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ArtsFest at GSU

Oh my gosh, I have been so incredibly busy the past few weeks. I haven’t really been posting anything new in my Etsy shop or any new links to my Facebook page or posts on here… I’ve been working 24/7 at creating things to sell at ArtsFest next Saturday at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA, down in south Georgia near Savannah. Georgia Southern is my alma mater. I graduated from there in 2008 with a double major in Art History and Studio Arts (just a credit or two shy of Painting, I decided I had been in school long enough and Studio Arts looked good enough, right?).

Anyway, ArtsFest has been an annual event down there for how many years? Almost 30, I believe. It used to be called the Youth Arts Festival, but now it’s geared more towards people of all ages, not just kids. I know I’ve been going almost every year since I was in kindergarten or something like that. Two years ago, Molly had her birthday party there. It was just a little get together of her and a few of her friends and they all went around and did the crafts together, and got their faces painted and stuff like that.

So this year I have a booth in the Artists’ Market down there. I’m so excited! I’ve gone as a kid, as a student, as a volunteer, as a mom, and this year I get to go as an artist. Pretty cool. I’m listed under the Artists’ Market as Upcycled Art by Maggie Horne Thomas. Some of the things I’m selling- gift bows from book pages and magazine pages, recycled gift tags from cereal boxes and etc., decoupaged keepsake boxes, decoupaged frames and mirrors, assorted quilled ornaments, paper ornaments made from book pages, book sculptures, hair bows, and framed, mixed media collages. Most of these things are listed in my Etsy shop or pictures of them are in my Facebook albums.

I’ll write up another quick blog post later this week as soon as I get closer to finishing all the items for sale, and I’ll make sure I post pictures. Right now, I’ve got to get to work!!


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Special Order for Miss Donna!

Yay for hair bows!

Holy cow, these are so cute! Any little girl (or little girl at heart) would love to have such adorable little hair bows!

These mini hair bows each measure approximately 2 1/4″ in length. They are set on lined, 2″ alligator clips, each lined with the same ribbon that the bow is made of. They are adorned with various plastic, wooden, and fabric toys or embellishments.

Thanks, Miss Donna! You have really been so sweet and so supportive of my new little business! It’s people like you and Anna and Rebekah that are keeping my hopes alive! I’ll keep making crafts and bows and sculptures and all the things because you guys are awesome!

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Samples of my crafty work…


All those names? Yeah, they're 100% hand-lettered. Time consuming? You betcha! I think they turn out super cute, though.

This one's hanging in my daughter's room. Every time I make something, she wants one. I can't blame her. They're adorable, right?

These were the first 2 hair bow holders I made. You can find "Princess" ones and customizable ones on my Etsy page!

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