Well, we did it!
We went and had our first debut into the big wide business world of pretties and cutesy little things!
Thanks for all the sweet words and comments on the last post. Actually quite a few of the last posts! Sure is a great vote of confidence! :) You all make my day with your comments! Thank you all!
Back to My Faire Lady…
As usual, I only took a couple hundred pictures. :/ So to try to decide which pictures to post was a bit challenging. I decided on showing a lot of pictures rather than just a couple.
That’s your warning that this is a really long picture post!
As I said last time, this was a brainstorm I had a few months ago – to make some pretties and see if we could sell them at a local festival day. We thought it if does well, we’ll be excited and have a little extra money. Housewives always like a little extra money, you know? And if it doesn’t do so well, then, hey, at least we tried it!
So, at the end of this post I’ll tell you which of the two it was. :)
Until then, here is
My Faire Lady
The grand debut!
Thanks for coming and visiting! :)
The little booth… [and I could elaborate about how the setting up the tent the night before was a near-nightmare experience and how we ended up going and getting this nice new one last minute… Whew…]
Linda and Veronica showing our wares. :) It’s the beginning of the day and we’e super excited!
Our little sign, which I painted on an old panel.
And inside! Some of our pretties!
….she made the cute little pillowcase-style dresses on the bottom of the rack.
… she made an assortment of cute little flowers…
and if you look on the bottom right of this picture there are ribbon headbands that she made for little babies, with a bit of elastic at the bottom to fit all size of babies heads….
…more of those ribbon headbands…
… and just clip one of these flowers onto it and your baby girl will be good to go!
Ribbon Pacifier clips, in white, pink, and blue.
Absolutely darling cream bags, with a homemade champagne flower. I could hardly resist buying one of these!
Really cool pillows.
Diaper Clutches, which hold a slim wipes box and 2 diapers. This is one of the greatest investments you’ll make as a mother! Trust me on this!
And a grand assortment of many colors and styles.
Chalkboard and Jute vases. Shown with a lovely fall arrangement.
ORIGINAL idea by Linda herself. Please congratulate her. I think they are sooo cute!!
White window panels. These are very similar to the ones I made for my dining room, but lighter weight, and with ruffles on the top and bottom. Just precious.
[that would be me. :)]
Lots and lots and lots of paper balls.
Clipboards in small and large.
Baby Girl burp cloths…
…sold in a set of three.
Baby Boy burp cloths…
…also sold in a set of three.
Whew, I was glad to be done making these. I love how they turned out, but they took soooo long to make!
Hair pretty holders in pink…
and they were signed. Just for when we’re famous, you know. :) Ha ha!
Pillows – in white…
…and in charcoal.
And in some numbers. Copying Pottery Barn a bit here.
And flowers. I can’t forget the flowers.
This was a really fun experiment. I found tha the more sheer the fabric is, the better it curls.
I like the curly, cottage-rose look.
Some of the satin-y fabric were really pretty too…
Tiny 2″ flowers…
4″ flowers displayed on a tree branch.
These were headbands, with approximately 4″ flowers.
…adding some feathers…
…adding a little bit of vintage-y lace…
And the prettiest thing there – though not for sale! – my little sweetie, who got her first face painting at the fair!
She was so proud of that little cupcake. :)
And that is a glimpse of our little booth at My Faire Lady!
Of course, real life is much better than simply a visual tour, but thanks for visiting anyway!
Because, see, it was such a fun day, and we were glad we did it!
But see, we discovered too late that we were rather out of our league that day.
See, there was this little plastic pumpkin stand directly behind us. Not real pumpkins.
Yep, sure were.
From Walmart, we think.
“Wow, sure are cheezy…” I thought to myself. Shhhhh. Don’t tell.
And then little leaves and scarecrow faces were drawn on the plastic pumpkins.
And people’s names; last name, then all the family members.
“Definitely not my front porch item,” I also thought.
Well, what. do. you. know.
But that little pumpkin stand was cranking out the pumpkins and scarecrows and leaves just as fast as they could write/draw on those little plastic pumpkins. They were quite amazing in their speed too. I was quite impressed.
And by the end of the day, the three of us [Linda, Veronica, and I]
laughed ourselves almost silly because the plastic pumpkin stand was almost wiped out
and here we were, with nary a thing sold from our darling little booth.
Well, almost nary a thing.
About enough to pay for our booth fee.
Of course, we were prejudiced, beings that we made everything and all.
But seriously, plastic pumpkins over cutesy little beautifuls???
It really was quite funny.
And quite sad.
So, now, I have 5 years worth of gifts left over. :))
you can check out our page on facebook –
My Faire Lady –
and buy anything that you’d like!
[That’s just my little plug]
~Happy weekend to you!
How can it be anything BUT happy when the weather is the most glorious 70′ since over half a year ago?!
Shrimp saining for us tomorrow on the islands!