I had an amazing weekend! We went to the Patagonia Fall Festival this year. There were so many amazing craftsmen and woman at the festival. I wish I could create the way many of these people are able to. Everything was hand made with love. There were so many booths I wish I could have gotten pictures of all of them, but that would have taken all day...LOL. Also some did not wish me to take pictures and I respected their wishes. However, I was able to get some pictures and I will provide a website or email for the vendor so that if anyone is interested in something they make you will be able to contact the vendor.
The drive up to Patagonia from my house takes about and hour and a half. It's beautiful scenery though so I didn't mind the drive at all and thankfully my anxiety allowed me to do this without a problem! (Yay! Go me! LOL). I know that when most people think of the desert, they think of dirt and cactus, which in many areas is completely correct. The drive to Patagonia, however, is not.
Now on to the crafts! The first is from Wood Turned Gifts done by Glen Eggers, an amazing craftsman out of Washington. He can be reached at Glen@GlenEggers.com or by phone at (360)936-9541. He made so many different things such as Pens! (Sorry this is my weakness).
Did I mention his pens? They were so neat! He had one that was lever action (just like the Marlin 30-30) and one that bolt action. They were amazing! So many different styles I was in love! Such craftsmanship too. This man is good.
Looking for recycled crafts? Marty's Wiggles Wobbles & Moans would be right up your alley. He is another craftsman here in Arizona and can be reached at email@example.com. All of his creatures are made out of recycled materials. They are so cute. I wanted to buy everything.
Are wood crafts more what you desire? There were two amazing booths with everything made out wood. Things Western is the first one and there website is Things Western or email is firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also out of Arizona. The craftsmanship was exquisite. Also there was one we saw that had a hidden drawer.
Finally, we saw gorgeous handmade furniture. For wood they were very comfortable. One peice was a glider with an ottoman. My favorite peice. Reiman Woodworking is the company, they are also out of Arizona and can be reached at email@example.com.
There were so many more I wish I could remember them all. The crafts were wonderful. We had so much fun walking through and looking at everything. One the way home we stopped in Sonoita, AZ for lunch at The Ranch House Restaurant. These people we wonderful! They had us laughing the whole time we were there. The food was great, the service was great. If you ever find yourself in Sonoita, AZ this is one place you must visit!
The ride home was a bit worse than the ride out there, but only because we were going home..LOL I would have loved to stay longer.
But then again Patagonia is my "Happy Place"
Have a great day!
P.S. More pictures from the Fall Festival: