I love the Indiana State Fair. As a child it was something that my family always went to growing up. My Dad loved the Pioneer Village and I was a 4-H kid who sewed, painted, made posters, did recycled crafts and even entered my cat Blackie one year and got Reserve Grand Champion. It was only natural for me to enter projects in the Open Class Division...so 3 years I got a handbook and dove in. This year I had bitten off more than I could chew and I had hoped to enter 22 projects. When the time came I only entered 11. When I went to the Fair on opening day I was delighted that I got ribbons on 10 out of 11 entries including a Sweepstakes ribbon for a Mother of Pearl Bib Necklace I made. So, it was a great year in the Button category for me. Of course in order to keep making things I have to sell them so they will all be available to purchase at A Fair in September coming up in less than a month. We pick up our projects the day after the fair closes and it is always a little sad....everything is closed up....2014 will be here in no time.
I bought this little Hoosier Style cabinet from a neighbor that is moving. It was painted a lite green. I painted my upstairs Cracked Pepper earlier this year and LOVE gray more than I ever thought I could. So this little piece has been transformed!!!! The rooster is paper that is painted from a vintage Typesetting book. I really love how it looks now. It will be for SALE at my sale A Fair in September....have I mentioned I am having a backyard sale (wink, wink!)
Close up of the door. My friend Catherine Thursby from Red Shoes Home Goods in Ann Arbor Michigan work has inspired me to do some chickens and birds. Check out her website: http://www.redshoeshomegoods.com/
This is small accent table that has a paper bird collaged to the top. I used an old piece of artwork that never sold and a table base that my favorite jewelry artist Robbie Moriarty gave me a couple of years ago. It is amazing what paint can do $68- available in September!!!!
Where has the SUMMER of 2013 gone? Well, I know what I have been doing! I've been busy getting ready for A Fair in September. A big event that is held at my house in Historic Irvington (Indianapolis, Indiana) this September 13th & 14th.
I finished this little standing shelf just a few minutes ago. It was a homily, handmade shelf and now well, you tell me. I'm going to keep putting little "preview" alerts on my blog until the sale. If you want a postcard sent to your home let me know and I would be happy to do so.