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Getting Ready for my Winter Show

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Project by gurnie posted 1456 days ago 1132 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So i was accepted into my first craft show (first time applying, it was a juried show and i got in). So my plan is to make around 100 intarsia ornaments for this show… Not to mention a couple of kaleidoscopes, a few cutting boards, 8 photo frames, some wine stoppers, and a few bandsaw boxes. But i thought if i get my ornaments out of the way, the other stuff should be “cake.” My goal is to have close to all 100 shaped and hopefully glued by the end of august, giving me till Dec 1 to finish / start my other items. I have only been going to woodshop on Tuesdays and spending 4 hours a night there, so i think i have accomplished a lot just going Tuesdays. As the show draws nearer i’ll have to spend more Saturdays.

Photos:

1: An assortment of ornaments, some are missing from this photo

2. Angel children praying

3. An assortment of ornaments: Penguins with hats, cats with Christmas hats, and angels

4. Angels, Finches, chickadees, penguin with scarf and hat, cardinal

5. Chipmunks and Polar bears

6. some 4X6 photo frames (Kathy Wise fall leaf pattern), and 4 birds – 2 cardinals and two yellow finches

since I’ve taken these photos I’ve made some cute puppy dogs with bows (6 of them), and (2) peace doves. I have a total of 71 ornaments cut, but not all of them are shaped / glued. I will be doing some shaping on my vacation. I have a few more designs i want to do, but i think i’ll reach my deadline, if not i don’t see myself getting too far behind.

The show is on December 3rd, and I’m feeling confident right now as to what i will be able to do.

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog





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lumberdustjohn

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#1 posted 1456 days ago

Good looking stuf
Thanks for posting

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Paul2274

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#2 posted 1456 days ago

Great projects… looks like a lot of work.

Good Luck… hope you sell out and make lots-o-money!

Paul

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closetguy

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#3 posted 1456 days ago

You may not have enough. My booth was next to a lady at an October show a couple years ago who sold wood Christmas tree ornaments. Hers were just flat thin pieces with burned pyrographic details. She sold out the first day. People go crazy over these things, especially close to Christmas. Good luck with your show.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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gurnie

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#4 posted 1456 days ago

oh my God, really? i mean “YAY!” but i can’t imagine more than 130 of these. do you know how much she sold her ornament for (like the range i guess)

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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#5 posted 1456 days ago

good luck with the show

Dennis

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