Facing My Fears

This is the week, this Thursday, I will have my FIRST EVER booth at an Ladies Night event.  I have to admit, I was a little hesitant about signing up for this for the fear that I wouldn’t have time to make enough items or that I wouldn’t sell a thing, but I think it will be a great and fun experience for me.  For the past few weeks, I would go into work in the day time and when I’d go home, I’d frantically craft away at cabochon jewelry and bows, bows, bows!  πŸ™‚  For those of you in the Kansas City area, please stop by and say hello!  There will be free food & booze, does that entice you? πŸ˜‰  Here’s some more information on it.

I have no idea how much stuff to make so I’ve just been making as much as I can.  I’m hoping to at least sell a little bit.  What if I don’t sell anything at all?  Oh, can you tell I’m nervous and excited at the same time?  That being said, whatever I don’t sell at the event will be going up in my shop!  Here’s a peek at some of the stuff I’ve been making!

Yup, that’s right, I have my own stamp!  My sis-in-law helped me design it and I got it made from Modern Art Stamps!


Jacket: New York and Company | Shirt: Forever 21 | Shorts: Hemline | Tights: CHWH Swap with Much Love, Illy | Boots: Anne Klein | Booties: Shi | Necklace: Oh, Hello Friend

Couldn’t let you go without an outfit post which I’ll be linking up to Cute and Little’s Color Brigade with Grey, Rust and Stripes!  Purchased over this past Thanksgiving, this is the first leather jacket I’ve ever owned in my life.  Yea I know, I kinda jumped on the bandwagon pretty late here.  I’ve had it in my closet for a few months now as I was having the hardest time trying to decide what to pair it with.  So I finally just laid it out on the bed and was determined to find something to make it work.  I’ve also been seeing the tights under shorts look all over blog world and wasn’t sure if it was for me, but wanted to try it out anyways. There ya have it, two of my fashion fears put together in one outfit. Oh yea, and I wish you could see it, but the inside lining of the shorts are leopard print, kinda makes me smile.  I’m happy with how it turned out, although I can’t decide if I like the boots or booties better, what do ya think?


Oh yea, and I wanted to announce the Plum Pretty Sugar giveaway winner too!

The new lucky owner of this beautiful tank top is Kait from Pretty Things!  Congrats girl!  Send me an email to sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address and we’ll get the tank top right out to you!


  1. March 27, 2011 / 7:05 pm

    I think you will sell items! They are so pretty and unique and it will be a wonderful experience. I love those felt bows of course and the other bows.

    And another pretty outfit! x

  2. March 27, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    Good luck!! You’ll do great! I used to sell Stella & Dot and vendors like you always did really great. Having items that sell right there that aren’t really high priced always did very well! You’ll do great! Let me know!

  3. March 27, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    your booth will do great, sandy πŸ™‚ all of your stuff is quite adorable and the colors are perfect for spring.

  4. March 27, 2011 / 7:26 pm

    your custom stamp looks PERFECT for your shop and i loooove that outfit! so proud of you for facing your fears πŸ™‚ xo

  5. March 27, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    I bet you sell a ton!
    And I LOVE your booties! So cute!

  6. March 27, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    Hey Sandy! I am in the same position as you are! I am doing 3 craft shows in the next 6 months and i am preparing for one in April so I am not sure what to expect!! But I feel the same, no matter what it will be fun! I know you will sell!!

  7. March 27, 2011 / 7:47 pm

    sandy! you are going to do so well! people are going to just adore your items; i just know it! i can’t wait to hear all about your show; please be sure to take lots of pictures and post for us, k?!


  8. March 27, 2011 / 7:48 pm

    Your going to do great!! I have done several shows and they are really fun and you know the shoppers are there to see you so take it all in. I can’t wait to here all about it!!

  9. March 27, 2011 / 8:39 pm

    Best of luck to you lady, I’m sure you’ll sell lots because your stuff is so cute! πŸ™‚

  10. March 27, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    Very cute! Good luck at Ladies Night! I’m sure you will sell lots of things!

  11. Chrissy
    March 27, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    Ah, everything looks amazing! Love the stamp…have so much fun!!! xxx

  12. March 27, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    I love that all your proceedings are going to Big Brother Big Sister!

  13. March 27, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    Oohh I’ve been wanting to try the shorts/tights trend, but it’s still a little cold and I’m scared, haha!

    And that ladies night looks like a lot of fun! I’d love to go to something like that!!

