I went to the 1890's Festival in McIntosh today! It's pretty windy here with Hurricane Sandy off the East Coast of Florida but otherwise a great day to go shopping! I was able to visit 4 of my fav places and get some treasures they offered. I get tickled hearing people say, "I can make that. Look how easy that is. You could do that with no problem". And then you hear the replys, "I've always wanted to learn that technique. Maybe we could get Lowe's to cut the wood. Wonder what kind of paint they use?" As easy as something may seem, it's not as easy when it comes to actually doing it. For example....a friend of mine wanted one of these last year.
We meant to go back and get one but we were soon out of money, not to mention energy! We got back home and I couldn't remember what wood they used....nor could I get the composition just right. So this year, I bought one. I've looked for a pattern for this guy but couldn't ever find one so looks like I'll make up my own. I think they've used some kind of cedar picket fencing. Sure makes sanding a cinch!
For those of you who know Sandy Schmidt of THE OLDE COUNTRY CUPBOARD, she had a booth there. Here are a few things I got from her.
This is a new Snowman! She didn't have his pattern but I'll wait for it to come up on her website. She had sold out of all of her Raggedies and didn't bring her patterns with her for fear of getting things wet. You just never know what these storms are going to do until they get here.
Samantha, her daughter had plenty of her Tarts though!
I like to include these in some of my packages as a "Thank You". Her Tarts have such a great smell and last a really long time!
I can't remember the name of this other Gal but I ALWAYS buy a Raggedy from her. This year I bought these 3 cuties!
This Santa is quite large and used up the last of my $$.
Look at the little Ginger girl and her grater!! LOVE at first sight! She told me, "Now don't forget to give them hugs!" If only she knew how often I hug my babies!!!
And, my last purchase was a bag full of these!
$30 worth of spools! I was going to go back and get a few more with the thread wrapped around them but never did as it was the last road in the far back....and I was just dead tired by the time I was finished.
Well, I am now broke and feeling a bit selfish as I didn't buy anything except the Snowman for someone else.
It was my birthday money after all so I should be selfish...I think!!!
Getting a new Giveaway up with a new Garland for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday!