As always, our school moms turned out some amazing crafts, meeting weekly to work together. This year we had a group of Polish moms who came saying, "Oh, I can't do much...." and we soon found out about their amazing hand-stitching work!
I recruited my friend T to be our chief personalizer. We always create some basic wooden ornaments that can have names written on them. The Turks seems to love these.
My girls have always loved signing up for a few hours to work...that is...from about 4th grade to 7th grade, they do. Then after that age, they show up at the Fair, but it is to hang out, see friends. This year Miss Middler came and worked for a little bit.
I am in Middle School now. This is my 3rd grade replacement, a dear friend. She agreed to be our elf along with her husband. Actually, she told me to ask her husband. And he told me to ask her. So, in the spirit of what my children do to CC and me, I took that as a "yes" from them!
Sweet Cheeks got her first chance to work with me. She was up and dressed and had as much Christmas bling on as she could find. I thoroughly enjoyed remarking to her sisters how they used to be up early, couldn't wait to go work the craft fair with me...they smirked, in pj's, sipping their coffee.
Several years ago, when my Granny went to heaven, I gave a bag of hand-me-downs to my friend B. Knowing she would be working side-by-side with Sweet Cheeks, Granny's namesake, she wore one of Granny's Christmas sweatshirts. Isn't this the sweetest picture?
It was a super day! I hope everyone else had as much fun raising 9000TL (5000US) for the school as I did!