Wednesday, December 30, 2009
We didnt bake real gingerbread. Instead we used Graham crackers as the base. Covered in candy and icing who would know anyway?
Mr. RedMarionette took the non-traditional approach of using candy corn to set his on fire. He claims it started with the candy corn campfire in the front of the house and spread.
Here you can see an action shot of the fire spreading rapidly to the roof.
I took a more traditional approach with a half pitched roof covered in almond slivers. My flat roof side however had to have extensive repair work as it collapsed from the massive amount of chocolate chips and coconut snow. Who would have thought there would have been too much weight due to coconut snow?!
My peppermint lighthouse on the roof was the crowning moment if me finishing and trying to get a photo before everything fell apart! :)
The entire family had a blast and it was amazing to me how different everyone made their houses. I love creative people!
Monday, December 28, 2009
I feel refreshed (except for the occasional pain pill) and I am ready to plan and make goals for Red Marionette for 2010.
Holiday merchandise will stay in the store throughout the year, but Red Marionette will also be adding tote bags this year. A new design and style will be introduced in a variety of color and fabric combinations. Mr. Snuggledoodles HERE will be the same style.
I am also trying to expand into some housewares type items this year. Still in the brainstorming process for those.
I also have made upcycled vintage bed linens into little pouches and wallets. Those will be brought out soon as well! As usual I am trying to keep things fresh and new.
Later in the year I will have more lions, chipmunks, walrus and various other new additions to the Red Marionette litter of critters.
Later I shall post photos of our Gingerbread House Expo! (We didnt really use gingerbread, we used graham crackers but the intention was the same) My Nephew, Niece, Brother, Sister in Law and my Husband all had wonderful time (and me of course!)
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I had a table space at the Saturday evening show and a booth space at the Sunday show. Here is Mr. RedMarionette in the booth space and I am standing at the table space. LOTS of color.
We got to vend next to our good friends ElleBelleOnEtsy and had a wonderful time spent with them.
It was great to see all of the new goodies people had out this year compared to last year. We have some creative ladies here!
Perpetual Pickles had some wonderful canned pickles that were Sweet hot and Garlic Dill. The Crafty Hag was on our other side and she always has amazing stuff. Go check out her cute little yeti's!
It was such a fun experience pushing myself to get all of the products done, maintaining the stock for the show and Etsy. I learned a lot about myself, my marketing, my capabilities and many other things.
I had a wonderful customer purchase my owl centerpiece. Goodbye Mr. Owl. I shall have to make a counterpart for any shows I may do next year! He certainly catches attention. Maybe a bat again instead of an owl.
More photos can be found on my flickr site here: Red Marionette Atomic
Go take a gander!
Once again I'd like to thank everyone for their support this year! Its been a very tough year for a lot of people. Keep your chin up, make do and mend and if you are going to buy, buy handmade! Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
What a lovely bunch of photos!
I love seeing the items in use!
A walrus tree! The Red Marionette tree skirt! The Ned the Moose stocking and the multitude of critters on the tree!
I wanted to share my appreciation to all of my customers, family and friends for the support and love you all have shown throughout this year. I am truly blessed!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This year I will be doing two large shows. You can come meet me in person!
This coming weekend I will be here:
Handmade Holiday Bazaar this Saturday at Fiberologie, 411 15th Ave N. in St. Petersburg from 10 AM - 4 PM : FREE GOODIE BAG TO FIRST 25 GUESTS! So come early, get a prize AND the best selection of groovey handmade gifts from many local artists! Hope to see you all there!The weekend of the 12th and 13th I will be in Sarasota, FL at the Municipal Auditorium:
This year Atomic Holiday Bazaar introduces a Saturday Night Show on December 12, 2009, 5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., 18 and Over with a $7 Admission. Atomic Holiday Bazaar's first Saturday evening craft show will present 40 crafters who infuse their dark hearted creations with splashes of punk, dabs of rock and jabs of general tuffness. The evening's entertainment includes burlesque performances by Moxie Le Femme and live music raining down upon the crowd like a foamy draft beer with rockabilly-punk rock by The Redliners, The Dead Popes and Viva Le Vox. Cosimo's Brick Oven. will be on hand selling small bites, beer and wine. Two fashion shows produced by Doll Face, Inc., will showcase vintage clothing from Silly Rabbit Vintage and Vintage Stew in addition to a second fashion show featuring rock-a-licious costume design by Joanna Coblentz of Doll Face, Inc., and Adrien Lucas of Tuff Betty Bags. If you keep your ticket stub from Saturday night and wish to return on Sunday to shop with even more vendors, with your Sat. night ticket stub, admission is only $3.
Atomic Holiday Bazaar celebrates its fourth Sunday show on December 13, 2009, Noon- 6 p.m., All Ages Show, $5 Admission, Children 12 and under get in free. Atomic Holiday Bazaar's Sunday craft show features over 80 crafters who create amusing handmade DIY crafts. Holiday shopping offerings include handbags, t-shirts, jewelry, body products, home décor, baby items, plushies, a smidge of art and even canned goods. This is not your granny's craft show! Free cotton totes will be handed out by the Bradentucky Bomber roller derby team to the first 100 adults through the door. Atomic totes are a local collectible and this year totes have been screened by locals Clothesline; the totes are filled with swag ala' Atomic style with special offers from our vendors, zines, buttons, samples and more.