Monday, August 29, 2011


As some of you know this past week end there was a nice celebration in a town 7 miles from us...Cowden Pioneer Days in Cowden,IL and they even had crafters. Well...since I knew I could not sit there for 3 days with my back problems I decided to have my own craft sale in my Garage since a lot of the traffic going there went by our house.
Well..I will just call it a learning experience but I did meet a lot of people and even had a man come by and hired me to make cushion covers for his camper. Met some other crafters with some leads on other craft shows that I will try and attend.
This one crafter that amazed me the most was one that made things out of "Duct Tape" This picture below is some Flowers that she made from Duct Tape..Aren't they cute? and ver durable This is some tote bags she made and I would call them indestructable and very useful. They look much better when you see them than they do in this picture

This is some cool signs that another crafter made and the bigger one is an old cabinet that is keeping some junk out of the land fills
They even had a small carnival
and every kind of food you could think of at reasonable prices
This is the inside of one of the log cabins that was a school over 100 years now days should have to spend a month going to a school like this huh?
This is a man (Indian I think) that made things from logs and I did like his tables. He traveled around to a lot of the small town functions
They even had a section where tents were set up like the Indians had many years ago and they spent the week end living out of their tents
This is where they pitched the tents..Kind of like a small Indian Village
One of the games they had was throwing an ax at a big piece of a tree that was cut special for this event
This is beds that they slept in inside the tents..they were hand made from logs

This was a very long covered bridge in the park where the event was held..That was a lot of work just so people didn't have to walk up and down that hill
I have listed a few new things in my selling blog and this is a prim Americana tuck
I can find it in my selling blog under primitive items
I really enjoyed making the Pioneer Bonnets and will be making more as soon as I get my sewing machine fixed..This one is for a young girl
And this one is a Ladies size
I also listed 17 pillows on ebay today and you can check out my auctions with link on the side bar This would be a great gift for that special fisherman and it is not to soon to start shopping for Christmas
Another one that any Fisherman would love or maybe for that Cabin on the Lake
I did a swap for some crazy quilt blocks and made some really nice pillows for anyone that loves old quilts but doesn't have room for any more quilts

This would be a great way to let a special friend know how much you care
This is one of my favorite verses..Footsteps in The Sand verse printed on a pillow for that someone special Be sure and check out my auctions and my selling blog as I will be listing more items every day that I can...time to try and save up so I can finish the fence for my furbabies I have been talking about doing forever plus it would be nice to have my sewing machines working


lilraggedyangie said...

Nancy ,
Great new goodies you have been just a creating up a storm! Looks like you had a good time at the festival ! Hope that machine gets fixed soon , and just so you know Im having a give away a day this week and Im throwin your name in every day as I know you have a lot of problems commenting on some of the blogs if you dont want in just email me ! Have a great week !hugs lil raggedy angie

Denise said...

Oh I love craft shows! I look forward every fall just to go and look.. I have been trying for years to have a booth for myself but seems like something always keeps me from it.. but I hope to have one next year.. There are several craft shows around my area that I would love to be in.......

I am going to go and take a look at your Etsy shop now..... Have a wonderful Tuesday.......

Cozy in Texas said...

Looks like a fun show.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pioneer bonnets! You are so creative! ♥