Nov 12 19

Day #3 of the Fall Craft Fair

It’s day # 3 of the handmade craft fair and Ernie’s handmade items are one of the featured vendor “booths.”  If you aren’t familiar with Ernie or his wares, he’s the hubster and a wonderful woodworker/lathe turner.  He’s made all kinds of sewing/quilting related items for me over the years and here are some examples of items he sells in our online store:

These are beautiful key chains that hold mini- screw driver tips and a stiletto tip inside.  I keep one right by my sewing machine and I can change out my ruler foot lickety-split!  The stiletto tip comes in handy when a finger is just too big to do the job.  Ern can make these in a wide variety of colors and you can find them in our online store by clicking here.


Aren’t these ruler holders beautiful?  Ern makes these from a variety of hardwoods and then adds interest by adding some cool inlay designs.  You can have the channels routed for cutting ruler thickness or a little wider to hold 1/4 inch thick machine quilting rulers…just let him know what you’d like!  You can find more about his ruler holders by clicking here.

Next up are these thread racks.  I keep one next to each of my embroidery machines and I use them every day!  I love, love, LOVE the beautiful inlay designs as shown below:

You can find out more about the thread racks by clicking here.

This next item is another acrylic that is turned on the lathe, which means they come in all different kinds of gorgeous colors.  These are seam rippers and/or stilettos:

The picture above shows one that is both a seam ripper and stiletto that is in the “closed position.  This next shot shows the 2-headed instrument with both “business ends” exposed:

(In reality, you would only expose one side at a time so as not to injure yourself!)  You can also get a seam ripper or stiletto all by itself, and here’s a shot of what that might look like:

You can also have him make you a seam ripper on a chain-think how convenient that would be!  Here’s a shot of one of those:

You can find out all about all of these options by clicking here.

Ern also makes items that are great gifts but have nothing to do with sewing.  I love the beautiful colors in his ice cream scoops:

…and you can find out about those by clicking here.  He also makes a wide variety of acrylic turned pen/stylus combos:

…and you can find out about them by clicking here.  He also makes hand turned touch styluses by themselves, like the one below:

…and you can find out about them by clicking here.

I am one lucky woman to be married to this guy, but you can reap the benefit of his woodworking/turning skills as well.  Click here to see all of Ern’s hand made items!

But wait, there’s more!  Ern’s gifts are not the only featured vendor booth today!  Make sure you check out all the other vendors featured today and here is the full line up:

On top of that, Quiltshopgal has lined up sponsors for each day of the fall craft fair, and you ca enter to win some great prizes!  Click here to get to quiltshopgal’s site where you can enter to win some of these wonderful prizes!

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  1. Fall Craft Show – Day #3 – QuiltShopGal Says:

    […] Ernie makes absolutely stunning handmade tools that are perfect for gifts, but be sure you get one for yourself too!  It is easy to fall in love with his Hand turned seam rippers, Keychain screwdrivers, solid wood quilt ruler holders, thread racks, pen stylus, touch stylus, pens on chains, and ice-cream scoops.  QuiltShopGal has been a big fan of Ernie’s workmanship for years and has thoroughly enjoyed and treasured one of his hand turned seam rippers.  Be sure to check out Patsy Thompson’s current blog post as she shares more insights about her husband Ernie’s… […]