Photo Booth – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good morning everyone! Once again this year we kick off our Etsy Christmas In July Party this year with a photo! What is a party the opportunity to take goofy photos in a booth?

I invited members of the Etsy Christmas In July team to share their Christmas Inspired photo booth items.

Gina from ArigigiPixel says: 

This is a red, green and white MERRY CHRISTMAS party banner – DIY flag garland. This digital product is perfect for your holiday party! See additional details in Gina’s shop!

ArigigiPixel

Judith Messenger from FabriArts says:

I started making little knitted socks and mitten ornaments when a friend gave the patterns she had developed. I used the leftover yarn from the socks that my Mom knits for the whole family. At first they were just for gifts for my friends and family, but they are fun to knit out of self-striping yarn, so I kept going, eventually selling them at local craft fairs and here on Etsy. Soon, the ends that Mom supplied weren’t enough, so I started haunting the yarn stores for more colours of wool (my yarn stash is growing now to rival my stash of quilting fabric)! Then I started knitting more little mitts and socks and stringing them in a row to make a garland.

When I make pairs of socks or mitts, I like to make sure that they match. The self-patterning yarn usually has a “repeat”….once I’ve knit 3 or 4 socks/mitts, I get back to the same place so I can knit the matching sock or mitten. Occasionally, the repeat is very hard to find, or there’s not enough yarn to make another, and I end up with a sock or mitt that doesn’t have a match. That’s when I came up with concept of the mis-matched garlands. It reminds me of the times when my kids always lost just one of their mittens and didn’t have a match…..or the “sock monster” ate one of a pair in the dryer (do the socks ever go missing in pairs?).

Now I have a stash of little single socks and single mitts ready to be strung on a garland when I get enough that I think coordinate.

I also make garlands of socks or mitts that all coordinate – a single colour or from a single ball of yarn. More of those will be available in my FabriArts shop in the fall.

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Food And Drink – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good morning everyone! Once again this year we kick off our Etsy Christmas In July Party this year with food and drink! What is a party without refreshments?

I invited members of the Etsy Christmas In July team to share their Christmas Inspired food and drink items.

Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

I distinctly remember as the holiday season approached, my Mom buying small gifts of candy for folks like our mailman, milkman, bread delivery guy, pharmacist, even our garbage man. It was a traditional part of the holiday season and it made we realize, even as a child, that it was important to say thank you to everyone at that time of year (and throughout of course).

Who wouldn’t be delighted to receive this gift of chocolate – okay, perhaps not our dentist.

TheOldBarnDoor

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

Once I started my business of making accessories for everyone including your pets my desire to use unique patterns was strong. So, when I found this hot chocolate ribbon I knew it would make a great print for my dog collar! I mean if you’re a dog lover and love Christmas then you’ve got to love hot chocolate too!!

There’s nothing like a cup of rich hot chocolate piled high with marshmallows on a cold winters night!! Who can resist right?

DesignsbyCristal

Mairi from mairidesign says:

Cheers! A bottle of wine to hang on your tree or in your window. The first one of these that I made was for a couple of friends who own a wine shop. I couldn’t buy them a bottle of wine for Christmas but, hey, I could make them a bottle. They loved it and have it on display the whole year.

This would make a great gift for your party host or for a couple sharing their first Christmas together and it’s perfect for year round décor not just for Christmas Also available in red wine colour and different bottle shapes.

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