Kate Mathewson, left, and Ellie Wilson are selling their crafts in front of Dickens and Co. on Front Street.

By Hannah Richardson, lifestyleeditor@natchitochestimes.com

Kate and Ellie sell one of their duct tape crafts to Kay Ross, a visitor from Center, Texas.

Monday morning, I was driving on Front Street when out of the corner of my eye, I saw two girls behind a colorful table in front of Dickens and Co. At first, I thought it was just two children selling homemade lemonade on a hot day, a familiar sight in these summer months.

Kate Mathewson, left, and Ellie Wilson with their crafts, constructed out of duct tape.

I pulled over, thinking the scene would make for a cute photo in this week’s paper. As I approached, I realize they were not selling lemonade, but rather adorable crafts made out of duct tape! They created wallets, bows, flower pin, bookmarks and much more! The girls were two best friends, Ellie Wilson, granddaughter of Sandra Dickens of Natchitoches, and Kate Mathewson.

They are visiting Natchitoches from Sachse, Texas and will be selling their creative crafts for the remainder of the week. Funds will go towards the Natchitoches Humane Society.