Last week was busy... homeschooling my little geniuses, church activities, homeschool group craft day (which I was in charge of, naturally), and a craft show Friday and Saturday. Then my Mother in-law arrived on Monday. Not too much time to ready my house for company, but I just had to let that go...along with the laundry and the dishes and the dirty floor. But the little craft show was fun. Full of local ladies selling their handmade goodness. I want to share with you my treasures. I am a real sucker for embroidered flour sack towels. I love them. And if loving them is wrong I don't want to be right.
Imagine my face when I spotted this stack.
I grabbed them up at lightening speed, clutching them to my chest with my eyes darting around wildly, afraid someone else would steal them from me.... And then I looked at the price tag. Get ready for this... $20. Was it a mistake? No it was not, and I felt like I was stealing. I know good flour sack towels cost around $2.50 each. And the hours of stitching it took to make this sweet little set!
Here's bunny mama rolling out some dough. And is that baby on the left hiding something behind his back? He might just be a bit naughty.
Here's an unhappy bunny mama stitching up the seat of the naughty baby's pants. He's crying so he must have done something wrong. So yes, he's definately naughty.
Here's the happy family walking home from church. The naughty baby is picking a flower, probably right after mama bunny told him not to.
Here's mama bunny ironing.... d*mn it baby bunny! Stop climbing on the ironing board! Sheesh, he's a little pain in the...
Oh look...seems mama bunny has finally had it, she does all of the work around the house and it appears her unappreciative husband is somewhere playing xbox...so she's washing the babies in the clothes washing tub. Mama bunny needs a Calgon bath and a cocktail.
Here's the little family after mama has had a break. They're out picking carrots, tra la la la la.
But soon it's back to work, at least the babies are helping.... but I think in about two seconds the naughty baby is going to tip that bucket forward and then all H E double hockey sticks is gonna break loose. And I don't want to be around for that.
The next treasures were made by a nice grandma. She had tons of pot holders, all for $1 - $1.50. Couldn't pass up those!
They are simple and charming and I love them.
And now for the $1.00 ornaments that I fell in love with. People just kept walking by paying no attention to these little gems. They are adorable and completely crack me up all at the same time. Feast your eyes my friends.
They are papier mache eggs, with little wooden people inside. All painted and decked out with ribbons, lace, beads and sequins.
I think this little guy's nose fell off. But he is holding a little broom so that makes up for it.
Here's a little elf next to an enormous.... street light maybe? He's cute.
Check out the sequins woo woo!
And this one has iridescent ricrac, my my so flashy.
This last one has this little fella with the cool hair. He has some sort of large growth coming out of his chest. We're thinking it may be a drum.
Fun fun fun. Do yourself a favor and scope out your local craft fairs. Finding these treasures made by the well worn hands of our grandmas and great-grandmas is definately something to be thankful for.
By the way, you may have noticed that I finally opened an Etsy store! I listed (and sold yay!) some of my coffee cozies so far and am planning to list more quilted goodies and jewelry within the next couple of weeks.
Thank you all so much for visiting and leaving such great comments. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. x