Rustic Autumn Gift Guide on the Handmade Highway

What a surprise to learn that two of my items have been selected as featured items in the Rustic Autumn Gift Guide, sponsored by Handmade Highway!

My Bay Swag Garland (2nd row, above) and Primitive Colonial Fabric Covered Boxes (bottom row, above) are available in my Etsy shop. Both of these items are one-of-a-kind!

Halloween & Vine Creeps Nearer!

It's just 3 weeks until the owls & bats & spooky-eyed cats invade Petaluma for the annual Halloween & Vine art fair! I've followed this show from it's humble beginnings in a winery's tasting room in Napa to Sonoma and now to Petaluma, where it's been held for several years now.

If you haven't yet been to Halloween & Vine ... GO!!!!! The artists come from across the country to sell their art there, and the shoppers have been known to travel quite a ways too! If you don't live nearby, you could always make a vacation out of it and spend a few days in San Francisco or on the coast!

One of my favorite artists at this show is Johanna Parker, who drives out here from Denver, Colorado every year. I also enjoy visiting with Nicol Sayre and Jack Roads at this show, among others ...