Crafty weekend results

These are the results of my crafty weekend, not including the baking I had to do. One completely finished apron made out of jeans, a deco mesh Christmas tree and wreath made out of deco mesh I found on sale @ $2.00 per roll. I still have enough left over to make another wreath!
Keep in mind I have found most of these ideas online. All I can say is that I LOVE Pinterest! There is nothing like being able to reuse things to make them useful again.

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Busy Busy Weekend

I believe this weekend will be my busiest yet. I will be baking, and making Christmas gifts. The aprons from jeans I will be making for the ladies I work with. I am going to try to find deals on baking supplies I have a lot of Christmas baking to do. I have had special orders from the kiddos, they want hard rock candy this year! I have to make Chocolate Chip cookies, peanut butter balls, peanut butter cookies and much more.
I will post pictures of the aprons when I am done with them, I will personalize them. I thought of using puffy paint, or stenciling with regular fabric paint. I will decide depending on the price of the paints. That’s how this bargaining Mama rolls! I wish you all a wonderful weekend time to get crafty!
Elaine

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Gettin’ Crafty!

This weekend I have decided that I need to get crafty again! I will be making some aprons from jeans, salt dough ornaments, and anything else I can find that I may have lying around the house. I keep seeing ideas on Pinterest. Yes I am addicted to Pinterest! You can follow me there if you’d like @ Elaine Your Avon Lady.
This time of year I love making things, I love trying new crafts, my kids love it too. So get your family involved and try something new. Get crafty with your children, grow their spirit and their mind.
Warm wishes to you all
Elaine

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Last Minute Gift Ideas from Avon

I am working on Campaign 1, this campaign has a lot of great last minute gift ideas. With any $10 or more beauty purchase from the e-brochure you get the “Crazy for Quilted Duffle” for only $19.99 (regular price $39.99)
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Never Give Up

The holidays can be tough and stressful. I know this from experience. Right now we as a family are going through a pretty rough time financially. We’ve tried budgeting, and still are budgeting. From couponing, to cutting back on things that aren’t necessary. It all comes down to more bills than money I believe. My Avon business, I thought would be able to pick up some of the slack, but trying to find sales is difficult when you live in a small town, and people are struggling already.
We go each day trying to put one foot in front of the other, and we trip up and fall flat on our backsides in the end. I have come to the conclusion that, who needs money and tons of it. As long as the bills are paid, food is on the table and a roof is over your head, what more do you really need. I know that God will provide all means necessary for us to survive. So to stress is only hurting us as a family.
I will continue to use my coupons, search for amazing buys on products my family uses, and continue to budget until I get that big break. The biggest lesson learned here is never give up, put it in God’s hands, He will provide!
Warm wishes and best regards to everyone,
Elaine

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There’s still time to get great deals!!

Today is Green Monday! There is still time to find great deals on those Christmas gift you may not have found yet. Right now on my Avon website there is a 12 Days of Christmas gifts going on. head over to www.youravon.com/elainedawson to find out what that gift is.
If it’s stocking stuffers you are looking for Avon has a great selection of those as well. If you are looking for something unique you can find it with Avon or with Jewelry In Candles. Jewelry in Candles is a 2 for 1 kind of deal. You get a great smelling candle and you can add a piece of jewelry! You can find those at www.jewelryincandles.com/store/elainedawson
So if you are holding out for that perfect gift for that special or unique someone, Avon and Jewelry in Candles could be your answer!! Come by and visit me.

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Get Creative

As I am an employee for my local school system I get long breaks around the holidays. To pass my time and to try and find things to keep my children occupied, I think of things that can be made, I try and get “crafty”. Over my long Thanksgiving break, I’m watching one of my favorite shows on TV and got an idea. I decided that instead of buying potholders again, I will make my own! “Out of what?” Jean pockets!!! Yes, I said Jean pockets.
I took a few pairs of mens jeans, cut the back pockets out of them, I had some fabric remnants lying around that I sewed on the back as a liner. I used the belt loop as hanging loops for the potholder. I made eight of them, that saves at least $8.00. Yes, I am all about saving money, it’s all due to the fact that I have never had a ton of money to throw around.
Back to the potholders, you can design them with anything you’d like. I am going to put a border around mine and probably leave it at that, since I am not all about the fancy. As long as it gets the job done I am good to go. I have however been thinking of way to put designs on them. My thoughts were, you can put embroidery of any sort, if you have the means to do so. You could dab a design with fabric paint as well. The possibilities are endless!
In about 2 weeks, my girls and I will be on our long break for Christmas, so time to get the imagination flowing once again. If you have an imagination you can think of all kinds of things to do for less. So until next time, stay creative.
Elaine
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10653541_867167293334918_7040165355159436580_n Another project I started

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