It really was a beautiful day today but not too many people came out to the show and sadly the crafters were lucky to sell one item let alone make back the booth fees. The craft show was put on by the schools parents group and had been well advertised. It turned out that two days before the show, it was announced to the parents that three (yes 3) schools in Massillon were closing. Including EG Bowers. The students next year will have to be integrated into other schools, and plans for a new school are uncertain. As a protest to the schools being closed the parents boycotted the craft show, leaving us crafters unaware and caught in the middle.
Since it was so slow we all had a great time visiting with other crafters and getting to know each other. Any day you get to make new friends is a good day. Gains don't always have to be financial ones after all. ;)
Jim makes all kinds of really neat items, from cutting boards made with high quality wood and food safe materials to key chains (I'm thinking guys Easter basket gift!) and i-phone amplifiers. These are so awesome! You just put your iPhone or ipod in the little notch for it and thanks to the way Jim made it and to science the sound comes out of the circles in the front it makes it louder! No wires, no electricity! I should have gotten a picture but I didn't. I'm sure if you e-mail him he can send you a picture. jimregiste(at)aol.com These are also great gift ideas for a man, say like your Dad.... (Father's Day is coming up faster then you think)
And Jody Lanham from Designs by Jody. Lanham1(at)gmail.com
Jodi makes beautiful jewelry creations with a combination of wire wrap, beading and semi-precious gemstones. (Check out these super cute peace earrings I bought from her) Jodi's art is an expression of herself and each piece is made with love and care. She also can do jewelry repairs and custom restoration. She told me about a broken beaded necklace that had belonged to a customers grandmother. She took the beads and made new jewelry out of it for her customer so she could still wear her grandma's beads. That is such a sweet idea! (And Mothers Day is coming faster then Fathers Day!...... With prices starting at $8 for earrings Mom can have a one of a kind piece of jewelry!)
Anyway, that's all for now. I want to continue my craft show day blogs like this and feature artists. other then myself. So if you like their things, e-mail the artists and find out what shows they will be at.
As for me my next show is at Hoover High School on March 24th with the North Canton Lions Club. They have an awesome raffle there! Who knows? You could win something. So come out and see me.
Thanks for reading!