Crafts At Blackberry Blossom Farm
Blackberry Blossom Farm is a wonderful and creative place to live. Simple crafts
like handmade quilts, twig furniture, candle and soap making, hooked
and braided rugs, and hand painted artwork are all made and sold from
Our children have learned and revived several lost arts from the
Appalachian Mountain culture and put a little modern twist on them.
Come take a peek and learn how you can do them too.
Handmade Prayer Quilts
Prayer Quilting is a family ministry we started after realizing that so many
people around us were hurting physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
The only thing we could do for most of these friends and neighbors was
to pray for their healing, and pray we do. But in this realization,
something more tangible was forming in our quest to help the ones we
Blackberry Blossom Prayer Quilt Ministry was born. Here is our pattern and
instructions for easy but beautiful homemade
Being a family who uses what we have, Twig Furniture and Nature Crafts have
always intrigued us. Just the idea of putting something useful together
from the woods, beckons us to a simpler time when the nearest store was
a days walk away by a mountain trail. We've made all manner of funky
looking garden trellises and are just starting to venture into the
world of arbors to hold up the grapes and wisteria.
Furniture for our deck, yard and campground are our 2008 summer project goals,
along with fashioning fences and gates from rhododendron. We also have
dreams of styling a deck railing from the twisted knobby rhododendron
My sweet husband just laughs and shakes his head at
my crooked creations, he's an engineer you know, all straight lines
Soon, you can take a look at our Twig Crafts and Creations and share our
successes, as well as a few mistakes we've made along the way.
Candles and Soap
To Lye or not to Lye...
Soap making can require only a basic melt & pour soap base or become
very involved with add-ins and dangerous chemicals. We choose to keep
it very simple. We use blackberry seeds and some herbs, but that's not
really too fancy-shmancy.
Hand dipping candles is a beautiful traditional craft. The smell of beeswax
on a cold winter day and the glow of a homemade candle warms the heart.
In our Moravian heritage, they use these in Love Feast services with a
beautiful red paper frill at the base. I just love these!
Coming soon, you can learn basics of hand dipped candles and soap
Moravian Candle and a framed picture of the Lovefeast Buns and Coffee
The Moravian Blessing:
"Come Lord Jesus our guest to be and
bless these gifts bestowed by thee.
Bless our loved ones everywhere and
keep them in thy loving care.
Other artwork and crafty things from the beach...
Before moving to the Mountains of Tennessee in 1999, I spent 30+ years of my
life on the coast of North Carolina where I painted furniture, candle
sticks, salt & pepper mills, floor cloths, canvases, paper mache
fish, and many other eclectic things. Some of this artwork is for sale
at a lovely gallery in my hometown of historic Southport. See pictures
here of some
Hand Painted Beach Art
This is the website for the above mentioned gallery in Southport where you
can see beautiful copper art produced by D. and Kendall, owners and
artists of the gallery.
Cape Fear Coppershop Art and Crafts Gallery
home of fine handmade American art.