Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holiday Happenings

With the holidays right around the corner, I've been kicking into gear for a few seasonal craft shows. I recently decided that I need a new business card holder for shows, and I wanted to make it myself. The idea was to make a mini-sculpture out of polymer clay to showcase my abilities so that customers would leave with a good impression after taking my card. I wanted something that would truly represent my style- something bright and whimsical. This vision became a sketch (something I almost never do because drawing is not my strength and sketches usually don't do me much good) and eventually came to life at my little craft desk. Here's the end result.



I breathed a sigh of relief when the finished product looked exactly like my mental vision and my sketch. I love it when things work out like you want them to!



My intention was to create a little world, one that would match the items I make and sell. Planet Hollyrocks, as I have termed it, consists of glittery grass, a lollipop garden, a dragonfly hanging out near a little pond, golden daisies, a mushroom, and a shooting star/rainbow.



I'll get to debut it at my next craft show, which will take place in my hometown on December 4th. I'm planning to bring all kinds of fun seasonal items with me. And as for my online friends, I've got something special for you as well. I'm having a holiday sale in my shop! Between now and December 1st, you can receive 20% off your entire order by using the coupon code "Hollydays2010" when you check out.

This sale is just in time for a major update in my shop. I've recently listed some brand new items, and I've got a little sneak peek for anyone who'd like to see the new goodies!


Coffee Lover Earrings


Internet Acronym Magnets


Miniature Teacup Ring


Antique Sheet Music Bookmark With Vintage Cardinal Letter Seal


Coffee Bean Magnets

To discuss the holidays on a more personal note, I am SO excited to spend my very first Christmas with my husband in our new house! The whole thing has me feeling all sentimental and lovey-dovey. What are you excited about this season?

23 comments:

alexkeller said...

omg! lol!
your business card holder is perfect!!!
i love Planet Hollyrocks -
but i must be getting old - BRB?

Rose said...

Your business card holder looks awesome Holly!!! You might even have customers requesting them!
And those coffee bean magnets are a fabulous idea too.

Rose

Pili said...

I'm completely in love with your business cards holder! I'm sure it's gonna be such a big hit on your craft fairs! And I'm sure it'll attract people's attention to you cards even more! Planet Hollyrocks would be a great place to live for sure! ;)

SheezKrafty said...

That is fantastic! FANTASTIC, I say! :)

Christie Cottage said...

Your business card holder is awesome!

Have a great Cyber Monday and I hope sales abound for you!

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JUST ME said...

Ah! LOVE your new crafts and DOUBLE love that card holder. :)

You create such adorable things!!

Heather said...

aww! how sweet! And that tea cup ring? A-DORABLE! love!~

Renee said...

I love the business card holder, Holly! It turned out so lovely and it fits you perfectly. Ahh I feel like we could just be running through the glittery grass under the colorful rainbow to Hollyland! Great job. Congrats on your first Christmas! It will be super fun! I'll be kickin it with the fam and enjoying my extra free time :) Do you guys have big plans?

Cindy said...

Love everything!

Robin Thomas said...

Your card holder is brilliant Holly! So are your cards. hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Erin said...

Your business card holder is absolutely perfect for you. I adore you. :)

Stacey said...

That business card holder is absolutely adorable!! If I saw it I would want to buy it off of your table. :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

That little teacup ring is awesome and I think I saw you waving from down inside your little rainbow world...oh, there you are!

Lemon Shortbread said...

lol the cardholder looks so cute! what a clever idea!!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh my gosh, I am so bummed I missed your sale! I'll have to stop by and see what's new! I totally LOVE that card holder Holly, it says it all! :)

babalisme said...

Sigh. The constant rainbow, the mushrooms, everything seems too cute to be true! I want to shrink myself and live there!

genial said...

i'm interested in Coffee Bean Magnets... You love your friends, but you might think it hard to express this during the holidays when you are short on cash. There are gift ideas, however, that will still show your friends you care and not cause you to go broke... :)

Renee said...

I am so excited to participate in the make:Christmas show with you at Ida Red! It's going to be sooo much fun :)

The Fancy Teacup said...

Your card holder is super adorable! And I am in love with the teacup ring and the coffee lover earrings...so fun and dainty!

Have fun and stay cozy in your new home :)

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
xoxo

Beverley said...

um how adorable is your business car holder? i LOVE it! you're so creative, i definitely know a few coffee lovers that would be obsessed with those magnets!

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OliveStreetStudio said...

You are one creative lady! The business card holder?? BRAVA! Love the little toadstool.

Raven said...

This is so cool, Holly! It really shows off what you make.

I LOVE the coffee earrings and the teacup ring. I may have to buy the teacup ring for myself.

Hope you are enjoying this time of year-I know I am!

~Raven

20 York Street said...

Wow, that is seriously so unique and creative!

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