Friday, January 1, 2016


HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my family, friends, and followers! You are the treasures of my life, and I'm thankful for all of you. I wish all of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! I'm excited to spend 2016 with you, and beyond. May you be blessed with good cheer, laughter, and friendships in the coming year.

I wanted to share my last hooray in 2015. In Glenmoore, PA, every year, the Methodist church puts on a cookie and Christmas craft bazaar, and this year, I got to participate. I only had 2 weeks to prepare, so of course, I was like a craft making machine for two solid weeks. I didn't make a whole lot of items, but to my surprise, I sold quite a lot. I was super happy about that ...

Here are some of the items I made to share with you:

 Here are the snowmen gift card holders I made the flew out the door like crazy. I sold almost every one that I made, and I made 26! I just love them.

 Here are the snowmen cookie boxes I made. Would you believe, I only sold a few of these? OMG, I thought they would fly out the door, especially with the cookie sale going on. Nope. O well, they will go to good use next year.

 I saw a cute video on how to make these adorable Frosty the Snowman hats. I didn't sell any of those at the bazaar, but I had several people purchase them for gifts, and I ended up giving them away as gifts as well. They were so flippin cute ...

I made these Santa wine tag holders a couple years ago, and they sold this year. It pays to hold on to things. If they don't go one year, they certainly will go another time. Phew, that's great!

 This is a picture of my wares that I made for the bazaar. There are gift card holders - the coffee cup ones flew out the door - sure wish I would have kept one ... they were mighty cute. In the background, I had some left over bags I made for cookies and didn't sell those, but all of the Christmas ornament lip balm holders sold like hot cakes, but the purse lip balm holders did not fare well. The Santa gift card holders and the Snowmen gift card holders flew out the door, as did the random gift card holders you see in the background. They were left overs from previous years. I did not sell any of the Christmas tags .. but that's ok, I'll use them for next year's gifts.

Here is my display at the bazaar. I came home with one box less than I started with, and $250 richer. Whoooo hoooo! I also got special orders and filled those rather quickly. All in all, it was a good day.

I hope you enjoy your New Year's Day, and best wishes to all of you in 2016!


  1. Wow! That's a lotta work, Helen! I don't know how you do it... Happy New Year, may it be happy, healthy, and crafty. :)

  2. Your projects are just soooo cute! Do you have instructions on your site as to the making of the snowmen gift card holders? Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!