Daffodil Corner was at the summer version, and has applied for the December one. Hope to see you there.

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This December in Asheville, NC indie artists and crafters will gather to offer their handmade goods at the city’s Big Crafty event. I attended the summer version of this event this year. If the group on December 2, 2012 live up to this summer’s offerings there will be a wide variety of beautiful arts and crafts to choose from. My special favorite from this summer was the “Hipster Bear” by Let’s Be Friends.
Concrete Lace also caught my attention with their letter pressed cards with vivid colors and available in several languages.
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The crafts weren’t the only thing that caught my attention. Local food vendors attended the Big Crafty supplying tasty options. We stopped for a hummus plate from the Lebanese inspired Gypsy Queen Cuisine food truck. Yum! (and the truck is lovely!) After exploring the entirety of Pack Place where the event is held my friends and I…

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Valle Crucis Community Park

Valle Crucis is a small community in Watauga County, North Carolina, very close to where I live.  Today I want to show you Valle Crucis Community Park.

Valle Crucis Community Park runs along the Watauga River, off Broadstone Rd, behind the Mast General Store Annex.  This park belongs to the community, and is funded by donations and maintained by volunteers.  It’s not owned by the  state, county or town.

There’s lots to do for kids.  A playground, soccer fields and small, kid-sized buildings just perfect for using your imagination.

My dog loves to go for walks in this park.  Lots of great smells, the river to cool your feet in.  The park even has multiple “doggie bag” stations so you can clean up after your best friend.  As you can see from this picture, Heidi is set for a brisk walk.

Valle Country Fair 2 Weeks Away

Two weeks from today!  The Valle Country Fair!

Here are pictures of the site where the fair will take place, just off route 194 South.  As you can see, the trees are starting to turn.  Hopefully, they will be in full color on October 20th.  These fields will be a mass of white tents, cars and lots and lots of people.

 

In addition to all the wonderful and unique crafts for sale, there is also entertainment, from cloggers to bluegrass music to traditional mountain storytelling.  Some delicious food is available, as well as apple cider, made right there on the fair grounds.

 

 

If you are going to be in the Boone, NC area that day, please do visit the fair.  And come see Daffodil Corner and Happy Whosits!

 

American Craft Week October 5 – 14

In its third year, American Craft week celebrates those who make things with their hands.  It celebrates tradition, excellence in craftsmanship, good design and quality materials.  Supporting local crafters supports the local economy, creates jobs, and enriches our communities.

Various communities across the country have activities planned for American Craft Week.  Check out what’s going on in your area.

 I’m proud to say Western North Carolina is leading the way.  Check it out here:  www.americancraftweek.com/wnc.

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