Thursday, December 6, 2012

Craft Fair

It has been a busy holiday season in our home!  We had family in town 2 weekends in a row!  My parents came for Thanksgiving and my in-laws came the next weekend to watch my husband and I run our annual Jingle Bell Jog in town.  We do it with a group from church for our Run for God class.  Our son ran the 1 mile with my sister-in-law (who is an amazing runner!  she did the 10k and 5k too!).  She said he ran the whole way!!!!  I'm so proud of him!!!
Since I last posted I took part in my very first craft fair.  It was exciting!!!!  I did more in sales than I thought and then I put what I had left in my Etsy shop.  Here's some of what I had.
I had this brilliant idea when I was roaming through Joann's one day.  They sell this grid-like material that's like those no-slip mats you put under rugs for $7.99/yd. 
I bought 1/2 a yard and cut 12x12 squares from it.  Then I bought some different colors and textures of yarn.  I pulled out my handy dandy pom-pom makers and spent LOTS o' time in front of the TV making yarn poms.  When I tied them off I made sure I left enough hanging to tie them onto the grid.  It was pretty time consuming but I think they turned out soooo cute!! 
Then I found these LED touch lights at the Dollar Tree and thought, hmmmmm, I can wrap some of that same yarn around this and have some dangling and it could be a cute little light to hang from the top of the locker.  To me the black and white one kinda looks like an octopus.  :)
I made a brown and pink one too.
Locker Accessory pen pencil cell phone holder
I also bought some little plastic bins and painted them then put some yarn on those as well.  These can be used to hold pencils, cell phones, etc., like so:
Locker Accessory pen pencil cell phone holder
I did some pink polka dots on the brown one b/c I ran out of yarn. 
Locker Accessory pen pencil cell phone holder
So what do you think?  I've put some of them in the shop if you're looking for a Christmas gift for a special middle or high schooler in your life!!!  And if you say pretty please I might can make some in the colors of your choice!  :)  I can't wait to make some for my daughter someday!!!  Hope y'all are enjoying this time of year!!!  I just wish it were a little colder out here!!!!

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