Friday, November 21, 2014


And I’m not talking about Thanksgiving - although I’m really looking forward to it!
No…what I’m talking about is the craft show…one more week and it will be here so I have a few more days to create and tie up loose ends.

That’s what I am doing today – sewing pillow seams, making product labels, making sure every string is nipped, any wrinkles ironed out and it goes on and on.

I’m giving myself through Monday because I need to price EVERYTHING YET, and then it will be all packed up in totes until a week from today when we can go to the cabins and set up our booths.

But…being I haven’t been on here since the 6th I have a few things to share.
In October we went to Oaks, PA for the wholesale show. I was looking for great hand-mades for my show…even if we didn’t make it ourselves we can sell it at the craft show if it is ‘handmade’.

Got a few treasures to sell
I found these in one booth – these snowmen are about 30 inches tall
2 snowmen

These Santa pillows are a good size – approx 12 x 15
small santa pillows

And a smaller size
two lg pillows

I bought a few more items but they are packed in a tote and couldn’t get them out.

And…2 weeks ago we went to Arthur, IL for HOMESTEADER’S ON THE PRAIRIE show. AWESOME!!! Fantastic Primitive antiques and a few vendors had lots of wonderful handmade items. I found some grungy wax molded snowmen and a tree.
One of my fun purchases was from Rachel Engles of Too Far Gone Primitives.
This fine looking reindeer
Deer 1

Deer 2

And from Carriage House Lighting we got 4 wonderful lamps – I think 2 or 3 of these may go to the craft show (they are HAND MADE)

Floor lamp
2 lamps

lamp bath 

While in Pennsylvania I found a sweet little bear that just melted my heart (as much as a stuffed bear can lol )
He has stuffing coming out being held in with a rusty pin – his sweater is ragged and pinned as well. And sitting as his feet is a cute little sheep.
Bear 1

Bear 2

You know I love baskets and I found 3 that had to come home with me
The one on the right is a towel hanger. The middle one is an antiqued blue but it’s hard to see

You know those Luminary flicker lights, well we found a vendor booth who was selling grunged up ones.
So I bought a 4 inch and a 5 inch.
She said she only uses the Ivory colored candles, dips them in hot wax and then rolls them and sprinkles them with Cinnamon and Cloves.

So…I’m about done sewing, painting and gluing and so tired of working from 8 am to 9 pm.
Here’s some of what is sitting out

I had fun making these bell hangers – simple to do and will hopefully sell.
I have one that I leave hanging on a nail on our pie safe door

Several pillow – many are packed in totes but these were finished up this past week
I love these sleigh pillows!
Sleigh pillows

Two Christmas ones (and again, several are already in totes)
two christmas pillows

craft things

So much to go through and start pricing!! That’s the only part of this I do not like!
Craft totes

Our daughter in-law is sharing the cabin to sell her hand thrown pottery
Here’s a few of her Christmas items…see the sleigh plate!
jamies pottery

At the moment I’m working on two Penny Rugs done on a woven
piece of Family Heirloom fabric – I love the design on it and love how it’s turning out.

See the design on the runner part of this
pennies closeup

On to something fun now….Monday night we went out to dinner for our grandson Jesse’s 25th birthday
I can’t believe he’s that old – I remember like it was yesterday him running and playing through the house and being just a fun little boy – but he has turned into a wonderfully handsome, polite and intelligent young man.

Jess, dad Dan, mom Jamie, Doug and me.
us and jesse

Jesse 2

I so want to thank all of you out there that have hung in there with me being MIA for so long.
And through all of this I still have been getting new followers and new followers on Bloglovin.
I’m looking forward to the 29th be over with and then I can concentrate on cleaning our house and getting out the Christmas decorations….and maybe I can finally get back to visiting my blog friends.

I probably won’t post again until after Thanksgiving so I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving however you celebrate it!

Blessings to all

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Christmas Craft Show Invite!

Hi All

I've been MIA for quite some time and I'm sorry - it hasn't been because I don't want to be here but with the show coming it's imperative that I stick to it and get the work done.

Anyone who does shows knows what is involved
I sew and create and still feel like I don't have enough.

I've tried to keep my items to 3 of each so there isn't an
overload of 'one style/design' - people feel like the items are a dime a dozen if you have 8 - 10 of something.
They want to feel they have something someone else doesn't!

Anyone living in the area I sure hope you can make it - it's such a fun experience doing the show as the vendors are in the log cabins throughout the property.

I did sent out 60 invites to those that have attended my prior shows
…so if you were one of them you should be receiving your invite very soon.

Any questions email me and I hope I can help

Show invite for web