Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crafting Like Never Before

In just a couple of weeks my friend, Carmella, and I are going to be selling handmade goodies at Hiseville Elementary School's Holiday Extravaganza. Hiseville Elementary is near and dear to my heart because I taught there for five years before staying at home with my little man. So when I saw they were having this event, I knew I wanted to attend. But then I got to thinking it might be fun to try to sell some items and maybe, just maybe, make a little money, too. For a few weeks now I have been scouring the Internet for ideas of things that I could make that would be cheap enough for me to make with enough profit to cover the cost of the craft. With several ideas in mind, I started full force last week crafting like never before. Here are a few things that I will be selling...

Crayon Totes
Fleece Rosette Wreaths
Felted Bead Necklace
Christmas Tree in a Jar Pendant Necklace
Felt Rosette Wreath
(inspired by The Pretty Poppy)
Pincushion Ring
(inspired by Martha Stewart Living Magazine)
Bubblegum Machine

As if all that crafting wasn't enough, I offered to make crayon totes for my mom's 16 preschool kiddos because she needed to find an expensive Christmas gift for them that wasn't just some little trinket or candy. So for the past four days I have been busy sewing 16 of these little bags so that I could give them to my mom while we were visiting for Thanksgiving.
With my 16 bag deadline completed last night, I decided to throw in just one more thing before taking a Thanksgiving break from crafting. I tried making this adorable turkey place mat for Seth (I first saw it here, but used the patten from Punkin Patterns). It was just too cute to resist making. Since all of BG was out of brown felt, I opted to make the bottom layer out of brown foam. I think it turned out super cute and was so simple to whip up in about 20 minutes total.

I think it will be the perfect addition to our meals with family, and it was a great way to wrap up crafting before the Thanksgiving celebrations begin.

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