Nettie & Friends supports Maxfield Learning Center and Maxfield School, St. Paul, MN.

Nettie & Friends works with Maxfield School in St. Paul, MN to enrich learning experiences for students by meeting specific needs that expand the learning landscape or remove roadblocks to student success.

Annual Fund Raising Show and Sale at the Egg & I Restaurant, St. Paul. December 2016

Nettie & Friends, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3). Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Artists Page - What to Make? Here are some ideas...

Here are some ideas for the 2013 sale at the Egg & I... check out my "crafts" page on Pinterest for some ideas... just remember to ask permission before using anyone's patterns.  Please respect the copyrights of other artists and crafters:

Have fun!  Look for more updates closers to October's breakfast.

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The 2012 Nettie & Friends sale is just around the corner… Have you been busy?  Are you still casting around looking for ideas of items to create?  We’ve been doing some brainstorming, and we’re open to MORE ideas. In the current economic climate, we are trying to keep items fun and functional.  We are also trying to keep items under the $45.00 price point.  Feel free to contact me with questions…   

We considered linking some of our favorite sites to check out for new trends, but realized you are able to type a few words into a search box and surf for new, cool ideas.  Please respect the artists’ copyrights when considering new projects. 

This list is by no means finite… think outside the box!

1.    iPad sleeves (quilted, felted, felt, recycled materials)
2.    Beanie Baby small blankets  (Goggle this one!)
3.    Surprise holiday balls  (made with crepe paper and small items…)
4.    Ornaments of all kinds – anyone do fun paper ornaments?
7.    Embellished kitchen towel (I have blank kitchen towels if you want to do some of these that would be great – contact me I'd love some help with this one!)
8.    Pop top/beer bottle top jewelry
9.    Resin / shrinky dink jewelry
10.   18” doll clothes – sewn or knitted
11.  Aprons – large and small for kids (perhaps “look alikes” for adults and children; we especially like some of those tiered aprons in funky fabrics.  Need fabric? Contact me! )
12.  Children’s character quilts with companion books
13.  Children’s crayon totes
14. Candles
15. Interesting, fun and funky knitted or sewn hats
16. Cat toys (anyone growing premo catnip?)
17. Kids’ crafts
18. Caramels and chocolate and cookies (talk to me about this one.)
19. Mittens
20. Mosaic coasters, sculptures
21. Coasters (wood, ceramic, felted wool, cloth, recycled paper/oilcloth)
22. Tea boxes (Nettie and Marsha have the corner on these.)
23. Peace pillows
24.Think ‘hostess gifts’ that you may have received.
26. Pottery items
27. Handmade Pens
28. Bird houses, bird feeders
29. Small flip books
30. Mosaic candle holders
31. Gift wrapping
32. Origami bird, star or other items ornaments
33. Dog bed covers
34. Handmade soap
35. Kitchen “baskets” with dishcloth, dishtowel, soap product
36. Other small ‘theme’ baskets (donations from stores, ie Penzey’s?)
37. Interesting small project bags for knitters
38. Oil cloth bags and lunch bags out of fun and funky patterns
39. Check out some of your favorite craft blogs and try something new.  

Thank you for your creativity, time and willingness to support the students and staff at Maxfield School.