Monday, December 20, 2021

Repurpose Recycle Reuse Restore Reclaim Upcycle With LilacsNDreams

Repurpose Recycle Reuse Restore Reclaim Upcycle With LilacsNDreams

Hello to all visiting today! I deeply apologize for my absence. It was not intended, and unfortunately unavoidable. I had been sick with a really bad head cold for a good 3 weeks. It’s that time of year with weather changing that I normally get this, but usually does not last as long as this one did. Sadly, I had just seen my doctor for regular appointment a few days prior to me becoming sick too. I’m feeling so much better, a lot less of a cough, can breathe again, and eating has come back with my appetite.

Due to the time frame of this happening I was not able to work on any projects that I wanted to do, and then post them with Facebook Marketplace. Instead I am working hard to get our other house in order for our daughter, and family to stay there while visiting us for Christmas. Air mattresses for them all to use, towels and things there to shower, and so on. Most of time will be spent with us, but they cannot bring their dogs to this house with our dog here. He is high strung, and other dogs around does not work well with him.

I have been getting some things to start preparing ahead for everyone being here. We will not be celebrating Christmas Day, but on the following weekend. Works great for hubby to get home, and have time off. Works pretty good for those visiting with other family members, and also for friends to stop in too. As always we have the open door policy…Stop on in for a meal, to visit, for the company, you have no where else to go, etc. So, I have a little time to prepare christmas snacks, get pies put together and made, and etc. Busy busy like many do at this time.

So, right now I have plans for after the first of the year to sit down, work on projects, and get things posted with Facebook Marketplace. I’m hoping to have a website set up which will be easier to visit, and shop. I have something in mind I have been looking into, and hope to have it working in a few months too. Crossing fingers!

So, with a little imagination some of the old items can be like new again, and once conventional things can  become unique. I’m hoping for us all to learn some things, share some things, and be inspired with Repurpose, Recycle, Reuse, Restore, Reclaim, and Upcycle with LilacsNDreams. 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Happy to have you visit, and hope to see you again soon. Take care, and be safe! Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Vendor Craft Fair DIY Handmade Repurpose Upcycle LilacsNDreams


Vendor Craft Fair With LilacsNDreams Saturday, November 13 was my very first vendor craft fair that I have participated with. I did this event with my niece, we rented 2 booths, was about 1 1/2 hours away from home, different area/people. I offered repurposed Pizza Pans, I made about 3 pillows, I had some of my cake plates offered, a cutting board that was done simple, my bigger and smaller angels, and etc,.

I’m not sure how I feel about participating with this event. I know my first one, and I guess I was expecting a little more with it. Parking became an issue, no one really greeted us as we set up our booths, there was an admission fee, it seemed like quite a few of the vendors there knew someone from town there, and it was not all handmade either. 

I had quite a few people look at my things, asked some questions, and after they would leave. We did a rush job setting our things up. I felt we should have slowed down just a bit. We had wooden crates to help us a little. Sadly, I had all kinds of pictures I wanted to share with you. Unfortunately with my new phone some pictures went missing. I had 2 pizza pans I repurposed, I did up 2 of the charger plates, I made 3 pillows, I had 4 angels I offered, etc. I wanted to share all my pics with you, but my new phone seems to have eaten some of them . . . . urrr. I thought this was suppose to be a craft fair. Yes, some things offered there were not handmade, and many people after looking at some of my things would ask me the price. Then they would leave. I felt like many of the people were wanting products offered to be cheaper. 

I sold 1 of my bigger angels, and that was my only sale for the day. I know it was my first showing, but things just felt uncomfortable, I didn’t care for the admissions fee, and I was expecting a little more of it I guess you could say.

Below are a few pictures I could find to share with you some of the things I had to offer at the craft fair. 

Thank you everyone for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Take care, be safe, and see you again. Have a great day! Toodles . . . . 

Monday, November 8, 2021

Repurpose Upcycle Handmade DIY Crafts For Vendor Fair


Repurpose Upcycle Handmade DIY Crafts For Vendor Fair with LilacsNDreams. Welcome everyone who is visiting today!

