j'adore tous ces cahiers.
Manon

emily said...

Great job on the journals! I love the combinations you put together! Good luck at the craft show!
emily

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Your journals (and everything else you create) are stunning! Thank you so much for your comments on my "photo shoot"; I really appreciate them! Kathy

Diane said...

Alisa, I've just been catching up. What a busy week you've had too. Tell me, who gets to keep the Candy Book? Is it a swap that goes to someone whose name is drawn from a hat?
Your journals are beautiful! And the Candy Book a treasure!
Diane