Monday, November 23, 2015

Fall Craft Fair

Here is another card that I made using the Thankful Forest Friends stamp sets.  Isn't the little bear so cute?  I love having him standing amongst the birch trees.  I embossed them and then sponged them with Soft Suede ink to make them stand out.  I love the colors of this fall card, too.  I saw the idea for this by Jari Francis on my favorite website, Pinterest.

I was in a craft fair a few weeks ago and brought some of my crafts with me to sell.  Here are more of the mini tote bags that I made.  I loved making them.  Next time I'd like to try making them a little smaller in Christmas colors to hang on the tree. 

Fun with the fall magnets:

Seeing my friends, meeting new people, and of course, selling my items is what makes craft fairs a lot of fun!

Did you find any new crafts or ideas that you liked at craft fairs this year?

Mini Totes and More

A few years ago I saw the idea to make little tote bags in one of my Quilts and More crafting magazines.  While I was over at Walmart and "just walking by" the craft section, I spotted some beautiful fall fabric.  Of course, I had to stop and take a second look at it.  They are selling Waverly canvas fabrics for $3.97 per yard!  That is crazy!  So crazy, that I had to buy some.  So I picked out some fall colors and came home and whipped up these little tote bags.  :)

I did put some thick interfacing in them so that they would stand up on their own.  They're great for giving a little gift; you can put a card in there and some candies, a Thankful for You magnet or whatever else you choose.  So I made them for a craft fair that I was in.

One of the things that I love to do is go to flea markets and garage sales.  This past summer I picked up these cute little brown frames and they have been sitting on my craft desk waiting for something to go in them.  They're only an inch wide, so I had to find a little stamp that would fit in them. 

I've made these Reese's Thanksgiving favors before, but they are easy and quick to make.  Using 2 bags of Resse's peanut candies, I made 42 party favors.   I'll be giving these out on Thanksgiving Day, for sure. 
What things are you making this year for your fall crafting or Thanksgiving table?

Thankful for Fall!

 Yeah - my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving is coming up soon!  Every year I enjoy making small gifts for my family and friends for the holiday.  This week I was playing around with the stamp set, Thankful Forest Friends and made some cards and fridge magnets.  I just love the little fox & bear images in the set! They have such a cute, whimsical look to them.  I might even use them for some of my Christmas crafting, too.

I found the idea for this card on Pinterest by Darlene Froese. 

Once I started to make the magnets, I just couldn't stop!  They are the perfect size for just saying a little something.  They measure 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and are the same size as Artist Trading Cards that were popular a few years ago.  I got the plastic frames from the Christmas Tree Shop.

Here is another card and magnet that I made.  My stamping friends all loved the fall wreath on the door card.  Nice thing is, you can make it to match any season.  I got the idea from Annette Bogue.

This is the view of a tree in my front yard.  Isn't it so beautiful?  I could just go on and on making fall projects.  If only fall lasted longer...