Saturday, November 23, 2013

Blanco Market Days

We had nice weather for checking out the crafts at the November Blanco Market Days.  Every third weekend local crafters set-up tents on the courthouse square to sell their goods.  It's a fun event held by many communities on various weekends.  One more will be held in December and then not again until March. 
These bowls and baskets are carved from the roots of Chinese Fir Trees!  I think they are quite interesting and beautiful!  The lady selling them orders them online.  I never thought of that, as a way of making money at craft fairs!   
Here is some intricate scroll work!  There were several woodworking booths at this month's Market Days. 
John Hobson of Spring Branch, Texas does amazing cutting boards, as well as, other wood pieces.  When asked about the technique to create these beauties, he graciously shared his time to explain how they are done.  The colors are not produced with stains, but are the natural woods! 
Here are some more examples of his work.  His card didn't show a web address, but his phone number is 830-228-5054.
These rolling horses exude superior quality!  They are produced by Ray and Carol Bates of Decatur, Texas.  Each toy horse is individually registered!
Here is a closer look.  The horses without wheels are boxes to store things in.  Check out their website:  There is always something new and interesting to enjoy at Blanco Market Days!