Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thank you . . .

We'd like to take a moment to say thank you.
We are again humbled by the support of so many who travel from near
and far to attended the show.
With each purchase you welcome a little bit of us into your homes
and we are grateful.

Please enjoy this video re-cap of the event.
We'll see you next year!

Lori Ann, Rebekah & the From Our Hands exhibitors.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Family Affair . . .

Most families have traditions, stories or even trades they pass down
thru the generations. A creative family often passes on their talents & 
love of antiques, art or music as well.

We often hear folks bemoan a younger generation, one, they say
has no appreciation for the past. This is only a repeat of how their parents, grandparents
and great grandparents felt.
 But . . . Look a little closer and you will see many
a young person working with their hands. The "makers" movement of the last years
is testament to that.  They may add their own twist to things, but the
techniques have come from the past and have now become
cherished again.

Family is a big part of From Our Hands & Hearts.
Your hosts, Lori Ann Corelis & Rebekah L. Smith are both
fortunate to be from families where creativity and a love of the past
has been passed to them. 
They are honored to include some of their very talented family members
in the show!
The above photo shows the works of Christine Miller (left), Rebekah's mother who handed down her love of needlework, history and antiques to her daughter. On the right is Rebekah's own wool appliqué pillow. Rebekah's talents lie not only in needlework, but in folk painting & Rufus Porter style murals.  In the center, a Fraktur design by Kelsey A. Smith (Rebekah's daughter), a young and creative woman with love of history (i.e.: a recently completed degree in Museum Studies).
See works from each of these talented ladies at the show!
(In addition to Kelsey, Rebekah has 2 more talented daughters, Karly Alexandra and Tessa
a high schooler who loves music and stitching).

In Lori Ann's family it was her mother Eileen who instilled a love of needlework in her daughters.
They came to love antiques as well growing up in a home decorated with some lovely pieces. 
For many years Eileen stitched beautiful clothing, drapes and slipcovers for discerning clients. When the rug hooking revival took place in the early 70's Eileen found a love that she has continued to this day at 92. (photo right). Lori Ann's sister Lanna, taught first grade for 30 years, during which time 
she always had her hands in something creative. Once she retired she took to rug hooking
with a passion for designing.  Lanna (photo left) now designs rug hooking patterns and sweet pin keeps. Lori Ann's creativity took a different turn (tho she loves many kinds of needlework), she has designed and created artisan teddy bears, animals and pincushions for nearly 30 years.
(Lanna and Lori Ann's brother Keith is a musician . . . his own style of creativity.)
While Eileen no longer does shows Lori Ann & Lanna will be exhibiting at the show!

Hope to see you November 14th. ~ 2016
Details here!

Lori Ann & Rebekah

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Just a month away!

As the days get shorter the From Our Hands show draws nearer.

The next month will be filled with enticing photos
of our artisans and dealers works and gathers.
These may not be the exact pieces you will see at the show, but
they will definitely give you an idea of what's in store.

Please note that our Friday evening preview is now sold out.
BUT . . .  we'd LOVE to see you on Saturday!
Please meet: Anthony Worrellia 
Do you remember, as a child the awe you felt when you gave a snow globe a gentle shake?
The snow gently falling and magically pulling you into a tiny secret world?
Anthony creates similar magic, using antique and vintage bits and pieces nestled
 within domes of glass to create the same sense of wonder.
No shaking required!

We can't wait to feel the magic!
Lori Ann & Rebekah

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Excited . . .

Not to hurry the year along . . .
But we are so excited for the November 
From Our Hands & Hearts show!

Leading up to the show we'll offer some sneak peeks
and artisan introductions so stay tuned.
These photos were taken last year, but are a lovely representation of
what you'll see at the show!
All details are on this blog or our website:

Lori Ann & Rebekah

Friday, August 21, 2015

November plans . . .

During "show season" the days seem to fly by!
Our artisans and dealers are busy gathering and creating to make
our second From Our Hands show even more amazing that our first!

Please note that we have added a lovely evening preview this year.
Attendance will be limited Friday evening so get your RSVP's in now!
All details can be found on the show website:

Enjoy this lovely peek from one of our new artisans!
Pam & Robert Gill of Primitives Past joined us for our spring event 
and we are very happy to have them back for the November show!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Make your plans now . . .

