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The Farmer's Daughter
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      Hi, I am Marcia Reardon, The Farmer's Daughter, (and yes, I really am.) I was a teacher, then a florist--owning my own shop for 15 years--loving every minute of it. Then my four children decided they wanted to go to college, and I had to get a real job. I returned to teaching for a total of 20 years. I loved that too. But the month my youngest graduated from college, my husband and I retired, and the fun began.
      Presently, I make one-of-a-kind purses from up-cycled blue jeans. To date I have made nearly 3000 of these original bags. I keep myself fresh by making each one uniquely different--selecting fun fabrics for the lining, and shopping for or creating just the right belt to complete the look. I also do custom embroidery to decorate the bags which makes them great accessories for the sports enthusiast and others with special interests.
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About Us & Show Schedule
      Each bag is completely machine stitched, not glued, fully lined, has a hard bottom and a velcro closure. They're just FUN. Fun to make; fun to carry. I have just recently begun designing end embroidering tote bags and have some pillows and other pretty embroidery for you to look at.
      Duane, my very supportive husband, and I attend shows throughout Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Arkansas, and Florida. If you would like to order a custom made item please contact us by email at or call 618-483-6390 or 618-292-9046. For the latest offerings please visit us at one of our many shows.
2014 Show Schedule
July 15 - Glen Arbor Jr Women's Craft Show, Glen Arbor, MI
July 18 - Frankfort-Elberta Craft Show, Frankfort, MI
Aug 1,2,3 - Decatur Celebration, Decatur, IL
Aug 15,16,17 - Festival of the Little Hills, St. Charles, MO
Oct 16, 17, 18, 19 - War Eagle Craft Show, Rogers, AR
Nov 7, 8 - Edwardsville H. S. Craft Show Edwardsville, IL
Nov 21, 22 - Gifford State Bank Craft Show, Gordyville, IL
Dec 5, 6 - Kay Weber Show, Belleville, IL
Currently planning for two shows in southern Arkansas in March of 2015. Check back often as our schedule is subject to change.
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They're In-jean-ious!