Spring !!!

Just a few more days until Spring. I can hardly wait. It’s been a long Winter. The weather wasn’t that bad but our health hasn’t been the best. That’s why I can’t wait until warmer weather. Open the windows, air out the house, work in the yard…..

I’ve been thinking of which way to take my blog/podcast. Also, my little shop in Brasstown and my craft show schedule. Stay tune for some big announcements.

John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival applications are up. (I love this show. )www.folkschool.org Get your paper work in as soon as possible.

I did open a second location at Foster’s Trading Post in Murphy NC.  Foster’s is located at 100 Blairsville Hwy, Murphy. For the local folks, it’s where the old flea market burned down.


This is not the most current picture of the space but you can get the idea. It’s a cute little space. I’m right next to Back Creek Pottery.

I promise to post more often !!!

Just Jackie

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We Have Winners !!

I love give aways. I enter lots of them myself. I never win. That’s why I love having a give away myself. I can make people happy.

I’m not very scientific, I just put the names in a bowl (the bowl I use is a hand hewn bowl by Jed Green, who will be at Fall Festival) and close my eyes and pick.

The winners are……..Carol Reed and bourscheidmom. Congrats !!!!!  Carol, I know how to get the tickets to you but I need bourscheidmom to send me a message or email me at jax1215@gmail.com so I can get the tickets to you.

Hope you both drop by my booth and say hello. Thanks everyone for all your comments and well wishes.

Just Jackie

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I’m Going to Helen !

Helen, GA, that is. I think every crafter has a bucket list of craft shows they would love to do. Over the years I have checked some off and added a lot more. Helen GA. at Octoberfest time has been on the list for quite awhile. (Mt. Dora, FL, Santa Fe NM and Circleville, OH are a few still left)

So this weekend I’m loading up the truck and headed over the mountain. If you are in the area please come by and say “hello”.

The show is Sept.29 and 30, 10 am to 5 pm on Sat. and 10 am to 4 pm on Sun. Over 70 juried artist from thoughout the Southeast will be displaying their work.

Just Jackie


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Fall Festival Give-Away

It’s Fall, my favorite time of the year. It was 34 degrees here in my hollow this morning. I’m sitting here with a cup of hot tea, just loving it.

It’s time for my favorite arts and craft show, too. The John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival. It’s October 6 and 7 at the Folk School in beautiful Brasstown, NC. I have two sets of tickets to give away this year. All you need to do is leave a comment here or on my Facebook page. I will have the drawing Sunday Sept. 30.  Good luck. One of last year’s winners turned out to be an old friend from high school in Florida that I had not seen in over 40 years. (too cool)

Drop by my booth to say “Hello” I will probably be down in the Cove again. I just love it down there.

See you there !!!

Just Jackie

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Over the years I have met some really wonderful people. I treasure all of them. I often wonder if they remember me after I move on or move away. This year I have been reminded twice that some do remember me.

The first I heard about second hand. A girl (now a grown woman) had posted on Facebook that “you knew you from Dunedin, Fl.” if you were in the Christmas Parade with Mrs. Campbell’s (me) Girl Scout Troop. What a great reminder that of that girl and of that time. This year is the 100 anniversary of Girl Scouts in America.

The second reminder was found in a box sent to me a couple of weeks ago.

When I worked at Disney I had a really good friend who did crafts with me. We had a lot of fun. I was making cute little hat magnets at the time and needed milk bottle caps to make them.

It’s been at least ten years since I asked her to save the caps for me. Well, she now has three children and every time they finished a bottle of milk over the years they have saved the caps for me. It absolutely moves me to tears to think she would remember. I know I think of her often and am so proud of her, not only with her job but with the wonderful family she now has.

It might be just a box of milk caps to some but it’s a big box of love to me.

Just Jackie


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Art + Crafts + Dogs = Fun

The 3rd Annual Young Harris Spring Show unites art lovers who love dogs and dog lovers that love art. The show is being held Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm in the Mayor’s Park in Young Harris, Ga.

Come visit me, I’ll be right past the alpaca’s.  I’ll have a huge supply of “Buzz Killer’s” for sale. These are the carpenter bee traps that will rid you of those pesky bees.

There is a craft show in almost every community around this weekend..check your paper and go out and support your local artist.

Just Jackie


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Celebrate Spring

Downtown Brasstown is going all out to celebrate SPRING !!! Saturday and Sunday we will roll out the red carpet for the beginning of the season. Arts and crafts, demos, a bake sale, learn about blue birds AND to get the guys to come out, they can go up the road to the gun show at the community center. something for everyone !!!!!

Carolina Crafting is on a cupcake binge. Come check out all the new products we have that are “all about the cupcake” :)

Come on out and help us celebrate Spring !!!


Just jackie

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Carpenter Bees

It’s funny how something as simple as a bee can finally bring my crafting “skills” together with my husband’s. The wooden houses here in the mountains are like lunch to the carpenter bees that fly around here. Casper knew there had to be a way to trap those bad boys. He finally came up with a plan..I decided that we should just use recycled materials.  And, I thought it should be cute. As you’all know, I love cute.

I needed to be sure they worked so I hung one at the shop in Brasstown. It didn’t work for about a week and then one morning I found 6 in the bottle. Yea !! It worked !!!

So if you are in need of a “Buzz Killer” you can find them at my shop, Carolina Crafting, in Brasstown, NC (open Thursday, Friday and Saturday) or at the Trading Post at Foster’s Flea Market (19/129 and 64)  They are open 7 days a week. Just look for Back Creek Pottery.  I will ship, too. :)

Just Jackie



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What is a Plott, you ask ???? I had to ask too. A Plott is a breed of dog. It’s the offical state dog of North Carolina. I did not know there was a state dog!!! I love when I can learn something new.

The PlottFest is in Haywood County, April 21. Check out their website www.plottfest.com. They have a great music line up. This is a fund raiser for Head Start.

Plottfest is still looking for artist and crafters for this one day show. Contact Margie MacDonald at 828.734.9265. Be sure to tell her you saw this on Carolina Crafting. :)

Just Jackie

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Winter Blahs

Yep..every winter I get the blahs. I should be crafting and planning this year’s work but I sit and read. I love to read, so it’s not a total loss.

I’ve been a little down over the fact I can’t tape new shows until my camera guy/friend/editor is up to traveling again. I’ve found all kind of cool crafters to feature but I have to wait for a while longer.

I’ve found a new sewing passion. I LOVE to make pillow cases for travel size pillows.

I borrowed a cute cradle to display them in.

The shop has been closed most of the winter but starting March 1, I will be open every Thrusday, Friday and Saturday, 11am till 4 pm. New items have been arriving so come on by and check them out.

Just Jackie


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