My friend conceived an idea to gift her entire family with a set of Pinch Me’s. What is a Pinch Me you ask? It is my version of a vintage cup first made by Blenko Glass out of West Virginia. I was kind of clueless to start but it turned into a wonderful challenge, all 80 of them! They ended up on the Christmas Dinner Table as place cards and then everyone took them home. As always, high praise to my teacher and assistant, Gara!
The Sawdust Art Festival is open for the months of July and August. In November and December we have what is called Winter Fantasy for the five weekends leading up to Christmas. My booth became “Angel Headquarters.” This year I built my booth without walls so that I could ask the kids to fill the open spaces with their Christmas wishes. Some of them were priceless!