Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Show Review

LiLphanie's Line Craft Show Table
LiLphanie's Line table: booth set up day.


I hope you enjoyed Our Lady of the Cove's 

Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Show as much as I did! 

     Craft shows remind me of Christmas. There is a feeling of togetherness; a sense of joyful anticipation in the air.  And what is Christmas without friends and yummy food? This craft show had both! I met some new friendly faces and caught up with some familiar ones. I had the opportunity to chat with another vendor over a delicious chicken salad lunch. The tea room was festively decorated in red, green and white. The volunteers were all wonderfully nice. Thank you so much to those who took time out of their schedules to set up this event!
     I hope this joyfulness was passed on to all the shoppers. Were you one of the lucky ones to win a door prize? I donated a gray hat with wine colored trim for a door prize - I hope the winner loves it! I hope the secret Santa's in the crowd were able to find that perfect gift! Most of all, thank you to those who stopped by my booth. You made my day!
     My first craft show of the season has come and gone. It is always good to get the first one under my belt.  As I said in my last post, craft shows are very inspiring places to be. Now I have some new tools in my belt for the next one. If you were not able to attend this year, keep your eyes open for next year's event.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

See LiLphanie's Line Close Up at Christmas in July!

     Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Show at Our Lady of the Cove in Kimberling City MO, is this weekend, July 22nd & 23rd!  

     I am so excited!  It is like waiting for Christmas morning.  I love talking with other artists and crafters, and getting a close up look at their handmade items.  The experience is inspiration wrapped and waiting to be opened.   Soon, my brain is like a house on a December night blinking with lights. Simply chatting with customers gives me all kinds of ideas.   Yes, LiLphanie's Line will be there - look for the bright yellow table cloth!  I will be offering crocheted hats in sizes newborn through adult in various styles. Plus I have a freebie to give away this year, while supplies last.
      You can visit my Etsy Shop (link on the right) to view photos of my work.  At my shop, you can also read about LiLphanie's Line and check out reviews.  Of course, if you see something you like, you can purchase it!   Enter the coupon code CHRISTMASINJULY23 to receive 5% off through July 24th.  However if you can make it to this wonderful Christmas in July event, please do!  I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Christmas In July Arts & Crafts Show

       For many people gift buying tends to be a grab and go activity.  Whether it is for a birthday or a wedding, this task often gets tackled at the last minute.  We may think, "Oh, I have plenty of time to pick out a gift," and before we know it the special day has arrived.  On the other hand, maybe you are an early bird.  You are out shopping and you come across an item thinking, "Oh, this would be perfect for so and so!". However, often times you forget where you put the gift or that you bought it already! Whichever person you are, I have some solutions for you!
     I have found it helpful to gather all gift giving items: wrapping paper, bags, tags, bows, scissors, tape, stickers etc. into one box.  It doesn't have to be a fancy box, a recycled cardboard box works fine.  Just be sure to label it.  In another box, I place items I have randomly purchased while out shopping.  This box gets labeled gifts.  I also have a gift ideas list.  On this list I jot down gift ideas that come up while speaking to the person, or just something that I think they would like to have.
     Summer is an excellent time to get a jump start on not only holiday gifts, but other special event gifts as well.  The school year is always so hectic with homework, activities and sports.  Why worry about having to buy a gift on top of all that is already going on?  Our Lady of the Cove's Christmas in July Arts & Crafts Show is the perfect opportunity to buy handmade gifts from local artist and crafters, as well as grab a bite to eat, catch up with friends, and maybe even win a prize! Mark your calendar to be there July 22nd and 23rd.  Please visit Our Lady of the Cove or LiLphanie's Line Facebook pages for more information!