This past Saturday was our annual Home for the Holidays Craft Fair. This year we celebrated our 10th anniversary and we partnered together with friends who had been having a similar event in another home near by. It was fun to combine our groups together in one home so we could provide a "one-stop" shopping experience for everyone.
Here is my table all set up and ready for the fair to begin.
One of the things I sold this year were packaged Merry Mistle-Toe Christmas socks.
I cut a hole in our pizza boxes with the stitched shapes framelits. I then filled them with a variety of cute socks I found while shopping in the mainland. There were socks with snowmen, trees, reindeer and even a pair that had mistle toe on them! I used our Labeler Alphabet to create a personalized label for the box. The word "Merry" came from the cute set called Merry Cafe.
This was just one of several of the items I had for sale that day. I'll share more of the things I made that day in my next post. For today, I want to share the cute and simple make and take I created for this event.
This make and take was made by stamping a 1 1/2 inch circle I had punched out of Whisper White Card Stock with a tree from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set. Then the tree was colored with our new stamping Blends! After that a toothpick was taped to the back and two dimensionals were added so that the Old Olive 1 3/4 circle could be attached. Then a glimmer paper star that had been cut from the Tiny Treat Bag Thinlits was added to the top of the tree. The greeting "Merry Wishes" from our Oh, What Fun stamp set was then attached with a glue dot. Once it was completed it was then inserted into a yummy Dove Chocolate candy. This little favor would make a great place card for a holiday party, a cute cupcake topper or a fun little treat to pass out to co-workers or friends.
Speaking of friends, it is always such a treat to spend this day with them. My friend Linda is always at the booth next to me. You can find her delicious Island seasoning salts at Costco and other retail locations on the island. However, its way more fun to purchase it from her in person cause she's so kind and sweet!
This year I purchased her special salad dressing and after the fair I came home and made a chinese chicken salad for dinner just so I could use her delicious dressing right away.
On the other side of me is always my friend Annie of the Pampered Chef. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pampered Chef products!!! I will be using some of the new products I purchased from Annie in my holiday baking this year. Annie wins the award for the most festive and adorable outfit of the day!
My friend Cindy from Zoe, Hawaii made some amazing treats too! Everything she makes not only looks great but tastes so delicious!
Her candy sushi was so cute and her mini gingerbread houses always fun. These are a favorite of my Mom's so I have a tradition of buying her a new one each year.
Zeny, Fran, Genie and Sharon had some really cute things for sale too. I had hoped to buy one of Zeny's cute Coffee favors but they sold out before I could get one!
Terry was also there from 31 Bags. I loved a lot of the new product she had on display for us to see.
We were so blessed to have so many familiar faces come and shop with us again this year.
We really enjoy the intimate atmosphere at this craft fair and the opportunity we have to connect with people we haven't seen in awhile.
It makes us happy when people come for the first time, such as the two "Penny's" pictured below who both said they had a great time and were so glad they attended.
Penny S, pictured on the right was the lucky recipient of our Grand Prize Basket. This basket is compiled of a gift from each vendor who participates in the fair.
Penny S. was surprised and delighted to receive such a special gift.
I want to say a special Mahalo to everyone who came by and supported this event.
It was a blessing spending time with you at our annual fair.
We hope that you will join us again next year at our 11th Annual Home for the Holidays event.
Check back soon to see more projects I created for this event.
With Love and Stamped Holiday Blessings,