What’s Up

Our Newest Whirligig, and Upcoming Craft Season!

I mentioned we had at least one more New Whirligig for this upcoming season and finally here it is 🙂

A $15.00 Whirligig, it is 9 1/2″ Long with a 12″ Wingspan and is our Small Flying Pig!

So now, if you like Pigs you have not 1, not 2 but 3 choices…   Our New Small Flying Pig, Our Large Flying Pig and Our Original Cute Pig 🙂

The 2019-2020 Craft Season is only 15 days away and we start right on the 1st of September at The Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market, from 10 AM to 3 PM along with 100 other hand crafted Vendors.  So mark your calendar now and plan on being there on Sunday Sep 1.

Also for those of you that are not local to us we are updating our Schedule Calendar as soon as we have confirmation of shows and you can check it for shows closer to you, just check back frequently to see new dates as they get added.

Hope to see you all soon 🙂
Bob & Selene

New Whirligigs & Sadly Price Changes :(

As I mentioned in my last post we will have some New Whirligigs this season and two of them are ready now 🙂

First Up is a request we had from last season for a Larger Canoe, so we now have a Canoe with Indian Chief, the canoe is 17 1/2 inches long with 14 Inch paddles…  This is a $30.00 Whirligig

Next up is our Dueling Cats.. Cute and a little different 🙂  This is a $40.00 Whirligig…  13 inches long and 8 1/2 inches tall…

We will have At Least one more Whirligig before the new season, and that one will be a $15.00 Whirligig and we hope to have them done soon 🙂

Now for the unfortunate news…   Selene and I have been selling our Whirligigs for 5 years and one of the most important aspects for me has been our $10.00 Whirligigs.  An inexpensive way for almost anyone to be able to enjoy their own Whirligig…

However due to rising costs of materials since we started, costs have been creeping up every year, and then some recent unexpected increases in our nylon parts we simply cannot continue to sell $10.00 Whirligigs.  Effective immediately our prices have been updated on our web site to reflect the new prices, our Whirligigs now Start at $15.00…  The plus side of this is all new Whirligigs are built with Brass Screws which will hold up better in our Florida Weather.

We are looking forward to the new Craft Season starting in September, only about 6 weeks to go.  Keep checking for the next New Whirligig and we hope to see you all this September 😉

Thanks for your continued support,
Bob & Selene

Summertime at JaxWhirligigs

It’s been a little over 3 weeks since the final Craft Show of last season and Selene and I have been hard at work building Whirligigs.  We have been concentrating on replacing those Whirligigs that we were out of stock of at the end of the season, as well as some custom orders and maybe a few New Whirligigs 😉

We just finished some custom Football Players that folks have been waiting for.

I mentioned some New Whirligigs and I can promise at least 3 new Whirligigs we will be adding this summer, possibly more, however we will wait for another post before I post the details of those new Whirligigs 🙂

We also created Custom Whirligigs for a fellow vendor, and hopefully when you see these Whirligigs you will stop and check this vendor out 😉

Ugly Flying Pigs

Ok that is it for now, but we will post more about our New Whirligigs and let you know as we add some Whirligigs that have been out of stock recently.

Stop back soon,
Bob & Selene

Final Craft Show for 2018-2019 Season

This Sunday Selene and I will be at The Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market for our final craft show for the 2018-2019 season,  Jun 16, 2019 from 10 AM to 3 PM…  The weather is looking pretty good so no excuse for one last trip to The Market 🙂

We will have our newest Whirligigs with us, the Small Turtle and Frog, they are just $15.00 each, as well as a really good selection of our other 70+ Whirligig Designs…

Below are pictures of our Large and Small Frogs and Turtles.

Selene and I have had an absolutely wonderful Season and we are already working towards the next Craft Season, which starts in September.  We will be posting our schedule for next year in the next few weeks and probably announcing some new Whirligigs over the summer building season 😉

If you are looking for a special Whirligig, or some special colors for one of our existing Whirligigs, the summer is the best time for special orders as all I will be doing is Building, Building and Building Whirligigs 🙂

We really hope to see you this Sunday to say Thanks for a Wonderful Season,
Bob and Selene

Busy Weekend, Saturday Jun 1, 2019 and Sunday Jun 2, 2019 AND 2 New Whirligigs :)

We have been working hard the last three weeks to get ready for this weekend.   First UP we will be at the 26th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival on Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 from 7 AM (OMG yes 7 AM) to 3 PM.   We were last in Wellborn 3 years ago and our schedule just hasn’t allowed us to return but this year I said we are going H*** or High Water and we are looking forward to it.

Then on Sunday we will be at The Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market along with about 100 other vendors.  This is the next to last Market for this season so you need to get out and join us on Sunday, Jun 2, 2019, from 10 AM to 3 PM.

