Fall is the season for craft fairs. Do you do any crafting, if so what? If not, what’s the favorite thing that you’ve purchased at a craft fair or a county fair? I’ve asked mainly because I want to see how “crafty” RWW authors are beyond the written word.
I was a crafter before a writer, unless you count the elementary years, where my joy of story telling began. Over the years, I’ve attended many a craft show. I’m old enough to remember when “country décor” became popular in the early eighties. Being different (I almost never follow trends), I wanted a Southwest theme for my den, almost a decade before the style became popular. Southwest items were difficult to find so I made deco when possible. Ceramic studios were ahead of the time for Southwest items and I fired a steer head skull pictured here. Later, I hankered for a Victorian themed Christmas tree. The ornaments were so expensive, I handmade most. Once the writing bug struck again, my crafting became limited to swag items for promotion. I made some key chains using my logo as well as stamping some coasters.
On occasion, I till visit some of the local high school craft shows, where I enjoying seeing what new and innovative things crafters have made. I love my grape vine pumpkin a found a couple of years ago as a local show. Now on to the incredible Brenda Margriet. If you haven’t already visited the lovely Jenna Da Sie please check out her crafty post!