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Why hello strangers!!!! I say that because I feel like it’s been so long since I have last done a blog post, that I’ve lost any sort of connection to my followers! I’m so sorry folks! There is no other excuse than I have been just plain busy these past few weeks and sadly, crafting has been on the back burner :( But don’t despair, I’ve come up with some lovely little bits that I’m sure you will all enjoy!

So my Aunt came to me with a request to donate some of my handmade goods for a local Rugby football club to raise money for club costs and field upkeep. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share my passion with others and for a good cause. So I decided to base the basket theme around “Pretty Accessories” and hopefully catch the eye of the younger generation. I mean…what girl can pass up sparkly hair pins and pretty necklaces?!

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I started out with finding this lovely burlap box and used this as my “basket”. Of course, most of my findings and materials are from Hobby Lobby, my happy shopping place :) I decided to dress it up a bit by adding this sweet little teal chevron ribbon and pretty floral adornment in the center. For presentation, I added some of my favorite recently purchased paper and add a hand written logo with company info and little touches of glittery buttons.

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Isn’t that ampersand the perfect finding?! Works perfectly for my handmade business card!

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As far as what I including in the auction basket, I decided to make these adorable DIY elastic hair ties and headbands. As a girl with short hair, I’ve always been envious of those who can wear these fun pieces. So…I just make them to get my fix! 😉

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I’m someone who loves the fine details, so I was thrilled to find this stamp at Hobby Lobby that says “handmade by yours truly”. So fun to add to my packaging and I topped it off by placing a single teal rose bead for that sweet touch. Cute, right?

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Perhaps my favorite project of the bunch are these “oh so pretty” hair pins. Now these I can relate with. I am a bobby pin wearing gal and these chic lil’ pieces are the perfect accessory for short hair gals like myself!

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Check out those creamy colored beads on the necklace that I made! Aren’t they just yummy! I’ve said it a million times but yellow is one of my favorite colors to design with and when I saw these chunky set of beads, I couldn’t resist snatching them up!

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The last of the bunch are these simple studs, leather arrow wrap bracelet and the “high school spirit headband” (adorned in the local high school colors). These are the cherries on top for this fun auction basket!

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It’s like an Easter basket for a big girl! I’d like to see that hiding in my house! 😉

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I had a blast making this and am hoping that it will benefit the organization and support it’s growth. Thanks for letting me share my latest creations with you and I PROMISE you all that I will ramp up the crafting here over the next couple of weeks. Oh and I need to get atleast one Easter craft on here soon because it is only a week and a half away! Gah! This year is FLYING by! Good night crafting world!!!

Date posted: March 25, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

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