CraftyNana 2009

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Crafty Nana 2018 Craft Show Schedule

May 19

Spring Fun in the Park - Shiremanstown Memorial Park, 1 Park Lane, Shiremanstown , PA 17011

June 9

The Middletown Area Historical Society - Hoffer Park, Race and Mill Streets, Middletown, PA  17057

June 16

Duncannon Appalachian Trail Community Festival, High Street, Duncannon, PA  17120


Bittersweet Festival – Wilson’s Bittersweet Barn, 590 Dick’s Dam Road, New Oxford, PA 17350

July 28

Ned Smith Center Nature and Arts Festival – Ned Smith Center, 176 Water Company Rd, Millersburg, PA 17061

Sept 15

2017 Hummelstown Arts Fest - Main Street, Hummelstown, PA  17036

October 6

Little Buffalo Festival - Little Buffalo State Park, Newport, PA  17074


20 & 21

Fall Furnace Fest - Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Fuller Lake area, Pine Grove Road, Gardners, PA 17324

15 miles South of Carlisle

A little about me -

I chose the name Crafty Nana because my hobbies were taking over my basement and I was a new grandmother.  In 2009 I began concentrating on making items out of gourds.  There was a gourd fest at a church near my house and I stopped in to investigate what this was all about, and got hooked on what can be done with gourds.  I joined the PA Gourd Society and the rest is history.  Through the PaGS I have learned many techniques.  I have concentrated on making birdhouses to combine my interest in birding and making the gourd crafts.  Usually, my birdhouses are utilitarian, but sometimes I get inspired to make something more creative like a goose, duck, or swan.    Current cartoon or movie characters might pop up in gourd form to amuse the young or young at heart.  Sports teams have crept into the repertoire and have been popular in the fall shows when the baseball and football seasons overlap.

When not in the workshop working on gourds, I might be in the sewing room making table runners, hot mitts, place mats or holiday decorations.  Free time in from of the TV or when traveling one might find me crocheting dish wash cloths or winter hats.  Crafting gives me the freedom to explore whatever new or old ideas come to mind.



Please come in and look around. 

Unique gifts of Gourd birdhouses, feeders, decorative items, Wine Bottle Hummingbird feeders, textile goods and other surprising items await your visit.


Crafty Nana's shop can be contacted by email at 


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