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Monday, March 16, 2009

A day at Cottage Industry

After much anticipation, and a couple late nights we finally made it to our first show this past Saturday, "Spring into Handmade", at Cottage Industry. We arrived early to set up and spent the rest sunny day talking with great people, listening to some live music and selling our first batch of handmade cards, gift tags and calendars!

This show gave us a great opportunity to work on new art, and ideas we had been wanting to get on paper for months! We wanted our work to be bright and cheerful therefore, we used imagery like owls, cupcakes and floral patterns throughout many of the cards and gift tags. We also added cute buttons, rhinestones and ribbons to our cards to give them an extra hand made quality. We are so proud of the outcome and hope you enjoy!

Sarah setting up our table very early in the morning

One of our new cards, with some of our cute new buttons!

Our final table spread

Sarah and Monica anxiously awaiting for the show to officially start!

We shared our table with Monica Holtsclaw of Boom Box Bindery, and her beautiful handmade books and book earrings! Plus, all three of us combined our creative efforts to create two boxed card sets. The boxes were made by Monica, and we designed the cards to match. We were really thrilled with outcome and hope to collaborate more in the future.

Some of Monica's sweet book earrings, and journals. They were a big hit!

One of the two box sets made by Orange Blossom Ink & Boom Box Bindery.

2 comments:

jenise osani said...

it was great meeting you all at this event. I wish I had had time to see everything up close.

MARK LYNN SMITH said...

I wonder if there's anybody out there that manufactures home made cottage cheese and calls their company, "A Cottage (Cheese) Industry."