Well I have to say that this has been one of the worst years ever for me as far as Estate Sales go. Good sales have been very few and far between.
So my sweet Red Headed Girls came up with something to fill the void in my "junking life". They expressed interest in creating something that they could sell at a craft show with Mom in October. After much thought I decided we could make Christmas Tags, these would be easy for the girls to make and we could make lots of quickly. It also allows them to put their (and my) creativity to work.
Of course I had to make a trip to Michaels to get supplies (punches, card stock, stamps, etc) which is dangerous for me because I can get stuck in there for hours and spend a small fortune. Luckily I already had a lot of materials that we could use so I didn't completely wipe out my bank account.
I had the girls over for the afternoon a couple of weeks ago for a work day and we got quite a lot accomplished. I have also been working on some tags in between our work days.
Here is a little sample of what we have been working on:
We started off simple, card stock and stamps.
Then we tried some vintage materials (old damaged Christmas box, vintage game cards, and old Bingo cards) and I love the way these turned out!
Tried our skills with book pages. Really tried to incorporate the book pages that had Christmas Music on them - look closely.
I had some vintage Christmas Stickers that we put them to use.
And of course I had to use some vintage Christmas images from old cards, post cards and ephemera that I had on hand - we glittered some of these up.
I also tried my hand at a few other book page crafts, made some Christmas Hats for a few of the Dolls! Not sure I am real skilled at this but I think they turned out cute.
We are working on packaging now and have come up with our little logo -
RHG for the Red Headed Girls.
I have really enjoyed this adventure and it certainly has helped with the Junkin Blues that I am feeling right now. Love my Red Headed Girls and please wish them luck as we get closer to the craft show. I want them to learn something from this experience. By the way - I asked them what they wanted to do with the money that they earn and they said they would be giving some to their Church and the rest to buy more chicks! So proud of them!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!