This Saturday the 13th is our big day. I’m excited, and getting a bit nervous too. I have so much I want to have done for this vendor fair I am doing with my niece. I have started a few things, have a few items that have been completed, and of course more items I want to have done for this event too. This week is the last week for me to truly work on anything. I need things completed 24-48 hours before we load to leave. Things need to dry, set, and seal properly before they are moved, displayed, and going to their forever homes. 

Below are a few pictures of things started, and now are needing their finishing touches for completion.

Cutting board I found when thrifting

Above, and below shows front and back of what I started with using napkins

             Above, and below shows both napkin sides with words I have added to them also

Below is a pizza pan I lightly sanded, and the process I have done so far with a little painting, some mod Podge, scrapbook paper, and christmas ornament word JOY that will be centered

I luckily found 3 of these glass bottles from the DollarTree. They are being filled with ornament filler in the body area. I could not find angel wings to be used for the angels I am making. At the Dollar Tree I did find a silver, and a gold like pointsettia flower with some glimmer to them. I am using leaves from this to make the wings for the angels. The halos will be made from red, and silver glittered pipe cleaner. I have the little colored bows that I will be adding right at their necklines. 

Once I have completed these, and other projects I will be sure to share more pictures with you. It feels so good to be crafting again! I am really enjoying it! I am so excited to be doing my first vendor fair, and of course I am a little nervous too. I’ve always shopped at these places, and never knew I would be a vendor at one of them. Not only having completed projects to display for sale, but to organize everything else too. The application for acceptance, getting tables, planning how to display and organize things, business cards, and so on. Luckily I am doing this with someone I know. In the spring I am hoping to maybe convince a dear friend of mine that we do one of these craft fairs together too. You know, make it a girls weekend with work, and fun!

Wish me luck everyone, and thanks so much for the support of many too. Thank You for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Take care, be safe, and see you again soon. Toodles . . . . .

Monday, October 25, 2021

Repurposed Handmade DIY Crafting Upcycled Shirts Keychains Cups


Repurposed Handmade DIY Crafting Upcycled Shirts Keychains Cups with LilacsNDreams for Cheyenne Customs.

Welcome to everyone visiting with LilacsNDreams today!

Many of us enjoy the fine art of crafting with handmade, homemade, DIY, repurposed, upcycled projects for our homes, given as gifts, for special occasions, etc. Holidays are fast approaching, and buying unique handmade gifts gives gift giving a special touch to be cherished.

In November I will be doing a vendor craft show with another person. We felt that offering our items together would add a variety to the booth, a few more choices, and help you a little with some of those creative thoughts for this fun time of year. 

Below you will see some pictures I shared from Cheyenne Customs that I am doing the vendor fair with. Cheyenne makes custom bows, shirts, signs, keychains, and more. If you would see something you like do not hesitate to contact Cheyenne, and place your order. Any questions please feel free to ask her too. The best way to contact her is to message her from Facebook with messenger. You can find her place at Cheyenne Customs

                                                         Shirt had been made for Easter

Covers for your cell phones

Sometimes she’ll find deals like on hats she can offer to you plain, or if you would like something printed on it she can do it

Cups personalized, bottom of socks with sayings, different face masks for adults and children

Wooden keychains have been popular, and are so cute too!

I have this shirt myself, and get compliments about it too

Dish towels can be done also. I adore decorating my kitchen with things like this too.

The designed bows look great, and are so cute when little girls wear them too!

Why not add a little character to your home lounging attire? Wear something unique when you’re out, and about doing errands too.

I have this shirt ordered, and cannot wait to get it either! Popular coffee sayings, and I adore country music too!

Some of her first cups Cheyenne made

Definitely clothes for kids too

Cheyenne shared a print to see who would like it used on something for them, or given as a gift too

Cheyenne used plain divided trays, and added print with designs to make them fun for the kids. They have been popular too.

As you can see we should have a nice variety of items with the combination of Cheyenne Customs, and LilacsNDreams. This will be my first vendor fair having some of my products being offered. I’m anxious for the opportunity, and a little nervous too. Trying to get organized, and get a few more things made to offer too.

Thank you so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams everyone! Take care, be safe, and see you again soon! Toodles . . . . . .