It was another fantastic year at Shaker Woods! The weather was spectacular and the variety of crafts is always impressive at this show.
Along with my mother (who is now 92), my daughters gave me a hand and we added a new generation to our staff -- my granddaughter Corra who quickly learned the ropes and took a proprietary interest in the booth (and cash register lol.)
Here are some photos from immediately before the show opening. That's my daughter Taya photo-bombing the third photo below.
The witchy shoe pinkeep in the foreground is a pattern by Peach Bottom Primitives and the pattern can be found on Etsy. The pinkeeps sold out. The pumpkin guys also sold out quickly -- they were made from a 2001 pattern by Bunny Hugs.
The candy corn in the basket on the left are made from one of my all time favorite patterns by Sassafras Hill Primitives.
The crows on bamboo sticks also sold out quickly. They were made from another very cute (and easy to make) pattern by Peach Bottom Primitives. The eggs were from a wonderful pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm.
The snowman stars were also a customer favorite. They're made from Warm and Natural and they're easy to make up so they can be sold at a reasonable price. I had several folks who purchased multiples for teacher and co-worker gifts.
The little snowmen on the fabric covered paper mache boxes (toward left center on top of the crate) were made from a really easy and fun pattern by Country Friends.
The flag bowl fillers are always a hit. Over the last winter I did some stitcheries and turned them into pillows for autumn. Many of the designs are from Chestnut Junction. The raggedies are made from several Sweet Meadows Farms patterns.
Doesn't that cat on the candy corn naturally bring a smile? Another great pattern by Maureen at Sweet Meadows Farm. The pumpkins with the curly stems were an adaptation of a pattern by Tickled Primitive. My daughter Revere made the pumpkin pies -- muslin crusts sprinkled with spices and stiffened with pumpkin-colored felt as the filling. Even a little twist of white felt whipped cream on top!
Another big hit were these sunflowers in tin cans. The pattern is from Sweet Meadows Farm and the labels can be found on Etsy by Ewe and Me Printables.
The frog leg bags brought a lot of smiles. They were an adaptation of a Rags n Tags pattern with laser printer transfers designed by The Chocolate Rabbit (which I found on Etsy. She has the most fun and awesome graphics.)
Wow, these months have been flying by! It's been a while since I've posted but here's a sneak peek at what I've been working on for the August craft show.These little raggedies were made from a Sweet Meadows Farm Pattern.I've been playing around with transfer methods and found that the Citrasolv method works very well [...]
Here are a few of the things that I'm working on in the few minutes that the husband pest allows. Gals, never ever ever let your husbands retire. I swear I only get about five minutes in between him wanting me to do something, find something, fix his computer, cleaning up after him....A cute little [...]
Seasons Greetings from the Flaherty family and Little Coon Creek!Please bear with us as we get this blog started and while we try to learn the ins and outs and why's and what-all's of blogging. Hopefully we'll be able to bring you some hints and tips along the way and perhaps a bit of inspiration.I [...]