Sunday, April 27, 2008

Craft Fair

Our DI teams have taken over the annual school craft fair for one of our fund raisers next year, so I've been elbow deep in sand paper, saw dust, acrylic paint, and Mod Podge for the past week!

The wonderful woman who ran the craft fair for the past 13 years donated all her leftover materials, so we began organizing all the wooden letters she gave us last Monday.

We have them in varying sizes from 4 inches all the way up to about 9 inches. We'd originally planned to make words until we realized that contestants on Wheel of Fortune weren't the only ones who needed to buy vowels! Except for a few Is, 1 O, and a stack of Us, we were out of luck.

Instead we're altering the letters we do have and letting the students who want them personalize them with words cut from Sizzix Sizzlits. They can also add ribbons and bling for an additional fee.

I had several DCWV pads I'd purchased on sale before I signed back up with SU!, so I donated them to the cause. Rock Star and All Dressed Up were perfect for junior high students.

We'd planned to save them for the craft sale next December, but they've created such a buzz people are already making special requests for Mother's Day and other events.

Who'd have thought we'd end up in the customized letter business?

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