It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Yes! It's holiday craft sale season!!  The 5th Annual Tacoma is for Lovers  Artist Craft Fair kicks things off at King's Books this weekend.  Each year the show gets better and better, so I promise it will be nothing less than stellar.   There's always a broad selection of awesome vendors from Tacoma, Seattle, and Olympia offering incredible goods.   For full details, and to see all the fabulous vendors participating, click HERE or visit the TIFL Facebook page.

5th Annual Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Fair
Saturday and Sunday November 17th and 18th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave Tacoma, Washington 98402

Other projects and commitments kept me out of the craft room, so I got a late start on my holiday craft sale crafting.  During this busy pocket, all I could think about was sitting down at my table and making things.  Finally, this week I was able to just MAKE.   And I made A LOT.

Here's a preview of the 2012 holiday offerings...

I've done the lantern ornaments the past few years.  I always try to offer new color combinations, but truth be told,  the first to sell are always red and green, so I made lots of those.


Hoppy Holidays!  I often incorporate critters at christmas time.  Normally it's deer and birds, but this year I decided to add bunnies into the mix.



I also made a selection of these little badge gift tags.  They have adhesive on the back, so just peel and stick on a gift box or bag.


These pocked-sized notebooks make excellent stocking stuffers.


Do you like Christmas?  Then maybe you need one of these for your winter coat lapel.  Show your holiday spirit!


There are many paper wreaths and many colors and sizes to chose from.



An army of little gift ornaments...


... adorned with deer, birds and bunnies.


I've been doing lots of experimenting with a new, metallic crepe paper. It's wonderful to work with - you can really manipulate the petals and parts and the paper will hold its shape.  I used tiny, vintage glass christmas balls for the flower centers.



These festive, sparkly bird clips can trim a package or a tree branch.


Need a little Christmas?  A little bottle of Christmas spirit?  Have a studio apartment and no room for a tree?

The tiny trees inside measure a little more than an inch.


I'm still making a little more, and will have lots of pins, hats and garlands that I'll be bringing along.
My table will be packed with holiday goods!

I hope to see you all there this weekend.   It's a great way to shop local, and support the many fine artists and crafters of the Puget Sound.   Please join us!!

Oh, and mark your calendars, folks!  Our second annual Glitter Haus is Saturday, Dec 1st.  Details HERE!


Emma said...

Laurie, everything is so beautiful! It's like a perfect wonderland. LOVE!!!

Laurie Cinotto said...

Thanks for the kind words, Emma!

Malú Holzmüller said...

Tudo muito lindo !!!
So beautiful !!!

Malú Holzmüller.

janna said...

Your stuff is SO cute! I wish Tacoma was closer to Iowa! ;-)

Sharon said...

It's all so beautiful! I wish I could come to Tacoma and buy some of these things! I love the metallic paper flowers especially.

Pekeluver said...

I LOVE your crepe paper flowers! They are amazing. Can you tell me where to find the crepe paper? I have looked for over a year now at all sorts of stores in our area and can never find the sheets. The metallic crepe paper is beautiful too. I would love to find that as well. Thanks~

Hilary Neidhart said...

I've just discovered you and am besotted!
However do you make those little cut-outs so precicely? Do you make a die?
I'm always fascinated by technique and I love paper cut things but I don't have the steady hand necessary.

Stan Alderson said...

lovely Christmas ideas! very clever...

Ashley Howard said...

Wreaths are my favorite, they are not for Christmas season only, but you can always put them in your door as a mood-setter for visitors. I actually have one on every door in the house! Pretty accent indeed.