What Are Ya Huntin’?

So Goes Our Lives

I read the above clipping from grandma and it pretty much sums up what I’m aiming for in preparing my booth each year. I’m trying to present what folks are hunting for in either a gift, something they need, or just an item they haven’t seen before and maybe they just don’t want to go home empty-handed. Girls gotta shop right?! It would be sacrilegious to leave without Something. In case you’ve been sleeping, Christmas is on the way.

So do you wanna see what I was presenting this year? OH! I must mention after last week’s post on Inez’s Clippings– That vendor did not appear this year. And we were allowed to spread out our tables just a tad bit when the vendor beside us didn’t show up. Good times.

Before I give you the pictorial, a thank you needs to go out to Cole Camp for always delivering a superb Christbaumfest. A wonderful tradition that brings together the spirit of the season.

Huntin’ Trip

And last but not least, I have to thank my dear mother-in-law for buying my mini quilt and stand. And then leaving a lovely post on Facebook for all her acquaintances to read.

New home for the mini quilt. Now I know what to give her for Christmas, Birthday, Mother’s Day 🙂

I have such a supportive (enabling lol) family and they even turn out to help us load our stuff at the end of the day (Barbi & Scott, Leslie & Tracy God Bless You!) Mother, Kirsten and I really appreciate each and every one that made our day a little brighter. Grandma Must be smiling down!!

Craft Shows in my Future

Took a break this week from the Victory photo challenge theme. Instead, focusing on work, family and more work.

Work related post can be seen on this link. But those of you who know me, know my work is also childs’ play. Lucky me! 🙂

With a craft show season in full swing, I’ll be seeing (hopefully) a restocking of my inventory so that I can have more to post about. Until then, hope to see my local folks in Cole Camp, Missouri this coming Saturday. Windsor, Missouri the following.

Going to be a cold one so wrap up!

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Hand crocheted in “Edwardian” Homespun, very soft             Sold, sorry. Other lovely colors ready to ship on Katy Trail Creations on Etsy

 

 

The Miss Lou Kerchief

A few weeks ago I wrote a short blog post about an upcoming project I was planning. It worked out very well and here are a few pics…..  IMG_3798 (2)

But to really make something stand out, you need a model.

And I have one! Pretty adorable too I might add.

I introduce you to …………………..

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Miss Lou!

And so naturally I’ve named my

kerchiefs  “The Miss Lou.”

Stop by the Etsy store to see these and more to come.

Inspirations Matter

I’ve mentioned back in August how inspired I was by my Great Aunt Hattie. Here’s a refresher in case you missed it. I am extremely grateful and also elated by the review I received this past week on Etsy. I am humbled at the word ‘heirloom’. What a daunting task to make something of that caliber again. So the question looms….will I?

     Yo yo table topper

All Hand Made Yo Yo Table Topper with Hand Crochet Edging

AWESOME!!!! I can’t imagine how much work went into this!! This looks fantastic on my dining room table. It brightens up the whole room!!! This will be an heirloom piece for sure!! Thank you for your creativity and workmanship!! This arrived promptly and very well packaged. Very pleased!! If I could give ten stars, I would!

Hope you Feel the Love this Valentine’s Day!

Aunt Hattie-Inspired

I remember some items displayed in Grandma’s living room from her sister, Hattie. She was ‘the skinny one’ as she used to say. If you’d seen some of her handwork, you’d know she probably didn’t eat much for all the work she accomplished. For me, she was one of the inspirations for these new-to-my-shop items.

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And for the record, I’m NoT ‘the skinny one’.

Next Door

Usually I’m taking photos of my Etsy stuff at our beautiful Missouri State Fairgrounds. After all, it’s extremely close to my home. DSC01382

This is a small part of the Highway Gardens at the fairgrounds. Many couples have used this for their wedding ceremony. It is really a showcase.

But sometimes, there’s an issue with the great outdoors called “Wind”. So a phone call to my next door neighbor and Mother-in-law was in order. She recently remodeled her home and it sure looks nice! She gave me permission to use her space for some photos. So here’s one of them.

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Her armless chair was one of several spots in her home I photographed my yo yo table runner. I was able to showcase its versatility thanks to her generosity.

Thank you Nancy! Just wanted to say how much I appreciate it! And your plants are still alive 🙂  (Inside joke)

 

 

Introducing…… My Mother!!

 

Windsor Toy And Craft Show December 2013

Windsor Toy And Craft Show December 2013

It’s time to let you in on my big news!!! My mother joined my Etsy shop this summer and I am very proud to display her items for sale!

Raggedy Ann by Eileen

Raggedy Ann by Eileen

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Hand Embroidered Flour Sack Towels

She’s my teacher when it comes to sewing and embroidery, canning, and making jelly & jam. In our community, her jellies and jams are much sought after year round. She’s currently working on some Cherry jam. It won’t sit on her shelf long. We have our first craft show on August 30th and I would take bets on whether she sells out. Cherry and Gooseberry are her top sellers.

So local people, get in line early. You won’t be disappointed!

My next question….Can I get her to sell Jams online??? We shall see. 🙂

 

Paint the Town Red, It’s Friday!

My latest Crochet and Knit treasury from Etsy. All items are hand made.

Promote artists who don’t ‘out-source’ their craft!!!

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTE4Mzc5NDJ8MjcyNTc4OTQzOA/paint-the-town-red-its-friday?ref=pr_treasury

 

Check out accessorama on Etsy. Click the link in the picture caption and….

 

 

Take a look at Frontrowandcenter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase from artisans/craftspeople who ENJOY creating their wares. The object holds that positive energy and it spreads.

Have a wonderful weekend all!!