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Craft Show Crunch

table in QB sunroom

Craft Show Crunch


Trial set-up of the Pink Gazelle Cards & Creations table

“When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.”

The crunch is on for the first Christmas craft show of the season.

I know, I know…we just got through Halloween and haven’t even got to Remembrance Day yet! But it is what it is and the First Chance Christmas Craft Show in Sidney, BC is this weekend: Nov 9th & 10th. 

If you live in the area, please come by the Pink Gazelle Cards & Creations booth and say hi!

If not, here are a few snaps of what my little Santa’s workshop in Qualicum Beach has looked like of late:

My garage is the perfect spot for a studio to paint sand dollars


Boy did I move to the right place for THIS craft…sand dollars galore on my local beach!


Creative madness of making new x-mas cards out of old ones


A little sampling of this year’s “re-purposed” x-mas cards (we sell them for $1 which people LOVE)


These tags also sell like hot-cakes 🙂


Assembling the “Potent Prosperity Principles” quote card sets ($7.95)


Found this gorgeous photo of a wolf to use at the show to display the “A Wolf Called Nakoda” story sets ($9.95 each with $2 to JPMF & $2 to Wolf Awareness)


I SO love the beautiful cover (designed by the publisher, BHC Press) of the novel version of my book!


Having a little geometrical fun with the “Wise Owl Wisdom” quote sets ($7.95)…usually our biggest seller at the craft shows, as they make a perf stocking stuffer 🙂

If you’d like to order anything, many of these items are also available in our Etsy Store (not the x-mas cards & tags…but if you REALLY want some, e-mail me).

Wish me luck this weekend! There WILL be photos in next week’s blog. Roxanne Low, who photographed me a couple of years ago (we’re still laughing about that boudoir photo shoot…how could I know the Search & Rescue guys were right around the corner?) will be at the show, taking photos of vendors & their wares.

Till then, take care & have a super week!

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her weekly blog, please sign up here.

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