Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fenton Historical Society Craft Show: A Memorable Crafter

We were at the Fenton Historical Society today, and it was a wonderful show. Situated on the beautiful grounds of the Fenton Mansion located at 67 Washington Street in Jamestown, NY, it attracted a good number of people with some of its historical artifacts and the lure of shopping. We saw a horse-drawn carridge ride, old cars, and the inside of the museum, entry was free for the day. The food was delicious as well.One man was doing leatherwork, another was using antique woodworking tools, while a third was displaying axes.

One Vendor's Abundance of Axes

An Old Chevrolet Car on Display

One Crafter who stood out was Carly Mitchell, a new crafter from right here in Chautauqua County. Having been around only four years, her business, called imagineLOUDER, is quite small but of very good quality. She makes a variety of things, ranging from beautiful watercolor sewn greeting cards to photography and paintings to elaborate hemp jewelry to pottery bowls to drawstring bags of all sizes.This is her first season of craft shows, and she is very new to Etsy. You can also find her on Facebook, where she often posts pictures of her creations and leaves updates. When asked about her business, she told us that she is always trying to improve what she makes as well as constantly coming up with new ideas. Check her out sometime; like her facebook page.

A selection of imagineLOUDER's small drawstring bags

One of imagineLOUDER's Handmade Cards

On a side note:
               If you're interested in attending the Fenton Show next year, drop us an e-mail, or look it up on Fenton's website, or contact Joni Blackman.


A quick Etsy update:

We have done our first few Treasuries this week. If you don't know what an Etsy Treasury is, let me fill you in.  It is 16 items that an Etsy member can pick to showcase. You can use most any criteria to create your Treasury. Stop by and take a look at them.

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