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2016 FESTIVAL DATES

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

September 10 & 11  ~  Chautauqua In the Park in Chillicothe

September 14  ~  Piccadilly  in Brookfield

September 17  ~  Multi-Cultural Festival in Milan MO

October  1  ~  Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival in Kirksville

More information is available for each of these events. Come join the fun! I would love to custom make something for you! I will bring my leather, vintage silverware & metal stamping tools. These cuffs make great gifts for the guys also!

Here are just a taste of some new items:  #1 Nurse appreciation necklace #2 Stack-able bracelets #3 Crochet top

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Festival Dates ~ Photos of a Few New Items ~

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

So I finally got back here with some news… I am really not good at blogging! If you are call me!

2015 Festival Dates:

September 12 &13  ~ Chautauqua In the Park in Chillicothe MO

September 19   ~       Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival in Kirksville MO

September 24  ~       Piccadilly. Brookfield MO

Here are a few of the new items that we will have this year.

First of we have some new forever Fauna Babes: They will come with an adoption certificate.

 

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Will add some more photos of new items as soon as I get photos & get them edited. But wanted to get the festival dates out there! Hope to see you there!!!

SPECIAL GIFT

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Want to get that special someone a unique gift? Maybe a gift that incorporates a family heirloom? Call us we might be able to help. Here’s Kelly’s experience:

Kelly Lane wrote:  I’d like to order a personalized cuff for my brother.  I want something really special as we will be celebrating in person for the first time since we were kids.  He’s in CA and I’m in MI.  Thanks!

Over the next month Kelly and I emailed back and forth. Kelly had lots of great ideas. Eventually she was able to obtain an old knife sheath of an uncle. She sent it to me.  I set off for my studio to come up with some ideas to present to Kelly. I sent her photos of ideas and we agreed on how to incorporate the piece of family nostalgia into her brother’s cuff.  ~ I used the small strap that held the knife into the sheath. As you will see in the photos below the little strap had a very cool snap. I cut it and hand stitched it on either side of the center piece made from vintage silverware.

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Kelly received the finished product:  Hi Teresa:   I got the cuff!  Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!  It really looks awesome!  You really did an excellent job with the stitching and engraving. Thanks so much for the extra stuff you did to the sheath as well, that was very nice of you!   It has been great working with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Teresa: Thanks Kelly!!!! I loved working on this project! I got to use a new tool. Thank you for giving me the opportunity of learning something new! It was my pleasure working with you!!!  I really loved how the hand stitching turned out!

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After Kelly brother received the cuff, Kelly wrote:  Teresa:  I just wanted to let you know that my brother LOVED his new leather cuff!  He said it was one of THE best gifts he’s ever received.  He wore it the whole time we were together in FL.  I just wanted to say thank you for helping make this year’s gift a very special one for my brother. I didn’t know how he’d like it but he really, really loves it.  He liked the idea of the coordinates and said it was a good conversation piece.  And of course he loved the fact it had some of his favorite uncles leather on it.  Not sure if I’ll ever be able to top that one!

Kelly Lane

 

Mark Your Calenders! ~ 2014 Festival Dates

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Here’s the run down:

SEPTEMBER 6 and 7, 2014   ~ CHAUTAUGUA  IN THE PARK  ~ 30th year

Chillicothe Missouri ~ Highway 65 ~ Simpson Park

Saturday September 6 ~ 9:00 am  – 6:00 pm

Sunday September 7 ~ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get more information about Chautaugua 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 13 2014  ~ RED BARN ARTS AND CRAFTS ~ 40th Anniversary ~

Kirksville Missouri ~ On the Square

Saturday September 13,  2014 ~ 9:00 am to 4:00  pm

More Red Barn Information 

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!

Bracelets made from from recycled belts and vintage silverware.

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This year as time allows we will make them on site.    Leather Bracelets Made to Order

For little girls ~ one of a kind dresses, pearl and locket necklaces, tiny earrings and more.

If you don’t find exactly what you want … Let us create something custom just for you!

If you have question feel free to call or message me.   816-769-1647

or email  ~   shopagirlthing@gmail.com

~ Teresa

Hope to see you there!

 

Katniss Inspired Cowl Vest shawl Scarf And Our Artsy Chunky Warm cowls

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Inspired by the beautiful one armed cowl vest worn by Katniss Everdeen. I was ask if I could make one. It has been a fun challenge. This is my own pattern…always in the process of being tweaked.

