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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fair Time

Hello, long time no post! Life and work have gotten in the way of my crafting and scrapping! Hopefully my next post will be sooner. 

It was just county fair time here in Sonoma County. It is always a summer must for us to visit, to see the beautiful themed flower show, the animals, carnival and fair food!

I also love to check out the Adult Fine Art and Home Art Exhibits, and also the Kids exhibits. 
There are some talented people in our county. 

Almost every year I also enter items in the Home Art Exhibits. It is fun to see my creations on display and see if I won any ribbons! 

Below are a few of my entries this year. 

I entered my smashed penny bracelet, made from my smashed pennies I gather on my travels. I added some bead accents and used my handy Crop-a-dile from my scrap tools to punch a hole in each smashed penny. 

I also entered this little sewing book I made while scrapping at my friend Narda's one weekend. I covered manila file folders with sewing themed scrapbook paper and real sewing pattern tissue. I covered chipboard for the covers and put it all together with my bind-it-all.  
 
I embroidered the little heart for the cover. The photos that will go in the album are photos of my sewing projects that I have given away or were out grown! 


I also made another paper mache figure, this time a Santa with his toy bag on a paper mache book. Santa is molded from styrofoam shapes and aluminum foil, covered in paper mache medium.  

Painted and covered with mica flakes, all set for Christmas!

I entered some cards too! 
 
And of course some scrapbook pages!



My 4th Fervor page even won a blue ribbon!


I had another 2 page scrap book lay out, but the fair crew only displayed one page! I was disappointed they only displayed one side as they were attached together? The judge wrote on my entry, "where's the journaling?"  On the half of the lay out you did not see!

My son Henry entered a Lego creation, as he does every year. He always themes his creation to the Fair theme, and wins a blue ribbon every year he has entered.

Thanks for visiting! Hopefully my next blog post comes a little bit sooner that the last! 
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5 comments:

  1. Berta, as usual your crafts are so cute and inspiring! Your mini album is darling in real life. Glad you entered it in the fair. I love your pressed penny bracelet idea too! Thanks for sharing and yay Henry!

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    1. Thanks Narda. I had fun the weekend at your house when I started the little sewing album :)

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  2. Great projects but that bracelet is fabulous!! Now I wish I'd saved all those pressed pennies my kids got when we went to different places. Maybe I can still find them...

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    1. Thanks, hope you find your pennies too!

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  3. I saw your scrapbook pages at the fair but not your other crafts! I didn't know to look for them. Everything is so cute, as usual.

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