Holidays

A Great Night at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum

Saturday evening I loaded up my car and drove out to East Lancaster to the Antelope Valley Indian Museum. The AVIM is way out in the middle of nowhere but the drive isn’t too far from town. About 15 miles.

Once I arrived, I pulled in behind the Joshua cottage and unloaded my stuff carrying it inside. I’ve done this event I think three times before, and the lady who runs it knows I like being by the door. She stuck a post it now on the table she knew I’d pick with my name on it. Nobody else got a reserved table… Lol.

I got set up, and my table was so cluttered but I was hopeful it would be okay.

As you can see, it was kind of a mess.

The first hour, we had almost no one come through. I got the first sale though of two face scrubbies at $3 each. And then there was nothing for a while.

I think we were all feeling a little let down by how slow it was, but going into the second hour, it got really busy and people started buying.

I had set prices on all my items except the stuffed toys and the paintings, which I told people I was open to offers. I didn’t really expect anyone to want the paintings; I had nearly left them at home.

I was happily surprised though when people loved my paintings! I ended up selling 2 of the 3. Not for a lot but they didn’t take a lot of time to make either and costs were super low.

All in all, I sold a little of everything except for earrings. It was a really good night, and I made enough over my table fee to pay off a small bill in full, and in the next few days I’ll replace one of my tires on my car.

Busy As A Bee

The last few days have been filled with creative endeavors! A few days ago I finished two new cross stitch pieces that I will be adding to the shop tomorrow, and tonight I’ve finished quite a few small projects too.

I started off making a business card holder out of polymer clay. It’s a pretty basic shape, and I added some embellishments, and overall I’m really happy with how it turned out.

I did overcook it so painting became a necessity but I’m really happy with it. It will look great sitting on my table at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum on the 1st.

After that, I painted a picture of a pony. I decided to coat the surface with glittery resin, which I’m waiting to cure now, and tomorrow I’ll apply a second coat to smooth things out.

Then I decided to get into the white resin Tracy gave me. I’d never used it before, but I knew it cures in just a few minutes, so I’d have to work fast. I decided to use some of the dyes she passed on to me as well.

The first batch I mixed up I added black dye to, and poured it into my bat Halloween molds.

The second batch I mixed with red dye, and poured it into some silly skulls.

The third batch I didn’t dye, but I added a bunch of gold glitter and poured it into my sugar skull molds.

Then I decided to experiment a little more. I mixed two cups of resin, one black, one white, and then slowly poured both colors at once into my gravestone molds. I was hoping for a kind of swirled outcome and I was not disappointed!

After all the pieces were cured, I removed them from the molds and glued strong magnets to their backs.

It’s been a fun night filled with fun crafts!