Friday, January 29, 2010

A long over due update about our Church auction in December.

I haven't had the "mojo" to do much of anything... I can't find the time to sit down and do the things that I really want to do. I think being 6 1/2 months pregnant has something to do with that. :) A few more months, and we'll finally meet our first little guy. :)

With that said, I've been wanting to update you all on how the auction went last month, so I'm finally doing it. There's so much that I'd like to say about it. So many blessings. I was so overwhelmed with all the help and donations that we got from friends and Church members. There's a lesson that I re-learn every time I do an event like this, and that is to trust the Lord with all your heart... He will always get things done!!!! And so He did!!!! I was very nervous that we were not going to have enough auction items, but literally 2 or 3 days before the auction, people brought so much that we had to make extra tickets! :) The Lord works on His own time, not ours!!! And by now, I should just trust Him and not worry. After the event, I was so amazed at how things turned out. I don't even know what words to use to express the way I feel.

I just know that without Him, this event would have never happened. I am so thankful that I have an awesome God!!!!! We had 26 auction tickets, a bake sale and a lot of small gifts for people to buy on the spot. We made $1,321.00 and we had VERY, and I mean VERY few things left over. All proceeds are going towards our Church Building fund, and I'm so excited that I'll get to be part of our Church building!!!! I had people ask me if we were going to do this again, and people made suggestions about how to make it better next time, etc. I'm not sure if we'll have another one. If the Lords puts it in our hearts, we might. We'll see.

Here are some pictures of the items that we had. There are a lot of photos... :) You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.

This is our set-up. We were able to use the same corner as last time, and it worked out great.

I altered wooden "JOY" letters, and a friend of mine made spool Christmas trees (I think that's what she called them.)

The advent calendar that I posted before... Here's a LINK to where you can see more pictures and directions on how to make this awesome calendar. :)

I altered another crayon wooden box. It turned out really cute, if I say so myself. Here's a link to the boxes that I did for the first auction.

The lid to the crayon box.

I also altered a bigger box for cards. I love the way this turned out.

This little box came with a new wallet that my husband got. I just couldn't get rid of it. The cover was leather-type stuff. I really, really wanted to do something with it and I think that this turned out super cute. :)

I used a large Poinsettia stamp, white StazOn ink, and red and green stickles for sparkles... So cute... :) I added some ribbon to go around the lid. I painted the box itsself with cream colored paint.

Inside the box, there was jewelry from a friend who made this beautiful necklace and earrings.

I made three paper Christmas trees. I forgot to take a picture of the third one, sorry... Here's a link to directions.

Christmas banner made out of felt....

A Christmas wreath, banner, and three Christmas trees were auctioned off as a set.

An altered note book. This was so awesome to see come alive... LOL :) For more pictures and instructions you can see yesterdays post HERE.... This note book was also shown at Practical Scrappers yesterday for their patterned paper challenge.

I made these cute little note pads. They each cost me literally less then a $1 to make. The frames were $.39 to $.69 cents each on SALE! Awesome. The paper I had, the note pads (OK well with the note pads it was more then a $1, but still ) were I think $3 or $4 for a pack of 4. I made 10 small note pads and 10 larger note pads. I think the small one was 5x3, and the large one was 7x5 or something like that... not sure on the size, sorry ladies. Anyways, I used Gina K school stamps, and I just LOVE her stamps. A friend posted these cute note pads on one of the boards I visit, and here are the links to the blog that she found them at.... HERE and HERE....

This is what the note pad looked like out of the package and on your desk. These were a BIG hit!!! Everyone LOVED them. They were so easy to make, too. If we do this again, I will definitely be doing more of these!!!!!

Another handmade advent calendar that was made by a friend.

We had some awesome snack gifts as well. Someone donated a couple of Christmas jars that we were able to use. This was one of them. It was a Christmas gingerbread house cookie jar that included Hawaiian cookies.

Wrapping kit. I made close to 40 Christmas tags. Altered boxes for gift wrapping and more. For instructions and close up pictures of the boxes, you can go HERE...

Some tags that were included... and another altered tin...

Burger King cup holder and 4 Starbucks coffee bottles. For instructions and more pictures you can go HERE....

I had a wooden recipe box that a friend of mine altered. She also altered matching salt and pepper shakers, and we included some kitchen towels and recipe cards.

Altered chipboard box ....

...that included a very beautiful jewelry set that a friend made.

A card holder with some hand made cards.

A Beautiful baby boy quilt!!!! This was made by a lady from our Church.

I think that's about it!!! :) Thank for stopping by my blog today, don't forget to leave a comment!!! Hope you enjoyed all the updates... :) If you have any questions, feel free to ask, I'd be happy to answer.

HUGS and Blessings!!!


  1. Nadya, where in the world do I begin? My mouth is on the floor here! And where did you find time to create all this fabulous stuff? I know that you guys had a wonderful auction! Look at all the fabby stuff you had! You are so talented and creative! I had missed that you are expecting! congratulations! You'll love having a boy...My 5 year old nephew has my heart on a string!
    Kim xXx

  2. Oh Nadya, Congrats on a successful auction. You had some very awesome items to auction off! Also congratulations on your pending new addition to the family--there's nothing better than a sweet new baby to grace your world!

  3. Wow Nadya, what a fabulous post, how on earth did you find the time to do all that. Well done. I am glad your pregnancy is going well, not long now!
    big hugs
    En xx

  4. WOW! You were really busy girl! What gorgeous projects! I bet your auction was a major success!

  5. This is amazing!!! What wonderful creations!! If I made all that in December, I would be taking a little break... Congratulations on your soon to be little son! We just found out last week that our daughter and SIL are having a little boy. He's due in June. There first!! XXX