Saturday, December 24, 2011

I'm Staying Up for Christmas!

I am going to sit here and watch my Christmas counter count the minutes to Christmas! hehehehe

Merry Christmas, friends!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas is one week away!

Free delivery if you're local! Pick up stocking stuffers here! I've got pins and pretty poinsettia soaps for the ladies, I've got some magnets and some cute ornaments, and I can make more kid soaps (I sold out of those at the holiday fair). My chocolate lollipops are 50 cents each, and I can make green, red, orange, chocolate brown, and white mint. You can order Christmas peanut brittle with holiday sprinkles or dipped in chocolate and sprinkled or not. I can make more cake bites too. They are like cake balls except they are square like presents for your mouth!

 Me at my table with ornaments, pins, and soaps

 My holiday peanut brittle before I broke it up
 My holiday cake bites!
 My packaged cake bites, peanut brittle, lollipops, and magnets
 Cute duckie and froggie soaps with rubber frogs inside!
($1.50 each)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Two Weeks Till Christmas!

It's two weeks till Christmas! YAY! I've been working hard to get ready for the Christmas Homeschool Holiday Fair at Springwell on Wade Hampton. It's this Tuesday, all day long! I've got a big selection of stocking stuffers: handmade pins, magnets, and ornaments, and soaps, and I will have peanut brittle and cake bites too. Probably some chocolate lollipops too if I get to them. It's going to be great!

Did you know that it takes three days to make a pin, magnet, or ornament? It's true! These one-of-a-kind items take three days. Here's how it happens:

Day 1: The paper is the most important part. Newspaper is too weak and gray for this craft. I use sturdy paper plates and sometimes typing paper. I make the paper pulp and then press it into molds. (I have lots!) Let dry. Usually takes 24 hours.

Day 2: Paint items. When dry, apply sealant.

Day 3: Glue pinbacks or magnets onto finished products. The ones that are ornaments get holes and hooks added.

The finished product is sturdy and will last many years as long as it is not run through a washing machine. LOL My mom has some pins she made in the 90s!

Here are some of my newest ones:

Pins can be worn on tops and sweaters, scarves, and hats. Pins them to their Christmas stockings! They are $3 each, or two for $5!

See ya Tuesday? I'll be there!