Sunday, August 26, 2012

Busy Busy Bees

We have been busy this week working on some new items. I am using my creativity to make some journals/diaries, and some new jewelry!

This is my first attempt at making a cute journal:

This is a hemp choker and earring set. Choker has an antique skeleton key on it.
Hemp rings that I am working on. Eventually, I will sell these in sets, perhaps a ring and matching bracelet or maybe sets of 2 or 3 rings sold together. These are so easy to make and they are cute, too, in my opinion!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Our First Open House

Last Sunday afternoon, we held our first open house. We invited local friends to come, and enticed them into bringing a guest by offering a free gift if you brought a guest (a magnet). B made some delicious food and we held a drawing for a gift basket that was filled with various items from our shop.

The open house proved to be a success and we were quite surprised at how many sales we had, and I even got a few custom orders that I am really excited about doing. Here are a few photos from our open house.

The yummy food table that got rave reviews!

The "crowd" of shoppers.
Our table of cards. These were a big hit.

Our doggy table. One fleece dog toy that was left and some dog cards (even sympathy cards for the loss of a pet). We had 2 doggy gift baskets that sold almost immediately.

We were very happy with the turnout at our first open house and plan to do it again. We are now going to begin working on Fall and Winter/Christmas items and do a few holiday craft shows in the fall and winter. 

We have a lot of new items to show you soon and some fun things planned!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Dragonfly and Cat Bracelets

We have been busily preparing for our upcoming open house next Sunday. I've finally found a place to find some charms I've been looking for so I made a few new bracelets this week. Once the open house is over, we are going to have a giveaway for a gift basket filled with some of our merchandise. Actually, we will probably end up doing two in the future. We will do one first on Facebook to gain some new FB followers and then one on this blog. I have a few other blog friends that are going to work with me and help spread the word with the blog giveway, so subscribe to our email list so you can find out when the giveaways are up and running or go ahead and follow our Facebook Page B and D Novelties and Gifts

Here are the newest bracelets I have made:

This photo turned out kinda dark but I still think it's pretty!

A clearer photo.

We are beginning our first try at making a jean purse. Once we get it right, we will have all sorts of purses to choose from! I'm excited about these! Also, my next project is going to be small notebooks/journals. I have so many ideas!