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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I know its been a long time since mom or I updated this, but we're back in the swing of doing craft shows. I promise to post pictures soon. I've come up with some pretty awesome additions to the "Waisting Time" line. We'll be in Hibbing at the Knights of Columbus Nov. 7; Virginia at the Women of Today in the Miners Memorial Building Nov. 14.

Friday, June 5, 2009



Nature's Treasures, Gail


Gilley's Naturals

Marvelous Martha Woodworks


Fiest Woodworks


Karen Spotts woodburning

Natures Knives

Country Market

June 2 was our first Country Market at the Crescent Bar & Grill. After some problems with my tent, the sign post breaking, the rain and the wind we had a good day. Dennis Spotts brought Karen's woodburning, Jerry & Judy were there with their knives and beading. Gail Peterson and Patty came with their beautiful painted items, Jill & Sarah Gilley were there with their naturals. Alan & Jen Presley brought some really neat wood trunks, Marty Nosie had wood planters with bear, deer and moose heads. And of couse I was there with our RagBags, quilts and diapers. We will all be back there Tues June 9, 11 to 3. I will have some baby and toddler hats. My niece Katie asked me to make Breanna a bonnet because she was getting her head sunburnt and they couldn't find bonnets in town. Well being I love to sew I said sure, and then thought "I'm sure other Mom's want these too". I made a couple of bucket hats and embroiderd some fishing lures on them, tuned out cute. I did some girly bonnets too. I took some photos that day so will post some of those.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Country Market

We have formed a Country Market along with our friends Jerry Ritcher & Judy O'Neill. The market will be held Tuesdays from 11 am to 3 pm at the Crescent Bar & Grill. They are located at 9257 E. Olson Road, Cook, MN. We will be set up every Tuesday all summer. Right now we will be selling our handcrafted items, as the gardens start producing we will have fresh veggies. There will be about 10 crafters every week. Everything for sale is locally crafted, no junk shipped in and price marked up. You will find the artists we have asked to join us make quality items. These are the crafters that will be there the first day, June 2, 2009:
Gilleys Naturals (gilleysnaturals.com), Natures Knives, Rag Bag Originals, Feist Woodworks, Marvelous Martha woodcrafts, Mark's Country Market (markscountrymarket.com), Nature's Treasures, Veronica Holman's potica, Karen Spotts woodburning, Becky Wilken loomed rugs, Orr General Store

Thursday, April 16, 2009



Here's the latest "patternless project". I needed something new in the stash of bags and this is what I came up with for Earth Fest.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


3 days until Earth Fest! Mom is making cloth diapers for the sale. Its all about being green and the fabric is recycled flannel and knits. Come check out the new items we've come up with since the last event. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

We will be attending "Earth Fest" in Mt Iron, MN on April 18th from 12-5. There will be activities in the Mt. Iron Community Center and the crafts and food will be located in the church next door. Everything about the day revolves around being green and good to the earth. Come check it out!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Rag Bag has been a part of our family for generations.
Grandma grew up during the depression era where saving and reusing was critical. She sewed clothes and other essentials from recycled feed sacks and used clothing to save money.
As a kid my mom did the same for our clothes. I learned to sew at an early age and the Rag Bag was my greatest resource. The fabric was free and it didn’t matter if I cut out of the middle or didn’t finish the project. This freedom to experiment only made creativity easier.
In my quest to make the “perfect purse” I use my own Rag Bag to create original designs.
Cassandra Huismann
“Lack of money is no excuse for lack of creativity.” Unknown
I read this quote in a magazine and found a lot of truth in it.


I once was:

A lady's suede vest and fur collar. I now rest on the arm of a lady from California