Friday, April 8, 2011

Carft Fair Season

Craft Fair Season! Whooohooo! I love participating in fairs and shows!  So many interesting crafts.  You never know what or who you're going to see.

Our 1st show of the season is the Fair Diddley. Which is also our 1st time at the Fair Diddley. Over 350 Booths! Wow! I've heard so many wonderful things about this show and have been told that we should do well here.  Let's keep our fingers crossed...

So here are the details:
When: Sunday May 15, 2011
Time: 10 am- 5pm
Where: Historic Woodstock Square, Woodstock, Illinois
Booth # IJ6 located on Johnson Street
For more info please click here to visit the MHRL Facebook public invite.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New News!

Just a quick update!  Hopefully soon, our website will be up and running!  Courtesy of my awesome husband, who is wonderful with all this .xml stuff.  Most of our items with still be purchasable via But the new items (when I finish "baking" them) should be purchasable via the website and PayPal! Yay!  I can't wait!  We are starting to look like a real business :)

Sorry I've been neglecting the blog recently.  Trying to get caught up on products.  Then the holidays happened. And now things should return to a normal routine :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tis the Season!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you and yours this holiday season!  Have fun and stay safe!  From: 1 cup Cotton

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Port Barrington Garden Party and Craft Show

This last weekend we were invited to Port Barrington's Garden Party. It's a small community tucked back off the beaten path. The people of the community really went all out for this shindig!  We were placed right in front of the moon bounce and inflatable twister game.  Yes, inflatable twister!  I wanted to jump right in!

However there wasn't any type of advertising for this event and was just for the community.  None of the attendees seemed to be interested in the crafters.  This was mainly for the children and all the "free" stuff.  So needless to say we didn't do so well and only handed out 2 business cards.  I may be new at this whole craft fair/show thing but I've always handed out at least 40 business cards at my shows.  Oh well, there's always more fairs and shows to attend.

We met some seasoned veterans of the craft show circuit.  We more experienced than I am.  They are, Windy City Spinners. Super friendly and super helpful.  Giving us some craft show tips and advice. 
Their display is gorgeous! You could literally sit there for hours just memorized. All their Spinners are stainless steel and made in the USA. And have over 300 designs to choose from. We purchased the Air Force Spinner in memory of my brother and promptly displayed it on our patio!  I love it!

You can find them here: 
Phone 847-546-5785

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Craft Show in Algonquin IL (June 2010)

So I'm a little behind posting our recent shows.  And completely forgot to take pictures of our show in Antioch, IL.  But here are some pictures of our show in Algonquin.

We had the threat of rain the entire weekend which kept the temps cooler but would have loved to see the sun. Most of the shoppers stayed away with the storms looming overhead.  Although there were quite a few brave souls with their umbrellas and ponchos looking and shopping.

Meet my Mom, Linda and my sister Michelle.  All those beautiful afghans and baby blankets are made by my mom.  She's been making them for longer than I've been alive.  My sister comes and helps out, especially with my girls when we need to get set up.  Thanks Shelly! Forgive the darkness of these pics.  We took them when we were closed in our canopy hiding from the rain :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

How I've missed you Blogspot

My apologies to all my followers and friends.  Tis the season for craft and vendor shows.  Since this is our 1st of many years of show, we've been awesomely busy.  I haven't been blogging or posting much.  Just trying to keep up with the shows and keeping the product flowing. 

Here are a few things I've been working on.  Keeping things new and fresh!

Thanks to all our friends, followers, and customers for all your support and well wishes!

Monday, May 10, 2010



So here are the rules for the Sunshine Award:

1. Place the logo within your blog or post
2. Pass the award on to 12 other bloggers
3. Link the nominees within the post
4. Let the nominees know they have won by commenting on their blog
5. Share the love by linking back to the person from whom you received the award

And the nominees are......


2. Finding Charm

3.  Future Heirloom Designs

4. Portable Graffiti

5. Stitch-n-Studio

6. Tootsytwo

7. Zur Designs

8. By Your Side

9. Casa di Aries

10. Demure Artistic Designs

11. Tic Tac Dough

12. TJBdesigns