Tuesday, November 9, 2010

fledgling

One of the things that has kept us busy the last couple of months is getting ready for a craft show. "But I thought you weren't selling right now, Kim?" you say. And you would be right. It's not MY craft show. It's Lizi's. She's getting ready for her very first, on-her-own craft show booth. Today we set up a table in the basement, sort of a practice run, to see how it all looked and what sort of display pieces we would need.

See these bracelets? Early this year she learned how to make one, then another, and another, and she was hooked. See that striped one in the middle? I don't even know how to do that. It's called a candy stripe, it's all knots, and you wouldn't believe how much time it takes. See the braided ones on either side? That's a box braid. I don't know how to do that either. The green and white spiral one on the right, there? I think she made that one up, or at least seriously adapted it. Same with the green and pink, second from the left. Cool, huh?
I really have been impressed with the way she's learned how to do this all on her own, through the internet and books. I'm fairly adept at many crafts, but she's learned to follow charts and graphs that I would have no idea of where to even start. And she's proud and happy that she's found her "thing," too. She's really worked hard, not only learning the craft but getting ready for this event. She counted 222 bracelets today.

Nice looking table. There's never a guarantee when it comes to craft shows, but I hope she does well.

4 comments:

Charlotte said...

Hey that's my granddaughter!! I am so impressed. That is really a LOT of bracelets!

Wanda Stricklin Robertson said...

222 bracelets? Are you kidding me? Her hands must fly! I hope it is a sellout.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I've missed you, Kim. So glad to see a couple of new posts! :-) (You haven't been busy, have you? ;-) )

Way to go to Lizi! I hope she has a marvelous show!

Sarah said...

Oh wow ... those are beautiful! Looks like the blossom doesn't fall far from the tree. :)