I entered and made this crochet thread SNOWMAN wreath (an idea I saw on Pinterest) in the Holiday Wreath Category. I found these wonderful handmade crocheted lace snowflakes at the Salvation Army thrift store a couple of weeks ago. I also used vintage buttons and wooden spools of red thread. His hat is also a spool of thread. Fimo clay orange nose and button eyes. Mica for the snow. (Not the greatest photo. The morning light isn't the best.)
In the Vintage Button Category I entered a pendant/necklace, Bracelet and a Pin. These collage button jewelry pieces looks real easy to do but, I made 12 of them in one day (I was on a roll) and I had the worse hand pain. I used wire and a flat brass round filigree piece to sew them onto with wire (wire-that is the reason my hands hurt) anyway I like how they turned out. All vintage buttons....I have a little bit of an obsession with buttons!
Lastly, I made a cloth doll. I had a couple of other things that I had hoped to enter but, life happens and I didn't get to them. Her name is Ginger and her minature Dairy Cow is named Coco. I normally wing everything when it comes to sewing because I am not a pattern person. So she is all my own doing. The cow is made of muslin and then stuffed and painted. Her hair is wool and has been dyed red or pinkish red. I made the dress, vest and pants. She is muslin as well and her face, hands and shoes are painted. Coco won a Blue Ribbon after they popped into the Dairy Barn for some ice cream (their reality!) It was franic getting all of this together but, I am so glad that I did it and it is at the fair waiting to be seen. Our State Fair is a great state fair don't miss it don't even be late!