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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Labor Day patriotic arts and crafts

Labor day by the Wikipedia definition is a holiday that celebrates the work and social contributions of workers and laborers in general. For many of us though we know of it as the day that we call the family over for a potluck and perhaps a picnic, if the weather permits it. For some others of us it might even have a patriotic feeling to it. Whether you love this holiday in the form of patriotism or in the family loving mood, we all know the feeling that this holiday gives us as being one that brings out the old fashioned American spirit of homemade happiness.
This homemade and handmade spirit of happiness can be found everywhere, but nowhere can you feel it as strong as in the arts and crafter's that you can find in flea-markets and craft shows. Even if you are unable to make it to one of these fun events you can still find these things online where the crafter's put their handcrafted items.
Here are a few of these homemade items that you can find online for those of us unable to leave
 house and home for the shows.
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"Here is a lovely pair of handmade glass beaded earrings. These are made by weaving seed beads together in this elegant presentation of American patriotic colors of red, white and blue. They are very light weight for comfortable wear. Pierced earrings come with a clear plastic backing highly effective in preventing loss of earrings." This is from Carosell's listing on etsy.com. If you wished to have a closer look at these earrings you can find them on etsy.com.

"Proudly display this patriotic wreath on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Election Day and many other days that it is awesome to be an American!
18" inch wreath, measures about 19" completed." From HugsNKissesStudio on etsy.com who makes colorful wreaths for any holiday and season.

"Uncle Sam is ready for your lawn goose to spruce up your Holiday decor. Uncle Sam is made from felt, in a dark Navy color or Red, has matching Top Hat, with cotton vest, that has 3 buttons added for looks, and carries a flag in one of his wings(arms)." This is from ripnrollrugs on etsy.com who makes all sorts of funny and cute out fits for you resident lawn goose.

"This labor day invitation features a vintage inspired background with white stars and red stripes with a vintage font. Perfect for events other than labor day." This is by ShirtsbySarah on etsy.com who has digital designs for any event or holiday that you could think of in her etsy store.

And now for a slightly younger and more frayed look at patriotism and the Labor Day holiday by WhatsOliviaWearing on etsy.com. WhatsOliviaWearing's "store mission is to create garments that are one of a kind and promote an earth friendly approach to style."

"This is a brightly colored red white and blue framed four patch table runner. Great for decorating your table for the many occasions within the year. It measures 42" x 11" and is machine quilted." This is made by Sewinthefaith who works hard making beautiful quilted table runners for every household.