Last year we purchased about 200 or so boards in the hopes of making frames to sell at our shows. After a day of cutting angles, gluing corners and generally scratching our heads we finally decided to give up. The lesson we learned was that frames are not so easy to make and that we should leave it to the experts! The end result was that we ended up with a ton of leftover boards with nothing to do with them. Big waste of money...right? They ended up sitting in a corner of my garage for the next year.
The other night I started thinking I could make something with those old boards. Seasonal yard stakes came to mind and I commenced designing them. The result is below. I am done with the Halloween and Fall options. I am still working on the Christmas and Winter ones. What do you think? I think they came out pretty cute. I am still trying to figure out some cute saying to put on the top part of the Halloween one. I am thinking something like "Welcome Spooks!" or "All Spooks Welcome" or something like that. I would love your ideas! Look for these on sale at our next show which is the Tacoma Dome Holiday Gift Show beginning on October 20th. They will be $20 each. We will be in booth #517 so be sure to stop by and see us. Many more new projects to come.
Monday, August 23, 2010
I am getting super excited for our fall shows and are beginning now to prepare some fun new crafts for you! Windmill Lettering will be at both the Tacoma Dome Holiday Gift Show and Victorian Country Christmas. We will post more information about that soon!
I have so many ideas swirling around my head. The other night I was even dreaming vinyl and had to get up in the middle of the night and jot down some idea. You are in for a treat because I have some really fun new ideas. I wanted to give you a sneak peak at these large picture display boards I have been working on.
They came out super cute and I am sure they will be a hit. They measure about 32" long by 7" wide. We have several different designs mostly having to do with grandparents and family. Each one comes with 4 scrapbook paper covered metal magnets that we will customize with a name for you on the spot. The full board will cost $32.50.
If you need additional magnets, they will be $2.00 each. These will make a GREAT Christmas present for grandparents or family members Take a look and let me know how you like them. We are happy to take pre-orders but the order will not be ready until late October.
Oh...and I am going to keep crafting so check back often for more new stuff! ENJOY!
Posted by Windmill Lettering at 4:45 PM