Gifts ideas for baby.

My niece is going to have her first baby!

She’s going to have a boy and she has decided on navy and gray instead of the traditional pastel blues or greens.

So I found these flannel prints at Jo-Ann fabrics, and I ‘ll make baby a cozy blanket. I’m also going to knit the hat and boots pictured in Erika Knight’s Natural Nursery Knits book. I’m using Wool-ease yarn.

I’ll post more photos when I finish them.

So how about you? What are you currently working on? I would love know!

Happy crafting !!

43rd Annual Apple Harvest Festival

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to share some pictures I took yesterday at the Apple Harvest Festival located in our little town of Burlington WV. It’s the first weekend in October and it’s a fundraiser for the Children’s home.  There are crafts, flea-market vendors, music,  entertainment and lots of good food. They have amazing Apple Butter and Apple Dumplings. In fact, you can watch them make the Apple butter in huge copper kettles.

 

 

What I’m really excited to show you is the Artisan Village. This was something new this year. Artists of many talents  were able to demonstrate their skills.

Blacksmith.

Unique handmade instruments.

 

Basket Weaver

 

Potter

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Not sure what to call this…a Carver? He uses a chainsaw to make these beautiful pieces.

This is his work area. A little loud, but very cool to watch.

 

Handmade goat milk soaps, lotions etc.

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Fine Artist and Bead Weaver

 

I couldn’t resist these adorable handmade earrings.

I also fell in love with this gorgeous hand knit beret.

 

http://www.hampshirearts.org/studiotour.html

I’m already looking forward to next year! What kind of events or festivals are in your area? Thanks again for stopping by. Wishing you a happy Fall y’all!

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Apron for my Sis

I finished my sister’s birthday gift. I made an apron for her. She loves to cook and when I saw this fabric and apron pattern I thought she would like it.

It all went smooth with one exception…the bias tape. The pattern calls for 2 packs. Wrong!! I had to run out and get another pack to finish it. Whether it was a shortage in the pack or miscalculation in the pattern, I’m not sure.

Anyway…it’s done and lesson learned. Buy extra no matter what!

 

Also, my daughter-in-law loved her gifts. She sent a picture of her recipe book displayed on her kitchen counter. I’m so glad she liked it.

I sure hope this post inspired you to get creative whether you sew, knit, quilt or draw.

I enjoy reading your comments, so let me know what your working on today. 

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