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FSL Boutique Giveaway On Design Build Love!!

Good morning lovely readers!! If you follow FSL on twitter you already know that 2 brand new, hot off the press FSL Boutique Sasha Headbands are up for grabs on Design Build Love’s giveaway this week!  If you don’t follow this blog (@FSLblog) on twitter, click here.

Winner receives both Sasha headbands shown in the photos.  One for you and one for a friend perhaps? Prizes come gift wrapped separately. Entry submissions must be from the USA.

Peacock Feather Turquoise Or Lime Green Cheetah Sasha Headband

Here’s the product description:

The Sasha Headband will add that extra something special to a pulled back ponytail or bun. The turquoise thin peacock feathers shimmer and the small silver rimmed jewel adds a touch of sparkle. It also comes in lime green and black cheetah print feathers. The feathers sit flat against the headband. It is backed in black felt to sit comfortably and securely against the hair. This item would look gorgeous with jeans or even a cocktail dress! Either would be the perfect bridesmaid gift. The Sasha is truly a unique piece and is a nod to the 1920’s flapper style. These headbands can be customized on a hard headband or a soft, stretchy headband.

Peacock Feather Turquoise Or Lime Green Cheetah Sasha Headband

Yes, I made myself one, lol!

Peacock Feather Turquoise Or Lime Green Cheetah Sasha Headband

If you’re liking what you’re seeing, head on over to Ashley’s blog by clicking here to enter.

Here are some new holiday pieces I just whipped up.  They are all posted on Finding Silver Linings Boutique.

Set of 2 Red & Gold Or Gold on Gold  Bella Hair Clips

Christmas & Winter Themed Tu Tu Hair Accessories

Green & Red Flower Headband

Scarlet and Silver Chloe Headband

Yay for stocking stuffers!!

Readers may enjoy 15% off their entire purchase by entering coupon code “DBLOVE” at checkout!

Head on over to Design Build Love and say hola to Ashley!  Her blog is D-I-Y amazingness! Good luck to all that enter the giveaway!

Blogiversary Giveaway!

In celebration of this blog’s first birthday, it seemed fitting to host a giveaway from the Finding Silver Linings Boutique.  Without this blog, and its encouraging readers there would be no Etsy venture for me.

One entry for each of the following:

* Follow FSLblog on Pinterest (click here to go to the page)

* Follow FSLblog on Twitter (click here to go to the page)

* Tweet about this giveaway @FSLblog

* Leave a comment telling which item(s) you’d like to win from Finding Silver Linings Boutique (click here to see the shop), or describe what you’d like for a custom order 😉

* 3 extra entries if you’d like to host a Finding Silver Linings Boutique giveaway on your own blog (email me for the details on this one) !!!

FSL readers receive 15% off  by using coupon code FALL2011 at checkout 🙂

Entries must be received by 11/5/11 at 12 noon.  Winner will be announced next week. Good luck!

xo

Mindy

My First Craft Show

My aunt makes gorgeous jewelry and was going to be a vendor at the local Fall Festival. Along with a few other women, she was going in on renting a space for their tent.  She asked me to join in, but I didn’t have enough items for all 3 days.  I agreed to do an afternoon and just bring what I had (which wasn’t much) and set up a small table.

At the last minute, the other ladies backed out leaving my aunt stuck paying for the whole thing, so I went all in.  I locked myself in my craft room (which I started calling “The Lab”) for a week and a half and made a lot more headbands, brooches, pins, etc.  I studied a few boards on Pinterest and researched a bit on how to set up a craft fair booth.  I even made a D-I-Y cake stand for part of my display (keep your eyes peeled for that tutorial soon!).

The night before, I set up a mock table in  my dining room so I could save time the next day.

I had to figure out how to display lots and lots of headbands using minimal table space and without crushing them.  Not easy.  I could have gone to Michael’s Craft Store and spent a fortune on cookie cutter, boring display pieces, but I didn’t want to spend a fortune or have a display that looked like anyone else’s.  So I did what I do best.  I looked around my house for things I could use creatively. I used my plain cylinder vases by putting hard headbands into them. I liked the way they fanned out around the vase.  I also placed a decorative branch in each vase and clipped hair pins and clips onto the branches.

I put the stretchy headbands on various Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn themed books…

I made price tags, wrote down my inventory, snapped some pics of the general set up so I can remember what I did, got $100 in change, gathered my bags & business cards and put the items into labeled ziplock bags. 

Since the fair was 3 days long, all vendors had to set up and take down their booths each day.  So, I packed everything into my huge suitcase (and a big tupperware bin) so I could wheel the heavy stuff to and from my car.

