Monday, November 28, 2011

style gone social


Hey guys! Just wanted to give you all a heads up that the voting for the Style Gone Social Challenge #1 is officially open. Here's what you have to do. 

In the Right Hands Necklace by bailybelle
Go to my video here > http://www.closetista.com/designers/bailey-belle/ and click the FB and Twitter counters above the video to cast your vote!! 


Voting ends on Thursday so keep Tweeting and Facebook posting until then!! XOXO

Sunday, November 20, 2011

handmade for the holidays

Home again, home again, jiggity jig! 

I'm back from the Handmade from the Holiday's show in Oshkosh, WI and it was a huge success! Although the drive took me 4 hours and it was snowing on the way home, the trip was well worth it. I was able to snap a few photos of my booth and even scored some great products from neighboring vendors. I was located between Brooke from b.scrubbed and Man vs George some of the sweetest sellers I know. Thank you for making the experience so much fun! 


Sure enough the set up took about an hour or so all together. The worst of it was carrying in the big wooded pieces so I may be reworking it for the December show. This was the first big show that I've done flying solo and I was super lucky to have friends like Sally from Night Owl Craft Works and Michelle from Dainty Daisies who were so helpful when I needed a bathroom break or something to eat! Seriously you ladies are the best!


 The scarves sold really well! Funny, when you think something will sit and sit and then they are the first things to fly off the shelves! Seriously, I left with a stuffed suitcase full and came home with an almost empty one! Such a great feeling! 

There were so many great customers that came to see me too. Such a heartwarming experience to know that people love what I do and were so excited to shop at my booth. Thank you to everyone who came out too see me!
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Santa clause also made an appearance at the show and Laurie from Laurie Marie Photography was there taking photos, just in case you are wondering there is a photo or two of me with him somewhere on her camera! LOL. Thanks Laurie for making me laugh so hard the night before the show! XOXO
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I didn't get a chance to shop at all the booths that I wanted too but I was able to get my hands on these goodies. 

#1 Felt Hair Flowers for my daughter from DaintyDaisies
#2 Purple and Black Chalkboard Mug from Night Owl Craft Works
#3 Body Oil and Sugar Scrubs from b. scrubbed
#4 Moosestache Shirt for my Son from The Bare Tree

I also special ordered a print from Man vs George of two kissing deer which I will blog about when I get it in the mail! I can't wait! 

If you didn't make it out this year I highly recommend you mark it on your calendar to attend next year. Thanks again to everyone who came out!

Now I'm off to start working on my first Style Gone Social Challenge! More news on that coming soon. 
XOXO
Vanessa

Saturday, November 12, 2011

holiday fashion

Time to get your Holiday wardrobe together! This year I'm thinking about a sophisticated and edgy look! All of these great pieces are for sale on Etsy so click the links and start shopping! 

Holiday Fashion 1960's Dress
Mad Men Style by MelindaMilkshake
Raw Amethyst Oxidized
Sterling Silver Ring by RareDesign
Cruella Black Feather Ankle
Cuffs by jdotdesigns
Grey Felt Hat with Black Leather &
A Porcupine by pookaqueen

Thursday, November 10, 2011

holidays

You may celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or BOTH like I do. Here are some great Etsy items to help get you in the mood, including a necklace from my shop!

Mini Wreath Ornament by Gardenmis
Star of David Earrings by Creashines
Merry Christmas Soap Favors by PrunellaSoap
Hanukkah Necklace by ME

Monday, November 7, 2011

home show

Last night I did a home show so I thought I'd share a few photos of my set up. I did a test run with this display because I have two big shows coming  up and wanted to see how long the set up/take down would take. Guess what, I did it all in 1 hour! Let me tell you though, it wasn't easy to do all by myself and I'm rethinking a few of the heavy display pieces. But for now, here's my display! 



Here are some examples of other pieces that I was showing and one of my Sister-in-Laws new tutu rings! I was able to get 3 custom orders on the handwarmer/muff and the reviews on the statement scarf necklace were super positive so I'll be making more of those very soon! These items are not in my Etsy shop yet so if you see something you want let me know and I'll list it for you. 


Muff $30
Scarf Necklace $18
Bow Headbands $14
Tutu Ring $10 (made by my SIL)

The next few weeks are going to be super busy here as I prepare for a show in Oshkosh on November 19th and one in Madison on December 3rd! If you are looking for a custom order piece I suggest you order it quickly before I'm booked up! Also, remember I'm having a SALE all month so make sure you check it out!


XOXO
Vanessa


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