I am a mom, nurse, dog owner, and jewelry designer. I love to vacation in the mountains where there is no cell phone access., I love sandy beaches and the ocean air. One of my favorites places is Sawtooth National Forest near Sun Valley Idaho. It is never crowded and full of really fun hikes, lakes, and has lots of ghost towns to explore. I love to make jewelry and design new pieces out of found objects. I love dogs and have a German Wirehair, that was adopted-He came with the name Hank. I only have one son at home and both daugters will be married soon. I am married to a great guy who loves to hunt and fish, Most of all he love me!
I was planning on driving to Art-is-You in Petaluma, CA but since my daughter is unable to go with me I did not want to drive the 12 hours alone. I have to improvise because I have a booth at the retreat I was left wondering how I would set up the booth with minimal display equipment. The booth needed to fit into one suitcase and not weight too much. So I bought foam core and polyester stuffing and covered the boards with some left over fabric I had. I used Tacky glue and a staple gun. The black velvet jewelry busts (6) were already lightweight but I needed a way to prop them up so I bought shipping boxes and will use to secure the tops of the boxes. The boxes will be draped with fabric. I already have a table at the retreat and a table cloth, but decided to pack my own anyway just in case the color does not work out. It all fits nicely into one suitcase and is not even at 50 pounds yet, so I can add some jewelry to the bag. Anyway, I just wanted to share my booth in a bag idea in hopes it will be useful to others.