6th Annual * Simple Gifts * Crafts for Charity Open House

Friday, November 21, 2014 * 4pm – 8pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 * 10am – 2pm

@ the Kerwin Home, 225 Overlook Drive, Schwenksville, PA 19473

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What:

**Handmade crafts, jewelry, and food gifts, by Kristen

I believe that often the best gifts are made by hand, and are from the heart. I strive to make all of my handmade creations with heirloom quality, as I’d love for you to enjoy them for years to come! (That is, until the zombie apocalypse…then, all bets are off!) My creations include handstitched and painted ornaments, painted wooden signs, fun and original jewelry, items made from recycled and repurposed games and ephemera, and delish homemade chocolates. I have also started trying my hand at pen & ink art, and will soon have framable prints and cards in my etsy shop, too!    (looksomethingshiny .etsy.com)

10% of sales supports Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org)

**Three Below – a ‘Secret Santa Shoppe’, where kids, teens (and curious parents!) can buy new items for $3 or less. There’s something for everyone on your list – family, friends, neighbors, bus drivers, coaches…and more! All gifts are then wrapped up tightly and ready to go before you leave, so there’s no peeking!

100% of sales supports charity: water. (www.charitywater.org)

**BeadforLife jewelry and gifts – gorgeous and colorful gifts that give twice! This is my 7th year partnering with BeadforLife, and I just love getting to share the story and the works of this amazing non-profit. 100% of sales supports the women in Uganda who make this beautiful beaded jewelry from recycled paper. (www.beadforlife.org)

**My Green Crayon – recycled crayons & gifts. These crayons come in dozens of fun shapes (penguins, owls, butterflies, dinosaurs, stars and hearts..), and they are priced $1 (small), $3 (large), and $7 (for boxed sets). They make perfect stocking stuffers, Pollyanna gifts, food-alternative classroom gifts, and more! Since the start of the project in 2009, close to 4,000 crayons have been sold (just locally!), and over $5,500 has been raised…all because of awesome crayon-partners like YOU! Thank you!!!

50% of sales supports clean water projects around the world through charity: water. (www.charitywater.org)

Crayons also for sale @ BLOSSOM gift shop, and Floral & Hardy in Skippack, PA
(across from Mal’s Diner)

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Oh, my Dear Ones…there is so much to share with you! We are CRAY-Z-EXCITED to get to see you, and to share all that we have been working on. Whether you are looking to knock out some holiday shopping before Thanksgiving (without getting trampled!), or just want to come and chill, we hope to have what you need to help make the upcoming holiday season just a bit more…Peaceful. Simple. Precious!

What’s your favorite thing to shop for? Ornaments, ruffle scarves, decorated trees, Advent calendars, original artwork, snowmen? Yep, we got ya covered. Repurposed home decor items, or recycled crayons (My Green Crayon) that raise funds for clean water? Got those, too. Beautifully made and meaningful jewelry made from recycled paper (including bangle bracelets for $5, in a zillion colors)? Believe it! And if you like things dipped in yummy chocolate…well, don’t even get me started!!!

And please don’t forget to bring the littlest shoppers to our Secret Santa Shoppe, Three Below – where all items are $3 or less, and 100% of sales directly supports the initiatives of charity: water, an amazing non-profit that works to bring clean water to those children in desperate need around the globe! (www.charitywater.org)

CASH, CHECK, or CREDIT CARDS accepted. (Also hugs and chocolate. And Pepsi. Did I mention chocolate? 🙂 )

Everyone is welcome! Admission is free, and you won’t want to miss out on a (no purchase necessary!) chance to win one of our raffle prizes. Pop in for 2 seconds, or two hours!  We’ll be here with smiles, refreshments, free raffle prizes, coloring pages and a ‘quiet corner’ for little ones, & lots of gifts that give twice. No need to RSVP – just come on by, and feel free to bring chocolate a friend.  🙂  The more, the merrier!

Blessings!

🙂 Kristen & crew

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