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Craft Fair This Weekend In Townsend

The semiannual Townsend Arts and Crafts Fair takes place this weekend -June 26-27, 2010- at Nawger Nob in Townsend, Tennessee.

Townsend Arts and Crafts Fair -Over 80 vendors selling woodcarvings, baskets, paintings, pottery, chairs, bird houses and lots of other local and regional crafts plus food, drinks and music. Admission is $1.50 for adults, children under 12 get in free. Fair times are from 9:00am-6:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am-4:00pm on Sunday. For more information, call (865) 448-2259.

Nawger Nob is located at 7321 East Lamar Alexander Pkwy (321) in Townsend.

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Stampin’ Up Rubber Stamp Sets And Book Kit Auction

Calling all crafters! Want a chance to get a great deal on some quality rubber stamps?

My momma is having an auction on some of her retired Stampin’ Up rubber stamps plus a kit to make a lovely little accordion book. Bidding starts at $1 and will close at 8pm Eastern time on Friday June 25, 2010.

Check out the auction here:




Free Ebooks For Father’s Day

Here are a few free ebooks with craft and cooking ideas for Fathers Day:

Fathers Day Crafts

Father’s Day Crafts -FaveCrafts newest ebook with 10 different craft projects for Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Breakfast Safe For Kids To Make -a step-by-step picture ebook of recipes for children to make for Dad.

Father’s Day Fun -activities, gift ideas, children’s crafts and recipes to make this Father’s Day a day to remember.

Related posts about Father’s Day:



11 Frugal Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

Number 1 Dad

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make Dad happy on Father’s Day. Give Dad a gift from the heart -make him something or do something for him!

Here are 11 frugal gift ideas that will make Father’s Day special for your Dad:

1. There’s an old saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” -so why not cook something special for Dad? Make his favorite dish, a special dessert or even breakfast in bed.

2. Make a personalized BBQ apron. Pick up a plain canvas apron at Hobby Lobby (or another craft store) and decorate with fabric paint -children can add their handprints and a personal message such as “#1 Dad”. This idea can also be used with plain T-shirts or BBQ mitts.

3. Create a themed gift basket. Does Dad like to fish? Fill up a pail or fishing hat with hooks, sinkers, lures, bobbers and fishing line. Is Dad a carpenter? You could fill a nail apron with a new tape measure, carpenter’s pencils, chalk and a small tool or two -perhaps a chisel or hammer. For more gift basket ideas, check out 15 Creative Gift Basket Ideas For Men.

4. Give Dad a framed family photograph in a homemade picture frame.

5. Make him a photo album, scrapbook or collage.

6. Clean Dad’s car or truck.

7. Compose a poem or write Dad a letter telling him how much he means to you.

8. Create a CD of his favorite music or some old radio shows. The Internet Archive’s Old Time Radio section has a ton of old adventure series, mysteries, westerns and more -all of which can be downloaded for free.

9. Does Dad like to read? Homemade, laminated bookmarks would make a nice gift.

10. Clean out the garage or shed.

11. Make Dad a homemade card and fill it with some love coupons full of thoughtful things you can do for him (like some of the to-do ideas above). Don’t have time to make your own love coupons? Check out the Father’s Day Love Coupons on my Free Printables page.

A couple more Father’s Day posts you might be interested in:



    Free Ebooks: All Kinds Of Craft Projects

    FaveCrafts has a new ebook out:

    25 Sewing Crafts from Bloggers eBook (PDF format) –65 pages of sewing patterns, including; a girl’s tiered skirt, easy appliqué flowers, heating pillow with buckwheat, camping or sleepover bag and many more.

    Here’s another ebook, from CraftyPod Publishing:

    Crafts for The Knittn’ Kitten (PDF format) –22 pages containing 9 different projects, such as; Crocheted Ribbon & Bead Necklace, Knit & Stitch Zipper Pouch and Jersey Doily Scarf.

    Like to quilt? Check out this ebook from Quilting Arts:

    Seven Quilted Bag Patterns: Handmade Quilt Bags from Quilting Arts (PDF format) –Patterns for small handbags to totebags are in this lovely little gem –you can’t have too many bags! 18 pages, requires registration (free)


    Blessings and happy crafting,


    Holiday Homemaking Freebies: Make Old Fashioned Taffy And A Candy Wreath

    Old Fashioned Taffy –Illustrated 1 page article on how to make old fashioned taffy… yummy fun for the whole family! Free pdf download from Joyous Home. This offer has expired.*

    *Other recipes for old fashioned taffy:

    Christmas Candy Wreath –Learn how to make a candy wreath with this free ebook and video from Living On A Dime. Great for any holiday, birthday party or festive event …just use the same colors of candies that match your decorations!

    Have  a lovely day,


    Free For One Week Only: Five New Craft EBooks

    FaveCrafts has rolled out five new craft ebooks and for this week only, they’re free!

    Ebooks include:

    Low-Cost Kitchen Crafts eBook –39 low-cost crafts; redecorate your kitchen, make refrigerator magnets, a recipe box and more.

    Quick and Thrifty Crochet eBook –25 quick and easy patterns including dishcloths, baby items and more “one-sitting” projects.

    Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns eBook –24 projects to knit for you or a friend; afghans, bath mitts, items for children and babies.

    Easy Lace Knitting Patterns eBook –12 elegant lace knitting patterns including tops, scarves, wraps and even a baby layette.

    Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts eBook –25 quick projects for ornaments, decorating your home, greeting cards, children’s holiday crafts, gift ideas.

    Don’t forget, they’re free for this week only.


    Related posts:

    Free Kids Crafts Ebook

    Fourth Of July Freebies: Homeschooling/Educational, Recipes And Crafts

    Frugal Crafting: Plastic Bag Crafts




    Rubber Stampers: Work At Home Doing Something You Love

    Are you the creative sort? Do you like to do papercrafts or rubber stamping?

    Become a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator, work your own flexible hours doing what you love and supplement your income at the same time!

    Starting your own Stampin’ Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash–and who couldn’t use that? Plus, from July 15 – August 31, you can become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for only $85 –1/2 price- and everyone signing up during this promotion will be entered in a drawing for a free  ” MY DIGITAL STUDIO”   Software package.

    Now, this is not a get-rich-quick opportunity -you will have to work at it- and it does require an initial investment in supplies, but it can be some extra spending money each month!

    Go check out my momma’s blog, Artistic Inkspirations, for details and if you have any questions, she’ll be happy to answer them for you.

    More Stampin’ UP! specials for this month:

    Free Buttons/Pirate Party Kit

    Princess Purse

    All specials are good through August 31st, 2009.




    Free Kids Crafts Ebook

    Summer Crafts for Kids is the newest free ebook from FaveCrafts.com and includes 22 fun projects. Your children will have hours of fun making animal crafts, homemade toys, wearables, papercrafts and so much more –a great resource for a rainy day!

    More free ebooks from FaveCrafts:

    FaveCrafts: Free Craft Ebooks



    Rubber Stamping Blog Tour And Giveaways

    Are you a crafter, rubber stamper or scrapbooker?

    The Late Night Stampers’ Royal Blog Tour is still going on through tomorrow, July 28th.


    Visit 79 “castles”, enter over 40 blog candy giveaways and look for clues to enter the big giveaway of a Big Shot Die Cut Machine!