Remnants Made Magical by Local Indie Crafters

We took the opportunity to go to a local Indie Craft Fair today, as advertised in a blog post by one of the vendors, Wrensong Woods.

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Some of the other vendors at the event were Artisan Original Pens & Such: pens, bottle openers, and other artful utilitarian items made from recycled materials, Cat Feet Designs: showing unique jewelry, My Purple Goldfish: with lots of gorgeous colorful fabric and rope bowls, Joffe Creations: mosaics, Gator jewelry & Designs,  Hatfield’s Treasures,  Platypusfile.

The vendor DH liked best was Kiker Brothers Boards, AKA the Young Woodworkers in Training booth. DH is always happy to promote woodworking to members of upcoming generations. He really admired the young mens’ beautifully finished boards, and bought one of camphor wood to use as a platter for serving items on the dining room table.

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Young Woodworkers in Training display, including sleek, polished rock remnants

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Other booths featured artwork, fabulous crocheted jewelry with vintage found objects attached, sewn rag quilts, linens, shirts, unique items of clothing, and many other fabulous finds.

I loved the magical musical instruments by Judy Robinson, whose blog alerted me to the event. My purchase was a 5-holed Native American style branch flute, with a felt carrying case and a sheet of instructions. The vendors encouraged me to come to the local Flute Circle, which gathers once a month at the public library.

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Wrensong Woods flute and case

Remnants of wood, rock, metal, cloth…once just leftovers, now beautiful objects of art and utility. L ❤ V E

In case you didn’t realize, today is National Thread the Needle Day. So far, I haven’t actually sewn anything but I hope that I do have at least one sewing thing done by night time…although the site says that threading the needle can be taken at its figurative sense…

So figuratively, I may have threaded a needle by: getting groceries or kitchen implements to prepare a dish, preparing for a more musical lifestyle, becoming more familiar with artisans in the community.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. J R
    Jul 25, 2015 @ 20:14:32

    Good to meet you today. I hope we’ll see you at flute circle when time permits.

    Reply

  2. Na Na
    Jul 26, 2015 @ 06:21:56

    I love craft fairs. I spend too much money but love them anyway. I get inspired by the stuff I see.

    Reply

    • jenyjenny
      Jul 26, 2015 @ 08:07:22

      I agree with that! The prices seem way beyond what’s comfortable for me, but then when you think of the time and energy that went into producing one item at a time, reasonable…

      Reply

  3. KerryCan
    Jul 26, 2015 @ 06:33:08

    This sounds like a wonderful event! And, yes, making music should definitely count as “threading a needle”!

    Reply

  4. ethgran
    Jul 26, 2015 @ 10:01:07

    Should we hope for a tune next time we meet?

    Reply

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