Monday, March 5, 2012

Honolulu Festival

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at Honolulu Festival this past weekend!  The festival celebrates the cultures of the Pacific.  Groups from Japan, Alaska, Australia, and more gather to perform native dances, cook up yummy delicacies, and sell handcrafted goods.  Bit of Sugar featured our Handmade in Hawaii shave ice and message in a bottle necklaces.

Bit of Sugar Shave Ice Necklaces and Keychains

Kawaii miniature food earrings.

Bit of Sugar Craft Fair Booth

One of the most colorful areas of the room was the Ennichi Corner, featuring carnival games, cotton candy, and of course, PRIZES!!!

Fishing for new friends!

An amezaiku artist was there handcrafting rabbits, flowers, dolphins, and all kinds of cute animals.  She starts with a molten mass of sugar and uses fans and scissors to shape and mold the candy.  

Takoyaki is a popular Japanese street food.  To the uninitiated, it may seem disgusting - little bits of octopus grilled in a pancake-like batter and topped with what can only be described as "special sauce."  However, when it's served right off the grill, it's a delicious little ball of happiness!

Takoyaki - yum!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

First Craft Fair of Spring 2012 Season

Last Saturday was the first craft fair of the spring 2012 season.  The fair was at Waialae Elementary, a tiny charter school perched on a hillside overlooking the ocean.

There was a cute little country fair tent filled with fresh cafe, baked goods including local favorites like butter mochi, and rows and rows of potted plants.

My favorite was the fresh lemonade stall selling REAL, FRESH lemonade . . . not the stuff from concentrate! I'm not too sure who tried to charge their $1 cup of lemonade, but as the sign says, it was cash only . . . and they meant it!  So cute!

As usual, our faux cupcake photo holders were one of our best sellers that day.  I'm getting a bit tired of placing them on cake tiers, so I tried laying them out on this gorgeous white ceramic platter I picked up at Goodwill for $1 - love it!

Here's a shot of our full length cafeteria table setup.  I rely so heavily on our Christmas tree displays during the holiday season that it's hard to adjust to the spring set up.  We've got a half dozen shows to go, so our display is a work in progress at this point.