This asymmetrical cowl is a replica inspired by the Katniss Cowl. Each piece is made using multiple techniques and hours of detailed handwork truly a unique piece of art. The hand woven tubed collar is soft and flexible ~ made from yarn only ~ not ropes or other stiff filling . I have tried to stay true to the original design, and yet shape it so it will be comfortable and flattering! See each individual listing for details.
~ WEAR ART ~ With our ‘ Indigo Skyy’ Label ~

~ Each comfy cowl is unique due to hand construction & yarn variations. Custom orders are welcome!

~ Check out the Chunky Cowls also.

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http://www.shopagirlthing.com/products-page/accessories-categories/katniss-cowl-catching-fire-hunger-games/

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VINTAGE LOVES

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a nice vacation! We have a new section on our website now  “VINTAGE”  We will occasionally list a few special items that we fine in our search for things that we revamp or recycle. Like the nice  leather boots just listed. A pair of boots can really make the outfit! Right?  Jewelry that we have incorporated vintage items into or garments that use vintage materials will be listed under vintage also.  Often vintage jewelry is missing a stone or broken, these pieces are challenging  and fun to use to create  ‘unique pieces’  from old and new elements. Sometimes I can’t pass up a piece that is in good vintage condition ….and I can’t bring myself to alter it. So we will be listing some of these vintage jewelry finds for you vintage lovers. We’d  love to know what you think about this.  As always we appreciate your comments!

~ Teresa & the Girls of  ‘A Girl Thing’

http://www.shopagirlthing.com/products-page/vintage-jewelry-clothes-boots/vintage-cowboy-boots-cowgirl-size-8-12/

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http://www.shopagirlthing.com/products-page/vintage-jewelry-clothes-boots/vintage-leather-boots-vero-cuoio-7-12-m/

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Minion Hats And More

Friday, December 6th, 2013

A friend ask if I could make a Minion hat for her nephew.  I looked up images from the movie “Despicable Me” and designed  4 different minion  hats. ( there are more now). Boy have I been busy making little minion hats for all of the grandchildren and filling orders.  My living room looked like a minion factory for awhile.  By far the most popular hat that I’ve made yet. Thanks Rosa!  They are cute, especially when you put them on your little “Cutie”. So check them out! I have 3 or 4 that are made and ready to ship… but most likely you will need to place an order. I will fill orders as they are placed.  I am very slow at work here on the website. I much prefer to make things. So please be patient as I am revamping and listing several items. You can click on ‘NEW’ in the shop by category list at the top to see what newly listed.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!minion-hats

Chunky Crowl Neck Scarfs ~ Head Band Ear Warmers ~ Artist Hat

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Maddie took some supper cute photos of the girls wearing these new Indigo Skyy Line of scarfs. They are make to fit the adults but you will see that they are great for the little ones also. Maddie also has a water mark now … I love it !!! Don’t you? She’s such a good photographer!

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Contact us to see what we have available or place a custom order. This past week I made some cool large buttons from polymer clay to use on some of these scarfs….unique. We will list some when things slow down long enough to take pictures and upload them to our website.  Hope to see you at Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival this Saturday the 21st.

Leather Cuff Bracelets ~ Custom

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Looking for a unique gift. Want to remember that special occasion. Guys love them. We’d love to make one just for you!Leather Cuff

 

Just click on the image above to take you to the custom order page.

2013 Festivals ~ DATES & LOCATIONS ~

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Here’s the run down….

SEPTEMBER  7  &  8,  2013  ~ CHAUTAUQUA  IN THE PARK   

Chillicothe Missouri  ~   Highway 65  ~ Simpson Park

Saturday September 7th  ~  9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday September 8th  ~ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

If you  would like more information on this festival…. go to

http://business.chillicothemo.com/events/details/chautauqua-in-the-park-84

 

SEPTEMBER  13 & 14,  2013  ~ THE COLEMAN HAWKINS BLUES  &  ARTISIAN FESTIVAL

In Coleman Hawkins Park  ~  7th & Felix ~ Downtown Saint Joesph Missouri

Friday September 13th ~  6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Saturday 14th ~  1:00 pm – 9:15 pm

We’r super excited to hear the music … looks like some great musicians playing.

Click on the link below to see the music lineup.

http://colemanhawkins.org/On%20Stage2.htm

 

SEPTEMBER  21st,  2013  ~ RED BARN ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Saturday September 21st  ~ 6:00 am – 4:30 pm

This is our last festival of  2013. There are always some awesome artist at this event!

For more info go to ..  http://www.kirksvillearts.com

PLEASE  PLEASE  ….tell us what you want to see more of … what you have loved in the past … anything. We’d love to hear any suggestions!!!  🙂

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