Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sew Cute Tuesday {11.27.12}


Welcome to Sew Cute Tuesday,
a linky party for
SEWING PROJECTS ONLY!!

Here's some projects that caught my eye
 from our last linky party...

Judy's Handmade Creations shared her adorable

How cute are these Nativity Hand Puppets

And I loved these Snow White Snow Flakes

Feel free to grab a 'featured' button. 
You'll find it in my menu bar!


Now, let's get this linky party started...

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Rules for linking:

**Link sewing projects only! (can be hand or machine sewn)

**Link to a specific blog post, not blog home page.

**Linky Tools will remain open until midnight on
Wednesday, November 28th.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

{Jewelry Made by my Girls}


**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features the items that my daughters and I made for our very first craft fair**


Day 12: {Jewelry Made by my Daughters}

The whole reason why we had a booth at the craft fair was so my daughters could sell the jewelry that they make.  They are pretty crafty, and I adore their creations!

I've got 4 daughters, ages 13, 11, 10, and 7.  The older 3 made jewelry, and my youngest helped me out with all of the other crafts.  Here's the pictures of their jewelry.

Duct Tape Feather Earrings and Candy Wrapper Bracelets

Duct Tape Flower Rings & Pop Tab Bracelets...

Scrabble Tile Earrings

Here's a list of the items, who made them, and what we charged...

Duct Tape Feather Earrings- $3.00/pair (made by my 13-year-old)
Duct Tape Flower Rings- $5.00 (made by my 13-year-old)
Pop Tab Bracelets- $3.00 (made by my 13-year-old)
Scrabble Tile Earrings- $5.00/pair (made by my 11-year-old)
Candy Wrapper Bracelets- $3.00 (made by my 10-year-old)

Their jewelry didn't sell as well as they had hoped.  We sold only 3 of the Candy Wrapper Bracelets and 1 pair of the Scrabble Tile Earrings.  My girls were heartbroken!!  The Duct Tape stuff sold better, but not by much.

I talked with my girls a lot before the craft fair about not getting their expectations up too high.  It's hard to know what people will be interested in, but there's always the hope that they will buy your stuff.  My warnings didn't help their feelings OR mine!  I felt so bad that they worked so hard on their jewelry and didn't see the results that they had hoped for.

Although they didn't do as well as they would have liked, we DID have a great time.  There's nothing better than spending time with my kids, doing something that we all enjoy.

**I don't have tutorials to show how to make the jewelry.  We just googled them and found some videos and written tutorials online.

That brings us to the end of this year's '12 Days of Christmas'!  I hope you enjoyed the items featured, and found some inspiration for gifts to make for your friends and loved ones!!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

{Santa Gift Tags}


**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features the items that my daughters and I made for our very first craft fair**


Day 11: {Santa Gift Tags}



I am {in love} with these cute gift tags!!  I didn't get a picture of it, but the beard opens up for you to write a message on.  SO CUTE!!

We put 6 tags in a pack, and ended up with 6 packages to sell.  They were priced at $4.00 a pack, and we sold 3 of them.


The tutorial for these can be found HERE.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

{Snowman Patty Treats}


**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features the items that my daughters and I made for our very first craft fair**


Day 10: {Snowman Patty Treats}


These cuties were so much fun to make, and were another item that SOLD OUT at the craft fair!  We priced them at $2.00 each, or 3 for $5.00.

No tutorial was used for these.  I pinned this picture, and created my snowmen with different punches that I had on hand.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

{To Do Lists}


**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features the items that my daughters and I made for our very first craft fair**


Day 9: {To Do Lists}


These were sort of a last minute addition to our booth!  I decided the night before the craft fair that we needed something else, and found several cut up notepads in my craft stash.  I ended up glueing a magnet to the back of them so they could be hung up on the fridge.

We priced our 'To Do' Lists at $3.00 each, and sold a few.

