Friday, November 15, 2013
I'm finally back with my last craft fair item. I wanted to make some gift card holders and I wanted them to fit inside an A2 envelope. I used my cocoa packet holder as inspiration to create this Mrs. Claus dress gift card holder. I saw the idea for the dress on Pinterest and decided that it would make a cute gift card holder. After playing around with several tutorials (that didn't work) I just designed one of my own. Here's what the inside looks like.
Pretty simple, but it fit the bill. I will have these for sale at my last craft show of the season tomorrow at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church. I hope to see a lot of you there. Remember, there are six fewer shopping days after Thanksgiving this year. So, you better start early! I'm not sure what I will be back with next or when. I will be busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will try to blog some.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Good Wednesday morning to you all. It is quite cold here this morning, but sunny. Hopefully the sun will warm us up a little. In the meantime, how about some cute little angels to warm your heart? I saw these little cuties on Pinterest and just knew I had to make some. I added faces to mine and adhered them to covered Hersey nuggets. I then went through my piano bench and found some Christmas Carol sheet music. I copied it onto cardstock and then cut it into strips to use as a base to hold my angels. These slipped into pretzel bags that I topped with the top note die cut and tied it up with twine. I think they turned out so cute. Here is a close up of one of the angels.
These will be available at my craft show this Saturday at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church. Wouldn't they make cute stocking stuffers or gifts for members of a children's choir? I hope that you will be able to make it out to the show. I heard yesterday that since Thanksgiving is so late this year that there are six less shopping days till Christmas. This just makes me panic! Got to get busy. I have one more craft show item to share with you. Hopefully, I will be back tomorrow with that.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Wow! It has been a while since I last blogged. I have been busy taking care of Sydney and preparing/participating in craft shows. The picture above is of the show I did a little over a week ago. This was the first time for me at this particular show. I did OK, not as well as I had hoped. I did get two custom orders from this show, so with that taken into account I did about what I had hoped for. I am busy preparing for my next show which is this Saturday at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church. Historically, this has been a big show for MD Designs. This will be my last show for this season, so I am hoping that it lives up to its past. Here are this year's candy tubes.
These have always sold well. I love the little "merry" stocking. And isn't that sweet gingerbread man so cute atop the heart? Here are close-ups of each one.
These are great for stocking stuffers. Come on out Saturday and pick some up for your stockings. Or, I think they would be cute as package decorations, too.
I have a couple of other items I want to share with you, so hopefully I will be back this week to show you those.
Friday, November 1, 2013
I'm so busy this morning preparing for a craft show tomorrow. I did want to take time to show you one of the new items that I will have for sale. These are bottle tags. I know a lot of people give wine or sparkling cider for gifts or hostess gifts during the holidays. Why not dress that bottle up with a cute tag. I didn't have a bottle to hang one on to show you how it works, but I think you can get the idea. These sell for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Come by the Brambleton Center tomorrow from 8:00 till 2:00 and pick some of these up for your holiday gifting. Hope to see you there. Here are pictures of each tag individually.
I'll be back next week with more "goodies" to share.