Thursday, August 5, 2010

Soul Deep Craft Fair

So, while our little business is new and we are figuring out all the kinks, we are excited to transition our lives into the crafty creativeness of cake decorating, sewing, and crafting in general.  It has been both of our dreams to "one day" have a bakery and stretch, tone, and use our creative muscles full time.  I had thought it would happen way later in life when I was old, gray and wise.  Well after imagining and dreaming for a few years Carla and I decided it was time.

The event that pushed us into making that final decision to step into the unknown and build on our castle of dreams was the opportunity to take part in the Soul Deep Craft Fair at Living Hope Church in Boonville on Saturday, July 24th.

Our first goal was making a business card.  With the help of our awesome friend Ryan we designed our card to match our blog!  

We baked and sewed and decorated for weeks in anticipation and preparation of our big day.  We stayed up into the wee hours of the morning of the 24th putting the finishing touches on all of our handmade creations.  Around 4:30 a.m., too soon, our alarms went off waking us up from our few hours of sleep to load up the car and head off to the craft fair. 

Here is Carla, feeling our few hours of sleep.  Only sugary goodness of McDonald's sweet tea could perk us up into full functioning mode.

We set our table up, moving things around, deciding, and re-deciding exactly how we wanted to present our hand crafted goods to the world for the first time.

We made 72 cupcakes of varying varieties:

 Strawberry with almond icing and a sweet little gumpaste flower.

Chocolate with chocolate buttercream icing and a chocolate butterfly.

And finally white cake with buttercream icing and a rainbow sugar cookie to top it off.
Now our white cake wasn't your ordinary cake.  We created a special surprise on the inside. 
Rainbow cake!  

Not only did we bake up a storm but we tackled bunches of sewing as well.  With the help of Carla's sweet mom we premade 32 baby burp cloths to sell as well!  We also had a small display of our pouch slings and ring slings.  We just set them out so that if anyone was interested they could place an order.  

What you didn't see was our fantastic little basket of homemade candies: peanut butter cups and oreo truffles.  If you could have just one homemade candy in your life it should be oreo truffles.  They are simply delicious. 

Our overall day was spectacular!  It ended with melted chocolate butterflies and icing sliding off of cupcakes as we loaded our left over treasures into the car in the 105 degree weather.  But, we met some fantastic people who encouraged us in our new endeavor.  We placed a few orders for slings and made contacts that will help us move forward into the wonderful world of our crafty business.  And most of all we reached out to our little piece of the world to let them know we are here! 

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