I made mine a bit differently, but was inspired by THESE.

 

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

{Pencil Pouches}


**There will be no 'Sew Cute Tuesday' Linky Party this week.  Come back next Tuesday to share your sewing projects!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!**

**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features the items that my daughters and I made for our very first craft fair**


Day 8: {Pencil Pouches}


If you're looking for a stocking stuffer/gift idea that has nothing to do with candy, this one is perfect!  I had one lady buy a bunch of these specifically because they were a cute non-candy gift.  We made 12 of these, and sold all but 2.  The price we decided on was $3.00 each, or 2 for $5.00.

A tutorial for this can be found HERE.


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Monday, November 19, 2012

{Snowman Poop}


**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features the items that my daughters and I made for our very first craft fair**


Day 7: {Snowman Poop}


People got a kick out of this item, and it sold out quickly as well.  I kept one of them untied so the customers could read the poem inside...

And here it is all tied up and ready to go!

We priced these at $2.00 each, or 3 for $5.00, and as I said before, they SOLD OUT!

A tutorial for this can be found HERE.
The idea for the poem came from HERE (I made my own version on my computer).


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

{Hot Cocoa Gift Set}


**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features the items that my daughters and I made for our very first craft fair**


Day 6: {Hot Cocoa Gift Set}



Inside the cups are 2 packs of hot cocoa and some Andes Peppermint Crunch Mints {love those!}.

I made these as gifts last Christmas, and everyone who received one loved it.  I thought they'd go over well at the craft fair, but was WRONG!!  Lots of people commented on how cute they were, and what a great gift idea they'd be, but we only sold ONE

They were priced at $5.00 each, and I thought that was fair given the amount of time that went into making each one.  Maybe everyone else thought it was too much?  I'm not too worried about it though, because now I've got 11 gifts that I don't have to make for Christmas!

The tutorial for these can be found HERE

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

{Tile Coasters}


**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features the items that my daughters and I made for our very first craft fair**


Day 5: {Tile Coasters}




I've made tile coasters in the past, and we use them all the time at our house.  They are a GREAT gift idea and can be personalized with pictures, soda cans, or scrapbook paper. 

I used some scrapbook paper for these, and had enough tile to make 4 sets.  We sold them for $6.00 a set, and ended up selling 2 of them.

If you'd like to make some of these, there's a fabulous tutorial HERE.


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Friday, November 16, 2012

{Santa Gum Holder}


**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features items my daughters and I made for our very first craft fair**

Day 4: {Santa Gum Holder}


This is such a great stocking stuffer idea!!  And they were pretty popular at the craft fair too!  We priced these at $2.00 each, or 3 for $5.00, and sold all but 5.

HERE is the tutorial for these cuties!


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

{Nugget Trays}



**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features the items that my girls and I made for our very first craft fair**

Day 3: {Nugget Trays}


These have been on my 'To Do' list for ages, and I was glad to finally have the chance to make them! 

The tutorial I used can be found HERE**The only change I made was cutting my cardstock at 1 7/8" x 5 so I could fit 5 nuggets in it**

**Edited**
The link is now fixed!  Also, I was asked to share how each item did at the craft fair.  We priced the Nugget Trays at $3.00 each, or 2 for $5.00, and sold 11 out of the 23 that we made. 


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

{Snowman Popcorn}


**This year's '12 Days of Christmas' features the items that my daughters and I made for our very first craft fair**


Day 2: {Snowman Popcorn}


These cute little treats quickly SOLD OUT!  People kept coming to our booth asking for them after they were gone.  I {wish} that I would have made more!

The free snowman printable can be found HERE.  You can hand color them, or take the easy way out like I did and color them on your computer before you print them!

For the hat, I just cut a piece of felt, folded a little bit up for the brim of the hat, and hot glued it into place.  Then I cut slits in the felt, and tied a ribbon around it. 

These would make perfect neighbor/friend/teacher gifts!


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