Big Brother – Little Sister

As our cutting board designs evolve and grow, we are realizing what our customers tend to respond too and what wood species sells the fastest. Any guesses?

Rustic Cherry Set – Shown in small and medium sizes.  Though since the Sandy arrived, our smalls aren’t as popular.  It’s medium and large all the way!

 Big brother Preston and little sister Wendy are both tremendous hits.

Small circles are still selling, only because they are so darn cute…the mediums are a more reasonable size.  And, a larger end grain circle is in the works. Stay tuned!

Another big brother – little sister set. The Ryan and the Sandy shown in Walnut – Maple combo. 

Small – Medium – Large, will likely become Medium and Large. Learning as we go is great fun.
Ok, back to the most popular wood species…if you guessed walnut, you are correct!

Thanks for stopping by our blog, comments are welcome.

Cedar Hill – Event

The 1st Annual (we hope) Fall Craft Fair and Silent Auction has come and gone. Much planning went into this even and that was evident. We were also very impressed by the quality of each handcrafted offering.  Andrea, was looking for artisans and she found them. As Creative Woodworking we are proud to be invited to the group.

While there, along with meeting many fellow crafters, we learned about the Cedar Hill Community and the types of continuing health care and assisted living options they are able to offer. As the expansion continues, they will be able to offer even more, which is great news for Windsor, VT and our surrounding towns.
Ready to enter, see the Village and meet some vendors?  Let’s go!
The Community Room created a cozy space for Joan Butterfield’s / Anne’s Daughter Designs.
Great colors, do you agree?

Thistle Willow Farm with their handmade artisan soaps not only created a beautiful display with  many options, they get credit for the wonderful scents in this room.

Mike and Stacy Davis

Blu Butterfly Creations offers paper crafts of all sorts, cards, scrapbooks, altered art and more.

This jewelry box caught my eye specifically, very nice Toni!

Blu Butterfly Creations!!


Old Kemp Farm had the these little cuties made from Alpaca fur, how cool is that?

The Knitting Gnome / Nancy (and her husband, who you can’t see, but I know is there) had so many choices. From yarn, fabrics, handmade crafts, buttons, hats, and, of course gnomes!  Check out their website for all the options.

Nancy Rupp

The Knitting Gnome not only sells online, they have a retail store in St. Johnsbury, VT.

Continuing on….the very talented Andrea had her own display, hand crafted designs and originals in acrylic, watercolors and pastels.

 

Handcrafted Jewelry also – beautifully done!

In the Living Room were even more artisan’s, from handcrafted fabric crafts and bracelets, wooden cutting boards, quilts, table runners and placements, and woven baskets. Gifts all over the place!

Diane Blake Basket Weaver
Quilts! Need Crafter’s Info?? Anyone??
Witch Ornaments, Christmas Ornaments, Hand Blown Glass Pumpkins and more!

 Route 4 Glass, stunning pieces, and check out their website and ETSY shop!

Glenna offers handmade greeting cards, journals and tatted items.

Creative Woodworking, handmade wooden cutting boards, a variety of designs and wood species.

Outside vendors had to deal with Mother Nature and mud due to the construction site. Next year, perhaps out front in the grass, or visitor parking, then folks will need to walk by them in order to enter the building.
Raymond and Cindy West of White River Jct., VT are Raycin Farms!!
Fudge was wonderful!!

The Regenesis Project, the goal is to help hardworking individuals in Haiti develop a better life.  It’s quite something and the handmade projects are stunning.  Please take a look and help if you can.

regenesis project

More crafts, we really had a nice selection of vendors!

 
Screen Printing, Crafts and Sewing by Shelly Jarvis Artistry, she has an Etsy shop also. 

Cynthia Sheehan shows us “It’s Sew Easy“…Get it? And, she offers much more than bibs, check our her facebook.

And, our last feature. Leeta Felt, the fabrics, the colors and the options, all so pretty.

Love this scarf!!

So, if you didn’t attend the 1st Annual Cedar Hill Fall Craft Fair and Silent Auction, you should have :-) AND, if you see something you like, all featured vendors have links and/or phone numbers, so you can still shop for gifts from them. Artisan Quality Throughout. All hand chosen by Andrea Lapins, Activity Director at The Village at Cedar Hill. Well done Andrea and team!! Well done!!

Rustic Cherry

Let’s celebrate and appreciate the wood species Cherry. Not just cherry whatever either, we hand select our cherry pieces for rustic character. 

That means sap wood is IN.

Take a look at this Wendy below, can you tell me which picture is the brand new handmade cutting board, and which picture shows some age?
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If you said pic 2, you are correct. Cherry naturally ages over time, deepens in color and most will agree, becomes even more beautiful. Who know’s what will speed up the aging process?

Now the pieces that are Cherry – Maple combo’s, the wood is selected for contrast, not character.  Make sense?

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See what I mean? Who’s older and or has maybe seen some sunshine??  

How about our Kelly Board, see the difference?

Kelly Aged Rustic Cherry
Brand New Kelly Rustic Cherry

The brand new cherry is quite blond and can have a bit of a pink tone…I’m trying to get them all into the sunshine before offering them for sale. 
Hearts in Rustic Cherry

Sandy in Rustic Cherry

Thanks for stopping by our little blog, comments are welcome. And, if you need a cutting board for yourself, or for a gift, contact us, and we don’t mean maybe :-)

Wendy – Preston