Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monday Show and Tell....

For this Mondays Show and Tell I'm taking you on a walk down memory lane with me...while digging through boxes I came across some things I made years and years ago. Okay, years and years and years was the nineties when craft shows were booming and sales were not good but great! I had gotten a lot of buttons from my Big Mama and was making button pins and pin and earring sets. I had commissions to do certain styles and colors and loved putting them together. I also put together some Victorian style necklace and earring sets with brass charms. And birdhouses...I made, painted and sold a lot of birdhouses but my favorite were these mini's that I would paint and "plant" in little terra cotta pots.

Florals were big then too...especially eucalyptus swags and wreaths. Tea cup florals, topiaries oh my I loved it ! I made Christmas ornaments, painted, made pottery and sewed. There wasn't much that I didn't try back then.

What are some of the things you have made or dabbled in? Did you finally settle on just one thing? Leave a comment and I'll put you in a drawing for .....drumroll of my button pins...HEY they are VINTAGE now :lol

My wish for you: May you always have things you love to do and do the things you love.


Joyce - Cottage Collections said...

Ohhh I remember craft shows oh so well! What will you do with all of your new OLD loot?

Susan said...

I was a doll maker...also showed my watercolors in galleries...once I opened my shop that was the end of that...I never did a lot of other crafty stuff though...glue guns and I never got along...I still have bubble scars!
Susan *dutchrose*

Debbie said...

Oh Francie....everything is adorable, but I love those necklaces the best! I've dabbled in alot of things through the years....tole painting, sewing, jewelry-making, name it! Sure hope I win one of your cute little button pins. :)


gail said...

I love all of your treasures. Like you I did a little of everything. I did porcelin dolls, cloth dolls, mohair teddy bears, sewing. I guess I have mostly settled on the jewelry making... but I do love to sew still. Happy creating,,gail

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Francie, I love those bird houses. They are just so adorable!

Pei Li

Patricia said...

Thank you for your lovely wish. I am so fortunate and blessed that I most always love what I do and do what I love! I have dabbled mostly with fiberarts. Sewing, crocheting, weaving. Do paint some in the one stroke method, but don't like being one in a crowd, lol. Love you craftiness, girlfriend! Have a great week

lisa said...

Francie ~

I love the jewelry! I remember going to nearly every craft show in my area. Those were the days!


Karrots said...

What an exciting time in history! loved the craft shows and all the wonderful things to buy for clients homes! Yes I would shop craft shows to find that perfect item for that special in their home!! Way fun!! Ellen

Nancy said...

Francie, These are so cute! I love your story. Let's see, I love crocheting. I've done Tole, Decoupage, sewing, pot holders. Lots of things that had to do with fiber. I was always glueing something on my clothes.

Huggers, Nancy

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

I like you dabbled in many forms of art but my favorite is working with flowers. Whether it be drawing with colored pencils and caulk or silk arrangements and embellishments. I have a good supply of both!

Cottage Flair said...

Cute! The birdhouses are a serious flashback. I remember doing craft shows with my stuff and all of the vendors with country birdhouses and wood stuff would sell out

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Good Morning Francie!
Oh everything is so cute! I love it all... Wishing you a Happy Monday!
Pink Hugs,

Carrie Gonzalez said...

I remember doing craft shows with my Mom in the 80's and 90's. Business really was booming then. I have such fond memories. What great items to find, we had the biggest birdhouse collection. I don't know why we got rid of them! They would be great to have now.

Inka Thomas said...

Hi Francie,
Wow! I do remember doing shows. What fun and the money was good back then. I did decorative painting and a lot of other things. I think I got rid of all my loot. I love the button Chicken!!! Thanks for the memories.

Shell said...

Ahh yes, the craft shows. I still go to some of the big ones and I'm actually doing a "Holiday Show." I remember the birdhouse era. I had tons of them!! I've tried every craft. My painting stinks, my flower arranging too. I'm a quilter at heart and that's what I must do. (like that little ditty?) :)
Hugs and thanks so much for the sign!!!! I still can't believe I won!!!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Francie!

Your blog is always full of fun! I just love all your creations. You are obviously one talented lady. I just love the button bunny. How cute! I don't think that I will ever get tired of crafty things.
Thanks for stopping by my blog pinkie. You're the best.

Janet's Creative Pillows

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Francie ~
Oh my gosh !! I had to kind of chuckle when I remembered all of the birdhouses and crafts we did ~ My friend and I tole pained wood things that we cute out and sold at craft shows ~ it was alot of work for the mulah !

Silena said...

Hi Francie....ah for a ride down memory lane. Ooops, though, are we still doing it...the crafty thing. It must be in our genes cause I just can't seem to stop!! Your cuties are wonderful...thanks for always being so generous!!

Beloved Creations said...

OOOOh love the little roster with buttons.


Speaking of craft shows...I just did one this past weekend, come read my tale:( Yes, in the Good ole days, I remember waiting in line to get into the show:) now..NO WAY...Winning the pin would be a real day brightner.
Thank you.

Pink Slippers said...

Love it all!!!!