Handmade Fredricksburg

November 26, 2010, 09:47 am  Posted by Craft Your Life Team

Handmade FredricksburgHappy holiday weekend, crafty compadres! I hope you all had a peaceful, stress-free and delicious Thanksgiving. Ours was just that, as we were fortunate enough to be able to escape to the Hill Country of Fredericksburg, Texas, with our close family friends. Although we only had to travel about an hour and a half away from Austin to get there, the small town charm and outlying rural ranches, made it feel like a world away from the city. Fredericksburg with it’s vineyards, bed & breakfasts and vista views, is a lovely getaway destination but one of my favorite things about our visits there, are all of the handmade finds that are tucked away in the many boutiques. Even the agency we stopped at to pick up the keys for our rental house, offered crocheted & embroidered pillows and fabric scrap coin purses! My favorite retail stops though, are Things in a Room (a hodgepodge of this and thats which includes a fantastic collection of fabrics, vintage trims, yarn, and embroidery supplies), and the gorgeously styled, Red (a house of “modern lines, vintage finds and custom designs”) — so this week, I thought I’d take you on a virtual tour of just some of the craftiness I came upon in these sweet, little shops. Enjoy!

DSC02185Main Street, Fredricksburg

DSC02187Rolled Fabric Covered Deer
These would be equally cool, wrapped in chunky yarn!

DSC02188Felt Alley
I love the crocheted and fabric, flower embellishments on these scarves, but I LOVE these felt, chain garlands. Must. Make. Some. Now.

MoooustacheLaser Cut Plastic Mustache Necklace
My son thought faux facial hair, required a serious nature.

DSC02189Crocheted Ball Garland

My creationFan Wheel Ornaments
These looked really colorful on their holiday tree, and are a great way to recycle old magazines!

DSC02192Hang Your Hats
It’s a hat. It’s a lamp. It’s a hat lamp!

DSC02196Yarn Corner
A nice assortment of affordable to extravagant.

photoFabric Owl Coin Purses
So adorable, and a great gift!

My creationAisle of Oilcloth
The best assortment I’ve found in Texas so far!

DSC02257Anna Marie Horner Fabric
I restrained from buying most of the gajillion different fabrics I wanted, but I couldn’t leave this one behind!

Bibs for Babies, by NoelleBest Bibs Ever
Noelle Corcoran made special Thanksgiving Day bibs for our two babies. I *heart* them so!



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4 Responses

    Jenny Doh says:

    Terrific finds, Vickie. Thanks for sharing. Love the crocheted ball garland.

    Julie Barnett says:

    Loved visits to Fredericksburg!

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