Home For The Holidays 2017

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.

 Home for the Holidays 2017

Home for the Holidays 2017

Here is my table all set up and ready for the fair to begin.

 Home for the Holidays 2017

Home for the Holidays 2017

One of the things I sold this year were packaged Merry Mistle-Toe Christmas socks.

 Merry "Mistle" Toe Socks

Merry "Mistle" Toe 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.

 Candy Tree Make and Take - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Candy Tree Make and Take - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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!

 Home for the Holidays - Linda Lee

Home for the Holidays - Linda Lee

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!  

 Annie and Cindy

Annie and Cindy

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.

 Created by Zoe, Hawaii.

Created by Zoe, Hawaii.

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!

 Home for the Holidays Fair

Home for the Holidays Fair

Terry was also there from 31 Bags.  I loved a lot of the new product she had on display for us to see.

 31 Bag Display

31 Bag Display

We were so blessed to have so many familiar faces come and shop with us again this year.  

 Penny and Pam at Home for the Holidays

Penny and Pam at Home for the Holidays

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.

 Tara and Cindy

Tara and Cindy

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 and Penny 

Penny and Penny 

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 wins the Grand Prize

Penny S wins the Grand Prize

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.

 Trisha and Shelly

Trisha and Shelly

It was a blessing spending time with you at our annual fair.

 Bonnie and Dene

Bonnie and Dene

We hope that you will join us again next year at our 11th Annual Home for the Holidays event.

 Wanda at Home for the Holidays

Wanda at Home for the Holidays

Check back soon to see more projects I created for this event.  

With Love and Stamped Holiday Blessings,

Cindy