Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lots of Fun Stuff

What a week I have had and coming up! Its that busy time of the year. I love it so much. I was in my first arts and craft show in many years this weekend. Its called the Briar Patch and its been a local favorite in the Phoenix area for over 25 years now. I met the sweet lady, Jeannie, who has run this show since the very beginning and she runs a great show and is a pleasure to work with. If you are in the Phoenix metro area there will be another Briar Patch show Oct 10th and 11th. It is at Sequoya Elementary School at 11808 N 64th St in Scottsdale. This is THE BIG ONE! Well over 100 vendors, I heard some say up to 200. People come from out of state to participate in this show. Great fudge and peanut brittle too! Here is their website for more info: Maybe I will see ya there. Here is a couple photos of this weekends show. April helped me set it up and she decided on a snack. lol This is a lady I met and she makes the most adorable items and starts with vintage chenille bedspreads. She has a way of putting patterns and colors together. Just gorgeous. This is one side of my space. Next week I will have a more elaborate display to show. :) Last is a photo of one of my new pillows. Its wrapped like a pretty gift and you never have to open it. I thought the cute altered art tags would really be cute. I got these from Carrie at

I also will be doing a show the beginning of November with The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation. It will be with the popular First Fridays are walk in downtown Phoenix. And of course starting Monday, 10-5 is the shop hop at Make Mine Pink. Be sure to visit all of the participating shops to find the hidden shopping bags to be entered in drawings for great prizes. So many of the shops are running great specials and having special events and contributions for Breast Cancer Awareness. . Its going to be an exciting week, be sure to get in on some of the fun... Until next time... gail


Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Gail,

Wow! You sure are in for an exciting week! Everything looks wonderful. I wish you all the best and hope you have tons of sales! The pillow with the tag looks so pretty. Take care and rest up for a busy week.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail,

Congratulations on having your first craft show! Must be exciting. Hope you had lots of sales! Have a great week!

Pei Li

lisa said...


Looks like a wonderful show. I loved your display, very nice.


CLAUDINE said...

Très joli!!!!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I am excited for you ! Your display looks great, can't wait to see the next photos.

Carolee Crafts said...

I love your stall set up and all the goodies on display. The Christmas gift pillow is beautiful, good luck with your shows.

Marie said...

Hi Gail,
Everything looks so lovely. You are really busy!. Go get 'em.

Patricia said...

Your little corner of the world looks terrific. You do such a pretty display. Good luck at the next couple of shows, I know they are so much work to put up and take down. Glad you made some good contacts.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Susan said...

Always loved the shows this time of the year...those chenille creations look sweet...but the cupcake picture...what a hoot! Thought you would like the jewelry...that orange bangle with the rhinestones is neat...going to feature some more jewelry next week also...have a woman who is selling off really good things...meeting her tomorrow!

It is neat that you can set up the show so early...I remember having an hour before the doors opened when I did shows!

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Gail, your display looked incredible. I hope is was a great success......

Anonymous said...

I love your display, good luck!

Susie said...

Hi Gail! Your display looks fabulous! It is always fun seeing all the other talented artisans there too. Wishing you all the best.
The Polka Dot Rose

Angel Heart Designs said...

Gail..your display is great! Love the pillow, and gorgeous tags from Carrie~ I know you will do great..sometimes the last day is the best too! Good luck!

Tedi said...

Gail, It looks darling! I bet everyone loved it too! I know you will make a killing in these events. What you do is just too cute to pass by and not buy something!!
Hugs, Tedi

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hey girlfriend!
Wow you have been busy. I know how much work it is getting ready for a show. Everything looks wonderful. Looking forward to seeing more photos!
bunny hugs,

Kimberly said...

Hope you enjoyed the craft show. How fun to see all the things people create! Your cupcake pillow is so pretty and that gift pillow will be so pretty for Christmas decorating!

Charmingdesigns said...

I LOVE that cupcake!!! Wonderful goodies!