Friday, November 13, 2015

A New Adventure

A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I would like to participate in a local Holiday Pop-Up Show.  What is a Pop-Up show?  It's an event that last a short time, a place where local artists can share their craft, a way for people to see and buy unique items they wouldn't normally have an opportunity to elsewhere.

Because my daughter is also participating, I thought I would give it a go too!  Nothing to lose!

Gift Horse Pop-Up Shop
604 Gallatin Ave, Ste 215, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Monday-Friday 10:30-4:00
Saturday 10:00-6:00
Sunday 12:00-4:00

What the heck should I offer?  Quilts, not so much!  Small.  Something small.  I thought long and hard and hard and long.  


Pot Holders.  I spent a couple days making half a dozen or so sets.  They are unique, great for people who are looking for something different and unique, right?  We'll see about that!

4" x 9 1/2"
Pencil Pouches ~ whatever pouches!  I was thinking pencil pouches when I decided to make these, but they are certainly big enough for lots of other things.  


I pieced together a few front panels for those who like that look. 


Rainbow and pencils go hand in hand.


Lined, zipper tabs...the kitchen sink!


I found a couple pieces of my hand dyed fabrics that I thought would work well.  Plus, offering options in the way of designs and colors can't be a bad thing!

Vertical:  3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Horizontal:  3 1/2" x 4"
You can buy zipper pouches everywhere, I know.  Hopefully there are people who appreciate handmade, love to support local, and want something that isn't mass produced!

I made a few...a few more than a few...coin purses, card holders, zipper pouches. Whatever you want to call them or use them for!  Multipurpose might be a good description for these or any zipper pouch!  I'm thinking stocking stuffer...


These are about as basic as it gets!  No lining!  I decided I would use Shape Flex Fusible Interfacing to give stability and the illusion of a lining.  Do you think that was okay to do?  


I had a lot of smaller pieces of hand dyed fabrics that were perfect for this project.  Shibori, Itajime, stamped, low water and even a couple Anna Marie Horner wovens!


Whether or not these sell is another question!  But that's okay.  If nothing else they make great gifts!  

I was actually very happy to sit and make something different for a little while.  A nice change as always, we all can appreciate that sometimes! 

I'm very appreciative that I was asked to participate in this event!  Along with my things, there will be soap, art prints, greeting cards, jewelry, ceramics and much more!

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20 comments :

  1. Good luck, I know just how hard it is getting ready for something like this. I hope you'll post how you did. You have a nice assortment :-)

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    1. I'm hoping for the best and will certainly share what happens after the Holidays!

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  2. What an abundance of terrific gifts! Wish Maine was closer to Tennessee :(

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    1. They were fun to make and hopefully a few of them will sell. If not, not a big deal either!

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  3. Great pouches - hope they sell well.

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  4. Neat pouches and pot holders too. Have fun!

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    1. Luckily the pop-up show goes on for a month…I'm sure something will sell in that time period! (knock on wood!!)

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  5. Lovely little offerings! I'm sure your table will be a hit (and a sell out!) Love the rainbow & white pouch.

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    1. It would be nice if I sold out! I'll be happy if I sell a few things actually! What appeals to me about this show…First, I don't have to be there. I price my items and the shop sponsoring the event sells them. It's for an entire month which means there is a chance for a sale since there will be many people coming and going. I don't know, it's all new to me and something different! We shall see!

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  6. Good luck!! It sounds very fun, and you have some great things to offer!!

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  7. Great small projects, good luck with the sale!

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  8. So many great little projects! I adore your rainbow and white one -- very striking!

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  9. Do you mind if I share the info from the top on my FaceBook? I think I have a few friends near Nashville....if I were as close as Indiana, I would consider the trip myself! If your items are any gauge, the quality will be well worth people's time...good luck, I would not be surprised if you come home all sold out!!! Have fun!

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    1. Not at all Sarah! And thank you! There is bound to be some fabulous items in this pop-up show, besides what the shop sponsoring it offers! It's all new to me and if a few things sell, I'll be pleased! It's really cool that this show promotes local handmade artists and with that in mind, I think the majority of customers will be specifically seeking unique items!

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  10. Wow, you really went for it! I am in love with the green inside the color box pouch! I need to go zipit shopping ;)

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    1. The bright green is my favorite color! I thought it would perk up the pouch … just a little bit!

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  11. Oh good luck with the pop up store. When does it run (you probably say and I'm just cross eyed from being sleepy and missed it). :)

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    1. I don't have huge expectations from this! I thought it would be fun and something different for a change! The show goes through december, so there is plenty of time to get a sale!

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  12. I like those one Pencil Pouches with colorful blocks the most. As I am an artist I always have pencils with myself.

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