Thursday, November 24, 2011

Craft Overload!

So if you've been to my house any time in the last couple weeks you've likely tripped over sewing machine cords, ironing boards and extra racks and tables.  We are in FULL CRAFT MODE here.  It's madness and I love it.  In an attempt to continue to bring money in for our little boy we've decided to join in on a couple local craft fairs.  It has been an adventure.  I've never done anything like this and I'm pretty nervous.  I'm intimidated to think that people may not be too impressed with our stuff.  Or, what if they really like it and we've got no inventory for week 2?  How late will we have to stay up each night frantically re-crafting?  Either way we're going all in and I'm pretty excited to see how it goes!  I've been so incredibly blessed to have hours of help from my wonderful sister-in-laws.  I can't thank them enough. 

So, without further rambling, I'd like to invite you to:

Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 26
Newton Outlet Malls - Trail Rooms
601 Southeast 36th St., Newton KS
I-135 Exit 38

This craft fair is at the Newton Outlet Malls on the south side where the food court used to be.  There are many vendors coming and door prizes will given.  On top of a great opportunity to support home made items and small business, you'll also be in a great location to get some other shopping done. 

Here's what you'll find at our booth though...

A great dress-up organizer for hanging clothes, shoes, crowns, etc.

 9" Step stools.  These come in pink, purple or brown.  They have a great large top for little standers.

High Chairs and Baby Doll Cribs --  Ummm.....adorable!!

These can be purchased as sets or individually.  My favorite part is that you get to pick your own mattress cover and bib out of a really cute selection.  These are really so cute and SUCH a better quality than those cheap-o ones in the stores.  I love that these will last through all our future kiddos.

There are tons of dress-up clothes.  Lots of fun occupation vests including: doctor, nurse, construction worker, frontier man/woman, police, and fireman.   Several different types of capes.  I tried to get the girls to model but it was a little windy outside so these aren't so great.  Little Rowen does a fantastic job showing off his new dress-ups though! 

There are so many other great things.  Here's just a preview:

This is a tooth fairy pillow.  One side has a little pocket for the tooth.  The other side has a log where you can put the date that your child loses each tooth.

These diaper bag sets might be one of my favorite things.  It has an adorable little sling cover bag, 2 diapers, a bib, a burp cloth, and even a little wipes case with cloth wipes.  SO CUTE!

There are several different versions of the ruffle tote bags and 2 different sizes.  Each one has a Bible verse on it.  Great for Bible studies, nursery bags for your kids, or just a great running around bag.

 Baby Doll Diapers

 Felt Food Sets:

 Corn Heating Bags.  Pop these in the microwave for aches.  Slide one in the bottom of your sheets to keep your toes warm in the winter.  Sit on one on those freezing winter mornings. 

These are bow organizers.  The ribbons hold bows and there are hooks on the bottom for hanging headbands and such.  Pretty great for uber-organizers like me.  : )

Ok, I can tell that you're incredibly grateful for having just finished all your Christmas shopping for you.  : )   PLEASE, spread the word.  Send everyone you know to the outlet mall on Saturday.  100% of our profits will go to our adoption fund.  Your money for Christmas gifts has to go somewhere.  What better place to spend it than towards something that also will help bring a family together. 

In my heart as I'm up late sewing, planning, organizing, I keep thinking of next Christmas.  Of what our family will look like then.  I picture our son with us hearing the Christmas story, opening gifts and growing in his knowledge that he is truly part of a forever family.  That makes every stitch a true labor of love.  Join us Saturday please.  


  1. Umm . . . all of this is AMAZING. I find myself just staring in awe. You are one talented person. Can't wait to see it all in person and pray it goes really, really well!!!

  2. Such cute stuff! You guys have been busy! Hope it went well.