Plenty of treats at holiday craft show

Trisha Smith was shopping for gifts at Saturday's holiday craft show, and she had a trick up her sleeve.

"I want to get some Christmas surprises from Santa that look homemade," she said, "so it looks like elves made them."

She has a two children, ages 3 and 7. She bought a quilted baby carrier and a rubber band gun for them to unwrap on Christmas morning.

Marcia Anderson was with her, browsing the booths set up at Centennial Mall, and she said this year's show featured more out-of-town vendors and a higher quality of product.

"This is one of the better craft fairs we've had in past years," she said.

Karin Theos came from Meeker to sell her homemade scented soaps, bath salts, candles and potpourri. Owner of the Lamb Soap Company, she stayed busy assisting a steady flow of customers.

She said the response in Craig has been very good, and this is one of four shows she attends during the holiday season.

"That pretty much takes care of my inventory that I can produce at this point," she said.

Ron and Bonnie Wilson of Craig worked one corner of the strip, selling country home accessories.

"We always do very well here," she said. "We have quite a following."

Although the Wilsons have been selling at the fair since its beginning, Vic and Faye Thurston of Tabernash said they just started selling their handmade wood crafts in Craig this year.

"The people are nice, and we've done real well," Vic Thurston said.

Faye Thurston said they travel to shows from May to the second week of December, and the holiday show here is a good one for them.

"It's been just as good as any (show)," she said. "And we'll be back for the next one."

Michelle Perry can be reached at 824-7031 or mperry@craigdailypress.com.

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