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Just recently my niece/dear friend asked if I was interested in being one of the vendors at her tea luncheon.

Of course I said yes because first of all, I have never been to a tea luncheon and I also needed to put my crafts out there for people to see.

Knowing that I would need help I recruited my granddaughter to assist me.

my craft table

This was a dressy event with the option of wearing a hat and many women did wear lovely hats, but because my head is just not made for that a particular accessory I didn’t wear one.

This is my dear friend wearing her hat, pictured with her lovely daughter.

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The theme was Around the World in 80 Days, so the tables were decorated with different country themes.

I loved this table setting because the colors were so bright and cheerful which is what Italy is all about for me.  This was done by another niece of ours.

italian setting

The red, white and blue American setting was another favorite of mine and my granddaughter and I were invited to sit and enjoy our tea by my niece/dear friend. who decorated the table.

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A little extra pizzazz was added to the back of the chairs.

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Another visual treat was the napkin shaped into a rose.
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Not only were we treated to a lovely luncheon, but we also enjoyed a fashion show with some great outfits modeled by the ladies of the Sunnyside Ministry.

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I can’t believe they do this event every year because it involves a lot of planning and hard work.  I watched my dear friend being pulled from all sides for help during the luncheon.

Thank you Gloria, you did such a wonderful job along with the other Sunnyside Ministry Ladies.💜❤️❤️💜

 

PS I was quite pleased with the sale of my crafts.

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Why does time vanish so quickly?

Of course, doctor appointments, dentist appointments, grandkids sports games, and daily chores help time disappear quite fast.

My next craft show will be in May, so I need to start sewing more items.

It’s been lots of fun sewing my Mexican themed pillows.

#2 mexican pillow

Right now I’m working on my Sombrero Sue pillow.  This pillow will also have the red  pom pom trim.

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I’m also working on my little dress dish towels. I love making these because it’s like making  little girls dresses.

Th  pattern piece for the top of the dish towel dress is  lost somewhere in my sewing room, so I had to make my own simple pattern for the bodice.

yellow dishtowel dress

So tomorrow after my doctor’s appointment, I’m hoping there will be time to sew.

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I like to share this before Easter.

I thought I would share this blog post one more time. I hope that you have tried making these eggs, they’re really lots of fun to have on Easter. 

No, I’m not calling anyone a bad name.

This is another Mexican tradition that we follow every year during the Lenten season.

Many, many, years ago two of my sisters-in-law would make the most beautiful cascarones (confetti eggs). That was when I first learned to make them.

They can be fun to make for any  fiesta that you are planning, not just Easter and is a great family project.

The first step is to save empty  egg shells. I usually do this when making scrambled eggs or adding eggs to a batter.

Tap the egg shell at the top to make a little opening and then shake the egg out.  Make sure that you rinse the shell out.

Then the egg shells are dyed or decorated with stickers or marking pens, but the traditional way is to use Easter egg dyes.

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You will need confetti to fill the empty egg shells. Confetti can be found at the craft store or you can make your own.

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After the egg shells are filled with confetti you can cover the hole by putting some glue around the edge of the opening and placing a piece of tissue over the hole.

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Kids love cascarones, they especially like to crack them over someones’s head, gently, sometimes not so gently. That’s the whole idea of the confetti eggs.

I do have a rule though, no cracking eggs inside the house. But somehow I still get confetti throughout the entire house.

I hope you give it a try.♥♥♥

 


Well I’ve made three items already, and yes I know that’s not really going to get me into a craft show.  But it’s a start!.

Soon we’ll be able to sit outside and drink a strawberry soda. This is a fake one, but I’ve always wanted to make one like this.

ice cream soda

The very first time I saw this,  many years ago, it was made with carnation flowers for the top, now people are making it with taffy candy.  This idea is on Pinterest and so very easy to make.

Owls are also a favorite of mine to make.  I made my own pattern pieces and is so easy  and fun to sew.

heart owl

 

Easy is what I do because I just don’t like hard or complicated.

My whimsical cat is from my own pattern, it might need a little tweaking,  but I’m just not sure yet what to tweak.  I’m open for suggestions.

whimsical cat

I have to get back to my sewing. Have a fun Valentine’s Day.❤️💜❤️💜


I think I’ll give it another try.  I’ve always wanted to do the craft shows, which I did try about 2 years ago.  I just wasn’t prepared the way I should have been.

My lack of inventory was a problem, which I still don’t have, but I plan on doing some sewing , except, life always gets in the way.  So I need to organize my time and get myself  to sit down at my sewing machine.

me sewing

I need to start creating again, using my imagination and getting motivated.  The need to do research on what the new trends are and what’s selling at the craft shows is an important step to success .

Okay, I think I know what needs to be done.  Tomorrow is a good day to start.  Right now I need to go read my book.

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I have a dear friend whose mother is in her nineties and still going strong.  Her family keeps her busy with different activities.

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This particular activity is fun for young and old alike and is something I’ve always wanted to do.

Gathering all the supplies that were needed they let their imagination do the work and created some lovely bonnets. 

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And it looks like the little ones had lots of fun designing their very own.

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The one thing to remember is to enjoy the process and not stress about competing  with all the others, unless you choose to make it a contest.

 

IMG_0575And here is the whole clan showing off their bonnets.♥♥♥♥

This activity would be great for Mother’s Day as well.


It’s always fun to decorate for Easter, but I do it especially for my grandkids.

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My oldest daughter also decorates her mantel for just about every season, and I always  look forward to seeing what she does.

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And it’s always a Mexican tradition for cascarones, which are egg shells filled with confetti that you break over your relatives heads, gently.  Although the kids always get carried away and we have to try and avoid them in order not to get a concussion.DSCN3487 One year I made an Easter tree out of a tree branch.

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More ideas to come. Thanks for visiting.♥♥♥♥



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