Craft Fairs are a great place to pick up unusual hand-crafted gifts you cannot find anywhere else...so if you are in the area, come and check out Wallkill Valley High School's annual Holiday Craft & Gift Fair located at:
10 Grumm Road in Hamburg NJ 07419 (off route 94)
TODAY from 9-4!
I have a table at this fair every year, as it is the school our son graduated from and now this year is the last year for our daughter...so this craft fair is near and dear to my heart, as this school is the place that is reminiscent of some great memories...
There is a wall in the vestibule as soon as you enter the school, which displays graduation pictures of all previous students who are enlisted in the armed services, and our son's photo is proudly displayed among them. (He is currently serving in the United States Coast Guard). There are photos down the left hallway of all the previous graduating classes, and in June 2011, my daughter's senior class picture will take its place on the wall, joining her brother in that display as well.
I have been so preoccupied with family matters and prepping for craft fairs this fall, that blogging and posting to my Twitter & FaceBook pages have suffered...I'm hoping that after this craft fair, things can sort of get back to normal again, even though the hustle and bustle of the holidays is upon us! We are actually doing pretty well with holiday prep- we cut down our tree last weekend at Stehli Tree Farm in Vernon, GREAT place for not only trees, but hand made wreaths, grave blankets, Kissing Balls etc. (my daughter is the manager and like her mom, she is crafty, so she makes all these things!). We actually got our lighted reindeer, sleigh, manger scene etc. set up last weekend, but alas, the tree is outside waiting to be brought in and decorated in all its glory, and the outside lights, (traditionally MY job) are all tested, but are in a pile until I have the time to get out there and do my thing...decorating the trees and shrubs outside! So, as soon as this craft fair is over, I can plunge into holiday decorating mode!
Holiday Craft Fairs really get me in the mood for all the upcoming festivities, such as decorating, gift-wrapping and baking to come in the weeks ahead. I thoroughly enjoy participating in them as a crafter, creating gifts from simple things like "rubber stamps" and all the coordinating and fun accessories, ink pads, papers etc. that have made being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for almost 15 years so wonderful! This is still a a wonderful and creative hobby (and career job for me) that I love! I hope you'll stop by and see just a touch of why I love rubber stamping, scrapbooking and papercrafts, used in all the gifts I have made! In the coming weeks, I'll show you some of the gift items I created for these shows, but if you can come in person, it's always so much more special.
See you at the Craft Fair!