Very recently, I decided to give an "official" name--Studio 791--to my creative endeavors, before participating in a holiday bazaar in November.
Over the course of a few posts, I thought I would share some of the things I will be selling at the craft show. I have collaged birdhouses, embellished bottles, all kinds of cards, holiday gift tags, magnets, tag books, framed collages--all sorts of varied goodies with the hope of offering something of interest to everyone who comes by!
There are actually several pieces that are not technically "new"--things I crafted over the past couple of years just for fun, without any clear plans for selling them. Now that the bazaar is happening, I think it's time to find them a good home.
For example, here is the front of one of the birdhouses I will have for sale. I used Diamond Dust on the rooftop to give it a little bit of a wintry look. The text page you see on the left there is a piece of handwritten text from the 1850s, part of a great find from an auction several years ago:
Here's another birdhouse I will have available at the bazaar:
And the back:
It doesn't suit my usual style, but I really love pom-pom fringe! And I love the color of that flower, which is just a magazine image, but makes a huge impact on the back corner of the house.
I am also going to try to sell my Christmas tag canvas:
I love each of the individual holiday collages on each of these tags.
I am also putting my embellished vintage bottles in the sale:
I have made tons of magnets. Some are little collages on wood pieces, and some are even smaller collages showing through from the back of accent gems:
I also have an on-going love affair with Scrabble tiles, and have made a number of different fun magnets from them:
I also have some pieces made from Scrabble tiles set onto Scrabble racks. They can be used as magnets, too, or simply as shelf decor:
One thing I am learning as I share my work and think about offering it for sale is that I could definitely benefit from improving my photography skills! There is a big difference between trying to capture cute snapshots of your kids for a photo album, and trying to capture a piece of artwork or a craft item to the best effect!
I have many, many more things to share with you that will be available for sale at the Mom-Hosted Holiday Bazaar on November 11. Stay tuned for future Studio 791 posts!
What do you think? Do you see anything here that you like?