  14. March 27, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    Mkay, now that is an outfit that is nothing short of darling! LOVE it. No lie. Srsly.

  15. March 27, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    Oh wow – that’s pretty cool that you had a booth at an event. I’m not sure I would have the guts to try something like that. πŸ˜‰ The most I’ve done is put a few of my knitted hats at a booth that my mom bought at a bazaar. Lol – totally mooching, I know. πŸ˜‰

  16. March 27, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    I love the boots, and when I say LOVE, I do mean Love. I think you’ll do great at ladies night. Your stuff is wonderful, no worries! Thanks for posting.

  17. March 27, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    woahh you are soooo creative, i’m loving your blog layout/header too!! defs following πŸ˜€ i like your leather jacket and puffy shorts!

  18. March 27, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    good luck at the event! even though you won’t need it.. you will sell out of stock!

  19. March 27, 2011 / 11:12 pm

    soooooo HOT, sandy!! love this entire look on you – rock it out, woman!! i love ALL of it!! you probably knew i’d get excited about this outfit. hehe.

    also girl, i’m soooo stinkin’ proud of you with facing your fears. you are gonna do amazing at this fair – sooo excited for you!!

  20. March 27, 2011 / 11:39 pm

    Your fair will be amazing, don’t worry! And I LOVE that outfit. Very cute. (I still d’nt have a leather jacket but am still thinking of it, haha)

  21. March 28, 2011 / 12:29 am

    love all the stuff you made so far! i know you’re going to be such a big hit!!! can’t wait to hear all about it. love that outfit on you~ so cute! you are such a fashionista! =)

  22. March 28, 2011 / 1:59 am

    I am sure you are going to be great! And I can’t wait to hear about all of the success afterwards… so relax and just have fun with it!

  23. March 28, 2011 / 2:33 am

    Oh I’m pretty sure you will sell alot of your pretty stuff! I mean the stamp alone is so adorable!



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  24. March 28, 2011 / 6:15 am

    Good luck! I’m sure you are going to do amazingly well. All of your stuff is so pretty!

  25. March 28, 2011 / 7:41 am

    I love those tights with the shorts! super cute! I’m sure you’ll sell out of your items! they are soo adorable!

  26. March 28, 2011 / 7:48 am

    Sandy, I know you will do amazingly! I can’t wait to hear about it!
    I love your necklace:) Her designs are beautiful!

  27. March 28, 2011 / 7:52 am

    Good for you for taking this next step! I’m hoping to sell at our local Farmer’s Market this year and am incredibly nervous about doing so!

  28. March 28, 2011 / 7:58 am

    don’t be nervous! you’re well prepared + you have adorable items with you. not to mention, you’re a charming social butterly. i can tell. . . despite the distance. as for the outfit. i haven’t been so bold as to wear bright tights under my shorts. usually black on black. but may have to give it a shot! thanks for the inspriation!

    have fun!

  29. March 28, 2011 / 8:10 am

    Sandy, your first booth? That’s so exciting! I know your stuff will sell fabulous. Go and have a great time — I just wish I could be there too!

  30. March 28, 2011 / 8:36 am

    You will do so fabulous! If I were in the area I would totally go and see you.

    Cute outfit- I love the booties personally but I’m a booties lover.

  31. March 28, 2011 / 8:48 am

    WOW i feel sooo lucky to have won the tank! and i really do think you will do incredible this thursday πŸ™‚

  32. March 28, 2011 / 8:55 am

    SANDY! I have little doubt that you will do absolutely great. Your products are so adorable and reasonably priced that I’m sure you’ll have more than one taker. Good luck and can’t wait to hear all about it. P.S. LOVE that shirt!

  33. March 28, 2011 / 9:11 am

    Sandy, I am sure you will sell tons!!! Your stuff is SUPER amazing and everybody will LOVE it!!! xoxo
    PS Your outfit is so fall!! I love it!! πŸ™‚

  34. March 28, 2011 / 9:12 am

    Good luck Sandy! Most importantly, relax and have fun. Your stamp of your logo is super cute too.. Just like you! Good luck!

  35. March 28, 2011 / 9:15 am

    Sandy you’ll sell tons of stuff, your things are awesome!

