Welcome to One Blessed Acre, home to three vendors for this year's Fig Twig Market: Michelle Bibby, Renee Lindsay, and Heather Scott.
My name is Michelle Bibby and One Blessed Acre began when my family returned to my home town in Northern California after my husband retired from the Air Force so that we could be closer to my parents.
I love all things country. One day my father sent my husband home with some burlap that he had obtained at a local flea market. He gave my husband specific instructions for me to create something with it. My rather large farm table needed something rustic to dress it up, so out of some slightly dusty burlap and my love for sewing, came the first ruffled burlap table runner.
Three years ago, we added two Nubian goats to our farm with the intent of drinking the milk, wanting to be more self-sufficient with our homesteading lifestyle. Out of that milking came lots of excess milk for soaps and lotions. Once I began looking at the labels on beauty products I quickly realized the need to have more natural products for my family to use. I love being able to create different scented soaps and lotions and have found recently that I have an addiction to fragrance oils.
My name is Renee Lindsay. My creations include hand painted mason jars with decorative lids, soy candles, wooden dog leash boards, wreaths, and upcycled window frames. I got inspired last year while walking around the market with my sister, Michelle Bibby. She already had a successful Etsy shop called Precious Peas so that was the foundation of our booth. As a "mom" to four cats and a dog, I was naturally drawn to creating something with an animal theme which culminated in the leash holders. I have always enjoyed creating art, from drawing as a child, to photography as a teen, and now creating unique items as an adult.
You can contact us through our Etsy shop, Precious Peas, at www.etsy.com/preciouspeas.
My name is Heather Scott and my husband and I live on a small, off grid homestead with our four children in Del Norte County. Making quilts is a passion of mine and I have been doing it for 16 years now.
I make quilts for my small side business, Mountain Home Quilts, that I started back in 2005. I've made all kinds of quilts but am partial to the primitive style. I buy only the highest quality fabrics and wools and trade off piecing them on my electric machine as well as my treadle machine.
Quilting started with my love not only for 1800's antiques, but for the lifestyle that women and their families led back then. Quilt making just seemed such a huge part of their stories, their livelihood, and their lives that I wanted to experience it for myself. I made one queen sized quilt and was hooked. The rest, as they say, is history!
I am really looking forward to sharing my love of quilting with all of you and hoping that you'll get to take home a little piece of history for yourself. There's nothing like a handmade quilt!
I can be contacted through my Etsy shop www.mountainhomequilts.etsy.com
We are looking forward to seeing you in November!