As August nears, the days get a bit shorter and the evenings just a little cooler.
Gardens begin to release their bounty ~ AND ~  Plans take shape for  our
November From Our Hands & Hearts show!
See all the details on our website:

Friday, May 15, 2015

The From Our Hands & Hearts ~ Creative!

What a wonderful time we had at the first From Our Hands & Hearts ~ "Creative".
3 days of learning, stitching, laughter and shopping!

If you missed our event this year, please enjoy our video re-cap.

Happy Stitches,
Lori Ann & Rebekah

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Swiftly approaching!

Hello Friends,
~ the May 2nd.  ~ 
From Our Hands & Hearts MERCANTILE is swiftly approaching
And we've got the blues!

Many shades of blue to be exact
 Too many to choose from, you must come to see for yourself!
Details on our website!

Some of our exhibitors photographed above .

Blackberry Primitives
Pam Gill ~ Primitives Past
Kathy Bonnes ~ Antiques
Jo Morton
Rebekah L. Smith
Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine
The Schomburgs
Donna Bennet ~ Crows on the Ledge
Stacy Nash
Doreen Frost
Bonnie Darlak ~ Hopewell Textiles
(AND . .  that's not all!)

See you soon!
Lori Ann & Rebekah

Friday, April 10, 2015

Our upcoming show!

Hello friends!

We have been busy as bees with plans for our 
From Our Hands and Hearts Spring event!
(full details on our website)

We've spent months readying for the needlework classes, signing up students,
 and finalizing preparations for our workshops.

Now it's on to the "SHOW" portion of our event.
We have titled our spring show a "Mercantile" . . . . as not only will you
find beautifully handcrafted wares, but some of our exhibitors will
carry materials, kits, patterns and supplies!

May 2 ~ 2015
10am ~ 4pm
The Boston Twp. Hall
Peninsula, Ohio

Please see the exhibitor listing on the left sidebar of this blog.
Artisans pictured:
Lori Ann Corelis, Pam Gill, Christine Miller, The From Our Hands "wooly",
Dean Hicks, Rebekah L. Smith.

See you soon!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mark your calendars . . .
The From Our Hands spring event beckons!
Rebekah and Lori Ann have dreamed up something a bit different this time.

A show based primarily around textiles, but having a little something for everyone!
We begin with classes and a needle-in (pre-registration required).
BUT ~ "The Mercantile" ~ Saturday May 2nd. is open to the public!
See finished goods by some of your favorite artisans & find supplies and kits
to create your own heirlooms.
 . . .  Oh and we will have the perfect antiques to complement the above!
Tell your friends and make your plans now!
More information and an exhibitor list see our website ~ 
A few class spots remain should you like to participate in the full weekend!

Happy Stitches!
Rebekah & Lori Ann

Friday, February 6, 2015

It's time!!

From Our Hands & Hearts ~ Creative
April 30, May 1 & 2
Peninsula, Ohio

Workshop registration is officially open!

Everything you need to know:!registration/c1k7v

Please note: If you cannot join us for workshops or the Needle-In,
The show is open to the public on Saturday, May 2nd!

You can also find all the information on our brand new website!

Lori Ann & Rebekah

Friday, January 16, 2015

It's Exciting!

Hello . . . We have some exciting news to share with you!
A NEW event ~  From Our Hands & Hearts
~ Creative ~
(read more about it below!)
We hope you can join us us for this fun and creative event in Peninsula, Ohio.
We have great teachers and exhibitors lined up for this learning, sharing 
and shopping weekend.

Our April 30th. workshop teachers are:
Rebekah L. Smith
Lori Ann Corelis
Stacy Nash
Doreen Frost
Donna Bennet

April 30th. ~ Workshops
May 1st. will be filled with a "Needle-In" ~ a fun day to spend stitching with friends, 
sharing lunch and laughs.
(That evening, students and Needle-In participants will get a free preview of 
"The Mercantile" ~
A show to include finished goods from some of your favorite artisans, antiques, wool, supplies, kits and patterns ~ this show is based primarily around stitching, textiles sewn art and the antiques that complement them).
May 2nd. ~ For those who love such things but can't make the classes . . .
The show is open to the public 10am ~ 3pm
($6.00 at the door ~ $1.00 off with any advertising).

NOW . . .  are you still with us?
Class registrations will begin February 7th. ~ 2015
At this time photos of teacher projects and all other information will
go live here on the website!

Save the dates and we'll see you in Peninsula!

Lori Ann & Rebekah