DIY KITS – Macrame Keychain

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I’m upping my Handmade business game this year!

Look out 2021 – “There’s a Million Things I Haven’t Done, Just You Wait, Just You Wait!” – Hamilton.

I just listed a DIY KIT to make a Macrame Keychain on Etsy. Please visit and order today! The listing only says 2 – but I can supply a whole lot more!!!

The Melanie Grace Show

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That’s right! I’ve officially renamed my new Podcast and I know it’s so generic but also so unique! haha!

The Melanie Grace Show will be my Podcast where I talk all things creative, crafty, artistic, quilts and entrepreneurship. I have long had a dream of running and owning my own business, I want to be my own boss.

http://ancho.fm/themelaniegrace

New Episodes Every Tuesday at 10am PST.

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My First and Last Craft Faire

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Yesterday was Claremont, CA annual Village Venture. It’s a fun craft fair with pumpkin carving contests, a costume parade and amazing food.

My mother-in-law asked me earlier this this year if I wanted to join her. She is a seasoned craft faire vendor and my Etsy shop wasn’t selling so I said, “okay, why not.”

Lately I have fallen in love with quilting. As you may have seen from my Instagram, I have made 7 quilts so far this year and 2 quilt tops that need to be quilted.

With working 40+ hours and being a mom of 2 young ones, I decided to spend what little time I had piecing fabrics together for my next quilt instead of doing macrame.

I’m not sure if I had more inventory if it would’ve helped.

I shared a tent with my mother-in-law and I had a small table with my macrame items for sale:

As you can see form the first photo we didn’t have the best spot…. We were the last booth on the least frequented street … out of 300 vendors.

My mother-in-law filed out the tent with all of her amazing and creative hand sewn and painted home decor and crafts:

After 3 hours of people stopping in and buying my mother-in-law’s creations and no one looking at mine, I decided, to call it.

We have 2 completely different customers and those shopping for sewn home decor is not the same that is going to buy a macrame wall hanging.

My mom was bringing my kids to the event soon so I began to pack up. I left a few larger macrame items in the tent I hopes someone might say, “my niece would like that.” My mom, sister, kids and I walked the fair, ate some food and bought some early Christmas presents for the kids. And that was that

I don’t regret going. Because I can tell you now, I am not a craft fair vendor kind of girl.

I still have TONS of macrame available to sell if you’re interested. Let know what you want:

Flower D-clip

Straight D-clip

Twisted D-clip

Mini wall-hanging

Small wall-hanging

Medium wall-hanging

Large wall-hanging

Extra-large wall-hanging

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Yes my booth was right next to the port-a-pottys

Custom bags that never got used