New Crafts for the Craft Show

And away we go! This week I’ve been working on things for my first craft show of the season. It’s at The Last Run Car Show in Arkansas City, Kansas this weekend.

In previous posts I mentioned last weekend I had a yard sale. It was a great sale, but don’t let nobody tell you that having a yard sale is easy money. It’s a lot of work! I have muscles that ache where I didn’t even know I had muscles. Needless to say, I would much rather shop a yard sale than have one. Since we didn’t get through everything, and we have stuff left over, hubby says we definitely need to have another one before the snow flies. We’ll see.

In preparation for this craft show coming up, I have been stitching, painting and gluing just about everything I can get my hands on.

Door Greeter Suitcases for Halloween (Thank you, Opher, for the great name suggestion!)

Snowman Snow Shovels

Pumpkins, pumpkins….

…and more pumpkins.

Even Gourd Pumpkins…

…and Shovel Pumpkins.


Cup of Cocoa Tree Ornaments

Fall Hubcap Wreaths (Hey, it’s a car show!)

I also made License Plate Ornaments.

Measuring Spoon Ornaments

There is lots and lots more. We packed the trailer at the store last night. If you are in my area this weekend, stop in and check it out.

UPDATE: The show was fantastic!

I was featured!!!


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Denim Skirt Tote Bag

I’m still busy with my yard sale, so with that in mind I have another transformation of a yard sale find.

Denim Skirt Tote Bag

While on one of my yard sale adventures I found this cute denim mini skirt. It was obviously too small for me, and a bit short for anybody, but that didn’t stop me from seeing the possibilities. I decided a skirt tote bag was just the ticket. I have made jean totes before, but they always look like you’re carrying your butt on your shoulder. The length of a jean tote can also be hampered on the distance between the waist and the crotch. The curves on the bottom of jean butts also make it difficult to cut and sew a straight line along the bottom edge of the bag. With a skirt, these issues were non-existent.

You can find my tutorial here.


Recovered Folding Chair Cushions

In honor of the yard sale I am having this weekend I thought I would share this easy folding chair transformation. Keep your eyes open for these chairs during your “saling” adventures.

Amazingly easy transformation!

Seriously, I have seen better looking chairs at the curb!

The cushions can be removed!

Pumpkin Shovel

While cleaning out the garage I came across a couple of shovels that had broken or missing handles. Not one to toss out opportunity, I decided they would make adorable primitive pumpkin decorations for fall. With a little bit of paint and the addition of a ribbon bow, they were everything I had envisioned.

Pumpkin Shovel

You can find my tutorial here.

Canning Jar Gift Container Decorated with Wool Ornies

As the weather gets cooler, I start bringing out the wool sweaters. Not just to wear, but also to craft with. When wool sweaters are washed, the knit stitches turn into a sturdy felt. I used this wool felt to create fall ornies to decorate a canning jar gift container. Give the gift jar to teachers, neighbors or use as a hostess gift. Make several to have on hand for last-minute gifts.

Fall Canning Jar With Wool Ornies

Cookie cutters and wool sweaters are the main components for creating the ornies.

You can find my tutorial here.