Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Craft Fair Season part 1

Ah, craft fair season is upon us! So far I've attended 2 craft fairs this season and I'm planning on attending another on December 8th.

I love being a vendor at craft fairs.  I love being able to interact with new people and for the most part the people who attend are extremely open and friendly.  I got to admit I still get nervous the night before but once I'm there it's such a blast that I almost forget all about those silly nerves.

So today I thought I'd give you a quick tour of the 1st craft fair I attended this season.  This once was back in October at a High School in Colorado Springs.  Although traffic at times was a bit slow I was still super fortunate enough to have made some great sales.

I had such a great time at this event.  I was even lucky enough to have won one of the door prizes (an Aveda salon and spa gift set and gift certificate) and I completely sold out of all my headbands!  Talk about a fantastic day!

I plan on sharing a part 2 with you all soon.  My 2nd craft fair I attended was at a greenhouse and the setting was just amazing...so stay tuned!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hello Instagrammers

So if you are anything like me than you are probably completely, utterly, and totally in love with Instagram. I love being able to see what everyone is up to just by viewing pictures.  Much more positive than reading some people's status updates (please tell me you can relate on this one). Seriously folks, it's the best!

Here's a quick little photo dump, courtesy of my Instagram photos.

Our Christmas Tree is up! Love, love, love this time of year!

My daughter modeling the new Ruffle Flower Holiday Edition Bobby Pins which can be found here.

My recent fab freebie that I got in the mail, thanks to Target Style! Um, love it!

My craft studio after a good cleaning, that place can get a little messy. 

And last but not least...

My bestest friend in the whole wide world (ok, maybe she's tied with my hubby, haha) our doggy Baby. Words cannot express how much I love this girl! 

So there you have it, my recent Instagram photo dump.  If you want to follow me feel free, my name is thriftyandfabulous.  Hope to see you soon! 

Don't forget today is the last day to take advantage of the Cyber Monday deal going on now at the Thrifty and Fabulous Shop. Click here for more details as well as the 45% off coupon code! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday Sale

Well howdy y'all! Long time no see!  Don't fret though, I have lots of new blog posts I plan on sharing asap but today is all about the Cyber Monday sale going on now at the Thrifty and Fabulous Shop.

Are you stoked? I know I am! This will be the last BIG sale before the new year so take advantage now and grab up some goodies.  All items in the shop are ready to ship and orders go out within 1-2 business days! So whatcha waiting for? See ya there!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Inspiration Board Makeover

So this is yet another project that I completed months ago, yet never took the time out to share.  I don't know what it is lately but I have been slacking.  I'm trying to get better at it so hopefully I will have some more fun and easy projects to share with you all soon.  At least sooner that it took me to complete this post.

Alright, so on to the fun project!  I've had this inspiration board in my craft room for almost a year now.  A couple of months ago I decided to spice it up a bit.  I knew I wanted a fun chevron pattern but I wasn't sure exactly how I would achieve it.  So of course I took to Pinterest and found some great tutorials.  I ended up using this tutorial as my go-to how-to.


My version wasn't as crisp or exact.  I'm sure if I had been patient and waited for my husband to help it would have been better but I still had fun and that's all that matters right?

I started out by drawing some light lines for the chevron patterns, then covering it up with some painter's tape. This was the tedious part and I started to slack a bit so my chevron pattern wasn't as even as it should have been....oops!

Once the tape was in place I started painting.  I used some grey paint I already had on hand.  I was worried that painting the cork board would make it hard and crunchy but that wasn't the case at all.  Thank goodness!

After a couple coats of paint I removed the tape.  I loved the results! But that wasn't it just yet.  I also painted the frame a nice, pretty, bright white.  Once dry my new inspiration board was complete! Oh yeah, I also forgot to mention, since I had all the paint and tape on hand this little project was F-R-E-E! Got to love that!

Then came the fun part of pinning some pretties on.


I'm loving my new board.  I've already added some more business cards and fabric samples on it.  What about you...do you have an inspiration board? If so, have you painted it or wrapped it with fabric? Or left it as is?
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