I didn’t have time or cash to buy a new tablecloth, so I used our old silver velvet duvet cover, lol!  We had to supply our own lights as well, so I stole the snazzy ones off of our night stands. 

I used one of our snack trays as my “check out stand”.  I used our silver sparkly umbrella stand to showcase the feather headbands and accessories. 

From the vases and books that I decorate with, to our bedroom decor, our  house was left looking like the Grinch came & stole everything for 3 days!

ME:

 I was ready to go! 

The funny thing is, most people stopped to inquire about the lamps! 

This set up was a bit busy, so as the day went by, I condensed and moved things around. 

I went from the butterfly bobby pins , rosebud pins, & ladybug pins on a paper plate (sorry about the blurry pic) to using my metal containers that used to house my herb garden and mousse cups that a co-worker gave me.

Here are a few of my best seller items, in case you were curious.

Chloe baby headbands

Elizabeth hair clips & baby bands

And here are some happy customers! 

 

Liz baby band

Rose bud bobby pinDanity ClipTu-Tu Ballerina baby band

Bella stretchy headbandHot Pink Jolee baby band

If you  or someone you know would like to look as adorable as these ladies above, click here to be sent to Finding Silver Linings Boutique 😉  You can customize ANY piece you see into a clip, a brooch, a bobby pin, a baby headband, a stretchy headband, hard headband, shoe clip, purse pin, etc.  It will be hand-made by moi.  Just do it 😀

*End of shameless advertisement paragraph*

 

Did you ever have a booth at a fair?  What kind?  Would you ever do it again?  Let’s chat.

Every Day I’m Hustlin’

Okay, I’m not hustlin Rick Ross style, but if you follow me on Twitter, you know what I mean!  My latest tweet barrage has been new merchandise listed in the Finding Silver Linings Boutique.  

My aunt makes beautiful beaded jewelry and is getting a booth at the local craft festival.  She invited me to pull up a table and maybe sell a few things.  I agreed and realized that I didn’t have that many things to sell (then panicked)!  

 

I locked myself in The Lab AKA my craft room.  I emerged with tons of new things!  I barely scratched the surface with what I posted on Etsy, but here’s a little sample…

The Clara Headband

Karina Rings

 

 

Tu-Tu Clips

Mila Headband

 

Taya Butterfly Headbands

 

I’m really excited about the new stuff!  I started making feather earrings yesterday and I’m liking those too 🙂 . Don’t forget, FSL reader get 10% off EVERYTHING!  Use coupon code “WELCOME10” at checkout. 

 

 I’m going through a ton of preparations for this craft far.  I want my table to be really pretty and reflect what I like.  I made some fun displays, so look for those posts this week!

Open For Business!!!

If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to lately (little to no comments on my end), I’ve been super busy working on my little project.  As the post title hints at (very obviously of course), the Finding Silver Linings Boutique is officially open on Etsy.com!  I’ve purchased some beautiful materials (silk, Swarovski crystals, etc) and practically locked myself in my craft room for a week.

So far it is mostly hair accessories and brooches, but I have so many other ideas that are about to take off very soon!  Each piece was designed with a specific person in mind and named after them.  I tried to capture their essence through texture and color (which of course blabbermouth I explain in every item description).  I made doubles of everything, so each muse gets their signature piece 😉 and one goes up on the site for sale. I ship all over the world, so no worries there.

Here’s my God daughter Karina (“KiKi”) rocking her new clips!

All of the pieces are hand-made by yours truly 😀 and are all easily customizable.

I hope you take a moment to check it out by clicking here.  All of my lovely blog readers get 10% off by using the coupon code “WELCOME10” at check out 😉 .

If you have a blog or website of your own, and would like to host a Finding Silver Linings Boutique giveaway (and score some sweet free swag for yourself), please email me at FindingSilverLinings@gmail.com! Also, if you refer a friend that makes a purchase, please tell them to mention your name & email so I can hook you up with a proper thank you 😉

Thank you for all of your words of encouragement!!  I love you guys.

xo,

Mindy

Flower Headbands!

I told you guys that I can’t stop making these fabric flowers!  I made a 3 flower headband (while laying in the sun – hence the bathing suit photo 😀 ) the other day.

Please excuse the post-suntan oil slick on my face, lol!  I was so excited, that I didn’t care, I just snapped the picture!

I also made a few more flower brooches out of a soft t-shirt material.  These two are for my sister-in-law.

So I’ve been thinking lately.   I might launch a Finding Silver Linings Boutique on Etsy for all of my new creations.  What do you guys think?  Be honest, I value your opinions…