Saturday, December 6, 2008

By the chimney with care

Our church held its first-ever Christmas Market today -- a fundraiser for the preschool. More than 20 vendors set up booths with handmade items. I was really just going to lend moral support to the project and to get the kids out of the house, but I ended up lugging home a lot of loot.

I can't resist cheap beaded earrings. These were $2.

Handmade notecards and a bookmark by one of our fellow parishioners.

A small book of handmade paper, perfect for stuffing into a special stocking.

Gift bags sewn up from upholstery fabric scraps. I'm keeping at least the green one for a sock project bag.

Autumnal sachets, four for $3.

And locally-produced dip mixes. Who will be lucky enough to get the habernero, I wonder?


the secret knitter said...

Before I started knitting I never paid much attention to the cool and interesting craft work that regular people make and sell. Can't say I've browsed through much on Etsy, but seeing these pictures and knowing what I've come across online from time to time, it's a reminder of how many talented people are out there.

Tim Sisk said...

I think that blue bird notebook is the cutest thing ever. I'm a writer, so that means I'm a notebook collector. And all my notebooks are about full-up. Time to go notebook shopping, my favorite!

Happy Holidays, Professor.