  36. March 28, 2011 / 9:32 am

    I love your outfit! Your hair looks great too. Oh, and those bows are super cute. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  37. March 28, 2011 / 9:41 am

    Ah, I am so excited for you, Sandy! Your booth is going to wow everyone!! πŸ™‚

  38. March 28, 2011 / 10:19 am

    Good luck at your event! I’m sure you’ll sell tons of your pretty bows! And how I love your stamp! I want one for Mad Hearts too πŸ™‚

  39. March 28, 2011 / 10:28 am

    Good luck, Sandy! I know you’ll WOW them at the event with your darling creations! xo – g

  40. March 28, 2011 / 10:32 am

    you’re going to do fabulously! you are amazing to go out and venture and take the risk!

    love the “hard” look in the first pic. cute outfit!

  41. March 28, 2011 / 10:52 am

    With all of those pretty things, you’re sure to sell!! I hope you have fun too! I love your new stamp and you look adorable in your outfit πŸ˜‰

  42. March 28, 2011 / 11:41 am

    That stamp is SO SO SO CUTE!!!! And you will do great! I wish I could visit! <3

  43. March 28, 2011 / 12:05 pm

    your booth will do awesome!!

    p.s. your outfit is stinkin’ cute, LOVE those boots!!!

  44. March 28, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    great outfit! i really like the color/pattern combo, and good luck with your booth~

  45. March 28, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    oh how i wish i was near Kansas City so I could go to this event. it sounds like so much fun and i’m positive you will be selling like crazy.

    and i’m in love with these rust-colored tights!! they really make the black leather jacket pop. and i love the outfit both with the boots and booties, but i think i prefer the booties more. they make your legs look longer and the bow on the side is too cute!

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  46. March 28, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    i’m sure you will do great sandy!! how fun!
    i am really digging those rust-colored tights! and with the grey — perfection. those shoes are adorable!!

  47. March 28, 2011 / 1:34 pm

    Best of luck at your show. I love your shop! Super cute! And you have killer style! Just found your blog – so happy that I am here. xo Samantha

  48. Dawn (the Alternative Wife)
    March 28, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    How amazing! You’ll be a huge success sweetie. And I just love your outfit πŸ™‚

  49. March 28, 2011 / 3:36 pm

    I’m sure your beautiful items will sell like hotcakes on Thursday! – You are super talented and your shops is one of my all time faves πŸ™‚

    Good luck and can’t wait to hear how it goes!


  50. March 28, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    Girl, you are rocking the leather jacket AND the shorts with tights!! And I think I like the booties best, but the boots look great too! Good luck Thursday night–I don’t think I’ll be able to make it, but I’ll be thinking of you πŸ™‚

  51. March 28, 2011 / 4:56 pm

    wow, you are brave for combining the two outfit fears. πŸ™‚ BUT! it looks great on you!!

  52. March 28, 2011 / 6:02 pm

    hey! I am in the Kansas City area!!! You will do great!!!!

  53. March 28, 2011 / 6:51 pm

    so cool! good for you! you have beautiful accessories! πŸ™‚

  54. March 28, 2011 / 8:05 pm

    That looks like an amazing event! I wish I could go!

    Your products are gorgeous, I’m sure you’ll sell tons and tons. πŸ™‚

  55. March 29, 2011 / 11:22 am

    I LOVE the booties! Good luck with your booth!

  56. March 29, 2011 / 2:05 pm

    ahhh leopard print lining?? so cute! the shorts are super cute on you, bloomer-esque feel. πŸ™‚

    i heart your stamp too, sandy!!

    xx Love & Aloha

  57. March 30, 2011 / 9:52 am

    You’ll be great Sandy!! I can’t wait to meet you–I’m still planning to go!

  58. March 30, 2011 / 2:02 pm

    I **love** this combo of tights under shorts. You always seem to put together the looks that I am not brave enough to try dontcha! I have a very similar black moto jacket and wear it absolutely everyday with everything. The shoes rock also. Geez you just have such good taste!

  59. March 30, 2011 / 3:59 pm

    Good luck at ladies night! Your custom stamp is awesome, as are your crafts. Adorable outfit! Love the shorts look, just don’t think I can pull it off. Ha! Dropping by from the Color Brigade

  60. April 3, 2011 / 9:11 am

    I hope Ladies Night went well for you. I am sure you will be blogging about your experience. BTW, I am really digging your shorts!

  61. April 3, 2011 / 9:15 am

    p.s. are you selling those cute earrings show in your blog post? I don’t see them in your shop. I think they would be a great gift for a friend of mine.

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