We are happy to introduce our next vendors... Ed & Janet Dreher. Everything that they sell is made by hand for their business, Once A Tree Creations.
What type of items do you sell?
Once A Tree Creations sells handcrafted wood items all of which are made in Ed's little workshop.
We sell: Pig banks, jewelry and keepsake boxes, penguin banks (because who ever made decided that pigs should have such a monopoly on the bank business?!) Turtle Stools (footstools in the shape of turtles), Acorn necklaces and earrings, and more.
Plus we offer beautiful wooden plaques in a variety of sizes and styles. The plaques feature word art with Bible verses, quotes, hymns and more. They make a perfect addition to any room. Hang them on the wall, set them in a little picture easel or plate stand, give them as a gift, whatever you desire!
And, we love to do custom orders. Do you want to order a custom-made extra large purple pig bank? Would you like 5, mini penguin banks for each of your grandkids, each featuring different colored bellies? Do you have a quote or Bible verse that you want on a plaque? Or do you want to display your family names in a unique and fun way? Just ask and we'll make it happen!
Did you participate in the Fall 2010 Hesston, KS Barn Sale?
Nope, we are newbies to the Barn Sale event and we're very excited about it!
What is your favorite item that you will have for sale?
Once A Tree Creation's signature item is the pig bank. These high-quality banks come in several different sizes and are a great way to store all the extra change rather than letting it gather on the counter top or in the couch cushions.
What other craft show/sales have you participated in?
We love to participate in local craft shows. We are retired and it's a fun way to spend the day meeting new people and showing off Ed's self-taught talent.
What is your favorite craft show food?
What don't we like?! Homemade pies, sloppy joes, caramel apples, the list could go on...
What is your favorite thing about Spring? And your least favorite?
We love when the weather turns warm and we can sit outside in the evenings talking with friends and family. But along with the nice weather comes the scary, stormy weather oftentimes, that would be the downside of Spring!
What are some of your favorite activities and hobbies?
This is Ed's hobby. Once A Tree Creations is just a glimpse of Ed's imaginative mind and skillful hands. We also love taking walks and we spend a lot of time with our grandkids. I (Janet) also love to scrapbook.
We are so excited to be involved in this fun event. This is right up our alley! It's also important to us to have affordable items. We put a ton of work into the design but we love them so much that we want other people to enjoy them in their own homes or be able to give that “perfect” gift without spending an arm and a leg. Our 1 foot tall by 1 ½ foot long pig banks are made of quality wood, are 100% made by hand and sell for $35. Most of our items are well under $20. Plaques range from $8 for a 5x5 square to $20 for a 10x10.
We will have a variety of wood items and plaques, but if you have an idea and would like us to make a custom order, definitely talk with us! We love to hear new ideas and try new things.