Posted by: Mare F | April 18, 2016

General store aspirations

One of my goals for my craft show and studio items is to become a “general store” of sorts for handmade useful items. I resisted the dish towels with crocheted tops for many years until it was pointed out to me that I could use a linen or cotton towel and not use acrylic yarn in beastly colors for the topper that I recall from my youth. That is a conversation that I wish I’d had sooner.

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After making up towels and dish clothes for a few years and selling quite a decent number of them I realised one day, taking inventory, that I had dish clothes made up of the same cotton I’d used on some of the towel toppers. Hmmm, wouldn’t a set be a good idea? Again, I was a bit slow on the uptake, but they have been surprisingly popular. They really do make a nice hostess gift or shower gift.

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Heavy duty crocheted kitchen towels are on my agenda now as well as some crocheted cotton edgings. I need to bump up my warm weather items so I thought that I would branch out into picture frames with crocheted bits on them, needle felted air fresheners, and crocheted baskets. What are some of your favorite warm weather craft show items?

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