HOMEmade Meltdown Craft Show — Carleton Place– Normal People Scare Me!

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I have a certain aura that follows me– some say is a bit odd. But I run my own pirate ship, and my Jolly Roger flies high. I really worry about those that think inside the box. So what would I find at this craft show that was held yesterday at our local Carleton Place arena?

This is Shannon Murray O’Neill and Chrysanthe Michaelis. They were the promoters for this great affair. I know what it’s like to put on a craft show. It’s hard work, and devotion, and believing in your local community. Personally, you have to be out of your mind to do something like this. Yes, the job is that intense! But what a great job they did!

This is Eric Davignon who does abstract and fine art. Everything there was out of the box!

This is seedling yarn. You have heard of comfort food? She “comfort knits”. Warm cozy things for families. I just wanted to watch her knit, instead, I told her it took me 7 years to cable stitch a scarf.

This woman takes your grandmother’s crocheted doilies and permanently puts the doily design on her recycled clay products. This way Granny is always with you drinking coffee. She just Kiln Me Softly with her pottery.

I jumped for joy when I bumped into Andrea of Homemade by Andrea. She reminded me of Maurice Sendak stories with her creatures. I said hello to each one personally for you.

This is Penny Foster. She lives on the 9th line.When I met her, I finally met my match. Not only does she have soap and things, she has a plan for our local community. She also has the only chip bag you’ll ever have with zero calories – The Beckwitch makes these too! Perfect for that person who has everything!  I am not going to tell you anymore about her. You will have to wait until this week!

Who knew Carleton Place took a walk on the wild side? Next time, you had best check it out!

Embrace your YOU ness.:)

Carleton Place- The Happiest Damn Town in Lanark County

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Tilting the Kilt, Vintage Whispers from Carleton Place by Linda Seccaspina is available at Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street, the Carleton Place Beckwith Museum in Carleton Place, Ontario and The Mississippi Valley Textile Mill in Almonte.  available on all Amazon sites (Canada, US, Europe) and Barnes and Noble

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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