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 Hello my name is Debbie Sizemore, aka Crafty Ladies! After over 20 years of being in the fingernail business as a nail technician/business owner I had a huge change in my life that led me to what I think I was always meant to do~~painting furniture and building with wood. My use of paint obviously came from all those years of painting nails and the building came from working with my parents in their craft business. 


The first things I started working on with my daughters were old head and footboards that were cut up and made into benches. I saw an old set on the side of the road and knew what I wanted it to look like when built and painted and in the past 6 years we have made so many different benches that I can't even count, but each project is made and painted uniquely.


I have to say that my specialty is painting old/cast-off furniture in new colors, while not only changing its look with color but sometimes alternate uses. I love having people walk through my booth and say "I had that piece" or "My grandma used to have that" and how great it looks after its been redone by "Crafty Ladies". My joy is deciding with each new project not only what color but what use? I love knowing that my pieces are being given new life in someone's apartment, home, or office.

 

 If you would like me to build you a one-of-a-kind creation or paint a special piece for you I can be contacted at (540) 962-3100 or at amcapres@gmail.com. Yes, I am the president of this crafters' organization. My goal is to make this organization bigger and better and to make our craft shows a desired place to show and attend.

 

 

Ida's Creations - Ida Sarafandi

After I retired four years ago working in offices for years I now had time for one of my favorite hobbies, sewing.  I became involved in local craft shows and the local farmer's markets showing my goods.  

 

Some of the items in my collection are aprons, clothes pin bags, corn hole bags, aromatherapy neck wraps, bag holders, doll dresses and kitty kat toys.  I am continually adding new and seasonal items.

 

I love to see customers looking at my aprons and clothes pin bags commenting of the memories of their grandmothers.  I make some aprons out of shirts, so if you have a shirt of a favorite person I could make it into an apron for you. 

 

My crafts are also located in Crafty Ladies and Friends in Covington. 

MPC Travel Photography, LLC -                                         Michael P. Cordeira

With many years of practical experience in color film photography, I have retired after working 35 years and advanced to color digital travel photography. Opened my business in 2013 and began my dream travel trips throughout the United States and Canada. Travel photography is a broad field but basically an exciting adventure every day. Starting my day before dawn and 12 hours later ending at dusk. Researching what each state has to offer, mapping out routes, checking times for sunrises and sunsets, figuring out how many areas I can see each day are among the 1 week preparation time involved in each trip. After my trips have been completed the real fun starts. Averaging 15,000 photo images per trip and 4-5 trips per year, we are talking about 75,000 images I sort through for the best 1000. At each of the 15-20 Virginia craft fair per year, I exhibit 800 or so, 8 x 10 black matted/mounted photo images, ( finished size 11 x 14 ) sealed in a clear poly envelope for the viewing public to purchase. I enjoy meeting/talking with people and share my interest of what our country has to offer. Mission Statement; The ultimate goal is to create commercially relevant work that appeals to a global audience. 

Tattered Threads and Primitives

 https://www.facebook.com/Tattered-Threads-Primitives-938846312869115/

We offer a large variety of handcrafted primitives. Seasonal primitive dolls & fabric creations. Hand painted wooden signs & we take custom orders.

Einsteins Bags & Bling

 einsteinsbagsandbling@gmail.com     571-228-2805

Several years ago I saw a demonstration of a circular knitting loom system that has actually been around since the medieval days. I found a pattern for knitting purses and the rest is history! I have since made over 1000 purses for both charities and fund-raisers and for private use. In 2007 I was given an endorsement by the Smithsonian Institution Air & Space Museum at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA and I was a contestant in the Lion Brand Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune fame) Yarn Contest. My jewelry hobby started soon after that when I came up with the idea of making little Celtic bracelets for my Scottish organization as a fundraiser. It started to grow when I was asked if I could make other items like necklaces and earrings. I attribute my craftiness to my late grandmother and I have tried to in-corporate my Blackfoot Indian heritage from my other grand-parents into some of my designs. My business is named after my pet Chihuahua, Einstein. He is a crowd favorite and is usually with me at shows.