New People Artist Village Vol 1 !

Last Friday night and all day Saturday, Hairy and I manned a table for New People Artist Village Vol 1.

Friday night was the preview night with free food and booze. I sampled neither. I was kind of in a daze the whole weekend because I had gotten about 11 hours sleep spread over 3 days before the event. Not enough for me!!! But I had an idea of what I wanted my table to look like, and I was not ready to quit!!

It’s hard to see because of the white on white….but my new display unit is in full effect!!! Our friend Paul made it. It’s supposed to resemble a fridge, but I didn’t have time to special order the right handle or really put together a good fridge-like sign for it. It wasn’t even painted, just primed! But we only had 2 weeks after the Hello Kitty insanity to get everything together! I really like my new fridge shelf. It actually goes down all the way to the floor, but since we didn’t have a lot of space at this event, I only loaded the top half of it and hid it behind the table. I want a little oven one, too!

Here’s a pic that Michelle took. I told her I didn’t even remember this pic being taken. I know that I am waving, but I think I had sleep dep black-out problems.

BTW, we made the little ghetto cake stands that a lot of my stuff is displayed on. I didn’t have a lot of time or money to spend on actual cake stands, so I glued plastic wine glasses and plastic plates together, and Hairy spray-painted them gold and silver. Initially they were going to be pink, blue, and gold, but the pink and blue paint didn’t stick on the plates!!! I do not really recommend this set-up because the cake stands were really light and flimsy and I kept knocking them over!!! So either (as Sarah, Amy’s sister suggested) weigh down the plastic wine glasses with rocks or marbles first before gluing them to the plates….OR….. what I’m doing now is shopping at Goodwill for glass plates and candle holders to glue together! I bought my first set on Sunday for $2.50 each.

On Saturday, Hairy left in the middle of the day to clean the house because Cousin Vic was going to stay at our place for a few nights. Then Shrinkle and her sis pointed at me meanly. Bullies!

Another side story about my table: I don’t know if you can tell from the pics (these are all mostly various people’s phone cam pics cuz we left our camera charger in L.A.), but I had just bought my table cloths on Friday afternoon. I decided to go to Ross cuz it was right next to the bank, and I picked up a flannel sheet set with cute pastel stripes and a regular white table cloth. When I went to line up, I realized the line was like 30 people deep. AT ROSS. I couldn’t decide whether or not to stay. People in line were saying it was going to take AN HOUR. But I REALLY WANTED MY STUPID TABLE CLOTHS!!!! I didn’t have a lot of time to blow because I had to go home and print out signs for the table and do some other stuff before picking up Hairy from work early so we could haul ass to New People. But I committed. To Ross. And stood in line for 30 minutes and got my stupid table cloths and sheets!! Worth it!!!! Then Shrinkle blows in with her super cute and cherry heart-print table cloth and I have to kill her.

Okay, here’s my EXTREMELY LO FI mini montage from New People. Again, this was taken on my phone, which takes super crappy video. Please to excuse. Hopefully you can just get an itty bitty impression. I tried to make up for it with obnoxiously happy dance music.

New People Artist Village from Twinkie Chan on Vimeo.

The good news is I will be making a giant Etsy post, hopefully Tuesday night!!! I need to shoot pics of everything and edit everything which usually takes me eons, but I’ll try to do it as quickly as possible because I need the time to make stuff for Bazaar Bizarre in just a few weeks! My to-do list is really long for BazBiz. I can’t seem to pare it down. Ppl at New People were asking if I had certain things, which I didn’t, so now I want to have them at BazBiz, but you really can’t please everyone…not in 3 weeks! I’ll try, tho!!!! I’m excited to try some applique and decoration on tshirts or even cardis!!! CARDI PARTY!!!!

9 Comments on “New People Artist Village Vol 1 !”

  • noodle


    : ) super CUTE ๐Ÿ™‚

  • priscila


    I really like how you turned glasses and plates into stands. I think I’ll copy your idea ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Jacqueline


    Aw your table looks awesome! Your story about ross made me laugh because I used to work at a ross. It was the worst job I’ve ever had!! I really like the cute bow clutches in the picture of your table!!

  • mel


    omg XD you now possess the shame seats i have. lol.

  • Shrinkle


    Oh my god. I looked at this post already, but I JUST noticed you got quite a bit of video footage of our good friend…………

  • Ellyssa


    Is that a pancake hat that you clip onto your head or is that just a little pancake decoration? Idk why But I LOVE pancakes and go crazy when I see something pancake related. Which is rare! We need more pancake stuff.

    • Actually, it was a pancake purse! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ellyssa


        REALLY? A pancake purse! EVEN CUTER
        Would you ever mind selling those again?

        • I’ve been meaning to re-work that pattern, but it needed work, and I never spent the time on it! Plus, it is felted to keep the shape and to remain durable… and I no longer have the right washing machine to felt items, so now I have to do it by hand over the kitchen sink for an hour, and it’s kind of hard work! ๐Ÿ˜›

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