Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas To Everyone!


A very dear friend gave me this Butterfly jar for my birthday.
The "butterfly" actually flutters about the jar!
Molly is just fascinated by it!

She is determined to catch this butterfly!

Ruth, Joyce, Carole, and Pauline
We gathered for an ornament and cookie exchange.

Dee, Deb, Millie, and Carolyn
showing our ornaments.

Joyce opening up her package.

Pauline opening up her package.

We gathered together to celebrate after the bazaar. Unfortunately, all the ladies were unable to attend. We had fun playing "Now you have it, now you don't" with an ornament exchange and shared our home baked cookies. Our bazaar was a grand success! We raised over $3,000! After the bills were paid, we are able to help 4 of our church families in crisis for Christmas, set aside $500 toward our food baskets for 2012, and pay for an upcoming electric bill...God is Good!

Pray for us, as we meet later to elect officers and decide the future of the Craft guild.


A Very Merry Christmas and
God's Blessings in the New Year!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Community Courier


It will be delivered November 23rd.

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

This is NOT a craft, but I wanted to share it with you.
My Sister, Betty, gifted me with this lovely hanging.
It reminded her of Molly.

As you know by now, Molly is always with me
when I create crafts.
I was boxing up some Snowmen and Santa's, and Molly
decided that the box was a great place for a nap!

Vi, Carolyn, and Faye
checking out the jam recipes.

Carole is sealing some jars
of prepared jam.

Milly and JoAnn are sorting
some of the gifts for
the Secret Santa Shoppe.

Carolyn and Pauline are working
on clay pot birdhouse ornaments.

Carole, Pauline, Deb, and Millie
busy with clean up!

Donna not only painted the clay pots white,
but also her fingers! OOOPS!

Everyone is busy...busy...busy!

I made 2 snowmen shutters.
They will look great on a door or a wall.
Snowmen can be left out for display all Winter!

This lovely "songbird" wreath was
made by my sister, Betty.

A close up of one of the songbirds.
Created from one of our old songbooks.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself!
After I created this large apple wreath, I had to buy it!

A lovely white wreath with a metal
snowman bow. Created by Dee.

A lovely white wreath with red cardinals,
created by Betty.

This is a cute wooden toy wreath.
It would look cute on a child's bedroom door
or in their bedroom.
Created by Dee

A lovely golden arrangement with finches
and a special reindeer ribbon trim on the basket.
Created by Dee

Snowmen pins with shimmery silver glitter!
Created by Betty

Cute Santa's created by Dee

Small berry wreath
created by Dee.

I had this old gravy boat for 2 years.
It was donated by one of our members
and I finally made a lovely little holly arrangement.

Dish cloth angels....

Made by Betty.

This is the angel poem attached to
all the dish towels angels.

Cute snowmen created by Donna and Betty.

We have lots more wonderful crafts, but you will have to come to our bazaar to see everything! The room will be filled with wreaths, floral arrangements, angels, snowmen, Santa's,
ornaments, hand knit & quilted items, and soo much more!

We have been very, very, busy. We made home made jams last week, and coming up is home made candies!

Mark your calendar for Friday & Saturday,
December 2nd & 3rd, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bethany United Methodist Church
1401 Mt. Rose Ave. York
We are handicapped accessible
In our downstairs Social Room

Come and enjoy the sights, sounds and smell of Christmas! Our Bethany Bakers will be busy baking Apple Dumplings, cakes, pies and much more! We will have home made jams, fudge and

Bring your children and grandchildren to shop in a safe environment in our Secret Santa Shoppe. Santa's helpers will assist them in their selections and gift wrapping is Free!

Stay for lunch and enjoy our homemade Corn Chowder and Campers Beef Vegetable Soups, Chicken Salad, Beef Barbecue Sandwiches, Beverages, and a large assortment of Desserts.

Bring your friends, family and neighbors!
We look forward to greeting you!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Take a Look at what's NEW!

Wood snowmen
Each one is different!
Designed by Dee and Betty.
You'll have a difficult time selecting your favorite!

Back by popular demand!
We only have one...
so get here early!
Hand Made from gourds by Gail

A hugable Panda
hand made from gourds by Gail.

We have 5 angels for you
to select from. Each angel has a different hair style and face.
They are entirely designed and made by Dee and Betty.

Their gowns are lovely and accented
with lace and pearl trim. The pictures do not show their
true beauty and detail.

OOPS!...Molly thought you would like
to see her in her new Fall coat!
After all, she is our Mascot!

Each doll has a pearl halo.
The angels can be hung or placed in
a chair in a seating position

Each doll is holding a golden bouquet.
We did not do them in Christmas colors,
so they can be enjoyed year round.

A look at all the girls.

More wood snowmen
Designed by Dee and Betty.

Our 5th angel.
Come early for your favorite...
They are all sweet!

Wood angels
Designed by Dee and Betty.

Place mats created from
greeting cards. You must see these, they are just lovely.
Hand made by JoAnne and Barb.

More wood angels.
Oh so lovely!

Another placemat...
These won't last long!

As you can see, we have been as busy as Santa's Elves!
Next week, we will show you more creations.
As we get closer to our event, we will give you complete details
of our 2 day event!

If you would like to join us and be a Bethany Imagineer,
we meet every Wednesday from 9:00 am to noon, in the social room at Bethany.

The more hands...the merrier!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Holiday Creations!

Yo Yo Belts
These belts are adorable! We will have 3 color
selections. They are one size fits most. The ties can be
shortened for children.

A wonderful Christmas gift.
A new one of a kind item.

A view of the blue hue belt
being modeled by my sister, Betty.

Angels, we adore thee
A view of 2 different angels
with their candles lit and unlit.

This angel has a braided hair weave
that encircles her head.

This angel has sweet pig tails.

"Christmas is in the Air" Craft Bazaar

December 2nd, Friday and December 3rd, Saturday
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Breakfast and lunch served both days.
Mark your calenders!

Sorry we have been late in updating our postings. I will try to do a better job. The "flood of 2011" hit home and I had water in my basement and have been busy cleaning up and cleaning out! I am now under control and will be able to focus more on the craft guild postings.

We have all been busy with various projects and I must get busy with some photos. Betty and I have made some cute wooden snowmen and angels, pictures to come later. Pauline is busy with a "new" item called potato bags. I will feature this later with more information. JoAnn is leading a class on wonderful place mats. Faye is making adorable sweatshirts. Gail has made gourd art, including a best seller, a giraffe, picture will be shown at a later posting. Barb is working on jar toppers which will be filled with a surprise. Khris has made oh so wonderful homemade soaps. Carolyn will have some beautiful hand knit items. Donna is creating one of a kind greeting cards, and there is soo much more to come.

Every season, we pride ourselves on introducing "new and different" items. We will have homemade jams, candies, and yummy treats in our bake shop. This year we will also be serving breakfast and lunch on both days.

We will also have a "Secret Santa" shop for the children to shop for their family and friends. And of course, we will gift wrap their items for them, so there will be no peeking!

Stay tuned for more postings!