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AutumnFest 2012 Southern Pines

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Come out to AutumnFest 2012 in Southern Pines, NC tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 6.  Stop by the NC Military Wives Making Handmade Goods booths.  Spaces 92 and 93.  These lovely military wives will be selling handmade crafts. The show starts at 9am and lasts until 4pm.  Stop by and mention this blog post for 10% off of Twice As Loved items. 

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Two days until a craft show!

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This Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, I have been invited to be a vendor at the NC Secretaries’ Conference.  Above are just a few of the items that I will be selling there.  (silverware windchimes, silverware ornaments, cupcake/candle saucers, magazine/map envelopes, etc.)

NC Military Wives Selling Handmade Goods

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{This flyer was created by Jewel Charsley, fellow military spouse, and owner of Strawberry Jude Hand Grown.}

Sorry I have been out of commission for a while.  I am a teacher as well, and have been focusing on the start of school.  I am back at it now.  I didn’t have a Crafty Military Wife lined up for today, but I will advertise for these lovely ladies from a group I am a part of. Please check out these amazing shops via Facebook or Etsy.

Here are the links to each shop. Check them out and tell them April from Twice As Loved sent you.

A Need To Be Me Botique: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shelby-Lea-Photography/150694948291874  & http://www.etsy.com/shop/shelbylea

Created by DonnaK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Created-by-DonnaK/141175319266891 & http://www.etsy.com/shop/createdbydonnak

The Crochet Lady: http://www.facebook.com/The.Crochet.Lady1 & http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCrochetLady1

The Feisty Dragon: http://www.facebook.com/TheFeistyDragon & http://www.etsy.com/shop/thefeistydragon

Strawberry Jude Hand Grown: http://www.facebook.com/StrawberryJudeHandGrown  & http://www.etsy.com/shop/StrawberryJudeHG

Twice As Loved: {ME}: http://www.facebook.com/twiceasloved & http://www.etsy.com/shop/twiceasloved

 

Christmas Ornaments

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Here are some of my fork and spoon ornaments. As you might know I am a youth leader at my church. I am currently on a bus full of youth and sponsors heading on a mission trip to Kentucky. I figured on the way I would work on some more ornaments and windchimes.

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We have just crossed into Kentucky and about an hour from our destination. We will stay at another Disciples of Christ Christian Church. We will be working in a homeless shelter cleaning and serving food. We will visit Cane Ridge to learn more about our Disciples of Christ heritage. We will do various other work projects and fun activities. I had to leave my husband and daughter at home and already miss them!

Chick-fil-a drama…

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Everyone is talking about Chick-fil-a so here is my opinion and frankly it doesn’t matter to me if you agree….

I love Chick-fil-a’s food. It’s delicious, but a little pricey. I will continue to eat there even if I don’t share the same exact beliefs or opinions with Mr. Cathy! But I will NOT wait in some long ridiculous line today. I WILL continue to love my gay friends and those straight ones that live together out of wed-lock. Because as a (Disciples of Christ) Christian woman I will try my best to accept everyone as they are. It doesn’t affect me or my family if someone is gay…who cares?!…get over it! Times are different today than in biblical days so long ago. So I will love my “neighbor” as myself and I will eat at Chick-fil-a another day when I have more money or a coupon.

Monday’s Crafty Military Wife, Patti Morgan (The Feisty Dragon)

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What is your real name?

Patti Morgan

What is the name of your shop/business/company?

The Feisty Dragon

With which branch of the military are you affiliated?

Army (wife).

Where are you from or where are you stationed?

We hail from the Metro Atlanta area of Georgia, and are currently stationed at Fort Bragg.

What type of crafts do you create?

For my shop I make various styles of jewelry.  I have always favored hemp, but I also make chainmaille jewelry and beaded earrings and bracelets.

I typically sew Halloween costumes for my son (and, if time permits, myself) and I have started recreating some of the costume accessories for my shop.

Outside of my shop, I dabble in crochet, knitting, quilting, needlepoint, and cross stitching… though I do not proclaim expertise in any of these. 

Turquoise Beaded Wrap Bracelet on Dark Brown Leather  Toy Story: Woody's Gun Holster Costume Piece  Firey Red Beaded Bracelet on Silver Chain  Spiral Hemp Bracelet/Anklet with White Beads

How did you get started in crafting? 

My mother always encouraged my sister and me to try new things until we found something we liked.  She taught me to sew on her machine, and showed me her old macramé books when I was amazed at the plant hanger she showed me she had made. She taught me the basics of macramé, crochet, sewing, and cross stitch.

What do you do when you aren’t creating?

I’ve got my 4 year old son keeping me on my toes, a yard that keeps growing and old cars that need fixing. We enjoy geocaching when we need something to get us out of the house and on an adventure!

Besides that, if I’m not making something I know how to make, I’m learning how to make something completely different!  I crave a challenge, and “new” is always a challenge!  

What is your work space like?

My current “official” work space occupies the informal family room; centrally located in our house, it opens to the kitchen, both hallways (to the front door and bedrooms) and the sliding glass door opening to the back yard.  I rarely stay there for long unless I’m sewing, since most projects I can move around the house with me to simultaneously craft and entertain my son.

Who or what inspires you in either life or in your business?

My husband, of course, inspires me in life.  He is unfailingly supportive of all I do, no matter what it is.

My new friends (Lauren from The Crochet Lady and Jewel from Strawberry Jude HandGrown in particular) have been an excellent support group and source of inspiration; their drive and focus within their own work makes me strive to improve my shop every day.

What are your personal and/or business goals?

I hope to move out to a farm before I’m too old to enjoy it!  Horses, goats, chickens, a big garden… that is my dream.

As far as my business goes, I would love to be able to pay the mortgage out of what I earn! Or, at the very least, make the car payments.  

Can your work be found/bought in other locations than on Etsy? 

I hope to be at more craft shows in the future (like the one I will be at on October 6 in Southern Pines, NC), but currently Etsy.com is my primary shop host.

Purple Ribbon and Natural Hemp Keychain   Beaded Hemp Bracelet with Metal and Wood Beads  Pirate Sash- Red and White Stripes  Pewter Colored Pearl Earrings

Etsy Shop, The Feisty Dragon

Facebook Page: The Feisty Dragon

Head on over to The Feisty Dragon and tell her Twice As Loved Sent you!!

Featured shop!

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Today I was honored to log in to my facebook page and find that my shop, Twice As Loved, is the featured shop at Etsy Military Wives page.    Etsy Military Wives is a group through Etsy made up of military wives, obviously.  There are so many talented wives in this group.  To find some great products made made and sold by these women please go to www.etsy.com and use the keywords Etsy Military Wives.  So many wonderful items will pop up.  Please go and check them out and support our military families!

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow as I feature another crafty military wife.