my own personal craft fair

In the past month I have made:

  • 11 tee-shirt designs
  • 7 stuffed toys
  • 5 designs for future toys
  • 1 set of custom holiday icons (which went poof when Illustrator crashed, but whatever, it counts)
  • 3 illustrated card designs
  • 2 custom holiday headers for my personal blogs

I never considered myself a “crafty” person. Scrapbooking leaves me cold. Embroidery strikes me as a lot of effort with a relatively “eh” result. I do not embellish things around my house with bits of lace or frill. In fact, I have an aversion to frills. Yet last night I found myself telling Not So “If I learned to knit, I could make you sweaters to replace the ones I shrink in the wash!”

I don’t know what’s wrong with me, either.

So far on the crafting horizon: 3 custom Cranky Pals for my nieces and nephew, co-designed with Not So (whose concept drawings leave mine in the dust); prototypes of the 5 new designs I came up with; a re-vamp of the Cranky Pals website (I don’t like the header and I think the colors need some tweaking); some new tee-shirt designs, which then must be purchased from Zazzle or outsourced to a local printer so I can, you know, sell them; and some testing out of the freezer-paper stencil technique I read about on Alt Dot Life. And I need to decide whether or not I will reserve a table for the craft fair at Milagros in January. I’m leaning toward “no,” since I can’t imagine where I’d find the time to make enough toys to fill up a whole table, but I really want to.

It would also be nice if I could make my printer behave so that I could print my own greeting cards and stationary. Because I have ideas. Oh yes.

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