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
These Santa pillows are a good size – approx 12 x 15
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
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)
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.
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!
Two Christmas ones (and again, several are already in totes)
So much to go through and start pricing!! That’s the only part of this I do not like!
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!
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
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.
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