Monday, July 11, 2011
Vendor Profile: Joe and Alice Bliven
If you are looking for a local gift, please stop by Joe and Alice Bliven's booth at the Hartland Farmers' Market. Joe and Alice are retired and semi-retired Hartland residents who spend their free time using their hands to create unique items perfect for gift-giving.
Alice Bliven has been knitting and attending craft shows for several years. She knits beautiful baby sweaters, hats, and blankets that would make adorable baby shower gifts. She also sells cozy, knitted scarves and afghans. If you haven't seen Alice's homemade cards for all occasions, you are in for a treat!
Joe is a woodworker who crafts assorted whirligigs, bluebird houses, whimsical bird feeders and birdhouses using white pine or ponderosa pine. His mini birdhouses are lovely ornaments to hang in your windowsill or on your Christmas tree.
Need a hostess gift or a birthday gift? How about a bluebird house (with a rough or smooth finish) or a knitted afghan? You'll find Joe and Alice Bliven and their unique creations at the Hartland Farmers' Market each Friday at the end closest to the library. Don't miss their charming booth of handcrafted delights.