Sunday, September 16, 2012

How to make a teepee

I made these teepees for the kids for Christmas last year.
Aren't they neat? They stand about 5' tall and take up about 5' of the floor. 

I used this pattern for the fabric covering the poles:

Then I talked to my friends and found some bamboo on the outskirts of my town. My friend and I took a ride out there to pick it up and we walked around the property, there was TONS of bamboo out there! 

brought it all home and dried it out on some saw horses, and cleaned them up. I cut the bamboo all down to the same size (60") and sanded them by hand with sand paper sheets. That was quite the arm work out! I definitely recommend it lol. Then I wiped them down with a damp rag and put on a layer of lacquer. After a few days of drying and a reapplication of the lacquer, they were ready to go! 

My kids love them! They play in them for hours at a time out in the playroom.

Friday, September 14, 2012


I was wandering around online and found a few deals on crafting supplies!

$6.95 for a box of beautiful thread!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

First Post

Well, there has to be a first post I suppose! 

Today I decided I was going to start a blog and keep track of the store I opened and the craft show I am stocking for. I stocked my store with some of the things I have on hand, and I am hoping to get some more things done and stocked in there. Check it out Here :) 

I am a long time member of Cafemom and I love it there! You can talk to me there as MissElissa21. I can normally be found in the Craft Cafe group! How fitting since I feel like I am always crafting.

I talked to my Best Friend today about an adventure with a craft fair here in my small town and I think she is open to discussing it more. I attend it every year as a shopper, but I am really hoping to attend it this year as a vender. So far I think I have a good idea of what I want to sell there which is everything I hope to have stocked in my store. I'll let you know when I get that list compiled!