I did mention something about NEW Whirligigs in the Title of this post and we won’t disappoint…

We have two New $15.00 Whirligigs, we will have a couple of each, each day this weekend, so you folks in Orange Park will get to see them too…   Oh what are they, well they are smaller versions of two of our current Whirligigs.  We have two Whirligigs that a number of folks would like to have however they considered them too big for their yard or too big for where they wanted to put them so we shrunk our Frog and Turtle Whirligigs down to a $15.00 size 🙂  I don’t have pictures of them yet as I just finished making them yesterday and then had to pack them for the shows, but they are CUTE!

Hope to see you either in Wellborn or in Orange Park this weekend,
Bob & Selene

35th Annual Windsor Zucchini Festival – May 11, 2019 9 AM – 4 PM

This Saturday JaxWhirligigs will be at the 35th Annual Windsor Zucchini Festival from 9 AM to 4 PM. The Zucchini Festival is held at the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department and “ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS FESTIVAL BENEFIT THE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE COMMUNITY”

There will be all sorts of activities including:
Arts and Crafts Vendor Show
Cook-A-Zuke Contest
Zuke Carving Contest
General Store
Plant Sales
Kids’ Koin Hunt and Games
Bounce House

We were unable to attend last years Zucchini Festival but the prior year we had a great time and are really looking forward to getting back this year.  The weather looks great and the venue is full of shade trees and is really a nice place to spend your Saturday.

Hope to see you this Saturday,
Bob & Selene

Bostwick Blueberry Festival Sat Apr 27, 2019

It is finally here, this Saturday JaxWhirligigs and over 100 other vendors will be at the 22nd Annual Bostwick Blueberry Festival, from 8 AM to 3 PM.

A number of our friends from the Orange Park Market will also be there, Colleens Confections, Solar Clay Pot Lighthouses, Al’s Macrame Gardens, 2nd Time Around Wind Chimes and Lalie and Pops will all be participating as well as other good Friends of ours, Walts Datil Pepper Jelly & Sauces and Tom’s Outdoor Furniture.

If you love Blueberries, if you Love outdoor craft shows, if you Love a an excuse to look for hand crafted items, if you Love a lot of things, you should take time to come on out this Saturday.  Bostwick is only about 50 Minutes from Jax and it is straight down US17, just north of Palatka, in fact all you have to do is drive south on US 17, and look for the Blinking Light and turn left 😉

Last year JaxWhirligigs ran out of Whirligigs, so this year we will be bringing even more with us.  We are always excited about these Annual Events however Bostwick is definitely is one of our Favorite Events and I gotta tell you if nothing else just come on down for the Blueberries 🙂

See you this Saturday,
Bob & Selene

Doubleheader – Riverside and Orange Park

JaxWhirligigs has a Doubleheader this weekend…  Starting Saturday Apr 6, 2019 at 9 AM at the Riverside Garden Club for the Blooms Galore & More Plant Sale and Craft Show.  This event runs from 9 AM to 3 PM and focuses on your garden and yard with a number of Inside and Outdoor vendors.   JaxWhirligigs will be set up right in front of the Garden Club on Riverside Ave and if you are planning on attending RAM this Saturday make sure to stop by the Garden Club which is only a block or so from RAM 🙂

Then on Sunday we will finally be back at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market for the 1st time since Jan, we are looking forward to getting back to what we consider as our Home Market.  Sunday Apr 7, 2019 from 10 AM to 3 PM, over 100 Vendors are at every Market and if you are looking for something special, as a gift or for yourself this is the place to come find it 🙂

So make sure you come by and see us Saturday or Sunday, or both 🙂

See you then,
Bob and Selene

Epic Flower & Garden Expo – St. Augustine Mar 30 – 31, 2019

Well folks this weekend is one of our favorite events of the year.  The Epic Flower & Garden Expo in St. Augustine.  This event is on Saturday and Sunday March 30th and 31st.  Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM.  There is a nominal entry fee of $5.00 however that also allows entry to the “Taste of St. Augustine!”

If you are looking for ANYTHING for your Yard or Garden this may be the event for you.  All vendors are Hand crafted outside, garden or yard related items.  Looking for a new special plant, shrub or tree, they have it.  The Master gardeners conduct a plant and tree sale offering 100’s of different plants and trees.

“…growers, nurseries and artisans from around the state offering shoppers every item to make your garden all it can be! Every year, this show features a variety of vendors bringing a wide array of horticulture including olive trees, aquatic plants, herbs, ferns, succulents, citrus, anthuriums (the ‘love flower’), bamboo, colorful flowering plants, butterfly plants, native plants and more plus gardening accessories and art. ”

Located just 40 minutes from Jacksonville at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center: 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

It is a beautiful venue with all types of plants and trees and the vendors are scattered around the grounds.  Plenty of shade and just a great way to spend a few hours this Sat or Sun.   Selene and I always enjoy this event as it is very peaceful and the folks we have met at past Expos have all just been wonderful.

Hope to see You there 🙂

Bob & Selene