I'm sorry I haven't taken the time to update my blog in a while - its that time of year... I took some pictures of my space at the Girl's Back Porch yesterday. The open house is only one day long - it's a week from today as a matter of fact. When I'm done with this post I will correct it in my show listing. Monday I drop off for Blackberry Junction and Tuesday I work set up. I'm not going to get even close to all of the things I want to get made made, but what else is new. Now back to work with me.
I just finished up these cute snowmen. The snowman with the tinsel is wearing an outfit made from a vintage blanket and the santa snowman is wearing an outfit made from shop rags - unused of course. These darling guys are made from a pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm.
It's that time of year again....
Here is a list of where to find me this holiday season The Girl's Back Porch 8030 Wheatland Road Keizer Oregon
Nov 14th (10am to 5pm) is the Christmas open house, but I plan on having my Christmas items in the store right after Halloween and I will be restocking weekly. Blackberry JunctionFairmont Grange Hall 835 North Albany rd, Albany Oregon
November 13th through November 21st 10am to 6pm everyday Aunt Bee's Old Fashioned Christmas Mission Mill Salem Oregon
November 20th and 21st Friday 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm Polk County Fairgrounds Craft Fair at the Polk County Fairgrounds Rickreal Oregon
November 27th to 28th 9am to 5pm The Greens Show Oregon State Fairgrounds
December 4th 5th and 6th - not sure of the times yet
I hope to see many of you at these shows and I will try to up date everyone as time permits.
I just finished making these frames last night, and really like how they came out -my son even wants to make one for his teacher for Christmas. The words are cut from vinyl using my cricut - which is such a fun toy - I mean tool , and the faces are sewn by hand with velvet scraps for noses. I only had four of the larger frames, I wish I had more ,but I got 16 of the smaller ones made. Each snowman has a different face . I will have these at all of my shows and the Girl's Back Porch when I start bringing in Christmas.
I've been working really hard making handmades for the up coming show season. I've been making my grubby spice candles, more cocoa and cider packets (they are just darling this year), candy canes. some collage blocks with copies of antique postcards and I've been fixing up some vintage pieces as well. This afternoon I just finished 6 of these Santas. He is made from a pattern from Bird in the hand Primitives ( I have here blog on my favorites list). I am really happy with how this jolly old soul came out. I'll be making more candle cozies next and I have some fun ideas for snowmen.
I also picked up a new show at Mission Mill here in Salem. I will posting with all of my shows and dates soon. Well I better get these old guys priced.
Today and tomorrow I will be setting up at Blackberry Junction. This is such a fun show - it is so good I recommend going to it twice. The show begins this Friday and runs to Saturday September 26 th. I will be restocking several times during the show. Directions can be found at The Blackberry Junction blog.
I finished up a couple of more crow projects yesterday and this morning. I still have a couple of more ideas that I will finish up later this week. I made a couple of crows on old ladles with waxed dipped pumpkins - really like how these came out. I also made some larger crows on vintage bobbins and hog scrappers - I really like how these came out too. I hope that they don't all sell so I can have one too. The crows on the ladles will be at Blackberry Junction and the crows on bobbins and hog scrappers will be at both The Girl's Back Porch and Blackberry Junction.
I'm still working hard for Blackberry Junction. I making all kinds of crows. I'm finishing up these crows on vintage door knobs - I made some of these last year and they sold really well for me. I also made some on old bobbins. The star in the background are one of the ones I covered in paper. I made oodles this year for the Girl's Back Porch and Blackberry Junction. Gotta get back to work.
I've been busy making fall goodies for the Girl's Back Porch and for Blackberry Junction. I hope I have enough things made. I will be dropping off new goodies every week at the Girl's Back Porch and several times during Blackberries. Blackberry Junction is in Albany and begins September 18 to September 26. I have a link to their blog on my blog list.
Most of the vendors at The Girl's Back Porch have brought in their fall goodies with more to come this weekend. I took some pictures of my space and through out the store.
If the pictures are too small - you can click on them to make them larger.
I've had a nice productive last couple of days. I framed some more vintage flash cards for Blackberry Junction, got some fall stitcheries framed and finished up these fun looking pumpkin Jacks on old bobbins. Each face is hand stitched and I made sure that the buttons that are their eyes don't match as well. I like how each one ended up with it's own personality. I had all of the orange ones cut out and then decided to make some ghost pumpkin one's as well. I got 18 of these fun guys made - some of the orange Jacks will be available at the Girl's Back Porch, and the rest will go to Blackberry Junction. All of the white one's will be at Blackberry Junction. I'm selling these fun pumpkin guys for $9.95 each.
I just finished up these great scarecrow shelf sitters. I will have them for sale at the Girl's Back Porch in a couple of weeks and Blackberry Junction in Albany in September. It feels so good to be craftin' for fall. The pattern is from Chestnut Junction - just love her designs.