We were instructed that we could arrive at 8:30am to set up our booth. The sale was to start at 9:30am. It’s summer, we are night owls and like to sleep in. And I was thinking really how much time do we need, we can skid in there, set up 9-9:15am or so……..this statement makes it quite obvious that I had not been to this craft fair nor did I know the slightest thing, about anything at all, when it comes to such things as craft fairs.
Then there was my littlest…she made felt bookmarks that looked like worms. They were pretty cute. They sold for 25 cents. She sold eight of them.
This is my oldest daughter. Budding artist extraordinaire! She bought these canvases on sale, and then we set up a table for her in the basement and she painted to her hearts content. For hours and hours on end. I really, really hoped that someone bought something from her, she had so much time and love invested in her paintings…..I really didn’t want her to have to learn the starving artist lesson at eleven. Her price range was $5-10.
My big girl made head bands out of shoe strings too. Her Aunt Wendy gave her that idea, they were super cute! She made her sister model them for her.
I finally ran to the van and retrieved the umbrella, so we could get some respit from the blazing sun.
It was really fascinating to see what kids made. And in some cases what some kids moms made and passed off as there kids creations. Have you heard the term Helicopter Parent? Very interesting to see certain situations….that’s all I’m gonna say.
We also had to have the marshmallow shooter, a cute necklace made by a classmate of my sons, a coin purse made out of juice cartons…this one won the Unique Award from me, and we had to buy a drum from our neighboring table….little guys was dying of heat stroke we had to help him out somehow…and you never know when you are going to need a drum.
Well Sheila, Tim isn't an arteest, but he is going to be playing at Wrigley Field this weekend with the Diamonds 18U team! We…(I mean Tim) are really excited! I will be posting pictures to FB. 🙂 Tracy
Karin Nelson says
What a wonderful way to encourage those budding artists! I love your kids' entries; very creative! You must have been very proud of them.
When was this? Did I know about it and just have a brain fart or something?? I so would have been there – I need me one of Ainslie's paintings, one of Cece's wormies and Uncle Skidder would like to put in an order for a most fabulous DT Wallet!!! So awesome.
Friberg Clan says
Let's see…brag about my kiddo's…well, they love you kids and so do I! Thanks for sharing!
Robin S. says
Love it all! And that would be my family, late! Love the paintings!
LOVE all the stuff the sweet kiddos made. I would've bought something from each one! Great ideas, great artwork! What a cool experience for them to have. (Michelle Rogers)