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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Christmas Lantern

The Christmas Fair is over and it was a big success!  What a fun day we had at the Italian Heritage Center!  Not only did we sell some things but we met a lot of wonderful people!  Can't wait to do it again next year!

The picture above is something we did not have at the fair but my sister, Rochelle, found the tutorial on Pinterest.  We three sisters got together and made the lanterns.   It makes a lovely lighted lantern that is not hard to make.  I love the size of the lantern too!  Check out the wonderful tutorial below from Mixed Up Crafts.  She makes it so easy!!

Here's a few more pictures!

I finished this Lantern with some embellishments.  I made the toy soldier from Punch Art. 

We used taller tea lights so you could really see the glow of light. 

On the Lantern below,  I added a red trim around the windows.  The vellum in all the windows can be dry embossed with your folders.  I used the snowflake folder below. 

Here is a picture of the Lanterns with tea lights on-

I wanted to add a few pictures of our set up at the craft fair...

Love our signage!  My sister, Connie, designed and made the sign.

You can see my brother-in-law, Russ in the photo below.  He was a big help in setting us
our display!

Love this picture of my sisters below!  I have the light blue apron on!  It was such a fun day!  If I don't post before Thanksgiving- I want to wish everyone a fabulous Thanksgiving day!  Eat lots of turkey!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Italian Heritage 2018 Christmas Craft Fair

We are in the home stretch for our Christmas Fair at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland this Saturday!  My sister's and I have had a lot of fun getting ready for this event!  The picture above is one of the lighted frames we will be selling !!!  I love this stamp set from Stampin Up!!  Below 
is the stamp set from... I think it's from My Favorite Things but don't quote me.   Anyway, I think the elves are adorable.  I made a Card in a Box card with these cuties!  

The wood grain paper is from Stampin Up.   I did add more decorations and a sentiment on the back but forgot to take a picture of the completed card... bummer...

I am laughing at these  next pictures!  When we were in Florida, I would go for a walk almost everyday.  In March, I would pass these trees and they were dropping these gorgeous Pine Cones!  I thought they were the perfect shape for these Gnome ornaments!

I added a hanger to these so they could have from your tree! I did use glitter on their "beards".  We will see if these will sell.  But I think they are a hoot!!  If they don't sell- they will be on my tree for sure!!

In order to keep this post from being TOO long...I have just thrown up some pictures of some of the stuff for sale.  We set up our display in my sister's basement so we could get an idea of what it will look like at the fair.   This Friday, we take it all down and set it back up at the Heritage Center.  Take a look-

Anyone for Snowman Soup?

These corks are from my sister,  Rochelle.  She sure has a lot of them!  Says they are from several years... ahuh…!

Love these no sew wreaths!  Really fun to make!

The birch logs are from our back yard.  My hubby cut them and then drilled the opening for the candles.  I have a set I use every year!

Finally, we made these cute Music boxes.  Graphic 45 paper was used on the particular box and it has a Christmas tune.  I love doing Craft Fairs- we get to meet a lot of people -like the  other vendors and the people who come to shop.  I am sure this will put us in the Christmas spirit!  Take care!